The Genie guide to broadband in Sheffield
As you’d expect from England’s fifth largest city, Sheffield is largely well served for broadband. Most homes in and around the central parts of the city should have access to fibre optic via the regular telephone line or a Virgin Media network connection, and many of those in outlying areas will also be able to enjoy superfast speeds.
If you are looking for home broadband, and have entered your postcode above, you’ll likely be left with plenty of deals to compare. To narrow the search further, one option is to visit one of our alternative comparison pages; broadband and TV, for example, or fibre broadband, to narrow it down to the superfast offerings.
If you haven’t made you mind up on the type of package you want, you can instead the table here in a number of useful ways. Click on the column headings to change the order to be by price, contract length, broadband speed or data limit.
If you like the look of a particular deal, make sure to expand the information here to look at the smaller details and any special offers.
The devil is often in the detail so be sure you’re getting those little extra you need – wireless router, virus protection, parental controls etc. A cheap deal without these may not be so cheap after all!
If you need more help, you can visit our extensive broadband guides section. Alternatively, if you want to speak to someone directly, simply call the number at the top of the page.
Superfast broadband coverage and speed in Sheffield
Superfast (24Mb+) coverage
Mean download speed
|Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough||97.60%||26Mb|
|Sheffield South East||90.65%||20.8Mb|
Source: Thinkbroadband (last checked 27/02/17)
Funding for superfast broadband upgrades in Sheffield and surrounding areas is being managed by the South Yorkshire Broadband project. To date £10.4m has been allocated to deliver a minimum speed of 24Mb to at least 95% of residents.
Comparing mobile broadband in Sheffield
The table above shows home broadband deals, buit if you’ve come here looking for offers on dongles or mobile Wi-Fi units, or perhaps a SIM card for your tablet, don’t worry – our mobile broadband comparison page is just a click away. You’ll find all of the UK’s networks are well represented in the Sheffield area, with masts across the city.
Mobile broadband speeds in Sheffield
To get an idea of what you can expect from mobile broadband in Sheffield this table shows average speeds for the area, as reported by crowd-sourced data gathered by OpenSignal.
3G download / upload
4G download / upload
|EE||5.1Mb / 1.3Mb||29.7Mb / 10.3Mb|
|O2||8.1Mb / 2.7Mb||18.5Mb / 8.6Mb|
|Three||7.7Mb / 1.5Mb||26.2Mb / 8.1Mb|
|Vodafone||7.2Mb / 1.7Mb||18.7Mb / 9.5Mb|
Source: OpenSignal (last checked 13/03/17)
Whichever mobile broadband deal you choose, don’t go into it without making some coverage checks first; preferably both on and offline. Each provider has a coverage checker and it’s vital you make sure you’re going to be covered anywhere you’ll regularly need the service (home, commute, work etc). Click the logos below to access the official coverage check tools: