List of broadband providers in the United Kingdom

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Here is a list of the prominent broadband Internet access providers in the United Kingdom. This article only lists providers of residential service, i.e. that provided via a fixed line. For mobile broadband providers, see List of mobile operators in the United Kingdom.

  • Sky Broadband: a digital TV provider that also provides broadband and home phone services. Launched in 2006, it has its headquarters in London, UK. It offers bundle services with TV, home phone and broadband services. It won uSwitch's “Best Overall Customer Satisfaction” award in 2009.[3] It has operated the Be Unlimited brand since February 2013.[4] In 2013 it acquired O2's home broadband business.[5]
  • TalkTalk: TalkTalk offers broadband service to consumers in the UK. Launched in 2004, the ISP had a customer base of 4.12 million in December 2009.[6] The ISP offers broadband and landline phone services, primarily through LLU. TalkTalk also operates the AOL Broadband brand.
  • Updata: Updata Infrastructure UK is a broadband provider focusing on public sector markets with a customer base covering schools, local authorities and primary care trusts.[citation needed]
  • Virgin Media: offers consumers a quadruple play bundle of TV, broadband, home phone and mobile. Virgin Media won Top 10 Broadband's “Best Broadband Bundle” award in August 2008 and MacUser magazine's “ISP of the Year” award for November 2008.[7] In April 2009 the company receiving the Gold Award for download performance from the Broadband Choices Customer Satisfaction Survey.[citation needed] The UK ISP claims to have around 10 million customers.[citation needed] The company also provides fibre optic broadband of up to 100Mb, with 120Mb due to be rolled out by the middle of 2013.[8]


  1. ^ "UK ISP, Cable & Dongle Numbers - Jan 2009", International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Neilson Ratings via Blogcetera on, February 4, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Broadband Choices (2008). "Our awards for Broadband and customer service: Best Broadband Provider in the UK 2008". Plusnet. 
  3. ^ "uSwitch Best Value for Money award". [not in citation given]
  4. ^ "About Us", BE Unlimited, retrieved September 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Important news about your O2 Home Broadband and Home Phone service", O2, retrieved September 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Carphone raises profit forecast". BBC News Online. 27 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Best Broadband Bundle award". [not in citation given]
  8. ^[dead link]

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