U.K. ISP Guide data from Which? magazine Monthly cost in £ (except where noted) Download rate Upload rate Minimum contract length download limits (if any) monthly data transfer allowed cost in £ above minimum transfer
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AOL









Plantinum 29.99 8 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a n/a


Silver 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a n/a













Be









Lite (value) 14.00 24 mbps 1-3 mbps 12 months limited 4 GB 5 over 5 GB


Pro 40.00 24 mbps 1-3 mbps 3 months unlimited n/a n/a


Unlimited 24.00 24 mbps 1-3 mbps 3 months unlimited n/a n/a













BT









Option 1 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 5 GB 30p per GB for 2nd month


Option 2 22.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 8 GB varies


Option 3 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited















Bulldog









Anytime 9.75 8 mbps 500 kbps 12 months limited 1 GB varies by overage
Bulldog phone needed
Anytime Plus 14.75 16 mbps 1 mbps 12 months limited 1 GB varies by overage


Pay as you Go 0 -- pay per min. 8 mbps 500 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a



Unlimited 19.50 8 mbps 500 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a



Unlimited Plus 24.50 16 mbps 1 mbps 12 months
n/a














Demon









Home 8000 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Homeoffice 8000 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


routers provided











Eclipse









Evolution Option 1 monthly 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited


25 equipment fee -- 20 GB "fair usage"* 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #1 annual 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 20 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution Option 2 monthly 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited


25 equipment fee -- 30 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #2 annual 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 30 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution Option 3 monthly 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited n/a

25 equipment fee -- 40 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #3 annual 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 40 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution Option 4 monthly 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited


25 equipment fee -- 50 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #4 Annual 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 40 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Home Broadband Option 1 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 2 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #1 annual 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 2 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Home Broadband Option 2 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 10 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #2 annual 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 10 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Home Broadband Option 3 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 20 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #3 annual 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Home Broadband Option 4 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 40 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #4 annual 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 40 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee











Force 9









Option 1 monthly 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 1 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 1 annual 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 1 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Option 2 monthly 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 8 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 2 annual 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 8 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Option 3 monthly 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 20 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 3 annual 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Option 4 monthly 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 40 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 4 annual 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 40 GB 1/GB













Freedom2Surf









Cascade Home 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 6 months limited 20 GB varies
from 30 (optional)
Cascade Lite 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 3 months limited 5 GB varies
from 30 (optional)
Cascade Plus 23.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 6 months limited 50 GB can purchase 50 GB for 6 6 from 30 (optional)
Cascade Start PAYG 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 3 months limited 0.5 GB buy GB for 99p
from 30 (optional)











Global









Max Broadband 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 5 GB 2/GB
free equipment
Max Broadband Plus 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 2/GB













Karoo Internet









Max Option 1 16.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 20 GB "fair usage"
Max Option 2 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 30 GB "fair usage
Max Option 3 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 40 GB "fair usage
Max Option 4 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 50 GB "fair usage"
Starter Max




















Madasafish









Max 17.99 8 mbps 446 kbps 12 months limited 5 GB 2/GB
free networking equipment
Max Plus 25.99 8 mbps 446 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 2/GB
free networking equipment
Max Premier 29.99 8 mbps 446 kbps 12 months limited 50 GB 2/GB













MetroNet









PayGo option 1 (monthly) 11.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped payg 2.24 per GB
price capped at 22.74; 7.7 GB transfer cap; equipment costs 25 pment cost 25
PayGo option 1 (annual) 11.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped payg 2.24 per GB
price capped at 22.74; usage restrictions; equipment free
PayGo option 2 (monthly) 13.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 2 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 26.75
PayGo option 2 (annual) 13.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 10 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 26.75; throughput restrictions possible 10.8 GB cap
PayGo option 3 (monthly) 18.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 10 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 38.74; 23.8 GB transfer cap
PayGo option 3 (annual) 18.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 23 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 38.74; 23.8 GB transfer cap











Nildram









Broadband 10 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 10 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
Once 10GB limit is reached connection speed will be reduced to 64 Kbps; 29.99 equipment costs
Broadband 25 (migrating) 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 25 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
Once limit is reached, connection speed cut to 64 kbps
Broadband 25 (new) 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 25 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
Once limit is reached, connection speed cut to 64 kbps
Broadband 2gO (migrating) 15.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes
Broadband 2gO (new) 15.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 2.5 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes
2gO Lite PAYG (migrating) 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 250 mb 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes
2gO PAYG (new) 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 250 mb 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes











Orange (formerly Wanadoo)









Broadband starter + mobile 0.00 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB

bundled with 18-month wireless package
Starter 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB



Unlimited 19.99 8 mbps 256-488 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment
Unlimited + Mobile 5.00 8 mbps 256-488 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with 18-month wireless package










Pipex









Max & Anytime 27.49 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with landline calls
Max & Hometime 28.89 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with landline calls
Max Broadband Only 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem
Midi Broadband Only 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 15 GB 2.70 per 3 GB
free modem
Midi & Anytime 22.49 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 15 GB 2.70 per 3 GB


Midi & Hometime 23.89 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 15 GB 2.70 per 3GB
free modem; free evening and weekend calls to landlines
Mini & Anytime 19.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.70 per 3 GB


Mini & Hometime 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.70 per 3 GB
free modem; bundled with free calls
Mini Broadband only 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.70 per 3 GB













PlusNet









Option 1 (monthly) 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 1 GB 1.00 per GB
flexible packages to suit transfer limits
Option 1 (annual) 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 1 GB 1.00 per GB


Option 2 (monthly) 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 8 GB 1.00 per GB
packaged with 120 min. of VOIP calls
Option 2 (annual) 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 8 GB 1.00 per GB
packaged with VOIP calls
Option 3 (monthly) 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 20 GB 1.00 per GB
router available for £64; packaged with 240 min. of calls
Option 3 (annual) 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 20 GB 1.00 per GB
free equipment
Option 4 (monthly) 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 40 GB 1.00 per GB
router available for £64; packaged with 240 min. of calls
Option 4 (annual)




















Sky









Base (free w/Sky TV) 0.00 2 mbps 400 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB n/a
free with any Sky TV package, as low as £15 per month
Connect (available w/SkyTV) 17.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB n/a
price available with Sky package
Max (available w/Sky TV) 10.00 16 mbps 768 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a n/a
free proprietary equipment
Mid (available w/Sky TV) 5.00 8 mbps 400 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB

available w/Sky; free proprietary equipment











Supanet









Broadband Light Leisure 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.00 per GB
70 min. of landline calls included
Broadband Light Anytime 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.00 per GB
70 min. of landline calls included
Broadband Light Weekend 15.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.00 per GB
landline calls included
Broadband Total Leisure 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with landline calls
Broadband Total Weekend 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Broadband Total Anytime 23.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem; bundled with calls
Gold (Migrating) 10.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free daytime, evening, weekend VOIP calls
Gold (New) 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem; VOIP calls bundled
Silver (Migrating) 7.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Silver (New) 11.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free evening and weekend calls
Just Broadband (migrating) 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


VOIP equipment, no free calls
Just Broadband (new) 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


VOIP equipment, no free calls











TalkTalk









Broadband with Talk 2 0.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 18 months capped 40 GB

29.99 connection fee, need to sign up for Carphone Warehouse package
International via BT









Free broadband with Talk 2 0.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 18 months capped 40 GB

coupled with 16.39/month calling plan; 29.99 connection fee
Int'l via LLU









Free broadband with Talk 3 0.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 18 months capped 40 GB

bundled with 20.99/month calling package
int'l via LLU




















Tesco Telecoms









Broadband 1 mb no limit 19.97 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem
Broadband 1 mb 6 gb limit 17.97 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 6 GB

usage over limit monitored
Broadband 2 MB 10 gb limit 19.97 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 10 GB

usage over limit monitored; 70.0 cancellation fee
Broadband 512 K no limit 17.97 512 kbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




Tesco Finest 24.97 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


100.00 cancellation fee
Tesco Value 13.97 512 kbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 3 GB

50p/min. for tech support calls











Tiscali









Broadband 2 mbps 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem
Broadband 8 mbps 17.99 8 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




Up to 1 mb and free 12.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free weekend calls to UK landlines
weekend talk









Up to 2 mb and free 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free weekend calls to UK landlines
weekend talk









Up to 8 mb and free 19.99 8 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free weekend calls to UK landlines
weekend talk




















Toucan









512k Broadband 16.99 512 kbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


reduced rate with Toucan Talk landline
8 mb Broadband 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


reduced rate with Toucan Talk landline











UK Online









1 Mb Broadband (LLU) 9.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


no antivirus software; lower contention ratio
1 Mb Broadband (Option 4) 19.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


antivirus software included; higher contention ratio
22 Mb Broadband 24.99 22 mbps 768 kbps 12 months unlimited


59.00 equipment costs
2 Mb Broadband (LLU) 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


no free equipment
2 Mb Broadband (Option 4) 24.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




8 Mb Broadband 19.99 8 mbps 768 kbps 12 months unlimited


no free equipment











Utility Warehouse









Broadcall (via BT) 27.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB charges apply
unlimited free weekend UK calls
Broadcall (via LLU) 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB charges apply
unlimited free weekend UK calls
Broadcall Plus (BT) 32.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months unlimited


unlimited free weekend UK calls
Broadcall Plus (LLU) 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Lite 14.99 2 mbps 288 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 1.25 per GB


Max 22.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months unlimited


free router
Standard 17.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB 1.25 per GB













Virgin Media (cable/DSL)









4 Mb 25.00 4 mbps 384 kbps 12 months unlimited


usage monitored
2 Mb 18.00 2 mbps 200 kbps 12 months unlimited


free cable modem
Unlimited + talk (bundle 1) 19.99 8 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free calls to UK landlines
Unlimited + talk (bundle 2) 14.99 8 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free evening and weekend calls to UK
Unlimited broadband (Plan 3) 14.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




Unlimited broadband (Plan 2) 17.99 8 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free starter kit
XL 37.00 20 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment











Waitrose









Broadband 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 5 GB charges apply
free technical help











Zen Internet









8000 Active 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 20 GB charges apply
no free equipment
8000 Lite 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 2 GB charges apply


8000 Pro 34.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 50 GB



Home 250 17.99 256 kbps 256 kbps 1 month unlimited
























*Most 'unlimited' broadband packages have a fair usage policy, which comes into affect if customers are slowing down the broadband speed for others, due to 'excessive usage'




















If the service is local loop unbundled, it allows the service to offer faster speeds and lower prices, but may make it more difficult to switch away. 




















The contention ratio is the maximum number of people who can be sharing your connection at a given time. This will affect the speed of your service. The lower the number, the better. 
UK ISPs - 2007
U.K. ISP Guide data from Which? magazine Monthly cost in £ (except where noted) Download rate Upload rate Minimum contract length download limits (if any) monthly data transfer allowed cost in £ above minimum transfer
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AOL









Plantinum 29.99 8 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a n/a


Silver 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a n/a













Be









Lite (value) 14.00 24 mbps 1-3 mbps 12 months limited 4 GB 5 over 5 GB


Pro 40.00 24 mbps 1-3 mbps 3 months unlimited n/a n/a


Unlimited 24.00 24 mbps 1-3 mbps 3 months unlimited n/a n/a













BT









Option 1 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 5 GB 30p per GB for 2nd month


Option 2 22.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 8 GB varies


Option 3 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited















Bulldog









Anytime 9.75 8 mbps 500 kbps 12 months limited 1 GB varies by overage
Bulldog phone needed
Anytime Plus 14.75 16 mbps 1 mbps 12 months limited 1 GB varies by overage


Pay as you Go 0 -- pay per min. 8 mbps 500 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a



Unlimited 19.50 8 mbps 500 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a



Unlimited Plus 24.50 16 mbps 1 mbps 12 months
n/a














Demon









Home 8000 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Homeoffice 8000 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


routers provided











Eclipse









Evolution Option 1 monthly 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited


25 equipment fee -- 20 GB "fair usage"* 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #1 annual 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 20 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution Option 2 monthly 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited


25 equipment fee -- 30 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #2 annual 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 30 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution Option 3 monthly 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited n/a

25 equipment fee -- 40 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #3 annual 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 40 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution Option 4 monthly 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month unlimited


25 equipment fee -- 50 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Evolution #4 Annual 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


no equipment fee -- 40 GB "fair usage" 6 p.m.-midnight
Home Broadband Option 1 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 2 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #1 annual 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 2 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Home Broadband Option 2 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 10 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #2 annual 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 10 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Home Broadband Option 3 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 20 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #3 annual 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Home Broadband Option 4 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 40 GB 1/GB
25 equipment fee
HB #4 annual 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 40 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee











Force 9









Option 1 monthly 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 1 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 1 annual 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 1 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Option 2 monthly 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 8 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 2 annual 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 8 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Option 3 monthly 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 20 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 3 annual 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 1/GB
no equipment fee
Option 4 monthly 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month limited 40 GB 1/GB
29 equipment fee
Option 4 annual 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 40 GB 1/GB













Freedom2Surf









Cascade Home 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 6 months limited 20 GB varies
from 30 (optional)
Cascade Lite 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 3 months limited 5 GB varies
from 30 (optional)
Cascade Plus 23.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 6 months limited 50 GB can purchase 50 GB for 6 6 from 30 (optional)
Cascade Start PAYG 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 3 months limited 0.5 GB buy GB for 99p
from 30 (optional)











