We have created this handy guide to help you choose a broadband package that ticks all the boxes for you and your family. Remember research is key, and while researching keep these four factors in mind:
Pick a budget and then start your search. You know what price will give you the best value and how much you are willing to spend on broadband/month.
100 mbps is the minimum download speed you can get for Fibre broadband and for most people with light to medium usage, this should do the trick. If you have multiple devices connected at home with multiple users, go for 200 mbps for fewer battles over bandwidth. For serious gaming and heavy usage you can opt for 500 mbps or the best in class 1000 mbps or 1 Gigabit.
Faster speeds have a positive impact on downloads and the faster your internet, the more people you can have online at the same time.
If you have a full house, or perhaps you are keen on downloading music or films, then you could probably use up a lot of data. Maybe even gigabytes at a time! Think about what is the most common use of internet at your home. Is it browsing, streaming, gaming, working from home? Do you need to keep your landline or would you like to do away with it? Most service providers offer unlimited downloads so you don’t have to worry about maxing out on your monthly allowance.
Many providers can offer you a bundle, where you can sort out your landline and mobile services at the same time as getting a great broadband deal. It will often be cheaper and easier to do it this way and you could grab yourself a deal on a particular aspect of the package if you’re lucky.