SSE Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for SSE.

Recent Customer Ratings for SSE

  • Satisfaction
    3.1 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.5 stars
  • Speed
    2.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 445 customer ratings since 2018-07-17 (Show all time ratings)

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320 Customer Reviews for SSE

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Switched from BT but was worried due to the ever age to poor reviews on here.
The service and switchover was flawless and I am now receiving 70meg download speed from an advertised 72 meg.
Don't believe the rubbish on here and to top it all off its £21 a month for my line rental, unlimited 72 meg broadband and calls.

Say goodbye to the so called big names they are ripping you off to use the same lines.

Note: I have not noticed or felt any traffic throttling during usage so unsure how it works as I have seen a lot of comments regarding this.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Holyhead SSE  
I switched from BT fibre to SSE because I was looking for a deal. SSE have a product which claims to allow you up to 17mbs for £26 a month. This would have worked out cheaper than my BT package. However,what you don't realise is that the claim to give you up to 17mbs only works if your own copper ADSL line can carry that speed. In my area, the copper line can only take up to 3mbs. In addition, the call charges are higher with SSE. So, my bills are fractionally lower but my speed has disappeared. I am now locked into an 18 month contract. Apparently I should have read the technical details of the package when I signed up online. I have raised this with SSE. No joy there. Basically all my own fault for not having a degree in telephone engineering. I won't be renewing with SSE of course. It's a scam offering a headline 'deal' and hiding the details. Unfair on the consumer for whom it is hard enough nowadays to navigate the minefield of financial and service products.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hook SSE  
Have been with them for 6 months having been enticed by the price. My max speed to date has been 3Mbps. Had BT before with a top speed of 18Mbps. Very frustrating. In addition, the billing of calls makes my bill overall about the same. Have raised this with them twice using their online complaints form. Still yet to receive a reply. Onto the Ombudsman next. In short, only use SSE if you are desperate to save money but be warned that you get what you pay for.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hook SSE  
Moved from talktalk and very happy i did.great price,customer service best I've ever dealt with and had no problems with internet connection or speed.handles streaming,downloading,online gaming with no buffering or lag
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
inverkeithing,fife SSE  
Moved from talktalk and very happy i did.great price,customer service best I've ever dealt with and had no problems with internet connection or speed.handles streaming,downloading,online gaming with no buffering or lag
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
inverkeithing,fife SSE  
Abselute nightmare! How can these people be allowed to run a company! Previous property, they took 2 weeks after 'Live Date' to actually connect us, promissed engeneers will turn up, they never do. Engeneers actually said SSE send them the wrong information. Move property a few weeks ago, again same story! Supported to conect on the 18th, after hours on the phone with a manager. The 18th comes, am told order was not put through, wait another week, complete an unbeliebvab1le waste of time!! DO NOT GO WITH SSE!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Inverness SSE  
Wish i never took this broadband out, never will i go anywhere other than Plusnet or BT. We cant load movies on SKY Q unless early in the morning. Kids cant download on BBC iplayer. Now in addition to the slow speed it keeps dropping out so much we are using our mobile allowance to go online. 20-30 min wait on phone everytime for help. Final straw is when i reset my login password for my SSE account it takes 45min to receive it in my hotmail account only for the link to say unfortunaly it must be used within 30 min. Now paying £170 to escape the contract and go back to Plusnet! SSE NEVER AGAIN!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Inverness SSE  
Switched over from Sky a few months ago and that was where the issue started. 7 weeks without broadband because SSE cancelled the first 2 orders. 1 was because I purchased the fibre package but there wasn't enough space in the cabinet (not their fault) but they didn't even bother to tell me... I had to wait until the connection date and to call them. The second was because they forgot to go through the verbal contract with me. Again they didn't tell me and cancelled the order.

Immediately after I finally got connected I started having issues with WiFi.

Note: there are never more than 2 devices actively using the WiFi at any one time.

Note: The speeds are good. Not great... but good.

The issue with the FiFi is every 5 minutes it will stop working. videos will stick on the buffering screen for about 10 minutes then resume for another 5 minutes. This only happens with my laptop, Tablet and 2 phones. PS3 seems to work ok for Netflix with only a slight drop in quality. A fix for this issue is to manually disconnet the device from the router and re-connect. Were good for another 5-10minutes.

Phoned them today after finally getting fed up and i am try explaining to them that there is an issue with their provided router. There is something fundementally wrong with these devices and they are not up to par with others on the market. The response i recieve and i quote "the router if adequite for the service we provide".

I'm sorry but it isn't.

On top of that she ADMITTED she is also with SSE AND HAS THE SAME ISSUE WITH HER ROUTER!!!!