Global









Max Broadband 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 5 GB 2/GB
free equipment
Max Broadband Plus 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 2/GB













Karoo Internet









Max Option 1 16.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 20 GB "fair usage"
Max Option 2 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 30 GB "fair usage
Max Option 3 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 40 GB "fair usage
Max Option 4 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment 50 GB "fair usage"
Starter Max




















Madasafish









Max 17.99 8 mbps 446 kbps 12 months limited 5 GB 2/GB
free networking equipment
Max Plus 25.99 8 mbps 446 kbps 12 months limited 20 GB 2/GB
free networking equipment
Max Premier 29.99 8 mbps 446 kbps 12 months limited 50 GB 2/GB













MetroNet









PayGo option 1 (monthly) 11.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped payg 2.24 per GB
price capped at 22.74; 7.7 GB transfer cap; equipment costs 25 pment cost 25
PayGo option 1 (annual) 11.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped payg 2.24 per GB
price capped at 22.74; usage restrictions; equipment free
PayGo option 2 (monthly) 13.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 2 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 26.75
PayGo option 2 (annual) 13.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 10 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 26.75; throughput restrictions possible 10.8 GB cap
PayGo option 3 (monthly) 18.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 10 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 38.74; 23.8 GB transfer cap
PayGo option 3 (annual) 18.75 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 23 GB 2.24 per GB
price cap at 38.74; 23.8 GB transfer cap











Nildram









Broadband 10 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 10 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
Once 10GB limit is reached connection speed will be reduced to 64 Kbps; 29.99 equipment costs
Broadband 25 (migrating) 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 25 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
Once limit is reached, connection speed cut to 64 kbps
Broadband 25 (new) 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 25 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
Once limit is reached, connection speed cut to 64 kbps
Broadband 2gO (migrating) 15.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes
Broadband 2gO (new) 15.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 2.5 GB 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes
2gO Lite PAYG (migrating) 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 250 mb 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes
2gO PAYG (new) 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 250 mb 1.98 per 2 GB
20 GB cap; bundled with landline talk minutes











Orange (formerly Wanadoo)









Broadband starter + mobile 0.00 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB

bundled with 18-month wireless package
Starter 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB



Unlimited 19.99 8 mbps 256-488 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment
Unlimited + Mobile 5.00 8 mbps 256-488 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with 18-month wireless package










Pipex









Max & Anytime 27.49 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with landline calls
Max & Hometime 28.89 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with landline calls
Max Broadband Only 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem
Midi Broadband Only 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 15 GB 2.70 per 3 GB
free modem
Midi & Anytime 22.49 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 15 GB 2.70 per 3 GB


Midi & Hometime 23.89 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 15 GB 2.70 per 3GB
free modem; free evening and weekend calls to landlines
Mini & Anytime 19.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.70 per 3 GB


Mini & Hometime 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.70 per 3 GB
free modem; bundled with free calls
Mini Broadband only 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.70 per 3 GB













PlusNet









Option 1 (monthly) 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 1 GB 1.00 per GB
flexible packages to suit transfer limits
Option 1 (annual) 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 1 GB 1.00 per GB


Option 2 (monthly) 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 8 GB 1.00 per GB
packaged with 120 min. of VOIP calls
Option 2 (annual) 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 8 GB 1.00 per GB
packaged with VOIP calls
Option 3 (monthly) 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 20 GB 1.00 per GB
router available for £64; packaged with 240 min. of calls
Option 3 (annual) 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 20 GB 1.00 per GB
free equipment
Option 4 (monthly) 29.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 40 GB 1.00 per GB
router available for £64; packaged with 240 min. of calls
Option 4 (annual)




















Sky









Base (free w/Sky TV) 0.00 2 mbps 400 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB n/a
free with any Sky TV package, as low as £15 per month
Connect (available w/SkyTV) 17.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB n/a
price available with Sky package
Max (available w/Sky TV) 10.00 16 mbps 768 kbps 12 months unlimited n/a n/a
free proprietary equipment
Mid (available w/Sky TV) 5.00 8 mbps 400 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB

available w/Sky; free proprietary equipment











Supanet









Broadband Light Leisure 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.00 per GB
70 min. of landline calls included
Broadband Light Anytime 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.00 per GB
70 min. of landline calls included
Broadband Light Weekend 15.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 2.00 per GB
landline calls included
Broadband Total Leisure 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


bundled with landline calls
Broadband Total Weekend 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Broadband Total Anytime 23.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem; bundled with calls
Gold (Migrating) 10.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free daytime, evening, weekend VOIP calls
Gold (New) 14.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem; VOIP calls bundled
Silver (Migrating) 7.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Silver (New) 11.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


free evening and weekend calls
Just Broadband (migrating) 9.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


