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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Choosing broadband

    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

    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 »

  • Should you get a static?

    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 »

  • 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

    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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »