Compare broadband deals for large families

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132 of 267 deals
Broadband options
Broadband type
Fixed-line broadband is available either as standard (ADSL) broadband, or fibre optic. Fibre optic broadband is much faster and more reliable, but it isn’t available everywhere and can cost more.
Monthly usage allowance
The amount you download determines the broadband package you should get. To keep things simple, we ask if you would like to see packages which are unlimited. These packages are ideal for users who are online for several hours during the day, or use the internet extensively for entertainment - like downloading movies and TV, streaming entertainment, or playing games. They are also good for large households where several people go online at the same time. If that sounds like you, pick ‘Just unlimited’.
Minimum speed
Your broadband speed determines how fast web pages load, files are downloaded, the time streaming video takes to buffer, and more. For a big household, or one where you stream lots of video or play games, a fast speed is recommended
TV options
Phone calls / line options
Contract length
Providers
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Line rental included
Line rental is now included in pricing, you can find out more here.

Fibre Unlimited

Call Sky on
0800 759 1469
Fibre Unlimited
£100 Prepaid MasterCard!
Offer Ends 14/09/17
  • £38.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £59.95 Setup Costs
£527.83 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Faster Fibre

Call TalkTalk on
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Free Fibre Connection (worth £50)
Offer Ends 14/09/17
  • £25.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£300.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Unlimited Fibre 38

Call Vodafone Broadband on
Fibre Unlimited
SONOS PLAY 1 speaker worth £199 OR...
Offer Ends 09/09/17
  • £25.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£300.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Entertainment Pass + Fab Fibre Combo (12 month)

Call NOW TV on
Fibre Unlimited
Over 250 box sets
  • £29.99 p/m for 12 months
  • £22.00 Setup Costs
£381.88 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Sky Atlantic
Sky 1
Film 4
+ 100 more

Unlimited Fibre

Call Origin Broadband on
Fibre Unlimited
Free Fibre Connection!
  • £25.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£311.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Unlimited Fibre

Call Plusnet on
0808 178 7205
Fibre Unlimited
fair usage applies

Some broadband services have a fair usage or traffic management policy. This might restrict the amount you can download or reduce the speed of your broadband at certain times of the day.

  • £24.99 p/m for 12 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£274.88 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Online exclusive Unlimited Infinity 1 + Weekend Calls

Call BT on
0800 783 5390
Fibre Unlimited
£150 BT Reward Card - see BT's website for further details
Offer Ends 24/08/17
  • £31.99 p/m for 12 months
  • £59.99 Setup Costs
£443.87 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

TV with Faster Fibre

Call TalkTalk on
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Free Fibre Connection (worth £50)
Offer Ends 14/09/17
  • £25.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£325.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Film 4
E4
Dave
+ 83 more

Vivid 50 Fibre Broadband + Talk Weekends

Call Virgin Media on
0808 168 6088
Fibre Unlimited
fair usage applies

Some broadband services have a fair usage or traffic management policy. This might restrict the amount you can download or reduce the speed of your broadband at certain times of the day.

Unlimited downloads!
  • £27.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £20.00 Setup Costs
£344.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Faster Fibre up to 76Mb

Call TalkTalk on
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Free Fibre Connection (worth £50)
Offer Ends 14/09/17
  • £30.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£360.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

TV with Faster Fibre up to 76Mb

Call TalkTalk on
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Free Fibre Connection (worth £50)
Offer Ends 14/09/17
  • £30.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£385.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Film 4
E4
Dave
+ 83 more

TV Plus with Faster Fibre

Call TalkTalk on
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Free Fibre Connection (worth £50)
Offer Ends 14/09/17
  • £30.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£385.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Sky 1
Film 4
E4
+ 89 more

Faster Fibre with Unlimited UK Calls

Call TalkTalk on
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Free Fibre Connection (worth £50)
Offer Ends 14/09/17
  • £32.50 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£390.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Vivid 100 Fibre Broadband + Talk Weekends

Call Virgin Media on
0808 168 6088
Fibre Unlimited
fair usage applies

Some broadband services have a fair usage or traffic management policy. This might restrict the amount you can download or reduce the speed of your broadband at certain times of the day.

Unlimited downloads!
  • £32.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £20.00 Setup Costs
£404.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

*This is the maximum possible speed. Broadband speed may be lower at peak times and can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above.

Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website.

Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens.

Broadband for big families and large households

Dad’s using his laptop, the kids are on the Xbox, gran’s got her tablet - a big family uses a lot of broadband.

Picking the right package, however, can be a bit confusing. What speed do you need? Do you need unlimited downloads? How much is that going to cost? Well, keep reading, and tell you everything you need to know to choose a broadband package good enough to handle your household - without breaking the bank.

