Best value student broadband 2014

Every student needs the Internet for research and watching videos of cats. We've done the legwork to get you the best deal possible.

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There are plenty of broadband offers out there, and it can get pretty confusing picking out the best provider for you. It's important to know what you're getting, and at what cost before placing your order.

On this page (and across our bills section) we compare the best value deals right now for students with an in-depth look into what you're really getting for your money.

And unlike other broadband comparisons, we also take into account the hidden set up costs to give you a more transparent overall cost.

Broadband Ranked by Best Value

PackageOfferSpeed / UsageContractMonthly CostLifetime CostWebsite
EE Broadband
Broadband & Weekend Calls
Cheapest & best value! EE Wednesdays Our Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 12
months
£2.50 + £11 line rental* *12 months upfront £162 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: FREE
Broadband: £30
Line rental: £132
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TalkTalk
SimplyBroadband
No peak times. Free line installation Our Review
Up to 16Mb Unlimited 12
months
£3.50 + £11.75 line rental* *12 months upfront £188 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £5
Broadband: £42
Line rental: £141
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Virgin Media
Student Broadband
Super-fast fibre optic. Student exclusive Our Review
Up to 50Mb Unlimited 9
months
£26.50 No line rental £288.45 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: £49.95
Router: FREE
Broadband: £238.50
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BT Broadband
Student Unlimited Broadband
Student friendly. Free BT Sport Our Review
Up to 16Mb Unlimited 9
months
£16 + £15.99 line rental £294.86 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £6.95
Broadband: £144
Line rental: £143.91
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Sky Broadband
Sky Broadband Unlimited
Best bundle offers. £25 M&S voucher Our Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 12
months
£5 + £15.40 line rental £251.75 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £6.95
Broadband: £60
Line rental: £184.80
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Plusnet
Unlimited Broadband + Calls
No-frills good value. Our Review
Up to 16Mb Unlimited 12
months
£2.50 + £12.99 line rental* *12 months upfront £191.87 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £5.99
Broadband: £30
Line rental: £155.88
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Tesco Broadband
Tesco Unlimited Broadband
1 month option. Free with Tesco Mobile Our Review
Up to 16Mb Unlimited 12
months
£2* + £15.40 line rental *Free w/ Tesco mobile £214.80 Breakdown
Based on 12 months:
Installation: FREE
Router: £6
Broadband: £24
Line rental: £184.80
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Primus Broadband
Unlimited Phone + Broadband
Great value. £15 off first bill Our Review
Up to 16Mb Unlimited 12
months
£2* + £14.50 line rental *for 6mths then £4pm £202.95 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £7.95
Broadband: £36
Line rental: £174
Credit: -£15
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