Ethnic Reach wins the 6G Internet creative media award

Marketing agency Ethnic Reach scooped the 6G Internet creative media award at this year’s Tenth Asian Media Awards.

The London-based firm, which also took home the Media Agency of the Year trophy, picked up the award for its groundbreaking ‘#BeVisible: See the Ability, Not the Difference’ campaign, run alongside Vatika UK.

The campaign challenged discrimination in the beauty and personal care industry by promoting the stories of six women who identify as having a physical difference. Nearly one in five people in the UK self-identify as having a visible difference, yet beauty and personal care brands marketed for the Asian community barely reflect and represent their stories.

Ethnic Reach has been championing diversity and inclusion since 2006, through marketing strategy and brand profiling for public awareness, product and brand campaigns, events, and PR.

The 2022 Asian Media Awards took place at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester.

Some of the other categories and winners included:

Best TV Character

Balvinder Sopal

as Suki Panesar in Eastenders

TV Channel of the Year

Sony Entertainment Television

Best Radio Show

The Everyday Hustle

BBC Asian Network

Radio Presenter of the Year

Neev Spencer

Radio Station of the Year

Lyca Radio

Regional Journalist of the Year

Pritti Mistry

Journalist, BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Outstanding Young Journalist

Isaan Khan

Sports Reporter, Daily Mail

Sports Journalist of the Year

Nikesh Rughani

Commentator & Reporter, BBC Sport

Report of the Year

Helping Children in Crisis

Andrew Misra for ITV Border

Best Investigation

The Trojan Horse Affair

Hamza Syed & Brian Reed for The Serial & New York Times

Manchester Metropolitan University Journalist of the Year

Rohit Kachroo

Global Security Editor, ITN ITV News

Best Video Channel

Dr Karan Rajan

Best Newcomer

Ambika Mod

The Sophiya Haque Services to Television & Film Award

Kulvinder Ghir

Outstanding Contribution to Media Award

Lisa Aziz

Media Personality of the Year 

Nihal Arthanayake

“This year’s Asian Media Awards event was the best yet,” says Tara Murray, from 6G Internet. “There was so much talent and achievement on display. We were proud to be a part of it and even prouder to see Ethnic Reach named a worthy winner of the award we sponsored.”

6G Internet announces its Cyber Monday special offer

2022 has been a bad year for consumers in the UK. Everyone is paying more for everything right now. And unfortunately, utility bills are likely to carry on rising in 2023.

But there is some good news.

It’s almost Cyber Monday.

One of the most eagerly awaited shopping events of the year, Cyber Monday is a day when online retailers post their biggest offers and special deals.

6G Internet has extended its best-ever offer for this Cyber Monday, providing the kind of support consumers need, just when they need it the most.

The Cyber Monday Offer

6G Internet is stepping up on this Cyber Monday and offering to split broadband bills with every new customer.

Customers signing up on Cyber Monday will pay just £9.99 p/m for the first six months of any new contract, saving over £100 a year.

That’s half-price broadband for six months for every new customer, putting more money in people’s pockets to cover the cost of Christmas and rising bills.

This exclusive Cyber Monday offer applies to all our 24-month high-speed broadband packages.

GET YOUR CYBER MONDAY OFFER NOW

Signing up with 6G Internet on Cyber Monday

There are zero installation fees or set-up costs.

6G Internet is air fibre broadband. You won’t have to pay extra for a landline you never use.

As our newest member of 6G Internet, you’ll get…

  • Guaranteed downloads speeds
  • Unlimited data
  • Real customer service from real people based at a local call centre
  • Free Wi-Fi survey worth £99

There’s one more thing we should mention.

And that’s the 6G Internet no price rise promise.

It’s exactly what it sounds like.

We’ll never raise your bill mid-contract.

Most other providers will, but we won’t. Mid-contract price hikes aren’t fair and they’re not right.

Switch to 6G Internet, and you’ll never pay a penny more than you agreed to.

SIGN UP FOR £9.99 BROADBAND

What is Cyber Monday?

While many people still go shopping on Black Friday, retailers noticed an interesting shift in consumer behaviour around the early 2000s. In 2003 and 2004, online sales for retailers didn’t spike on Black Friday. Instead, they spiked on the Monday after.

Online retailers decided to take advantage of this trend by creating a new sales holiday – and Cyber Monday was born.

When is Cyber Monday 2022?

Cyber Monday 2022 is on 28th November. But many retailers, including 6G Internet, offer special deals a few weeks before Cyber Monday.

The 6G Internet Cyber Monday deal

There are just a few days left to grab one of 6G Internet’s Cyber Monday special £9.99pm broadband offers.

These limited-time deals are only available until Monday 28th November 2022 so hurry.

Don’t put off getting one of the best broadband deals of the year.

ORDER BROADBAND FOR £9.99 P/M NOW.

Black Friday Special: broadband for less than £10 p/m!

6Gi Black Friday 2022Fast and reliable broadband for less than a tenner a month?

It’s one more reason why it’s time to switch to 6Ginternet

We’re offering you a chance to join the 6Ginternet flock at this super-low price as part of an amazing Black Friday offer.

This Black Friday Special applies to anyone who signs up for a 6Ginternet package.

New customers pay £9.99 for the first six months of their contract; that’s a saving of over £100 per year to put toward all those other bills that are going up, instead of down.

There’s no install fee or no phone line required, keeping even more money in your pocket.

6Ginternet Black Friday offers

Hurry up. You’ve got less than a week left to make huge savings on your monthly broadband deals. Grab one of these offers before they’re gone!

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GET YOUR BLACK FRIDAY OFFER 

Being a 6Ginternet customer

Once signed up, you’ll enjoy a host of amazing benefits that come as standard.

Every 6Ginternet package includes….

  • Guaranteed speeds
  • Free install and Wi-Fi survey
  • Real customer support from a locally based service centre. No robots. No chatbots. You speak to a real person on every call.
  • The 6Ginternet price promise. No mid-contract price hikes. EVER.

HURRY UP. GET YOUR BLACK FRIDAY DEAL NOW.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is a day dedicated to amazing deals and savings. It’s one of the major shopping events of the year, with retailers filling their shelves and websites with great bargains.

That’s why we saved our best deal of the year for Black Friday. It’s broadband that won’t let you down for just £9.99 p/m.

Black Friday only comes around once a year. You don’t want to miss out.

GET BROADBAND FOR £10 NOW

Broadband prices set to go even higher

Stressed couple2022 has been a bad year for broadband customers. On average, monthly tariffs have increased by 10-15%.

The big question is, will these bills continue to rise in 2023 or can UK broadband consumers finally expect some much-needed financial relief?

Will broadband prices rise in 2023?

Things are not looking good for customers hoping (or praying) to pay less for their internet in 2022 or 2023.

Research by consumer champion ‘Which?’ indicates that broadband prices are on target to go up by another 14% next year, adding an extra £100 to some annual bills.

The cost of living crisis isn’t a newspaper headline. It’s real life for millions of people in the UK.

A closer look at the 2023 price rises.

The customers locked into contracts with the big-name providers will be hit hardest. No surprise there!

According to Which?, BT Customers will see the biggest hikes; their tariffs will jump by 14%, adding £113.07 to the average annual bill.

It won’t be much better for Vodafone and TalkTalk customers. Customers signed up with these mainstream internet firms could pay an extra £92.35 and £90.15 a year, respectively.

Is anyone doing anything about this?

Which? recently launched its ‘cost of living’ campaign. It’s calling on the government and mainstream broadband providers to do more to help customers.

Which? wants to see:

  • More social tariffs
  • An end to early termination charges for customers who want to switch providers before their current deal expires
  • A serious discussion on capping mid-contract price rises

“It is unacceptable that many broadband customers are facing price hikes of up to £113 on their bill during an unrelenting cost of living crisis,” says Rocio Concha, Which? Director of Policy and Advocacy. “Customers should be allowed to leave their contract without penalty if prices are hiked mid-contract – regardless of whether or not these increases can be said to be ‘transparent’.”

What can I do about these future price rises?

There’s an easy way to avoid the pain ahead; switch to an internet provider that won’t raise your bill.

6G Internet is one of those providers. Our price rise promise means we’ll never EVER raise your bill mid-contract. Guaranteed.

With 6G Internet, you’ll never pay more than you agree to because that’s how things should be.

Explore all the latest 6G Internet new customer offers.

High-speed internet finally arrives in Blackpool!

