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BTBT Unlimited Infinity 1 + Calls
52Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(truly unlimited)
£29.99p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £419.87
  • Offer ends 21st December
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TalkTalk
  • Up to speeds: 38Mb download, 10Mb upload
  • Truly unlimited monthly usage
  • Pay for calls made (11.5p per min)
  • 18 month contract
38Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(truly unlimited)
Zero
set-up
cost
TalkTalkTalkTalk Faster Fibre 38Mb - Upgrade
38Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(truly unlimited)
£27.50p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £270
  • Offer ends 21st December
  • No fibre setup fee
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38Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(fair use policy
& traffic managed)
Zero
set-up
cost
SSESSE Unlimited Fibre Broadband
38Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(fair use policy
& traffic managed)
£24p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £288
  • Fixed package price for 3 years
  • Includes £5 off for SSE Energy customers
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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)
    £25p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £300
    TalkTalk
    • Up to speeds: 76Mb upload, 19Mb upload
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Pay for calls made (11.5p per min)
    • 18 month contract
    76Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    Zero
    set-up
    cost
    TalkTalkTalkTalk Faster Fibre 76Mb - Upgrade
    76Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £30p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £300
    • Fixed price for the contract length
    • No fibre setup fee
    See Deal
    Plusnet
    • Pay 1st month's bill today
    • Free wireless router
    • 12 month contract
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £25
      set-up
      cost
      PlusnetPlusnet Unlimited Fibre
      38Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £24.99p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £324.88
      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)
      £27.50p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £330
      • Offer ends 21st December
      • No fibre setup fee
      See Deal
      Post Office
      • Pay set-up cost today
      • Weekend calls
      • Free Wi-Fi router
      • 18 month contract
        38Mb
        speed
        (up to)
        Unlimited
        monthly usage
        (fair use policy
        & traffic managed)
        Zero
        set-up
        cost
        Post OfficePost Office Unlimited Fibre Broadband + Calls
        38Mb
        speed
        (up to)
        Unlimited
        monthly usage
        (fair use policy
        & traffic managed)
        £28p/m
        includes line rental1st year cost: £336
        Virgin Media
        • Pay nothing today
        • No landline, no line rental
        • Free WiFi router
        • 12 month contract
          50Mb
          speed
          (up to)
          Unlimited
          monthly usage
          (traffic managed)
          £20
          set-up
          cost
          Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband
          50Mb
          speed
          (up to)
          Unlimited
          monthly usage
          (traffic managed)
          £27p/m
          1st year cost: £344
          TalkTalk
          • Freeview channels
          • Pay nothing today
          • TV Box & Super Router
          • 18 month contract
            38Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            Unlimited
            monthly usage
            (truly unlimited)
            £25
            set-up
            cost
            TalkTalkTalkTalk Faster Fibre 38Mb + TV
            38Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            Unlimited
            monthly usage
            (truly unlimited)
            £27.50p/m
            includes line rental1st year cost: £355
            Sky
            • Set-up cost required upfront
            • Free Sky Q Hub router
            • 18 month contract
            38Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            25GB
            monthly
            usage
            £9.95
            set-up
            cost
            SkySky Fibre Broadband
            38Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            25GB
            monthly
            usage
            £28.99p/m
            includes line rental1st year cost: £357.83
            • Free £50 Prepaid MasterCard
            See Deal
            76Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            Unlimited
            monthly usage
            (fair use policy
            & traffic managed)
            Zero
            set-up
            cost
            SSESSE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband
            76Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            Unlimited
            monthly usage
            (fair use policy
            & traffic managed)
            £30p/m
            includes line rental1st year cost: £360
            • Fixed package price for 3 years
            • Includes £5 off for SSE Energy customers
            See Deal
            TalkTalk
            • Pay nothing today
            • Includes Super Router
            • 18 month contract
            76Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            Unlimited
            monthly usage
            (truly unlimited)
            Zero
            set-up
            cost
            TalkTalkTalkTalk Faster Fibre 76Mb
            76Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            Unlimited
            monthly usage
            (truly unlimited)
            £30p/m
            includes line rental1st year cost: £360
            • No fibre setup fee
            • Fixed price for the contract length
            See Deal
            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)
              £30p/m
              includes line rental1st year cost: £360
              Virgin Media
              • Pay nothing today
              • Weekend calls
              • Free WiFi router
              • 12 month contract
                50Mb
                speed
                (up to)
                Unlimited
                monthly usage
                (traffic managed)
                £20
                set-up
                cost
                Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband + Calls
                50Mb
                speed
                (up to)
                Unlimited
                monthly usage
                (traffic managed)
                £29p/m
                includes line rental1st year cost: £368
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                What you need to know

                • Prices last checked and verified 13th December 2017
                • 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
                • Some providers offer line rental reduced prices when an upfront payment is made for 12 months

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                How to compare and buy cable broadband

                How do I compare different packages?

