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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
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Our best picks are deals we highlight as having particularly strong special offers or are sponsored listings. To compare a wider list of packages, sorted according to your chosen criteria, you can enter your postcode in the box above.
Line rental included Line rental is now included in pricing, you can find out more here.

Online exclusive Superfast 1

Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 35 Mb 18 month contract
Free Gift Offer
Offer Ends 03/09/18
  • £24.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£288.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Faster Fibre

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 35 Mb 18 month contract
  • £23.50 p/m for 18 months
  • £9.95 Setup Costs
£291.95 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Player TV Bundle

Call Virgin Media
0808 168 6088
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 54 Mb 12 month contract
  • £32.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£384.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Film 4
E4
Dave
+ 105 more

SuperFirst Broadband

Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 35 Mb 18 month contract
  • £24.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£299.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Online exclusive Superfast 2

Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 61.5 Mb 18 month contract
Free Gift Offer
Offer Ends 03/09/18
  • £29.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£348.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Unlimited Fibre Broadband

Call EE
0800 079 0562
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 36 Mb 18 month contract
  • £26.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £10.00 Setup Costs
£322.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Fibre Unlimited

Call Sky
0800 759 1469
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 36 Mb 18 month contract
£100 Prepaid MasterCard®
Offer Ends 23/08/18
  • £25.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £9.95 Setup Costs
£309.95 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Unlimited Fibre- Line Rental Only

Call SSE
0330 053 5146
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.
Average speed* 35 Mb 1 month contract
  • £24.00 p/m for 1 months
  • £30.00 Setup Costs
£318.00 Total first year cost
  • 1 month contract

Unlimited Fibre

Call Plusnet
0808 178 7205
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 36 Mb 18 month contract
  • £23.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£287.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Online exclusive Unlimited Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls

Call Post Office
0808 281 7028
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 35 Mb 18 month contract
  • £26.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£337.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Online exclusive Fibre Broadband Plus + Weekend Calls

Call Post Office
0808 281 7028
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 63 Mb 18 month contract
  • £31.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£397.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Online exclusive Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls

Call BT
0800 783 5390
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 50 Mb 18 month contract
£100 BT Reward Card - see BT's website for further details
Offer Ends 23/08/18
  • £29.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £9.99 Setup Costs
£369.87 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Vivid 50 Fibre Broadband + Talk Weekends

Call Virgin Media
0808 168 6088
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 54 Mb 12 month contract
  • £27.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£324.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Online exclusive Student Broadband: Vivid 50 + Talk Weekends

Call Virgin Media
0808 168 6088
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 54 Mb 12 month contract
  • £27.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£324.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Online exclusive Vivid 100 Fibre Broadband + Talk Weekends

Call Virgin Media
0808 168 6088
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 108 Mb 12 month contract
  • £29.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£348.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

*Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Speed 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. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing.

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 advertised speeds of around 35Mb, which is quite fast, though Virgin Media offers packages with average speeds of 362Mb, which is really fast.

  • For a house of three or four people: take a look at broadband with advertised average speeds of 35Mb and above.
  • For a house of five or more people: see packages with average speeds of 67Mb 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

Compare broadband and TV bundles

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 average download speeds of around 35Mb or faster. BT Infinity has average speeds of 50Mb or 67Mb; while Sky Fibre has average download speeds of 34Mb and 57Mb, and TalkTalk fibre broadband has average speeds of 35Mb or 63Mb depending on the package. Virgin Media cable broadband is even faster, with average speeds of 362Mb 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:

    Fibre optic broadband

    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. 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.
  4. Can I keep my email address if I change provider?
    This depends entirely on who your current provider is. If your email address is from BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, or Plusnet, you'll still have access to your emails at least temporarily - but we'd suggest changing over to a free service like Gmail or Outlook so you don't need to worry about losing all your emails just for switching broadband. See our guide for more info.
  5. Can I keep my phone number if I switch provider?

    Yes, you can normally keep your existing number if you switch from one provider to another. However if you're a cable customer or need a new line, you may need to get a new one.

    For everything you need to know, see our guide: Can I keep my phone number?

  6. Why can’t I get fibre optic broadband?
    Superfast fibre optic broadband is slowly making its way across the UK as part of a nationwide roll-out part sponsored by the government. Currently, around 90% of the country has access. You can use our postcode checker to see whether fibre optic broadband’s reached your area yet. That's the most likely reason why it's not available to you, but it could also be due to living in a rural area, in an awkwardly-placed property, or just too far away from a street cabinet.
  7. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, home phone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.