Best broadband deals
There are so many different broadband deals out there that finding the cheapest one can be daunting. So we've done the hard work for you.
We've trawled through all the available broadband packages to find the best on offer.
The deals highlighted below are the cheapest available if you want the most common type of broadband package – that is a standard speed one (up to 17Mbps) in which you also pay line rental to the same provider. All the packages mentioned include unlimited downloads.
Best broadband providers- these deals may be cheap but that doesn't necessarily mean they're the best. Read our in-depth broadband provider reviews before signing up for any deal. These contain everything you need to know, from our latest satisfaction survey ratings to lab reviews of the equipment they supply.All package and price information correct as of 10 October 2016. The prices we've listed include all standard charges so are higher - but more accurate - than those advertised by the providers.
Cheapest broadband deals
Option 1 - Plusnet Unlimited broadband (line rental saver option)
- Total first year cost: £192.87 (effectively £16.07/month)
This package is the cheapest that we've found. There's no charge for the broadband element for the first 12 months, meaning that you only pay line rental fees during this period. Do this in one go – paying £185.88 – and it works out at just £15.49/month (it's £17.99/month otherwise). Add in the £6.95 charge to send out a router (you can decline this and use an existing one though Plusnet 'strongly' advises that you don't) and you're left with an effective monthly cost over the 12 month contract of £16.07.
However it's worth noting that you don't get a call allowance with this deal so you'll either have to pay-as-you-go or add a calling plan (prices start from £4/month). And as with most packages, prices go up once this initial promotional period ends, rising to £9.99/month for your broadband plus you line rental costs.
Plusnet broadband review – see how Plusnet did in our latest customer satisfaction survey.
Option 2 - Sky Broadband Unlimited
- Total first year cost: £218.75 (effectively £18.23/month)
- Sign up incentive: £50 M&S e-Voucher
Sky's package is considerably more expensive than Plusnet's over the length of their one-year contracts though comes with a £50 M&S e-Voucher as an incentive (available while stocks last). This could make it potentially much better value for some people.
Like the Plusnet plan, Sky Broadband Unlimited is free for the first 12 months meaning that you only pay a one-off charge for the router (£9.95) plus line rental costs. Sky doesn't offer a line rental saver option so you'll need to pay £17.40/month and as with the Plusnet deal you won't get any inclusive calls so will have to pay-as-you-go or add a calling plan (prices start from £4/month).
Once the initial 12-month deal runs out prices rise to £10/month plus line rental.
Sky broadband review – see how Sky did in our latest customer satisfaction survey
Get a better broadband deal without switching
You don't have to switch provider to save money. Our latest Which? investigation found that it's easy to save money by simply phoning your current provider and asking for a better deal.
Simply follow our expert haggling tips and ask your provider to match the prices set out above.