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Barry Collins

Barry Collins Expert Reviews

Barry Collins has been a technology writer, editor and broadcaster for more than 25 years. He was assistant editor of The Sunday Times’ technology section, editor of PC Pro and has written for more than a dozen different publications and websites over the years. He’s made regular TV and radio appearances as a technology pundit, including on BBC Newsnight, ITV News and Sky News. Now a senior contributor at Forbes.com, he also presents and produces tech-related podcasts.

 

Recent articles by Barry Collins

Plusnet router on a blue table next to a potted plant
The best broadband providers, based on our annual survey
Broadband

Want a faster, more reliable connection? We've rounded up the best broadband providers, based on our survey of thousands of customers

Three Broadband review: A superb value offering
Broadband

If you’re prepared to rely on 4G or 5G coverage, Three has a very compelling broadband proposition

£20 (Starting from) Note: The monthly price shown will increase each April by the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation plus 3.9%
hyperoptic broadband 2024: review
Hyperoptic broadband review
Broadband

The smaller, full-fibre provider delivers superb speeds and a strong all-round service

£25 /mth, inc VAT
Plusnet Broadband review: Still a top performer for customer
Broadband

Remains one of the best for customer service, but its performance is only mid-table

£26 (Starting from) Note: The monthly price shown will increase on 31 March 2024 by the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation plus 3.9%
Zen Internet teaser
Zen Internet review: A quality, reliable service
Broadband

Zen’s peerless customer service, speed and reliability makes it our top-choice broadband provider

£30 (Starting from, with £15 upfront)
Now Broadband review: Worth a look if price is the priority
Broadband

A low-budget provider, but the speeds on offer are falling well behind the pack

£20 (Starting from) Note: The monthly price shown will increase each April by the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation plus 3.9%
Vodafone Broadband: Must try harder
Broadband

Vodafone delivers a solid showing in almost every area, but it fails to excel – other providers simply do it better

£23 (Starting from) Note: The monthly price shown plus all out of bundle charges will increase each April by the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation plus 3.9%
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The best business mobile networks for reliability and value
Business mobile networks

Looking to switch your business mobile network? Try one of our award-winning providers

Plusnet Broadband review: Still a top performer for customer
Broadband

Remains one of the best for customer service, but its performance is only mid-table

£26 (Starting from) Note: The monthly price shown will increase on 31 March 2024 by the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation plus 3.9%
Find out who you voted as the best broadband provider
Broadband

These are exciting times in the broadband business. Speedy full-fibre networks are popping up all over the country