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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
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.

Student Broadband: Unlimited Infinity 1 + Weekend Calls

Call BT
0800 783 5390
Fibre Unlimited
Up to* 52 Mb 9 month contract
  • £29.99 p/m for 9 months
  • £50.00 Setup Costs
£469.88 Total first year cost
  • 9 month contract

Student Broadband: Unlimited Broadband + Weekend Calls

Call BT
0800 783 5390
Broadband Unlimited
Up to* 17 Mb 9 month contract
  • £24.99 p/m for 9 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£353.88 Total first year cost
  • 9 month contract

Student Broadband: Unlimited Infinity 2 + Weekend Calls

Call BT
0800 783 5390
Fibre Unlimited
Up to* 76 Mb 9 month contract
  • £44.99 p/m for 9 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£599.38 Total first year cost
  • 9 month contract

Superfast Home Unlimited (1 month)

Call Relish
0330 686 6560
Broadband Unlimited
Up to* 40 Mb 1 month contract
  • £22.00 p/m for 1 months
  • £70.00 Setup Costs
£290.00 Total first year cost
  • 1 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.

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Broadband for a student house

Student life wouldn't be complete without the internet, so you’ll want to sort out your broadband as soon as you've found a place to live. Split between you and your housemates, and with ‘term time’ deals for students available in the summer, it can be cheap and easy to get your uni house connected…

Choosing a student broadband deal

Your parents might disagree – mainly because they managed perfectly well without the internet “in their day” - but broadband is a utility these days, like water or electricity, not a luxury. There’s a ton of providers and packages to choose from. Some aren’t as suitable for student life as others, with certain providers offering student-specific packages in the summer months. To help you get started, here’re the four main things you need to bear in mind when comparing broadband for students…

  • Speed - To make sure there’s plenty of bandwidth to go around - remember, you’ll all be sharing one connection - you’re probably best plumping for superfast fibre optic broadband.

  • Usage - Stick to unlimited broadband, as there’ll be no mum or dad keeping an eye on how much anyone’s downloading or streaming. Cheap broadband deals deals with a usage limit could mean you end up costing you more.

  • Contract length - Some providers do broadband especially for uni students, which is subject to a nine-month contract instead of the usual 12, 18 or 24-month contract, so you won’t have to pay for it if over the summer.

  • TV Channels - Want to watch TV with your housemates? Bundling broadband with TV’s the best way to get more channels and value for money. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media all do broadband and TV deals

For more help picking the best student broadband deal, check out our complete guide.

Student broadband providers

The provider you pick matters less than what you actually get for your money. Remember, you’ll all share a connection - so you’ll need a lot of speed to keep everyone happy when they’re using it at the same time. It’s also a good idea to ignore any packages with a usage limit, as the chances of a house with several people online not exceeding it are slim. A good place to start is with BT and Virgin Media, as both offer student broadband deals on a nine-month ‘term time’ contract…

  • BT - The UK’s biggest broadband and phone provider offers BT Infinity, with download speeds of up to 76Mb, on a nine-month contract. You need an active phone line to get it, which means paying line rental, and there are deals that include TV as well.

  • Virgin Media -You don’t need a phone line to get Virgin Media broadband, which offers the fastest widely available download speeds - up to 200Mb - in the UK, and you can get it, and TV, on a nine-month contract.

Mobile phones and 4G for students

If you’re going to uni and want to upgrade your phone for the start of term, you should check out our mobile deals. If you don’t fancy sharing a broadband connection, you could actually just use your mobile internet instead. For the best speeds, you’ll need 4G - now available in most UK cities with a university - but you’ll also need a generous data limit to avoid racking up extra charges for exceeding your allowance.


  1. 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.

    Click below to find the best deals available based on the services you're after:

  2. Can I get broadband without a phone line?
    Cable giant Virgin Media is the only major UK provider to offer broadband without a telephone line. Its fibre optic network is completely separate from the copper phone wire network that ordinarily connects you to the web. Aside from this, the only alternative is to use mobile broadband instead - then you have no requirement for a landline. But, if your internet use is anything other than particularly light, this might just prove to be too slow or too restrictive to need your needs.

    See broadband-only deals here
  3. Do I need fibre optic broadband?

    Fibre optic broadband is much faster and much more reliable than broadband through the phone line, but it’s not essential for everyone. If you just want to browse the web, check email, Facebook, Twitter etc, you’ll be fine with standard broadband through the phone line.

    However, if you stream a lot of video, download music, films and games, and other such activities, you will likely find a fibre connection hugely beneficial.

    It’s also a boon for large households, especially ones with lots of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and computers connected up most of the time. The more people using a connection, the slower it will be, so if you have a big family where lots of people want to connect to the web at the same time, for example, a fibre connection will ensure everyone can get a good experience.

  4. 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.

  5. Why do we need your postcode?
    It allows us to find broadband, phone and TV deals in your area, as what’s available depends on where you live. Different kinds of broadband - whether BT Infinity, or Virgin Media's cable network - have rolled out to different areas of the country, and this varies a lot by postcode.

    However, we take your privacy very seriously, which means we won’t pass it on to any other companies or organisations. For more on this, please take a look at our privacy policy. This means you can put your postcode into our comparison calculator and look for a package that’s both better and cheaper than the one you’ve got safe in their knowledge that you won’t be bombarded with junk mail in the near future.

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