Home broadband deals in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton and surrounding areas are sorted when it comes to home broadband. All the exchanges in and around the centre have been enabled for everything from cheap, basic internet deals to new ultrafast services.
ADSL is on offer throughout the area. This remains the most economical 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.
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.
Those wanting a faster connection have the option of fibre optic broadband from either the BT or Virgin Media networks. Providers on the Openreach network offer average download speeds of around 35Mb to 65Mb. These services tend to have a wider reach than Virgin.
What is Openreach?
Openreach is the company that maintains the former British Telecom Network used for the majority of broadband and phone services. If a repair or installation is required, it’s Openreach who will send an engineer, not your provider.
More than 650 service providers using the Openreach network. That’s the majority of the UK’s broadband providers. This includes Sky, TalkTalk and BT. The exception to this is Virgin Media - it uses its own, separate cable network.
Virgin Media fibre (previously known as cable internet) offers download speeds with an impressive 1Gb. However, the Virgin Media network is more limited in coverage. While the exchanges in Wolverhampton are set up for Virgin, this doesn't necessarily mean the service is available at your home. The easiest way to check this is to use our deals checker.
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Comparing mobile broadband in Wolverhampton
Mobile broadband coverage in and around Wolverhampton is generally 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 indoor and outdoor 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.