Top 10 broadband, April 2008

May 1, 2008

The results are in. The Top 10 broadband providers for Apple users are as follows (results for the month of April 2008):

  1. Madasafish
  2. Sky broadband
  3. Be there
  4. AOL broadband
  5. BT broadband
  6. Zen internet
  7. TalkTalk
  8. Virgin Media
  9. Plus net
  10. Demon internet

Overall, it has been a relatively quiet month in April compared to March. Madasafish are still swomping the competition in terms of interest from our readers. But remember, it is the best deals that ultimately count and the offerings from Sky broadband, Virgin Media & Plus net are still worth considering alongside Madasafish.

You pays your money and yous take your pick – Madasafish is still proving a firm Apple mac favourite.

Best broadband ISP – Zen internet

April 5, 2008

Good news for Zen internet and for Mac Users with Zen broadband

For the third year running Zen Internet has been awarded Which? Best Buy for its broadband service.

Which’s Best Buy table (released ed in March 2008) revealed five stars for Zen Internet’s customer service and support.

The survey was conducted in November 2007 and was based on results gained from members of an online Which? panel and Computing Which?.

The customer satisfaction score (as a percentage) is based on overall satisfaction and their likelihood to recommend the ISP to a friend.

Further information on Zen internet broadband packages

Best broadband for Apple macs, March 2008

April 2, 2008

Please find the findings for Mac Broadband’s best Apple mac ISPs in March 2008. The findings are for mac friendly ISPs. The results as follows:

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

See our top 10 broadband table for the best broadband deals.

Survey commentary for March

  • Madasafish remains at the top for the third month running – it is still the firm favorite with our Apple readers.
  • Sky have stormed up the ranks to position 2. Up from position 4 in February’s top10 table and position 7 in January’s league table.
  • Be broadband have also had a storming month.
  • Madasafish are twice as popular than the second spot of Sky broadband!

five out of five cats prefer Madasafish

March 13, 2008

We saw a new advert in the UK April edition of Mac Format yesterday. The ad was quite cool and shows Madasafish’s commitment to providing broadband to the Apple mac community.

Madasafish Advert from Mac Format - April 2008

The ad goes like this:

5 out of 5 cats prefer Fish.

Madasafish has a long tradition of supporting Mac users, including complete support for OS X 10.5 Leopard, as well as all the other big cats as far back as Pums. All of our support technicians are Mac experts, our Online Support Centre is packed with Mac articles and our free wireless router is fully Mac compatible. We won’t charge you a premium either. Madasafish Broadband starts at just £11.99 a month. Visit www.madasafish.com today for broadband with bite but no hidden claws.

Click the thumbnail to see the advert. We have a great £10 OFF broadband deal for Madasafish.

Best broadband for mac, February 2008

March 5, 2008

Please find the published details of Mac broadband’s best mac ISPs – Data calculated for the month of February 2008.

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

See our current ranking and ratings in our best broadband for mac table.

Movers and Shakers for February

  • Madasafish remains in the top slot as the most popular broadband provider on the Mac Broadband website
  •  Zen haveswapped position with BT and gone to number 2
  • Sky are surging up the table from position 7 to position 4
  • Demon have slipped back from position 6 in January 2008 to position 10 in February

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.”

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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