Broadband Internet UK


Broadband Guides

Whether you're considering switching supplier or in need of some advice on broadband deals or the latest broadband and sport bundles, our series of guides can provide you with some useful help and support.

3 Ways To Beat The Broadband Price Hikes

With many broadband providers increasing their broadband, line rental, call plan and TV prices in 2019, we reveal the 3 ways millions of Brits can beat the price hikes.

5 Easy Steps To Switch Broadband Provider

Are you considering changing your broadband provider? This guide provides five easy steps for you to follow, helping you change supplier without losing your connection.

How To Claim BT Reward Cards

With BT frequently offering new customers a BT Reward Card with up to £125 to spend on it, use this handy guide to find out how you can qualify and claim your own BT Reward Card.

Top 10 Causes Of Slow Broadband Speeds

Fed up with slow broadband speeds? Find out what may be causing the problem in your home or business with this expert guide.

How To Watch BT Sport On Freeview

With BT Sport widely available on pay TV platforms like BT TV, Sky TV & Virgin Media TV, we unveil the little known ways you can watch BT Sport on your Freeview telly.

Best Fibre Optic Broadband Deals

With fibre optic broadband offering download speeds up to 200Mbps, this guide reveals how fibre optic broadband differs from the traditional copper wire broadband and compares the best fibre optic broadband deals currently on offer.

What Is Virgin Media VIVID?

Imagine downloading a film in 5 minutes or a whole album in 5 seconds...Step forward Virgin Media VIVID, the new top level ultrafast broadband packages from Virgin Media. Find out all about 'the magic in their cables' and what it costs with this guide.

How To Watch BT Sport With Plusnet

If you are an existing Plusnet customer or considering switching to Plusnet, take a look at this guide to find out how you can watch BT Sport with YouView TV packages from Plusnet. Plusnet customers can also watch BT Sport via Sky TV and on the BT Sport app from Plusnet.

Can I Watch BT Sport On My Samsung Smart TV?

With a new large screen BT Sport app now available for Samsung Smart TVs, use this guide to find out how much it costs and how you can get it.

Can I Watch BT Sport On Xbox One Or PS4 Consoles?

With BT Sport available online, via iOS and Android mobile & tablet apps and on pay TV platforms like BT TV, Sky TV & Virgin Media TV, we find out whether BT Sport is available via consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4).

When Is The Virgin Media Speed Upgrade Coming To My Area?

Virgin Media is rolling out broadband speeds up to 500Mbps across its next generation optical fibre network. Find out when you can get the super-fast speed boost in your area with this useful question and answers guide.

Cheapest Way To Watch BT Sport And Sky Sports

With BT Sport and Sky Sports locked in battle for UK sports rights, we look at the key sporting events being broadcast by them this 2018/2019 season and reveal the cheapest ways to watch ALL the live action.

BT Sport Showcase Schedule And Fixtures

Use this handy BT Sport Showcase schedule to keep up-to-date with the UEFA Champions League and Europa League fixtures being broadcast live and FREE on BT Sport Showcase (Freeview channel 115).

What Is BT Sport Ultra HD?

Fancy watching a live UEFA Champions League match with 4 times the picture detail compared to HD? Step forward the new BT Sport Ultra HD channel. Find out what Ultra HD is and how you can get it with this useful guide.

How Can I Watch Fear The Walking Dead In The UK?

Fear The Walking Dead is the must-see drama from AMC, the makers of Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Find out how to watch it for FREE in the UK every Monday evening at 9pm with this guide.

What Are The BT Sport Channel Numbers On Sky, Virgin, BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet and Freeview?

With the new BT Sport Pack available on a range of platforms, we list the BT Sport channel numbers on Sky, Virgin, BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet and Freeview so you don't miss any of the action.

How Can I Watch BT Sport On Sky, Virgin Or TalkTalk TV?

Want to watch all the UEFA Champions League action this season, but don't have BT Broadband and BT Sport? No problem. Use this handy guide to find out how you can watch BT Sport on Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk TV.

What Is BT Sport Lite?

BT Sport Lite, as the name suggests, is a thinned-out version of the new BT Sport Pack and includes the BT Sport 1 channel only. Use this guide to find out what sport is available on BT Sport Lite and whether you can still get it.

What Is BT Sport Europe?

BT Sport Europe, now called BT Sport 3, is the home of live European football for the forthcoming 2018/2019 season and is part of the BT Sport Pack. Find out more about the exclusive games to be broadcast and how you can get the BT Sport 3 channel for FREE.

How To Watch A Live Stream Of Liverpool V Sevilla In The Europa League Final

Don't miss Liverpool's quest to win their first European trophy since 2005. Use this guide to find out how to watch a live stream of the Liverpool versus Sevilla Europa League final on the 18th of May.

