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  • Broadband without direct debt

    Broadband without direct debit

    While broadband providers prefer it if you pay your bills by direct debit, they often accept other methods of payment. Unfortunately, using these will cost you more, but as… More »

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    How to choose a broadband provider and package

    Thinking of switching broadband? You're in the right place - we take you through some of the things to think about when choosing a package, and tell you how… More »

  • Student broadband icon

    How to choose a student broadband deal

    Broadband is absolutely vital when you’re a student, whether you want to download journal articles, book tickets to club nights, or just watch a bit of Netflix. It’s also… More »

  • Hull broadband

    Broadband in Hull

    Up in Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, broadband works a little differently. There’s no BT, there’s no Sky, there’s no Virgin Media… instead, there’s KCOM. More »

  • Fair usage icon

    All about broadband fair usage policies

    Signed up for an unlimited broadband package? Worried that there’s a ‘fair usage’ cap hidden away somewhere in the small print? Worry not - we at broadbandchoices have trawled… More »

  • Should you get a static IP icon

    Why get a static IP address?

    One grand feature of business broadband packages is the all-important static IP address. It’s infinitely useful, say the providers, for all kinds of vital business-y things. So, uh, what… More »

  • Superfast broadband: What is it and how do I get it?

    There’s nowt more annoying than sluggish internet that crawls along super-slowly, right? Luckily, you needn’t be stuck with a stagnant connection forever - superfast broadband exists. Keep reading and… More »

  • Broadband and moving home

    Moving home is pretty stressful. Even when you’ve gone through the arduous task of house-hunting, there’s everything else to think of - electric, gas, power… oh, and broadband. More »

  • Fibre streaks

    FTTP vs FTTC broadband

    Let’s be honest, picking the right fibre optic broadband package can be daunting, and the jargon you'll hear along the way can make the experience a whole lot more… More »

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    What's wireless broadband?

    Lots of us may be switching to superfast fibre optic internet, but some people are choosing another high-tech option to get online: wireless broadband. More »

  • Family

    Broadband for low income families

    Broadband can be expensive, so it’s important to carefully weigh up your options before selecting a package - particularly when you have a family and are on a budget. More »

  • Second home

    What’s the best broadband for a holiday home?

    There’s nothing quite like getting away from it all, but sometimes you want to get away from it all AND watch a bit of Netflix. That’s why you probably… More »

  • Can I get fibre optic broadband in my area?

    When you want broadband faster than a cheetah in a Ferrari, it’s got to be fibre. But can your home get it? More »

  • Traffic management

    What is web traffic management?

    Web traffic management, traffic shaping, bandwidth management - it all sounds a bit complicated. But it’s actually a pretty fundamental part of broadband, and it can have an affect… More »

  • pay as you go broadband

    Pay-as-you-go broadband - what can I get?

    Several years ago, you could use the internet on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis - paying by the megabyte for what you use. But these days, that’s been abandoned in… More »

  • Broadband line installation

    Getting a new broadband line installed: Your easy guide

    Moving into a new build home that doesn’t have internet yet? Need a second broadband line on your property? Inherited an ancient castle and want to drag it into… More »

  • Broadband deals for the elderly

    The cool thing about the internet is that there’s something on it for everyone - and that includes older folk. Want to get broadband in your home, or set… More »

  • without a phone line

    Broadband without a phone line: Say so long to line rental

    How do I get internet without getting line rental included in the price? It’s a question we’re asked all the time. If you want broadband without a phone line,… More »

  • Internet data usage

    Ever asked yourself, 'how much data am I using?' And do you know how much data you'll use streaming movies, TV or music? What about normal web browsing? Find… More »

  • Satellite broadband: What's it all about?

    We’ve come a long way since Sputnik 1. These days, satellites can be used for all kinds of things - including broadband. But how does that work? And is… More »