Plusnet Plusnet Unlimited (Market 2)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£12.49 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£12.49
This package has a 12 month contract.
Plusnet Unlimited (Market 3)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£12.49 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£12.49
This package has a 12 month contract.
Sky Broadband Unlimited + Talk Weekends (Existing TV customers)
0844 241 1407
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 12 months; then £7.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£16.40 for 12 months; then £23.90
Line Rental is £16.40 per month on a 12 month contract.
Sky Broadband Unlimited + Talk Weekends
0844 241 1407
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 12 months; then £7.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£16.40 for 12 months; then £23.90
Line Rental is £16.40 per month on a 12 month contract.
TalkTalk SimplyBroadband
0800 049 7843
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 12 months; then £3.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£16.70 for 12 months; then £20.20
Line Rental is £16.70 per month on an 18 month contract.
Tesco Broadband
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
£2 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£17.40 for 12 months; then £21.40
Line Rental is £15.40 per month on a 12 month contract.
EE Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls
0800 072 4137
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£1.95 for 12 months; then £9.95
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£17.70 for 12 months; then £25.70
Line Rental is £15.75 per month on a 12 month contract.
Fuel Unlimited Broadband
0800 036 0391
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
£2 for 6 months; then £4
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£17 for 6 months; then £19
Line Rental is £15.00 per month on a 12 month contract.
Plusnet unlimited + Weekend (Market 2)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£2.50 for 12 months; then £9.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£18.45 for 12 months; then £25.94
Line Rental is £15.95 per month on a 12 month contract.
Plusnet Unlimited + Weekend (Market 3)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£2.50 for 12 months; then £9.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£18.45 for 12 months; then £25.94
Line Rental is £15.95 per month on a 12 month contract.
POP Telecom Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls
Download Limit
40GB
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£3.50 for 12 months; then £15
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£19.20 for 12 months; then £30.70
Line Rental is £15.70 per month on a 12 month contract.
POP Telecom Broadband + Anytime Calls
Download Limit
40GB
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£4 for 12 months; then £16
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£19.70 for 12 months; then £31.70
Line Rental is £15.70 per month on a 12 month contract.
Tesco Big Broadband and Entertainment Bundle
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
£4 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£19.40 for 12 months; then £23.40
Line Rental is £15.40 per month on a 12 month contract.
Post Office Broadband Essential + Weekend Calls
Download Limit
10GB
Download Speed
up to 8Mb
Broadband Cost
£5 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£20
Line Rental is £15.00 per month on a 12 month contract.
POP Telecom Unlimited Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£4.50 for 12 months; then £17
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£20.20 for 12 months; then £32.70
Line Rental is £15.70 per month on a 12 month contract.
POP Telecom Unlimited Broadband + Anytime Calls
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£5 for 12 months; then £18
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£20.70 for 12 months; then £33.70
Line Rental is £15.70 per month on a 12 month contract.
TalkTalk Essentials TV
0800 049 7843
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£4.25 for 12 months; then £8.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£20.95 for 12 months; then £25.20
Line Rental is £16.70 per month on an 18 month contract.
Fuel Unlimited Broadband + Anytime calls
0800 036 0391
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
£5 for 6 months; then £7
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£20 for 6 months; then £22
Line Rental is £15.00 per month on a 12 month contract.
Hyperoptic 20Mb Broadband + Evening & Weekend calls
0333 240 0121
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 20Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 3 months; then £12.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£12.50 for 3 months; then £25
Line Rental is £12.50 per month on a 12 month contract.
Sky Broadband Unlimited + Talk Anytime UK
0844 241 1407
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
£5 for 12 months; then £12.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£21.40 for 12 months; then £28.90
Line Rental is £16.40 per month on a 12 month contract.

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ADSL Broadband Guide

by Hannah from money.co.uk

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

Girl In Cap On Computer

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.