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Our featured broadband deals this month


BT Superfast Fibre Broadband

  • wifi
  • 50Mb
    average* speed
    24 month
    £28.99 p/m£9.99 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    • £100 Reward Card
    Virgin Media

    Virgin Media M100 Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone

  • wifi
  • phone
  • 108Mb
    average* speed
    12 month
    £27.00 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    • uSwitch exclusive

    Plusnet Fixed Price Unlimited Fibre Extra & Phone Line

  • wifi
  • 66Mb
    average* speed
    18 month
    £26.99 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    • uSwitch exclusive
    • £75 cashback

    Our featured broadband & TV deals this month


    TalkTalk TV & Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband

  • wifi
  • tv
  • 11Mb
    average* speed
    114 channels
    12 month
    £21.95 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    • Free hardware worth £25

    Sky Superfast Broadband & Sky Entertainment TV

  • wifi
  • tv
  • 59Mb
    average* speed
    300 channels
    18 month
    £39.00 p/m£29.95 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    • 31-day add-ons for Kids, Box Sets and HD available

    BT Superfast Fibre & Starter + BT Sport Package

  • wifi
  • tv
  • 50Mb
    average* speed
    50 channels
    24 month
    £38.99 p/m£49.99 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    • £100 Reward Card
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    Broadband deals explained

    What is the best broadband deal?

    There’s no one-size-fits-all answer as to what the best broadband deal is. Each home has its own unique requirements based on the number of people and devices using broadband, what activities you use your broadband for or what extras you’d like — or would like to avoid — in your broadband package.

    At uSwitch, we make finding your best broadband deal easy by letting you compare broadband deals from a number of providers across the market. You can use our filters to narrow your search down to your must-haves, whether it’s a certain provider, price, broadband speed or TV channel you’re after.

    Best broadband deals on in December 2019

    How to find the best broadband deal

    To find the best broadband deal for your home, you should consider the following factors:

    • Broadband speeds: For most of us, speed is the most important factor when choosing a broadband package, and faster is usually better. You can buy the cheapest broadband package on offer, but if it’s not a fast enough speed, it’s not much of a deal.
    • Monthly price: The price you pay each month is likely going to be a critical factor when you’re looking for a new broadband deal. Many providers offer heavy discounts during the length of your contract, but do keep an eye out for when your contract ends. At uSwitch, we’ve found that out of contract costs rise by over 62% on average. There are also a number of other points to consider before just looking at the monthly price as there may be hidden savings — and costs — in other areas.
    • Contract length: Broadband deals tend to be offered as 12- or 18-month contracts, although some providers do offer flexible rolling plans. Although long contracts may seem off-putting, they actually benefit you since you’ll get to pay a lower monthly price for a longer period of time. But if you’re a student or renter, you’ll want to play close attention to the length of your contract or you could get stung by early termination fees.
    • Setup costs: When looking for broadband deals, don’t just pay attention to the monthly price, keep an eye out for setup costs. A low monthly price may be offset by an expensive upfront payment.
    • Freebies and rewards: To make a broadband deal more attractive, many providers will add on some kind of reward — like cashback, bill credits or a tech gift. Depending on the value of these (and the value to you), these can bring down the effective monthly cost.
    • Add-ons that you need: Broadband deals aren’t always limited to just broadband. You can typically find broadband packages from providers that bundle together several services, like TV packages, call plans or even mobile contracts. Bundling broadband and TV has its benefits, but you’ll want to make sure you’re choosing the right TV package for your needs before signing up. Check to make sure you’re able to watch your favourite series or sports.

    What broadband speed do I need?

    If you’ve been searching for a new broadband deal, you’ve likely seen speeds advertised as Mbps, which stands for “megabits per second” and refers to the download rate you can expect. When looking at broadband deals and evaluating broadband speeds, you probably know that a higher number of Mbps is faster. But just how much broadband speed do you need?

    A good way to gauge what speed you need is to run a broadband speed test while you’re at home and on your Wi-Fi network. A broadband speed test will tell you the download and upload speeds available on your current connection. If you’re happy with your broadband speed, you’ll want to find a broadband deal that can match these speeds. If you’re finding yourself always buffering or unhappy with your current broadband package, then look for something faster.

    Alternatively, you can always guess what broadband speed you need based on your home and what you mainly use the internet for.

