Southampton’s tech history
Our favourite bit of Southampton related tech history has to be related to George Hersee. While you may not recognise the name, anyone of a certain age is likely to recognise his daughter Carole – who posed for the iconic ‘Test Card F’ George invented.
More recently, the University of Southampton has played a key role in the continuing development of the World Wide Web. Before it became the global phenomenon it is today, Dame Wendy Hall invented a hypermedia system that actually predates it. And since 2004 Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man behind the WWW, has been professor of electronics and Computer Science at the university.
In fact, it’s an amazing place for IT right now. With close ties to MIT, other key names based their include Nigel Shadbolt (head of the Internet Science Group), Tony Hey (former corporate VP at Microsoft) and David Payne; the main man behind the photonics superhighway – bringing data transmissions within touching distance of the speed of light!
Comparing mobile broadband in Southampton
The table above focuses purely on home broadband – which means any service that comes into your home via a landline (either cable or a BT line). If you’re here looking for a mobile broadband deal, either prepay or contract, you need to head instead to our dedicated mobile broadband deals section.
There you’ll find the best mobile broadband offers from all of the UK’s networks in one place. But if you know the kind of tariff you’re looking for, you can instead narrow it down on a number of dedicated pages: mobile Wi-Fi for example; or tablet and iPad deals.
Whatever you choose though, remember to use our coverage checkers first – both for your home postcode and anywhere else you think you’ll regularly need the service. Not all postcodes are equal for coverage and all the networks are different, so it pays to do your homework.
Comparing home broadband in Southampton
Once you’ve entered your postcode in the comparison table above you should be left with a good number of packages to choose from. If you’ve already decided on a particular provider you can use the filter next to the postcode to filter it down to those options; otherwise, you can order our columns to best suit your needs.
Many people nowadays automatically look for the fastest speeds, but in truth many of us will never use the amazing speeds now available. It’s often more prudent to use other search filters such as data limit, contract length or the cheapest monthly prices. And don’t forget the pricing details, which show any limited time special offers and extra hardware and software that may be included.
Finally, if this comparison table is too general, we have others to suit specific requests: broadband and TV deals, for example, or broadband and phone. And finally, if it all seems a bit much, you can either give us a call (there’s a number at the top of this page) or head over to our broadband help section.