Sunday Times Best Buy

March 5, 2008

The Sunday Times have published an article in their supplement. The article focused on the best broadband providers in the UK. Not all of the providers are particularly Mac friendly. One that stood out was Zen internet.

Zen internet

Zen Internet gained a four stars in a recent Sunday Times survey into broadband providers.

Zen were described described as a ‘minimalist marvel with excellent support‘ providing an ‘efficient, no-frills service that earned top marks for customer service, (UK-based) technical support and reliability.

Only two other providers made the four out of five star grade (the highest rating that was awarded) in this survey, which polled subscribers to Computing Which? magazine.

Zen internet scored satisfaction ratings of over 80% for customer service, reliability of connection, along with online and telephone technical support.

Richard Tang, Managing Director of Zen Internet commented on their accolade;

“To be so highly rated in a Sunday Times survey for the second year in a row is a brilliant achievement for us. It is great to see that our aim to develop Internet services that focus on quality, reliability and service, is successfully reflected in customer opinions.”

Best broadband for macs, January 2008

February 5, 2008

Here is a the Mac Broadband league table of the best broadband for mac – as voted by you. The data is for January 2007.

  1. Madasafish
  2. BT
  3. Zen internet
  4. AOL
  5. Plusnet
  6. Demon
  7. Sky
  8. TalkTalk
  9. Pipex
  10. Be

View our Top10 best broadband for macs.

How is the rank calculated?

What we do is measure the popularity of broadband providers that our website visitors read and then go on to look at. We then add the data up and sort it into a rank. All the data is anonymous.

New Apple mac compatible broadband providers added

January 28, 2008

We are please to announce that we are now in the position to increase our mac compatible broadband table from five ADSL providers to ten. We have had more time to research the broadband market and have now added (in no particular order) …

Zen internet, Sky broadband, Demon internet, Plusnet and Be broadband to our table of ‘Apple mac compatible broadband‘ providers. This takes us up to a total of ten providers – which between them – offer around fifty different broadband packages.

For now, we have updated our tables to show you the best broadband products from each of the ISPs and ranked the best products in order of the most popular amongst our visitors. As we find time to write them, you will see all the providers and their respective ADSL products linked off from our table of Apple Mac compatible ADSL providers.

We will be consistently recording and reviewing our consumer data and will keep the top-10 broadband table updated at least twice every month.

As always. If you have any feedback on the Apple friendly providers selected or the products featured then drop us an email to editor [at] macbroadband.co.uk & we’ll follow it up.

Most popular mac broadband ISP

December 6, 2007

We have been running Mac Broadband for about 6 months now. During this time we have been receiving feedback on mac users’ broadband experiences and tracking which broadband companies our readers have been signing-up with.

It is interesting to note that our readers have been voting with their feet.

The first Mac broadband poll

The first Mac broadband survey/poll shows that the following mac compatible ISPs are receiving the most sign-ups from Mac Broadband’s readers are:

  1. Madasafish Max
  2. BT Option 1
  3. Pipex Midi

Notes: chances are that our Madasafish promotion could be skewing results. But, it seems that the two BT owned ISPs (Madasafish and BT broadband) are receiving most of our readers’ attention. We received a lot of interest in Pipex over the summer period – maybe it was the Hoffmeister effect – from Pipex’s then advertising campaign.

As recently reported; Zen internet, Madasafish, Demon internet and BT-owned Plus.net all made it into the Mac User Awards 2007 – so we will be adding their broadband profiles to this website and working up reviews on them over the Christmas period.

View our Mac compatible broadband table to view the very best of mac ISPs.

Best broadband for Apple Macs

November 28, 2007

Mac World Awards

Appologies, I have been slow on the uptake but there have been some broadband awards that Apple mac owners should be aware of – we wanted to share the results with you in-case it helps sway your decision on who to place your hard-earned cash with.

The readers of MacWorld were asked to vote for their favorite mac isp and the results were announced back in July 2007.

Of the nominations for best ‘Mac Friendly’ ISP: Demon, Madasafish, Pipex, Plusnet & Zen

Drum roll…..

The Macworld Reader Award for best ‘Mac Friendly’ ISP 2007 was……

Zen internet

[Applause]… well done Zen.

In light of this, we will amend our best broadband for mac comparison table ASAP.

Quick links to the respective mac isp websites & our information pages:

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