These broadband deals could offer faster speeds, better download limits and save you money. Compare broadband here to switch to one that will improve your service.
This table has been sorted to display the fastest average* speed deals first.
This table has been limited to display a maximum of 10 deals, sorted by the highest download speed first.
*The average download speed displayed in Mb is 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 a variety of factors such as your cabling, your area, how far you are from the telephone exchange as well as time of day. The majority of providers will tell you the speed you will likely 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.
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The best broadband deal will be different for every household, depending on their circumstances and lifestyles. For instance, four flatmates in their twenties will have different requirements to a retired couple. Some consumers may prioritise connection speeds, affordability, or perks like TV packages and Wi-Fi hotspots.
Key factors to consider when choosing the best UK broadband deals include:
Read more about how to choose and compare broadband here.
By law, advertised broadband speeds represent an average, so actual speeds in your household are likely to vary depending on local infrastructure. Research average speeds using postcode checkers, to see what’s available before you sign up, and check whether a particular ISP is regarded as one of the best broadband providers on the market. Additionally, ensure the speed of the package under consideration is really necessary – there’s little value in signing up for a 300Mbps connection in a holiday home, for instance.
Unlimited broadband allows you to spend as much time on the internet as you want, without that usage being curbed by an ISP in accordance with its fair usage policy. However, not all broadband offers and consumer packages are truly unlimited…
Unlimited: Most suppliers advertise unlimited data allowances to give you more freedom to watch films online, or download large files. However data limits or broadband speeds could still be capped if excessive data usage is affecting the browsing experience of other people on your network.
Truly unlimited: A truly unlimited service delivers unlimited data usage without any caps or restrictions. This makes it a strong option for heavy internet users, and people who regularly upload and download large volumes of data. The best broadband providers all include this in their internet deals.
Compare unlimited broadband options using our comparison table.
Like other domestic utilities, you will be charged for switching broadband provider if you're still within an existing contract. Broadband providers, energy providers and other utility firms tend to include early cancellation fees in their contracts, unless a no-contract broadband deal has been entered into. However, you shouldn't be charged for switching to another broadband provider if your existing home broadband deals have expired.
Once you’ve decided on the type of broadband your home requires, and the minimum speed necessary to support daily activities, it’s time to:
You usually need an active phone line and a wireless router. Your ISP should provide the router once you’ve signed up, though you’re free to use your own unless Virgin Media is the provider. Their routers are the only ones which can interpret the data piped down Virgin’s fibre optic cables.
The process usually takes about two weeks, but this varies between suppliers. Timescales may also be affected by any home broadband deals you’ve been offered, such as additional hardware or bundled services.
This is only available in certain parts of the UK, so check your postcode and register interest if fibre broadband deals aren’t yet available.
You may be charged for any equipment needed to benefit from the best broadband and phone deals. You may also be charged a setup fee if an engineer has to visit your property to install home broadband hardware.
This is the fixed monthly cost of an active phone line. It costs an average of £17 a month, and is included in most broadband deals UK-wide. Virgin Media can supply broadband without a phone line, and some other ISPs (notably Sky and EE) are rolling out services where broadband is supplied without an accompanying phone line. However, combined broadband and phone deals can be a cost-effective way to combine landline and internet services.
Our best broadband UK deals are drawn from a panel of providers we have a commercial relationship with. Our broadband comparison is powered by the Ofcom-accredited service Uswitch.
We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison. We get paid commission if we help you to take out one of their products or services. Find out more here. You won’t pay any extra, and these agreements don’t affect the deal you get.