3 Ways To Watch Liverpool V Villareal LIVE On Freeview TV

Following their dramatic 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund, uncover the 3 ways you can watch the Reds LIVE on Freeview TV in their UEFA Champions League semi-final matches against Villareal.

How Can I Watch Man City V Real Madrid LIVE & FREE On Freeview?

With the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg on the 4th of May, use this handy guide to find out how you can watch the Man City Vs Real Madrid match LIVE and FREE on Freeview.

How Can I Watch Man United Vs Wolfsburg On Tuesday Night?

With the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action returning this week, find out how you can get BT Sport set up in 15 minutes so you can watch the crucial Man United versus Wolfsburg match live on Tuesday night.

How Can I Watch The Arsenal Champions League Match On Freeview?

With British teams back in UEFA Champions League and Europa League action this week, find out how you can watch the crucial Arsenal Vs Dinamo Zagreb match LIVE and FREE on Freeview.

Are Bundles Of TV, Broadband And Phone Packages Worth It?

What are the pros and cons of signing up to a bundle? Do these bundled TV, broadband and phone packages really give us value for money? Find out these answers and more in our bundles guide.

Guide To Choosing The Best Broadband Deals

This is our monthly article providing useful tips and advice on how to choose the right broadband deal for you. It includes what we think are the best buys currently available on the market.

Broadband Buyers Guide

Our helpful buyers guide details the main factors you need to consider when comparing broadband packages.

Cheap Broadband - Not So Cheap?

Cheap broadband may not necessarily be the best option for you. This guide reveals the hidden costs of cheap broadband that could see your monthly bills rocket. Take note.

Beginners Guide To Broadband

If you're one of the few left on a dial up internet connection or currently without any internet access, it makes sense to start off by reading this beginners guide to broadband.

Broadband Glossary

With broadband terminology often providing confusion, our broadband glossary lists the most frequently used terms and their meanings.

Broadband - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

With many UK households upgrading to broadband or switching broadband providers, we've listed below the most frequently asked questions we've received from our readers, together with our answers.

About Broadband Internet UK

Established over 10 years, Broadband Internet UK is one of the UK's leading broadband, phone & TV price comparison websites and has been recognised by the BBC. The website is updated daily enabling the British public to check which of the UK's best Internet providers is cheapest for broadband in their postcode area. All costs associated with each broadband package, like setup fees, router delivery charges and phone line rental are included, so users can compare packages with confidence before choosing a deal.

Frequently Asked Questions By Our Users

We've listed below the top frequently asked questions we've received from our users:

Can I switch my broadband Internet provider whenever I want to?

Yes you can, but it is wise to switch supplier when your contract period ends (when you are out of contract) as there will be no cancellation charges to pay. If you're not aware of when your contract ends, simply give your existing provider a call to find out.

Should you receive notification from your existing provider of a forthcoming increase in the price of your broadband package, under Ofcom rules, you are permitted to exit your contract without penalty within 30 days of receiving the price increase notice. Check out our article on the 3 ways to beat the broadband price hikes.

Do I need to get a MAC code from my existing supplier to switch to a new cheaper provider?

No, not anymore. The process is now far more easier if you're switching from and to a provider that uses the BT Openreach network (e.g BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet & many more). There's no need for you to contact your existing supplier as the responsibility for the broadband and landline switch lies with the company you are switching to. So, once you've chosen a new Internet provider and ordered a new package on their website, they'll do the rest and email you the estimated date for the transfer of service. You should only lose your landline and broadband connection for a minimal time on the day of the switch.

This new process does not apply if you're switching to or from Virgin Media, where you'll need to liaise with both providers regarding the timings of the switch.

Take a look at our 5-step approach to switching broadband provider for further information.

Which broadband Internet provider in the UK is the best?

Though standard ADSL copper broadband with average download speeds of 10Mbps are available to most parts of the UK, faster fibre optic broadband provides a far better experience and can offer average speeds ranging from 36Mbps to 362Mbps. Fibre optic broadband is being rolled out across the country by the UK's best broadband providers like BT (with BT Openreach) and Virgin Media, so you will need to check availability for your area with our fibre broadband postcode checker. Other top broadband providers like Sky, Plusnet and TalkTalk use the BT Openreach fibre optic network for their own fibre services.

What's the best way to find out who is the cheapest for broadband in my area?

Once you've entered your postcode into our broadband availability checker, you'll be presented with a list of broadband packages available in your area. These are our broadband comparison search result tables which can be sorted by a range of criteria like 1st year cost, average broadband speed, download limits and monthly cost. We advise you to sort the tables by your preferred criteria (e.g. the cheapest), then compare the deals available from the UK's best broadband providers before choosing the right deal for you.

What Next?

Want to see the fastest Internet and phone deals available in your area and how much they cost each month? Simply visit our broadband and phone checker, enter your postcode and start comparing. We hope you find the site useful!

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