Comparing home broadband in Leeds
Good news for those of you living in Leeds: the area is well catered for when it comes to broadband.
Leeds and the surrounding exchanges — Chapeltown, Harehills, Hunslet, Headingley, and Armley — are all fibre optic-enabled for Openreach network fibre up to an average of around 85Mb using a regular BT telephone line.
The area also has access to Virgin Media fibre broadband for even faster speeds, now up to a blazing 1Gb average in some places. There's also full fibre (again offering speeds of up to 1Gb) increasingly popping up in many neighbourhoods, with service through the CityFibre network.
This all gives Leeds residents access to a wide choice of services, from slow but cheap ADSL to superfast fibre optic broadband.
Coverage can vary from home to home, though, so to find out what’s available at your location use the postcode checker on our comparison tables and this will display only those providers and deals available at your premises.
Superfast broadband coverage and speed in Leeds
All exchanges in Leeds have superfast (30Mb+) coverage of above 94%, with several at 99%+. That means you almost certainly can get some kind of high-speed broadband speed service in your area, and you probably have a choice of providers.
Find out what deals and speeds you can get with our postcode checker:
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Broadband improvements in Leeds and West Yorkshire are being funded by the Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband Programme, part of the wider BDUK scheme to upgrade broadband across the country and ensure at least 85% of people have access to gigabit broadband (speeds of 1Gb+).
Comparing mobile broadband in Leeds
All four networks — EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone — are reported to have excellent 4G coverage throughout Leeds. The central parts of the city are blanketed with signals, and this also extends outside the centre to areas such as Holbeck, Beeston, Harehills, and Crossgates.
5G is also available in Leeds from all the major network operators, though the availability of this service is limited compared to 4G, so you must confirm 5G coverage before buying a new mobile deal if this feature is important.
As ever though, there’s no guarantee of performance when it comes to mobile broadband. As well as signal dead-spots — which can occur even in areas with excellent reception — the bigger issue in cities is usually one of capacity, with the network overloaded by traffic during busy periods.
If you’re in the process of comparing mobile broadband, it’s worth double-checking the coverage in areas you’ll be using the service. Ask friends for their experiences, use your mobile phone to check signal strength or click the logos below to access the official network coverage check tools:
You can find out more about this topic by reading our guide to mobile coverage.
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: