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SkySky Unlimited Broadband
17Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(truly unlimited)
£18p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £235.95
  • Free £50 Prepaid MasterCard
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Plusnet
  • Pay 1st month's bill today
  • Free wireless router
  • 18 month contract
17Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(truly unlimited)
£5
set-up
cost
PlusnetPlusnet Unlimited Broadband
17Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(truly unlimited)
£18.99p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £182.88
  • Offer ends 16th January
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Direct Save Telecom
  • Pay 1st month's bill today
  • Free budget-range router
  • Pay for the calls you use
  • 12 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £8.95
    set-up
    cost
    Direct Save TelecomDirect Save Broadband Unlimited Plus + Calls
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £17.95p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £224.35
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    TalkTalkTalkTalk Fast Broadband
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £18.95p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £227.40
    • Over 25% off broadband
    • No broadband setup fee
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    First Utility
    • Pay nothing today
    • Free wireless router
    • 18 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    First UtilityFirst Utility First Broadband
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £18.99p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £227.88
    • Introductory offer - Free setup
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    Post Office
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • Free Wi-Fi router
    • 18 month contract
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (fair use policy
      & traffic managed)
      £7
      set-up
      cost
      Post OfficePost Office Unlimited Broadband + Calls
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (fair use policy
      & traffic managed)
      £19p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £235
      Vodafone
      • Pay nothing today
      • Free Vodafone Connect router
      • 18 month contract
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      Zero
      set-up
      cost
      VodafoneVodafone Unlimited Fibre 38
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £20p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £240
      • UK's lowest priced Unlimited Fibre
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      EE
      • Pay nothing today
      • Free wireless router
      • 18 month contract
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £10
      set-up
      cost
      EEEE Unlimited Broadband
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £21.50p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £268
      • Includes EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
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      Plusnet
      • Pay 1st month's bill today
      • Anytime calls
      • Free wireless router
      • 18 month contract
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £5
      set-up
      cost
      PlusnetPlusnet Unlimited Broadband + Anytime Calls
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £26.99p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £278.88
      • Offer ends 16th January
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      Plusnet
      • Pay 1st month's bill today
      • Free wireless router
      • 18 month contract
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      Zero
      set-up
      cost
      PlusnetPlusnet Unlimited Fibre
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £23.99p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £287.88
      • Offer ends 30th January
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      Vodafone
      • Pay nothing today
      • Free Vodafone Connect router
      • 18 month contract
      76Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      Zero
      set-up
      cost
      VodafoneVodafone Unlimited Fibre 76
      76Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £24p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £288
      • UK's lowest priced Unlimited Fibre
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      BT
      • Pay nothing today
      • Weekend calls
      • Free BT Home Hub 4 Wi-Fi router
      • 18 month contract
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £9.99
      set-up
      cost
      BTBT Unlimited Broadband + Calls
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £23.99p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £297.87
      • Offer ends 18th January
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      TalkTalk
      • Pay nothing today
      • Includes Super Router
      • 18 month contract
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      Zero
      set-up
      cost
      TalkTalkTalkTalk Faster Fibre 38Mb
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £25p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £300
      • No fibre setup fee
      • Fixed price for the contract length
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      EE
      • Pay nothing today
      • Anytime landline calls
      • Free wireless router
      • 18 month contract
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £10
      set-up
      cost
      EEEE Unlimited Broadband + Anytime Calls
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £25.50p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £316
      • Includes EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
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      EE
      • Pay nothing today
      • Free wireless router
      • 18 month contract
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £35
      set-up
      cost
      EEEE Unlimited Fibre Broadband
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £25p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £335
      • Includes EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
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      • Prices last checked and verified 10th January 2018
      • Broadband speeds may vary
      • Monthly costs include line rental
      • 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
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      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 doesn’t connect directly to the computer, but instead creates 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.

      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.

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