Glasgow's tech history
Few names emanate through tech history with more resonance than that of John Logie Baird. Born and bred in Helensburgh some 50 miles north west of the city, he attended the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College before moving on to the University of Glasgow.
Despite his degree being interrupted by World War I (he never graduated), the seeds of his success had been sewn. He is widely credited as the inventor of television, being both the first person to produce a live, moving television image and also the first colour television system.
The city now has a fine tradition in computer games; most notably the massively multiplayer social network WeeWorld. With more than 50 million ‘WeeMees’ created, this broadband-based chat and game network partners with everything from Skype to Hotmail and Friends Reunited.
Other success stories include Firebrand Games, responsible for a slew of Nintendo hits including Need for Speed and online racing sensation Trackmania; and Story Mechanics, which create a unique interactive novel of University of Glasgow graduate John Buchan’s classic The 39 Steps.
Comparing mobile broadband in Glasgow
Alongside a strong home broadband showing, all the major UK mobile providers claim strong 3G coverage across Glasgow for their networks. For a full list of all the best deals, head over to our main mobile broadband comparison page.
Despite network claims, 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.
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.
Comparing home broadband in Glasgow
With such hot competition between providers for broadband customers, there’s never been a better time to compare packages. Whether you’re looking fro a cheap basic deal or an 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. Limited time offers are highlighted to make sure you don’t miss out on a bargain!
Once you’ve made your mind up, just click ‘go’. This will take you off to the official website of the provider of your choice; and from there it’s simply a case of signing up with them and getting your new broadband package in place.