Considering switching to the best broadband deal around? There are quite a few impressive deals around at the moment, some of which are from the best broadband providers out there. Whether you're on the hunt for ASDL broadband or a mega broadband + TV package with fast speeds, we've got you covered.
It's worth us noting that broadband services – installations and home visits – are pretty much back to normal, with certain providers still prioritising the vulnerable and key workers. As always, if you're currently with an Openreach provider – Sky, BT, EE, Talk Talk, Vodafone or Plusnet – switching between these brands is hassle-free. They send you a new box and switch over your services. However, Virgin and some other providers may require an engineer to come out.
Keep scrolling or use the links below to jump to what you want to see. As well as the best broadband deals by speed, we've also listed the best options by provider – BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and more.
- What broadband speeds you need – ADSL, fibre and faster fibre – what's the difference?
- Best broadband deals by speed – from 10Mb to 200Mb
- Best broadband deals by provider – Talk Talk, BT, Virgin Media, Sky and more
- Can I buy broadband over the phone? Find call numbers here...
- What to consider when choosing a broadband package – contract length, upfront fees and more
First up on this page you'll find our broadband comparison chart. Pop in your postcode to find the best broadband deals in your area. Then, we've written a quick list of broadband providers along with their current offers on today.
- BT: Packages from £26.99 per month + £100 Reward Card
- EE: Broadband + line rental £24 per month
- John Lewis: Broadband from £20 per month + FREE £40 gift card
- Now TV: Packages from £18 - £25 per month
- Plusnet: From £22.99 per month
- Shell: HUGE sale on – £18.99 per month for broadband
- Sky: £22 per month broadband with £0 fees
- TalkTalk: £80 reward card with selected packages
- Virgin: TV + broadband for £33
- Vodafone: £20.95 per month for Superfast 1 or 2!
How many Mbs do I need?
Internet speed is measured in Mbs – this stands for megabits per second. The higher this number, the faster you will be able to surf the web and upload and download content. While there is no definite answer to what broadband speed is the best to buy, we can help you choose depending on your household size. Not sure what speeds you currently have? Use our broadband speed test (link below) to check. From there you can choose whether you need a faster connection or not...
ADSL (24Mb and under): The speed of standard ADSL is set at up to 17Mb, which means a maximum download speed of around 2.1MB per second. Ideal if there's only a couple of you in the household and your internet activity is confined to a bit of web surfing and streaming HD video. Not so ideal if a lot of people try to use it at once, though.
Fibre (around 38Mb): At more than double the Mb of ADSL, this is a great option if there are two of you in your house who are reliant on the internet, however, price-wise you'll find that Fibre broadband packages and Faster fibre broadband packages are very similar. So it may just be worth the extra £1 to £2 per month to get Faster Fibre.
Faster fibre (50Mb+): You'll pay a premium for the fastest broadband speeds out there, but it's worth the spend if rapid, lag-free internet is a must in your home. You're looking at downloads in excess of 6MB per second, which equates to seamless 4K video streaming. If you're all Netflix binge-watchers and social media lovers then this is the option for you.
The best broadband deals by speed
What are the best broadband deals for this month? Well, in terms of broadband-only deals, prices start at £18.99 per month for ASDL broadband; the best fibre broadband package is just £23.50 per month; faster fibre broadband costs only £22.95 per month; we think the best student broadband deal is only £28 per month and for broadband + TV, you're looking at £29.99 per month. Not bad, huh?
Use the links below to jump to the deals you want to see.
