Cable Broadband Providers
Virgin Media provides up to 120Mb super-fast broadband along with a range of broadband, TV and phone packages. Prices start from as little as £4 a month.More
BT offer home broadband, phone and digital TV packages in the UK. Total Broadband offers up to 16Mb download speeds and BT Vision delivers digital TV via your existing TV aerial.More
Winner of 'Best Consumer Customer Service' at the 2010 ISPA Awards. Plusnet's award winning broadband packages starting from just £2.99 per month.More
John Lewis is one of the UK’s newest providers, offering both home broadband and fibre optic broadband packages. Line rental prices are highly competitive and their unlimited broadband packages aren’t restricted by a fair usage policy.More
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Cable broadband providers
Cable broadband is the fastest method of internet access with up to 100Mb broadband now a reality in many areas of the UK.
Speeds this high are possible as a result of the technology at the heart of cable. Cable broadband providers transmit data as a series of light pulses through a fine glass or plastic fibre, rather than as electrical signals through the old copper telephone network as with “traditional” broadband providers.
As cable broadband is so different to all other types of broadband it can be difficult to know how to go about comparing cable broadband providers. So, let us talk you through the process.
Comparing cable broadband providers
As you can see from the list above there is only a handful of cable broadband providers in the UK. For the most part fibre optic networks are not shared between providers so the main thing that separates them is their availability in any given region.
The Virgin Media cable network is the largest and most well established in the UK making their packages available in more regions than those offered on the cable network of BT and Plusnet, at least for the time being.
But, just because Virgin has been around the longest it doesn’t automatically follow that their network is the only one in your area. In fact, it may well be the case that you can get cable broadband from one of the other providers but not from Virgin.
To find out quickly and easily which cable broadband providers operate in your area you should use our postcode checker. When you do we’ll be able to show you a list detailing all of the cable providers and packages you can compare when looking for your new broadband service.
If you’ve found out that you can indeed get cable broadband from more than one provider you’ll now have to compare those that are available in your area to find the one that is the most suitable for you.
Your choice of cable broadband providers will probably come down to two factors: broadband speed and the availability of cable bundles.
The availability of the very fastest cable broadband varies from region-to-region and the availability and range of bundles varies from provider-to-provider. In short, if you’re looking for a simple standalone cable Broadband provider then your choices are wider than those that offer broadband and calls bundles, or triple bundles of broadband, TV and calls.
To find out exactly what your options are for cable broadband bundles we recommend you visit our broadband bundles page and use our postcode checker at the top of the page. Once the results load select “fibre optic broadband” in the “broadband type” field on the left hand side of the screen. The list will then only show exactly which cable broadband bundles are available in your area.
You can then add any other requirements to the filter such as HD TV and inclusive anytime calls to filter the results further. You are then ready to compare our bundles until you find exactly the right one for you.
What if there are no cable broadband providers in my area?
Don’t worry if no cable broadband providers operate in your area yet, there is a good chance that at least one of them soon will. The best advice we can give is to keep checking back because, as soon as cable reaches your neighbourhood, we’ll have full details waiting for you on our Cable broadband page.
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