Top 10 Student Broadband Deals

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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow No Line Rental

Virgin Media 50Mb Unlimited Fibre Student Broadband

Fibre optic broadband, unlimited downloads and free wireless router, perfect for large households and speedy surfing.

New Student Deal: SUPER-FAST UNLIMITED 50Mb Broadband only deal with short 9 MONTH CONTRACT!

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up to* 50Mb
unlimited 9 months £26.50 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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Sky Hub Black
Marks and Spencer £25 voucher

Sky Unlimited Broadband & Calls

Totally unlimited broadband with no usage caps. Inclusive weekend calls & unlimited Sky WiFi included. Sky TV not required.

Online offer: ONLY £5 FOR 12 MONTHS. Totally unlimited broadband & FREE Sky Hub + FREE £25 M&S VOUCHER online!

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up to* 17Mb
unlimited 12 months £5.00 price details Buy now 0844 241 0873
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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow No Line Rental

Virgin Media 100Mb Unlimited Fibre Student Broadband

Fibre optic broadband, unlimited downloads and free wireless Super Hub router. Perfect for larger households and speedy surfing.

New Student Deal: SUPER-FAST 100Mb UNLIMITED Broadband only deal with short 9 MONTH CONTRACT!

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up to* 100Mb
unlimited 9 months £31.50 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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TalkTalk Router 2012
Roundel Pink £85 Voucher

TalkTalk Unlimited Broadband

TalkTalk SimplyBroadband. Only pay for calls you use, nothing more. Ideal if you don't use many landline calls. Free wireless router.

TalkTalk's TOTALLY UNLIMITED broadband FREE router & FREE connection (worth £30) FREE £85 VOUCHER when you buy online!

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 12 months £3.50 price details Buy now 0800 049 7864
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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow 12 Month Discount

Virgin Media Big Easy Bundle

Fibre broadband, 60+ TV channels (including HD) & home phone. Free TiVo 500GB, wireless router & unlimited weekend calls.

Online offer: 12 MONTH PRICE DROP plus FREE 500GB TiVo box, FREE Virgin Super Hub & FREE INSTALLATION worth £49.95

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up to* 50Mb
unlimited 18 months £15.00 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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Technicolour TG582
Roundel Pink Online Exlusive

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband and Calls

Unlimited broadband with weekend calls included. Free wireless router. Free activation. Free UK-based customer support.

uSwitch EXCLUSIVE: Better than half price. ONLY £2.50 for 12 MONTHS (was £9.99) + FREE activation (worth £25) + FREE router!

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up to* 17Mb
unlimited 12 months £2.50 price details Buy now 0808 271 9241
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TalkTalk Router 2012
Roundel Pink £85 Voucher

TalkTalk Plus TV, Broadband & Phone

Totally unlimited broadband & anytime calls. Pause, rewind and record TV from the last 7 days plus Freeview, blockbusters & box sets.

Online offer: HALF PRICE FOR 3 MONTHS! plus a FREE YouView box worth £299 plus FREE £85 VOUCHER when you buy online!

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 18 months £9.25 price details Buy now 0800 049 7864
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BT Hardware with Extra Sainsburys £25 Voucher
Roundel NEXT £40

BT Broadband & Calls

Wireless BT Hub with weekend calls included + free WiFi minutes on 6 million Wi-Fi hotspots Free connection + free BT Sport.

uSwitch exclusive: only £7.50 for 6 MONTHS + FREE BT Sport & FREE £40 NEXT voucher plus FREE £25 Sainsbury's Gift Card online!

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up to* 17Mb
10GB 18 months £5.00 price details Buy now 0800 691 1783
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Sainsbury's extra roundel on BT home hub 5
Roundel NEXT £40

BT Infinity Unlimited Broadband & Calls

Super-fast fibre broadband + weekend calls. Free Wireless Home Hub 5, McAfee security + free BT Sport on app and online.

uSwitch EXCLUSIVE: £20 for 3 months plus get a FREE £40 NEXT VOUCHER with a FREE £50 Sainsbury's Gift Card online!

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up to* 76Mb
unlimited 18 months £20.00 price details Buy now 0800 691 1783
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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow 12 Month Discount

Virgin Media Big Bang Bundle + Sky Sports

Free 500Gb Tivo Box with full Sky Sports Collection + 130 TV channels. Free wireless router & weekend calls included.

Online offer: 12 MONTH PRICE DROP plus FREE online security, FREE Virgin Super Hub + FREE 500GB TiVo box when you buy online!

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up to* 100Mb
unlimited 18 months £49.25 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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*The "up to" speed displayed in Mb is the maximum possible speed you are likely to receive for this product. The actual speed you will get depends on your cabling, your area and (with non-fibre optic products) time of day and how far you are from the telephone exchange. Most providers will tell you the likely speed you will receive when you begin your online sign up - this may differ from the speed displayed in the table.

Student broadband explained

Although your parents may try to convince you that all they took to university was a knap-sack and a packet of biscuits and that they got along just fine, times have changed. Broadband has become an essential utility for students in this day and age and might just be the best study aid there is.

Facebook, Twitter and email access is non-negotiable and the ability to do research quickly online is also a must. That means that a high performance, best value student broadband deal is more important than ever before.

Universities are also operating more and more on the Internet, sending out vital emails, leaving important posts on their website, uploading notes and course content and even taking assessments online. And don’t forget those websites that are essential to nailing that all-important essay.

In fact, even without taking the work aspect into consideration, the Internet is a crucial and affordable way to stay in touch family and friends.

This page has all the information you need to compare the best broadband deals for students and find the right provider for your needs.

Choosing a student broadband package - what are the best student broadband deals?

  • Price: Always a major factor in a student broadband purchase. For more cheap deals see our cheap broadband page. But remember, you often get what you pay for: the best broadband deals aren't always the ones with the lowest monthly rate.
  • Contract length: Don't get tied down for longer than you need to. For more short contract deals see our short & no contract broadband page
  • Download allowance: Do you just want to browse Facebook and check email? Or are you a heavy downloader? For the latter, see our heavy use broadband page
  • Flexibility: No student likes to be tied down by their broadband connection. Wireless and mobile broadband packages are ideal for students who mainly connect to the Internet on laptops. See our mobile broadband and wireless broadband pages.

Student mobile broadband

Think carefully about your budget and what you need from a broadband package, and then try to choose appropriately.

If you're looking to get a great mobile broadband and free laptop deal you may be interested in netbooks. These are the latest in lightweight mobile computing.

Mobile broadband: compare all packages and deals here.

Note: Though the mobile broadband packages above may seem more pricey than their fixed-line alternatives, you will be saving substantially on line rental. This is something that's definitely worth considering if you intend to use your mobile phone for most of your calls.

Free laptop student broadband deals

Laptops are the ubiquitous must-have for students, both for studies and communication. Once upon a time providers would bundle a laptop together with a mobile broadband contract, enabling you to kill two birds with one stone and spread payments for an up-to-the-minute bit of kit.

However, in recent years laptop and mobile broadband deals have disappeared from the market. In their place, providers have launched mobile broadband tablet packages, the most popular of which team an Apple iPad with a monthly mobile internet allowance.

Free iPad deals

iPads are brilliant for note-taking, reading up on course books and keeping on top of your social life. All of which makes them a perfect student accessory.

Pick up an iPad on a contract deal and you'll get a monthly usage allowance just as you do with a laptop offer. And you'll be able to spread the cost of the device, so you won't have to find a big lump sum.

Check out iPad deals here: iPad deals

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