Comparing mobile broadband in Kirklees
There are numerous options for mobile broadband in the Kirklees region, both in terms of networks and packages.
3G is the most established standard available in the UK and with recent developments it can deliver a very respectable performance. As it’s available on all networks - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone - and supported by a huge range of hardware this is the most affordable way to get mobile broadband.
All the networks in the region offer 3G, including the option for faster speeds with Three Ultrafast 3G, which is freely available on any DC-HSDPA compatible device.
If you require a faster mobile service, consider 4G instead. This advanced next generation network provides incredible speeds that can match fibre optic home broadband, and while coverage is not as comprehensive as 3G it is getting better all the time. Several networks around Kirklees already provide 4G so you can take advantage of it right away.
But before you buy any mobile broadband package be sure to confirm signal for yourself. Coverage will vary from area to area and a weak signal will impact the speed. Clicking the network logos below will take you to the official coverage check tools, and our guide to mobile broadband coverage can provide further help.
Comparing home broadband in Kirklees
The Borough of Kirklees is fairly well served when it comes to home broadband with most areas enjoying similar levels of access to services as other parts of the UK, and so you’ll generally find there’s a wide choice of providers and technologies to suit most budgets.
ADSL is the entry level broadband service that is available to most premises across the country from many different providers. It should be on offer to just about everyone in Kirklees and can provide speeds up to 17Mb, though the actual performance can be highly variable and the further you are from the exchange the slower it will get.
If you’re on a tight budget or just don’t need a super fast high speed broadband connection ADSL is a very affordable option.
If you’d prefer a speedier service there is fibre optic broadband using the BT Openreach network. This is now installed in many exchanges and it’s a nice jump in performance over ADSL, with download speeds topping out at either 38Mb, 52Mb or 76Mb.
Fibre is not just provided by BT, you can also choose other ISPs such as Sky, TalkTalk, EE and Plusnet. It will cost a little more per month than ADSL but there are often special offers to help save some money. Availability is also more limited than ADSL but improving all the time, and unless you’re in a very remote area you should be able to sign up in the near future if it is not already installed.
Your other option for fibre optic home broadband in Kirklees is the Virgin Media network (also known as cable broadband). This is presently the fastest national broadband network, delivering speeds of up to 200Mb download. However, it can be more expensive than BT fibre and Vigin’s network coverage is smaller so not every location will be able to take advantage of this.
If you can get Virgin Media though it is worth noting that this is the only home provider to offer broadband without a phone line, potentially saving a great deal of money on line rental if you don’t need to make landline calls.
To get started comparing home broadband use the postcode field within our comparison tables. This will filter the results by location, removing services not available at your home, and you can then further refine the search using criteria such as speed, download limit and TV packages.