Best fibre broadband deals
Superfast broadband can be hugely appealing, especially if you're a heavy downloader or share your connection with others in your house. However, it can be very pricey.
To help keep your costs down, we've trawled through all the available superfast broadband deals to find out which offer the best value. In our round-up below we've listed the cheapest available. And we give the real price, including line rental, equipment and activation costs so you know exactly how much you'll have to pay.
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 supplied equipment.Package and price information is correct as of 18 July 2016. The prices we've listed include all standard charges so are higher - and more accurate - than those advertised by the provider.
Cheapest fibre broadband deals
SSE Ultrafast Fibre Broadband
- Total cost over 18 month contract: £378
- Effective monthly cost: £21
SSE have launched a fantastic deal that gives you fibre broadband at the incredible price of just £21 per month. And best of all, the package offers speeds of up to 76Mbps rather than the usual 'budget' fibre option of 38Mbps.
The £21 a month fee includes £16 for line rental and £5 for a call bundle - the broadband element is free. There's no activation charge or fee for the supplied router.
The deal, which runs until 14 November, comes with an unlimited data allowance (though SSE applies traffic management to its broadband packages) and has an 18 month contract. The 'Talk Anytime' call bundle (there's also a more expensive 'Talk Anytime Plus' option) gives you free local and national calls (of up to 70 minutes) at any time as well as free calls to 20 international countries. Again, there's a fair use policy meaning that usage is capped at 1,000 minutes or 150 calls a month of UK calls and 700 minutes a month of international calls.
Best broadband providers – we haven't received enough customer feedback to rate SSE, but find out which providers did impress in our latest satisfaction survey.
Best of the rest
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre
- Total cost over 18 month contract : £458.70
- Effective monthly cost (not the advertised price): £25.48
If you decide against the SSE deal then this one from Plusnet is the second best on the market. However it's a pretty distant second, only offering speeds of up to 38Mbps and lacking any free calls - you have to pay for all of your phone usage.
The broadband part of Plusnet's plan is free for the first six months after which point it jumps up to £14.99 per month. On top of this is an effective line rental charge of £15.49 per month (as long as you're happy to pay 12 months in advance for £185.88 - if not it's £16.99 per month). Then there's a £6.99 router charge.
Add these all together and you're left with an effective monthly cost over the course of the 18 month contract of £25.48.
Plusnet broadband review – see how Plusnet did in our latest customer satisfaction survey.
Haggle to get the best broadband deal
If you're happy with your existing provider, you don't have to switch to get a better deal. A recent Which? investigation found 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 use the prices outlined above to show the better deals available with other companies.