    • 0-30 Mbps: If you live in a home with only one or two other people, or if you don’t often use the internet for more than browsing or social media, you can likely get away with ADSL broadband, which offers average speeds around 10Mbps.
    • 30-60 Mbps: Homes with three or more users online at the same time — especially if any or all of you are streaming — will want to opt for a fibre broadband package. Infrequent streamers and smaller houses can likely get away with a broadband deal offering speeds of 38Mbps or 50Mbps.
    • 60-100 Mbps: For homes where streaming is the main form of entertainment, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a steady connection to try to avoid buffering. Faster fibre broadband deals, offering speeds around 63Mbps, are usually only a few pounds more per month and are worth it for larger houses or people who love to stream TV series and films.
    • 100Mbps or higher: If you’re into gaming, have a lot of devices in your home or often download large files, you’ll want to look for broadband deals that can offer speeds in excess of 100Mbps. People who regularly work from home may also be interested in these faster connections to make conference calls and file-sharing even easier.

    Will I get the advertised broadband speed?

    The broadband speeds advertised on our broadband deals are average speeds, which is the current standard that providers have to adhere to. Average speeds are measured during peak time — between 8pm and 10pm when most people are online — and must be available to at least 50% of users. This means you’ve got a 50/50 chance of getting speeds above or below this number.

    There are a number of other factors that can affect your broadband speed:

    • The type of connection you have. In general, fibre broadband — whether fibre to the home or fibre to the cabinet — offers faster, more reliable speeds than ADSL broadband, which relies only on copper wires.
    • The time of day. Similar to a highway during rush hour, the number of people online can affect your broadband speed. During peak time when more people are online, your broadband speed may slow down. Again, this is an issue that mainly affects people on ADSL broadband deals.
    • How far you live from the exchange or cabinet. Depending on how far you are from the exchange, your broadband speed may be slower, particularly for fibre to the cabinet connections. With fibre to the cabinet broadband deals, the cabinets are connected to the telephone exchange by fibre-optic cables, which can transmit data faster than copper wires, but the final leg is made up of copper wires to your home. The further you live from the cabinet or exchange, the more of your wiring relies on copper wires, which means your connection will be slower.
    • Where you put your router. If your Wi-Fi connection is poor, it could just be as simple as moving your router. Many of us like to hide our routers in cabinets, but this interferes with the signal and will slow your broadband connection down. Keep your router out in the open, ideally away from other electrical devices.

    What broadband deals are available in my area?

    When looking for a broadband deal, it’s important to make sure it’s actually available in your area. Because broadband relies on fixed lines and infrastructure, not all broadband deals are available in every area. Before browsing our tables and comparing broadband deals, use our broadband postcode checker first to start narrowing down deals that you can actually get.

    Can I get a fibre broadband deal?

    If it’s been a while since you’ve switched broadband, you’ll probably be surprised to know that over 95% of the UK now has access to fibre broadband. As its availability has increased, the price of fibre broadband has come down by a lot, and there are a number of fibre broadband deals available on our site from a number of major providers. If you sort our tables by speed or broadband type, you’ll see that most fibre broadband deals are only a few pounds more per month, and the benefits that come from fibre are well worth the extra outlay.

    The benefits of fibre broadband:

    • Faster speeds. Depending upon the type of fibre broadband deal you sign up for, you can expect speeds ranging from roughly 36Mbps to 900Mbps. This is well in excess of what ADSL broadband can offer, which are typically around 10Mbps.
    • Reliability. Due to the infrastructure behind it, fibre broadband offers a more reliable connection than ADSL. Because fibre-optic cables can carry more data faster, people on fibre broadband deals don’t experience the same slowing of broadband during peak times.

    Should I get a broadband and phone deal?

    Both ADSL and fibre to the cabinet broadband deals rely on copper phone wires, so for these types of deals, you’ll also have to pay for line rental. This is already factored into the advertised cost of all broadband deals and is not optional, even if you rely more on your mobile than your home phone. A number of broadband providers do offer call packages as well, which can potentially save you money if you’re still using your home phone. If you’re interested in finding a broadband deal with calls included, check out our dedicated compare page for broadband and phone deals.

    Should I get a broadband and TV deal?

    In addition to calls packages, a number of major broadband providers offer TV bundled together with their broadband deals. Signing up for a broadband and TV deal can often save you money — but only if you’re taking full advantage of your TV package. Before purchasing a broadband and TV deal, take stock of what you want out of a TV package. Do you watch a lot of live TV or do you mainly use catch-up or streaming services? Do you frequently record series or could you make do with a set-top box that doesn’t include this function? What series do you need to watch as they air and which could you watch as a boxset?

    Once you know what features and channels you want out of broadband and TV deal, you can compare broadband and TV deals on our featured page.

    How to switch to a new broadband deal

    Switching to a new broadband deal is easy. Here are some common questions we get about switching broadband.

    Can I switch at any time? Are there any restrictions?

    If you’re out of contract you can switch broadband provider at any time and won’t be liable for any early termination charges.

    However, if you’re still within your contract term or haven’t reached the minimum period that your provider insists on, it’s likely you’ll have to either pay up your contract or pay a charge.

