Changing provider and looking for the best broadband deals? This bill, although very much necessary, can take a large chunk out of your annual income if you're not careful. Who says strong Wi-Fi speeds equal large monthly payments? Not us. Scroll below to bag a the best broadband deal around this month. This way you can scroll Instagram, browse Wikipedia or stream YouTube – all with a smooth (yet affordable) connection at your fingertips.
What are the best broadband deals for this month? Well, in terms of broadband-only deals, prices start at £15.90 per month; fibre broadband packages begin at £21 per month; as for those who want broadband and TV, you're looking at anything from £33 per month. Not bad, huh?
If you can wait until Black Friday to change your broadband provider, we suggest doing so as last year's deals were incredible. More on that below.
Jump to what you want to know about the best broadband deals:
Use the links (right) to navigate your way through this page with ease. Your first stop is the very best broadband deal of the week (in our opinion); if you like the look of this you should probably snatch it up quick as these tend to sell quick. Next up you'll find our comparison chart, where you'll be able to see the cheapest internet prices around. Then, you'll be faced with the best current deals whether you're after a cheap broadband-only package, a fibre broadband deal or an all-singing, all-dancing broadband and TV package. If you keep scrolling beyond that, you'll find info on Black Friday broadband deals, all you need to know and what to consider before purchasing a package.
Now, go snap up that big brand internet at the cheapest possible price before the deals end...
The best broadband deal for this week
Superfast 1 for existing Vodafone customers | 18 months | Avg speeds: 35Mbps | Price per month: £20
This Vodafone deal is just £20 per month if you're an existing Vodafone mobile customer, and £22 if you're not. Either way it's a bargain. For this low price, you'll surf the internet with average speeds of 35Mb and line rental is included. Total cost for 18 months: £360 for Vodafone customers, £396 for non-Vodafone customers.VIEW DEAL ON
TalkTalk Superfast Fibre Broadband | 18 months | Avg Speeds: 67Mb | Price per month: £24.95
This TalkTalk fibre broadband deal is one of the best you can buy. You pay just under £25 for 18 months, for quick download speeds of 67Mb AND line rental is included. Total price for 18 months: £449.10.VIEW DEAL ON
Virgin Media Big bundle + Drama Pick | 12 months | Avg speeds: 108Mbps | Price per month: £38 | Upfront: £35
Virgin's TV and broadband deals just keep getting better and better– they're now offering customers a free Amazon Prime year-long membership when they opt into this package. As well as verrrry fast Wi-Fi speeds of 108Mb, this bundle includes over 160 channels to watch as well as drama channels such as Sky Living, Discovery and Sky 1. Line rental is included, but remember the £35 one off fee. Total price for 12 months: £491.VIEW DEAL ON
The best broadband only deals in the UK for October
Broadband only is the perfect option for small households that aren't super reliant on broadband. Wi-Fi speeds usually average at around 11Mbps, while line rental is included in the price of your internet (some Virgin Media broadband-only plans being the exception). We've featured the top broadband-only deals that are under £20 per month.
Post Office unlimited broadband | 12 months | Avg speed: 11Mbps | Price per month:
One of the cheapest broadband prices right now, the Post Office is currently offering not just unlimited broad.band for this cheap monthly price, but line rental and free weekend calls are also included AND it's free upfront. If you're asking us, this is a cracking broadband deal. There's also no upfront or delivery fees. Total cost for 12 months: £190.80.View Deal
Talk Talk broadband | 18 months | Avg speed: 11Mbps | Price per month: £17.95
This Talk Talk offer is ideal for households that have only a few devices connected to the WiFi at one time and aren't hugely reliant on them. Its contract is also six months longer than the one above. You'll get a free Super Router which is usually £79.99, and your first month is on a flexible contract, so if you don't like it, you can change. Total cost for 18 months: £323.10.View Deal
The best fibre broadband deals in the UK for October
For larger families who are reliant on the internet, fibre broadband is a great option for you. It's worth paying that little extra per month in case you have guests so you can cater to everyone who steps foot in your house. Below, you'll find all the best fibre and faster fibre deals under £30 per month.
Hyperoptic Fibre Broadband | 12 months | Avg speed: 50Mbps | Price per month: £21| Upfront: £20
A good fibre broadband deal for a very reasonable price, this package includes free evening and weekend calls, unlimited usage and the average speed for the broadband is a hefty 50Mbps. This is the best fibre broadband deal around, we think. Total price for 12 months: £272.View Deal
M50 Fibre Broadband + Phone | 12 months | Avg speeds: 54Mb | Price per month: £28 | Upfront: £35
Prefer to be with a more well-known provider? No problem. Virgin's M50 broadband offers guaranteed Wi-Fi speeds averaging 54Mb, as well as free line rental on weekends. Total price for 12 months: £371.View Deal
Hyperoptic 150Mb Fibre Broadband | Rolling contract | Avg speeds: 150Mb | Price per month: £29 | Upfront: £20
This broadband offering from Hyperoptic is ideal for renters who aren't sure how long they'll stay in their current abode. Its contract is rolling, while there's an upfront fee of just £20. Average Wi-Fi speeds are a very fast 150Mb, too, but it should be noted that line rental isn't included. This would also make a great student broadband option. View Deal
The best broadband and TV deals in the UK for October
Most major internet providers now offer broadband and TV packages - a one stop entertainment shop. They range from basic TV packages offering a scant selection that you'd normally expect from Freeview (although there may be a set top box allowing you to record and rewind thrown in, too), to comprehensive 300+ channel plans that include BT Sport, Sky Cinema and pretty much every other premium station you can think of. We've selected the best and popped them below – prices range from £33 to £38.99 per month.
Virgin Media Big Bundle | 12 months | Avg speeds: 54Mbps | Price per month: £33 | Upfront: £35
This Virgin Media deal is cheap but very much cheerful. Its average Wi-Fi speeds are 54Mb, while it includes a range of 95 channels for you to watch and line rental is included, too. It should be noted that there's an upfront cost of £35 to pay, though. Price for 12 months: £431.View Deal
NOW Super Fibre + Now TV Entertainment pass | 12 months | Avg speed: 63Mbps | Price per month: £35.99
This Now TV broadband and TV bundle is free upfront and includes 112 basic channels, 300 box sets, on demand and 11 more premium channels. Average speeds are faster than the above Virgin Media deal, while line rental is included as well. Total price for 12 months: £431.88.View Deal
BT Starter with Superfast Fibre + BT Sport | 18 months | Avg speeds: 50Mbps | Price per month:
£45.99 £38.99 | Upfront: £49.99
While the upfront fee on this BT deal is very high, those who are frequent sport watchers will be more than happy to pay. Average Wi-Fi speeds are 50Mb, and 85 channels are included in this package. Of course, you can watch BT Sport until your heart's content. Oh, and it comes with a £30 mastercard included. Total price for 18 months: £751.81.View Deal
Black Friday broadband deals 2019
Thinking of waiting until Black Friday to change broadband provider? It's a smart move. Last year saw several brands such as Vodafone, BT and Virgin offer customers HUGE amounts off and best of all, freebie gifts. What happened? We remember Vodafone slashed their prices so their broadband deals started from £20 per month AND included a £50 gift voucher; Sky offered a free 43-inch TV with selected broadband packages; OneStream's deals started from £9.99 per month and last but not least – BT cut their prices AND offered customers up to £140 on a Mastercard. Amazing.
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Fibre broadband: know how
You've probably heard of fibre broadband, but maybe aren't sure what it is. This is where we come in: fibre broadband allows you to be connected via fibre-optic cable instead of the standard copper telephone lines used by an ADSL connection. Meaning faster, more reliable internet speeds.
As for the term Mb, it stands for megabits, as internet speed is generally measured and marketed in Mb.
But of course, it comes at a greater cost, and it's only worth paying the additional money if you really need it. Below is more information about which to choose.
ADSL (17Mb): 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 (38Mb): At more than double the Mb of ADSL, you can already get the idea why fibre optic is worth getting if you want to ramp up your home internet speed. Now available to more than 90 per cent of UK homes, if you want fast downloads, 4K streaming and/or if there are several faces in your house all wanting to use the internet at once without interruption, this is the one.
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. Heavy broadband users can rejoice, as films and albums will download in no time.
Fibre broadband: what to consider
For the most part, you don't get much of a choice as to what contract length you'll be signing up for. If you've got your deal and internet provider decided, then you're stuck with whatever length the company chooses.
That will usually be 12 or 18 months. One year used to be the standard, but an increasing number of ISPs are now tying customers into 18 month broadband deals. You can use the filter in our comparison chart if you're dead set on a shorter term. When your contract comes to an end however, 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.