The latest update from industry watchdog Ofcom, shows that the UK currently has around 21,371,000 fixed line broadband ISP connections.
The statistics show quite an increase and it includes 639,000 superfast fibre broadband lines showing that fibre optic broadband is becoming very popular very fast.
How accurate are the numbers of home broadband lines?
The figures shown below are usually lower than the figures for the latest results from internet service providers themselves.
For example, BT had more than a million fibre optic based broadband subscribers during 2012.
What about home phone?
Subscribers to home phone services have increased slightly over 2012 but not significantly.
And finally, mobile broadband
The total of mobile broadband subscribers has increased from 4.989m to 5.007m in 2012.
This includes dongles but not smartphones and tablet computers.
Ofcom’s table of growth
What does this mean for you?
As a customer, this means that the variety of providers allow you to shop around and find the best deal for you and with so many on offer, the hardest bit is to decide which one.
Simplifydigital’s Top Deals
Here at Simplifydigital, we’ve rounded up the top 2 economical broadband and phone deals for you.
1. Broadband: Virgin Media Broadband 30Mb & Phone Size: M
Virgin Media’s 30Mb package with M phone has impressive features including speeds of up to 30Mbps and unlimited downloads. It’s free for the first 6 months and then you pay £14.50 (plus £14.99 line rental).
2. Home phone: Sky Talk Weekends & Line Rental (Without TV)
Sky’s Talk Weekends makes it easy for you to pick up the phone and talk to your heart’s content with free calls to UK local and national landlines on weekends, including 0870 numbers. It comes up to £0 a month with just Sky line rental for £14.50 a month.