Why hasn't Open reach upgraded my local cabinet to fibre?
Comparing mobile broadband in York
York has generally excellent 3G coverage on EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone in both the centre of the city and outlying areas such as Haxby, Stockton on the Forest, Dunnington, Bishopthorpe and Skelton. All networks report that indoor coverage should be accessible to the outskirts but may perhaps be limited to outdoors elsewhere.
York also has plenty of choice for 4G providers as Three, EE, Vodafone and O2 all operate high speed mobile broadband networks here. However, this relatively new technology does remain more limited than 3G so it’s possible that outside of central York connectivity will be best when outdoors.
An alternative to 4G is Three’s ‘Advanced 3G’ services which uses a technology called DC-HSDPA+ to achieve speeds up to and over 20Mb. This is already supported by many smartphones, dongles and tablets and has a large footprint in York.
For more information about mobile coverage in general please consult our guide, where you’ll also find links to the official network check tools. Do remember though that these are not always 100% reliable and it is still possible for dead spots to exist in strong signal areas so checking connectivity with a mobile phone or other device is a good idea.
After you’ve selected a network our mobile comparison tools can help sort through the many deals available to track down the features you need at the best possible price.
Comparing home broadband in York
York residents enjoy a wide choice of broadband services. All exchanges offer at least ADSL up to 17Mb, with at least one (and usually more) LLU provider providing coverage. And all areas in and around York are enabled for both BT and Virgin Media fibre optic broadband.
The precise availability of fibre and cable will vary from street to street and home to home so this is not a guarantee, but many in York should be able to get access to speeds of up to 76Mb on fibre and 300Mb on cable.
York is also the location of TalkTalk's first 'ultrafibreoptic' (UFO) service, which is a full fibre connection that can deliver speeds up to 1Gb for the same price as their regular home broadband connections. Coverage is fairly limited but growing all the time, and if you can get access there's arguably no better value package out there.
You’ll need to check what’s available to your home before proceeding. As well as confirming high speed coverage your distance from the exchange will impact performance. You can begin by typing your postcode into our comparison table and the results will be filtered by location. Once you select a provider and go through to their site further checks will be carried out and you’ll be given a speed estimate.
Editor - Matt Powell
It could be planned for a future upgrade. The Openreach fibre site can provide more information about the fibre rollout: http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/