The best ASDL broadband deal
Plusnet Unlimited Broadband | 12 months | 10Mb | £18.99 per month | FREE £75 reward card
This is the best ASDL broadband deal around in our eyes: it's cheap and comes with a free £75 reward card. No upfront fees, unlimited downloads and pay as you go line rental is included. Total price for 12 months: £227.88.View Deal
The best fibre broadband deal
EE Unlimited Fibre Broadband | 36Mb | 18 months | £23 per month
This bargain broadband deal costs just £23 per month and is on an 18-month contract. It comes with unlimited downloads, pay as you go line rental and it's free upfront: Total price for 18 months: £414.View Deal
The best faster fibre broadband deal
Vodafone Superfast 2 | 24 months | 63Mb | £20.95 per month
Superfast 2 is on a 24-month contract so that you pay a cheaper price for longer. This broadband package works at an average speed of 63 megabits per second and benefits from unlimited downloads. Setup is free meaning there are no hidden costs and line rental is included, but it's pay as you go. Total price for 24 months: £502.80.View Deal
The best broadband and TV deal
Big Bundle | 12 months | 54Mb | £33 per month
This package is Virgin's cheapest broadband and TV bundle for those who want the best of both worlds. The Big Bundle comes with 110 channels, free line rental on weekends, broadband at 54 megabits per second and a V6 box to pause, rewind and record TV. Total price for 12 months: £396.View Deal
The best broadband deals by provider
We've picked one best deal from top broadband providers and popped them below. So, if you're set on a provider but yet to decide on a package, let us help.
The best Virgin Media broadband deal
Virgin M50 Fibre Broadband and Phone | 12 months | 54Mb | £26 per month
With no setup fees and a £75 bill credit included, this Virgin Media deal is great. It comes with broadband averaging 54 megabits per second and line rental that's free on weekends, too.View Deal
The best Sky broadband deal
Sky Broadband Superfast | 18 months | 59Mb | £25 per month | £19.95 setup fee
A cheap price for Sky, Broadband Superfast is just £25 per month right now. This comes with average speeds of 59 megabits per second.View Deal
The best BT broadband deal
BT Fibre 1 | 24 months | 50Mb | £27.99 per month | £9.99 setup fee | £80 Reward Card
This BT broadband deal is their most popular option and for good reason, too. Not only is it currently a cheap monthly price, but with it comes broadband speeds averaging 50Mb as well as an £80 BT Reward Card. Line rental is included but as pay as you go.View Deal
The best Talk Talk broadband deal
Talk Talk Superfast Fibre Broadband | 18 months | 67Mb | £23.50 per month
This TalkTalk fibre broadband deal is one of the best you can buy. You'll pay just £23.50 per month for quick download speeds averaging 67Mb. Line rental is included but it's pay as you go.View Deal
Can I buy broadband over the phone?
Yes, you certainly can. If you'd prefer to talk to someone over the phone about your new broadband deal, use the numbers below:
- BT broadband: 0800 783 5462.
- TalkTalk broadband: 0808 108 0354.
- EE broadband: 0800 079 0075.
- Plusnet broadband: 0808 168 5438.
What to consider when choosing a broadband package
Surprisingly, in this day and age, super fast fibre broadband isn't available nationwide, and you may live in the 10 per cent of UK households that don't benefit from the speediest internet. The quickest way to find out if you can access it is by entering your postcode in our comparison chart at the top of this page. If you're faced with several options, you're in luck. If no results show, then you'll have to stick to ADSL for now.
For the most part, you don't get much of a choice as to what contract length you'll be signing up for. Usually, contract lengths span 12 or 18 months. When your contract comes to an end, be prepared for your monthly tariff to be hiked skywards as most of the prices you'll see are reduced introductory offers. On that basis, 18-month offers can sometimes be advantageous.
For complete commitment-phobes, a few providers offer rolling 30-day internet plans. Handy if you're renting or know that you'll be moving house within the year. But you will usually be penalised with higher upfront activation costs.
Want landline calls included in your new broadband deal? The majority of broadband packages include free evening and weekend calls, but be sure to check before buying. If not, there'll always be an option to add line rental for a small monthly price.
Some broadband providers charge an upfront price for starting a broadband contract with them, this usually includes the price of your new broadband box that they'll send to you. Some providers do offer this service for free. Also be wary of postage and packaging fees, too.