Looking to change broadband service to find the best internet provider or simply want to know how your broadband compares to others? You're in the right place to find out, as we bring you the best broadband deals available in the UK right now and help you decide which is best for you.

Before we start, it's important to check that the broadband provider you're interested in can cover your area. You might be surprised to find that a provider that a friend who lives just a few miles away is with might not be able to provide broadband for your home. 

You can find out using our tool below - simply type in your postcode and the tool will show you the best deals in your area. After you've searched, you can click on 'filter your results' to narrow down your results.

Also with the Rural Development Programme for England investing £30 million in rural broadband development, things are looking up for those previously underserved when it comes to Internet speeds. For now, here are the best deals going regardless of area.

What's the fastest broadband?

Virgin: 50Mbps | unlimited | £32 per month

Virgin's fibre-optic broadband is very fast and reliable, available for £32 per month for 12 months. This deal includes line rental, and is actually cheaper than the option without broadband at time of writing. There's also a £14.99 activation fee to watch out for though.

It's by no means the cheapest option, but the 50Mbps internet speed is faster than most options offered by rival providers. It has won plenty of broadband awards for overall satisfaction, reliability and speed, so is highly recommended.

Find out more on the Virgin website.

Virgin: 100Mbps | unlimited | £37 per month

50Mbps is brilliant for most single users or couples, but if you share your home with a bigger family who tend to use the internet at once, you might want to consider opting for 100Mbps or even 200Mbps. Virgin offers the former for £37 per month with line rental. There's the same £14.99 activation fee.

Find out more on the Virgin website.

Virgin: 200Mbps | unlimited | £45 per month

If there's an online gamer or four in your household, upgrading to 200Mbps is going to give you brilliantly fast internet with absolutely no lag. It'll cost you £45 per month with line rental included. The £14.99 activation fee applies here too.

Find out more on the Virgin website.

Virgin: 200Mbps | unlimited | £50 per month

Better yet, Virgin has also introduced a package designed with gamers in mind, which in addition to 200Mbps download speeds also offers up to 20Mbps upload and no traffic management. It's the most expensive option though, at £50 with line rental. The £14.99 activation fee applies here too.

Find out more on the Virgin website.

Plus, if you're looking for a broadband bundle that includes TV there are some more offers to incorporate TV available on Virgin's website here.

What's the cheapest broadband?

If you're not so worried about your internet's speed but are more concerned about its price, you might be interested in some of these other broadband deals.

Sky: 17Mbps | unlimited | £18.99 per month

Sky offers great deals for new and existing customers, normally in partnership with an upcoming movie. At the moment, if you join with Sky TV, you can get Sky Broadband Unlimited for £18.99 per month for 12 months, and that includes line rental. That's for 17Mbps download speeds, so much slower than even Virgin's basic package, but that is reflected by its price tag. You'll also get access to some extra freebies thanks to the Sky VIP loyalty scheme.

Find out more on Sky's website.

Sky: 38Mbps | 25GB monthly usage allowance | £20 per month

If you're looking for faster internet, Sky offers its Fibre service with 38Mbps speeds for £20 (note that it's still slower than Virgin's 50Mbps base speed), but that's capped at 25GB, which might not be enough for some users including movie streamers and gamers. It'll cost you £39 to get this setup, too.

Find out more on Sky's website.

Sky: 38Mbps | unlimited | £30 per month

For unlimited Fibre broadband from Sky, it's £30 per month with line rental included. There's a £39 set-up fee, too.

Find out more on Sky's website.

Sky: 76Mbps | unlimited | £45 per month

The final option is the fastest 76Mbps option with unlimited usage, for £45 per month including line rental with that £39 set-up fee in addition.

Find out more on Sky's website.

Plusnet: 38Mbps | unlimited | £27.50 per month including line rental

Plusnet has some good offers right now, including this 38Mbps offer which'll get you 18 months of broadband and line rental for £27.50 per month. There's a one-off £25 activation fee to add to that too.

Find out more on Plusnet's website

Plusnet: 17Mbps | unlimited | £22.50 per month including line rental

You can also get 17Mbps for £22.50 per month for 18 months.

Find out more on Plusnet's website

Plusnet may not provide the fastest broadband available, but it has some outstanding qualities that helped it win Broadband Genie awards for Best Value Provider 2016 and Most Recommended Provider 2016.

TalkTalk: 17Mbps | unlimited | £20 per month

Another cheap broadband option comes from TalkTalk, which is £20 per month including line rental for 24 months with a £9 setup fee.

Find out more on TalkTalk's website.

TalkTalk: 38Mbps | unlimited | £27 per month

If you need a bit more speed, go for the 38Mbps option, which is £27 per month including line rental plus a £30 set-up fee.

Find out more on TalkTalk's website.

TalkTalk: 76Mbps | unlimited | £32 per month

And even more speed is available from TalkTalk with the Faster Fibre package at £32 per month. You'll get up to 76Mbs for that price plus a £30 set-up fee.

Find out more on TalkTalk's website.

EE: 17Mbps | unlimited | £21 per month

Also offering a cheap broadband deal is EE, which currently has a deal that gets you unlimited broadband for £21 per month including line rental, plus £7 router delivery.

Find out more on EE's website.

EE: 38Mbps | unlimited | £28.50 per month

The faster option is £28.50 per month for 18 months with a £32 set-up fee.

Find out more on EE's website.

EE: 76Mbps | unlimited | £32.50 per month

The faster option is £32.50 per month for 18 months with a £32 set-up fee.

Find out more on EE's website.

What's the best broadband for sport?

If you're interested in sport, you might like in BT's broadband packages, which include BT's Sport Pack.

BT: 17Mbps | unlimited | £24.99 per month

We'd strongly recommend opting for an unlimited plan if you can afford it, so one of the cheapest unlimited options that includes the BT Sport Pack is the 17Mbps deal for £24.99 per month including line rental with a one-off payment of £9.99 upfront.

Find out more on BT's website.

BT: 52Mbps | unlimited | £29.99 per month

If you want faster internet, there are also BT's Infinity fibre broadband packages available. The 52Mbps unlimited package with BT Sport Pack and the new BT Smart Hub router is £29.99 per month including line rental with an upfront cost of £59.99.

Find out more on BT's website.

BT: 76Mbps | unlimited | £44.99 per month

Finally, there's a 76Mbps unlimited option with BT Sport Pack and the new Smart Hub for £44.99 per month including line rental and £29.99 upfront.

Find out more on BT's website.

BT also offers some TV and broadband bundles starting at £25 per month, which you can view here.

What's the best broadband?

Broadband Genie has recently announced the results of its Home Broadband Survey 2016, which takes into account the views of more than 6,000 UK broadband users as well as a panel of experts, including our very own Editorial Director Matt Egan.

Virgin Media was crowned best broadband provider 2016, followed by Plusnet in second and Sky in third. Read on to see which ISPs were victorious in other parts of the survey, and see where your broadband provider ranks.

Best Broadband Provider 2016

1. Virgin Media
2. Plusnet
3. Sky
4. EE
5. BT
6. TalkTalk

Best Customer Care 2016

1. Sky
2. Virgin Media
3. Plusnet
4. EE
5. BT
6. TalkTalk

Most Reliable Broadband Provider 2016

1. Virgin Media
2. Plusnet
3. Sky
4. BT
5. EE
6. TalkTalk

Best Technical Support 2016

1. Sky
2. Virgin Media
3. Plusnet
4. BT
5. EE
6. TalkTalk

Best Value Provider 2016

1. Plusnet
2. EE
3. Sky
4. Virgin Media
5. TalkTalk
6. BT

Most Recommended Provider 2016

1. Plusnet
2. Virgin Media
3. Sky
4. EE
5. BT
6. TalkTalk

Best Home Wi-Fi Router 2016

1. BT
2. Virgin Media
3. Sky
4. EE
5. TalkTalk
6. Plusnet

Fastest Provider 2016

1. Virgin Media
2. BT
3. Zen
4. Plusnet
5. Eclipse
6. TalkTalk

Customer Speed Satisfaction 2016

1. Virgin Media
2. Sky
3. Plusnet
4. BT
5. EE
6. TalkTalk

Best Budget Provider 2016

1. Fuel

Best Bundled Provider 2016

1. Sky

Most Innovative Provider 2016

1. Relish

Best Streaming TV Service 2016

1. Netflix

Best Catch-up Service 2016

1. BBC iPlayer