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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
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
17Mb
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’.
Phone calls
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Maximum first year cost
(including line rental)
£1346
Contract length
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line rental

*This is the maximum possible speed. Broadband speed may be lovwer 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 that listed above.

The services listed above are subject to local availablity and may not be available where you live.

Looking for the best broadband?

Helping you find the best broadband deal is the reason we exist. Whatever you’re looking for, be it superfast fibre, bundled with TV that has all the channels you want or simply the cheapest package possible, we’ve got you covered.

What’s the best broadband deal?

Ah, wouldn’t it be convenient if there was one deal we could point to as being the best?

Unfortunately, there isn’t. The fact of the matter is the best deal is the one that meets your needs for the best possible price.

Ideally, then, before you compare, you should have an idea of what you’ll use your broadband for and what else you want it to include. When you know that, it’s a doddle to work out what’s best for you.

So, here’s what to think about to find the best deal for you:

Unlimited broadband or usage limit?

Use the internet to watch TV and movies on Netflix, stream music on Spotify or play and download games to your console or PC? These types of activities can really guzzle the gigabytes, and if you do them regularly, you need unlimited broadband.

Conversely, if you mainly use it for browsing the web, emailing friends and family, checking Facebook, and maybe occasionally catching up on Eastenders on BBC iPlayer, you could be able to save money by picking a package with a monthly usage limit.

How fast do you need the internet to be?

Regularly download large files like video games? If so, fibre optic broadband, if you can get it where you live, is likely to be the best choice.

If you regularly stream video and music, and play games online, you’ll have a much improved experience with fibre. If you can’t get it, you can still do all that stuff with standard broadband, but not as well.

And if you only download big files occasionally, and primarily browse and use social media, you’ll get much more value for money from a cheaper package.

How many people will share the connection?

The more people that use your broadband at the same time, the more it will slow down. So, if you live with four or more people who’re often all online, you should look at fibre optic broadband, which is nippy enough to cope with the workload without speeds dropping to unmanageable levels.

Do you want TV?

Bundling TV with broadband is a great way to save money on both. There’s also considerably less faffing around involved than getting them separately, as you’ll only have a single bill to deal with, instead of two separate ones, and the two services will be designed to work with one another.

If it’s TV and broadband you’re after, there’re four providers that cover both bases in the UK: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. Use our postcode checker to see what packages they offer in your area.

Don’t forget about phone

Most packages come with a phone line to deliver broadband, and may come with inclusive calls too. If you think it’s good to talk, a package with anytime calls may save you money. If you favour your mobile phone, pick a package with evening and weekend calls or no calls at all.

If you do rely on your mobile to stay in touch, you could save money by comparing mobile phone deals. If you want home phone calls and a better mobile deal, broadband, TV, phone and mobile package might be worth considering.

Broadband FAQs

  1. How do I switch broadband provider?
    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you. The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.
  2. Which broadband provider’s the best?
    There’s no straightforward answer to this one, as the broadband provider that’s best for you might not be the right choice for everyone. It depends on your budget, what’s available where you live, and how much you want from your broadband package. For example, if you’re bundling with TV, Sky has the biggest range of channels overall and because it’s delivered by satellite you can get Sky TV just about anywhere. However, Sky is one of the more expensive broadband providers, so it isn’t right for everyone’s budget. When you’re thinking of switching, take the time to weigh up the costs and benefits of all the packages available.
  3. 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 80% 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.
  4. Why can’t I get Virgin Media?
    Virgin Media has its own separate cable network to deliver the provider’s broadband, phone and TV services, which now covers a little over half of the UK. If you live in a town or city, or at least a built-up suburb of one, then chances are you’ll have access to Virgin Media. The network is always growing, though, so if you can’t get it now, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be able to get it in the future. Enter your postcode into our comparison tool to find out if Virgin Media is available where you live.
  5. Why do I have to pay line rental?
    Even if you never use your home phone to make calls, you still need a phone line to receive your broadband connection. This is true of virtually all broadband providers, so paying line rental is pretty much unavoidable. Virgin Media is the only widely available broadband you can get without taking a phone line as well.
  6. How long does it take to switch broadband?
    When you sign up to a new provider, they’ll contact your existing one and request a transfer of your service. While switching times vary depending on the type of package, it shouldn’t usually take more than 10 working days. It can take longer if you don’t currently have a phone line, as an engineer will need to come out and install one for you.
  7. 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.

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