The new broadband network goes live later this month and promises to deliver superfast internet at low prices, to thousands of premises in and around Blackpool.

It’s fantastic news for the local residents who’ve long been ignored by the so-called ‘big internet’ providers. Like many areas across the North West, Blackpool has some of the worst internet connections in the UK. Many mainstream broadband firms refused to build networks in Blackpool, citing high construction costs and a low return on investment. In other words, they didn’t think the town or its people were worth it.

Residents are forced to pay over the odds for sub-standard connections, while others simply can’t afford monthly tariffs and have no access to essential digital services. Digital exclusion is a serious issue that leads to fewer economic opportunities and poorer health outcomes, including a reduced life expectancy.

“Blackpool is one of the UK’s ‘left behind’ areas,” says Dr Luke Munford, a lecturer in health economics at the University of Manchester. “Digital exclusion is a huge contributor to the struggles the town faces.”

6G Internet is a high-speed broadband network that delivers guaranteed high-speed internet at extremely affordable prices. For less than £20 p/m, you’ll receive enough broadband to support browsing, streaming, gaming and home working on multiple devices. Also, with 6G Internet’s no price rise promise, you’ll never pay more than you agreed to.

6G Internet will ensure that everyone in Blackpool has the same opportunity to benefit from fast and reliable broadband connections. The Internet for everyone campaign will donate 20% of 6G Internet’s network coverage to schools, charities and local organisations in need. It also provides tablets and other digital devices to children from families experiencing economic hardship.

The network uses wireless transmitters, installed on roof-tops, telecommunication masts and street poles, to send full-fibre Wi-Fi signals through the air.

Phil Walker is the Director of Finance at 6G Internet. He says, “Over the last 15 years, billions of pounds have been invested in research and development for wireless broadband technology. NASA uses it to communicate with its Mars rover. Tesla cars use it to update and navigate.”

“Now we are using it to make sure people in Blackpool can access the internet faster and cheaper than anywhere else in the UK. It’s a true game-changer. Residents and businesses will be able to take full advantage of technology and services that are at the cutting edge of what is possible. If anywhere deserved a digital upgrade, then it’s Blackpool. We’re excited to see the impact the network will have.”

To celebrate this exciting launch, 6G Internet is offering a discount on all of its packages, to every person in Blackpool, who signs up before the 31st of August 2022. The savings on offer include:

  • Swift 45 Mbps package: was £18.99p/m, now just £15.99p/m.
  • Rapid 75 Mbps package: was £21.99p/m, now just £18.99p/m.
  • Ultrafast 100 Mbps package: was £26.99p/m, now just £21.99p/m.

Visit 6ginternet.com or call 01253 427 001 for more information but hurry; this offer is only available for a limited time. Signing up after the 31st of August 2022 means you’ll miss out on these great savings.

6Ginternet is helping people through the cost of living crisis

The price of everything is rising, forcing people to make hard choices. A recent report from the BBC found that many of us can no longer afford to pay for food, heating, utilities, and a monthly broadband connection.

Some broadband packages linked to inflation have seen mid-contract increases as high as 11%. And these price hikes have hit the financially vulnerable the hardest.

7% of low earners are now in arrears on their internet bills, owing an average of £171 each. And with further price rises likely, the financial situation for millions of UK households is not looking good.

Lewa and her family have already cut back on food and data to make their income last through the month. Speaking to the BBC, Lewa said:

“Financially, everything has become really hard. I’m struggling with three kids, all at different stages. I have to share internet with my neighbour to save money. My son does all his homework at the library because we don’t always have the internet at home.”

Hafsha Dadabhai Shaikh, who works to help people access free data, explains how Lewa’s situation is far from uncommon:

“So many people out there are making those choices between ‘do I have enough money to feed myself and my family this month?…and do I have enough money left over to put in the kitty to buy some data’?”

And it shouldn’t be this way, continues Hafsha:

“Data and broadband are vital now. “Families have to go online to see their GPs, order prescriptions, manage finances, and get the best deals from supermarkets.”

Culture secretary Nadine Dorries wants big broadband providers to introduce measures to tackle rising tariffs. As of yet, few have taken any serious action.

Broadband provider 6Ginternet understands that reliable and accessible internet is no longer a luxury. Instead, it’s a necessity.

So while everyone else is talking about how to lower prices and help ordinary people, 6Ginternet continues to give away a large portion of its network coverage to schools, charities, local authorities, and other organisations.

It’s called the “Internet for Everyone Campaign,’ and it ensures that everyone can use the internet, whenever they need it.

“Working with 6Ginternet means we can help older people get connected free of charge,” says an Age UK Blackburn spokesperson. “This allows them to experience the many benefits of digital technology, such as keeping in touch with friends and family, shopping online, and using health services online.”

6Ginternet: an independent broadband provider putting people before its profits.

For more information on the Internet for Everyone Campaign, visit 6Gintenet.com. And if you’re part of an organisation that could benefit from free broadband, call 6Ginternet 0800 246 6767.

Can Surfing the Web Make You a Smarter Senior?

Cognitive function improved by internet useWho knew that using the internet during your retirement years can boost your cognitive function!

Researchers examined the cognitive function of more than 2,000 retired people from across Europe and found that post-retirement internet usage is associated with substantially higher scores on tests. The Lancaster University research paper is available to read in full here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/news/using-internet-in-retirement-boosts-cognitive-function.

If you’re thinking of retirement and need fast, affordable broadband, please get in touch.

Our internet is fully installed by our own team of installers, making it hassle-free for you, so you can enjoy retirement the way it should be!

You can view our pricing options here: https://www.6ginternet.com/6g-pricing

Wi-Fi Jargon Buster – Part 2

We’ve already busted the jargon around Wi-Fi inside your home but sadly the jargon doesn’t stop there! Here, we explain the technical terms for Wi-Fi outside of your home:

What does ADSL mean?

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. The most basic broadband connection available today. It is faster than older dial-up technologies but less reliable than fibre. It operates purely over copper telephone lines and sends data along these at speeds up to 24Mbps, though often much slower.

ADSL

What is FTTC?

Fibre To The Cabinet is a technology using a combination of fast fibre-optic cables and slower copper wires. Typically, the maximum download speed is up to 80Mbps and often much less.

Fibre to the cabinet FTTC

What does Cabinet mean?

These are the green boxes sited along our streets and roads. Our internet and phone connections come from there. Data is sent along copper or wire cables before being routed to our homes.

Cabinet

What is FTTP?

Fibre To The Premises does without the copper wires used in FTTC and delivers fast fibre-optic internet speeds of up to 1Gbps directly to the modem/router in your home. However, availability is currently limited and restricted to highly populated business and residential areas.

Fibre to the premises - FTTP

What is Air Fibre?

Air Fibre uses a combination or fibre-optic and wireless technologies to deliver ultrafast internet speeds. The technology is more future proof with speeds of up to 6Gbps expected within 5 years.

Air fibre

Wi-Fi Jargon Buster

Jargon busterBaffled by technical jargon when browsing for broadband? We can help you know your bits from your bytes…

What does Bit mean?

A bit is the smallest amount of data (0 or 1) used when describing the transfer speed of data. Not to be confused with bytes!

What does Bandwidth mean?

You will usually hear this referred to in bits per second (bps), megabits per second (Mbps), or even Gigabits per second (Gbps). It refers to the maximum amount of data transmitted during a specific amount of time – one second.

What does Ethernet mean?

This connects routers and internet enabled devices by wire within your home. The connection is more reliable than Wi-Fi and often preferred by
competitive gamers.

What does Byte mean?

A byte is a unit of data that contains 8 bits. Data storage and file size is usually described in terms of bytes whereas speed of internet is described in bits.

What does Download speed mean?

Like bandwidth, this is the speed at which your connection can receive data FROM the internet. You will see these referred to in Megabits
per second (Mbps) and Gigabits per second (Gbps).

What is Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is a wireless network technology that uses radio signals to connect internet capable devices to a router which in turn connects to the internet.

Top Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

Keeping Kids Safe OnlineFor Kids:

  • Use trusted websites and ask a responsible adult if in any doubt.
  • Talk to an adult before sharing any personal information such as your phone number or e-mail address.

For Parents:

  • Check your parental controls to help keep kids safe.
  • Talk to your child about which apps and sites they are using, then check the relevant privacy settings.

For more tips and advice on keeping kids safe online, visit www.gov.uk and search for “child safety online for parents”