Comparing home broadband in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton and surrounding areas are up to date when it comes to home broadband technology. All the exchanges in and around the centre have been enabled for everything from cheap ADSL to new superfast services.
ADSL is on offer throughout the area. This remains the cheapest way to get fixed-line unlimited internet. Speeds are highly variable depending on line length and quality, but if your requirements are mainly web browsing and email ADSL is perfectly adequate while still offering enough bandwidth for downloads, online gaming and streaming video.
Those wanting a faster connection have the option of fibre optic broadband from either the BT or Virgin Media networks. BT network fibre is available with an average speed of around 35Mb to 65Mb and as it uses BT phone lines tends to have a wider reach than Virgin. The BT network also powers TalkTalk, Sky, Plusnet and EE, as well as BT itself.
Virgin Media fibre (previously known as cable internet) is presently much quicker than BT, topping out at an impressive 1Gb, however, the Virgin Media network is more limited in coverage. While the exchanges in Wolverhampton are set up for Virgin this does not necessarily mean the service is available to your home.
Once you know what kind of broadband service you’d like, use the postcode search in our comparison tables to filter the offers by area. This should display only the deals available in your postcode.
Comparing mobile broadband in Wolverhampton
Mobile broadband coverage in and around Wolverhampton is generally very good. Service is available from all four network operators - EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone - and includes both the established 4G service and faster 5G connectivity.
EE, O2 and Vodafone all appear to offer a strong 4G signal in both central Wolverhampton and out to areas such as Essington, Codsall, Perton and Bilston. Importantly, they report that the signal is suitable for both indoors and outdoors use, which is always something to check when selecting a mobile broadband network.
If you want something faster than 4G then there’s good news: 5G is offered by EE, O2 and Vodafone. However, this service has much smaller coverage areas than 4G so you may not always be able to get a signal.
It’s vital to check coverage for yourself before buying any mobile broadband deal. Click the logos below to access the network's own coverage tools and find out which offers the best signal in Wolverhampton:
To learn more about this read our guide to network coverage.
Where we get our information
We strive to keep our local broadband information as up to date as possible. This means using trustworthy sources with regular checks. The information on this page comes from the following:
- Local exchange information: availability.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
- Local broadband speed information: labs.thinkbroadband.com/local
- Mobile broadband coverage (1): nperf.com/en/map/GB
- Mobile broadband coverage (2): checker.ofcom.org.uk/en-gb/mobile-coverage