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Compare the Best Cheap Student Broadband Deals

Student Broadband and Student Fibre Deals and Offers - review packages especially designed for students. Get a product that is designed for a year or less and avoid getting tied in to a costly package.


Virgin Media
  • Great Student Specific Broadband Offers
  • 30 day or 12 month contracts
  • Save up to £164 over 12 months on exclusive packages
  • Average line speeds up to 362mbs available
  • Packages ideal for student houses of all sizes
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www.virginmedia.com

BT Broadband for Students
  • Student focused packages
  • 9 month contracts
  • Average Download Speeds up to 67Mbps available
  • Broadband Unlimited and Superfast Fibre packages on student friendly terms
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www.bt.com/broadband

Hyperoptic
  • Fantastic speeds up to 1GB mps available
  • 12 month or 30 day rolling contracts available
  • Might appeal to larger city centre student homes
  • Very limited coverage currently - check your postcode as a first step to avoid wasting any time if they cannot supply you
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www.hyperoptic.com/broadband

TalkTalk
  • Talk Talk no longer offer Student Specific Packages
  • Standard Fibre offer of £23.50 p.m. on an 18 month contract (38mbs average download speed) may be attractive if you know you will stay in the same house for over 18 months.
  • No Price Increase promise over contract term
  • For the latest TalkTalk Broadband offers, visit their site below
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www.talktalk.co.uk

Sky
  • No Student focused packages, min contract lengths of 18 months
  • Not recommended unless you are staying in your let for over 18 months
  • Good average Download Speeds up to 59Mbps available
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www.sky.com/broadband

Find a Student Broadband or Fibre Deal Right for You

Broadband Providers have developed special products for Students - but depending on your circumstances you might find a standard offer is better for you. We compare the leading suppliers of both standard broadband and fibre optic packages allowing you to quickly identify the one best suited you your needs.

Compare Student Broadband Package

We list below the leading student broadband companies and discuss special products they have for students, or ones that might provide the flexibility students need.

We have listed the suppliers according to the cost over 9 months, but also display the cost for 12 and 24 month periods. This allows you to find the best package for your student home.

CompanyProductAverage SpeedSpecial OfferMonthly Cost9 Month Cost12 Month Cost24 Month CostContract LengthMore Info
Hyperoptic50Mb Fibre Connection50 Mbps£23£227£296£57230 daysFind out more...

Very limited coverage - check whether you are in an supply area before considering further.
Short term contract so prices can rise with 30 days notice

Hyperoptic150Mb Fibre Connection150 Mbps£26£254£332£64430 daysFind out more...

Very limited coverage - check whether you are in an supply area before considering further.
Short term contract so prices can rise with 30 days notice

Hyperoptic50Mb Fibre Connection50 MbpsFree installation and activation worth £240£0£276£276£55212 monthsFind out more...

Very limited coverage - check whether you are in an supply area before considering further.
This is an 12 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 month costs reflect this situation.

BTStudent Exclusive - Superfast Fibre Unlimited50Mbps£31.99£297.99£402.99£822.999 monthsFind out more...
Hyperoptic150Mb Fibre Connection150 MbpsFree installation and activation worth £240£26£312£312£73212 monthsFind out more...

Very limited coverage - check whether you are in an supply area before considering further.
This is an 12 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 month costs reflect this situation.

BTStudent Exclusive - Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited67Mbps£36.99£332.91£452.91£932.919 monthsFind out more...
TalkTalkFast Broadband11Mbps£19.95£359.10£359.10£47818 monthsFind out more...

This is an 18 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay any remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 and 12 month costs reflect this situation.

VirginM200 - Student Exclusive213MbpsFree Setup & No Upfront Fee£40£360£480£104430 daysFind out more...
BTSuperfast Fibre Unlimited50MbpsFree JBL Sound Bar worth £149.99£29.99£369.87£369.87£789.8712 monthsFind out more...

This is an 12 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 month costs reflect this situation.

VirginM5054Mbps£28£371£371£89912 monthsFind out more...

This is an 12 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 month costs reflect this situation.

SkySky Broadband Unlimited 11Mbps£20£380£380£53018 monthsFind out more...

