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uSwitch rated takes into account deals that are proving to be popular with our customers, that are competitive in the market and have a smooth buying process.

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*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.

Contract discount compares the promotional price currently offered across all services (broadband, line rental, TV, etc.) against the monthly cost of the same package without promotions, multiplied by the duration of the contract.

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

We aim to take the strain out of broadband comparison. Good broadband deals aren't just about the price, it's also about what's included in the product, the speeds offered and any extra incentives providers are offering. To balance all of these, we have developed a ranking formula that takes into account deals that are proving to be popular with our customers, that are competitive in the market and have a smooth buying process.

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Broadband deals explained

Cheap broadband deals are easier to track down than you might expect. As the cost of living continues to rise, belt-tightening is more important than ever before and internet service providers (ISPs) are responding with the cheapest broadband deals so far.

To make their broadband packages as attractive as possible in these hard times, ISPs have even have to start throwing in freebies, such as vouchers, cashback, bill credits or even free cases of wine.

Combat the downturn with budget broadband bundle offers

For those of us looking to cut back on our monthly bills, a cheap broadband starter pack can get everything you need, while leaving you with some spare cash to spend elsewhere.

Some of the most appealing cheap broadband packages are those that give us great deals on something else on top of our broadband.

Cheap broadband is increasingly becoming more about a whole home entertainment package, and ISPs have cottoned on to the fact that budget broadband bundles that take extra services are what we want.

Cheap Broadband gets you started

Taking out a cheap broadband package is great if you're not sure which package is right for you.

It's also good to know you can always upgrade to a more costly package later on, whereas you may have to wait until the end of the contract to downgrade.

Some of the cheapest broadband deals on the market are basic or starter packs. These cheap broadband starter packs usually come with a free wireless router as well as free home phone calls.

Benefits of cheap broadband

  • Light users or browsers Some of us only want to use the internet at the weekends or in the evenings, just to check our email and maybe browse a few internet shops. Cheap broadband packages are a great way for light internet users to have access to emails and online shopping.

  • Beginners If you're just getting started with the internet, it's really not worth signing up to an expensive long term contract with a hefty usage limit. You may well find that you are a techy in the making and end up becoming a heavy internet user, but it definitely makes sense to sign up for a cheap package - you can always upgrade later!

  • Students If you want to save your pennies for books or beers, then finding the cheapest broadband deal will be a top priority. Several of the top ISPs cater to your needs with cheap broadband deals designed to fulfil students' requirements. With dedicated student deals making broadband cheap as chips, why would you pay more?

Things to consider when buying cheap broadband

Something that seems like a great cheap broadband deal could actually turn out to be a false economy if it doesn't give you everything that you want. When signing up for a cheap broadband deal, you should consider several things:

  • Speed
  • Download allowance
  • Contract length

It is also worth checking whether there are any hidden costs that come with cheap broadband deals. Some ISPs will make money from you by selling you a cheap broadband package then adding extras at a cost, for example:

  • Set-up charges: How much does it cost to set up your contract? Most ISPs don’t charge anything for set-up but it’s worth finding out, particularly if you are installing new hardware.
  • Hardware costs: Do you have to pay for a router, and if you do, do you have to have a router? You may already have a working router at home. If you do, it’s worth finding out if you can use it with your new plan, instead of paying for a new one.
  • Delivery charges Make sure you find out about all delivery costs if you are going to have new broadband hardware sent to you in the post. Most of the major ISPs will send you everything you need for free, but it’s worth checking so you don’t get stung for P&P.

With the rising cost of living forcing everyone to make cutbacks and savings, it could be well worth your while to switching to a new broadband provider.

Finding the cheapest broadband deals is easy using the table above. As utility bills go sky-high, it's reassuring to know you can find a great cheap broadband deal to make savings without sacrificing your connection!

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