What broadband can I get in Leeds?
As a busy urban city, with lots of homes, offices, and a couple of universities, Leeds is a pretty good place for broadband.
BT’s (www.bt.com) network reaches almost all of the city, meaning there’s a good chance of getting a package from Sky (www.sky.com), TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk), Plusnet (www.plus.net), or Fuel too. And not only that, it’s also got great fibre optic coverage - thanks in part to the Superfast West Yorkshire scheme, which is well on track to its goal of covering 97% of West Yorkshire with fibre optic broadband by the end of 2015. So, it’s fairly likely that you can get superfast speeds wherever you are - including ultrafast ones in some areas.
Virgin Media’s (www.virginmedia.com) cable network covers a decent portion of Leeds too, though it’s a bit patchy, particularly in the city centre and south of the Aire around Holbeck. Still, most of the north of the city is covered just fine, including Bramley, Headingley, Chapel Allerton, and Harehills.
Not only is fibre optic broadband available in most of the area, it’s also reaching excellent speeds. Nearly all fibre-connected premises can get download speeds of over 24Mb - besides a few scattered neighbourhoods that struggle to get 4Mb. ADSL speeds are pretty good too, more than 8Mb in most of the city, particularly in the north. Nonetheless, almost the entirety of Leeds can get speeds far above 2Mb.
Of course, always remember that the broadband packages available doesn’t just come down to which city you live in. It can also depend on the area you’re in, how far you are from an exchange, and what’s in the local cabinet on your street. Use the postcode checker above to find out exactly what you can get in your home, including broadband, home phone, and TV.