The best broadband deals in December 2016

Our impartial assessment of the best broadband deals available in the UK this month

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If you're looking for hot broadband deals, you've come to the right place! We’ve rounded up all the best broadband deals and biggest discounts going right here, and we’ll continue to keep our hawk-like eyes peeled for further bargains which emerge throughout the remainder of the week.

On this page, you'll find a list of the broadband deals separated out by broadband providers like Sky, Plusnet, BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and others. As mentioned, it’s worth coming back to this article periodically – maybe give it a bookmark – because we’ll be updating the page throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday.

And if you’ve spotted a top-notch broadband deal yourself which we haven’t covered, please do let us know about it in the comments section below, and we’ll investigate.

Sky broadband deals for Black Friday

If you’re already a Sky customer then there are some good offers on broadband add-ons. If you’re a new customer then the deals to be had are even better. New customers can get Sky broadband unlimited including including talk and line rental for £22.40 p/m for 12 months and you'll get a £50 M&S voucher towards your Christmas shopping!

Check out the broadband offers here 

If you fancied splashing out on TV, Sky is offering a range of bundles that including some enticing offerings. The top bundle includes the Sky box set package, Sky Q 2TB box and your pick of a free 43-inch UHD LG TV, Xbox One S, Lenovo Laptop, or a £150 voucher

You can find all the TV bundles here 

Plusnet broadband deals for Black Friday

Plusnet is offering some great broadband deals for Black Friday including 18 months of discounted broadband on its Plusnet unlimited broadband and phone package. Some other great offers on board include Fibre extra for £28 a month for 18 months when taken with line rental.

See all the broadband deals Plusnet have to offer here 

BT broadband deals for Black Friday

BT is offering its lowest prices ever on broadband packages and as an added incentive, either a £50 or £100 BT reward card. Currently you can get the Unlimited Fibre 1 package - until Monday 28 November - for £27.99 a month with a £100 BT reward card which can be spent at most shops that display a Mastercard logo. 

See all the deals here

TalkTalk broadband deals for Black Friday

TalkTalk is kicking off Black Friday offering FREE set up costs on all packages, including these limited offers on Sky Sports and Sky Cinema bundles:

Sky Sports

  • Half price Sky Sports for the life of your contract with TalkTalk
  • Includes TV Plus box
  • Fixed price Totally Unlimited Broadband for 18 months with On-demand TV

All for a spectacular price of £44.95 per month!

Sky Cinema

  • Half price Sky Cinema for the life of your contract with TalkTalk
  • Includes TV plus box
  • Fixed price Totally Unlimited Broadband for 18 months with On-demand TV

All for a spectacular price of £36.45 per month!

Relish Black Friday Broadband deal

Relish 4G unlimited wireless broadband (with a refurbished modem) costs only £15 per month on a 12-month contract. That's a massive 25% saving or £60 over the duration of the contract. You will need to check your coverage first though. Check out the deal at Relish.

Finding the best broadband internet deals can be a bit of a minefield because there are so many options. Do you go for fibre broadband? Can you get 200Mbps cable broadband? Are you best off sticking with ADSL? Whatever service you currently have, we reckon we can get you a great broadband deal. 

It's important to bear in mind who your current phone provider is - do you already have Sky TV and phone, for example. Or a BT line? The easiest option could be to get Sky Fibre or BT Infinity respectively – or you could make a significant saving by signing up with someone completely different for both your phone and broadband (and you can even save more money by bolting on TV with Virgin, Sky or BT, too). Note that TalkTalk is planning to scrap separate line rental charges, so other providers could also follow suit in the coming months. When applying for new broadband deals, make sure you're not already signed up to a contract you can't get out of – most broadband contracts are on 12 or 18 month terms. Now let's get to the best broadband deals!

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The best Broadband internet deals in November 2016

This is where we show you the very best broadband deals we've found this month – sorted by type of service as well as our overall favourite deal. Underneath you'll find the best three broadband deals for each of the main providers, sorted by fibre, ADSL and price.

