Your guide to comparing home broadband in Bradford
The main Bradford telephone exchange offers all the major broadband services you’d expect to see in a big city. As well as ADSL and ADSL2+ with LLU providers, there’s also ample coverage for faster fibre optic broadband on the Openreach (via a telephone line) and Virgin Media networks.
This also extends to exchanges further from the centre including Manningham, Laisterdyke, Dudley Hill, Low Moor, Undercliffe and Horton Bank. All these areas include superfast fibre and cable alongside standard ADSL broadband.
Just like mobile coverage though there can be areas where a service may not be available even if it’s enabled at your closest exchange. This is particularly true for the Virgin Media services where you may find that while a neighbour or the next street over can get it, the lines do not run to your premises.
When you enter your postcode into our comparison table above we’ll try to provide you with the details of only those providers available at your location - when you click through to the network and begin the purchase the ISP will run further checks to ensure availability so you should never pay for a service you can’t get. Just keep in mind that speeds can be variable, but the ISP should provide you with an accurate estimate so you have an idea of what you’ll get before committing.
Superfast broadband coverage and speed in Bradford
Superfast (24Mb+) coverage
Mean download speed
Source: Thinkbroadband (last checked 27/02/17)
Although Bradford itself already enjoys a good level of access to high speed broadband, there are many other locations where it's not readily available. To improve broadband for the area more than £10m has been allocated for infrastructure upgrades by the Superfast West Yorkshire project.
The future of broadband in Bradford
CityFibre will soon be expanding its ultrafast fibre optic network to Bradford as part of a £4.9m deal to improve broadband for businesses and public organisations. And BT has been trialing its Fibre To the Premises (FTTP) connectivity in Bradford, offering ultrafast broadband to businesses in Listerhills, Kirkgate and Fieldhead.
Comparing mobile broadband in Bradford
Bradford and surrounding areas benefit from very good coverage of mobile signal, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get a 3G and 4G mobile broadband connection throughout the city and its boroughs, even out into the countryside.
Despite this you should always confirm coverage in a specific location before purchasing any mobile device as there can still be signal dead spots. One easy method is to check the signal strength on a mobile phone, but you can also take advantage of the coverage check tools provided by networks, though do keep in mind that these are a guide only. For further details we’d recommend reading our feature on mobile broadband coverage, or click the logos below to access the official coverage checks:
Mobile broadband speeds in Bradford
The following table shows average speeds for mobile internet in Bradford, using crowd-sourced data gathered by OpenSignal.
3G download / upload
4G download / upload
|EE||9.3Mb / 2.0Mb||30.0Mb / 9.9Mb|
|O2||8.7Mb / 1.9Mb||19.6Mb / 9.3Mb|
|Three||6.3Mb / 1.4Mb||23.7Mb / 9.1Mb|
|Vodafone||10.0Mb / 2.4Mb||17.5Mb / 8.8Mb|
Source: OpenSignal (last checked 14/03/17)