Broadband and TV - together at last
If you’re one of those crazy kooks who likes watching TV and using the internet, boy have we got some good news for you. A few providers out there offer both TV and broadband packages - meaning you can get your premium telly and your internet together in a special bundle from one single place. It cuts down your bills, and gives you a nice seamless service that all works together.
Who offers broadband and TV?
BT’s broadband is very widely available - the most widely available in the country, actually - and comes with download speeds of up to either 17Mb, 52Mb, or 76Mb. Add a YouView box to your package on top of that, and you’ll get some great telly too.
Pick up a Now TV Combo, and you’ll get an all-in-one bundle of broadband, home phone, and some basic TV. Add on a monthly TV Pass, and you’ll get premium channels, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, or a bit of kids TV - and even better, the whole thing is available on just a 30-day rolling contract.
You can’t go wrong with TV from Sky - on its largest package, you’ll get over 300 channels to play around with. That’s more than any other provider. It’s also got the impressive Sky Q to offer, along with broadband with speeds up to 17Mb, 38Mb, or 76Mb.
TalkTalk offers broadband at similar download speeds - up to 17Mb, 38Mb, and 76Mb - and, much like BT, you can then add on a YouView box for a bit of telly. Some channels are included as standard, but others can be added on with a ‘Boost’. These are super flexible - you can add and remove them on a 30-day basis.
From Virgin Media, you can get even faster broadband: speeds go up to either 100Mb, 200Mb, or 300Mb. TV ain’t half bad either - there’s up to 240+ channels up for grabs, along with a high-tech TiVo box - and you can get it all together in a single, better value package, thanks to the provider’s Big Bundles.
What’s good about getting broadband and TV together?
- It’s usually better value than getting them separately
- Special deals on bundles abound
- You’ll only have one bill (and provider) to deal with
- Most providers throw in a home phone service as well
What’s bad about getting broadband and TV together?
- There’s less choice - you only have a handful of providers to choose from, and can’t mix and match between different ones
- It gets complicated if you want to switch just one of the two services
- Not worth it if you don’t watch much TV