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Unlimited EE Broadband and Calls | Unlimited | ADSL | 12 month contract | £15.75 line rental if paid upfront | £1 monthly
Yes, you read that right. £1 a month plus line rental. Now, the line rental is £15.75 if you pay for 12 months up front (that's £189), otherwise it is £17.50 (so definitely worth it). If you're an existing EE phone customer you can also get more mobile data as part of your package (usually 10GB per month). After the initial 12 months the broadband goes up to £10 per month. Total cost per month is £16.75 for the first 12 months providing you pay the £189 line rental up front, £27.50 per month thereafter.

View this deal: on the EE website

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TalkTalk Totally Unlimited Simply Broadband plus £50 Love2Shop Voucher | Unlimited | ADSL | 18 month contract | £17.70 line rental | Free monthly
Another stunning deal. NOTHING per month for the whole of the 18 month contract providing you pay the £17.70 phone line rental. You get a TalkTalk Super Router plus for an extra £5 you can also get anytime UK landline and mobile calls. Total cost per month is £17.70 for the first 18 months.

View this deal: on the TalkTalk website

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Sky Broadband Unlimited with Free SkyTalk Anytime Extra | Unlimited | ADSL | 12 month contract | £17.40 line rental | £5 monthly for first year, then £10
Unbeatable on price, this cracking deal for Sky Broadband Unlimited is designed to hook in new customers with Free SkyTalk Anytime Extra for 12 months plus super cheap 17Mbps broadband for the first year, although line rental is still payable. You'll also get a Sky hub. Total cost per month is £27.40 (£22.40 for first year)

View this deal: on the Sky website

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The best BT Broadband deals:

Whether you want standard BT Broadband or BT Infinity fibre, the UK's largest provider has some cracking deals

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1. BT Broadband | Unlimited | ADSL | 12 month contract | £18.99 line rental | £5.99 monthly
This is the best BT broadband deal - providing you just want standard ADSL and not fibre. Even though this is 'standard' broadband, you still get up to 17Mbps down your pipe depending on where your home is relative to the exchange. That's plenty of bandwidth for streaming, gaming and more. You'll also get the rather excellent BT Home Hub 4 to run your home network (though we must confess we prefer the BT Home Hub 5 you get with the fibre deals). Total cost per month is £24.98

View this deal: on the BT website

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2. BT Unlimited Infinity 1 with weekend calls | Unlimited | Fibre optic | 12 month contract | £18.99 line rental | £10.99 monthly
This is a decent deal if you want fibre rather than the standard ADSL and providing you want unlimited weekend calls. And with BT Infinity Option 1 you'll get 52Mbps of fibre loveliness as standard - up from a previous promised high of 38Mbps - though real-world speeds depend on where you live of course. You'll also get the rather excellent BT Home Hub 5 to run your home network. Total cost per month is £29.98

View this deal: on the BT website

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3. BT Infinity 2 | Unlimited | Fibre optic | 12 month contract | £18.99 line rental | £30 monthly
If you really do want the very best speed (but don't live in a Virgin Media cabled area), then BT's top-speed deal boasts up to 76Mbps broadband depending on where you live. If you've not got fibre already, you won't believe how quick your internet is when you get it. Incredible. Total cost per month is £48.99

View this deal: on the BT website

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The best Sky and Sky Fibre Broadband deals

Whether you're already a Sky customer or not, there are some rather good bargains to be found by choosing Sky

1. Sky Broadband Unlimited with Free SkyTalk Anytime Extra | Unlimited | ADSL | 12 month contract | £17.40 line rental | £5 monthly for first year, then £10

Unbeatable on price, this cracking deal for Sky Broadband Unlimited is designed to hook in new customers with Free SkyTalk Anytime Extra for 12 months plus super cheap 17Mbps broadband for the first year, although line rental is still payable. You'll also get a Sky hub. Total cost per month is £27.40 (£22.40 for first year)

View this deal: on the Sky website

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2. Sky Fibre | 25GB | Fibre | 12 month contract | £17.40 line rental | £5 monthly for first year, then £10
If you want to go with Sky and have fast 38Mbps fibre but you're happy with a 25GB limit then this is the deal for you (if you want to be unlimited, look below). Once again you'll get the Sky Hub with the deal. It's also half price for the first year - £10 instead of £20 per month. Total cost per month is £27.40 (£22.40 for first year)

