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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.

How Does Fibre Broadband Work?

As we become more and more reliant on the internet – from streaming the latest movies and TV shows to […]

What Is SoGEA Broadband: Everything You Need to Know

Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SoGEA) broadband is a relatively new entrant in the UK broadband market. It’s designed to […]

How to cancel Plusnet broadband

What to do before you cancel Before cancelling your broadband service with any provider, you should first check your contract […]

What Broadband Speed You Need For Working From Home

As more and more people take on working from home either full or part-time, having a fast and reliable internet […]

What is Gigabit Broadband: Everything You Need to Know

At the beginning of 2023, the UK government announced that it had amended the Building Regulations 20210 so that all […]

What is M100 fibre broadband

Starting 1st November 2022, Virgin Media confirmed that both new and existing customers on its M100 fibre broadband package would […]

How To Cancel BT TV (But Keep BT Broadband)

BT, the largest broadband provider in the UK, offers various packages combining telecommunications services.However, if you have added BT TV […]

Shell Energy Broadband is Provided by Openreach

The UK broadband sector has a large number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), all of which are vying for the […]

What is mobile broadband?

Mobile broadband is wireless access to the internet, through a mobile phone network via 3G, 4G, and 5G. The network […]

What is Fibre Broadband?

Not to be confused with full fibre, fibre broadband is the most widely available and accessible type of broadband in […]

How to cancel TalkTalk broadband

What to do before you cancel Check your contract Before cancelling your contract with TalkTalk, you’ll first need to contact […]

How to cancel NOW broadband

If you are still in contract When taking out a broadband contract with NOW, your minimum term will be for […]

How to cancel Virgin Media Broadband

Check whether you’re still in contract The quickest and easiest way to check whether you’re still in contract is to […]

What is Sky Broadband Boost?

Sky Broadband Boost is the company’s own WiFi extender that is offered to customers as an add-on to their fibre […]

How to cancel BT broadband

Things to do before you cancel Check your contract BT Broadband contracts generally run for 24 months, known as a […]

How to cancel Vodafone broadband

Things to do before you cancel Check your contract Broadband deals with Vodafone will be for 24 months. If you’re […]

How to cancel EE broadband

What to do before you cancel Before cancelling your broadband service with any provider, you should first check your contract […]

How to cancel Sky broadband

Things to do before you cancel Check your contract Sky Broadband tends to offer deals on a 12 or 18-month […]

What is Ultrafast Broadband?

Ultrafast broadband is the fastest type of broadband available in the UK. But how does it compare to other types […]

What Is ‘Superfast’ Broadband & Is It Worth the Money

Superfast broadband is described by Ofcom as any broadband service that provides speeds of 30Mbps or higher. Covering more than […]

Find out when your broadband contract ends and how to switch

Until recently, it’s been dependent on you, the customer to know whether you’re in or out of contract. And because […]

How to install Virgin Media broadband

Thanks to Virgin Media’s free QuickStart self-install kit, you can connect your broadband yourself right out of the box and […]

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 […]