Should I choose the cheapest broadband deal?
The cheapest broadband isn't necessarily the best broadband for you. If you can afford to, then it's usually well worth spending a little more in order to get the broadband provider or package that is best suited to your needsGocompare.com
How are download speeds measured?
Broadband speed is measured in kilobytes per second (Kb/ps) and megabytes per second (Mb/ps). The higher the number of bytes you are able to download per second, the faster the connection. Packages with faster download speeds normally cost more. Remember that the speed advertised is the maximum you could getGocompare.com
What is a download cap?
A download cap, also known as a download limit or restriction, is the maximum usage permitted by your broadband provider over a set period, usually one month. Your usage is monitored as the flow of information (uploads and downloads) between your computer and the internet. It is measured by the number of gigabytes (GB) you download per monthGocompare.com
Is business broadband the same as home broadband?
Business broadband can be a very different beast to home broadband and your choice of provider can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Use our comparison service to help find the right dealGocompare.com
Why use Gocompare.com's broadband comparison service?
With the help of our partners broadbandchoices you can compare the latest broadband or broadband bundle deals in one quick and easy search, giving you the chance to save money and find a package that's best suited to your requirements.
Just click the 'Get Prices' button above and enter your postcode.
You'll then be presented with a best-buy table showing the name of the provider, usage limits and speed (up to), plus prices broken down by monthly line rental, monthly charge, one-off costs and first-year cost.
In the best-buy tables you can sort the results according to whichever factor is of most importance to you.
Each option will also have a link to the key facts of a particular product - just click on the package name.
When you see an option you like, you can either click through to purchase online or call the number provided to speak to someone.
Did you know...?
- Over a quarter of consumers (26%) have never switched their broadband provider, losing out on potential savings
- Electrical items such as routers and computers burn a lot of power even in standby mode - turn them off when they're not in use
If you feel that you need more information before making a decision, try our broadband guides, where you'll also find the answers to frequently asked questions.
The guides can help you with the basics, including what broadband is and how it works, what's available in your area, and the different sorts of broadband including ADSL, cable/fibre optic, satellite and mobile.
You can also read more about download caps, security, parental controls, line rental, the importance of first-year cost, upgrading, dongles, hardware, contract length, connection fees, monthly charges, customer service and technical support.
You'll find dedicated pages on bundles, broadband speed and how to boost it, wireless broadband (wi-fi) and student deals. Learn the difference between unlimited and 'truly unlimited' broadband, and check out our money-saving tips.