View this deal: on the Sky website

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3. Sky Fibre Unlimited – £10 for 1 year | Unlimited | Fibre | 12 month contract | £17.40 line rental | £10 monthly for first year, then £20
If you want to go with Sky but want to have unlimited downloads then check this out. The standard Sky Fibre deal comes with a 25GB limit. But why be so constrained? This Sky Fibre Unlimited deal lets you do what you want. It's also half price for the first year - £10 instead of £20 per month. Total cost per month is £37.40 (£27.40 for first year)

View this deal: on the Sky website

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The best Virgin Media cable broadband deals:

Got Virgin Media in your area? Then you'll want one of these

1. Super 50 fibre and calls | Unlimited | Fibre optic | 12 month contract | £17.99 line rental | £12 monthly for 9 months then £19
This Super 50 (50Mbps speed) fibre offering is available in cable areas and it's a great deal for the first 9 months as you'll only be paying £12 a month for your broadband (plus line rental for your phone line) for the first period. You'll also get a Virgin's Hub 3.0. A £9.99 activation fee applies. Total cost per month is £36.99 (£29.99 for the first 9 months)

View this deal: on the Virgin website

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2. Vivid 100 fibre and calls | Unlimited | Fibre optic | 12 month contract | £17.99 line rental | £17 monthly for 9 months then £24
Again only available in cable areas, this 100Mbps offering will spoil you with speed and is ideal for . Again you get the first 9 months for a reduced rate of £17 plus line rental for your phone line. You'll also get a Virgin's Hub 3.0 and a £9.99 activation fee applies. Total cost per month is £41.99 (£34.99 for the first 9 months)

View this deal: on the Virgin website

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3. Vivid 200 fibre and calls | Unlimited | Fibre optic | 12 month contract | £17.99 line rental | £25 monthly for 9 months then £32

Think what you could do with 200Mbps. Yes, it's the UK's fastest broadband, especially for those houses with large numbers of devices (ideal for student properties). You do need to pay the line rental for your phone line as well as the £32 per month fee, but then it is £25 per month for the first year. You'll also get Virgin's Hub 3.0 and a £9.99 activation fee applies. Don't forget, it's cabled areas only. Total cost per month is £49.99 (£42.99 for the first year)

View this deal: on the Virgin website

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The best broadband deals from the smaller names:

Bored of the same old names? Then check out the best deals from EE, TalkTalk and Plusnet...

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1. Unlimited EE Broadband and Calls | Unlimited | ADSL | 12 month contract | £15.75 line rental if paid upfront | £1 monthly
Yes, you read that right. £1 a month plus line rental. Now, the line rental is £15.75 if you pay for 12 months up front (that's £189), otherwise it is £17.50 (so definitely worth it). If you're an existing EE phone customer you can also get more mobile data as part of your package (usually 10GB per month). After the initial 12 months the broadband goes up to £10 per month. Total cost per month is £16.75 for the first 12 months providing you pay the £189 line rental up front, £27.50 per month thereafter.

View this deal: on the EE website

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2. TalkTalk Totally Unlimited Simply Broadband plus £50 Love2Shop Voucher | Unlimited | ADSL | 18 month contract | £17.70 line rental | Free monthly
Another stunning deal. NOTHING per month for the whole of the 18 month contract providing you pay the £17.70 phone line rental. You get a TalkTalk Super Router plus for an extra £5 you can also get anytime UK landline and mobile calls. Total cost per month is £17.70 for the first 18 months.

View this deal: on the TalkTalk website

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3. Plusnet Unlimited Fibre – Free for 6 months | Unlimited | Fibre | 18 month contract | £16.99 line rental | £14.99 monthly
Plusnet's fibre deal is impressive with six months free subs provided you pay the £16.99 line renatl on an 18 month contract. It isn't as fast as BT's standard Infinity fibre at 38Mb, but we bet you won't notice the difference. You can also upgrade the phone package with evening and weekend calls for a mere £3. Total cost per month is £31.98 (£16.99 for the first six months)

View this deal: on the Plusnet website

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