Best Broadband Speed in my area

Best Broadband Speed in my areaWith so many internet broadband deals available online, you may find that not all deals and speeds are available in your area.

Don’t get your hopes up on fast high speed internet deals that are simply not available to you because the infrastructure, fibre cabling, etc to support those speeds are not yet in your area.

This guide will help you find the fastest broadband speeds available in your area, the best broadband deals this week and also includes results of the latest Ofcom broadband provider customer satisfaction survey to help you make an informed decision.

1. What is the current speed of my broadband connection?

In order to know where you are going (or where you want to be), you firstly need to know where you are.

Run the Internet Speed Test (opens in a new window) to see your current internet broadband speed.

This is the benchmark internet broadband speed that you will be trying to improve on in terms of upgrading your existing connection or trying to find a better price for the same speed – whatever your goal is.

Not happy with your Broadband Provider?

Check out our pick of this week's best broadband deals.

Use the simple filters below to find your perfect broadband package deal.
PackageMonthly
Plusnet 10Mb BroadbandPlusnet 10Mb Unlimited Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup + £75 Reward card£18.99 Viewplusnet,10mb,bb18.9910promo-bb
Plusnet 36Mb BroadbandPlusnet 36Mb Fibre Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup + £75 Reward card£21.95 Viewplusnet,36mb,bb21.9536promo-bb
Plusnet 66Mb BroadbandPlusnet 66Mb Fibre Extra Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup + £75 Reward card£23.95 Viewplusnet,66mb,bb23.9566promo-bb
Sky Broadband DealsSky 59 - 74Mb Superfast Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup£25 Viewsky,59mb,bb2559promo-bb
Sky Broadband DealsSky 130Mb Ultrafast Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup£35 Viewsky,130mb,bb35130promo-bb
Sky Broadband DealsSky 500Mb Ultrafast+ Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup£45 Viewsky,500mb,bb45500promo-bb
BT Broadband DealsBT 35 - 36Mb Fibre Essential Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup + First 3 Months Free£0 £27.99 Viewbt,36mb,bb2736promo-bb
BT Broadband DealsBT 49 - 50Mb Fibre 1 Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup + First 3 Months Free£0 £28.99 Viewbt,50mb,bb050promo-bb
BT Broadband DealsBT 59 - 73Mb+ Fibre 2 Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup + First 3 Months Free & £90 BT Reward Card£0 £32.99 Viewbt,73mb,bb059promo-bb
BT Full Fibre Broadband DealsBT 146Mb+ Full Fibre 100 Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup + First 3 Months Free£0 £39.99 Viewbt,146mb,bb0146
BT Full Fibre Broadband DealsBT 500Mb+ Full Fibre 500 Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup + First 3 Months Free£0 £49.99 Viewbt,500mb,bb0500
BT Full Fibre Broadband DealsBT 900Mb Full Fibre 900 Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £0 Setup + First 3 Months Free£0 £59.99 Viewbt,900mb,bb59900promo-bb
VirginMedia M500Virgin Media M100 (108Mb) Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £35 Setup £28 Viewvmedia,108mb,bb,vmtb28108promo-bb
VirginMedia 1Gb BroadbandVirgin Media Gigabit (1Gb) Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £35 Setup£65 Viewvmedia,1000mb,bb651000
VirginMedia M350Virgin Media M350 (362Mb) Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £35 Setup£40 Viewvmedia,350mb,bb40362
VirginMedia M200Virgin Media M200 (213Mb) Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £35 Setup £34 Viewvmedia,213mb,bb34213promo-bb
Vodafone Superfast BroadbandVodafone 900Mb Superfast 900 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 SetupFrom £30 Viewvoda,900mb,bb30900
Vodafone Superfast BroadbandVodafone 200Mb Superfast 200 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup. Offer ends 20th December.£36.50 Viewvoda,200mb,bb36.50200
VirginMedia M500Virgin Media M500 (516Mb) Broadband, 18 Months Contract, £35 Setup £46 Viewvmedia,516mb,bb46516promo-bb
Vodafone Superfast BroadbandVodafone 67Mb Superfast2 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup. Offer end 20th December.£20.50 Viewvoda,67mb,bb20.5067promo-bb
Vodafone Superfast BroadbandVodafone 100Mb Superfast 100 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup. Offer ends 20th December.£23.50 Viewvoda,100mb,bb23.50100promo-bb
Vodafone Superfast BroadbandVodafone 500Mb Ultrafast 500 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup. Offer ends 20th December.£36.50 Viewvoda,500mb,bb36.50500
EE 10Mb BroadbandEE 10Mb Standard Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup £21.50 Viewe-e,10mb,bb21.5010
EE 36Mb Broadband DealEE 36Mb Fibre Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup£24 Viewe-e,36mb,bb2436
EE 67Mb Broadband DealsEE 67Mb Fibre Plus Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup£30 Viewe-e,67mb,bb3067promo-bb
EE 900Mb Broadband DealsEE 900Mb Full Fibre Max 900 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup£55 Viewe-e,900mb,bb55900
EE 500Mb Broadband DealsEE 500Mb Full Fibre Max 500 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup£44.50 Viewe-e,500mb,bb44.50500
EE 100Mb Broadband DealsEE 100Mb Full Fibre Max 100 Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup£35 Viewe-e,100mb,bb35100
NOW 11Mb Broadband DealsNOW 11Mb Brilliant Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup £18 Viewnow,11mb,bb1811
NOW 36Mb Broadband DealsNOW 36Mb Fab Fibre Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup£20 Viewnow,36mb,bb2036
NOW 63Mb Broadband DealsNOW 63Mb Super Fibre Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup£20 Viewnow,63mb,bb2063promo-bb
Three 4G Broadband DealThree 4G (50 - 100Mb) Broadband, No Contract, No Landline required, £0 Setup , Next day delivery, 14 day Money Back£14 View3uk,50mb,bb1450promo-bb
Three 5G Broadband DealThree 5G (100Mb+) Broadband, No Contract, No Landline required, £0 Setup , Next day delivery, 14 day Money Back£30 View3uk,100mb,bb30100promo-bb
John Lewis 10Mb Broadband DealsJohn Lewis 10Mb Unlimited Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup £18.75 Viewjl,10mb,bb18.7510
John Lewis 36Mb Broadband DealsJohn Lewis 36Mb Fibre Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup £24 Viewjl,36mb,bb2436
John Lewis 66Mb Broadband DealsJohn Lewis 66Mb Fibre Extra Broadband, 12 Months Contract, £0 Setup £27 Viewjl,66mb,bb2766
Hyperoptic 50Mb Full Fibre BroadbandHyperoptic 50Mb Fibre Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup £0 £25 Viewhyper,50mb,bb2550promo-bb
Hyperoptic 500Mb Full Fibre BroadbandHyperoptic 500Mb Fibre Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup£0 £50 Viewhyper,500mb,bb50500
Hyperoptic 150Mb Full Fibre BroadbandHyperoptic 150Mb Fibre Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup £0 £35 Viewhyper,150mb,bb35150promo-bb
Hyperoptic 1Gb Full Fibre BroadbandHyperoptic 1Gb (1000Mb) Fibre Broadband, 24 Months Contract, £0 Setup £0 £60 Viewhyper,1000mb,bb601000promo-bb

