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Our top 10 broadband deals for heavy usage

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Heavy broadband user? If you download a lot you'll need a higher usage allowance than standard broadband packages offer.

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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 switching process.

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Broadband deals explained

Heavy-use broadband packages are offered by a number of broadband providers and are aimed at the growing market of people who are downloading large amounts of data every month.

What is heavy-use of broadband?

Each broadband provider has a different way of defining what constitutes heavy use of broadband or data. But generally, those using their broadband all day and during evening peak-time periods to download large files — such as movies, songs and video clips — are heavy users.

Unlimited broadband

As communication, work and gaming increasingly move online, download limits are a constraint that no longer needs to be endured. As you’ve been browsing through the site, you’ve probably noticed a number of internet service providers (ISPs) that offer an ‘unlimited’ download allowance.

Heavy users should consider:

Heavy-use broadband and fair usage policies

Many of these packages are subject to fair usage policies or FUPs. These policies attempt to make sure that all internet users within any one exchange get fair access to the internet.

They do this by restricting the speed of excessive users, following a warning, during peak times. Excessive users are a minority and include those who use peer-to-peer software and download large files (such as movies) on a regular basis. For more information, refer to our guide on what is a fair usage policy.

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