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What is Broadband?

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Broadband in the UK has become like any other utility, such as water, electricity or gas.

Broadband is a new technology that replaces dialup modems. Broadband has no call charges, making it free apart from a monthly fee and one-off installation costs. It also operates entirely independent of the phone network or any other service, making engaged lines a thing of the past.

Broadband is also permanently “on”. Rather than having to dial up to the Internet every time you wanted to do something, equivalent to flicking a light switch and waiting thirty seconds for the light to turn on, broadband is instant and always connected. It is now possible to browse the Internet 24 hours a day and receive emails moments after they’re sent.

Another advantage of broadband is its speed. It operates at 10 to 100 times the speed of a dialup connection. With broadband it’s possible to listen and download music from the Internet, watch TV programs live from websites, play online games or access any of the world’s information at the snap of a finger.

What is Broadband? Broadband is your connection to a world of information. It is now available to the vast majority of the UK population and is supplied by a number of competing companies. Shop around to find the best deal for you.

ProviderSpeedDownloadsContractMonthly Cost 
Up to 38MbUnlimited18 Months£27 per month for 18 months (includes line rental)More Info >
Unlimited Superfast Broadband £27 a Month For 18 Months (including line rental). £25 set up fee
Up to 17MbUnlimited12 MonthsFrom £24.99 pm (plus £9.99 set up fee)More Info >
Unlimited Broadband + Weekend Calls - £24.99 per month with a 12 month contract. 1000 GB Cloud. £40 BT Reward Card