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With the cost of living rising, the prices for broadband in the UK are nevertheless the fifth cheapest across OECD countries, according to new research by Uswitch. However, as prices rise across household bills, petrol, rent and more, securing the best broadband deal can help save in the long run.

Here are Uswitch’s top tips on how you can obtain the best broadband deals:

1. Be realistic on price:

‘Most contracts last for 12, 18 or 24 months, so budget wisely to ensure you can provide the desired package for the complete term.’

2. Get the speed right:

‘You could end up overpaying for a package that doesn’t suit your current usage. Run a speed test to see how fast your current connection is. If you’re happy with the performance, then consider whether a faster, and potentially more expensive deal, is worth it.’

3. estimate how long you want the contract for:

‘Two years is a long time, so be confident that you’ll see out the package until the end of the term. If you plan to move house in a year or 18 months, consider a package that fits with your schedule.’

4. Don’t be swayed by perks.

‘Some packages come with additional benefits such as gift cards or vouchers, so if you’re an avid shopper then these could be a great perk. Be mindful that you don’t get swayed into a contract solely based on additional extras though, as you need to ensure the overall price, speed and length of contract is appropriate for you.’

5. Compare deals:

‘There’s often exclusive deals to be had by comparison sites too, so keep an eye out for limited time offers.’

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