Get the best broadband deal in time for Christmas – these home internet packages cost from £14.99 per month

Looking for a broadband deal? These are the best to bag for December 2019...

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Want a new broadband deal for Christmas? Providers such as Virgin Media, Vodafone, John Lewis, Talk Talk, Sky and more are still offering incredible package deals post-Black Friday – and some include freebies such as Google Nest Hubs.

Whether you're after a broadband-only deal, a fibre broadband package, a student broadband deal or a television AND broadband option, we suggest you snap up that big brand internet at the cheapest possible price speedily, before some of the best deals end. And in time for Christmas, of course.

Use the links (right) to navigate your way through this page with ease. Completely lost? Scroll to our comparison chart below and input your postcode to find the best broadband deals in your area. This way you can scroll Instagram, browse Wikipedia or stream YouTube – all with a smooth (yet affordable) connection at your fingertips.

Head to our broadband page for more expert advice.

The best broadband deals right now

Here are the best broadband deals live right now. Bag them quick as some are time-sensitive. We've included one broadband-only option, one fibre broadband deal and a TV and broadband package. 

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JetStream Fibre | 12 months | 17Mb | £17.99 £14.99 per month | Delivery: £9.99
This broadband deal is officially the cheapest on the web right now. It comes with a free router as well as line rental. Oh, and did we mention that you'll be able to download content at a top speed of 20Mbs?  Total price for 12 months: £179.88.VIEW DEAL ON JetStream Fibre

FREE GOOGLE NEST HUB

Unlimited Fibre Broadband | 12 months | 36Mb | £27.50 per month
For just £27.50 per month, you can enjoy speeds up to 36Mb as well as a FREE Google Nest Hub. It still comes with evening and weekend line rental, too. What a bargain. Price per year: £330.VIEW DEAL ON John Lewis Unlimited Fibre Broadband

FREE AMAZON PRIME VIDEO FOR 6 MONTHS

BT Starter with Superfast Fibre + BT Sport | 18 months | 50Mbps | £45.99 £38.99 per month | 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 £80 M&S voucher included. Total price for 18 months: £751.81.VIEW DEAL ON BT Starter with superfast fibre and sport

The best broadband deals by type

What are the best broadband deals for this month? Well, in terms of broadband-only deals, prices start at £14.99 per month (deal above); fibre broadband packages begin at £21 per month; if it's a student broadband deal you're after packages start at £24 per month and include a freebie; as for those who want broadband and TV, you're looking at anything from £25.95 per month. Not bad, huh?

Use the links below to jump to the deals you want to see.

The best broadband only deals

Broadband only is a great 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 | 11Mbps | £17 £15.90 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

FREE £40 GIFT CARD

Talk Talk Fast broadband | 18 months | 11Mbps | £17.95 per month
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. It comes with a £40 gift card valid at Argos, Amazon and Tesco. Total cost for 18 months: £323.10.VIEW DEAL ON Talk Talk broadband

The best fibre broadband deals

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 Fast Broadband | 12 months | 50Mbps | £22 £21 per month| 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. Use the code BF19 at checkout to save on activation and you'll also get a £50 giftcard for free. Total price for 12 months: £272.View Deal

FREE UPGRADE TO MEGA FAST SPEEDS

TalkTalk Superfast Fibre Broadband | 18 months | 67Mb | £21.95 per month
This TalkTalk fibre broadband deal is one of the best you can buy. You pay just under £22 for 18 months, for quick download speeds of 67Mb AND line rental is included. Total price for 18 months: £395.10.VIEW DEAL ON TalkTalk Superfast broadband

Vodafone Superfast 2 | 18 months | 63Mbps| £27 per month
For the low price of £27, you can score a cracking broadband deal with Vodafone this month. With a very decent 63Mb average speed as well as nothing to pay upfront. We think this is a great option for those who live in larger, more internet-reliant households. For existing Vodafone customers, the monthly price drops to £25 per month. Total cost for 18 months: £486.View Deal

FREE £120 REWARD CARD

BT Superfast Fibre | 18 months | 50Mb | £35.99 £28.99 per month | Upfront: £9.99
Enjoy superfast fibre broadband that's perfect if you frequently enjoy streaming and catch-up TV thanks to this affordable package. It comes with a Stay Fast Guarantee, you'll get free access to over five million UK Wi-Fi hotspots and also a BT Smart Hub for free. Oh, and it also includes unlimited UK weekend calls and a £120 reward card. Total price for 18 months: £700.75.VIEW DEAL ON BT superfast fibre broadband

The best student broadband deals

University student? You could just choose any broadband deal, student adapted or not, but then you won't have the added bonus of a nine month contract (no paying during summer holidays!), a freebie and the cheap price that comes with anything student-related. Maybe you and your housemates want a TV and broadband deal? Or you're after a package where you pay absolutely nothing up front – we get it! 

Below, we've rounded up the very best student broadband deals for you to opt into this month, all of which are under £35 per month.

Vodafone Superfast 1 | 18 months | 35Mbps | £23 per month
This may be Vodafone's most affordable broadband deal, but it certainly doesn't mean it's not worth it. For just £23 per month, you'll get average download speeds of 35Mbps, unlimited broadband usage and a Vodafone Wi-Fi hub. If you're an existing Vodafone customer, the monthly price will be just £21. Total price for 18 months: £414.View Deal

Hyperoptic 150Mb Fibre Broadband | Rolling contract | 150Mb | £38 £27 per month
This Hyperoptic broadband deal isn't on a contract, it works on a rolling basis so if you'd like to cancel after your nine months at uni, you just need to give 30 days notice. It also includes free installation and a router, as well as unlimited data! Wi-Fi speeds are a hefty 50Mb, while the monthly price is still cheap. Use the code BF19 at checkout for free activation.View Deal

M100 broadband + phone | 12 months | 100Mb | £33 per month
For just £33 per month, you'll enjoy average download speeds of 108Mbps as well as inclusive weekend calls to UK landlines for the next year. Total price per month: £396.View Deal

The best broadband and TV deals

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 deals under £40 per month and popped them below.

NOW Super Fibre + Now TV Entertainment pass | 12 months | 63Mbps | £35.99 per month
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

Virgin Media Big bundle | 12 months | 54Mbps | £33 per month| Upfront: £35
Virgin's TV and broadband deals just keep getting better and better. As well as fast Wi-Fi speeds of 54Mb, this bundle includes over 110 channels to watch including Sky News, CBebbies and more. Line rental is included, but remember the £35 one off fee. Total price for 12 months: £396.View Deal

Sky Entertainment + Broadband + Cinema | 18 months | 59Mb | £60 £49 per month | Setup fee: £29.95
Saving you £11 per month or in other words £198 for the duration of your contract, this TV and broadband deal comes with a new premiere every day, plus Superfast fibre broadband at 59Mb. Don't forget there are over 1,000 movies on demand in HD to choose from, as well. Total price for 18 months: £882.View Deal

Broadband packages: what are my options?

The world of broadband deals can be verrrry confusing. This is why we're here to help you find a deal that's best suited to you, from a provider you like the most. There are several broadband packages on offer from several providers in the UK, with the most popular being BT, Virgin Media and Sky. While we're all for going with a brand you trust, if there's a smaller broadband provider company offering faster speeds for a lower monthly price, why not? Below, we've listed all the broadband prices from top providers to give you an overview and help make your decision a little easier.

These prices are the RRP – deal prices are not included. 

BT'S BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All BT broadband packages are on an 24 month contract unless stated otherwise. All packages have a £9.99 postage and packaging fee, too.


VIRGIN MEDIA'S BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All Virgin Media broadband packages are on a 12 month contract and have an upfront fee of £35. We've also included a few broadband and TV deals, too.


SKY'S BEST BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All Sky broadband deals are on a 18 month contract. All packages include an upfront deal, but prices for this change depending on what's included. 



TALKTALK BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All TalkTalk broadband packages are free upfront and their contract length is 18 months. While TalkTalk only offer three Wi-Fi only deals, they also offer several broadband + TV deals on their website.


NOW TV'S BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All Now TV's broadband offerings are free upfront and on a 12 month contract. We've listed the best Wi-Fi only options below ranging from £18 per month to £30 per month.


VODAFONE BROADBAND OFFERINGS: 

All Vodafone broadband deals span 18 months and are free upfront. Prices change depending on whether you're an existing Vodafone customer or not, but right now, both packages are the same price making the best Vodafone broadband deal you can buy their SuperFast 2 option.

PLUSNET BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All Plusnet broadband deals are on an 18 month contract and are free upfront. Prices range from £18.99 per month to £26.99 per month and all packages include line rental.

HYPEROPTIC BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

Hyperoptic broadband deals range from 12 month contracts to rolling contracts starting at one month. Upfront costs are £20 unless stated otherwise.

ONESTREAM BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All OneStream broadband packages have a £9.99 upfront fee and a contract length of 12 months.

SHELL ENERGY BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

Shell broadband deals are all on an 18 month contract AND are free upfront.

JOHN LEWIS BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

Both John Lewis Fibre broadband packages span 12 months and are free upfront.

POST OFFICE BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

Both Post Office broadband offerings last for 12 months and have an upfront cost of £10.  Currently, Post Office offers the cheapest available broadband in the UK at £15.90 per month.


POP TELECOM BROADBAND OFFERINGS:

All Pop Telecom broadband packages have an upfront fee of £9.99 and a contract length of 12 months. Prices start from £15.99 per month raising to £34.99 per month.

How many Mbs do I need?

What is fibre broadband? The answer is simple: it's a faster internet connection than the traditional means of broadband. If you've ever heard of ADSL, that's the old standard. Using a fibre connection gives you a faster, more reliable internet connection. 

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.

It makes sense to go for fibre broadband if you have a home bustling with people all trying to use the internet at the same time. The extra bandwidth should cope easily where a standard connection may begin to falter. And if the people in your home love streaming films and TV on a glorious 4K TV, then faster fibre is a must.

Find out more on ASDL, Fibre and Faster Fibre broadband below to discover which one is best for you.

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. Jet Stream's Lite Fibre Broadband should suffice.

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.  Vodafone's Superfast 1 at £22 per month will do. If you're all Netflix binge watchers, social media lovers and frequent pre-drinks hosts  then you may want to choose something with a little faster average speed around 50Mb. Hyperoptic's 50Mb deal is a bargain.

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. Virgin's M100 (108Mb)is a great option or Sky's Broadband Ultrafast 1 (145Mb). If you live in a verrrry large household and are suuuuper reliant on WiFi, we suggest buying Hyperoptic's 1GB Fibre Broadband; for just £46 per month you'll get average speeds of 1,000Mbps and it's free upfront. Bargain.

What to consider when choosing a broadband package

Availability
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 (above). 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.

Contract length
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; this will usually be 12 or 18 months. 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.

Line rental
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.

Upfront fees
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. 

More broadband deals:

Vodafone Superfast 1 | 35Mbps | Price per month: £24
This may be Vodafone's most affordable broadband deal, but it certainly doesn't mean it's not worth it. For just £24 per month, you'll get average download speeds of 35Mbps, unlimited broadband usage, a Vodafone Wi-Fi hub and of course, a FREE Google Nest Hub Max. If you're an existing Vodafone customer, the monthly price will be £22. Total price for 18 months: £432.View Deal

Vodafone Superfast 2 | 63Mbps| Price per month: £28
For the low price of £28, you can score a cracking broadband deal with Vodafone this month. With a very decent 63Mb average speed as well as nothing to pay upfront, it's even better the fact it comes with a FREE Google Nest Hub Max. We think this is a great option for those who live in larger, more internet-reliant households. For existing Vodafone customers, the monthly price drops to £26 per month. Total cost for 18 months: £504.View Deal

Vodafone Superfast 1 | 35Mbps | Price per month: £24
This may be Vodafone's most affordable broadband deal, but it certainly doesn't mean it's not worth it. For just £24 per month, you'll get average download speeds of 35Mbps, unlimited broadband usage, a Vodafone Wi-Fi hub and of course, a FREE Google Nest Hub Max. If you're an existing Vodafone customer, the monthly price will be £22. Total price for 18 months: £432.View Deal

Vodafone Superfast 2 | 63Mbps| Price per month: £28
For the low price of £28, you can score a cracking broadband deal with Vodafone this month. With a very decent 63Mb average speed as well as nothing to pay upfront, it's even better the fact it comes with a FREE Google Nest Hub Max. We think this is a great option for those who live in larger, more internet-reliant households. For existing Vodafone customers, the monthly price drops to £26 per month. Total cost for 18 months: £504.View Deal

Vodafone Superfast 1 | 35Mbps | Price per month: £24
This may be Vodafone's most affordable broadband deal, but it certainly doesn't mean it's not worth it. For just £24 per month, you'll get average download speeds of 35Mbps, unlimited broadband usage, a Vodafone Wi-Fi hub and of course, a FREE Google Nest Hub Max. If you're an existing Vodafone customer, the monthly price will be £22. Total price for 18 months: £432.View Deal

Vodafone Superfast 2 | 63Mbps| Price per month: £28
For the low price of £28, you can score a cracking broadband deal with Vodafone this month. With a very decent 63Mb average speed as well as nothing to pay upfront, it's even better the fact it comes with a FREE Google Nest Hub Max. We think this is a great option for those who live in larger, more internet-reliant households. For existing Vodafone customers, the monthly price drops to £26 per month. Total cost for 18 months: £504.View Deal