The best (and cheapest) UK Internet (broadband/ADSL/ISP)?


This is a popular question – which keeps on coming up – particularly as a result of my review of the Revo 3700 – so here we go:


I have been using Plusnet since 2004 (when ADSL first came to my village) and I have had no reason to change since then – so I guess that gives you a bit of a clue!

The reason for me staying with Plusnet are:

1. Stability – the connection very rarely fails – in fact I can’t remember the last time it did.

2. Plusnet are now owned by BT

3. Plusnet only use their own Call Centre based in Yorkshire

4. Price: Plusnet are pretty competitive (they say that are the  cheapest in the UK – but I have no way of verifying that) BUT imagethey do price according to the number of other Broadband suppliers who have their own kit in the exchange that serves your house – known as Local Loop Unbundling (LLU). Plusnet refer to this pricing strategy as “Marketplace” – with three tiers, Market 1, 2 and 3 – where 3 is for exchanges with the highest number of alternate LLU Broadband suppliers – and so the price is lower to reflect this.

The headline is, that if you live in an area served by a Market 3 exchange, the cheapest Plusnet broadband will cost you £6.49 per month.

For all sorts of marketing reasons, it is very difficult to find out precisely what the service is from each broadband provider – but the Plusnet Usergroup (Plusnet have quite a strong and vociferous group of users who keep them in check) publishes some handy tables – which include pricing:







So, there you go, click on the links or tables above to go to Plusnet and review the offering in more detail.


One thought on “The best (and cheapest) UK Internet (broadband/ADSL/ISP)?”

  1. Thanks for this, Woody. I’ve been a happy user of Plusnet for years, but I didn’t know about the user group. I’m about to explore those product feature tables to check if I’m on the right plan.

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