Comparing home broadband in Durham
The central Durham telephone exchange has been upgraded to be ready for superfast fibre broadband from BT and others, with outlying exchanges in areas such as Brandon and Ushaw Moor also on the upgrade radar.
The majority of premises in Durham now have access to both ADSL and superfast fibre broadband via the telephone line. Unfortunately though Virgin Media’s fibre network is not currently available in the Durham area.
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Superfast coverage and speed in Durham
Superfast (24Mb+) coverage
Mean download speed
|Durham North West||93.33%||17.5Mb|
Source: Thinkbroadband (last checked 27/02/17)
Broadband infrastructure in Durham is being upgraded with more than £16m in funding. This is being managed by the Digital Durham project, as part of the wider BDUK program to improve broadband across the UK.
Comparing mobile broadband in Durham
With home broadband speeds not always being the fastest in Durham, you’ll be pleased to hear EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone offer 4G mobile broadband services in the city, in addition to the well established 3G internet.
If you’re interested in mobile, head over to our main mobile broadband comparison page. From there you can navigate to everything from our dedicated mobile guides section to more specific comparison tables, such as tablet deals and 4G tariffs.
Mobile broadband speeds in Durham
The table below shows average speeds for all mobile networks in Durham, using data gathered from the OpenSignal app.
3G download / upload
4G download / upload
|EE||5.6Mb / 1.5Mb||22.8Mb / 6.6Mb|
|O2||5.0Mb / 2.8Mb||21.2Mb / 8.1Mb|
|Three||7.5Mb / 1.4Mb||20.8Mb / 5.9Mb|
|Vodafone||6.4Mb / 1.7Mb||14.3Mb / 10.4Mb|
Source: OpenSignal (last checked 14/03/17)
It's important to confirm coverage for yourself before buying any mobile service. You can do this with the official network coverage tools, which can be accessed by clicking the logos here: