Five UK ISPs Have Formed an Alliance to Fight Rising Internet Prices
The cost of living has spiked this year and is expected to grow more in the coming years. For this reason, five UK internet service providers (ISPs) have created an alliance with the sole aim of fighting this issue and promoting good internet as a necessity rather than a luxury.
We’re proud to say that Gigabit Networks is one of the founding members of this alliance.
All of the Rebel Alliance members provide full-fibre broadband, moving to fulfil the industry goals to expand full-fibre connection in the UK by 2030.
The idea behind the rebel alliance is to onboard broadband infrastructure suppliers like Openreach and Virgin Media O2 to financially contribute so that internet pricing can be more affordable for more people.
Our co-founder and one of the founding members of the Rebel Alliance David Yates said: “The ability to connect to the Internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity, simply because so many essential services, including applying for Universal Credit itself, take place online.”
“Despite this, it seems like our industry still views being able to access fast and reliable internet as a consumer choice, with the quality of the internet you receive connected to your willingness and ability to pay. At a time of rising household costs across the board, we in the Rebel Alliance think that this is totally unacceptable and it is incumbent on the entire industry, which includes the infrastructure firms, to work together to increase internet affordability and make social tariffs readily available across the board to those who are eligible for them”, he further added.
The five founding ISPs, namely HighNet, Triangle Networks, Air Broadband, Trunk Networks and Gigabit Networks are fighting for a good cause.
With the economy constantly edging towards higher costs, we hope to set a new trend in the market by being considerate of the struggles that most working-class households face.