Broadband Comparison

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Compare broadband deals and packages for your home with our broadband comparison. Finding a cheaper broadband deal very much depends on your individual requirements since the best package for one person may be completely unsuitable for another. We help you find the perfect package from:

  • Broadband & TV: By bundling your TV and broadband together, it’s possible to take care of your family’s entertainment needs with one service.
  • Broadband, TV & Phone: Alternatively, you can add a landline package, often including free weekend and evening calls. While the line rental is another cost, bundling all three together can save money overall.
  • Fibre Optic Broadband: Fibre Optic connections see data transmitted via fibre optic cables, producing speeds of up to 38Mbps. This is fast enough to have several devices for watching TV, or for gamers to play online games with minimal lag.

How do I switch broadband providers?

The process of switching your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our broadband comparison tool. We will then show the broadband, phone and TV deals available in your area, you can then use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your home. 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 switch should be virtually seamless. 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.

Frequently asked questions

Use our broadband comparison tool to compare the best broadband deals that suit your needs. There are a number of things to take into consideration. Firstly consider the contract length of the plan, if you don’t want to commit to a long contract check out some of the pay as you go broadband available. Secondly, take into account what you are likely to use your plan for. If you only plan to use your package for browsing the web and sending emails then price and reliability should be your main concerns rather than speed. That’s why using a broadband comparison tool is important.

Once you’ve given us your postcode, we will show all the best deals on broadband that are available in your area. Not only will we show you the price of each of these deals, we will show you the internet speed of each deal offers.

Fibre optic cables are made from either glass or plastic and are located underground. In addition to allowing data to travel at record speeds, this creates a very reliable service as overhead obstructions do not cause a distraction.

Unlike ADSL (copper wire) customers who will see their speeds lost if they are far away from the exchange, fibre optic customers will receive a reliable service regardless of distance to the exchange. This is why it is the preferred choice for those seeking superfast broadband.

Fibre optic broadband isn’t available for all internet service providers, but the UK’s major companies (excluding the budget ones) have various options available, including packages that bundle TV and telephone services with the broadband.

Although as a general rule faster connection speeds cost more money, this does not always have to be the case. There is no reason that you can’t find a broadband package that is the same speed you have, but for less money. 

Generally the answer to this question is yes. Virgin media are currently the only broadband provider to offer their internet service without the need for a landline. This is because their fibre optic cable system works independently of phone lines as it is a different type of technology.