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UK consumers can get greater value for money if they take broadband services as part of a bundle, Ofcom has claimed.

In a new report, the communications regulator said broadband packages - which could potentially include internet, home phone, TV and/or mobile services - typically offer better value than standalone deals.

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"Some consumers may buy a landline service from one provider and a broadband service from another," Ofcom noted.

"Other consumers may buy both together as a bundle from a single provider."

The regulator said prices for bundled services are "typically cheaper" than the equivalent total price of standalone services. 

Double, triple and quad-play broadband deals can allow UK consumers to save money - helping to make communication services even more affordable.

Ofcom revealed the price of the average home broadband deal has fallen significantly since 2004, ensuring homeowners get better value for money.

Ten years ago, subscribers paid an average of £31.79 per month for their home broadband connection.

But by the end of 2012, increased industry competition and technological innovation had brought the price down to £16.38 per month.

And with service providers such as TalkTalk and Plusnet launching low-cost broadband packages in 2013, the average price may have further reduced over the last 12 months.

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