My options are;

Buy my own router at my own expense (no discount on my broadband for my issues) or go to a different provider.

Thats what i was told by the SSE rep on the phone.

Customer service - shocking!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Inverness SSE  
The user name they sent with the package did not even work and we could not logon to the account to change or do anything on the first day.
What a crap service on day 1.
Might be worth going with a more reputable one as it seems their broadband service matches their rubbish energy services.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Johnson SSE  
Easily THE WORST broadband service we have ever had! And we had broadband many years ago with v21 who practically conned us out of money with contract issues. I would have them back any day over this dismal excuse for a broadband service.
Like other reviews, it started out ok. We signed up to the £21 fibre deal. Speeds were alright, with occasional drops, but we were told this was due to the broadband 'settling'. Well, 8 months, several emails, phone calls and letters later, it would appear that our broadband must still be 'settling'. Poor thing, feeling so unsettled!
The customer service just kept telling us that we had too many devices connected to our router, which is why the signal was awful, devices would lose connection completely for minutes and the speed would reduce to minimal kbps. I tried to explain that we had the same number of devices with o2 (BEST home broadband provider we ever had), sky and plus net and we've never had this number of issues.
Being a bit of an internet geek and doing lots of tests, I established that the router was dodgy, but they refused to agree with me or even try a new one or send out an engineer. Very poor indeed!!
Unfortunately, we are stuck with this terrible service for quite a few months... but the sooner we can get out of it, the better!! Plus net or BT here we come!!
I would avoid, but I understand that some people have had an excellent experience with SSE. I guess it's all down to luck of the draw!! Good luck people and long may we get a day when broadband is fast and free for everyone!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kent SSE  
I was with SSE on a great deal, after 14 months we moved out of temporary homeless accommodation to our new home. SSE "couldn't" move my package but I could start a new package exactly the same for over twice the price. Obviously I didn't want that. A couple of months later I get a red bill for the service they didn't cancel, I speak to another person who says it's all cleared up and not worry. Another 4 months later I receive another "unpaid" red bill for even more money, call the 0345 number and get to speak to another chap who was rude and dismissive of the companies faults trying to blame me for them keeping my account open who cannot find any details of my previous conversations on his system who has to then go find who I spoke to before to see what has and should have been done previously. Meanwhile my previously good for a slim credit rating has been obliterated to the point I no longer qualify for a sim only contract!
These pirates need to be put out of business
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Kent SSE  
Had issues for the length of the contract. Using an old Plusnet router helped but as soon as I have switched back to the SSE router I am having problems with internet dropping though the router shows no problem and being connected. Continuously unable to load a web page.
Customer service are helpful but go through the same process every time meaning you are repeating previous checks and wasting your time. Not sure how many times I have taken the socket of the wall to do their checks for them as I have lost count.......
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Kent SSE  
My FIBER internet with SSE is appalling it is forever dropping connection. I have since learned that you only have fiber internet if it is delivered straight to you house.mine come from the local exchange down to local box then is delivered to house by BT old underground copper cabling. No company should be allowed to advertise this without explaining it won't stop any of the problems you currently with connection while on this system. It is false advertising, I still have the same problems with fiber as I did with broadband but I just pay more now. My contract is due to end and I will go with the only company I know of who delivers fiber straight to the house which is virgin. Sick and tired of being ripped off
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kent SSE  
Superfast fibre which drops the minute I leave the living room.Will not connect upstairs at all.Can be very slow and to be honest I wouldn't know I had fibre.Can't wait for contract to end
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Kilmarnock SSE  
Very pleased with the Internet. Coutinuesly good connection and speed. Would recommend.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
KINGS LYNN SSE  
i thought a review was justified to combat some negative reviews,many of which are simply down to online knowledge. Ive had the ultrafast fibre for over a year now (£21pm inc line rental) and its awesome ! now,lets talk a bit of 'tech' in laymans terms :) 1st,the router is poor,they even acknowledge this but it is free with free delivery. It works fine but the range is poor. Here you have 2 options,buy a router of your own or get a wifi booster ! Many have commented about throttling; this is done by many isp's at peak times,usually throttling streaming or certain types of downloads (torrents etc) , by getting yourself a vpn (virtual private network) you're much less likely to get throttling because the vpn makes the type of data you're using 'invisible' to the isp by encrypting it (a good vpn like cyberghost is only £30 a year for 5 devices). Do the above with your sse connection and you'll b hating when the contract ends because you wont get better value :)
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
kirkby in ashfield SSE  
I wrote first review of SSE Broadband on 22 October 2015 because my switch over was a disastrous, tedious and it took 6 working weeks all together.
My contract was taken on the 18 September and Broadband started working finally after many phone calls to the customer services & many complaints on the 2nd November .
I was without broadband for 5 and half weeks.
On the 9th October I called the customer services and was assured that my router will be sent to me in the next 7-10 days and broadband will work. I was very polite, and a lovely lady at the call center told me that she would fail a complaint, because I was waiting 3 weeks.
12 days later, after 25 min of waiting to speak to customer service, I was told that my broadband order has not even been placed. That they will look into the fault on my line and someone would call me back. No one called me back, I had to spend another 30 min, waiting to be connected to the customer services. I wasn’t getting of the phone until I spoke to the supervisor with assurances.
They use BT engineers, so they depend on their scheduling of repairs – another delay.
After BT engineer repaired the physical fault on the line, I waited another week for the router to arrive and for the broadband to go live.
First week broadband speed was very low - on average it was between 4,6 Mb download speed up to 5,4 Mb. The contract is for 17 Mb download speed, I was explained that first week is stabilising period, and that in reality in the future I will be receiving between 5 and 8 Mb depending on my area. Today is 22nd November and speed is 10,8 Mb. I had 3 days last week of speeds between 1,8 and 2,5Mb but this resolved itself without having to contact SSE Broadband customer services.
The advantages are: call centers are 0800 number, staff is polite and well trained, very good deal for broadband and phone rental.
Disadvantages: incredibly long and troublesome change-over, call centres closed on Sundays, phone line Service Charge and Access charge, details below***

