Broadband is the connection that links your computer and wi-fi enabled devices to the internet, both at home and on mobile. Most of the UK has broadband coverage, although connection quality varies according to whether you live in a city or in a rural location.
The most common types of broadband include:
- Fibre optic
- Mobile (via 3G and 4G)
Broadband only deals
A large majority of broadband providers require line rental when installing your internet service, which can make finding broadband-only deals a bit tricky. Virgin Media offer one of the few broadband only deals via a cable connection. However this isn’t always available in some remote areas.
Larger providers such as BT, Talk Talk, and Sky do promote offers with free or reduced cost for phone line set-up, alternatively if your property already has a compatible phone line, you won’t have to pay any additional up-front costs.
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You can compare cheap broadband deals by using our price comparison tool to help you find the ideal broadband bundle to suit your home and usage. With today’s technology, you don’t even need a phone line to get connected.
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Whether it’s a broadband, phone and TV bundle you’re after or an internet only deal, MoneySuperMarket’s broadband channel will help you find a package that suits your needs.
We have compiled a comprehensive collection of broadband guides, ranging from what you need to know about high speed internet to what type of user you are, to help you decide which type of broadband package will suit your needs.
How to find top broadband deals
The cheapest broadband deals are determined by a number of factors. The cost of broadband is affected by whether you opt for an unlimited data and downloads package. Other factors include whether you choose a fibre optic deal or go for a package that includes add-ons such as TV and line rental.
The quickest way to find the cheapest broadband deal is by running a comparison on our broadband channel. We do the work for you by comparing broadband internet services, helping you find the offer that's right for your needs along with the packages that could save you the most.
With deals and services from the leading providers, to the up and coming, you'll find something suited to you.
- Direct Save Telecom
- First Utility
- John Lewis Broadband
- NOW Broadband
- Pop Telecom
- Post Office
- Virgin Media
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