VOIP equipment, no free calls
Just Broadband (new) 13.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


VOIP equipment, no free calls











TalkTalk









Broadband with Talk 2 0.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 18 months capped 40 GB

29.99 connection fee, need to sign up for Carphone Warehouse package
International via BT









Free broadband with Talk 2 0.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 18 months capped 40 GB

coupled with 16.39/month calling plan; 29.99 connection fee
Int'l via LLU









Free broadband with Talk 3 0.00 8 mbps 448 kbps 18 months capped 40 GB

bundled with 20.99/month calling package
int'l via LLU




















Tesco Telecoms









Broadband 1 mb no limit 19.97 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem
Broadband 1 mb 6 gb limit 17.97 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 6 GB

usage over limit monitored
Broadband 2 MB 10 gb limit 19.97 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 10 GB

usage over limit monitored; 70.0 cancellation fee
Broadband 512 K no limit 17.97 512 kbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




Tesco Finest 24.97 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


100.00 cancellation fee
Tesco Value 13.97 512 kbps 256 kbps 12 months capped 3 GB

50p/min. for tech support calls











Tiscali









Broadband 2 mbps 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free modem
Broadband 8 mbps 17.99 8 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




Up to 1 mb and free 12.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free weekend calls to UK landlines
weekend talk









Up to 2 mb and free 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free weekend calls to UK landlines
weekend talk









Up to 8 mb and free 19.99 8 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


free weekend calls to UK landlines
weekend talk




















Toucan









512k Broadband 16.99 512 kbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


reduced rate with Toucan Talk landline
8 mb Broadband 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited


reduced rate with Toucan Talk landline











UK Online









1 Mb Broadband (LLU) 9.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


no antivirus software; lower contention ratio
1 Mb Broadband (Option 4) 19.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


antivirus software included; higher contention ratio
22 Mb Broadband 24.99 22 mbps 768 kbps 12 months unlimited


59.00 equipment costs
2 Mb Broadband (LLU) 14.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited


no free equipment
2 Mb Broadband (Option 4) 24.99 2 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




8 Mb Broadband 19.99 8 mbps 768 kbps 12 months unlimited


no free equipment











Utility Warehouse









Broadcall (via BT) 27.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB charges apply
unlimited free weekend UK calls
Broadcall (via LLU) 19.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB charges apply
unlimited free weekend UK calls
Broadcall Plus (BT) 32.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months unlimited


unlimited free weekend UK calls
Broadcall Plus (LLU) 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months unlimited




Lite 14.99 2 mbps 288 kbps 12 months capped 2 GB 1.25 per GB


Max 22.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months unlimited


free router
Standard 17.99 8 mbps 288 kbps 12 months capped 40 GB 1.25 per GB













Virgin Media (cable/DSL)









4 Mb 25.00 4 mbps 384 kbps 12 months unlimited


usage monitored
2 Mb 18.00 2 mbps 200 kbps 12 months unlimited


free cable modem
Unlimited + talk (bundle 1) 19.99 8 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free calls to UK landlines
Unlimited + talk (bundle 2) 14.99 8 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free evening and weekend calls to UK
Unlimited broadband (Plan 3) 14.99 1 mbps 256 kbps 12 months unlimited




Unlimited broadband (Plan 2) 17.99 8 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free starter kit
XL 37.00 20 mbps 512 kbps 12 months unlimited


free equipment











Waitrose









Broadband 18.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 12 months capped 5 GB charges apply
free technical help











Zen Internet









8000 Active 24.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 20 GB charges apply
no free equipment
8000 Lite 17.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 2 GB charges apply


8000 Pro 34.99 8 mbps 448 kbps 1 month capped 50 GB



Home 250 17.99 256 kbps 256 kbps 1 month unlimited
























*Most 'unlimited' broadband packages have a fair usage policy, which comes into affect if customers are slowing down the broadband speed for others, due to 'excessive usage'




















If the service is local loop unbundled, it allows the service to offer faster speeds and lower prices, but may make it more difficult to switch away. 




















The contention ratio is the maximum number of people who can be sharing your connection at a given time. This will affect the speed of your service. The lower the number, the better.