DownloadContractLandlineDigital TVMonthly CostTotal First Year Cost 
Speed (up to)LimitLine RentalBroadband
Plusnet
unlimited + Weekend (Market 2)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£2.50£152.39
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Available for £2.50 a month plus £75 cashback
Plusnet
Unlimited + Weekend (Market 3)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£2.50£152.39
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Available for £2.50 a month plus £75 cashback
Plusnet
Plusnet Unlimited (Market 2)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
---
£12.49£180.87
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Plusnet
Unlimited (Market 3)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
---
£12.49£180.87
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
TalkTalk
Simply Broadband
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£0£196.40
Tel 0800 049 7843 0800 049 7843
Tesco
Broadband
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£2£208.80
Hyperoptic
Hyper-lite
20MbUnlimited
12
months
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£12.50£210
Tel 0333 240 0121 0333 240 0121
Plusnet
Unlimited + anytime Calls (Market 3)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£7.50£212.39
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Available for £7.50 a month plus £75 cashback
Plusnet
Unlimited + Anytime calls (Market 2)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£7.50£212.39
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Available for £7.50 a month plus £75 cashback
Fuel
Unlimited Broadband
16MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15£2£223.95
Tel 0800 036 0391 0800 036 0391
EE
Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls
17MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.75£2.50£225
Tel 0800 072 4137 0800 072 4137
John Lewis Broadband
 
Standard Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls (Market 3)
16Mb20GB
12
months
£13.50£0£228
John Lewis Broadband
 
Standard Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls. (Markets 1 & 2)
16Mb20GB
12
months
£13.50£0£228
John Lewis Broadband
 
Standard Broadband and Evening + Weekend Calls (Market 2)
16Mb20GB
12
months
£13.50£0£228
Tesco
Big Broadband and Entertainment Bundle
16MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.40£4£232.40
Plusnet
Unlimited Broadband and Anytime international 300 (Market 2)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£9.50£236.39
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Plusnet
Unlimited broadband & Anytime International 300 (Market 3)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£9.50£236.39
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Plusnet
Unlimited Fibre & evening and weekend calls (Markets 2 & 3)
38MbTruly Unlimited
18
months
£15.95£0£237.33
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
Hyperoptic
Hyper-lite + Evening & Weekend calls
20MbUnlimited
12
months
£12.50£2.50£240
Tel 0333 240 0121 0333 240 0121
Plusnet
Unlimited + weekend (Markets 1 & 2)
17MbTruly Unlimited
12
months
£15.95£10£242.39
Tel 0808 178 5954 0808 178 5954
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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.