Best Broadband and TV Packages this Week.

Use the simple filters below to find your perfect Broadband & TV package deal.
PackageMonthly
Sky Broadband TV DealsSky Brilliant Sky Q & 59Mb Superfast Broadband£32sky,59mb,tv3259promo-tv
Sky Broadband TV DealsSky Superfast TV Deal. Sky TV, Netflix & 59Mb Superfast Broadband + Your Optional Extras£43sky,59mb,tv4359promo-tv
Sky Broadband TV DealsSky Ultrafast TV Deal. Sky TV, Netflix & 145Mb Superfast Broadband£50sky,59mb,tv5059promo-tv
Virgin Media TV Broadband DealsVirgin Media Big bundle. M100 (108Mb) Fibre Broadband, Talk Weekends & 100+ TV channels£39vmedia,108,tv39108promo-tv
Virgin Media TV Broadband DealsVirgin Media Bigger bundle. M200 (213Mb) Fibre Broadband, Talk Weekends & 190+ TV channels£63vmedia,213,tv63213promo-tv
Virgin Media TV Broadband DealsVirgin Media Big Volt bundle. M100 M200  (213Mb) Fibre Broadband, Talk Weekends & 100+ TV channels + O2 10Gb sim£51vmedia,213,tv51213promo-tv
Virgin Media TV Broadband DealsVirgin Media Bigger bundle + Movies. M350 (362Mb) Fibre Broadband, Sky Cinema HD, 200+ TV channels & Talk Weekends.£59vmedia,362,tv59362promo-tv
Virgin Media TV Broadband DealsVirgin Media Big bundle + Drama & Docs. M100 (108Mb) Fibre Broadband, 145+ channels with Entertainment, Drama & Docs, Talk Weekends.£44vmedia,108,tv44108promo-tv
Virgin Media TV Broadband DealsVirgin Media Bigger bundle + Sky Sports. M100 (108Mb) Fibre Broadband & 195+ TV channels.£72vmedia,108,tv72108promo-tv
EE Apple TV Broadband DealsEE 36Mb & Apple TV 4K with Free BT Sports£40e-e,36,tv4036promo-tv
EE Apple TV Broadband DealsEE 67Mb & Apple TV 4K with Free BT Sports£43e-e,67,tv4367
EE Apple TV Broadband DealsEE 145Mb & Apple TV 4K with Free BT Sports£50e-e,145,tv50145
BT TV Broadband DealsBT Entertainment + Fibre 2 (67 Mb) broadband. Half-price TV + free fibre for 3 months & £110 BT Reward Card£8 £48.99bt,67,tv867promo-tv
BT TV Broadband DealsBT Sport + Fibre 2 (67Mb) broadband. Half-price TV + free fibre for 3 months & £110 BT Reward Card£7.50 £47.99bt,67,tv7.567promo-tv
BT TV Broadband DealsBT Big Sport (BT Sports & All Sky sports channels) + Fibre 2 (67Mb) broadband. Half-price TV + free fibre for 3 months & £110 BT Reward Card£20 £72.99bt,67,tv2067promo-tv

