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Broadband type Fixed-line broadband is available either as standard (ADSL) broadband, or fibre optic. Fibre optic broadband is much faster and more reliable, but it isn’t available everywhere and can cost more.
Monthly usage allowance The amount you download determines the broadband package you should get. To keep things simple, we ask if you would like to see packages which are unlimited. These packages are ideal for users who are online for several hours during the day, or use the internet extensively for entertainment - like downloading movies and TV, streaming entertainment, or playing games. They are also good for large households where several people go online at the same time. If that sounds like you, pick ‘Just unlimited’.
Minimum speed Your broadband speed determines how fast web pages load, files are downloaded, the time streaming video takes to buffer, and more. For a big household, or one where you stream lots of video or play games, a fast speed is recommended
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Online exclusive M50 Fibre Broadband + Phone


55Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Weekend calls included

£75 Bill Credit.

Offer Ends

07/06/20

£0.00 Setup costs

£237.00 Total first year cost

Weekend calls included

£0.00 Setup costs

£26.00 p/m for 12 months

£237.00 Total first year cost

Fab Fibre + Free Anytime Calls


36Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Anytime calls included

£5.00 Setup costs

£269.00 Total first year cost

Anytime calls included

£5.00 Setup costs

£22.00 p/m for 12 months

£269.00 Total first year cost

Online exclusive Unlimited Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls


10Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Evening & weekend calls included

John Lewis £40 E-Giftcard - See John Lewis website for T&C's

Offer Ends

30/06/20

£0.00 Setup costs

£240.00 Total first year cost

Evening & weekend calls included

£0.00 Setup costs

£20.00 p/m for 12 months

£240.00 Total first year cost

Jetstream Fibre Max Unlimited Broadband


Call Onestream

0300 303 2184

35Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Pay as you go calls

£9.99 Setup costs

£285.87 Total first year cost

Pay as you go calls

£9.99 Setup costs

£22.99 p/m for 12 months

£285.87 Total first year cost

Online exclusive Fibre Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls


36Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Evening & weekend calls included

John Lewis £50 E-Giftcard

Offer Ends

30/06/20

£0.00 Setup costs

£330.00 Total first year cost

Evening & weekend calls included

£0.00 Setup costs

£27.50 p/m for 12 months

£330.00 Total first year cost

Brilliant Broadband + Free Anytime Calls


11Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Anytime calls included

£5.00 Setup costs

£221.00 Total first year cost

Anytime calls included

£5.00 Setup costs

£18.00 p/m for 12 months

£221.00 Total first year cost

Online exclusive Fibre Extra Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls


67Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Evening & weekend calls included

John Lewis £75 E-Giftcard

Offer Ends

30/06/20

£0.00 Setup costs

£390.00 Total first year cost

Evening & weekend calls included

£0.00 Setup costs

£32.50 p/m for 12 months

£390.00 Total first year cost

Xstream Unlimited Broadband


Call Onestream

0300 303 2184

63Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Pay as you go calls

£9.99 Setup costs

£333.87 Total first year cost

Pay as you go calls

£9.99 Setup costs

£26.99 p/m for 12 months

£333.87 Total first year cost

Super Fibre + Free Anytime Calls


64Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Anytime calls included

£5.00 Setup costs

£341.00 Total first year cost

Anytime calls included

£5.00 Setup costs

£28.00 p/m for 12 months

£341.00 Total first year cost

Jetstream Fibre Unlimited Broadband


Call Onestream

0300 303 2184

17Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Pay as you go calls

£9.99 Setup costs

£249.87 Total first year cost

Pay as you go calls

£9.99 Setup costs

£19.99 p/m for 12 months

£249.87 Total first year cost

Online exclusive Unlimited Broadband & Anytime Calls


10Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Anytime calls included

John Lewis £40 E-Giftcard - See John Lewis website for T&C's

Offer Ends

30/06/20

£0.00 Setup costs

£312.00 Total first year cost

Anytime calls included

£0.00 Setup costs

£26.00 p/m for 12 months

£312.00 Total first year cost

M100 Fibre Broadband + Phone


108Mb Broadband Speed (average*)

Unlimited Downloads

12 month Contract

Weekend calls included

Inclusive weekend calls to Virgin Media numbers!

£0.00 Setup costs

£396.00 Total first year cost

Weekend calls included

£0.00 Setup costs

£33.00 p/m for 12 months

£396.00 Total first year cost

*Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing.

Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website.

Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens.

What's the best broadband for students?

If you’re in a student house, you can get a great deal on broadband that suits your specific needs

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What is student broadband?

Student broadband is a broadband package designed especially for students. Student households are often a little bit different to other households – you’re likely to be in a shorter tenancy, and sharing bills between more people. Chances are there’ll also be more people using the internet at the same time. Luckily, some providers are now offering broadband deals tailored specifically to students and their needs.

Most broadband deals come with a contract that lasts for 12 months or more – but because students often go home during the holidays, that means you could end up paying for three months of broadband you’re not using. Consider going for a nine-month broadband deal, which starts at the beginning of the academic year and finishes once you’re headed home for the summer.

If you want even more flexibility, you could even go for a one-month rolling contract, offered by providers like Virgin. This means you’re only locked in to your broadband provider for 30 days at a time, so you can cancel whenever you want without paying extra fees.

Students are less likely to use a landline than many other customers – so you could also consider mobile broadband. Unlike ordinary broadband services, this doesn’t connect to a phone line, but uses mobile 4G and 5G networks. There are no cables, and you can sometimes get it installed the same day.

What should I look out for when choosing a student broadband package?

When you’re picking a broadband deal for your student house, there are a few things to look out for. If you have a lot of housemates, you’ll probably need higher speeds – but with more people pitching in, you can probably afford a pricier deal.

You should also think about how you’re likely to be using the internet. If everyone’s likely to be going online at the same time, you’ll want a speedy connection – but if you’re more likely to spend your evenings watching a film together, you could prioritise entertainment extras.

Some things to look out for when choosing your broadband include:

  • Super speed: If you’re going to have multiple people using the internet on different devices, it’s important to make sure your broadband will be able to keep everyone connected at high speeds. Chances are you’ll need a faster connection than you would at your parents’ home
  • Spread the cost: With plenty of housemates, you can get a great deal for less money per person. Remember, cheaper isn’t always better – even if you’re scrimping and saving elsewhere, buying broadband might be a good time to push the boat out
  • Bundle up: If you have a TV, look out for broadband deals that include an entertainment package. You could get access to streaming services, smart TV apps and films on demand – perfect for a big night in
  • Go wireless: A big chunk of the cost of broadband comes from the line rental – that’s the cost of using the copper-wire phone network. If you don’t need a landline, consider going for full-fibre broadband, or even a 5G mobile router that doesn’t use any wires at all

You should also be aware of some of the potential pitfalls that come with sorting out your broadband. These include:

  • Contract length: If you’re only going to be staying in your student house for a year, don’t pick a deal with a contract that lasts for more than 12 months – or you’ll face hefty fines when you move out. If you’ll all be going home for the summer, see if you can get a nine-month contract. That way, you won’t be paying for broadband when nobody’s around
  • Bill payer: Even if you’re all pitching in for broadband, there still needs to be one individual person named on the bill. Choose carefully – this person will have to be in charge of making sure the bill’s paid on time

Where can I get the best deal on broadband for students?

The best way to get a great deal on broadband is to use a price comparison site like MoneySuperMarket. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll show you all the deals available in your area. You can filter by speed or contract length, or even see deals that include a TV package or landline phone calls.

Hundreds of deals are available at the click of a mouse, and within minutes you could be getting faster, cheaper broadband.