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Black Friday and Cyber Monday broadband deals

Black Friday got off to a slow start in the UK, but now it’s become one of the country’s biggest shopping days. Here’s our tips on how to find a good Black Friday broadband deal.

Black Friday: the phrase can either fill you with dread or joy. It’s a time to get some great deals on electronics and other Christmas gifts, and broadband providers have started piggybacking on the uptake in electronics purchases by offering Black Friday broadband deals.

But with so many offers, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you.

Help is at hand, though. On this page, we've handpicked a selection of the best deals from the major providers. And in the event that those we've highlighted don't suit you, we've also compiled some tips to help you find one that does.

Black Friday broadband deals: what's up for grabs?

More deals are being announced every day. But below you'll find a list of the outstanding offers that are up for grabs right now.

For a fuller picture of the range of Black Friday deals flooding the market, head to our Black Friday comparison page.

Sky Black Friday deals

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Sky's standout Black Friday deal gets you its Sky Q Ultimate TV Bundle for £55 per month. That bags you the best of Sky Box Sets and Neflix. And they're throwing in a free 43" LG TV worth £399, too.

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Plusnet Black Friday deals

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Plusnet has the cut the price of its Unlimited Fibre service to £23.99 per month. For that outlay, you'll get a connection offering speeds of up to 36Mbps and a free £50 pre-paid debit card.

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BT Black Friday deals

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The pick of BT's Black Friday broadband deals bags you its Unlimited Broadband package for £29.99 a month, plus a one-off delivery charge of £9.99. The monthly amount offers total savings of £108 over an 18-month period.

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NOW TV Black Friday deals

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NOW TV is offering a nine-month Sky Sports pass for £20 per month, saving you £126 over the course of the contract. This includes all ten Sky Sports channels.

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TalkTalk Black Friday deals

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Go with TalkTalk this Black Friday and you can get its Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband for £17 per month. This represents a saving of £120 over the course of the 12-month contract. They've also the set-up free to £9.99.

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EE Black Friday deals

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EE is offering its Unlimited Superfast Fibre Plus Broadband for £30 per month, equating to a saving of £198 over the course of the contract.

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What is Black Friday?

Black Friday comes to us from the US. The name refers to the Friday following Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Therefore, Black Friday is always the fourth Friday in November. This year, it falls on 24 November.

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Since the early 20th century, this day has come to signal the beginning of the Christmas shopping season for a few reasons. In America, Thanksgiving is a major holiday, and there are televised parades – usually sponsored by department stores – to celebrate the holiday. At the end of most parades, Santa Claus makes an appearance, which inevitably makes people start thinking about Christmas and shopping.

This is convenient because students and most non-retail employees have both the Thursday and Friday off of work, giving most people a four-day weekend – perfect for shopping.

Why is it called Black Friday? Black Friday is one of the biggest, busiest shopping days of the year. Because of the increase in spending, there’s a popular theory that the day gets its name from older accounting systems which wrote losses in red ink and profits in black. The uptick in sales on this day drive enough profits to move stores out of the red and into the black – but this is just a theory. In reality, no one knows exactly where the name came from.

One thing is clear, though: Black Friday is here to stay.

What's Cyber Monday?

While many people still go shopping in stores on Black Friday, thanks to store-only offers and doorbuster sales, retailers noticed an interesting shift in the early 2000s.

In 2003 and 2004, online sales for retailers – particularly clothing stores – spiked on the following Monday. This could be due to people who were too busy with family or travel over the Thanksgiving weekend to get any shopping done, or maybe people needed back-up gifts after missing out on limited-time Black Friday deals in store. Or maybe employees returning to work after a long weekend wanted to carry on shopping rather than focusing on work again.

Online retailers quickly took advantage of this trend and coined a new term and holiday in 2005: Cyber Monday.

This year, Cyber Monday is 26 November.

How to get a good Black Friday broadband deal

Before you rush into signing up for a broadband contract, make sure it’s actually a good offer for you.

If you’re looking to switch your broadband after buying some new electronics, think about what kind of deal you’re after. With new devices being added to your home, maybe you need to up your data allowance or speeds – but by how much? If you’re just checking e-mails and Facebook, you might not need a heavy usage deal. If you’re planning on shelling out for a Netflix subscription to get through the colder months, however, you might want to opt for an unlimited package.

Did you just buy a new TV on sale? Look for broadband bundles that also include TV packages. And if it’s a smart TV, don’t forget that your TV will now be using your data and broadband, too.

Don’t be swayed by any freebies on offer – make sure you read the fine print and keep your actual usage habits in mind. Check out how long those discounts actually last for, too. Are they only good for a few months or do they last the entire contract?

Speaking of the contract, consider the cost of the full contract, not just the monthly rate. Yes, it requires some maths, but what you think is a good deal might not actually be a good deal once you add it all out.

Finally, make sure you check your current contract – if you’re still in one – to see what fees you’re required to pay if you switch providers. If these fees are too high, it may offset the savings you’d get from any Black Friday broadband deals. Keep in mind you'll need to notify your provider roughly 30 days in advance, even if you're out of contract, before you can switch, but you can use this to lock in a great broadband deal now, even if your contract ends in December.

Compare all Black Friday broadband deals now.