Compare Fibre research warns broadband switchers can get considerably faster and cheaper deals than comparison sites show

Sheffield, UK, Feb 22, 2021 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New research from Compare Fibre warns broadband deals can be 20 times faster and less than half the price than those on offer from the leading price comparison sites.

This means broadband users could be paying as much as £300 a year more for services that are barely 1/20 of the speed available. The leading price comparison sites are pushing broadband deals they get paid on rather than offering the best value for consumers.

Our research results, covering millions of postcodes, shows broadband comparison sites have limited choice and are omitting results from many of the Altnets. Altnet stands for ‘alternative network’. Altnets are not reliant on Openreach to deliver physical broadband infrastructure; they have agile full-fibre infrastructure and innovative high-speed products. Altnet providers’ omission is particularly worrying as the research shows a clear correlation between high-value broadband services and Altnets.

Nathan Hill-Haimes, Co-Founder of, said,

“If you can access an Altnet at your home, you should be considering using it; in most cases, Altnets offer a much better value than the market-leading networks. Broadband comparison sites should be listing all providers so that the consumer can make a fully informed choice. Unfortunately, that’s not the case right now, and the consumer is paying the price.”

To help consumers get a clear picture, publishes all network providers (regardless of any commercial relationship), so broadband consumers can make a genuinely whole of market comparison. Ofcom has recently announced plans for ‘one touch’ broadband switching, making now an ideal time to reconsider broadband deals.

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