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Cheapest Broadband Only Deals

We've got the cheapest broadband deals you can find from all the best ISPs in the UK, including Sky, Virgin and BT.

If you don't use a home landline phone and are happy with Freeview TV channels then a cheap broadband only connection is all you need to get online with the minimum of fuss.

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Standard broadband (ADSL) is the most basic, with low top speeds of 8-17Mbps. Speeds are often much lower at busy times of day, or if you live more than 1 mile from the exchange.

Fibre broadband (FTTC / Cable) uses a mix of fibre and copper wiring to deliver a faster, more reliable connection. Most advertise top speeds of 76Mbps, while Virgin's cable network can go to 350Mbps.

Fibre-to-home broadband (FTTP) offers the highest speeds by running full-fibre cables right into your property. FTTP is currently only available to a very limited number of households.

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Broadband speeds are now advertised using an average figure, representing the speed achieved by at least 50% of users at peak times.

You may not be able to receive the displayed speed on your connection. Actual speeds will vary by location, but each provider should be able to test your line and give you a more accurate indication of the speed you will achieve.

Gigabit broadband at over 1000Mbps is only available on 'full-fibre' or 'fibre-to-premises' connections. This connection type is currently only available to a very limited number of households in the UK. We recommend you search using your postcode to check availability.

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You can choose how the price of each deal is displayed. All prices include line-rental.

Monthly cost is the total cost per month at the beginning of the contract. Some deals will revert to a higher price after an initial offer period.

First year cost is the estimated total cost of the first 12 months on this broadband deal. Comparing first year costs can sometimes give a more accurate idea of how much you will pay overall.

  • Unlimited Broadband

    Unlimited Broadband

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Set-up costs £0
    • Free Discount Club membership
    • Free wireless router
  • Unlimited Broadband and Line Rental Only
    Router awarded a Which? Best Buy

    Unlimited Broadband and Line Rental Only

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Router awarded a Which? Best Buy
    Set-up costs £0
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • First Broadband

    First Broadband

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Set-up costs £0
    • Discount available for First Utility energy customers
    • No upfront charges
    • Award winning UK call centre
  • Unlimited Broadband
    £50 cashback

    Unlimited Broadband

    Average* 10Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    £50 cashback
    Offer ends:19/12/2018
    Set-up costs £0
    • Fixed price contract
    • Safeguard online parental control
    • Free wireless router worth £40
  • Fast Broadband 12 Month

    Fast Broadband 12 Month

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Offer ends:20/12/2018
    Set-up costs £0
    • 30 day satisafaction guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • Inclusive call privacy features
  • Unlimited Broadband

    Unlimited Broadband

    Average* 10Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Set-up costs £6.95
    • Free router worth £99
    • Fixed term contract
    • UK Customer care and tech support
  • Unlimited Broadband

    Unlimited Broadband

    Average* 10Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Offer ends:20/12/2018
    Set-up costs £10.00
    • 5GB EE Mobile Data boost
    • A Year's free subscription to Norton Security Premium worth £69.99
    • Free router
  • Broadband Unlimited

    Broadband Unlimited

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Set-up costs £19.95
    • Tech Team support
    • Free Sky Broadband Shield and Talk Shield
    • Unlimited Sky WiFi hotspot access
  • Faster Fibre 18 Month

    Faster Fibre 18 Month

    Average* 36Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Offer ends:20/12/2018
    Set-up costs £0
    • 30 day satisafaction guarantee
    • Includes TalkTalk's game changing new Wi-Fi hub
    • Fixed contract price
  • Unlimited Broadband 12 Month

    Unlimited Broadband 12 Month

    Average* 10Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Set-up costs £10.00
    • Fixed price contract
    • Safeguard online parental control
    • Free wireless router worth £40

Cheapest Broadband Deals in the UK

We compare and find the lowest priced broadband deals in the UK so you don’t have to.

With your cheap broadband deals you’ll get a free wireless router, which beams WiFi throughout your home and means everyone indoors can get online on smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers or other internet-connected devices.

Usually included in your cheap broadband only deal is some kind of antivirus software for your home PC, laptop or Mac, for example Sky Broadband Shield, or Post Office Safeguard.

Finding your perfect cheap broadband only deal is as simple as popping your postcode in the search box.

Just because you’re paying less than £20 a month for broadband doesn’t mean you should be stuck with installation delays, missed appointments or overseas call centres who can’t help you with any broadband problems.

Cheap doesn’t mean you should accept a lower quality of service. Even the cheapest broadband deals can be better for your wallet and better for your state of mind.

As the cost of living rises and household bills go up, finding a cheap broadband deal is a great way to save on your monthly outgoings.

If you need to save money fast, switching to a cheaper broadband deal is a great place to start.

What kinds of cheap broadband can you get?

While you won’t see this on your bill, the cheapest broadband in the UK is normally delivered using the oldest kind of technology available, called ADSL.

ADSL broadband is the oldest kind of technology still on sale on the UK market.

These cheap broadband lines can reach a maximum download speed of 17Mbps. You’ll often see this written as ‘up to 17Mbps’.

If all you do online is read your emails, browse Facebook or other social media, then this cheapest type of broadband will probably be fine.

Once you start watching Youtube or BBC iPlayer online, or streaming TV on Netflix, using your home broadband WiFi to make Skype or Facetime calls on your mobile, then the ADSL broadband is less suitable and will likely struggle to keep up. You will have to put up with buffering and stuttering video if you choose ‘up to 17Mbps’ broadband.

Often users won’t be able to get 17Mbps, because of a host of reasons including their distance from the nearest telephone exchange (closer usually means you’ll get faster broadband), the number of people trying to get online nearby, and the time of day (usually broadband is slower during peak times, before 10.30am and after 5pm).

Still, low cost broadband doesn’t have to be low quality or low performance. You can get cheap broadband only deals for under £20 a month especially if you don’t need calls or TV bundled in.

Contract lengths vary between 12 months and 18 months. Several providers at any one time make the grade for under £20 a month deals.

These companies usually offer broadband in the cheaper range of prices. We know them as budget broadband providers.

There are fewer bells and whistles but they do offer reasonable value for money, nationwide operations, and decent quality customer service as rated by Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, Trustpilot, the crowdsourced reviews website, and Which? the charity-run consumer products advice service.

These usually include:

  • DirectSave Telecom, who regularly drop prices under £20 a month for broadband only deals
  • Plusnet, who offer reasonably-priced standard speed and fibre broadband and are well-rated for customer service
  • TalkTalk, who focus on budget deals but don’t have the same reputation for customer service
  • the Post Office, people are surprised that the Post Office offer cheap home broadband deals but you can usually find sub-£20 a month deals on show
  • First Utility, an independent energy company that offers discounts to people who take their broadband and utilities together
  • Sky Broadband, while they focus on premium services and pay TV, cheap Sky broadband deals are more common than you might think

Will cheap broadband be fast enough?

It depends on what you use the internet for. If you’re just browsing websites, checking email or social media without uploading pictures or videos, standard speed broadband up to 17Mbps is likely to be plenty for what you need.

Cheap broadband comes in many forms. Sometimes even Fibre-to-the-Cabinet broadband – one step up from standard speed – can come in at less than £25 a month.

Fibre to the Cabinet broadband is sold as ‘up to 38Mbps’ and ‘up to 76Mbps’. Sometimes the cheapest fibre broadband can be suitable for you too.

Will cheap broadband work for me?

It depends on how many people in your household use the internet at one time, and what you use the internet for.

Cheap ADSL broadband usually works best for people who:

  • Have two or fewer people using the internet or using WiFi at once
  • Don’t go online every day
  • Only use the internet to read news websites, check emails and check their social media accounts

Cheap ADSL broadband is usually not suitable for people who:

  • Have more than two people trying to get online or use WiFi at the same time
  • Want to use their broadband to stream TV, BBC iPlayer or Netflix, or want to stream Spotify or other music platforms
  • Want to use the internet for online games, or to make video calls using Skype or Facetime.
  • Want to use their broadband to download music, films, TV or games

What you should consider when buying cheap broadband

Not all cheap broadband deals are equal. Not by any stretch of the imagination.

Can you get free gifts with cheap broadband?

Sure. Of course. ISPs want new customers and need your business, and they’re willing to offer you sweeteners to sign up with them rather than with their rivals.

Reward Cards

The most common kind of offer with cheap broadband deals are Reward Cards.

These are prepaid Mastercards loaded with a certain amount of cash, ranging from £50 to £175, that you can spend online or in high street stores.

Usually ISPs run these Reward Cards through separate companies. You sign up to a new cheap broadband deal, then once your service is switched on, and up and running, you apply to get the Reward Card.

You’ll see these results listed in our comparison tables and they’ll show up as a green, red or black pointer

New tech, tablets and more

Occasionally ISPs will try to grease the wheels with a fancy new piece of tech to entice you into signing up for a cheap broadband deal. These can range from tablets, speakers and headphones to wireless cameras, apps or even the new breed of digital assistants like Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, or Google Home.

How could switching to cheaper broadband help?

The biggest barrier to making the switch to cheaper broadband is usually a fear of being offline for extended periods, or not knowing enough about the ISP they’re switching to.

Most people stay with their broadband provider far beyond the initial 12 or 18 months. Prices often go up after this time.

People don’t like switching broadband and see it as a major hassle – like switching energy providers.

But there’s no loyalty bonus available for most of us. In fact, the longer you stay with one broadband provider, the more likely your monthly bills are to go up, rather than down.

If you’ve stuck with your broadband provider for more than 12 months, you’re likely to be missing out on the cheapest broadband deals available.

If you’re prepared to shop around, compare prices and providers and really think hard about what you need and what you want, there’s no reason why you can’t find cheap broadband near you.

It’s easier than you think to make savings without sacrificing on quality. There are better deals out there if you are willing to look, as you can see from our broadband price comparison tables.

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