This is an 18 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 and 12 month costs reflect this situation.
After 18 months the monthly cost rises to £25 p.m.

VirginM350 - Student Exclusive362MbpsFree Setup & No Upfront Fee£45£405£540£116430 daysFind out more...
TalkTalkFaster Fibre38Mbps£23.50£423£423£56418 monthsFind out more...

This is an 18 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay any remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 and 12 month costs reflect this situation.

TalkTalkUnlimited Superfast Fibre67Mbps£23.50£423£423£56418 monthsFind out more...

This is an 18 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay any remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 and 12 month costs reflect this situation.

Hyperoptic1Gb Fibre Connection900 Mbps£45£425£560£110030 daysFind out more...

Very limited coverage - check whether you are in an supply area before considering further.
Prices can rise with 30 days notice

BTSuperfast Fibre 2 Unlimited67MbpsFree JBL Sound Bar worth £149.99£34.99£429.87£429.87£909.8712 monthsFind out more...
VirginM100108Mbps£27£359£359£94712 monthsFind out more...

This is an 12 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 month costs reflect this situation.

SkySky Broadband Superfast59Mbps£27£506£506£69818 monthsFind out more...

This is an 18 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 and 12 month costs reflect this situation.
After 18 months the monthly cost rises to £32 p.m.

Hyperoptic1Gb Fibre Connection900 MbpsFree installation and activation worth £240£45£540£540£126012 monthsFind out more...

Very limited coverage - check whether you are in an supply area before considering further.
This is an 12 month contract - so cancelling early will result in you having to pay the remaining amount on cancellation. The 9 month costs reflect this situation.

What to consider before ordering a Student Broadband package

How long will you be in your student accommodation?

Most broadband packages have minimum contract terms. Generally the longer they are the cheaper they get - but it's really ideal to find one which allows you to walk away when you plan to leave the property.

We display above the costs over a variety of time periods - as, even if you are planning to stay in your property for only a year, it can be cheaper to get an 18 month contract. Do remember though, if you plan to go down that route, there will be a large bill to pay when you leave - so consider how you will fund that - otherwise the account holder could face a struggle in getting the last payment from housemates after they have left the property.

What download speed do I need?

It's worth an honest discussion here - if you are in a house full of gamers or high definition NetFlix fans you will clearly need more capacity than a home full of FaceBookers.

Whichever way you go, make sure you have unlimited bandwidth - the idea of being unable to send a critical essay as a housemate has swallowed your allowance downloading Game of Thrones is not worth thinking about!

When it comes to speed consider...

How many people are in your house?

A standard (non-fibre) package may well be perfectly fine in a house with up to three of you. As there is more competition in this market, prices tend to be the lowest - so you could be best off going down this route. If there are more than three of you, you will probably want a higher speed line.

Remember that the download speeds are average too - So at peak times (which may well be when you want to use the internet) speeds are likely to be slower - and at 6 a.m. faster!

What will you be using the internet for?

This is just like picking the right mobile phone package - if you are a heavy video or music streamer you will need more than if it's just web browsing you use the net for. For instance you need 2Mbps per device watching standard definition TV through BBC iPlayer (3 Mbps for HD).

What is best - Fibre Optic or Standard Broadband?

Fibre optic tends to be best for households with 4 or more in, or wanting really fast download speeds. This presupposes that fibre is an option in your house - it still isn't everywhere. This options tends to have better reliability.

Broadband, TV and Telephone Packages

All the main providers offer packages which include TV packages. Again worth a discussion as to whether you want to add this to your broadband or fibre agreement. Phones, given the popularity of mobiles, are less critical.

Wireless or Wired

No discussion here - wireless is a must have. Consider, though, whether you will also need booster units - which may be essential in larger homes, to reach every corner of the property. Some providers offer these options either free of charge or as an optional extra. Well worth it in older houses with thicker walls.

Mobile Dongle or Tethering?

Once a mobile dongle was a great back up in case the broadband went down - however, now most mobile contracts allow tethering which is a great backup - so probably a mobile dongle is an unnecessary expense.

At the end of the day it's worth remembering that your broadband connection is likely to be one of the most important connections in your student house - so taking a little time out before you buy is always time well spent!

This content was last reviewed on 16/08/2019