Origin Broadband
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 12 months; then £9.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£9.99 for 12 months; then £9.99
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.
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 a month
This package has a 12 month contract.
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 a month
This package has a 12 month contract.
Fuel Unlimited Broadband
0800 036 0391
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 12 months; then £4
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£15 for 12 months; then £19
Line Rental is £15.00 per month on a 12 month contract.
Origin Broadband and Phone
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 17Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 12 months; then £9.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£16.40 for 12 months; then £26.39
Line Rental is £16.40 per month on an 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.
Origin Broadband Fibre
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 38Mb
Broadband Cost
£17.99 for 12 months; then £17.99
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£17.99 for 12 months; then £17.99
Fuel Unlimited Broadband + Anytime calls
0800 036 0391
Download Limit
Truly Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
£3 for 12 months; then £7
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£18 for 12 months; then £22
Line Rental is £15.00 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
£2.50 for 12 months; then £9.95
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£18.25 for 12 months; then £25.70
Line Rental is £15.75 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.
John Lewis Broadband Standard Broadband + Evening and Weekend Calls (Market 2)
Download Limit
20GB
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 6 months; then £11
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£13.50 for 6 months; then £24.50
Line Rental is £13.50 per month on a 12 month contract.
John Lewis Broadband Standard Broadband plus Evening and Weekend Calls. (Markets 1 & 2)
Download Limit
20GB
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 6 months; then £11
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£13.50 for 6 months; then £24.50
Line Rental is £13.50 per month on a 12 month contract.
John Lewis Broadband Standard Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls (Market 3)
Download Limit
20GB
Download Speed
up to 16Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 6 months; then £11
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£13.50 for 6 months; then £24.50
Line Rental is £13.50 per month on a 12 month contract.
Post Office Broadband Premium + Weekend Calls
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 8Mb
Broadband Cost
free for 6 months; then £8
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£15 for 6 months; then £23
Line Rental is £15.00 per month on an 18 month contract.
Hyperoptic 20Mb Broadband Only
0333 240 0121
Download Limit
Unlimited
Download Speed
up to 20Mb
Broadband Cost
£10 for 6 months; then £22
Monthly Cost inc. Line Rental
£10 for 6 months; then £22
This package has 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 a month
Line Rental is £15.00 per month on a 12 month contract.
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.

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How to get the Best Broadband for Gaming

by Martin from money.co.uk

Gaming online is likely to put extra strain on your broadband connection,and unless you've got a high speed connection your online gaming experience is likely to suffer. Here's how to get the best gaming broadband package for a low price.

Young boy gaming on computer

If you are a regular online gamer having a broadband connection that's up to the task is vital to ensure you can continually download and stream gaming content smoothly.  

Here's how to find the best broadband for gaming packages on offer in the UK. 

Do you need a dedicated gaming broadband package? 

Before you start comparing broadband deals for playing online games, you should consider if your internet usage truly warrants opting for a dedicated gaming broadband package. 

The main differences between the best broadband for online gaming deals and a standard package is the extra download speed and limits required to run large online games. 

However, if you are only playing simple games rather than virtual reality or fantasy world games you may not need to pay extra for an enhanced high speed broadband connection as a standard package may do. 

Is it up to the task? 

If you've decided that you need a specialised gaming broadband package the next step is to eliminate all the broadband packages that don't offer sufficient download speeds or limits. 

To find the best broadband for gaming packages, check the recommended download speeds needed for the online games you currently play, and exclude the gaming broadband deals that don't meet the minimum requirements. 

Check the contract 

As well as picking a broadband package that can cope with the demands of gaming online, to get the best gaming broadband UK deals for your finances you need to decide on a minimum contract term you are happy to commit to. 

In general, longer contract gaming broadband deals will be slightly cheaper than short term packages that give you more flexibility to cancel a short notice.  

Essentially you need to weigh up just how long you'll need your broadband connection and whether it is worthwhile paying a little more for the freedom to cancel your deal at short notice. 

Compare prices 

As with any other broadband package, once you've established what you need you can start to look for the cheapest broadband deals for playing online games. 

You can compare the best broadband for gaming packages and find the best gaming broadband provider for your circumstances using our gaming broadband comparison table.