Why AltNets like 6G Internet are better than big-name providers

Fed up with expensive broadband packages? Sick of seeing bills go up and up? Are you searching for a real alternative to the big-name broadband providers who never seem to value you as a customer?

If the answers are yes – and they probably are – then it’s time you thought about signing up with an alternative internet provider (Altnet) like 6G Internet.

AltNets are independent broadband companies delivering superfast speeds at great prices. Here’s a look at some of the best reasons why you should think about switching to one.

We’re just as fast 

Alternative doesn’t mean inferior. It certainly doesn’t mean slower.

Here at 6G Internet, we deliver fibre-speed broadband through the air directly to our customers’ homes. Our packages are as fast as those offered by mainstream providers.

We deliver enough guaranteed broadband speeds for home-working, studying, streaming and gaming on multiple devices.

Better customer service 

Around 1 in 5 broadband customers are unhappy with the level of service and technical support they receive from the big four broadband providers. Long call waiting times, the inability to speak to a ‘real’ person, degraded service, and billing issues were among the most popular complaints.

We take a different approach to service at 6G Internet. As a smaller, independent provider, every customer matters to us. So we treat our customers how they should be treated – like people, not numbers.

Our locally based call centre means there will always be an actual person waiting to answer your call. No bots. No automated ‘help’ menus.

Loyalty doesn’t always pay

When it comes to sticking with a mainstream broadband provider, loyalty DOES NOT pay. In fact, the longer you stay with a big-name broadband company, the more you’ll end up paying every month.

A report from the consumer group Which? found that Virgin Media broadband subscribers who stay for three years or longer end up paying 52% more than new customers. Sky’s customers face a 42% penalty for their ‘loyalty.’

Plus, most of them include a sneaky contract clause saying they can raise your bill mid-contract. If you decide to leave, you’ll have to pay an expensive exit fee.

It doesn’t seem fair, does it? That’s why we don’t do mid-contract price rises at 6G Internet.

We build better networks and better communities

AltNets are helping build better communities. Connecting towns and rural areas to high-speed broadband creates more economic opportunities and better life outcomes for residents.

At 6G Internet, we want everyone to benefit from fast and reliable internet connections, even if they can’t afford one.

And that’s what our Internet for everyone campaign is all about. We give away 20% of our network coverage in every town or city we build in. The free connections go to local schools, charities and any organisation that needs them.

Our free internet helps charities provide digital skills training to older people and care residents. It also means families experiencing economic hardship can stay connected to vital online services.

It’s time for something better and AltNets are becoming the common-sense choice for consumers. Visit 6Ginternet.com to see how you can become a part of the Altnet revolution.

Money Saving Expert issues urgent warning to anyone with a broadband contract

Consumer champion Martin Lewis has warned broadband customers to brace themselves for further price hikes in 2023.

The Money Saving Expert founder shared his concerns earlier this week, linking the incoming price hikes to higher-than-expected inflation figures.

“We’re going to get the December inflation figures soon,” said Lewis on his ITV, “The Martin Lewis Money Show.” “That’s normally what broadband costs are increased on. And they do it above inflation – so I’m expecting at least 15% rises in broadband prices to be announced by many of the big providers in the coming weeks.”

BT, EE, Plusnet, Shell, TalkTalk, Three and Vodafone are expected to introduce the biggest hikes, with the average monthly tariff going up by more than 15%. That could add over a hundred pounds a year onto some customers’ household bills.

Lewis shared some advice for customers worried about the increased cost of internet, which is something everyone now needs access to.

“If you’re one of those many millions out of contract, ring up your provider and say you want a cheaper deal and if they can’t do it, well, maybe you want to leave and find a cheaper deal.”

You can find those cheaper deals at 6G Internet. Our deals start from just £18.99 p/m. All packages include free installation, guaranteed speeds and locally based customer support.

6G Internet connections are air-fibre, so customers don’t pay for phone or line rental.

And here’s the best part. 6G Internet has promised never to raise its price mid-contract. When you become a 6G Internet customer, you never pay more than you signed up for.

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Millions of homeowners and tenants will get better access to faster broadband

Nearly all new homes built in England will have a gigabit-ready broadband connection installed during the construction phase.

UK Ministers added new measures to the Building Regulations 2010 Act, ensuring that future homes built in England will be fitted with connections capable of delivering gigabit broadband; gigabit broadband is the fastest internet speed on the market.

Ministers estimate that the new law will help connect more than 9 million households to high-speed and reliable internet over the next few years. Long-term, it means that gigabit broadband will be standard in every home in England.

And there’s more good news.

The Government announced another new law that will make installing faster internet connections in blocks of flats and high-rise apartment buildings easier.

The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act (TILPA) gives broadband providers increased powers to gain access and install equipment when tenants request a faster broadband connection. Over 2000 residential buildings per year will be connected as a result.

“Nothing should stop people from seizing the benefits of better broadband, whether it is an unresponsive landlord or a property developer’s failure to act,” said Digital Infrastructure Minister Julia Lopez.

“Thanks to our new laws, millions of renters will no longer be prevented from getting a broadband upgrade due to the silence of their landlord. Those moving into newly built homes can be confident they’ll have access to the fastest speeds available from the day they move in.”

Gigabit broadband connections are available in over 70% of the UK.

They deliver lightning-fast download speeds. With a gigabit connection, customers enjoy a super smooth browsing experience.

It has enough bandwidth to support streaming and gaming on multiple devices, at the same time, with no slowdowns in speed. It’s broadband that keeps everybody happy.

And it’s ideal for homeworkers and remote learners who need a fast and reliable connection every time they log on.

How 6G Internet is giving Blackpool’s economy a welcome boost

Building new digital infrastructure in Blackpool is crucial to re-igniting the town’s economy, according to a recent study by GOV.UK.


The Blackpool Connectivity and Tourism Case Study, published at the end of 2022, conducted interviews with representatives of the Blackpool Council, local business owners, residents and tourists.


The vast majority of participants said faster and more stable internet connections would help attract new businesses and give the town’s declining tourism sector a welcome boost.


Affordable and accessible broadband would also help residents access essential services, as well as new employment and educational opportunities.


Why Blackpool needs better broadband


Blackpool remains one of the UK’s most deprived towns. Eight of the top 10 most deprived communities are in Blackpool and almost 50% of local households are below the poverty line.


“Blackpool is one of the UK’s ‘left behind’ areas,” writes one of the study’s authors. “Low wages, low employment rates, high levels of benefit claimants, poor health and high exclusion rates from school, mean that child poverty is unacceptably prevalent in the town.”


“Together, this has created poor economic conditions that are further exacerbated by a high proportion of residents with long-term debilitating illnesses and some of the poorest mental and physical health outcomes in the country.”


Improving the town’s digital infrastructure would be transformative, not just for the next few years but for generations ahead in Blackpool.


“Too many homes and businesses in Blackpool do not have access to the internet they need or deserve,” states the report. “If we are to tackle deprivation and unlock Blackpool’s economic potential in a meaningful way, then we need to provide the town and its residents with quality, 21st-century broadband at a reasonable price.”


6G Internet: Bringing better broadband to Blackpool 


Blackpool needs better broadband and 6G Internet is delivering it right now.


6G Internet’s first connections went live in Blackpool a few months ago.


Thanks to our new network, residents can get enough broadband to support browsing, streaming, gaming and home working on multiple devices for less than £20p/m.


Every connection includes free installation, a no-price-rise promise and, because we deliver air fibre broadband, customers don’t have to pay extra for a landline connection they never use.


Our Internet for everyone campaign also donates 20% of all network coverage to schools, charities and local organisations in need and it’s providing tablets and other digital devices to families experiencing economic hardship.


“Blackpool now has access to broadband that’s as fast and cheap as anywhere else in the UK,” said a 6G Internet spokesperson. “It’s a true game-changer. Residents and businesses can now take full advantage of 21st-century technology and services. If anywhere deserved this digital upgrade, then it was Blackpool. We’re excited to see the impact the new network will have.”

New report highlights the best way to save money on broadband bills in 2023

Switching to a provider with a no-price promise is one of the best ways to avoid higher broadband bills during 2023, according to a leading consumer watchdog.


In its annual report on how to save money on broadband bills, Which? advises consumers to stay away from new deals with mainstream broadband firms, as they are far more likely to raise prices this year.


“When we looked at the average amounts affected customers could pay, we found that this year’s price increase would add as much as £55 to the average customer’s annual broadband bill,” writes Which? “Switching away or picking a provider with a fixed price will mean you get to swerve that extra cost.”


Which? looked at several more ways customers can reduce their broadband bills this year.


They include ditching the landline, which could save up to £20 a month and taking advantage of any refer-a-friend offers, which may equal an annual saving of £50 or more.


Which? also told consumers to look for special introductory and New Year deals.


“Given that many household budgets are already being squeezed, it’s become even more important to ensure that consumers get the most out of any broadband deal,” reads the Which? report. “Reducing the cost of your connection doesn’t have to be tricky: there are simple actions anyone can take to ensure they’re not paying over the odds.”


6G Internet provides everything customers need to keep bills affordable during the next 12 months. We never raise bills mid-contract, have loads of great offers and our customers are not forced to pay for a landline or line rental.

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