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What is Broadband?

Broadband is a type of high-speed internet connection.
Broadband is the UK’s most popular form of internet connection and is used by millions of people across the country.

What is wireless Broadband?

Wireless broadband or Wi-Fi is a broadband connection to the internet that’s accessed without cables.
Wireless broadband is made possible by a wireless router which your Broadband provider will provide.

How fast will my Broadband speed be?

Broadband speeds currently range from 8Mbps to over 100Mbps.
Before finalising any agreement, you will be provided with an estimated speed by the Broadband provider.

What Broadband deals are available in my area?

When looking for a broadband deal, it’s important to make sure it’s actually available in your area. Because broadband relies on fixed lines and infrastructure, not all broadband deals are available in every area. Before browsing our tables and comparing broadband deals, type in your postcode at the top of this page first to start narrowing down deals that you can actually get.

What Broadband speed do I need?

If you’ve been searching for a new broadband deal, you’ve likely seen speeds advertised as Mbps, which stands for “megabits per second” and refers to the download rate you can expect. When looking at broadband deals and evaluating broadband speeds, you probably know that a higher number of Mbps is faster. But just how much broadband speed do you need?

  • 0-30 Mbps: If you live in a home with only one or two other people, or if you don’t often use the internet for more than browsing or social media, you can likely get away with ADSL broadband, which offers average speeds around 10Mbps.
  • 30-60 Mbps: Homes with three or more users online at the same time — especially if any or all of you are streaming — will want to opt for a fibre broadband package. Infrequent streamers and smaller houses can likely get away with a broadband deal offering speeds of 38Mbps or 50Mbps.
  • 60-100 Mbps: For homes where streaming is the main form of entertainment, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a steady connection to try to avoid buffering. Faster fibre broadband deals, offering speeds around 63Mbps, are usually only a few pounds more per month and are worth it for larger houses or people who love to stream TV series and films.
  • 100Mbps or higher: If you’re into gaming, have a lot of devices in your home or often download large files, you’ll want to look for broadband deals that can offer speeds in excess of 100Mbps. People who regularly work from home may also be interested in these faster connections to make conference calls and file-sharing even easier.

What is fibre-optic Broadband?

Fibre-optic broadband refers to a type of superfast broadband and takes its name from the type of cables that are used to transmit data.

Unlike the majority of broadband connections in the UK — which use telephone lines or mobile networks — fibre-optic broadband is transferred along special optical fibre cables underground. These wires are made of glass or plastic, so signals move a lot faster than they do along copper cables, which translates to connection speeds that dwarf those of traditional broadband.

Can I switch at any time? Are there any restrictions?

If you’re out of contract you can switch broadband provider at any time and won’t be liable for any early termination charges.

However, if you’re still within your contract term or haven’t reached the minimum period that your provider insists on, it’s likely you’ll have to either pay up your contract or pay a charge.

The exception is if, during the contract term, the provider you want to leave increases the price of the monthly subscription you agreed to when you signed up. In this case you’re free to leave without any financial penalty.

What are the different types of Broadband?

ADSL – All the wires used are copper wires. Average speeds are 10Mpbs – 11Mbps. Available to nearly the entire UK.

Fibre – Fibre cables are used to the cabinet and then copper wires to the home. Average speeds are 35Mpbs – 65Mbps. Available to 95% of the UK.

Full Fibre – All fibre cables. Average speeds of 1Gbps. Currently available to less then 10% of the UK.

How do I know if I’m out of contract?

Ideally you’ll have noted down when your contract started. But if you haven’t recorded the start date, don’t worry, just ring your provider and ask. They’re legally obliged to tell you if you’re still under contract, as well as when your contract ends.

Why not go direct?

Although this is an option, by using MoneyGiant we compare all the latest and best broadband deals, doing this yourself  can take up valuable time, so we do this instead.
There is no cost to you for using our service.

How do you make money?

Once you sign up to a provider, MoneyGiant will be a paid a commission or referral fee from the provider. We do not charge you for using us and the deal you get is the same as going direct, we simply compare and help you find the best deal quicker and easier