Comparing home broadband in Lancaster
Right across Lancaster, there’s the choice of at least ADSL providers offering 10-11Mb average speeds. The exchanges are Local Loop Unbundled (LLU) so there are various deals on offer to residents across a selection of providers, though availability can vary from area to area so you may not be able to get your first choice of ISP.
ADSL is the cheapest way to get unlimited broadband and it’s still fast enough to handle anything the average user is likely to throw at it. ADSL is available either in a standalone broadband deal, or in bundles with a phone line and TV. If you're looking to save money, it can pay to look at added extras that can come with deals - things such as free installation or gift vouchers. We make sure to flag these for you.
For a faster connection fibre optic broadband is on offer at the Lancaster, Morecambe, Caton, Hest Bank, Heysham and Halton on Lune exchanges. Lancaster, Morecambe, Caton exchanges are also Full-Fibre enabled, so addresses around these should be able to get even faster 'FTTP' speeds.
Fibre broadband provides speeds averaging around 65Mb and uploads of 20Mb, so it’s ideal for more demanding activities such as large downloads or streaming HD video, and for households where multiple users want concurrent access without everything grinding to a halt. Full Fibre offers even faster speeds still, in excess of 100Mb.
Comparing mobile broadband in Lancaster
If you’re after mobile broadband in the Lancaster area there are plenty of options thanks to the presence of both 4G and 5G networks.
Three offers 4G right across the town, with its signal extending to Morecambe, Bay Horse, Carnforth, and Claughton, though it is a little weaker in the east. It’s a similar story on Vodafone and EE and O2 as well.
5G is very new and remains limited in comparison to 4G, but can be found in Lancaster on some networks.
Performance is dependent on signal strength so the first step to getting a great mobile internet package is checking what’s available in your area. Read our guide to mobile broadband coverage for more information, or click the logos below to access the official network coverage tools:
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