                Cable broadband (also known as fibre optic broadband) is the fastest widely available broadband service in the UK. It’s true that you can do a lot more with fibre broadband, but how do you pick the right package? Our cable compare page makes it easy. We list all the cable broadband packages and providers in order of price, starting with the cheapest.

                Availability

                The first step in choosing a broadband package is to check availability. This tells you which packages are available at your property. You can do this by entering your postcode in the availability checker at the top of the page.

                Check the detail

                Before purchasing a broadband deal, make sure you check the detail. Price should be your first concern. Look at the monthly fee, the cost of line rental, and the installation fees. Download and upload speed should be another concern. Faster may be better, but it’s not always cheaper. Contract length (located under the monthly cost) lets you know how long you’ll be tied in before you’re able to cancel. Finally, check the usage limit. An unlimited package might be best if you’ll be downloading large amounts of data on a regular basis.

                Why choose cable broadband?

                Cable broadband is much faster than the slower, copper-cabled standard broadband. It can make downloads and uploads faster, and generally improves your online experience.

                Download films, music, and data at high speed

                From music streaming to film and videogame downloads, everything is faster with cable broadband. For large families, or for those who just love to stay online, cable broadband can make a huge difference, especially with the higher speeds, which can now reach up to 300Mbps.

                Bolster your social networking

                Social media users who regularly upload photographs and videos online will be able to do everything faster with cable broadband. Most standard broadband packages have an optimum upload speed of 1Mbps. The top cable upload speed of 19.5Mbps will enable you to upload files in a fraction of the time.

                Pros & cons

                Pros

                • High download speeds
                • Numerous ‘unlimited’ options
                • High upload rates

                Cons

                • Can be an expensive option
                • Availability is restricted
                • Installation fees can be high

                Which package is right for me?

                An excess of choice can be both a good and bad thing, and with cable broadband, there’s a lot to choose from. To help whittle down the options, here are three suggestions.

                Frequent users should pick an unlimited package

                Unlimited cable broadband plans may appear to be more expensive than those with usage caps, but the opposite is often true. Plans with caps often charge you when you go over the prescribed limit. If you don’t keep your eye on the ball, these excess charges can soon build up, resulting in a big monthly bill. If you know that you’ll be using the web a lot you can avoid this by selecting an unlimited plan.

                Big households should pick faster packages

                Download speeds don’t just refer to how quickly you can download data. They also refer to bandwidth – the amount of data you can simultaneously download on your line. Big households will have more internet users. This means that more people will be using the one connection. Even on a 38Mbps package, you may find your broadband performance slowing down during times of peak usage. To avoid this, pick a faster package.

                Look for options to bundle services

                Some cable broadband providers also supply TV and phone services. If you take all these services from the same provider – known as bundling – you can reduce your monthly payments. This can also be a great way to solve all your household’s entertainment needs in one fell swoop.

                What will I need?

                There are a couple of things you’ll need to start enjoying cable broadband. It’s not enough to simply sign up. If you’re wondering why you can’t get online straight away, here are the answers.

                To wait for installation

                Installation won’t be immediate; you’ll generally have to wait around ten working days. For cable broadband, an engineer will need to come out to hook your property up to the nearest telecoms cabinet. These are the squat green cabinets you often see in the street. You’ll have to be present at your property on the day of installation.

                A broadband router

                Most cable broadband providers supply a router with their broadband packages. These are usually free, and will arrive by post before your installation date. Often, the router will be packaged in such a way that it can easily fit through your letterbox. This means you don’t have to wait in for it to arrive.

                How do I switch?

                Choosing a cable broadband plan is easy once you’ve checked the detail. Simply navigate to the right of the deal and click on the ‘see deal’ button. This will take you to the provider’s website. You can complete the sign-up process here, quickly and easily.

                Switching from another provider

                Unless you are switching to or from Virgin Media (which runs on its own network) there is no need to call your existing provider to cancel – your new provider will arrange this. Be certain that you’re not still within contract with your previous provider when you cancel. If this is the case, you may incur significant termination fees.

                Six essential questions before you buy

                1. Is cable broadband available at my property?
                2. Can I afford the monthly payments?
                3. Have I checked the details?
                4. Do I know how much installation will be?
                5. Do I already have broadband, and will I need to switch?
                6. Should I consider bundling services?

                Cable.co.uk recommends

                Make a list of what you want from your cable broadband package before you start comparing. This will give you a better idea of what to look for. Pay special attention to your budget, and be sure to take installation and set-up fees into account. Once you know exactly what you need, you will be able to find the best deal.

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