Cheap International Calls
Cheap Mobile Deals
Cheap Broadband Deals
****** Need Help? Customer Service Helpline is: 01782 258 843 open Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5pm ********
Calls are charged from time of connection to the service at the indicated rate from a BT line. BT apply a 13.87 pence call set-up fee for each call made. Other network operators charges may vary. Please obtain bill payer's permission before making the call. We work with a number of service providers who provide the best rates and whose details are listed next to the numbers.

Mobile Clearance Deals
Cheap International Calls
Calling from UK
Calling from Abroad
Calling from a Computer

YouTube - Watch the SkintTariffs Funny Video

BBC and ISPs lock horns over iPlayer and broadband networks

BBC and ISPs lock horns over iPlayer and broadband networksNews brought to you by Skint Tariffs, providers of cheap broadband deals.

People viewing BBC news coverage through the corporation's online on-demand TV service are putting an extra burden on national networks, which operators want the BBC to pay for.

Internet service providers have asked the BBC to pay for network costs which have resulted from the national television broadcaster's release of its own online viewer, the iPlayer.

Using the iPlayer, viewers can stream programmes from the BBC site to their computer, a service which over one million users have taken advantage of to download 3.5 million programmes in the month since the service was launched.

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has estimated that ISPs will incur costs of about £830 million to provide the capacity needed to support services like the iPlayer.

The BBC's head of future media and technology said that the ISPs should shoulder the extra costs.

He told the BBC's Today programme that the iPlayer benefitted the providers, saying: "The success of the iPlayer should be of benefit to the whole UK broadband industry, increasing those who want to take up broadband.

"It may be putting extra strain on the network but it would be a bit odd for the BBC to fund such an upgrade."

However, Tiscali's Simon Gunter said the BBC should contribute towards paying for upgrades.


Related Articles

T-Mobile tops mobile broadband poll

Cheap broadband rise in Europe

Cheap broadband deals need to be taken advantage of

Cheap broadband progress made

Websites 'most important' in 2009

Related Categories

Cheap broadband deals news

Other Categories

Cheap international calls news

Cheap mobile deals news

Cheap travel calls news

Money saving tips for cheap international calls

Other cheap mobile deals news

Recycling phones news

More news on cheap broadband, cheap calls and cheap SMS deals.

Join our Mailing List

Your interests

Latest Offers!

Sell Your Mobile For 's

Sell Your Mobile Phone For Cash

Get 5 Free Calling Credit

International Instant Top up free credit

Free content for your website - free country rate lookup tool

Creative Commons License
This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.
     Copyright 2012 skinttariffs ltd ©      site by