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 3G networks and cutting edge 4G connectivity.
All the networks promise a strong 3G 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 3G then there’s good news: 4G is available in Wolverhampton from all providers.
It’s vital to check coverage for yourself before buying any mobile broadband deal. Our guide to network coverage can give you more information, and includes links to the network operators own signal checking tools.
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 up to 8Mb or 17Mb is on offer throughout. This is widely available and remains the cheapest way to get fixed line 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 a maximum speed of 38Mb, 52Mb or 76Mb and as it uses BT phone lines tends to have a wider reach than Virgin. If you see the green junction boxes advertising BT Infinity around your area you can almost certainly get fast fibre broadband to your home. These services are available from many ISPs such as 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 300Mb, however the Virgin Media network is more limited in coverage. While the exchanges in Wolverhampton are setup 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 use the postcode search in our comparison tables to filter the offers by area.