Broadband Providers Will Pay Automatic Compensation For Service Faults

Broadband Providers Will Pay Automatic Compensation For Service Faults

Broadband Providers Will Pay Automatic Compensation For Service Faults

"The new code extends our customers' ability to hold us to account and get adequate compensation in the unlikely event that our services do not live up to the high standards we always strive to deliver".

When repairs have been delayed and a system is not fixed within two working days, users will receive £8 per additional day of waiting.

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Broadband and landline customers with the biggest broadband providers, including BT, Sky and TalkTalk, will be compensated automatically when when service is disrupted and providers fail to resolve problems.

Ofcom says mobile customers aren't covered by the new automatic compensation scheme as they are less likely to lose service for more than 24 hours, and now receive more compensation than broadband and landline customers.

Ofcom said that, overall, they expect compensation levels to increase around nine fold.

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If you've recently suffered a botched broadband installation or endured a long, internetless wait for line repairs, this won't help much as it doesn't kick in until 2019. If one of the included ISPs says that your broadband or landline will be connected on a specific day and misses that date, then you'll get £5 for each day you aren't connected, including the missed starting date. MD of Home Services, added: "For all consumers to get what they're entitled to, it's vital that all providers play fair and sign up to this scheme".

Ofcom says that setting up automatic compensation systems are complex, so ISPs have over a year grace period to comply. The others include: ensuring lower charges for vulnerable landline customers, better information on broadband speeds before entering a contract, detailed information to show customer how different providers perform and fining companies for poor behaviour. "Ofcom will closely monitor the industry scheme, and review it one year after being implemented to ensure it's working for consumers".

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