Comparing home broadband in Nottingham
Central Nottingham is reasonably well served for broadband. The Openreach superfast fibre rollout has extended from the city centre out into most outlying exchanges, covering as far out as Beeston, Carlton, Bulwell and Sherwood.
Further afield there is less choice and some exchanges, such as Gotham, are not LLU which restricts the choice of providers and packages.
Much of Nottingham is also covered by Virgin Media’s superfast fibre broadband network, giving you even more choices to compare.
To find out what's available to your property, use the postcode search in our comparison tables. Once you’ve entered your postcode we’ll narrow down your options to those available in your area. But you’re likely to still be facing a mass of options; what do you do next?
As well as being able to filter results by provider (next to the postcode section) you can also order the table columns by contract length, speed, data limit and monthly price. While many think speed is the be-all and end-all when it comes to broadband, if you’re simply going online to browse the web and check Facebook you don’t need super speed – maybe looking at the cheapest packages is a more sensible option?
Alternatively, narrow your search by going to one of our specialised pages: perhaps you know you want unlimited broadband, or a broadband and TV deal? But we also realise not everyone is an internet expert. That’s why we have an extensive broadband guides section, as well as a number at the top of the page that you can call if you’d rather talk through your requirements with us.
Superfast broadband coverage and speed in Nottingham
Superfast (24Mb+) coverage
Mean download speed
Source: Thinkbroadband (last checked 27/02/17)
Broadband improvements for the county are being managed by the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire project, part of the BDUK program aiming to give most of the UK access to superfast internet. Over £7m has been allocated by the project for infrastructure upgrades.
Comparing mobile broadband in Nottingham
As well as enjoying good home broadband, Nottingham also has lots of choice for mobile broadband connectivity. All the network operators - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone - operate both 3G and 4G networks in the area.
3G is more widely available, and often quick enough for many of us to handle what we need when accessing the internet on the go. But if you do need faster speeds 4G can be a huge upgrade, though it's not as widely available so you will often find the connection dropping back to 3G, especially in more rural areas.
Mobile broadband speeds in Nottingham
The table below shows what you can expect for mobile broadband performance in Nottingham, based on data gathered by the OpenSignal app.
3G download / upload
4G download / upload
|EE||9.6Mb / 2.2Mb||34.6Mb / 10.9Mb|
|O2||8.6Mb / 2.3Mb||18.4Mb / 8.1Mb|
|Three||8.3Mb / 2.2Mb||24.6Mb / 8.2Mb|
|Vodafone||6.3Mb / 1.7Mb||19.7Mb / 8.4Mb|
Source: OpenSignal (last checked 14/03/17)
This information is intedned only as a rough guide. The actual speed can vary depending on numerous factors, and it's important to check coverage in the areas where the service will be used before buying. To access the official coverage check tools, click the network logos:
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to buying a new mobile broadband package, you can either go to our main mobile broadband comparison page (which includes all the deals), or instead head into our guides section.
If you’ve already narrowed down your choice, simply click on the ‘mobile broadband’ tab at the top of the page. There you’ll find links to narrower areas to search and compare, such as pay-as-you-go and iPad SIMs.