What’s different about broadband in Hull? It’s not got as much choice as the rest of the UK, but where it lacks in options, it makes up for in speed. Our page goes through the top provider in the region, as well as the type of broadband it offers.
Broadband deals in Hull
Although Hull is a city, you won’t find the big names like Virgin Media, BT or Sky in this area. That’s because for historical reasons, the region of Hull and East Riding doesn’t have BT’s Openreach or Virgin Media infrastructures. It’s a pretty unique situation – Hull is the only place in the UK that isn’t covered by BT.
As a result, you won’t be able to get broadband deals from any provider using the Openreach network – which includes most household-name providers, such as EE, Sky, TalkTalk and Plusnet. Nor will you be able to get broadband from Virgin Media.
In fact, the main – and only – broadband provider in Hull is KCOM, a specialist telecoms provider that primarily serves customers in Hull and East Yorkshire. Luckily, it’s among the UK’s speediest providers, offering lightning-fast full fibre broadband.
Hull internet providers
As explained above, Hull doesn’t have much choice when it comes to broadband providers. KCOM is your only real option.
There are also a few smaller independent providers in the area – however, some of these use KCOM’s network to provide their services anyway.
Which is the best internet provider in Hull?
Well, given the limited availability of broadband in Hull, there’s only one real choice: KCOM.
It’s on the pricier side, unfortunately. However, it does offer a decent selection of fast and ultrafast fibre broadband packages, with speeds ranging from 30Mbps to 900Mbps.
What types of broadband can I get in Hull?
The type of broadband you can get in Hull largely depends on what KCOM offers. So, it’s reassuring to know that it only offers fibre broadband, meaning you’ll be able to get a fast and reliable connection at your address.
Getting fibre broadband in Hull
All homes in Hull will have access to fibre optic broadband. What’s more, KCOM’s network is 100% fibre. This means all its packages are full fibre broadband, using fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology.
What is FTTP? This is fibre broadband that uses fibre cables all the way between the exchange to your home, resulting in a much quicker, more stable connection. It’s a lot faster than the more common fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband, which uses older copper wires to connect your home to a nearby cabinet. Our page on FTTP and FTTC goes into the differences between the two.
So, no matter where you live in Hull, you should be able to get high quality home broadband.
How to compare deals for my postcode
Wondering what KCOM broadband packages you can get at your address? You can use our quick and easy postcode checker. Just enter your postcode, and you’ll be able to see all deals available in your area.
What broadband speed can I expect in Hull?
Wondering what speed you’re currently getting? Use our broadband speed test to see your home broadband speed – that way, you can check if you’re getting the advertised speeds, and decide whether you need a faster package from KCOM.