We have listed the major internet service providers operating in the UK below. To get service from BT and other ISPs in the list, except Virgin Media, you will need a BT line or take phone line from the respective provider.

Virgin Media is the only broadband supplier via cable which it uses to offer other services like digital TV. Virgin Media cable network can currently reach 60% of the UK.

Although stand-alone broadband deals are available, most of the deals from the ISPs require you to add home phone, though it is only optional.

BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk also offer TV with their broadband packages.

Currently, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT are the only fixed line service providers that also offer mobile data plans.

TalkTalk, Virgin Media and BT also cater the needs of businesses with special packages.

With fibre broadband reaching 13 million UK households, you can get it from BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet and John Lewis.

BT

  • Largest broadband & phone network in the UK (95%+ ADSL 2+, 85%+ FTTC fibre coverage)
  • Services offered: ‘up to’17Mb / ‘up to’ 52Mb / ‘up to’ 76Mb residential broadband, business broadband, phone, 4G mobile, TV and BT Public WiFi
  • Features: Totally unlimited broadband, best Home Hub 4 & 5 wireless router series, BT Sport via app and BT TV, Cloud storage, flexible 12 month contract, excellent internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for availability, Home Hub wireless router, BT Sport, 4G coverage and range of products

Sky Broadband

  • Largest & most popular  TV provider + major broadband & phone network in the UK (90%+ ADSL 2+, 80%+ FTTC fibre coverage)
  • Services offered: ‘up to’17Mb / ‘up to’ 38Mb / ‘up to’ 76Mb residential broadband, home phone,  digital TV and The Cloud Public WiFi
  • Features: Totally unlimited broadband, Sky Hub wireless router, Sky Sports, Sky Movies, Sky Q TV bundles,  flexible 12 month contract, excellent internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for reliability, customer service,  Sky TV packages and value for money

Virgin Media

  • Widely available cable broadband with fastest residential speeds of up to 200Mbps (60% coverage). Best TV service provider along with Sky
  • Services offered: ‘up to’50Mb / ‘up to’ 100Mb / ‘up to’ 200Mb fibre optic broadband, home phone,  digital TV with latest technologies and Tube WiFi
  • Features: Cable based ultra-fast broadband,  unlimited downloads, Virgin Media Super Hub wireless router, Big Bundles triple-play packages with flexbile price range,  flexible 12 month contract, excellent internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for speeds, reliability, customer service and TV packages.

TalkTalk

  • Cheap broadband provider with excellent broadband & phone network in the UK (90%+ ADSL 2+, 80%+ FTTC fibre coverage)
  • Services offered: ‘up to’17Mb / ‘up to’ 38Mb / ‘up to’ 76Mb residential broadband,  business broadband, home phone,  digital TV and mobile.
  • Features: Totally unlimited broadband, Super Router wireless router,  affordable TV & broadband bundles and internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for value for money and low-cost deals

Plusnet

  • Award winning broadband service with excellent, UK based customer support. Widely available broadband & phone network in the UK (90%+ ADSL 2+, 80%+ FTTC fibre coverage)
  • Services offered: ‘up to’17Mb / ‘up to’ 38Mb / ‘up to’ 76Mb residential broadband,  business broadband, home phone and TV
  • Features: Unlimited broadband, Plusnet Hub wireless router,  affordable, simple range of broadband deals and internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for reliability, customer service, value for money and low-cost deals

Post Office

  • Simple & straight forward broadband service with good customer service and clear pricing & billing terms. Widely available broadband & phone network in the UK (90%+ ADSL 2+, 80%+ FTTC fibre coverage)
  • Services offered: ‘up to’17Mb  residential broadband and home phone
  • Features: Unlimited broadband & 10GB capped package,  wireless router,  affordable, simple range of broadband deals and internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for customer service, value for money and low-cost deals

EE

  • Widely available broadband & phone network in the UK (90%+ ADSL 2+, 80%+ FTTC fibre coverage)
  • Services offered: ‘up to’17Mb / ‘up to’ 38Mb / ‘up to’ 76Mb residential broadband,  business broadband, home phone and TV
  • Features: Unlimited broadband, EE Bright Box wireless routers,  affordable, simple range of broadband deals and internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for value for money and low-cost deals

John Lewis

  • Reliable ADSL 2+ and Fibre broadband supplier with good customer support and clear pricing & billing terms. Widely available broadband & phone network in the UK (90%+ ADSL 2+, 80%+ FTTC fibre coverage)
  • Services offered: ‘up to’ 17Mb / 38Mb   residential broadband and home phone
  • Features: Unlimited broadband, advanced wireless router,  extensive range of broadband & phone deals and internet security
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for reliability, customer support  and flexible deals

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)

  • SSE is a company which offers multiple utilities like gas, electricity and broadband & homephone. Widely available broadband & phone network in the UK. Fibre broadband is subject to availability
  • Services offered: ‘up to’ 17Mb / 38Mb /76Mb   residential broadband and various call plans.
  • Features: Unlimited broadband with cheap line rental, advanced wireless router & internet security suite included.
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for fibre broadband, reliability, customer support  and cheap landline rental deals

Tentel

  • Popular for offering broadband deals with short term contracts (1 or 6 months). Broadband & phone is subject to availability
  • Services offered: ‘up to’ 17Mb / 38Mb   residential broadband and various call plans.
  • Features: Flexible broadband options that include capped usage, 1 or 6 month contracts, wireless router with free delivery included, Easy cancellation terms
  • Reviews & awards: Voted best for short term broadband, flexible terms, customer support  and great value for deals