Comparing home broadband 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.
However the Openreach network is your only option for fibre in Canterbury as the area does not have access to Virgin Media, so the maximum speed for a typical home broadband connection will be 76Mb.
The best place to start searching for broadband deals in Canterbury is by entering your postcode into the comparison table to see deals and providers available in your area. 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. You’ll find everything there you need to make your choice; but if it's still just a wall of technobabble, simply call us on the number at the top of the page and we’ll guide you through the broadband buying process over the phone. Either way, we’ll help you get up and running in no time.
Superfast broadband coverage and speed in Canterbury
The vast majority of homes and businesses in Canterbury have access to broadband speeds of at least 24Mb, though download speeds fall below the current national average of 28.9Mb.
Superfast (24Mb+) coverage
Mean download speed
Source: Thinkbroadband (last checked 11/19)
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 120,000 homes and businesses across the area.
Comparing mobile broadband in Canterbury
Canterbury residents have access to both 3G and 4G mobile broadband from the EE, O2, Three and Vodafone networks, plus MVNOs using these networks such as Virgin Mobile.
4G can now deliver extremely fast broadband speeds and is widely supported by smartphones, dongles and data-enabled tablets. However, 4G networks are not as widespread at present so you will find the signal frequently dropping back to 3G.
This information should be used as a rough guide only. Checking coverage for yourself before buying any mobile broadband service is extremely important. While Canterbury and the surrounding area does 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.