How to choose the best broadband provider for you

Tech Tips
5th April 2024

Here are our top tips for navigating the world of broadband…

Choosing the right broadband provider can greatly impact your online experience, but sometimes it can be difficult to know which is best. As a leading Full Fibre broadband provider, we’re committed to providing the UK with a better choice for broadband, with numerous benefits for our customers.

So, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you choose the broadband provider for you, plus all the benefits to look out for so you’re not settling for less!


Assess your needs:

Before you begin the search for your next broadband provider, first have a think about your specific needs. How many people will be using the broadband? What online activities will you be doing? Do you need any additional services, such as a phone lines or wi-fi extender?

Understanding your needs will help narrow down your search for both a provider and a package!


Check the network coverage in your area:

Full Fibre broadband is taking the UK by storm, and for good reason! A switch from traditional copper to fibre optic is needed to keep up in the digital world we live in today.

It’s not everywhere yet so be sure to check the availability in your area!


Make sure the contract price is fixed and fair

A commitment to consistent pricing is the hallmark of a trustworthy provider, ensuring that you can budget confidently without worrying about unexpected increases. Many UK broadband providers recently announced their rises for 2024 (and they’re not pretty), read more here.

At Grain, we pride ourselves on being a broadband provider that values transparency and prioritises the trust of our customers. When you choose Grain as a provider, you won’t experience any in-contract price hikes… EVER! We guarantee you’ll pay the same fair and fixed price throughout the duration of your contract. Interested? Get started now. 


Speed matters:

With a Full Fibre broadband connection, comes lightning-fast speeds!

It’s important to choose the speed that helps you do everything you need to do online. Whether you’re a casual user or a heavy gamer, having the flexibility to choose the right speed ensures you have a seamless online experience when you need it most.


Packages tailored to your needs:

Bundles that include broadband, TV and phone services might appear convenient, but they often lock users into lengthy contracts, leaving little room for flexibility. To avoid unnecessary costs and commitments, consider unbundling your services. Instead of committing to a costly TV package, tailor your entertainment choices to your preferences and opt for a streaming service, like Netflix or Prime.

With Grain, you can tailor your broadband package to suit your needs, with a number of optional extras, such as phone packages, wi-fi extenders and Static IPs.


Customer support:

As we rely on broadband more than ever, having accessible and reliable customer support is so important. Our dedicated customer support team is available seven days a week to assist you with any queries or issues you may have, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free online experience.

Got some questions? Get in touch!


Transparent pricing:

While the advertised monthly price may look affordable, some providers bolt on additional costs like installation fees, router costs or postage and packaging, before you can get connected to the service. At Grain, our commitment to transparency doesn’t stop with fixed price contracts, we also eliminate hidden fees commonly found in the industry – the price you see is the price you pay!

Check your postcode to see the best price available in your area.


Reviews and recommendations:

Be sure to check out review platforms like Trustpilot for genuine feedback from actual customers. This is a great way to get a true reflection of the experience other users are having with a provider, allowing you to decide whether you could navigate your day-to-day activities with the level of service you’re likely to receive.


Choosing the right broadband provider is a decision not to be taken lightly, as they can significantly impact the online experience of your whole household. By considering all the tips listed above, you can confidently select a provider that aligns with your budget and preferences. Click here to take a look at how we can tick all of your broadband boxes. Keen to read more about Grain? Check out our Trustpilot for more info.

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