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For those looking to switch broadband provider, one advisor has offered tips on making the process run smoothly.

According to the Motley Fool, while more people are choosing to change supplier to get a better deal, it is important to follow a few guidelines to ensure that potential complications are avoided.

The first step should be to check the terms and conditions of current contracts to see whether the contract period has ended.

The financial advisory site states that even if the agreement hasn't expired, customers may still be able to switch if their provider has fallen foul of conditions of service.

Renegotiating contracts are one option for those looking for a cheaper package, while for those wanting a new provider, it is advisable to check out all costs associated with the deal, including connection fees and line rental.

Customer service is also highlighted as an important aspect of broadband provision, while the final suggestion is not to be "pushed around" in seeking out a new deal.

Such recommendations follow a recent report by the National Audit Office which found that a minority are still finding it difficult to switch broadband provider.

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