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Online gamers need more from their broadband than the average user. The packages here are ideal for gamers, with fast upload and download speeds, low contention ratios and high or no-limit usage allowances.

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Virgin Media
  • broadband
  • telephone

Virgin Media VIVID 100 Broadband & Phone

  • VIVID 100 great for busy households with up to 10 devices
  • Weekend calls to UK landlines, 0870 & Virgin Mobile numbers
  • Free Virgin Media Super Hub & QuickStart self install
More info

up to*

100Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£15.00

£17.99 line rental
Price Details
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0808 168 8217

uSwitch online exclusive
12 months discounted Broadband
Choice of rewards worth £50
BT
  • broadband
  • telephone

BT Infinity 2 Unlimited Broadband & Calls

  • Unlimited super-fast fibre broadband
  • Includes weekend calls
  • Connect at 5 million+ WiFi hotspots
More info

up to*

76Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£30.00

£18.99 line rental
Price Details
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Online exclusive
FREE £150 BT Reward prepaid card
Virgin Media
  • broadband
  • telephone

Virgin Media SuperFibre 50 Broadband & Calls

  • Great for small households with up to 4 devices
  • Weekend calls to UK landlines, 0870 & Virgin Mobile
  • Free Virgin Media Super Hub & QuickStart self install
More info

up to*

50Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£12.00for 9 months£19.00 thereafter

£17.99 line rental
Price Details
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Buy now

ENDS SOON

or call
0808 168 8217

Online exclusive
9 months discounted Broadband
Choice of rewards worth £50
Virgin Media
  • broadband

Virgin Media VIVID 100 Broadband Only

  • Unlimited downloads, perfect for lots of streaming & browsing
  • Great for busy households with up to 10 devices
  • Free Virgin Media Super Hub & QuickStart self install
More info

up to*

100Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£37.25

Price Details
Buy now
Buy now

or call
0808 168 8217

TalkTalk
  • broadband
  • telephone

TalkTalk Large Fibre Broadband

  • Speeds up to 76Mb perfect for large households
  • Take your landline on the move with the new Talk2Go App
  • Award-winning online protection with SuperSafe Boost
More info

up to*

76Mb

speed

18 month

contract

cost

£15.00

£17.70 line rental
Price Details
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Buy now

or call
0800 049 7864

Online exclusive
FREE £50 Love2shop voucher
BT
  • broadband
  • telephone

BT Infinity Unlimited Broadband & Calls

  • 5 x faster than the UK average broadband speed
  • UK's most powerful wifi signal with BT Smart Hub
  • Connect at 5 million+ WiFi hotspots & get 100GB Cloud storage
More info

up to*

52Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£12.50

£18.99 line rental
Price Details
Buy now
Buy now
Online exclusive
FREE £150 BT Reward prepaid card
Virgin Media
  • broadband

Virgin Media SuperFibre 50 Broadband Only

  • Great for small households with 1-4 devices
  • Unlimited downloads, perfect for streaming and browsing
  • Free Virgin Media Super Hub & QuickStart self install
More info

up to*

50Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£32.25

Price Details
Buy now
Buy now

or call
0808 168 8217

TalkTalk
  • broadband
  • telephone
  • tv

TalkTalk Essentials TV, Fibre Broadband & Phone

  • Speeds 5x faster than the UK average & get a free super router
  • Enjoy up to 80 entertainment channels
  • Pause, rewind & record with a YouView box
More info

up to*

38Mb

speed

18 month

contract

cost

£20.00

£17.70 line rental
Price Details
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Buy now

or call
0800 049 7864

Online exclusive
FREE £50 Love2shop voucher

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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.

The deals available at your postcode are subject to local availability. The provider will confirm availability for your line.

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Broadband deals explained

In recent years, internet gaming has increased in popularity exponentially. This guide will take you through a few things to take into consideration to ensure you get the very best online gaming experience. And maybe even you give you an advantage against the competition.

Choosing gaming broadband:

  • Speed- Obviously, you are looking for the fastest broadband connection possible.
  • Download allowance- Download limits are soon reached when gaming intensively, so if you‘re a high internet user you might prefer an unlimited package.
  • Low latency - Latency refers to the time it takes for a press on your joypad to register in the game you're playing.
  • No throttle - Because gaming is a bandwidth heavy activity, some ISPs will slow down your connection. Try and find one that doesn't use traffic shaping.
  • Low contention ratio If lots of people are using broadband from the same exchange as you, you'll get a slower connection and suffer from lag while you're gaming. To ensure that doesn't happen look around for a broadband provider with a low contention ratio.
  • Freebies - Some providers, such as Virgin Media, offer extra incentives for gamers.

Gaming broadband ISPs

The following broadband providers excel in offering great-value gaming broadband packages:

  • BT's fibre broadband Infinity products are fantastic for online gaming, offering speeds of up to 76Mbps in most parts of the UK and low latency rates to ensure minimum lag between the moment you press your controlpad and the moment the command is registered. If you're lucky to be in area covered by BT's pure-fibre network, you can sign up for 330Mbps broadband and really supercharge your gaming.
  • Virgin Media's super fast fibre optic broadband packages minimise 'ping' to provide customers with the smoothest gaming experience possible. The top of the range Virgin Media broadband product offers 152Mbps.
  • TalkTalk's cable broadband offers comparable speeds in line with BT Infinity.
  • PlusNet offer excellent support for gamers using their PlusNet Pro package, which prioritises gaming traffic to ensure your experience isn't compromised.

Gaming consoles and broadband:

  • PS4, PSP, PS3, Wii or Nintendo 3DS - Pretty simple to connect too and these three have wireless capability - just make sure your wireless router is compatible.
  • Xbox One - This also supports wireless broadband, so it's very easy to connect.
  • Xbox 360- You're going to need to buy a wireless adapter, or connect directly to a modem.
  • Playstation 2, or Xbox, or older- You may have to buy additional hardware such as a network adaptor.

Note:

  • Some internet games require subscription payments even after you have bought the game. Mostly these are MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) such as the hugely popular World of Warcraft. This is because when you play these games you involve yourself in a community that needs maintenance, the cost of which is covered by your subs.

However, if you just want to race someone on the other side of the world on Mario Kart DS, then your DS will connect immediately through a wireless network straight out of the box and there's no need to pay a penny.

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