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If you shared information on how much you pay for your broadband, your results will highlight deals with an annual saving of £5 or more. Annual savings show what you could save in the first 12 months. Your savings are the difference between the annual cost you entered for your current deal and the deal you could switch to. The annual savings amount does not include:
  • setup costs or one-off payments
  • vouchers, bill credit or other goods
  • annual price increases

*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.

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.

If you prefer, you can sort deals by monthly cost, speed or contract length. You can also choose to show costs as monthly or full contract, which lets you see the total spend over the contract period, including any setup costs.

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How to choose the right broadband package

There are many great broadband deals to choose from for customers in Manchester, with speeds and prices to suit any budget and meet the demands of any household.

You'll can choose from a number of types of broadband that offer different speeds, including:

  • standard ADSL broadband
  • superfast fibre
  • cable solutions
  • full fibre connections.

Depending on the number of people in your household and how much you use the internet, you might need a particular minimum speed.

The good news is, more than 96% of premises in the city have access to superfast broadband speeds of 70Mbps and above for some reasonably affordable prices. That speed will be more than enough if you're in a small household without much internet use.

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Which internet providers are in Manchester?

All of the UK's major internet providers offer services in Manchester, so there is a lot of choice on offer. Consumers should not only look at the prices, but also the speeds, the contract length and what extras are on offer when comparing broadband providers.

Here are some of the most popular options in Manchester.

Sky Broadband

Ideal for TV and sport fans, Sky offers a wide range of broadband, phone, TV and mobile deals, so you can mix and match what's included in your package.

With a huge range of entertainment, film and sports packages on offer, it's also great for families thanks to its range of kids content and comprehensive parental controls.


Plusnet offers some of the best-value broadband deals in the UK, with standard and fibre options at affordable prices.

It's also notable for the quality of its UK-based customer service, often winning the Best Customer Service Provider prize in Uswitch Broadband Awards.

Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers some of the fastest broadband speeds in Manchester, as well as a wide range of extras.

With entertainment, sports and movie packages available through its powerful TV 360 set-top box, there's sure to be something for everyone on a Virgin Media bundle deal, but you can also get broadband-only deals if all you're interested in is fast speeds.


Those signing up for Vodafone broadband deals in Manchester benefit from the company's Ultimate Speed Guarantee, which gives you money back off your bill if speeds fail to reach a minimum standard.

Meanwhile, if you're already a Vodafone mobile customer, you can enjoy a discount on the monthly cost of your broadband.


BT is the UK's largest broadband provider and offers a range of deals with average speeds of up to 67Mbps in Manchester. And some areas even offer BT speeds up to 900Mbps.

As well as the firm's powerful Smart Hub Wi-Fi router and the optional Complete Wi-Fi, BT customers can take advantage of a wide range of extras, including powerful antivirus software, free cloud storage and access to five million Wi-Fi hotspots around the country.

Browse our wireless broadband deals.

How to get ultrafast broadband in Manchester

There are several ways in which consumers can get ultrafast broadband in Manchester, which is defined as download speeds of more than 100Mbps.

The most common way will be through a Virgin Media cable. This can provide speeds of up to 1.1Mbps and will require an engineer to visit your home and install the necessary hardware.

A growing number of locations are also be able to secure full fibre services, which run fibre-optic cables right to your front door — as opposed to most standard fibre services which still rely on copper cables for the last bit of the journey. Again, an engineer may need to come to your home in order to hook up the right hardware.

Companies offering this service only include Hyperoptic. Although this firm focuses its attention mainly on large apartment buildings, there are hundreds of buildings in Manchester and the surrounding areas that are connected to this network.

To find out if your home can access ultrafast speeds, you can use Uswitch's postcode checker, which will show you all the services that you can access at your home, what speeds are available and the prices you can expect to pay.

What business broadband can I get in Manchester?

Manchester is a global hub for business, so having a fast, reliable broadband connection is essential for offices based there.

Thankfully, Uswitch offers a range of business broadband deals that are available in Manchester. So if you're looking to switch your workplace's broadband provider, take a look at our best business broadband deals.

Is fibre-optic available in Manchester?

There are lots of fibre-optic broadband options in Manchester. Over 96% of UK homes can get fibre broadband, and Manchester as one of the biggest cities in the country is bound to offer a similar amount.

If you're looking for full fibre broadband, there are a growing number of places that can get this type of broadband too. Be sure to search with your address at to find out if your property can get connected.

What's the best broadband provider in Manchester?

Since Manchester homes and business have access to the majority of major UK broadband providers, the best provider is the one that offers you the speed, price and extras you need.

For example, ultrafast broadband is available in Manchester from the likes of BT and Virgin Media, but if you don't need download speeds of 900Mbps then you can save money on a cheaper superfast broadband deal which still offers great speeds for streaming and scrolling.