Best value student broadband 2015

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By in Bills & Utilities, Student Accommodation. Updated August 2015.

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
Sky Broadband
Sky Broadband Unlimited
Our top pick! £100 Voucher Info & Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 12
months
FREE + £16.40 line rental £203.75 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £6.95
Broadband: FREE
Line rental: £196.80
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EE Broadband
Broadband & Weekend Calls
Cheapest deal. £1 a month Info & Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 12
months
£1 + £13.75 line rental* *12 months upfront £183 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £6
Broadband: £12
Line rental: £165
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Virgin Media
Student Broadband
Super-fast fibre optic. £50 Amazon Voucher Info & Review
Up to 50Mb Unlimited 9
months
£32 No line rental £337.95 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: £49.95
Router: FREE
Broadband: £288
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Plusnet
Unlimited Broadband + Calls
No-frills good value. Info & Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 12
months
£1.99 + £12.99 line rental* *12 months upfront £185.75 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: £5.99
Broadband: £23.88
Line rental: £155.88
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Fuel Broadband
Unlimited Fuel Broadband
Fair value. Free Amazon Fire Info & Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 12
months
FREE* + £16.40 line rental *for 6mths then £5pm £226.80 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: FREE
Router: FREE
Broadband: £30
Line rental: £196.80
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TalkTalk
SimplyBroadband
18 month contract. £50 Voucher Info & Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 18
months
FREE + £16.70 line rental £327.35 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
Installation: £50
Router: £6.75
Broadband: FREE
Line rental: £300.60
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BT Broadband
Unlimited Broadband + Weekend Calls
For sports fans. Free BT Sport Info & Review
Up to 17Mb Unlimited 12
months
£5 + £16.99 line rental £319.83 Breakdown
Over the length of the contract:
TV activation: £49
Router: £6.95
Broadband: £60
Line rental: £203.88
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5 Responses to “Best value student broadband 2015”

  1. Kieran Nash

    16. Aug, 2015

    Hi signed for my new student house and a boradband company kept contacting me, called Home Telecom. I cannot remember if I have entered a deal or account with them. We haven’t got broadband installed yet in the house but I am not sure if I have gotten the best deal. Is there a way I could not pursue with Home Telecom, could they charge me or something?

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    • Jake Butler

      16. Aug, 2015

      Hi Kieran, it depends if you have signed a contract with them. Might be worth checking your emails to see if you have had contact with them in the past. If you have signed up it might be worth checking if you can cancel the contract without charge and switch suppliers.

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      • Kieran Nash

        16. Aug, 2015

        Hi Jake.

        I’ve looked through my email and discovered that as the 14-day cancellation period has expired, it would cost a “minimum of £30” to cancel my order. The overall cost is 23/month (for line rental and broadband, alongside a £59 installation fee.
        Having compared this against the offers shown in this article, I don’t believe Home Telecom to be of value. I am now of the belief that my estate agents get a little percentage as it is through them that I got contacted by Home Telecom (however this is just speculation, I have no prove of this).

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        • Jake Butler

          17. Aug, 2015

          If you didn’t personally sign up and there is no mention of the broadband in your contract you will need to get in touch with your landlord about this.

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          • Kieran Nash

            18. Aug, 2015

            I phoned Hone Telecom today to query leaving as I had found cheaper deals (above). I quoted the EE offer to them and they matched the price! Saved a lot of hassle and money! Well chuffed 😊

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