Comparing mobile broadband in Chester
Coverage across all four network operators - O2, Vodafone, EE and Three - is very good in Chester. Central areas are blanketed by 3G signal and it extends to outlying areas including Blacon, Upton, Guilden Sutton, Christleton and Eccleston. As this is a populated part of the country coverage is plentiful in most directions, with the only major drop in connectivity occuring in western areas toward North Wales.
If you’d like something faster than 3G there are a couple of options. Three offers its ‘Advanced 3G’ using DC-HDSPA technology in Chester, which can offer excellent speeds in excess of 20Mb.
The newer superfast 4G services are also available from all networks, both in the centre of Chester and surrounding locations, though at the outskirts you may find it only works outdoors.
For more about network coverage please read our comprehensive guide; connectivity is highly variable even in areas of strong signal. As well as using the official network tools you can also confirm signal in a particular area by checking it on another device such as a mobile phone.
Comparing home broadband in Chester
There’s a good selection of home broadband services on offer in central Chester. ADSL is available up to 17Mb - unbundled so you can get the best packages from providers such as Sky and TalkTalk which operate and resell their own networks - and the area is enabled for fibre optic broadband using BT lines. This provides speeds up to 76Mb, and as well as being sold by BT it is offered by many other ISPs so you’ve got a wide choice of pricing and features.
This is currently the fastest home broadband connection available as Virgin Media fibre is not installed in Chester.
Other exchanges around Chester have more limited availability. The Christleton exchange has fibre optic internet, but the only LLU ADSL network is TalkTalk. while Great Mollington is not an LLU exchange but does now have fibre optic access from the BT Openreach network.
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