What broadband can I get in Liverpool?
Liverpool is a city of culture and commerce, from the university and Beatlesmania, to the shipping industry along its docks. With thousands of residents and businesses, decent broadband is essential - and fortunately, that’s exactly what the North-West city has to offer.
The vast majority of Liverpool is covered by BT (www.bt.com), and there’s excellent fibre optic coverage as well. The BT Openreach network means there’s also a good chance you can get a package from Sky (www.sky.com), TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk), Plusnet (www.plus.net), or Fuel (www.fuelbroadband.co.uk), all of which are available in much of the city.
Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) sees okay coverage too, though it’s absent around the heart of the city and along the docks. You’re more likely to be in a Virgin Media postcode if you live in a residential area away from the city centre. Its network extends north to Crosby and south to Garston, and covers much of St Helens, Huyton, and Kirkby nearby too - as well as most of Birkenhead.
Ultrafast provider Hyperoptic also has a presence in a few select areas of Liverpool, mostly in the centre and along the Mersey, and there’s a promise that it’ll keep on rolling out across the city.
Overall, download speeds around Merseyside are pretty good - reaching over 30Mb isn’t uncommon at all, thanks to its good fibre optic coverage. With an ADSL connection, speeds of 8Mb or above are likely, and fibre optic broadband is almost entirely available at speeds of 24Mb and above. There are, however, a few iffy spots of slower speed, particularly around Vauxhall and Everton.
All manner of things can affect what broadband speeds and packages are available to you, from your neighbourhood to the kind of building you live in. Use the postcode checker above to see what you can get in your area of Liverpool.