    The exception is if, during the contract term, the provider you want to leave increases the price of the monthly subscription you agreed to when you signed up. In this case you’re free to leave without any financial penalty.

    How do I know if I’m out of contract?

    Ideally you’ll have noted down when your contract started. At uSwitch, we offer a contract reminder service for account holders. But if you haven’t recorded the start date, don’t worry — just ring your provider and ask. They’re legally obliged to tell you if you’re still under contract, as well as when your contract ends.

    Will I lose my broadband service at any stage?

    That depends on which type of provider you’re switching to and switching from.

    If you're switching between providers on the Openreach network — which covers a lot of major providers, including BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet and Sky — switching is seamless and easy. Simply contact your new provider and they'll coordinate the start date with your current provider. This should result in minimal downtime for you.

    To switch to or from Virgin Media, you'll need to contact both providers and coordinate the start and end dates to avoid overlap or downtime.

    Broadband awards

    uSwitch Broadband Awards

    For the past 11 years, uSwitch has polled customers and expert judges to determine the best in broadband. This year, we polled over 10,000 broadband customers to decide the winners in our consumer-voted award categories, including Broadband Provider of the Year, Best Provider Customer Service and Quad-play Provider of the Year.

    Our expert judges — including industry experts and tech journalists — weighed in on Best Triple Play Provider, TV Provider of the Year and Best Smart Media Device.

    To determine our Fastest Broadband Provider, we used results from our broadband speed test.

    2019 uSwitch Award winners

    Broadband & TV CategoriesWinnerHighly commended
    Best Triple Play ProviderNow TVBT
    Best Provider Customer ServicePlusnetVodafone
    Best Smart Media Device (judges’ award)Amazon Fire StickGoogle Chromecast
    Best TV Content (judges’ award)NetflixSky
    Best TV Streaming Service (judges’ award)NetflixNow TV
    Best Value Broadband ProviderVodafonePlusnet
    Broadband Provider of the YearVodafonePlusnet
    Fastest Broadband ProviderVirgin MediaBT
    TV Provider of the YearNow TVEE
    Most Popular Broadband ProviderTalkTalkBT
    Mobiles, Broadband & TV CategoriesWinnersHighly Commended
    Telecoms Innovation Award (judges’ award)Google Pixel 3 - Night Sight ModeHuawei Mate 20 Pro - Reverse Wireless Charging
    Quadplay Provider of the YearSkyEE

    To see our uSwitch Award winners in Mobiles and to find out more about our awards, visit our dedicated uSwitch Awards page.

    About this site

    • The UK’s biggest broadband comparison site
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    With millions of visitors and switches every month plus exclusive home and mobile broadband deals to suit every budget and need, uSwitch Broadband is the UK’s number one broadband comparison site.

    We scour the entire market and the leading broadband providers to bring you the top broadband, TV and home phone offers and use our market position to secure market-leading exclusive deals that you won’t find anywhere else.

    So if you’re looking for a top-of-the-range TV bundle or want to check out great value broadband only deals, we’re confident we’ve got what you’re looking for.

    Compare broadband deals now on our best broadband deals comparison page.

    Comparison tools and tables To take the strain out of switching, our comparison tables highlight the offers recommended by our team of broadband experts. You can buy with absolute confidence and be certain you’re getting the best broadband deal.

    Want to make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for? uSwitch’s broadband speed test is free to use and lets you check the speed of your home or mobile broadband connection in seconds.

    It can also tell you how your broadband speed compares with other homes in your area, as well as other providers so you can see exactly what’s available to you.

    Broadband news and guides Updated daily, our news section keeps you abreast of everything from surveys of the fastest broadband providers and new money-saving offers to ongoing drive to improve super-fast broadband coverage across the UK.

    You’ll also find handy guides to help you make informed buying decisions and bite-sized breakdowns that get you up to speed with new broadband technology.

    Need more help? We also have longer, more dedicated guides to help you out.

    If you need to know the difference between standard ADSL broadband and fibre broadband or want some tips on switching broadband, this is where you’ll get the assistance you’re looking for.

    How does uSwitch Broadband make money? When you sign up for broadband through uSwitch we’re paid a fee in commission from the broadband provider you choose.

    The commission income enables us to offer a free service to compare broadband deals and allows us to develop broadband comparison tools we offer on the site.

    uSwitch Broadband awards Decided by public vote and an expert panel of judges, the annual uSwitch broadband awards are the industry’s most respected, prestigious awards.

    If we name a provider as the UK’s best for home broadband, mobile broadband or customer service, you can be sure it’s an award that’s well merited.

    Want to see who was named best broadband provider? Find out the answer and much, much more at our dedicated broadband awards page.

    * The "average" speed displayed in Mb represents the speed available to 50% of customers with this product during peak time (between 8pm and 10pm). 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 average speed displayed on our table.