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Comparing the UK's leading broadband providers

Save money with the only address level accurate information from the UK's leading broadband providers such as BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Plusnet, etc.

Use our site to compare broadband deals from the best broadband providers in your area.

Unbiased

Always free and impartial. We only ever focus on finding the right broadband supplier for you which means no sponsored listings. We will help you find a great internet provider.

Focused

We aren't a jack-of-all-trades comparison site, we are focused on the best UK broadband suppliers and nothing else.

Accurate

Address-level accuracy means we show you broadband availability at your home, not a postcode. This is important as internet speeds can vary by a large amount across a postcode.

How can I find the best uk broadband provider for my postcode?

Here at BroadbandUK we have spent some time developing our systems to work at address level and not just postcode.

We are able to find the best broadband deals knowing what infrastructure, cable, copper or fibre broadband is available on your side of the road where you live. The speed is known to your home and with our detailed information, we are able to offer you specific broadband deals from our various partners which are accessed real-time from their databases.

The availability can differ sometimes, depending on which side of the road you live, with some streets only having cable on one side of the street. If there is only copper available to your house your deals will be restricted to normal ADSL and therefore ultrafast broadband speeds are not an option.

Our system not only searches for your postcode but also searches out your specific address and when confirmed we can deliver deals specifically for your property. We are the first Broadband comparison site to offer this unique service in the UK. With the new OFCOM regulations now insisting that the customer is contacted at the end of their contract and offered a revised deal, we can save you money with our new comparison service.

Finding the fastest, cheapest, best internet deal from a range of broadband suppliers can be a minefield when searching for a new or revised contract, below are a few topics to consider.

The price you pay each month

Generally speaking, with the new rules now in place, checking out a new provider will be cheaper than your current one (so your monthly cost will be lower), unless your current provider wants your business. Shop around and look at the offers available from different internet providers, with our address level offerings we are competitive and more accurate by knowing what service infrastructure/speeds your property is capable of delivering. Look out for special offers as they can be favourable especially when deducted from the annual payment. Savings can be made, search out the best cheaper, faster broadband deals. Know your existing monthly cost and average speeds before you start your research for a new broadband package.

New legislation regarding your current broadband contract has recently been imposed by OFCOM and has made it compulsory that your current provider must notify you in advance of the date that your contract ceases. Our advice is to look around and compare before making an early decision to renew your current deal. On your existing contract are there any mid-contract switching costs to consider?

The speed of your broadband

Normally speed is not the most considered topic when checking out a broadband deal. The faster the speed normally the more expensive the package becomes. Check your usage and at what time of day must be a consideration. Is the line outside shared with neighbours, do you require streaming, use online games, have many Televisions, how big is the household and how many devices are used? A balance must be considered between speed and cost due to high usage periods slowing down the system which may cause frustration if your internal network struggles to cope. Is your broadband provider giving you the speeds that they promised in your broadband deal? Fibre optic broadband providers offer teh fastest speeds.

Length of your broadband contract

Generally speaking, the length of a broadband contract is normally 12, 18, or 24 months and the deals can vary between providers considerably. It is worth looking at the complete package including offers and one-off packages that frequently are time-limited to bolster sales. Early termination fees are also worth investigating as they can be expensive especially if you live in a short term rental.

Costs for setup and extras

Be wary of any additional costs over and above the normal broadband package. Delivery charges, TVs, mobiles, installation, setup, and other combinations should all be investigated before confirming ordering your package. Vouchers, free gifts, cash back, and other incentives are also worth considering in your decision making, but they usually come by being time-dependent, however, don't be rushed into a decision, consider the overall package and total commitment before signing your contract. When researching broadband deals take your time and ensure you have accurate information. Is the broadband package being offered the correct one for your circumstances? Check out the monthly cost. Compare broadband deals from different suppliers against each other.

How do I find the correct broadband speed for my property

The speed requirement for each household will differ depending on many factors generally speaking the higher the speed the quicker you can download data. The cost, however, increases the faster the speed and therefore you must balance out what speed you require against the cost making sure you don't underestimate your requirement within your household.

Testing your broadband speed

The best way to find out what broadband speed you can obtain is to test your WHFI speed by using a broadband speed test without anything else on the network interrupting the testing process. The results should indicate the speeds for upload and download at your current location. The results may then be used to search the comparison sites for a broadband deal. There are however factors to consider before checking the broadband provider sites. Usage in the household, how many residents, type of use (high/low), streaming, games, video conferencing, etc.

Home broadband speeds

0-35 Mbps (1-2 people per household)

OK for general internet usage, browsing, and social media, normally copper wire (ADSL) which averages 10-18 Mbps.

35-60 Mbps (4+ people per household)

Ideal for concurrent internet usage, video streaming, and conferencing. This really has to be a fibre broadband connection.

60-100 Mbps (Considerable parallel usage)

Concurrent internet usage, streaming, and gaming. Cable and fibre broadband are worth considering but a little more expensive.

100 Mbps plus (Homeworking, large downloads, and concurrent usage)

Lots of devices, gaming, many connected devices, home working, video conferencing, and file sharing.

What affects broadband speed?

There are a number that can have an effect on your speed.

  1. The type of connection, fibre broadband offers more reliable and faster speeds than ADSL, data is transferred faster through the cable than the copper wires of ADSL.
  2. The distance from the exchange and the green cabinet at the end of your road. The last part of the journey to your house goes through the green cabinet and from the green cabinet to your house is serviced via copper wires. Therefore if the green cabinet is a long way from your house there will be a degradation of speed on the line.
  3. The use of fibre broadband or full-fibre to the property eliminates the use of copper and takes away the latency or delay from the cabinet to the property. This option allows for the faster speeds up to a gigabit and beyond.

Router positioning.

The position of your router in your property can have an effect on the speed you experience through your WHFI device. Hidden away under the TV or in a cabinet is not recommended or near thick brick walls. The ideal place for a router is in an open space and away from other electrical devices.

Switching your broadband contract

If your contract has expired you can switch to another broadband provider at any time without any termination penalties. If you are still within your agreed contract period termination penalties may be charged. The latest legislation obliges providers to notify you of you are still under a contract of your impending termination date. To find out your termination date, just call up your provider and ask for the information. They are legally bound to tell you if you are under contract and your termination date.

New legislation

OFCOM made it mandatory that all broadband providers are obliged to send end of contract notifications before each customer's fixed-term contract ends. In addition, they must tell you when your contract is ending and what other deals are available. Finally, always remember to check both the advertised monthly cost and average download speeds on any advertised deal.