On the hunt for the best broadband deal? Whether you're fed up with your current provider and want to change or you've recently moved home, we're here to help save you a little money on bills each month.
We're more than aware that there's nothing that will make seeing internet payments on your bank statements any less painful, but these deals may help numb that pain. 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 £13.99 per month; fibre broadband packages begin at £23 per month; as for those who want broadband and TV, you're looking at anything from £30.99 per month. Not bad, huh?
Jump to what you want to know:
Use the links (right) to navigate your way through this page with ease. Your first stop is 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 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 only deals in the UK for September
Broadband only is the perfect option for small households that aren't as reliant on broadband. 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 below.
Onestream Flow unlimited broadband | 12 months | Avg speed: 11Mb | Price per month: £13.99 per month | Upfront: £9.99
This offer from Onestream is for WiFi at just £13.99 per month and is the cheapest broadband deal around. It includes top download speeds of 17mbps, as well as no usage caps and a FREE Onestream router. There's a delivery charge of £9.99 which should be noted, and for those who need a new line installed, there'll be an extra charge of £59.99. Total cost for 12 months: £177.87 (without new line charge).View Deal
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
Pop Telecom unlimited broadband | 12 months | Avg speeds: 11Mbps | Price per month:
£27.99 £15.99 | Upfront: £9.99
Saving you £12 per month, that's £144 over one year, this unlimited broadband package comes with free installation and a free WiFi router. Ideal for those who want a bargain 12-month long broadband contract, or if you live in a couple or small family and aren't heavily reliant on the internet. Total cost for 12 months: £201.87.View Deal
Talk Talk broadband | 18 months | Avg speed: 11Mbps | Price per month: £19.95
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. 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: £359.10. View Deal
Shell Energy Fast Broadband | 18 months | Avg speed: 10Mbps | Price per month: £19.99
One of the cheapest 18 month broadband deals around at just £19.99 per month, this package has line rental included too. While there's no added frills (you can't expect any for the cheap price), it's ideal for those who don't surf the web all day every day. Also, there's no upfront fees. Winning! Total cost for 18 months: £359.82.View Deal
The best fibre broadband deals in the UK for September
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
NOW Fab Fibre | 12 months | Avg speeds: 36Mbs | Price per month: £25
NOW's Fab Fibre package is plenty enough to keep up with a small family's browsing history. Broadband usage is unlimited, as are downloads and line rental is free. Also, when you subscribe you'll receive a free £50 lastminute.com voucher to spend on a flight or hotel over £200. Total price for 12 months: £300.View Deal
Virgin Media M100 | 12 months | Avg speed 108Mbps | Price per month:
£33 £27 | Upfront: £35
Now just £27 a month, Virgin's most affordable super fast fibre optic broadband deal just got even better. With weekend calls included, it's a cracking deal. There's an average internet speed of 108Mbps, ideal for fast internet surfers. However, it's worth using the postcode checker below to see if you can get it though, as only 60 per cent of the UK qualify for Virgin. Also, if you opt in now, you'll get £50 bill credit. Total cost for 12 months: £359.View Deal
The best broadband and TV deals in the UK for September
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 £30.99 to £62 per month.
NOW Fab Fibre + Entertainment Pass | 12 months | Avg speed: 36Mbps | Price per month: £30.99
Yes, NOW have started doing internet! One of the cheapest broadband providers out there at £25 per month, and right now they're giving the option to add an entertainment TV package for £5.99 each month. Included is the best of Sky programmes as well as over 300 box sets. Currently, there's no upfront cost if you opt into a 12 month contract, or £50 if you don't want to. Total cost for 12 months £371.88.View Deal
Sky Broadband + Sky Entertainment TV | 18 months | Avg speed: 63Mb | Price per month: £39| Upfront: £29.95
For just under £40 a month, this Sky package includes unlimited broadband, over 300 live channels and catch up on over 60 other channels. There's also line rental included, but it's worth nothing that there's a start-up fee of £29.95. Total cost for 18 months: £731.95.View Deal
Bigger bundle + Movies bundle | 12 months | Avg speed: 108Mbps | Price per month: £62 | Upfront: £35
Enjoy over 250 different channels, fast broadband speeds and line rental for only £62 per month thanks to Virgin. From Sky Cinema HD to lots of box set picks, this package is ideal for those who love their movie nights. You can also talk on the phone all day every weekend, for free. And of course, you'll get £50 bill credit as per their current deal. Total cost for 12 months: £779.View Deal
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.