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Unlimited Broadband with Weekends Calls
Plusnet
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited usage allowance
  • Inclusive weekend calls
  • £50 Cashback
  • £7.49 a month off for 12 months

£50 Cashback & £7.49 a month off for 12 months

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
1.3Mb
up to
£5.99
save £25
£-39.01
first year
£2.50
£9.99 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental1st year cost: £-39.0112 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £5.99
  • Average monthly: £12.70
  • First year cost: £152.39
  • Lifetime cost: £152.39
  • Contract length: 12
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Everyday Broadband with Talk Anytime
SSE
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited download usage
  • Inclusive anytime calls
  • Free broadband for 2 years

Free broadband for 2 years

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
fair use policy
& traffic mgmt
1Mb
up to
Free
save £30
£0
first year
Free
£8 after 24 mthsprice details+ £20 line rental1st year cost: £018 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £20
  • First year cost: £240
  • Lifetime cost: £360
  • Contract length: 18
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Everyday Broadband with Talk Weekend
SSE
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited download usage
  • Inclusive weekend calls
  • Free broadband for 2 years

Free broadband for 2 years

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
fair use policy
& traffic mgmt
1Mb
up to
Free
save £30
£0
first year
Free
£8 after 24 mthsprice details+ £12 line rental1st year cost: £018 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: Free
  • Average monthly: £12
  • First year cost: £144
  • Lifetime cost: £216
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
SimplyBroadband
TalkTalk
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • No calls included, pay for what you use
  • Free broadband for 18 months

Free broadband for 18 months

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
1Mb
up to
£6.75
save £30
£6.75
first year
Free
£5 after 18 mthsprice details+ £16.70 line rental1st year cost: £6.7518 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £6.75
  • Average monthly: £17.08
  • First year cost: £207.15
  • Lifetime cost: £307.35
  • Contract length: 18
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SimplyBroadband
TalkTalk
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited monthly usage
  • No calls included, pay for what you use
  • Add an unlimited SIM for £12 extra
  • 12 months free broadband
  • £100 Love2Shop Voucher

Add an unlimited SIM for £12 extra, 12 months free broadband & £100 Love2Shop Voucher

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
1Mb
up to
£6.75
save £30
£6.75
first year
Free
£5 after 12 mthsprice details+ £16.70 line rental1st year cost: £6.7518 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £6.75
  • Average monthly: £18.74
  • First year cost: £207.15
  • Lifetime cost: £337.35
  • Contract length: 18
Price details
Broadband Unlimited with Weekend Calls
Sky
  • Up to 17Mbps broadband
  • Truly unlimited monthly usage
  • Inclusive weekend calls
  • Free broadband for 12 months
  • £100 M&S voucher

Free broadband for 12 months & £100 M&S voucher

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
1.3Mb
up to
£6.95
one-off-fee
£6.95
first year
Free
£7.50 after 12 mthsprice details+ £16.40 line rental1st year cost: £6.9512 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £6.95
  • Average monthly: £16.98
  • First year cost: £203.75
  • Lifetime cost: £203.75
  • Contract length: 12
Price details
Unlimited Broadband
Origin Broadband
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited monthly download
  • No calls included
  • Free broadband for 12 months

Free broadband for 12 months

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
1Mb
up to
£9.99
one-off-fee
£9.99
first year
Free
£9.99 after 12 mthsprice details+ £16.40 line rental1st year cost: £9.9912 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £9.99
  • Average monthly: £17.23
  • First year cost: £206.79
  • Lifetime cost: £206.79
  • Contract length: 12
Price details
Unlimited Broadband with Anytime Calls
Plusnet
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited usage allowance
  • Inclusive anytime calls
  • £7.49 a month off for 12 months
  • £50 Cashback

£7.49 a month off for 12 months & £50 Cashback

17Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
1.3Mb
up to
£5.99
save £25
£20.99
first year
£7.50
£14.99 after 12 mthsprice details+ £15.95 line rental1st year cost: £20.9912 month contract
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  • Upfront cost: £5.99
  • Average monthly: £17.70
  • First year cost: £212.39
  • Lifetime cost: £212.39
  • Contract length: 12
Price details
Hello Broadband 5
TenTel
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • 5GB monthly usage
  • No calls included, pay for what you use

    17Mb
    up to
    5GB
    usage limit
    1Mb
    up to
    Free
    of charge
    £35.88
    if taken over
    12 months
    £2.99
    per monthprice details+ £15.99 line rental1st year cost: £35.881 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: Free
    • Average monthly: Not applicable
    • First year cost: £227.76
    • Lifetime cost: £18.98
    • Contract length: 1
    Price details
    Unlimited Broadband with Evening & Weekend Calls
    Fuel Broadband
    • Up to 16Mb broadband
    • Unlimited monthly download
    • Evening & weekend calls
    • Free broadband for 3 months
    • Includes Chromecast

    Free broadband for 3 months & Includes Chromecast

    16Mb
    up to
    Unlimited
    fair use policy
    1Mb
    up to
    £7.95
    one-off-fee
    £43.95
    first year
    Free
    £4 after 3 mthsprice details+ £15 line rental1st year cost: £43.9512 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £7.95
    • Average monthly: £18.66
    • First year cost: £223.95
    • Lifetime cost: £223.95
    • Contract length: 12
    Price details
    Broadband Premium with Weekend Calls
    Post Office
    • Up to 8Mb broadband
    • Unlimited download allowance
    • Inclusive weekend calls
    • Free broadband for 6 months

    Free broadband for 6 months

    8Mb
    up to
    Unlimited
    fair use policy
    0.2Mb
    up to
    Free
    of charge
    £48
    first year
    Free
    £8 after 6 mthsprice details+ £15 line rental1st year cost: £4818 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: Free
    • Average monthly: £20.33
    • First year cost: £228
    • Lifetime cost: £366
    • Contract length: 18
    Price details
    Broadband Unlimited with Calls
    Direct Save Telecom
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Unlimited monthly usage
    • Evening & weekend calls
    • A £50 security deposit may apply

    A £50 security deposit may apply

    17Mb
    up to
    Unlimited
    truly unlimited
    1Mb
    up to
    £33.90
    one-off-fee
    £57.30
    first year
    £1.95
    per monthprice details+ £16.75 line rental1st year cost: £57.3024 month contract
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    • Upfront cost: £33.90
    • Average monthly: £20.11
    • First year cost: £258.30
    • Lifetime cost: £482.70
    • Contract length: 24
    Price details
    Broadband Essential with Weekend Calls
    Post Office
    • Up to 8Mb broadband
    • 10GB download allowance
    • Inclusive weekend calls

      8Mb
      up to
      10GB
      usage limit
      0.2Mb
      up to
      Free
      of charge
      £60
      first year
      £5
      per monthprice details+ £15 line rental1st year cost: £6012 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: Free
      • Average monthly: £20
      • First year cost: £240
      • Lifetime cost: £240
      • Contract length: 12
      Price details
      SimplyBroadband Fibre
      TalkTalk
      • Up to 38Mb broadband
      • Totally unlimited monthly usage
      • No calls included, pay for what you use
      • Add an unlimited SIM for £12 extra
      • £10 off fibre for 12 months
      • £100 Love2Shop Voucher

      Add an unlimited SIM for £12 extra, £10 off fibre for 12 months & £100 Love2Shop Voucher

      38Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      2Mb
      up to
      Free
      save £30
      £60
      first year
      £5
      £15 after 12 mthsprice details+ £16.70 line rental1st year cost: £6018 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: Free
      • Average monthly: £25.03
      • First year cost: £260.40
      • Lifetime cost: £450.60
      • Contract length: 18
      Price details
      Broadband
      BT
      • Free BT Sport app and online player
      • Up to 17Mbps broadband
      • 10GB monthly usage

        17Mb
        up to
        10GB
        usage limit
        1Mb
        up to
        £6.95
        one-off-fee
        £60.95
        first year
        £4.50
        per monthprice details+ £16.99 line rental1st year cost: £60.9512 month contract
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        • Upfront cost: £6.95
        • Average monthly: £22.07
        • First year cost: £264.83
        • Lifetime cost: £264.83
        • Contract length: 12
        Price details
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        What you need to know

        • Prices last checked and verified 18th May 2015
        • Broadband speeds may vary
        • Monthly costs exclude line rental unless indicated
        • All prices are inclusive of VAT except business packages
        • You should have the right to cancel without penalty if your provider increases charges during the minimum term of your contract
        • The line rental prices shown are for payment on a monthly basis. Some providers offer reduced prices on line rental when an upfront payment is made for 12 months

        Broadband in Scotland

        Broadband in Scotland is available in a number of different types. The availability of the fastest broadband packages in Scotland, especially fibre optic broadband, can suffer as a result of the large area that Scotland covers, and how sparsely populated many areas of the country are.

        Broadband providers in Scotland

        There are several different providers that operate in Scotland, with some being more active in certain areas of the country than in others. Probably the most widely available broadband provider in Scotland is BT, as it is BT's phone network that has connected the towns and cities of Scotland for generations. In some areas of Scotland, broadband is also provided by many of the other big names in UK fixed line broadband including Sky, Virgin Media. TalkTalk, Plusnet, EE and many others.

        Broadband availability in Scotland

        To find out exactly which broadband providers operate in your area of Scotland you should use our postcode checker at the top of this page. Once you do we’ll show you a list of all the different broadband providers and packages that you have to choose from, and we’ll also be able to give you a good idea of the actual broadband speed you’ll be able to enjoy in your home.

        Broadband reach issues in Scotland

        One of the principal problems with providing broadband in Scotland is what is known as ‘broadband reach’. Simply put, homes that are more than a few miles from the local exchange aren’t able to receive traditional broadband that is transmitted along the existing telephone network. This is because as the length of the copper wire that connects the home to the exchange increases so the speed and reliability of the connection decreases.

        Residents in many rural areas of Scotland will often find that their homes suffer from broadband reach problems, and they will be unable to receive anything approaching a reliable broadband service over their phone line. Unfortunately as these areas are also, by their nature, sparsely populated, it is very unlikely that a fibre optic broadband will have reached them.

        Mobile Broadband in Scotland

        In some areas, Scottish broadband is only available at very low speeds while, in others, fixed line broadband is not available at all. These areas suffer from exactly the same issue with rural broadband that are experienced by village residents across the rest of the UK. As so many of Scotland's residents live in areas with broadband reach issues, and/or in such sparsely populated areas, consumers’ best option for Internet access may actually be mobile broadband.

        Users with a mobile broadband account use a mobile broadband dongle to access broadband via the mobile phone network. These dongles come in two basic forms. The first, and most well established type of dongle, is a plug-and-play device that slots into a computer’s USB port. The second, and newer, type of dongle doesn’t connect directly to the computer, instead creating a localised Wi-Fi “hotspot” within a few metres of the dongle. The great thing about this kind of mobile broadband receiver is that it can work with devices that don’t have USB sockets, such as some tablet computers including the iPad.

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        Fibre optic broadband in Scotland

        In cities and larger towns in Scotland fibre optic broadband may be available from Virgin Media, BT or Plusnet. To find out if you can get fibre optic broadband from any of these providers where you live just enter your postcode into our availability checker at the top of this page and then select “Fibre Optic” under the broadband type on the left hand side of our package filter.

        As with the rest of the UK, more often than not, fibre optic broadband is only available in the most densely populated areas such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. As Scotland has such a large surface area this means that the majority of Scottish residents cannot receive fibre optic broadband from any provider. One of the main exceptions to this is an area of western Scotland. In Dreghorn, Irvine, Kilmarnock and Troon a regional cable company called Smallworld, which is now owned by Virgin Media, offers fibre optic broadband along with cable TV and home phone services.