Your guide to comparing home broadband in Dundee
Dundee’s fixed-line home broadband access is a mixed bag, and in some ways lags a little behind other areas of the country.
Many parts of Dundee have unlimited home broadband services which are on a par with the rest of the UK, giving you the option of ADSL and fibre optic broadband from either the Openreach network (using a regular telephone line) or Virgin Media.
However, the Dundee Tay exchange is among the few left in the country without anything beyond basic ADSL broadband. If this is your nearest exchange you’ll find that you can’t get a faster connection than 8Mb and will have a limited choice of ISPs.
The Digital Scotland project is in charge of allocating funds for infrastructure improvements throughout the country. This is part of the overall BDUK program which is aiming to deliver a minimum 30Mb for 100% of the population. So far over £400m has been allocated.
ADSL is the cheapest way to get broadband, with plenty of choices for packages from various providers, including some inexpensive TV bundles or broadband only deals if you've already got a great offer on TV and phone. If you need something faster then fibre optic internet can reach an average 65Mb and Virgin Media cable can now hit speeds of beyond 1Gb. Full fibre, available to some addresses in Dundee, can also hit speeds of beyond 1Gb.
When choosing a fixed-line home broadband service the first step is to find out what’s available to your home. In some instances, you’ll find that even though a service is at your exchange it’s not actually available for your property. When comparing Wi-Fi deals make use of the postcode field in our tables to filter out deals by location. You can also use the filters to tailor the results to your requirements, such as speed, provider, fibre, or added extras like free gifts or free installation.
Comparing mobile broadband in Dundee
Dundee has good access to mobile internet. O2, Three, EE, and Vodafone all have 4G in this location, though with varying degrees of coverage.
The latest 5G mobile networks are also now available in Dundee from EE, O2, and Three. But this is very new, and availability is currently even more limited than 4G. But when you can get it, you'll find that it's extremely fast and can even be used as an alternative to home broadband.
As mentioned, most networks provide good coverage in Dundee city centre and the urban surrounding areas. However as you head out towards more rural locales 4G coverage will start to be rather limited.
A strong signal is absolutely vital to the performance of mobile broadband so it’s very important to check this before you buy any kind of mobile internet service. If you visit our guide to mobile broadband coverage you’ll find further information about coverage across the UK, and you can access the official coverage check tools using these links:
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:
- Local exchange information: availability.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
- Local broadband speed information: labs.thinkbroadband.com/local
- Mobile broadband coverage (1): nperf.com/en/map/GB
- Mobile broadband coverage (2): checker.ofcom.org.uk/en-gb/mobile-coverage