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There are hundreds of broadband providers in the UK offering thousands of packages. Let Broadband Essentials help you choose the right broadband provider for your requirements.



Broadband Providers

Broadband Essentials only use the top broadband providers in our compare broadband provider. You may never have heard of some of them but these broadband providers are the best around and are backed by some of the largest companies in the world enabling you to sign up with confidence.

Although there are many ways of receiving broadband, the most popular are ADSL via your BT phone line and cable broadband via your cable network. This is why we only compare suppliers who provide these two forms of service in our compare broadband provider service.


Broadband deals of the week

Plusnet Value Broadband

Plusnet Value Broadband

Standard usage: ADSL

  • from 6.49/month to 80% of UK broadband market
  • Up to 16Mbps download speed
  • 10GB monthly usage
  • Free wireless router
  • 25 activation fee
  • 12 month contract

Casual web browsing and email use. Great for surfing and streaming. Suitable for music and movies from sites such as iTunes and YouTube.

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Sky Unlimited Broadband

Sky Unlimited Broadband

Standard usage: ADSL

  • for new customers without Sky TV
  • 5/month for first 12 months
  • 10/month thereafter
  • 12.25/month Sky Talk Line Rental
  • Sky Talk Freetime
  • Add Sky Talk Unlimited for 5/month
  • 25 M&S voucher
  • Unlimited monthly usage
  • Free Sky WiFi N router
  • Inclusive UK evening and weekend calls
  • 24/7 calls to Sky contact centres at no extra cost
  • Includes voicemail
  • No activation fee
  • Free 12 months McAfee Internet Security Suite
  • 12 month contract

Join Sky TV online and receive a 25 M&S voucher (new customers only).

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Orange Home Broadband & Off Peak Calls

Orange Home Broadband and Off Peak Calls

Standard usage: ADSL

  • 5/month for Orange mobile customers
  • 10/month for non-Orange mobile customers
  • 13.50/month line rental
  • Unlimited monthly usage
  • Free 'Bright Box' wireless router
  • Free unlimited evening and weekend calls to all UK landlines including 0845 and 0870 numbers
  • No set up or connection fee
  • Free McAfee Family Protection with parental controls
  • 2 for 1 cinema tickets with Orange Wednesdays
  • 2 for 1 Pizza Express
  • 12 month contract

Get up and running within 10 working days and if you're not happy with it within a month, there'll be no fees to end your contract.

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Primus Saver Phone & Broadband

Primus Saver Phone and Broadband

Standard usage: ADSL

  • 2.99/month
  • 12.79/month line rental
  • Up to 24Mbps download speed
  • 20GB monthly usage allowance
  • Free wireless router
  • Free unlimited evening and weekend calls to all UK landlines
  • Free activation
  • Free technical support
  • 18 month contract

The UK's cheapest line rental provider with UK based customer service!

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O2 Broadband - The Basics

O2 Broadband - The Basics

Standard usage: ADSL

  • 8.50/month for O2 customers of 2+ yrs standing
  • 13.50/month for new customers
  • Up to 16Mbps download speed
  • 20GB monthly usage allowance
  • No set up or connection fee on 12 month contract for O2 customers, otherwise 25.53 for non-O2 customers or 30.63 on a 30 day rolling contract
  • Free G class wireless router
  • 100 Free web texts/month
  • 12 month or 30 day rolling contract

Broadband for everyday surfing and email with O2 Home Broadband. Add O2 Home Phone from 7.50 per month (BT landline required).

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BT Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls

BT Broadband + Evening and Weekend Calls

Standard usage: ADSL

  • Free for first 4 months
  • 13/month thereafter
  • 10.75/month line rental
  • Up to 16Mbps download speed
  • 10GB monthly usage allowance
  • Free BT Wireless Home Hub
  • Free WiFi minutes
  • Basic security
  • Unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines and 0845 & 0870 numbers
  • Connection included
  • 18 month contract

Connect to BT quickly with unlimited UK calls at evenings & weekends and up to 16Mb broadband with 10GB monthly usage.

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Broadband Usage

Most broadband packages have some sort of monthly usage allowance, varying from 2GB to 10GB to 30GB to unlimited. This figure indicates the amount of data you can transfer (download or upload) each month.

In order to simplify the comparison task we have split the way most people use the internet into 3 categories (Standard, Medium and High Usage), we use these categories in our compare broadband package service.


The following packages provide the best deal in each category:

Plusnet Value Broadband

Plusnet Value Broadband

Standard usage: ADSL

  • from 6.49/month
  • Up to 16Mbps download speed
  • 10GB monthly usage
  • Free wireless router
  • 25 activation fee
  • 12 month contract
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Be Value Broadband

Be Value Broadband

Medium usage: ADSL

  • 17/month
  • Up to 10Mbps download speed
  • Up to 1.0Mbps upload speed
  • 40GB monthly usage allowance
  • Free wireless Be Box modem
  • No set up or connection fee (BT line rental required)
  • 12 month contract
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Orange Home Broadband & Off Peak Calls

Orange Home Broadband and Off Peak Calls

Standard usage: ADSL

  • 5/month for Orange mobile customers
  • 10/month for non-Orange mobile customers
  • 13.50/month line rental
  • Unlimited monthly usage
  • Free 'Bright Box' wireless router
  • Free unlimited evening and weekend calls to all UK landlines including 0845 and 0870 numbers
  • No set up or connection fee
  • 12 month contract
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Virgin Broadband L

Virgin Broadband L

Standard usage: Cable

  • 17.50/month for 3 months
  • 22.50/month thereafter
  • 20 credit (ends 24th May)
  • Up to 30Mbps download speed
  • Unlimited monthly usage
  • Free Virgin Media Hub
  • 5GB of online storage
  • 10 free photo prints/month
  • Automatic file backup
  • 49.95 standard installation
  • 12 month contract
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Plusnet Value Fibre Broadband

Plusnet Value Fibre Broadband

Medium usage: Cable

  • 16.49/month
  • Up to 38Mbps download speed
  • 40GB monthly usage allowance (Free between midnight and 8am)
  • Free wireless router
  • 50 installation charge unless you take Home Phone.
  • 18 month contract
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Plusnet Extra Fibre Broadband

Plusnet Extra Fibre Broadband

High usage: Cable

  • 21.49/month
  • Up to 38Mbps download speed
  • 120GB monthly usage allowance (Free between midnight and 8am)
  • Free wireless router
  • Free Plusnet Protect powered by McAfee
  • 50 installation charge unless you take Home Phone.
  • 18 month contract
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