The Genie guide to broadband in Glasgow
All of the main Glasgow telephone exchanges are now enabled for superfast broadband via the Openreach and Virgin Media networks, giving many Glasgow residents access to broadband speeds up to an average 630Mb.
But it's important to check coverage for yourself. Even if your exchange has a particular service it does not guarantee that it's available to your home. When comparing broadband deals, search using your postcode to see what's available.
With such hot competition between providers for broadband customers, there’s never been a better time to compare packages. Whether you’re looking for a cheap basic deal or an unlimited, all-inclusive broadband and TV deal, there are new special offers hitting the site every month.
As you’ll see from the table above you can order our comparison charts in the way that best suits you; whether its contract length or monthly price through to data limits or broadband speed. You can also to view certain types of offer, such as broadband with no upfront fees or WiFi only deals. Limited time offers are highlighted to make sure you don’t miss out on a bargain!
What is superfast broadband coverage and speed like in Glasgow?
Glasgow enjoys good fibre broadband coverage on all exchanges; everywhere has 99%+ coverage of superfast broadband, with the exception of Glasgow Central, which still provides 95% coverage. Median download speeds are in excess of 30Mb in most areas.
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Comparing mobile broadband in Glasgow
Alongside a strong home broadband showing, all the major UK mobile providers claim strong 3G and 4G coverage across Glasgow for their networks.
If you’re serious about your mobile broadband you might want to consider a 4G deal. EE has had its 4G network up and running in Glasgow since 2012, while Vodafone’s and O2’s went live in 2013 and Three’s is available now too.
Glasgow also now has 5G mobile broadband from all the major networks, although as this is still a very new technology you'll find that availability is limited compared to 4G and 3G.
We’d strongly advise looking at the coverage checkers for each network before committing. Check all the areas you’ll need to connect to mobile broadband; or even better, check with friends on different networks to see how they get on. You can access the official coverage check tools by clicking the logos below: