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1Fast Broadband
Shell Energy Broadband
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No end of contract broadband price rises. Pay as you go calls. Exclusive rewards on fuel.
  • 11Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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2Brilliant BroadbandNOW Broadband
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£18.00 per month
For small households. Pay as you go calls. Free optional anytime calls offer.
  • 11Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £5.00 One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Inclusiveanytime calls
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£18.00 per month
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3Brilliant Broadband + Anytime CallsNOW Broadband
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£18.00 per month
Includes parental controls. Free anytime calls.
  • 11Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £5.00 One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Inclusiveanytime calls
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£18.00 per month
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4Broadband + Evening & Weekend CallsJohn Lewis
£18.75 per month
For small households. 24/7 freephone UK customer support. Includes PC security package. First month payable upfront.
  • 10Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Inclusiveevening & weekend calls
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£18.75 per month
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5Unlimited Broadband
Plusnet
£70 Reward Card
£18.99 per month
£70 Reward Card
  • £70 Reward Card
  • Free activation worth £5
New customers only. UK based customer service. Free calls to Plusnet customers. First month payable upfront.
  • 10Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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6Superfast 1 Fibre BroadbandVodafone
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£19.50 per month
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Control your WiFi with the Vodafone Broadband app. Free gifts for existing pay-monthly mobile customers.
  • 35Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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7Unlimited Broadbanditalk
£19.99 per month
No unexpected price increases during your contract. No caps, no limits, no extra fees.
  • 10Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £9.95 One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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8Fab Fibre Broadband + Anytime CallsNOW Broadband
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Broadband Buddy parental controls.
  • 36Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £5.00 One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Inclusiveanytime calls
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9Fab Fibre BroadbandNOW Broadband
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£20.00 per month
Broadband Buddy parental controls. Free optional anytime calls.
  • 36Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £5.00 One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Inclusiveanytime calls
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10Superfast 2 Fibre BroadbandVodafone
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£21.50 per month
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Control your WiFi with the Vodafone Broadband app. Free gifts for existing pay-monthly mobile customers.
  • 63Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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How to find the cheapest broadband deals

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  2. Cheap broadband deals
  3. Cheap broadband providers
  4. Save with bundles
  5. Special offers and rewards

If you’re on a limited budget or simply don’t use the internet much, you could benefit from a cheap broadband package that meets your needs without breaking the bank.

This page will tell you everything you need to know about cheap broadband deals, from how to find them to the important points that you should consider when comparing different deals.

We’ll also fill you in on the best UK providers for cheap broadband internet, and how you can avoid overpaying for your home broadband deal.

Comparing prices and providers to get the cheapest deal

There are various factors to think about when shopping around to get the cheapest broadband deal. The main things to consider when deciding between broadband deals are:

  • Cost – A cheap deal may offer a low monthly fee, but it’s important to know if there will be extra or hidden costs. You’ll need to check if the monthly price you’re offered is fixed for the entire term of your contract or if it’s just an introductory offer that will increase after the initial period. Comparing several deals and looking at all costs (up-front and for the duration of the contract) will help you to get good value for your money.
  • Freebies – the best broadband deals may offer tempting rewards like vouchers, cashback or reduced equipment or installation charges, but be sure to consider the deal and all associated costs on its own to ensure you’re getting a good price.
  • Cheap fibre availability – Not all types of broadband are available in all parts of the UK. Use our broadband checker to find the cheapest broadband in your area.
  • Speed – Your connection speed is one of the most important factors, particularly if you livestream a lot of content or play games online. Faster download speeds tend to cost more per month. You can check your current speed to get an idea of the speeds you require. It’s important to note that advertised speeds and guaranteed speeds vary, so be sure to check both in the provider’s terms.
  • Availability – Some providers and connection types are not yet available across the UK, so be sure to check your postcode to find out which services are available in your area. Most providers will ask for your postcode before showing you which deals are available in your area.
  • UsageUnlimited broadband is pretty standard across the UK, but be sure to check for limits if you consume a lot of data with online streaming or gaming.
  • Equipment – You might need new equipment if you’re upgrading your service or switching providers. Many providers offer free equipment and delivery, but this isn’t always the case. Check the costs for equipment and installation in addition to the monthly fees.
  • Customer service – The cheapest broadband providers may not offer the best customer service. If service is important to you, make sure you read our broadband reviews before choosing your provider.

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The cheapest broadband deals in September 2021

Here are our most popular broadband providers and packages this month for you to have a closer look.

PackageBroadband SpeedContract LengthMonthly Price
Shell Energy Broadband Fast Broadband11Mb average18 months£16.99 per month
NOW Broadband Brilliant Broadband11Mb average12 months£18 per month
NOW Broadband Brilliant Broadband + Anytime Calls11Mb average12 months£18 per month
John Lewis Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls10Mb average12 months£18.75 per month
Plusnet Unlimited Broadband10Mb average12 months£18.99 per month
Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre Broadband35Mb average24 months£19.50 per month
italk Unlimited Broadband10Mb average24 months£19.99 per month
NOW Broadband Fab Fibre Broadband + Anytime Calls36Mb average12 months£20 per month
NOW Broadband Fab Fibre Broadband36Mb average12 months£20 per month
Vodafone Superfast 2 Fibre Broadband63Mb average24 months£21.50 per month

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Cheap broadband providers

Broadband Provider Average Speed Prices From
Shell Energy broadband 11Mb £16.99 per month
NOW Broadband 11Mb £18 per month
Direct Save Telecom broadband 11Mb £18.95 per month
Plusnet broadband 10Mb £18.50 per month
John Lewis broadband 10Mb £20 per month
Origin broadband 11Mb £19.99 per month
TalkTalk broadband 38Mb £23 per month

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Save money with bundles and packages

Bundling your broadband, TV, and/or phone services usually means you’ll save money. This is because providers usually offer discounts to customers who want to sign up to multiple products. Bundles are often cheaper than individual contracts, and you can have your bills and customer service with the same provider, giving you one point of contact.

Special offers and rewards

Many internet providers offer freebies and special offers alongside their broadband tariffs, such as introductory pricing discounts, cashback rewards, gift cards, vouchers or reward cards. While the rewards can be enticing, it’s important to consider the deal apart from the rewards, as the rewards will not impact the speed or quality of the service you’ll get.

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Low starting price

Some internet providers offer attractive introductory pricing for the initial period of your contract, which is a great way to save money, but you might find a big price increase or extra charges after the introductory period of your contract. Be sure to read the contract terms carefully to make sure you really are looking at the cheapest deals, not just a great deal for a few months before you get hit with an unexpected monthly price increase.

Cashback

Cashback rewards are incentives that refund you part of your initial payment, after a fixed period of time has passed (usually between 30-90 days) from when you first signed up for your contract; the details will be included in your contract terms). The claims process for rewards differs from provider to provider, but most of the time you will need to submit a claim using an online form. Your cashback reward will likely be paid directly into a bank account, or sent via cheque, made out to the person who is being billed for the service being provided.

Shopping vouchers

Shopping vouchers or gift card rewards are similar to cashback offers, but they are specific to certain retailers. Internet providers will often reward new customers with vouchers for popular high-street or online retailers to entice them to sign up. Similar to cashback rewards, claims processes vary and you’ll likely be required to submit an online form to get your reward.

See more: How to claim vouchers and rewards

Free installation

Some broadband service providers have initial setup fees, and/or phone line installation charges, but these charges are often waived or reduced for new customers. Be sure to check these fees up-front to avoid any unexpected costs.

Broadband with no upfront fees

Free equipment or delivery

If your new deal requires equipment, for example, a new router, some cheap broadband offers will give it to you for free when you sign up. Many providers will offer free or reduced delivery charges for any required equipment, so be sure to check your terms up front so you know what you’re being charged for. At the end of your contract with a provider, you will likely need to return any equipment or recycle it, and the process will vary depending on your service provider.

Contract terms

Standard contract terms – A standard broadband contract is a two-way agreement, covering both your obligations as a customer, and your service provider in terms of the services you’ll receive. Broadband contracts usually run for 12, 18 or even 24 months and, in theory, the longer you can commit, the cheaper the price – although each provider tends to have their preferred contract length and won't vary from that.

Introductory pricing – Unless explicitly stated, your broadband provider can change any part of your broadband provision at any time, including the monthly cost. If this happens, however, the 30-day cooling off period you’re entitled to will be refreshed, allowing you to switch away to a new provider without incurring a penalty.

Fixed-price contracts – Several internet providers like SSE and OneStream offer fixed-price contracts, which means you won’t be subject to a price increase during the minimum term of your contract period. Many of the larger broadband providers don’t offer fixed-price contracts, and you should check the contract terms for mid-contract price increases to avoid any unexpected charges.

Fixed-price broadband

Switching providers

Switching broadband provider

If you want to end your broadband contract early for any reason, most providers will ask you to pay off the remaining months in full. You might also be charged an early-exit fee. Make sure you read the fine print and opt for a rolling or short contract if you know you’ll be moving house in the near future.

See more: How to switch broadband provider

When a fixed-term contract ends, a provider is likely to steeply raise or ‘hike’ the monthly price of your service, unless the consumer switches to a new deal. That’s why when you know your contract is nearing completion, it’s worth shopping around between providers to secure a better deal. Thanks to Ofcom regulations, broadband providers must inform you when your contract is due to finish so you can decide what you want to do before it happens.

Hidden and up-front costs

Some deals offer fixed, cheap monthly rates, but also include extra costs like installation, delivery or activation fees – sometimes payable upfront. You may also have to purchase equipment, such as a router, although that's unlikely. We always show the extra costs that we're aware of, but be sure to read the fine print on the provider's website or in the contract terms if in doubt.

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