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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
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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.
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Online exclusive Unlimited Broadband + Weekend Calls

Call Post Office
0808 281 7028
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 12 month contract
  • £15.90 p/m for 12 months
£190.80 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Broadband Unlimited

Call Sky
0800 759 1469
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 18 month contract
  • £18.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £9.95 Setup Costs
£225.95 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Fast Broadband

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 12 month contract
  • £17.95 p/m for 12 months
£215.40 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Special Offer Brilliant Broadband + Free Anytime Calls

Call NOW Broadband
0330 041 2489
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 12 month contract
£50 Gift Card
Offer Ends 01/11/18
  • £18.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £9.99 Setup Costs
£225.99 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

First Broadband

Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 18 month contract
  • £18.99 p/m for 18 months
£227.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Broadband Unlimited (Existing Sky TV customers)

Call Sky
0800 759 1469
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 18 month contract
  • £18.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £19.95 Setup Costs
£235.95 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Online exclusive Vodafone Existing Mobile Customers Only - Superfast 1

FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 35MB 18 month contract
  • £20.00 p/m for 18 months
£240.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Unlimited Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls

Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 10MB 12 month contract
John Lewis £35 E-Giftcard
Offer Ends 30/10/18
  • £20.00 p/m for 12 months
£240.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Online exclusive Unlimited Broadband

Call Plusnet
0808 178 7205
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 10MB 18 month contract
£50 Plusnet Prepaid Mastercard®
Offer Ends 23/10/18
  • £19.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £5.00 Setup Costs
£244.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Online exclusive Superfast 1

FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 35MB 18 month contract
  • £21.00 p/m for 18 months
£252.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Existing Energy Customer Deal: Unlimited Broadband - Line Rental Only

Call SSE
0330 053 5146
Broadband 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* 11MB 1 month contract
  • £21.00 p/m for 1 months
£252.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Unlimited Broadband

Call EE
0800 079 0562
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 10MB 18 month contract
  • £21.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £10.00 Setup Costs
£262.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 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.

What broadband can I get in my area?

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With broadband, finding out what you can get by checking your postcode is vital. The packages available can vary wildly depending on where you live. Here’s everything you need to know about finding out what broadband you can get in your area…

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Broadband availability explained

Wouldn’t it be lovely if the same broadband packages were available to everyone?

Alas, things aren’t quite so simple. The UK’s broadband infrastructure means that what’s available can differ depending on where in the country you live, with different providers extending their networks to different areas. So, it’s important to find out what packages you can get in your neighbourhood when switching broadband. That's why we have a postcode checker - simply put your postcode in the box above (don’t worry, it’s for checking only - we won’t share it with anyone else) and you can see which broadband and TV packages you can get.

Generally, if you live in the countryside or somewhere remote, you won’t get as much choice and you may not be able to get the broadband speeds you can in towns and cities. This is because it’s less profitable for providers to offer packages in places with fewer people, and because the distance to your local telephone exchange is likely to be longer. Data loses speed the further it has to travel, which means slower - in some cases geriatric tortoise-like - broadband.

The latter, at least, is changing though, as fibre optic broadband, which can carry more data and loses less speed over distance, is now available to around 90% of homes and businesses in the UK, which means you’ll be able to get the likes of BT fibre optic broadband in most places within the next three years.

Broadband providers’ coverage

The provider with the biggest coverage range is - drum roll please - BT. Not really a shocker considering it used to be the state telecoms company and owns the national phone network.

BT broadband is available to 99% of the UK. Most providers also use the national telephone network to offer broadband. So, if you can get BT broadband where you live, there’s also a good chance you can get broadband from the likes of…

  • Sky - offers broadband with average speeds of 11Mb, 34Mb, and 57Mb, both with unlimited downloads and with download limits - and its TV packages are available just about anywhere.
  • TalkTalk - a budget provider with advertised average speeds of 11Mb, 35Mb, and 63Mb, all with unlimited downloads.
  • Plusnet - BT-owned and good value. Packages advertise average speeds of 10Mb, 36Mb, and 66Mb.
  • EE - has average speeds of 10Mb, 36Mb and 67Mb, plus EE mobile users get a data boost on their mobile plan every month.
  • Now Broadband - also lets you bundle in one of its TV Passes.
  • Post Office - one of the cheapest providers around, offering both standard and fibre broadband.

...and many more.

The biggest exception to the rule is Virgin Media, which uses its own cable network to provide broadband and TV. However, its network isn’t as big as the national network - it covers around 60% of homes. You’re more likely to be able to get Virgin Media broadband and TV if you live in a town or city, as the network covers most heavily-populated areas.

TV availability explained

Bundling broadband and TV together is a great way to save money if you want both.

The availability of TV packages typically matches that of broadband. BT TV and TalkTalk TV are both based on YouView. This uses your TV aerial for Freeview, but extra channels, catch-up, on-demand and more use your internet connection, so you can only get BT TV with BT broadband and TalkTalk TV with TalkTalk broadband.

Sky TV is different because it's satellite TV, so you can get it just about anywhere in the country. You don’t need to have Sky broadband – or broadband at all - to get it. However, if you want to be use the likes of catch-up, on demand, and the Sky Store, you’ll need broadband.

You can get Virgin Media TV without Virgin Media broadband, but it’s still only available areas covered by Virgin Media’s cable network, the same as Virgin Media broadband. Use our postcode checker to see if you can get it.

Do broadband speeds differ between areas?

Yes. The speeds broadband packages offer can vary quite a bit between different postcodes, and even different homes on the same street.

The download speeds a provider lists represents what at least 50% of the people with that package get. Broadband speed is influenced by so many things - the distance between your home and your street cabinet, the distance between that and your local telephone exchange, the number of people sharing the connection in your area, and even the quality of the wires in your home can have a big impact. As a result, speeds vary from place to place.

If you want broadband that guarantees fast speeds, fibre optic broadband is the way to go, which is considerably more reliable standard ADSL broadband and will give you speeds much closer to those advertised.

Fortunately, you don’t have to buy broadband completely blind. When you’re signing up with a new provider, it should tell you what sort of download and upload speeds you can realistically expect to get from your package.

  • Around 10 or 11Mb - download speeds of this level are available pretty much everywhere, though speeds in some areas will be quite a bit lower. This speed will suit you if you use the internet for browsing the web, sending emails, and maybe a bit of streaming.
  • 24Mb-72Mb - this is the usual range for download speeds on fibre optic packages, qualifying as 'superfast', and more than 90% of households can get them. It's ideal if you have a lot of gadgets to connect, and like to stream TV, play online games, or download big files on the regular.
  • 300Mb and above - connections at this speed and above count as 'ultrafast', and they aren't available everywhere. It's worth considering if you have a big household with lots of people online at once, but for most of us it may be a little more bandwidth than is necessary.

What's the best broadband in my area?

The only way to really find this out is by checking your postcode.

Nearly everyone can get standard ADSL broadband - the cheapest broadband in your area will almost certainly be ADSL. It isn't always the best, though: fibre is faster and more reliable, and it's available to more than 90% of households. If you can get it where you are, a fibre package will give you a better service.

As for the best provider… bear in mind that most Openreach-based providers (including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet, Vodafone, and EE) will give you pretty much the same service, since they use the same lines. Virgin Media is the only big exception to this, which has its own network - as do certain smaller providers, such as Gigaclear.

If your current provider hasn't been up to the job, try switching to one that uses a different network.

Or, simply switch to fibre or a package with a faster speed.

You can find the fastest broadband in your area with our postcode checker too. Enter your postcode, then either choose a minimum speed in the filters, or sort all the deals by download speed - which will show you the fastest packages available in your area first.

Where do we get our availability data?

We get availability information about standard and fibre optic broadband direct from providers. That data is checked and updated regularly to make sure it’s accurate. How much packages cost can vary between areas too, so we also track prices.

When you enter your postcode we compare it against all data to find deals that are available in your area in about as much time as it takes to blink. We don’t hang about.

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