Many people think that getting broadband packages at home for the first time or switching from their current broadband provider is difficult, but it doesn't have to be. At uSwitch, we show you all our best broadband package deals, displayed with all the key features highlighted so that you can choose your broadband provider and broadband package quickly and easily.
We also include a 'price details' button so you can see the costs associated with the package — such as line rental, offer cost and regular price — to help you make an informed decision.
Our site lets you filter the product table according to 'Popularity', 'Speed', 'Download Allowance', 'Contract' or 'Monthly Cost', whichever feature matters most to you.
It is also important to bear in mind the following factors when comparing broadband packages.
Enter your postcode into our broadband postcode checker to find out which broadband packages are available in your area.
Only some areas of the UK have access to every broadband package on the market. This is due to the fact that some internet service providers (ISPs) use special technology and also because some connections, such as cable broadband, require a whole new network of cables to be laid. However, nearly every UK household can get ADSL broadband — the most popular type of broadband package.
Wireless routers are devices that transmit broadband wirelessly so that a number of computers, gaming consoles and other internet-enabled devices can connect to the internet simultaneously throughout the home without the use of wires.
You can find a list of broadband and free wireless router packages available so you don't have to buy your own router.
Most home broadband packages require an active BT landline in order to operate. This type of broadband is called ADSL broadband. If you have an active BT line, you can either choose broadband packages that offer standard ADSL, offered by the majority of providers, or ADSL2.
Alternatively, you can switch your BT landline to your new ISP's landline service and get inclusive calls.
Compare ADSL broadband packages on our dedicated comparison page.
The rise in mobile phone usage has meant that use of landlines has decreased. In fact, many people now no longer require a landline or traditional home broadband package at all. This is leading people to consider options such as cable and mobile broadband.
Cable broadband is available from fibre-optic broadband providers Virgin Media, Plusnet, TalkTalk, Sky and John Lewis, as well as BT's Infinity service. Cable broadband is similar to ADSL broadband but is delivered through fibre-optic cables instead of BT telephone lines. Cable broadband is also much faster than ADSL broadband and provides UK subscribers with speeds of up to 330Mbps, depending upon location.
Compare cable broadband packages on our fibre-optic broadband comparison site.
Mobile broadband packages run on 3G and 4G mobile phone networks and therefore do not need a landline. Mobile broadband is perhaps best suited to people looking for greater flexibility in their communications and who need to get online while they're on the move.
4G is a newer mobile broadband technology and offers connection speeds up to five times faster than 3G; however, while 4G coverage has increased, it isn't as readily available as 3G network signals.
Compare all mobile broadband deals here.
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