Broadband Availability Checker
What is a broadband availability checker?
Waiting for your broadband connection to catch up is no fun, whatever you are doing online.
But upgrading to an 8 Megabit (Mb) broadband package is no guarantee of faster connection speeds because the distance between the exchange and your home is equally important to the overall download speed.
Fortunately, MoneySupermarket’s broadband availability finder can show you which internet service provider (ISP) offers the best prices and speeds on your home broadband connection. You can therefore compare maximum speeds, download limits and costs for a number of different providers, as well as checking whether a “bundle” including home phone or TV offers better value for money.
Why should I use the broadband availability checker?
Broadband connections have got a lot faster in recent years, with figures from Ofcom showing that average speeds jumped 22% in the 12 months to February 2012.
However, not all ISPs can provide you with the same connection speed, even though they often offer identical packages.One of the reasons is that they are faster in certain parts of the country than others.
Whether you have been with a service provider for some time, or are setting up a new connection, it is therefore a good idea to check the optimum speeds in your area.
Otherwise, you might miss out on better browsing and faster uploads and downloads.
How do I use the broadband availability checker?
To find out which broadband provider offers the best deals in your area, simply enter your postcode into the box above and select which types of broadband package you are interested in.
The broadband availability checker will then ask you a few more questions about your needs to ensure that its search compares the best possible offers for your individual circumstances.
Don’t be afraid to play around with the filters to find the perfect broadband deal for your household.