Nottingham’s tech history
Arguably one of the most significant advances in tech history was made by Sir John Ambrose Fleming (pictured) back in 1904, who lectured at the University of Nottingham. He invented the diode, the first vacuum tube, which is generally considered to be the very beginnings of what we now call electronics.
While not being a particularly techy university, Nottingham has educated a string of bright names from the tech world in more recent times. Nigerian businessman Leo Stan Ekeh pioneered IT development in West Africa, while Judith McHale has gone on to become President and CEO of Discovery Communications.
In terms of gaming, Dambuster Studios (home to ex-Crytek and Free Radical Design staff) is based in the city, while up-and-comers include Fuzzy Frog (Animal Planet games, Phobia Free) and Legendary Games (Year 0, Shuuro).
Comparing mobile broadband in Nottingham
If you’re looking for mobile broadband, you’re also in the right place – just on the wrong page! Whether it’s a dongle, mobile Wi-Fi unit or tablet deal, we have all the best packages from all the UK’s mobile networks.
If you’re not sure where to start, 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.
Comparing home broadband in Nottingham
Once you’ve entered your postcode into the comparison table above, 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.