DownloadContractLandlineDigital TVMonthly CostTotal First Year Cost 
Speed (up to)LimitLine RentalBroadband
Tesco
Broadband
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£2£208.80
Primus Broadband
 
Phone and Broadband Unlimited
16MbUnlimited
18
months
£14.90£2£214.80
Tel 0800 036 0175 0800 036 0175
EE
Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls
17MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.75£2.50£225
Tel 0800 408 3991 0800 408 3991
Plusnet
Unlimited + Weekend calls (Market 2)
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.95£2.50£227.39
Tel 0808 178 5989 0808 178 5989
Plusnet
Unlimited + Weekend calls (Market 2)
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.95£2.50£227.39
Tel 0808 178 5989 0808 178 5989
Sky
Broadband Unlimited + Talk Weekends (Existing Customers)
17MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£3.75£229.80
Tel 0844 241 0582 0844 241 0582
Tesco
Big Broadband and Entertainment Bundle
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£4£232.40
Primus Broadband
 
Unlimited Broadband + Anytime Calls Saver
16MbUnlimited
18
months
£14.90£3.50£232.80
Tel 0800 036 0175 0800 036 0175
TalkTalk
SimplyBroadband
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.95£3.50£233.40
Tel 0800 049 7824 0800 049 7824
Post Office
HomePhone and Broadband Essential
8Mb5GB
12
months
£13£7£240
Sky
Unlimited + Talk Weekends
17MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£5£244.80
Tel 0844 241 0582 0844 241 0582
Sky
Broadband Unlimited + Talk Anytime
17MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£10£258.60
Tel 0844 241 0582 0844 241 0582
Tesco
Broadband with Anytime Calls
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£7£268.80
Post Office
HomePhone and Broadband Premium
8MbUnlimited
12
months
£13£10£276
TalkTalk
Essentials TV
16MbUnlimited
18
months
£15.95£4.25£280.65
Tel 0800 049 7824 0800 049 7824
Plusnet
Unlimited + Talk Anytime (Market 2)
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.95£7.50£287.39
Tel 0808 178 5989 0808 178 5989
Plusnet
Unlimited + Talk Anytime (Market 1)
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.95£7.50£287.39
Tel 0808 178 5989 0808 178 5989
BT
Broadband and Unlimited Weekend Calls
16Mb10GB
18
months
£15.99£5£288.83
Tesco
Big Broadband and Entertainment Bundle with Anytime Calls
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£9£292.80
John Lewis Broadband
 
Standard Broadband
16Mb20GB
12
months
£13.50£11£294
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ADSL Broadband Guide

We explain how ADSL broadband works and when this is likely to be a good option for you.

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The majority of internet service providers (ISPs) offer access to the internet via an ADSL broadband connection – so, what is ADSL broadband?

ADSL stands for Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line and works in much the same way as a traditional dial up connection, bringing broadband into the home via the BT phone network.

ADSL broadband is available to the majority of the UK as the broadband signal is transmitted using the BT cables that already run into homes to provide a phone connection.

This makes installation simple: you don’t need to install any new wires or cables but simply need to connect your computer to the phone socket via a modem or router, and install the broadband software provided by your ISP.

Although the vast majority of homes and businesses in the UK have the facility to install ADSL, not all will be able to receive the maximum connection speed offered by their chosen ADSL broadband providers.

The available ADSL broadband speed depends on a range of factors including your proximity to the nearest phone exchange and the quality of telephone lines in your area.

Rural areas have few broadband alternatives, often making ADSL by far the best broadband package. Although you may not be able to get the maximum connection speed the slowest broadband connection is still approximately 10 times faster than internet provided by traditional dial up.

Even the cheapest ADSL broadband will greatly enhance your online experience. Then, it’s down to secondary factors like customer service, limitations and other perks to decide which is the best broadband package for you.

By comparing the ADSL broadband speed and download limits offered by different ADSL broadband providers you should be able to select a broadband package which will provide you with a reliable, high speed connection to the internet.

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