uSwitch 2015 broadband awards

uSwitch announced the winners of its broadband awards for 2015 at The Gherkin in London last night. See: UK's best mobile network.

Now in its fourth year, uSwitch announced a number of different award winners at its ceremony last night and PC Advisor was in attendance. Awards were given based on consumer votes, a panel of independent journalists and speed tests. Make use of our Broadband Advisor.

Up for awards were a range of companies including BT, Sky, Netflix, EE, Virgin Media, Plusnet, TalkTalk, O2, Vodafone and Relish. Read: Sky to offer mobile phone contracts with O2: Will Vodafone make a move?

It was Virgin Media and Plusnet which stole the show each taking away three awards. The former managed to bag the 'Best Broadband Provider' for the third year running with both judges and consumers praising it for superfast speeds, high levels of customer satisfaction and reliable connections.

BT was the biggest loser of the night, taking home no awards despite being nominated for four. Meanwhile, Relish took home the 'Best Broadband Innovation' for being landline-free and Netflix scooped 'Best TV Streaming Service'.

Ewan Taylor-Gibson, broadband expert at uSwitch.com, said: "Virgin has hit upon the holy trinity of speed, cost and customer service, year after year winning over broadband users and impressing industry experts. But Plusnet is snapping at its heels with that award-winning combination of good value and top-class customer relations. Plusnet might have a smaller following than other providers, but it’s obviously a happy one."

There were a total of twelve awards and you can see the full list below including the nominees for each category and how they were judged.

Category

Judged by

Nominees

Winner

Best Broadband Provider

Judges, consumers, speed test data

BT, Plusnet, Virgin Media

Virgin Media

Best Customer Service

Consumers

Virgin Media, Sky, Plusnet

Plusnet

Best Value Home Broadband

Consumers

Sky, Plusnet, TalkTalk

Plusnet

Best TV Provider

Consumers

TalkTalk, Virgin Media, BT

TalkTalk

Best Broadband & Home Phone

Consumers

Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet

Plusnet

Best Broadband, TV & Home Phone

Consumers

TalkTalk, Sky, Virgin Media

Sky

Best Customer Benefits

Judges

BT, EE, Virgin Media

EE

Best Broadband Innovation

Judges

Virgin Media, Relish, EE

Relish

Best TV Streaming Service

Judges

Sky Go, Netflix, Now TV

Netflix

Best Customer Rated Broadband

Speed test data

Virgin Media, Plusnet, BT

Virgin Media

Fastest Mobile Broadband

Speed test data

EE, Vodafone, O2

EE

Fastest Broadband

Speed test data

BT, Virgin Media, Plusnet

Virgin Media