How to pick the right deal

Finding the right broadband deal is easier than it looks, thanks to our comparison tool. Find all the things you want from your broadband - like download speeds, favourite providers, and contract length - and select them from the filters on the left hand side. We’ll show you all the deals that fit your requirements and are available in your area. To find the cheapest deals, sort the results by cost. And presto, here are your deals.

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Do I need fibre?

If you can get it in your home, we’d definitely recommend a fibre package - especially for a large family. Fibre optic broadband will give you…

  • Faster speeds
  • More bandwidth, so you can get loads of devices online at once
  • Lower latency (lag), meaning better Skype calls and online gaming

It costs a little more, but if you can swing it - and if it’s available where you are - it’ll save a lot of headaches in the long run.

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What’s the best broadband for a large family?

Speed

Large households tend to be crammed full of computers, smartphones, tablets, games consoles, and smart TVs - so you’re going to need broadband fast enough to handle them all.

‘Superfast’ broadband is defined as a connection with a download speed of 24Mb or over - which is fast enough for most families. But if your household streams a lot of video, watches a lot of catch-up TV, plays online games, or works from home, it can’t hurt to go faster.

Most fibre optic packages start with speeds up to 38Mb, which is quite fast, though Virgin Media offers speed sup to 300Mb, which is really fast.

  • For a house of three or four people: take a look at broadband with speeds up to 38Mb and above.
  • For a house of five or more people: see packages with speeds up to 76Mb and beyond.

Unlimited downloads

You’ll definitely want broadband with unlimited downloads - a large household will breeze through a download limit in a matter of days. Luckily, nearly every broadband provider offers unlimited packages, including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media. You won’t be short on choice.

Keep an eye out for ‘truly unlimited’ packages too - this means there’s no web traffic management that can slow down your connection at peak times.

TV

Want some pay-TV for your home as well? Take a look at providers that offer broadband and TV combo packages. Bundling your services together is super convenient and, even better, it costs less than it does to get them separately.

You can get broadband, TV, and home phone in a handy singular package from these providers:

  • Sky - offers the most comprehensive TV service in the UK with over 300 channels
  • Virgin Media - up to 245 channels and some of the fastest broadband around
  • TalkTalk and BT - both offer extra channels through a YouView box, including kids’ TV packs
  • Now TV - Freeview telly, plus monthly rolling ‘Passes’ that give you entertainment channels, kids’ TV, and more

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Home phone

Don’t forget about the ol’ landline. Broadband almost always comes with a landline service, and if you’re a chatty house, you can add on some inclusive calls. Depending on your provider, you may be able to wrangle:

  • Inclusive evening calls after 6pm
  • Evening and weekend calls
  • International minutes, so you can keep in touch with family and friends overseas

Or, if you don’t use the phone at all, have a look at broadband deals without a landline.

Mobile

A few broadband providers also offer mobile phone deals - including discounts and goodies for broadband customers, and special plans designed to suit families. Providers with both broadband and mobile packages include:

For more info on family mobile plans, take a look at our guide.

FAQs

  1. How fast is fibre broadband?

    Speeds vary between providers and packages, but most fibre broadband offers download speeds of up to 38Mb or faster. BT Infinity has speeds of up to 52Mb or 76Mb; and Sky Fibre and TalkTalk fibre broadband have speeds of up to 38Mb or 76Mb depending on the package. Virgin Media cable broadband is even faster, with speeds of up to 200Mb on top-end bundles.

    While ‘up to’ speeds are never guaranteed, when you’re on fibre the speeds you receive are typically closer to the advertised speeds than with standard broadband.

  2. How do I get fibre broadband?

    Exactly the same way you'd get regular broadband. Put your postcode into our comparison tool to see what’s available where you live. You’ll need an active phone line for the majority of fibre services, such as BT Infinity, as they’re delivered through that.

    The main exception is Virgin Media, which doesn't require a phone line because it uses a separate network. Once you've found a package that ticks all the boxes, click through to the provider’s website and sign up. Then it won’t be long before you’re all set up.

  3. What fibre package should I get?
    Think about how you and your household use the internet. Does everyone connect to the Wi-Fi at the same time? If so, you’ll want a faster speeds and an unlimited downloads. Think about things it’d be nice to have too, like BT Sport or Sky Cinema, and see if there’s a bundle that includes them. Try not to forget your budget. A lot of offers expire after a few months, leaving you with a bigger bill for the remainder of your contract, so don’t sign up until you’re 100% sure what you’ll be paying.
  4. How long does it take to switch to fibre?
    It varies between providers, but usually within a couple of weeks from when you place the order. It can be much quicker, or it can be slightly longer, depending on whether you need an engineer to visit you. Your new provider will give you a more accurate idea of how long the switching process will take.
  5. Can I keep my email address if I switch provider?
    It depends on which provider your email address is currently from. BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, and Plusnet all let you keep your email address in some form after you've switched - but we'd recommend using a free service like Gmail or Outlook. See our guide for more information.