Home broadband deals in Swansea
You should have little problem finding the right home broadband package in Swansea. All the area's exchanges offer access to a wide range of services.
For those on a budget, there’s standard ADSL broadband using the regular phone lines. These are offered by a wide variety of providers, though the exact choice of ISPs will vary depending on your nearest exchange.
What does ADSL mean?
ADSL stands for ‘Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line’. It’s broadband technology that allows the transfer data across regular telephone lines. You can make calls at the same time as being connected to the internet.
An ADSL line will, at minimum, allow for a broadband connection of up to 8Mb. These days, that’s pretty slow and won’t allow you to do much other than emailing or basic web searches.
ADSL2+ is now available at nearly all exchanges across the UK with slightly faster data transfer rates of around 10-11Mb.
If you want something faster, the Swansea exchanges offer fibre optic broadband from both the Openreach and Virgin Media networks. Fibre can reach speeds of around 65Mb using a regular phone line, and it’s available from a selection of providers. Virgin Media has its own fibre network that can provide speeds of up to 1Gb on unlimited packages.
When comparing home broadband, make use of the postcode search in our tables to filter Wi-Fi deals by area. This will display only ISPs which support services at your nearest exchange. We'll also be sure to flag any added extras, such as gift vouchers or free-setup deals.
The future of broadband in Swansea
Full-Fibre broadband, offering speeds of 1Gb+, is available in Swansea already - albeit with limited availability. However, coverage is set to improve further: the city is one of several areas to benefit from a £25m investment from Openreach. This means that even more addresses in Swansea should have access to the fastest gigabit broadband connections over the next few years.
Comparing mobile broadband in Swansea
Swansea residents enjoy a good level of access to mobile internet services from all four of the network operators: 4G and 5G are available in Swansea from all network operators, though EE and Vodafone seem to offer the best coverage currently.
With both 4G and 5G, you can get a connection that’s quicker than many home broadband services.
Before buying any mobile broadband package, you should confirm coverage for yourself. Check out our guide to mobile broadband coverage for more information, or access the official network coverage tools by clicking the logos below: