RightMove To Display Broadband Speeds With UK Property Listing DetailsWritten by Rob Nichols on March 9, 2011 · Filed under Internet
Having recently put our house up for sale, I can say that I’m no stranger to RightMove, having trawled endlessly through the extensive catalogue of homes on the site as well as looking at other newer services such as the PrimeLocation iPad App. However, one thing that I have questioned when viewing houses online is the Internet connection. That is to say, do they have access to fiber optic cables, as well as the traditional copper wires provided by BT.
It’s something essential in mine, and many other people’s life, the Internet, so it is more or less essential to know the possibilities before buying a home. It’s a safe bet, providing you don’t live somewhere so remote it ceases to be of any importance to the civilised world, that you will have the copper wiring BT provides, and that is resold by every other ISP in the country.
Virgin Media, though, offer fibre optic cabling to many homes, and Virgin will tell you if you’re covered, and on top of that there is an agreement in place between Virgin Media and a host of independent estate agents to provide said information, but it’s just nice to have it all consolidated in one place. After all, isn’t that the point of RightMove anyway?
So, as the title suggests, and as you may have predicted before even entering the article itself, RightMove is planning to place this information alongside listings on its website, which thank God, will save us house hunters a couple of breaths of otherwise essential interrogation of sellers, and perhaps they will not even know the answer themselves…or perhaps they would use that infamous “up to” phrase that so many broadband providers like to use!
At least now you won’t find you’ve bought the house of your dreams, only to then find it’s got a paltry Internet connection, instead you can be confident that you’ll in fact have a good choice of fast broadband provider options, which can only be a good thing, right?