2. What is the best internet broadband speed in my area?

Instead of running individual broadband availability checkers on every internet broadband providers website, why not find out the best broadband speed available in your area by using the Ofcom broadband checker: Click here to open the Ofcom availability and speed checker

The Ofcom Broadband availability checker uses broadband availability and predicted speeds data provided by the UK’s major Internet Service Providers.

Sample results after running the broadband availability checker:

Best broadband availability checker in my area

Standard:
Broadband download speeds of less than 30Mbps are available in your area through these suppliers:
VodafoneSky, BT, BT, , Plusnet, EE, John Lewis

Superfast:
Broadband download speeds between 30Mbps – 300Mbps are available in your area through these suppliers:

Ultrafast:
Broadband download speeds greater than 300Mbps are available in your area through these suppliers:

Armed with this information you can now focus the providers that offer relevant speeds.

Best UK Broadband Deals this Week

 

3. Which Broadband Provider offers the best broadband service?

Below is an extract of Ofcom’s  (Ofcom is the UK regulator for the communications services) Comparing Service quality report published on the 21 August 2020.

Ofcom publish this report quarterly to help people make informed decisions about which provider is best for them as part of their work to ensure fairness for customers.

By shining a light on the performance of the UK’s main mobile, broadband and home phone providers, their report allows people to look beyond the price and see what level of service they can expect from different providers. It also acts as an incentive for providers to improve their customer service.

Ofcom Broadband Customer Satisfaction Report

Overall satisfaction took factors into consideration such as:

  • How likely were they to recommend a friend
  • How quickly and efficiently were complaints dealt with
  • Call waiting times
  • Number of complaints received about the provider to Ofcom

4. How do I Find the best internet broadband in my area?

We have complied a review of the Top 6 UK Broadband Providers to help you on your journey to improving your broadband internet speed or price. There are  also several popular broadband comparison sites such as Broadband Genie that you can use to find yourself a better internet broadband package.

5.What is a good internet speed?

The answer to this question is dependent on what online activities you would like to perform.  Below are some examples of different online activities and the recommended download bandwidth.

Up to 10Mb:
Good internet speed for light usage such as internet browsing, checking social medial accounts, emails and streaming compressed MP3 music for a household of 1 – 2 people.

11Mb – 30Mb:
All the above activities plus streaming full HD (1080p) online videos, video calls such as Skype and Zoom and uploading/downloading large files.

31Mb – 60Mb:
All the above activities plus online gaming and streaming ultra HD and 4k videos.

60Mb and above:
The more people in the household using the broadband, the faster the speed you will need. Households with multiple users all carrying out the above activities at the same time will benefit from broadband speeds over 60Mb.

We hope that you have found the guide useful.

Other Related questions:
What types of broadband are available in my area
The most widely available and popular types on internet home broadband in the UK are ADSL, fibre and cable. ADSL broadband available in most places and run over BT lines. Fibre broadband is becoming more and more available year-on-year and is available over 95% of the UK (according to Ofcom). Cable broadband is only available via Virgin so is not as widely available.

What is best broadband speed for my area?

Hopefully the above guide has helped answer this and other variations of this question - which include;

    • How fast broadband can I get in my area?
    • What is the best internet available in my area?
    • Whats the best internet provider for my area?
    • How to tell what internet providers are in my area?
    • What's the fastest broadband in my area?
    • Average broadband speed by postcode?
    • Best Broadband in my area?
    • Average broadband speed by postcode?
    • Best broadband deals in my area

 

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