Lying to the north-west of Birmingham, Dudley was once a big producer of coal and iron. Several centuries later, and with UK industry on the decline, Dudley has faced major economic challenges. However, recent pushes towards increasing its tourism, as well as measures to attract new and international business to the town have helped Dudley head towards a brighter future. The town has widespread 4G mobile broadband coverage and high speed cable internet in some areas, although fibre optic coverage is not yet available.
Comparing mobile broadband in Dudley
All four network operators - Vodafone, EE, Three and O2 - offer good 3G coverage throughout Dudley and its outlying areas. Three also has Advanced 3G which offers faster speeds without upgrading to 4G.
4G indoor and outdoor coverage is good in the very centre of town but does get a little patchy indoors as you move towards the outskirts. EE have upgraded to double speed 4G in Dudley, making uploading files or downloading films a much quicker process.
It's important to check signal strength before buying any mobile broadband service. Have a read of our guide to mobile broadband coverage to learn more about how to choose the right network. You can also check the coverage from each provider for your specific area using the logos below to go straight to each provider’s coverage check tool.
Comparing home broadband in Dudley
For superfast broadband Dudley has access to both BT network fibre and Virgin Media fibre (aka cable broadband). However these services may not be available to all homes so it's important to check your location before anything else.
If you’re after a TV, phone and broadband bundle then you have the choice of BT, Virgin Media, Plusnet, EE, Sky and TalkTalk.
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