Compare Broadband Deals In Your Area
Use our simple broadband comparison tool above to search for the best broadband package available. You can perform a quick search by just entering your postcode (to find out what broadband services are available in your area) and choosing the type of broadband package you want (with a phone package, with a TV package or with both).
You can also sort the results by the column that you are interested in for example monthly cost, speed, download limit or contract length. To do this just click on the column header.
Everything About Broadband
Broadband, a contraction of 'broad bandwidth', provides high-speed data-transmission rates over a phone line, digital cable or satellite connection, and has changed the way in which people use the Internet, for shopping, gaming, communicating and general entertainment.
Since 2004, when Broadband services were first introduced to the UK, more and more people are accessing the Internet using Broadband service providers. This has seen a wide variety of companies offering their services to consumers – the Broadband ISP market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the country.
According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, in 2008, some 16 million households in the UK had internet access of some form, with 56 per cent of all UK households having a broadband connection. Compare this with 2006, when approximately 14 million UK homes had access to the web, and an estimated 15.3 million homes had access in 2007 - the figures speak for themselves; each year more and more people are turning on to broadband.
With advances in telephone technology meaning that more and more customers are now able to make cheaper long-distance calls over the Internet and access the Internet both out of and in the home, more and more Broadband suppliers are offering deals allowing for cheaper mobile and landline phone rates combined with Broadband internet packages.
As this technological convergence continues, providers are increasingly extending their operations into other markets in order to cater for the needs of an ever-expanding market area. Today's broadband market is well furnished with a multitude of providers offering Broadband access alongside a variety of extra services.
Maybe you want extra mobile minutes with your Broadband connection, or the ability to transfer music files between your computer and mobile phone. You might want to take advantage of VoIP technology and make cheap calls over a Broadband line. Maybe you just want fast, secure internet access with no extra trimmings. Or you might just be stuck for choice, unable to decide which deal to go for.
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How to Switch
If you aren’t happy with your current broadband service, you can always consider switching broadband provider. There are many reasons why people stick with the same provider, but checking out different deals could save you money, and give you the service that you really want. If you are thinking about switching broadband provider, our broadband switch experts have put together a few tips, tricks and ideas to help you.
Before switching broadband provider you must get your MAC or Migration Authorisation Code from your original provider; this is an alphanumeric number which your new broadband supplier will need in order to instigate your switch. All you have to do is phone your old provider and ask for the code; they are obliged to give it to you and you should receive it within 5 days, with its validity lasting for 30 days.
Beware of the sales people working for your original ISP, or internet service provider. They will have some kind of sales retention team that will work to keep you, but if you have made up your mind then stick with it.
It is also important that you do not cancel your current contract with immediate effect after you receive the MAC code; there’s a chance the switch could take over a week, and you probably do not want to be without broadband for any length of time. Once you have the MAC code you can move forward with your new broadband deal, and start enjoying a service that suits you.
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