Home broadband deals in Bradford
The main Bradford telephone exchange offers all the major broadband services you’d expect to see in a big city. There's plenty of scope 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. Most of these services should also provide unlimited broadband.
Just like mobile coverage, there can be areas where service might 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 address into our comparison table, we’ll show you broadband offers from providers available at your exact location.
When you click through to the network and begin the purchase the provider 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.
What does ADSL mean?
ADSL stands for ‘Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line’. It’s broadband technology that allows the transfer data across regular telephone lines. You can make calls at the same time as being connected to the internet.
An ADSL line will, at minimum, allow for a broadband connection of up to 8Mb. These days, that’s pretty slow and won’t allow you to do much other than emailing or basic web searches.
ADSL2+ is now available at nearly all exchanges across the UK with slightly faster data transfer rates of around 10-11Mb.
What’s the difference between ‘fibre’ and ‘full-fibre’ broadband?
Full Fibre broadband is also known as ‘Fibre To The Premises’, ‘Fibre To The Home’. This is often shortened to FTTP or FTTH. They’re all the same thing!
Instead of copper telephone wire making up the final part of the journey from that green cabinet on the street, fibre optic cables are installed right up to your home.
It’s amazing the difference in speed this small data journey can have. With full-fibre broadband you can expect to receive speeds of 1Gb+.
The downside is full-fibre is only available to a small percentage of homes in the UK, and it’s taking a good while to get everyone up to speed.
The future of broadband in Bradford
CityFibre is expanding its ultrafast fibre optic network to Bradford as part of a £75m investment to improve broadband for businesses and public organisations. BT and TalkTalk also have a small amount of fibre to the premises (FTTP) coverage in the area.
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.
Comparing mobile broadband in Bradford
Bradford and surrounding areas benefit from very good coverage of mobile signal, so there’s a high chance you’ll be able to get a 3G, 4G, or 5G 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 clicking the logos below to access the official coverage checks:
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: