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Independent communications regulator Ofcom has released a new broadband guide aimed at students.

The publication gives students a simple overview of broadband options available to them, such as choosing fixed-line or mobile broadband and opting for contract or pay-as-you-go services.

According to Ofcom, options relating to things such as broadband can "often be taken for granted" and students need to give some thought to their choices.

It's guide said: "Fixed line broadband services also generally have more generous download limits if you intend to use broadband for more than just internet browsing and emails.

"But mobile broadband can be more flexible as you can also use it outside of your home."

Recent figures from Ofcom showed that the number of unbundled broadband lines in the UK has now surpassed the six million mark.

Unbundled lines are where rival broadband providers offer services over BT's copper network.

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