Home broadband deals in Canterbury
In 2011, Railway Hill in Canterbury was reported to have the slowest broadband in the UK, with an average download speed of 0.13Mb. Two years later, BT deployed fibre optic broadband, giving Canterbury residents a much-needed speed boost.
Today, the central Canterbury and nearby Sturry, Chartham, Faversham, and Bridge exchanges have been upgraded, so fibre broadband is available to many homes in the city and surrounding locations.
More than £15m has been allocated from BDUK for broadband upgrades in the Kent and Medway area as part of the Making Kent Quicker scheme. To date, this has brought superfast broadband to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across the area and is now focused on the delivery of Gigabit broadband.
However, the Openreach network is your only option for fibre in Canterbury as the area doesn't have access to Virgin Media, so the best speed for a typical home broadband connection will be an average download rate of around 65Mb.
A great place to start searching for broadband deals in Canterbury is by entering your address into our deals checker. This way, you'll be able to see what's available to you.
Broadband Genie deals checker
You can then order them by price, data limit, contract length or speed. Clicking 'offer details' will show the fine print of each of the tariffs - as well as showing more info on everything from routers to virus software. The table will also display offers that might be available with each deal, added bonuses such as vouchers or free setup.
Or you may want to narrow down your search further before continuing. We have specific tables for the most common queries, such as unlimited broadband and cheap broadband, to help focus your search before it really begins.
If you're new to broadband or just not up to speed on the latest developments, you might want to start in our guides section.
Comparing mobile broadband in Canterbury
Canterbury residents have access to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile broadband from the EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone networks. EE offers the strongest 5G coverage in the area.
4G and 5G can now deliver extremely fast broadband speeds and are widely supported by smartphones, dongles, and data-enabled tablets. However, these networks aren't as widespread at present (especially when it comes to 5G), so you will find the signal frequently dropping back to 3G.
This information should be used as a rough guide only. It's important to check the coverage for yourself before buying any mobile broadband service.. While Canterbury and the surrounding area do have good mobile broadband services, this does not guarantee access in any particular location. To access the official network coverage tools, click the logos below.
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: