Telecommunications: Overview

Jul 7th '21


The Advertising Guidance on Price claims in telecommunications marketing (non-broadcast) gives guidance on general price claims and comparisons.


For a summary of the key points please see Compulsory charges: Telecommunications, which gives guidance on compulsory charges such as line rental and installation fees.


See Telecommunications: Free for more detailed guidance on the use of the term “free”.


Internet speed claims

The Advertising Guidance on the Use of speed claims in broadband advertising outlines CAP’s (Committee of Advertising Practice) position on internet speed claims.


For general guidance in this area see Internet Speed: General.



Unlimited claims

The guidance on Unlimited claims in telecommunications advertising (non-broadcast and broadcast) outlines CAP’s position on unlimited internet claims.


Please see Internet: “Unlimited” for detailed guidance based on Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rulings.


Source: CAP


Updated 07/07/2021


Note: This advice is given by the CAP Executive about non-broadcast advertising. It does not constitute legal advice. It does not bind CAP, CAP advisory panels or the ASA. CAP’s AdviceOnline entries provide guidance on interpreting the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing.


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