Comparing mobile broadband in Peterborough
3G mobile broadband coverage across Peterborough is reasonably good on all four network operators. In most central locations you should be able to comfortably use it indoors and out, though for some networks the signal is noticeably weaker outside central Peterborough. Locations such as Werrington, Newborough, Whittlesey, Stilton, Orton Southgate and Ailsworth may find that it only works outdoors. In particular, Three has large areas where it suggests outdoors only, and Vodafone has zones to the south with either 2G or no coverage. EE and O2 boast fairly widespread indoor and outdoor 3G service.
Faster 4G mobile internet is available in Peterborough on all networks. However, as 4G is still relatively new you will find that coverage is less widespread and devices may often fall back onto 3G when 4G is not available.
Mobile coverage is always a tricky thing to pin down as it’s dependent on many factors, and it is common to find spots where a service just won’t work despite being comfortably in range of a mast. Our guide to mobile coverage is recommended reading if you want to find out more, this includes links to the official coverage check tools which you should use before buying any mobile package.
Comparing home broadband in Peterborough
Peterborough has excellent home broadband service coverage with a wide choice of providers and even some support for next generation ultrafast broadband.
Both the main exchange and those on the outskirts of Peterborough have the full range of mass market broadband services on offer. For ADSL up to 17Mb the exchanges are unbundled so in addition to the usual BT broadband products LLU providers such as Sky and TalkTalk can offer their best packages, and you can select from other ISPs which resell these networks.
Faster connections are on offer using either BT’s fibre optic network or the Virgin Media fibre service. BT fibre gives speeds up to 76Mb and packages are available from various providers, not just BT. Virgin Media can speed along at up to 300Mb, but Virgin is the only provider and coverage tends to be more limited.
Fibre availability will vary depending on your location. Even in areas where the exchange has been enabled there may still be individual streets or homes which do not yet have access. ADSL should be on offer just about everywhere but the speeds do drop off the further you get from an exchange so those of you at the limit of the line may experience much poorer connectivity; if it’s an option fibre will be much better.
Our comparison tables make it easy to find the best broadband by filtering out services according to availability at your location. Just enter your postcode to get started then sort the tables by pricing and features. When you proceed to the sign-up process with an ISP they will confirm coverage and provide a speed estimate.