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Worried you might be paying too much for your broadband and landline? Our comprehensive guides and postcode checker can help you compare providers and switch to a broadband deal that suits your needs.

Or perhaps you’re struggling with slow broadband or poor customer service from your provider? We’ve got detailed tips available to help improve your connection, as well as information on how to complain.

Student Broadband Deals

When it comes to student housing, fast and reliable Wi-Fi is a must. But student housing needs for broadband can […]

The best broadband deals in Northern Ireland

Like the rest of the country, having a reliable broadband connection has become an indispensable part of life for most […]

Broadband for low income families with social tariffs

Whether sharing information, communicating with loved ones, or researching the latest school or university project, fast and reliable internet access […]

Broadband price increase for 2023, explained

A number of major broadband providers keen to draw in new customers routinely offer great-sounding deals. But are they all […]

ADSL Broadband

Also known as ‘standard broadband’, an ADSL connection is delivered through copper telephone lines, with average download speeds of 8Mbps. […]

How much data does streaming use?

On long commutes or journeys, the desire to take out your phone and stream some content to quell the boredom […]

Openreach Network

Unless your broadband service comes from a provider with its own network – such as Virgin Media – you’re likely to be […]

How to file a complaint about your broadband provider

Has your broadband slowed unexpectedly? Or maybe you’ve noticed your latest broadband bill is much higher than usual? Whatever the […]

Broadband with No Upfront Cost

Finding a broadband deal with no upfront cost could help you save money. However, although these types of deals may […]

Ofcom’s automatic compensation scheme

Unexpected disruptions to the broadband or landline service you’ve paid for can be frustrating. And it’s only right that you […]

How to get Broadband with No Credit Check

If you have a poor credit history and are worried how this may affect your chances of getting a broadband […]

What is a VPN and do I need one?

Until a few years ago, VPNs – short for ‘Virtual Private Networks’ – were mainly used by businesses so that […]

What is a wireless router?

In order to get online, you need to be able to connect to a broadband network. A wireless router is […]

Rural broadband guide

Those fortunate enough to live in the picturesque backdrop of the UK countryside would likely trade little for it. Except, […]

What broadband speed do I need for online gaming?

The UK video games market is worth £7.16bn. This valuation is thanks in part to everyday individuals and communities who […]

What is broadband latency?

When researching broadband packages, you’ll often see the word ‘latency’ mentioned. But what is latency, and how does it impact […]

What is unlimited broadband?

Although data-capped broadband was once the norm, it’s now virtually impossible to find a broadband deal that doesn’t offer unlimited […]

Can I get Broadband without a landline?

In many cases, getting broadband means having to have an active landline connection, which means having to pay line rental. […]

Broadband bundles – Are they worth it?

Many households across the UK already pay for and use broadband, phone, mobile and TV services. If you have broadband […]

What is Superfast broadband?

Covering more than 96% of the UK, Superfast or ‘Fibre to the Cabinet’ (FTTC) broadband, is the most common type […]

Switching broadband providers: a step-by-step guide

Whether it’s to save money, increase internet speed, or seek out better customer service, there are many reasons you may […]

Mobile broadband: what is it and how do I use it?

It’s not an exaggeration to say that we spend a lot of time online, and that for some of that […]

No contract broadband solutions

A no contract or short-term broadband deal is one that is offered on a month-to-month basis. This means that while […]

What is satellite broadband and is it any good?

If you live in a rural area, it can be difficult to access the internet through a fixed-line connection. Fibre […]

What is a firewall?

The world of construction invented firewalls to prevent fire spreading from one area of a building to another. Similarly, the […]

How to find your IP address

There may be times where you need to know your IP address. Thankfully, regardless of the device and browser you’re […]

What is bandwidth and how much do I need?

When it comes to choosing a broadband deal, bandwidth is an important factor to consider. But what is it? And […]

How to improve your broadband speed

Now that working from home is a mainstay for many, a reliable and strong broadband connection is more important than […]

A guide to upload speeds

When looking at broadband plans, most people tend to focus on download speeds. But upload speeds are also important – […]

Broadband and moving home guide

If you’re planning on moving, what to do with your broadband should be on your list of priorities. Whether you […]

How to fix your broadband

When your internet goes down, it can be difficult to know what to do. But what may appear an involved […]

What is cloud gaming?

With the rise in popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime providing thousands of hours worth […]

What is Full Fibre Broadband?

Increasingly popular among homes and businesses as a means to future-proof their broadband technology for decades to come, full fibre […]

What broadband speed do I need?

When selecting a broadband package, speed is one of the most important things to consider. Choosing a service that’s too […]

What is speed throttling?

This article covers everything you need to know about speed throttling, such as what it is, why it happens, and […]