Comparing broadband in Newport
Newport is bang up to date when it comes to fixed-line home broadband, with a good selection of services on a par with the rest of the UK.
At the entry level, you’ve got the choice of ADSL, a cheap and widespread broadband service that utilises standard BT phone lines to provide a connection speed averaging 10-11Mb. ADSL’s advantage is its ubiquity as it’s installed at nearly every exchange in the country. But it does have a limited top speed, slow upload speeds and the actual performance of your line is dependent on factors such as line quality and distance from the exchange.
But it is cheap, usually unlimited, and for individual users or those with basic requirements, it’s plenty fast enough while still being able to handle more demanding activities like movie streaming and large file downloads.
Virgin Media fibre (formerly known as cable internet) is not available from any other ISP. It’s currently one of the fastest mass-market ISP in the UK with speeds up to 1Gb, so if you demand the very best connection this should be top of the list when you are looking at deals. It’s also one of the few options for broadband without a phone line, making it a reasonable option if you're after a broadband only package. However, Virgin’s network is more limited so even in areas like Newport, where exchanges have been enabled for Virgin internet, it may not be on offer to every home.
Full-Fibre broadband is also available around Newport, offering speeds similar to Virgin media. These connections currently have lower availability than Virgin though.
Comparing mobile broadband in Newport
Good news for those of you searching for a great mobile broadband service in Newport - the town and surrounding areas are well served by all four of the network providers, giving you plenty of scope to find the ideal package.
In Newport, 4G is available from O2, Three, Vodafone, and EE right across the town. Although signal will drop off noticeably as you head towards more rural areas. There is also limited 5G from Three, Vodafone and EE.
Before buying any mobile broadband package it’s very important to check coverage for yourself to get an idea of what kinds of services are available to you and whether the signal will be good enough to provide an enjoyable experience. Click the logos to access the official network tools:
For more information read our guide to mobile broadband 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:
- 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