Fixed Line Broadband Providers
Find out more about each of the broadband suppliers. Simply click a logo below and we'll tell you the features they provide and all the different deals they offer.
BT are the UK's biggest broadband supplier with over 6 million customers. BT cover the complete range of services with broadband, phone, fibre and TV. BT are currently expanding their fibre optic broadband network aiming to cover nearly 70% of the UK by start of 2015. BT's Openreach division provide wholesale broadband services to many other broadband providers.
Direct Save Telecom
DirectSave Telecom offer what they describe as 'the best value broadband packages in the UK' offering some extremely well priced deals. They offer a range of broadband and phone deals and unusually they also operate 28 day notice rolling contracts as standard on many deals meaning no long tie ins.
Eclipse have been providing broadband services since 2001 and although primarily a business broadband provider they also offer a good range of home broadband packages, including fibre optic broadband deals. Eclipse also regularly perform well in broadband speed test charts usually outperforming much more well known names.
EE is the a newer name in the broadband market having rebranded from Orange when they merged with T-Mobile. EE offer broadband, phone and mobile packages including the first 4G mobile broadband service in the UK. As well as traditional broadband they also offer fibre optic packages. They offer competitive prices for EE, T-Mobile and Orange mobile phone or mobile broadband subscribers within their low cost areas.
Hyperoptic offer a revolution in affordable full fibre technology, taking fibre optics right to the basement of select urban apartment buildings, then distributing symmetric ultrafast or hyperfast connections to all the homes within using a highspeed network. With current speeds of 1Gb download and upload, and the capacity to be even faster, Hyperoptic is a 'future proof' broadband solution!
John Lewis Broadband
John Lewis broadband are one of the newer broadband providers and base their offering more on quality of customer service than on the cheapest prices. They have a simple pricing structure with prices the same UK wide rather than differing by area. John Lewis offer home broadband and phone package deals.
Plusnet have been in business since 1997 and have established themselves as offering some of the best customer support in the marketplace. Plusnet offer some of the cheapest entry level broadband deals available yet also offer premium deals aimed at specialist broadband users such as gamers. Plusnet offer broadband, phone and fibre optic deals. A little known fact is that they are owned by BT.
The Post Office has offered its own broadband service for several years to complement its range of home phone services. The Post Office offer competitive prices and the option to pay for broadband services over the phone or over the counter at the Post Office.
Primus are one of the market leaders in value for money broadband and have some of the cheapest broadband deals in the country. They frequently have some of the cheapest deals available and their special offers are one to look out for the cost conscious consumer.
Sky are one of the largest UK broadband providers and are particularly competitive, particularly when bundling them in with TV and phone services. Sky operate their own growing LLU network and also offer fibre optic broadband over BT's fibre optic network. Sky are less competitive with customers who live in areas not served by their own network.
TalkTalk are one of the UK's biggest broadband providers as well as one of the cheapest. TalkTalk offer a complete range of broadband, phone and TV packages, they own and operate their own Local Loop Unbundled (LLU) network as well as providing fibre optic deals with speeds up to 76Mb. TalkTalk have grown significantly over recent years by buying up other broadband suppliers such as Tiscali.
Virgin Media are unique in the UK in owning and operating their own fibre optic network which is available to around half the UK population. Virgin are well known for pushing the boundaries of broadband speeds and have regularly topped the broadband speed charts and offer speeds of up to 100Mb with plans in the pipeline to offer even faster connections in the near future.
Zen Broadband are well known for their high levels of support and service availability, they are a regular winner of awards for their service as voted for by their customers. Zen aren't the cheapest supplier, but if your primary concern isn't cost then they are worth a look.