Well you've hit the main points there, but yes, there can be quite big differences betweem providers.
A major one is of course the minimum term. (Contract length is a bit of a misnomer). If you are likely to move within twelve months it matters.
The quality and reaction time of support is another big differentiator. If you need to kow which bit plugs into which, most can help, but if you want to know why your speed has suddenly dropped by 3Mbps then not many are much use.
Pretty important is whether you will be doing a lot of gaming, or whether you want to do lots of downloading, or possibly uploading. Some do speed limiting at various times of day on some sorts of traffic, others just leave it to slow down when it's busy, and others have plenty of capacity and no problem at any time. SO really, we could do with some idea of what you will be doing.
For instance, I spend an awful lot of time online, but my usage is tiny by current standards. If I were forty years younger with a wife and two school-age kids, my needs would be hugely different, and so would be my choice of ISP.
You sound like you may be just going to university? Students needs are a bit specialised.
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