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With more and more broadband providers to choose from, it can be hard to find the right type of package you need, along with the right price. There’s also the offer of broadband and TV bundles from providers, which can save you money, but, leave you with a smaller pool to choose from. 
 
Here you’ll find information on broadband providers, big and small, who provide a variety of service types and packages, meaning you can find the best broadband type for you.  

BT

This broadband and phone provider has a variety of broadband offerings, ranging from an average download speed of 36Mbps, all the way up to ultrafast fibre’s average of 300Mbps. They also offer a ‘complete’ Wi-Fi guarantee, with Wi-Fi discs extending your hubs reach and ensuring your whole home is covered. 

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EE

EE offers unlimited broadband packages, with a choice of basic broadband, with an average download speed of 10Mbps, and fibre broadband, with an average download speed of up to 300Mbps. The EE Smart Hub is included in fibre plans and all plans include monthly line rental. EE’s mobile broadband also offers potential access to greater speeds for those in areas where traditional fibre broadband isn’t available.

Gigaclear

Uninterrupted average speeds between 30-900Mbps, depending on your package, are promised by Gigaclear, which specialises in connecting rural communities to ultra-fast fibre broadband. It does this by installing fibre directly into properties.

John Lewis

The retailer has three unlimited broadband and phone packages, with average speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 66Mbps. There’s a choice of call plans, line rental is included in all the packages and customers can access 24/7 freephone customer support. No activation charges.

NOW Broadband

NOW Broadband offers a choice of three 12-month-contract broadband packages, covering a range of speeds, bundled with a choice of three call plans. And you can get a discount on a couple of the NOW TV passes, with channels you can't get on Freeview, if you buy them after you’ve signed up.

Plusnet 

Plusnet has a range of unlimited broadband deals, some of which include phone and/or TV. Plusnet’s unlimited broadband means you can download as much as you like, with average download speeds of up to 66Mbps, depending on your package. Landline customers will get a reduced monthly rate on their broadband. Unlimited Fibre customers can add YouView TV. Plusnet also boasts award-winning customer service.

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Post Office

All Post Office broadband packages come with line rental included and unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines. There are three unlimited packages to choose from, offering average peak time speeds of 11Mbps, 38Mbps and 67Mbps. They also have a price promise on increases during the contract – terms apply.

Three Broadband 

Formerly known as Relish, Three Broadband provides wireless broadband over its dedicated 4G network, with 5G on the way, so there’s no need for a landline if you don’t want one. Three Broadband is available in central London and Swindon. Deals can come with unlimited data and monthly rolling contracts. 

Sky

A range of packages with different speeds, phone and TV options are available from Sky. The jewel in the crown is its Sky Ultrafast Broadband, with an average speed of 145Mbps. Set-up fees may apply.

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SSE

There are three basic unlimited broadband packages to choose from with this energy provider, as well as two faster fibre packages. You can also bundle your broadband with an energy plan, which can offer significant discounts. Prices are fixed for 18 months and line rental is included.

TalkTalk

Customers get a fixed-price guarantee for the duration of their contracts with TalkTalk. There’s a choice of three broadband packages, with Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband offering average speeds of 900Mbps, depending on your location. A home phone service is included, and there are also TV and broadband packages available.

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Virgin Media

Virgin was one of the first providers to offer broadband, phone, TV and mobile in one package, and there’s now a wide range of packages to choose from. It also offers broadband without the need for a landline. Choose between 12 month and rolling 30-day contracts. Virgin Media charges a set-up fee.

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Vodafone

Vodafone promises that if you don’t get its guaranteed superfast average speeds (of 25Mbps or 55Mbps depending on which package you choose) they’ll give you money off until it’s fixed. Home phone lines are included in both packages.

Hyperoptic 

Hyperoptic boast an exclusively full fibre service. This means fibre to the premises (FTTP), which is when the fibre-optic cables run all the way to your home, delivering the fastest average speeds available, of around 900Mbps. They also have upload speeds to match. 

Onestream 

A relatively new broadband provider, having launched in 2018, Onestream offer a variety of packages to suit your needs, with basic packages for casual users, up to superfast fibre for heavy downloads and streaming. They also offer line protection for engineering call-outs.

Shell Energy Broadband 

Having expanded its utilities range to broadband, Shell Energy Broadband offers fast and simple broadband. You’ll find line rental included, as well as no fees for activation or your Wi-Fi router. You can download and upload as much as you’d like, and they also promise to not raise the price once your fixed-term contract ends.

Zen 

Zen is a Which? Recommended Provider, offering a variety of broadband packages, with average speeds ranging from 10Mbps, all the way up to 300Mbps. Their lifetime price guarantee states that “as long as you stay with Zen, we’ll never increase your price”, meaning you don’t need to worry about price increases at the end of your contract. They also offer 100% UK based support. 

What do I need to know to compare broadband providers? 

There’s quite a bit to consider when searching for the best broadband provider for you: 

  • Type of broadband – do they offer the type you’re looking for? The main types are ADSL, fibre, cable and mobile 
  • Availability – is the type of broadband you’re looking for available in your area? 
  • Your usage – are there multiple users in the home? Do you stream a lot of music and video, or game online? 
  • Speed – will you need higher speeds to cope with your download usage? 
  • Price – how much are you willing to pay? It’s also about the value. It’s not worth paying more for an ultra-fast cable broadband if you won’t need the speeds it offers 
  • Contract length – how long are you tied in? Will the price increase after a specified number of months? 
  • Hardware – will you need any new hardware to get your connection up and running?

What should I look for when I compare broadband providers?

Before you compare broadband, think about what kind of package you want:

Also, have an idea of what broadband speed you’re looking for.

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