The best broadband deals: Our expert picks for the week beginning 22nd April
Every week the Broadband Genie team chooses a selection of the best broadband deals around to help you save money and get a better broadband service. Below you’ll find our pick of the best value packages, as well as our favourite ADSL and fibre optic internet deals.
This doesn’t represent the full selection of available offers, of course, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for here enter your postcode in the table above to see a complete listing of deals in your area. And if you’re unsure about any aspect of choosing a broadband deal, visit our blog and guides pages for help and advice. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and offers.
Best broadband deals: ADSL
Standard ADSL broadband is available to most homes around the UK, and is generally the cheapest type of home internet so this is where to begin your search if you’re looking to cut household bills. But ADSL is quite slow by modern standards and not recommended for homes where the connection is shared. If you need broadband that can provide fast internet for your whole family look at fibre internet instead.
This week you can get a £40 reward card available with Plusnet ADSL:
Plusnet Unlimited Broadband Line Only with £65 Rewards
10Mb average speed | 12-month contract | £18.99 per month | £5 setup | £40 Rewards | Ends 23rd April
A great deal for anyone looking for ADSL broadband: This Plusnet offer comes with a handy £40 in rewards (the best reward level you'll currently find for an ADSL deal). This deal, from the UK's favourite broadband provider, comes in at an affordable £16.07 effective/month.
10Mb average speed: An entry-level ADSL speed, but suitable for an individual or a small house of light users.
£18.99 per month: A very low price though it will increase to £29.98 after 12 months.
12-month contract: Shorter than many contracts, so a good flexible option.
£5 setup: A small cost for setup, but higher costs may apply if you need to get a phone line installed.
£40 Rewards: Plusnet is offering £40 rewards in the form of a pre-paid Mastercard, usable almost anywhere that accepts Mastercard.
Extras: A free Plusnet Router (with no charge for P&P).
Best deals on fibre broadband (30-60Mb)
Netflix buffering getting in the way of a box set binge? Downloads taking an age to complete? Fibre optic broadband is where you need to look if it’s time to upgrade your broadband, and it doesn’t have to be expensive with our great value deals on entry level (30-60Mbs) fibre broadband.
This week BT is offering rewards in the form of a free Google Home worth £129 on their fibre package, while Plusnet are offering a £50 pre-paid Mastercard:
BT Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls + £40 BT Reward Card + Free Google Home
50Mb average speed | 18-month contract | £29.99 per month | £9.99 setup | Free Google Home | Ends 18th April
Don't miss out on the latest special offer from BT: get a superfast fibre service with £40 in rewards. In addition, for a very limited time, BT is also offering a free Google Home smart speaker with this deal.
50Mb average speed: Most other fibre providers have an entry-level speed of around 35-36Mb, but BT offers a significantly quicker 50Mb.
£29.99 per month: The monthly cost for the first 18 months, then it increases to £52.49.
£9.99 setup: The up-front fee covers broadband activation and includes postage for the router. You must have an active phone line, otherwise, extra costs will apply.
£40 BT Reward: This offer includes a Mastercard loaded with £40 credit which you must claim from BT after the broadband is activated. Only valid for new BT customers.
Free Google Home: BT is also offering a free Google Home smart speaker with this package.
Extras: Includes a free BT Smart Hub Wi-Fi router, free 100GB BT Cloud storage, free BT Sport 1 (online only) and free access to the BT Wi-Fi hotspot network.
Plusnet Fibre Broadband Line Only with £50 Rewards
36Mb average speed | 12-month contract | £23.99 per month | £0 setup | £50 Rewards | Ends 23rd April
Plusnet comes with a great reputation for both value and customer service. This deal certainly ticks the value box: £23.99/month is a good price for fibre, and this is before you factor in a £50 reward card.
36Mb average speed: Entry-level fibre but enough to support simultaneous HD streams.
£23.99 per month: A good price for 36Mb broadband.
18-month contract: The standard length for a broadband contract.
£5 setup: Low setup fee, although an installation fee might apply.
£50 Rewards: This deal comes with a Mastercard with £50 credit.
Extras: Plusnet will also provide you with their Hub One router free of charge.
The best deals on fast fibre (60Mb+)
Below you'll find our selection of the best 60Mb+ fibre deals. For most providers, these represent their fastest package (although some will offer speeds of 100Mb+). These speeds will suit all but the highest demand levels, so if you're in a high usage household, the following deals will be your best bet.
This week you can get Plusnet Fibre Extra with a mighty £60 reward card and £159 in rewards from BT:
Plusnet Fibre Extra Line Only with £60 Rewards
63Mb average speed | 18-month contract | £27.99 per month | £0 setup | £75 Rewards | Ends 23rd April
With a £75 reward card, this Plusnet deal is arguably the cheapest fast fibre deal on the market. With the reward factored in it comes in at an effective £23.82 per month; a cracking deal!
63Mb average speed: Plusnet's fastest speed and more than enough for most households.
£27.99 per month: An affordable price for fast fibre, before you even get to the reward.
18-month contract: The standard length for most broadband contracts.
£5 setup: Cheap setup but do bear in mind you might still have to pay if you need to get a phone line installed
£75 Rewards: This deal comes with a pre-paid £75 Mastercard.
Extras: A Plusnet Router free of charge
BT Superfast Fibre 2 + Weekend Calls with £159 in rewards
67Mb average speed | 18-month contract | £39.99 per month | £9.99 setup | £30 Mastercard | Free Google Home | Ends 18th April
The upgraded version of the above deal: BT is offering a £30 Mastercard with all Superfast Fibre 2 packages.
67Mb average speed: For most of us this is the quickest fibre optic service available from BT, well suited to big downloads, HD video streaming and handling multiple users and devices in a family home.
£39.99 per month: For the broadband and phone line, including weekend calls to UK landlines. Increases to £58.99 after the initial 18-month contract.
£9.99 setup: The setup fee covers postage for your free Wi-Fi router, and the activation of the broadband service, assuming you already have an active phone line. Extra charges apply if you need a new line.
£30 BT Reward: Only for new BT customers. Offer includes a pre-paid Mastercard loaded with £30 credit which you must claim from BT after the service is activated.
Free Google Home: There is also a Google Home smart speaker on offer with this deal.
Extras: BT doesn’t hold back on the freebies: as well as the Wi-Fi router you get 500GB BT Cloud storage, free BT security and parental control tools, web access to BT Sport 1, and free BT Wi-Fi for staying connected away from home.
More help buying broadband
While at Broadband Genie we live and breath broadband, we realise that not everyone cares as much as we do, and that buying a new broadband package can be confusing. That’s why we’ve put together some guides which we hope will help make things a lot clearer so you can feel confident about choosing the right broadband deal.
What is broadband? If you’re a complete broadband beginner then this introduction to the topic is a good place to start, giving an overview of what broadband is, how it works, what you need to use it, and why you might want it.
Guide to broadband speed It’s important to understand what broadband speeds actually mean, so if you can’t tell your megabits from your megabytes consult this guide and become an instant expert on the subject.
How to choose the right broadband speed Speed is one of the major deciding factors when choosing a broadband deal. But how much speed do you need?
Can you get free broadband? Does free broadband exist? What are your options for getting very cheap or even free internet access?
Broadband glossary If you’re confused about a technical term, consult our handy broadband dictionary for a plain-English explanation.