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Eclipse Internet moves from sixth to third place in speed rankings on

Eclipse has sped up the league table of leading broadband comparison site moving from sixth to third place.

Eclipse was ranked the third fastest service in’s 8Mbps category, the UK’s most popular category, during June.

The speed test allows broadband users across the UK to test how fast their broadband is. It works by sending a small file to a broadband user’s computer that records how long it takes for the data to be downloaded and logs this time with

Commenting on the results, Mark Thomas, Head of Sales and Marketing, said: “We recently launched new broadband services using TrueSpeed technology, which allows our customers to optimise their speed. We are delighted to see that our customers’ own speed tests have placed us third in the 8Mbps league table, pushing BT into fourth place.”

Customers of Eclipse can benefit from a customised service launched in May, which allows users to optimise their internet connection depending on their own needs. A ‘control panel’ function that lets customers choose the priority their broadband connection gives to the specific applications of web browsing, email, peer-to-peer, FTP, VPN and gaming.

Mark added: “The internet is playing a growing part in the lives of our customers and we are committed to investing in our broadband services to improve their online experience.”

While 8Mbps is the theoretical maximum speed achievable with an ‘up to 8Mbps’ broadband service, the majority of broadband users throughout the UK do not receive this maximum speed due to a number of factors including the distance between their home and the telephone exchange. Eclipse is amongst the ISPs that have signed up to communications regulator Ofcom’s recently-launched voluntary code of practice regarding broadband speeds, which aims to reduce customer confusion on this subject.

For more information, please contact:

Cathy Phillips
Eclipse Internet
T: 01482 602400

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