If you want to spare yourself agony of waiting TO COMPLETE THE SWITCH OVER from your old broadband supplier, call SSE as soon as your phone line is connected and check on your order status. Call every day – is my advice.

***Depending on the package you choose 0845 & 0870 calls are either inclusive up to 70 minutes during the same inclusive periods as your call package or are charged :
Unbundled Tariff Numbers beginning with 084, 087, 09 and 118 are charged as the sum of two elements: a ’Service Charge’ and an ’Access Charge’. The ’Service Charge’ is as published by the business being called while the ’Access Charge’ is 6.9p per minute. 0845 and 0870 calls remain non-chargeable (no Access Charge or Service Charge will apply) for the first 70 minutes,
for the relevant periods of your calls package and calls to these type of numbers will not be subject to a set-up fee.
When not inclusive in the package, 0845 calls cost a maximum of 13.90p for a one minute call and 0870 calls cost a maximum of 19.90p for a one minute call for all these packages.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Klem SSE  
10/10
I left Plusnet three months into an eighteen month contract, it was that bad they let me leave completely penalty free!
Was very dubious but signed up with SSE anyway, purley as it was on a rolling one month contract anyway.
Great decision!
Started off with the same issue I had with plusnet for three months, constantly dropping connection.
One call to SSE and it was completely fixed in 48 hours.
I spent hours and hours on the phone to plusnet, at least 15 calls, minimum of 10 live Web chats, and a huge in depth plusnet forum discussion and they couldn't resolve it.
Also even though their guaranteed minimum download speed was 8Meg lower than what everyone else quoted I'm actually getting an extra 6Meg download than I was with plusnet and talktalk before.
Very happy.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Lancashire SSE  
I have just come to the end of an 18 month contract with SSE which was at the unbelievable price of £21 per month for 76mb fibre broadband incl phone line & all anytime landline calls including selected international.

Took a look at their latest deals and those of competitors before giving them a call to see if they could offer me another good package.

Got put through within a couple of minutes to a really helpful person. I realise that the first deal I had with them was exceptionally good and did not expect them to come anywhere near it again. The nearest comparable deal with another big provider would have come to over £40 as would SSE's advertised deals.

I was able to sign up to exactly the same service again with SSE for £36 per month on a new 18 month contract. I am more than happy to pay this. The service has always been excellent since the day they took over my line & service from Talk Talk.

