Virgin Media Broadband: 50Mb + Talk Weekends
0808 168 6088
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 50Mb
Broadband Cost
£4 for 12 months; then £17.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£20.99 for 12 months; then £34.49
Line Rental is £16.99 per month on an 18 month contract.
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre & Evening and Weekend Calls (Markets 2 & 3)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£3.75 for 6 months; then £14.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£19.70 for 6 months; then £30.94
Line Rental is £15.95 per month on an 18 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.
TalkTalk Fibre Medium with SimplyBroadband
0800 049 7843
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£5 for 12 months; then £13.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£21.70 for 12 months; then £30.20
Line Rental is £16.70 per month on an 18 month contract.
Hyperoptic 20Mb Broadband only
0333 240 0121
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 20Mb
Broadband Cost
£22.50 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£22.50 a month
This package has a 12 month contract.
Virgin Media Broadband: 50Mb + Talk Weekends + Mobile SIM
0808 168 6088
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 50Mb
Broadband Cost
£9 for 12 months; then £20.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£25.99 for 12 months; then £37.49
Line Rental is £16.99 per month on an 18 month contract.
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre & Anytime Calls (Markets 2 & 3)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£8.75 for 6 months; then £19.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£24.70 for 6 months; then £35.94
Line Rental is £15.95 per month on an 18 month contract.
TalkTalk Fibre Large with SimplyBroadband
0800 049 7843
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 76Mb
Broadband Cost
£10 for 12 months; then £18.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£26.70 for 12 months; then £35.20
Line Rental is £16.70 per month on an 18 month contract.
BT Infinity 1
0800 783 5390
Download Limit
20GB
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£7.75 for 12 months; then £17.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£24.74 for 12 months; then £34.49
Line Rental is £16.99 per month on a 12 month contract.
BT Infinity Extra + Evening and Weekend Calls
0800 783 5390
Download Limit
40GB
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£8 for 12 months; then £21
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£24.99 for 12 months; then £37.99
Line Rental is £16.99 per month on a 12 month contract.
TalkTalk Fibre Medium + Essentials TV
0800 049 7843
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£4.25 for 6 months; then £18.50
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£20.95 for 6 months; then £35.20
Line Rental is £16.70 per month on an 18 month contract.
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre & Anytime International 300 (Markets 2 & 3)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£10.75 for 6 months; then £21.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£26.70 for 6 months; then £37.94
Line Rental is £15.95 per month on an 18 month contract.
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre + Evening and Weekend Calls (Market 1)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£11.25 for 6 months; then £22.49
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£27.20 for 6 months; then £38.44
Line Rental is £15.95 per month on an 18 month contract.
Sky Fibre Unlimited + Talk Weekends
0844 241 1407
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 6 months; then £20
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£16.40 for 6 months; then £36.40
Line Rental is £16.40 per month on an 18 month contract.
Sky Fibre + Talk Weekends
0844 241 1407
Download Limit
25GB
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£10 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£26.40 a month
Line Rental is £16.40 per month on an 18 month contract.
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra & Evening and Weekend Calls (Markets 2 & 3)
0808 178 5954
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 76Mb
Broadband Cost
£8.75 for 6 months; then £19.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£24.70 for 6 months; then £35.94
Line Rental is £15.95 per month on an 18 month contract.
Hyperoptic 100Mb Broadband + Evening & Weekend calls
0333 240 0121
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 100Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 3 months; then £25
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£12.50 for 3 months; then £37.50
Line Rental is £12.50 per month on a 12 month contract.
John Lewis Broadband Fibre Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls (Markets 2 & 3)
Download Limit
100GB
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 3 months; then £25
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£13.50 for 3 months; then £38.50
Line Rental is £13.50 per month on a 12 month contract.
John Lewis Broadband Fibre Broadband + Evening and Weekend Calls. (Market 1)
Download Limit
100GB
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 3 months; then £25
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£13.50 for 3 months; then £38.50
Line Rental is £13.50 per month on a 12 month contract.
Virgin Media Broadband: 50Mb
0808 168 6088
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 50Mb
Broadband Cost
£28.50 a month
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£28.50 a month
This package has a 12 month contract.

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Cable Broadband Guide

by Hannah from money.co.uk

We explain how cable broadband works and when its likely to be a good option for you.

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Cable broadband is brought into your home via the fibre optic cables used to supply cable TV. Because of this cable broadband is often offered in packages comprised of both TV channels and inclusive phone calls, making it an economical option.

Theoretically, cable broadband can reach higher speeds than the ADSL alternative; however it is also more susceptible to fluctuations in service which can sometimes eliminate this advantage.

It often makes a difference to your service reliability how old the fibre optic cables in your area are and your distance from the local telephone exchange.

However, if everything is in place in your area a cable internet connection enables you to seamlessly download large files, stream live TV and broadcasts, have real time conversations and make video calls that other connections struggle with.

If you choose to go with any of the cable broadband UK providers, it will be necessary for an engineer to come and install this service by running a wire from the main cable line in the street to an external cable box in your home. Cable broadband providers then connect your television, phone and computer.

Due to the difficulty and additional cost of installation, you need to take it into account with the overall package when you compare cable broadband, to get the best cable broadband deals.

Although cable internet providers are slowly increasing coverage for cable broadband across the UK, it still only covers approximately 50% of homes, with cable broadband connections still unavailable in the more rural parts of the country.

However, if you are in an area where cable broadband is available (check on the cable provider's site for covered postcodes) and want to have access to cable television, it can prove to be an economical way of connecting to the internet.