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66 of 265 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
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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.

Superfast 1

Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 35 Mb 18 month contract
  • £21.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£252.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Faster Fibre

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 35 Mb 18 month contract
  • £22.50 p/m for 18 months
  • £30.00 Setup Costs
£300.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Vivid 50 Fibre Broadband + Talk Weekends

Call Virgin Media
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.
Average speed* 54 Mb 12 month contract
  • £29.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £20.00 Setup Costs
£368.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Superfast 2

Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 61.5 Mb 18 month contract
  • £26.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£312.00 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
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£312.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Fibre Unlimited

Call Sky
0800 759 1469
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 36 Mb 18 month contract
£75 Prepaid Mastercard®
Offer Ends 21/06/18
  • £38.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £59.95 Setup Costs
£527.83 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

Fab Fibre

Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 36 Mb 12 month contract
  • £25.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £9.99 Setup Costs
£309.99 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Unlimited Fibre & Evening & Weekend UK & Mobile Calls

Call Plusnet
0808 178 7205
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 36 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 Unlimited Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls

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

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

broadbandchoices exclusive Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls

Call BT
0800 783 5390
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 50 Mb 18 month contract
£120 BT Reward Card - see BT's website for further details
Offer Ends 21/06/18
  • £29.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £9.99 Setup Costs
£369.87 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's the fastest broadband in my area?

Fast internet is useful for all kinds of things - speedy downloads, the ability to watch Netflix without waiting for it to buffer, livetweeting Game of Thrones to the second - and some of us want the absolute fastest possible. Here's what you can get, and how to get it.

How to find the fastest broadband in your area

Easy - use the postcode checker above.

Broadband availability varies by town, neighbourhood, and your property, so the only way to find the fastest broadband you can get is by entering your postcode. Then, sort the results by speed to see the best deals at the top - or pick a minimum speed from the filters at the side of the page.

Check your postcode

What's the fastest broadband in the UK?

The fastest widely available broadband available in the UK comes from Virgin Media - its top package has incredible average download speeds of 362Mb. And most stats show that the majority of homes with that connection do indeed get speeds well beyond 250Mb.

If you can't get Virgin Media in your area, you'll need to rely on Openreach-based providers - including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, and many more. The fastest you can get here is fibre optic broadband with average speeds between 63Mb and 67Mb.

Thanks to Openreach's rollout efforts, more than 90% of homes and businesses in the UK have access to fibre, so your chances of grabbing a speedy connection are pretty high.

Sadly though, if fibre isn't available to you, the fastest packages you can get will give you average speeds of around 10Mb as standard ADSL lines.

Remember to take those speed figures with a pinch of salt too - they're just the 'up to' speeds on each package, which only the top 10% of homes can reach. The actual speed you get may be a fair bit lower, as it can vary a lot based on your precise area, property type, distance from the local cabinet and exchange, and other factors.

Local providers

Those are the fastest broadband packages you can get nationally across the UK, but there are also a handful of local and niche providers in certain areas that offer high-speed internet. The top speeds on offer here vary a lot depending on where you are, but you can get up to an unbelievable 1Gb with some providers.

These are often smaller providers with their own local network, and sometimes offer FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) broadband. That means the line is fully fibre optic, all the way from the exchange to your home - as opposed to FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) broadband, which still uses a copper line between your home and the local street cabinet. Needless to say, FTTP is markedly faster.

There's also BT's budding G.fast network, which offers speeds as high as 300Mb - but again, it's only available in a small number of selected areas.

Another thing to bear in mind is that broadband this fast is often pretty expensive. It's almost certainly cheaper to go with a more mainstream provider if they're available.

What speed do I need?

Most households don't necessarily need broadband quite as fast as 300Mb. You could save money by choosing something less intensive. A 35Mb fibre connection is pretty capable, for instance - it's enough bandwidth to stream HD video on two or more devices at once, easily.

An ultrafast, 300Mb+ line is best for a really big household with lots and lots of devices, or anyone who wants the fastest possible speeds for downloading large files, gaming, streaming in 4K quality, work, and so on. Most other households will get on fine with a slower package.

We recommend using our speed checker tool to give you an idea of what your current connection is like, and what speed you reckon you'll need.

Check your speed

And see our guide on how to choose broadband for a bit of guidance on what to pick.

Can you get fast business broadband?

Need fast broadband for your business? You've got even more options available.

Dedicated business broadband is available at a range of superfast speeds all across the country. Full-on enterprise broadband can come with speeds up to 10Gb in some special cases - and even if you don't need internet quite that fast, you'll usually at least get symmetrical upload and download speeds.

Packages also tend to include other business-friendly features such as static IP addresses and service level agreements, and you sometimes have the option to scale your package (and therefore speed) up and down as your business changes.

Read more about business broadband, and compare deals, right here:

Business broadband

FAQ

  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, and 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 (unless you're switching to or from Virgin Media).

    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.

    For more info, see our guide: How to switch broadband

  2. 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.
  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.
  6. 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 more than 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.