So, for me it is 5 stars all round for SSE. The service is great, I have never had a fault. They do slow the speed down in the evening, but even so I can watch on demand and do huge uploads that I regularly do in the evenings for work without any problem whatsoever. They were quick and easy to deal with on the one and only occasion I have had to call them, which was to renew. Hope everything stays the same when they merge with N Power which is on the horizon.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Lancashire SSE  
If you go with sse don't take it with you when you move, over a month to swap to the new house and had to take out a new contract rather than a direct transfer. since then the connection has been hesitant and intermittent often disconnecting and reconnecting on the wifi. was told during the move they would move my connection date forward seeing as we had been trying to get this organised for over a month before the move and only managed to speak to someone that knew what they were doing a few days before the move, but what they didn't tell me was, that was just the phone line and the internet connection would still be another 3 weeks. no point ringing up to complain, all they want is to close the complaint whether its resolved or not. I'll be looking elsewhere when the time comes, cheap tariff seem to equal cheap service. i guess you get what you pay for rather than what they promise
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
lancashire SSE  
Moved from BT Infinity to SSE BB and Phone package at half the cost. Everything has gone great from the outset. Connected today and very easy to set up. Lot quicker than BT Early days but very happy so far.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Lancashire SSE  
Hi me and my husband have been waiting since May this year for our internet to be installed and he had the day off today as they said today would be the day and still no instillation I am calling sky right now and in the hope my husband will cancel this useless policy I am fuming don't bother getting this Internet as they are the worst I've ever dealing with.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Landrake Cornwall SSE  
Poor service from start to finish waited 6 weeks being told my provider was holding up the change over. In reality sse could not get their act together. Went to complaints team who could only advise that they could take my phone over but the the broadband would take another 20+ days. Customer service not good. Can't comment on broadband as the company is incapable of providing this service. Avoid, Avoid, Avoid!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leatherhead SSE  
I can not find any thing good about this company.Broadband speed is very poor and so is the customer phone service. Fed up do not want to contact them any more as my contract will be ending soon.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds SSE  
SSE Ultra Slow! broadband

This is going to be short and sweet as I have already wasted half my life on the phone to SSE Fibre broadband (Daisy Group) trying to sort my very very slow connection out.

1) They customer service when you and if you actually get through is 0
2) They Promise to call you back for which I have had 8 no call backs
3) Half the Broadband staff know nothing at the very best about their service!
4) Despite over 32 emails proving to then that the Traffic shape terribly they deny it.
5) I pay for a 20mb up 80mb down service for which mostly downloads at 10mb to 15mb !!!

Sum it all up JOKE COMPANY and SERVICE just google and see how many thousands of people have the same problems.

Next time you put your name to a service I would suggest you check out your provider first! (Daisy Group) FAIL

By By SEE time to get my life back!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds SSE  
Oh my god I can not wait to get out of the contract with SSE Broadband and phone, its the Broadband ever since I joined from day one until my 18 months is finishing soon, I have lost internet from day 1, oh and I was told its my pc, over and over again, but no it wasn't, also I think the people who you think can help you they do not have enough technology to help, totally useless, anyone
thinking of joining SSE Broadband and phone DONT
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lincolnshire SSE  
NEVER GO WITH SSE BROADBAND If I could put zero then I would have done, been on SSE broadband for 18 months, wish I never joined. From the first month onwards I have had nothing but problems, broadband is so slow, all I get is no connection, I phoned up they said its my pc, luckily I know about computers, so then line was not working etc etc, really have had enough of SSE broadband and no advisors seem to know how to solve the problems, am paying up early just to get away from SSE, never experienced such a bad service, am going back to SKY
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lincolnshire SSE  
Don't bother. Signed up for the deal in mid October and still wasn't connected 5 weeks later! Customer service takes an age to get through to, very pleasant when you finally succeed, but couldn't give a time scale when problems would be rectified by. I'll be leaving as soon as possible.
Lincs SSE  
It took eight weeks for them to install BB, after many phone calls & promised dates I had about given up then hey presto my BB connected but they forgot to tell me!! They offered a little compensation but the the size of my mobile phone bill it doesn't do justice, my opinion don't bother, cheaper is not always the best
Littleborough SSE  
17Mb Con - YOU WILL NEVER GET 17Mb or anywhere near it. SSE say 3.4 - 7 Mbs = 17Mb contract. With only 0.5Mb upload on top leads to an abismal service. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS CON AND DO NOT USE SSE. SSE ARE DELIBERATELY ABUSING YOU
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Littlehampton SSE  
Waited in all day for the BT engineer, only to be told that they often don't need to call at your home, but also don't tell you when they're finished at the exchange/ junction box.

I was told I was getting the full 80Mbps, got 55Mbps until I upgraded the master socket myself (which the engineer was supposed to do). I still only get 65Mbps.

This is not a truly unlimited service either, they have pretty brutal traffic shaping. My P2P traffic in is down to about 0.3% of full speed, even in the middle of the night.

I wouldn't have signed up knowing what I do know, and will terminate the contract after the 18 months is up
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Liverpool SSE  
Well these guys are rude and can't behave and are obviously trying to get a one-up on customers. They have a "cooling-off" period where they expect you to chase them to install. Well I don't know where they got the idea they were so great but they aren't.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
london SSE  
The broadband keeps on cutting out. Also very slow speeds.
Had Sky before and wish I had stayed with SKY. Huge mistake to get SSE. AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
London SSE  
Am actually not sure what the fibre speed would be but I almost signed up to the SSE £21 deal today but had one more go at getting a good deal with my current provider TalkTalk and they are giving me free fibre broadband for 12 months so will only be paying £17.70 per month for better more reliable download speeds by the looks of the reviews on here and am so glad I read the reviews so I would say check with your current provider first and you may get a better deal and a more reliable service - I am one happy customer now and TalkTalk will be switching me to my free fibre broadband in 9 days with no fees or extra charges
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London SSE  
I would like to thank for the best broadband which I had in UK!

All other companies charge high prices for low speed broadbands and let me tell you - it's insane! Then I moved to new place and I found about SSE company I tried and from now on I recommend it to everyone.

This company doesn't spend a lot of money for advertising so it's common that most of us even don't know about SSE.

Just one minus is that you need to spend around 20 minuets to be connected to customer service. I hope they going to sold out this problem soon.

In the end even you need to spend around 20 minutes on phone but you going to have high speed broadband for amazing price.

All the best!

Reda
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London SSE  
The customer service is disgraceful. I tried to take my SSE broadband with me when I moved home. I waited for two weeks with no letter received in the post as promised regarding my move. I called SSE only to find out that my account had been closed and I had been charged with a termination fee. A customer adviser promised me that this fee would be removed and my account would remain closed. The following week I received a router and and charge remained on my account for over 4 weeks regardless of an official complaint being made. I had also asked to speak to a manager on many occasions only to to fobbed off by a customer adviser who would say they have no power to do anything. Was I reimbursed as per company states on website for a call back that was not made? Or for the stress they have caused me? Of course not. I strongly advise everyone NOT to use this unprofessional company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
London SSE  
Since I signed up the internet has been very slow. For me to reach a customer service adviser takes me at least 20mins wait. Today the internet is completely dead - red lights no green lights - and waited another 20mins on the phone to speak to a member of staff who booked an engineer to try to resolve this problem for Wednesday only. SSE is the wrost internet provider I ever had! Don’t signup for it. You’re going to waste time and money.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London SSE  
After reading many of the reviews of SSE Broadband, one could be easily mistaken for thinking SSE broadband is a pile of s__t. What nobody ever seems to realise is the quality of your ‘fibre’ broadband is going to be wholly dependent on the quality of the copper line from the node, to your premises. Seemingly a lot of people whinging on this website, simply have a crap copper line, or are miles from the fibre node, and therefore, will have issues with their VDSL regardless of the provider.

I took the leap to SSE broadband a few days ago, the reason namely due to the fact I already was with SSE for electricity and didn’t want to sign up to an 18 month contract with another provider for fibre. I have had TalkTalk and Sky on the same physical line, with absolutely no issues.
The result?

Three days of a solid connection of 10 mbit up, and 40 mbit down. Uploaded 40GB to Google Cloud in a day without issue, speed tests using fastest.sh (on Linux) have been consistent:

2018-10-19, 18:55, None, 37.2, None
2018-10-19, 12:03, None, 37.2, None
2018-10-19, 12:06, None, 37.2, None
2018-10-19, 15:35, None, 37.1, None
2018-10-19, 15:55, None, 37.2, None
2018-10-19, 16:55, None, 37.2, None
2018-10-19, 17:55, None, 37.2, None
2018-10-19, 18:55, None, 37.2, None
2018-10-19, 19:55, None, 37.4, None

What can you ask for really? YMMV. If you have a poor quality copper line to your house, you're going to have poor internet regardless of the provider - blame Openreach.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London SSE  
Service can be slow sometimes and drop out at others. Calling customer services is too painful and they do not call you back as promised.
My main gripe however is that when your contract is at an end they do not warn you at all. They simply double the cost of your bill & take the direct debit. The call centre are not interested in complaints - they admit they do this and are sorry you are unhappy!
Devious company - would not recommend at all!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
London SSE  
I have spent 3 months waiting for SSE to start the service. First appointment with openreach was cancelled by openreach and sse failed to tell me. They booked it on another day which I was not aware of so open reach attended when no one was there and it was a missed appointment. Sse apologised for the mistake and booked another appointment 6 weeks later. I confirmed 3 times over the phone including this morning since it was an am appointment, and was told the appointment was confirmed. Nobody turned up. I called they said they didn't understand and would call me back. They called back and said no appointment had been booked for today!! I raised a formal complaint They are trying to book another appointment now, but can not confirm a date, unbelievable. I'm wondering how there's so much confusion on the broadband side, perhaps I should look elsewhere and let them stick with energy, the signs are very bad.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London SSE  

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