Free broadband for life

FreeBroadband, a newcomer to the list of UK broadband service providers, is championing itself as 'the world's first free broadband service provider', a claim which sounds too good to be true.

The Web site, owned by a group called the World of Profit Ltd., is claiming to offer free broadband connection and subscription for a predetermined number of UK home users for a minimum period of one year. But in theory, the deal has no time limitations.

Exactly how many users will be able to take advantage of the offer is not clear, although the company has confirmed it requires a minimum of just over a quarter of a million users for the scheme to go ahead.

"We have identified several revenue sources based on market research into the top performing internet commodities. Having already secured a number of revenue sources it is our intention to ensure that we are in a position to provide members with access to the kinds of products and services they would want at a competitive price," said spokeswoman Bev Harrison.

"This in turn would provide us with the revenue from advertising and commission needed to fund free broadband access for our members," she added.

It isn't clear how the company will be providing the service, whether via cable, ADSL, wireless or satellite connection. Although marketing manager David Priest said the company was in negotiations with wholesale providers and had "almost secured a top ISP".

"[We] will determine the criteria for the provision of free broadband access and at this time [we] are under no obligation to provide this service to any individual," reads the company's website.

Links to sponsors' services will be displayed on the website but members under no obligation to purchase through them.

Everyone who registers their interest will be sent a free newsletter that contains details of FreeBroadband's progress and "articles or sponsors messages that we believe to be of interest to our members".

So far 5,000 users have registered for the service which will be launched in the UK only in April.

FreeBroadband's Web site can be found at:

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Wendy Brewer

PC World
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?