The cheapest broadband is not always the right package, but you can look for the best deal in our comparison above once you have thought about:
Speed: Your broadband speed will affect how quickly you can access the internet, so look for the best available speed in your area.
Data limits: This affects how much internet you can use, so think about how much data you need and pick a deal that offers this.
Availability in your area: Some services, like fibre, may not be available where you live. Use Ofcom's broadband coverage checker to see what you can get.
Choice of supplier: Some companies offer better service and customer support than others. Compare customer reviews on our broadband provider page.
Will you get the speed advertised?
Broadband speed is advertised up to a maximum amount, so the actual speed you get could be lower depending on availability in your area.
Try checking average speeds in your area to see what is available before you sign up.
Do you need unlimited?
Unlimited broadband lets you spend as much time on the internet as you want, but not all packages are truly unlimited:
Unlimited: Most suppliers offer an unlimited data allowance to give you more freedom to watch films online or download large files. However, your data limit or broadband speed could be capped for excessive data usage.
Truly unlimited: This gives you unlimited data usage without any caps or restrictions to your broadband speed. You should consider a truly unlimited package if you are a heavy internet user.
Once you have decided on what broadband you need, you should:
Compare suppliers from our table to find the best deal
Contact the supplier by clicking on the product link or calling the number listed
Order your package
What do I need to get broadband?
You usually need an active phone line and a wireless router. Your broadband supplier should provide your router once you have signed up.
How long does broadband take to set up?
It usually takes about two weeks but this varies between suppliers.
Can I get fibre broadband?
It is only available in certain parts of the UK so check the availability in your area and register your interest if it is not.
Are there any broadband set up costs?
You may be charged for any equipment you need. You may also be charged a setup fee if an engineer has to visit your property to install your broadband.
What is line rental?
This is the fixed monthly cost that you pay for an active phone line. It costs an average of £17 a month and is included in some form in all broadband deals.