Your guide to comparing home broadband in Bath
The availability of fixed-line unlimited broadband in Bath is heavily dependent on your location, more so than some other areas due to the comparatively small number of exchanges and the mix of services on offer at each.
The central Bath exchange is bang up to date with unbundled ADSL, Virgin Media fibre broadband and BT network fibre optic, including cutting edge Fibre To The Home (FTTH). This means you should find deals from most top broadband providers and can choose anything from the cheapest ADSL broadband to the fastest mass-market fibre internet and, in the future, ultrafast FTTH.
Outside the city, the options drop off slightly. Combe Down has LLU ADSL and fibre optic internet from the Virgin Media network or a regular Openreach telephone line, but in Batheaston and Limpley Stoke, the only superfast option is fibre over the standard phone line.
Remember though that even if your exchange has been upgraded to support a particular type of broadband it is not certain to be available to your home, especially when it comes to fibre optic broadband.
When comparing broadband enter your postcode into our table and the results will be filtered for location. You can filter this table to see more specific deals, such as free-setup broadband; offers including TV and phone; or broadband-only deals. Once you’ve sorted by price and features to find the best Wi-Fi deal for you, click through to the provider page to confirm availability.
Comparing mobile broadband in Bath
Mobile broadband coverage in and around Bath is reasonably good on all four network providers. 3G services are available throughout the city and surrounding locations on EE, Three, O2, and Vodafone.
Superfast 4G mobile broadband is also available in and around Bath, as is the latest 5G. However, both are not yet as widespread as 3G so it's not uncommon to find many areas lacking a signal. In that situation, your device will automatically search for the next best connection.
One thing to keep in mind is that coverage for all networks does get a little patchy to the south of Bath. The geography of the area means you’ll likely run into spots where it falls back on 2G or there’s no signal.
Always confirm coverage before buying, you can use either the Ofcom coverage map or nperf.com. Our guide to network coverage includes further information on this topic, and you can access the official network signal tools by clicking the logos here:
Where we get our information
We strive to keep our local broadband information as up to date as possible. This means using trustworthy sources with regular checks. The information on this page comes from the following:
- Local exchange information: availability.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
- Local broadband speed information: labs.thinkbroadband.com/local
- Mobile broadband coverage (1): nperf.com/en/map/GB
- Mobile broadband coverage (2): checker.ofcom.org.uk/en-gb/mobile-coverage