Best broadband deals October 2020: 5 best UK packages

See the best broadband deals in the UK for October 2020 below. Prices start at £22.49 per month...

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Buying the best broadband deal for October 2020? Whether you need something faster while working from home, or, perhaps you are looking to switch to one of the best broadband providers in the UK? Either way, we can help you find the best deal around. Packages start from a cheap £22.49 this October. 

Whether you are after Fibre broadband or a broadband + TV deal, we've found the cheapest packages and popped them below. Some are on 12-month contracts, others are on 24-month contracts. Selected packages include line rental, while others offer it on a pay as you go basis. Once you've decided, press the 'view deal' button to head straight there. Scroll and click the links to jump through this page by section, if you're in a hurry.

The best broadband deals 2020

Jetstream Fibre Max Unlimited Broadband | 18 months | 45Mb | £22.49 per month | £9.99 setup fee
This is the cheapest broadband deal around right now. It comes with average speeds of 45Mb and pay as you go line rental. While it doesn't include any freebies, it is super cheap and quite fast for the price. Total price for the first 12 months: £279.87.

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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre | 18 months | 36Mb | £22.99 per month | FREE £50 Reward Card
Ideal for smaller households, this broadband deal comes with a free, £50 voucher and it's on an 18-month contract. Phone line is pay as you go, while broadband speeds average 36 megabits per second. Total price for the first 12 months: £275.88.View Deal

M100 Fibre Broadband | 18 months | 108Mb | £24 per month | £0 upfront | FREE £50 e-gift card
This broadband deal is ideal for busy households with five to nine devices inside. It comes with fast broadband and a £50 Amazon voucher, all at a very cheap monthly price. It also has a £0 upfront fee. No phone line is included. Total price for the first 12 months: £288.View Deal

Vodafone Superfast 2 | 24 months | 63Mbps | £25 per month
For just £25 per month, you'll get average download speeds of 63Mbps, unlimited broadband usage, a Vodafone Wi-Fi hub and of course, a £100 voucher. Opt for this package over the above one if you are staying where you live long-term, as you'll pay a cheaper price for longer. Total price for the first 12 months: £300.View Deal

BT Fibre 1 | 24 months | 50Mb | £27.99 per month | £9.99 setup fee
This online exclusive package is a bargain. You'll pay £27.99 for broadband and pay as you go line rental, for a long 24-month period. Setup is only £9.99, too. Total price for the first 12 months: £345.87.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

Big Bundle | 18 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.View Deal

The best Sky broadband deal

Sky Broadband Superfast | 18 months | 59Mb | £27 £25 per month | £19.95 setup fee
A cheap price for Sky, Broadband Superfast is only £25 per month. This comes with average speeds of 59 megabits per second.View Deal

The best BT broadband deal

BT Fibre 2 | 67Mb | £31.99 per month | FREE £120 Reward Card
A great pick if you're after super fast speeds to fuel several devices at once, Fibre 2 is just £31.99 and it comes with a £120 BT Reward Card included. Line rental is pay as you go.View Deal

The best Talk Talk broadband deal

Talk Talk Superfast Fibre Broadband | 18 months | 67Mb | £26 per month
This TalkTalk fibre broadband deal is one of the best you can buy. You'll pay just £26 per month for quick download speeds averaging 67Mb. Line rental is included but it's pay as you go.View Deal

Broadband comparison chart

Pop in your postcode below to find the best broadband deals in your area. You can filter to your preferences, too, whether you want a phone line included or not, or you are set on a particular provider.

Black Friday broadband deals

It's true: Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to switch broadband providers. You should be able to find great deals at Virgin Media, Sky and Talk Talk this year, as last year prices reached an all-time low. An easy way to save money on your bills year-round. Keep checking back here for Black Friday broadband deals, closer to the time.

How many Mbs do I need?

Megabits per seconds: explained

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 low.

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.

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.

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 to check. From there you can choose whether you need a faster connection or not...

Usually, the price difference between ASDL and Faster Fibre is minimal – we're talking just a few pounds extra per month – so it's definitely worth paying more for double or triple the average speeds. See below for a quick rundown of what's on offer for August 2020. Keep scrolling for the top three broadband deals to buy.

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.

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. 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.

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. 

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