What should I look for when choosing broadband?
When it comes to choosing broadband, you need to consider two key things: speed and usage.
If you only use your internet to check a few emails and browse the web, then speed isn’t likely to be a priority for you. On the other hand, if you do a lot of online gaming or streaming, and have a lot of devices connected to your network, then faster broadband is probably worth investing in.
Broadband speed is measured in Mbps (megabits per second) and the higher the number, the faster it is. To make life easier, we’ve classified broadband offers into three categories: superfast (up to 60Mbps); fast (between 30-60Mbps), and basic (up to 30Mbps).
When it comes to speed, where you live is an important factor. That’s because superfast broadband isn’t available everywhere. With this in mind, when you search for broadband deals, we’ll always check your postcode and only show deals applicable to you.
The next thing you need to think about is usage. This refers to the amount of information (or data) you upload and download. The more you do online and the more devices you have, the more data you’re going to need – in which case an unlimited data package is probably your best bet.
Alternatively, if you don’t use the internet that much, then you could benefit from a deal with a limited data package. These arrangements are typically cheaper, but you have to be sure you don’t consistently go over your data limit. If you do, you’ll be charged for the extra data you use.