Broadband in Liverpool
The Merseyside city enjoys an excellent range of providers including most of the UK’s biggest names including Sky, Virgin Media, BT, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Orange. Liverpool also benefits from a great range of packages and services from these providers and others who service the city with first-rate home broadband, business broadband, fibre optic broadband and mobile broadband.
As Liverpool is such a busy and vibrant place it should come as no surprise to hear that there are a great number of providers. These broadband providers include the biggest names in UK broadband such as BT, Sky, Virgin Media, Plusnet, TalkTalk and a range of others.
The availability of the different providers and the different packages and deals that they offer can vary across Liverpool so, to find out exactly which broadband providers you have to choose from you should use our postcode checker at the top of this page. Once you do we can show exactly which providers, packages and deals are available.
There is a very high level of broadband availability from BT in Liverpool. BT owns, operates and maintains the telephone network that connects the city – and which is used to carry standard broadband signals to homes and businesses in the region. Whichever part of Liverpool you live in there is an excellent chance that you’ll be able to get BT broadband with an inclusive calls bundle. In some areas of Liverpool, especially those in the more central locations you may also be able to get BT Infinity, the fibre optic broadband service from BT.
To find out if you can get BT Infinity and to compare all of the different BT broadband deals that are available in your area of Liverpool, you can use our free postcode checker at the top of this page.
Sky broadband is very popular in Liverpool due in no small part to the ubiquity of Sky’s satellite TV service in the city. In areas that lie with the Sky broadband network you’ll be able to choose from two different Liverpool Sky broadband packages; Sky Broadband Essential or Sky Broadband Superfast.
To find out quickly and easily if you live inside the Liverpool Sky broadband network or not please use our broadband postcode checker at the top of this page.
Virgin Media broadband
With Virgin Media you may be able to get fibre optic broadband which is delivered via a cable into your home. There are a number of packages and bundles to choose from, from a basic broadband-only Virgin Media package up to a bundle with cable TV, inclusive calls and super-fast broadband service.
The provision of these services relies on consumers being located within the Virgin Media cable network. If your area of Liverpool isn’t currently connected to Virgin’s fibre optic network it may well become so soon – especially if you live in close proximity to the city centre or an already-cabled area. You can find out immediately which Virgin services are available to you by using our postcode checker at the top of this page.
Fibre optic broadband rollout
Virgin Media already connects huge swathes of Liverpool to its fibre optic network. BT is also undertaking an extensive rollout of its own fibre optic network across Merseyside and other providers including Plusnet are capitalising on this rollout to bring fibre optic broadband to Liverpool’s web users.
This ongoing fibre roll out is connecting more and more new suburbs and neighbourhoods to Liverpool’s fibre optic network each and every month so, if our postcode checker tells you that the fibre optic rollout hasn’t reached you yet, don’t worry! It may well do so soon. Why not check your postcode again in about a month’s time? Just as soon as your neighbourhood does become connected to one of Liverpool’s fibre optic networks we’ll be able to tell you right here on this page.
This depends upon a number of factors, including where you live, what you use the Internet for and what your budget is. If you live in an area that falls within a fibre optic network then fibre optic broadband is arguable the best broadband for you. It’s very fast and usually very reliable - and unlikely to suffer from as many speed drops as standard broadband.
But having said that, fibre optic broadband isn’t essential. A standard connection averaging 11Mbps is fast enough for most home broadband users. If you are a heavy internet user, such as someone who wants to stream a lot of Netflix films and TV shows and downloads a lot of videogames, you’ll need a faster download speed.
In short, don’t worry about the so-called “best” Liverpool broadband, just consider which is best for you. As a general rule, the lower the speed, the lower the monthly subscription cost will be, so think about your requirements while comparing the packages above.
As there is such a large amount of different broadband providers in the Liverpool competition between them is very stiff indeed. This competition is of course great news if you're looking for Liverpool’s cheapest broadband.
When looking for cheap broadband in Liverpool, make sure you don’t fall for false economy. Choose a package that will have a high enough speed and a generous enough monthly download allowance to let you do everything you want to do online. Once you’ve considered what you need from your package, use our postcode checker at the top of this page. Then, once the results load, sort them by monthly cost. You’ll then find it very quick and easy to find the cheapest broadband package in your area.
Mobile broadband is transmitted from the local transmitters dotted across the length and breadth of Liverpool and Merseyside. Again, many of the UK’s biggest providers have an excellent mobile broadband service in Liverpool including EE, Three, O2, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and Giffgaff.
You can use our postcode checker at the top of the page to check broadband availability in your area of Liverpool. However, as a rule, the following areas all have high or very high broadband availability:
L1 Liverpool Centre (inc. Hardman Street area), Docks & Wapping; L2 Dale Street business district, Liverpool docks; L3 Kingsway/Leeds Street business district; L4 including Anfield, Stanley Park, Rice Lane, Kirkdale & Walton Park; L5 Old Camfield, Great Howard Street business district, Merebank & Vauxhall; L6 Fairfield, Newsham Park, Islington, Kensington, The Royal Hospital & Tuebrook; L7 Edge Hill & Wavertree Park and L8 Dingle, Mosley Park, Princes Park & Toxteth.
L9 & L10 Aintree & University, Altcourse, Fazakerley, Orrell Park, Walton; L11 Clubmoor (inc. parts of Queen’s Drive), Croxteth, Ellergreen, Gillmoss, Norris Green & Stonebridge Park; L12 Croxteth Hall, Jubilee Park & West Derby; L13 Edinburgh Park, Old Swan, Park View & Tuebrook; L20 Bootle, Kirkdale & Orrell; L21 Ford, Litherland & Seaforth; L22 Waterloo (Sefton); L23 Blundellsands, Brighton-le-Sands, Crosby & Great Crosby; L24 Hale, Halton & Speke (inc. airport); L29 Lunt & Sefton Village; L30 Bootle & Netherton; L31 Lydiate & Maghull; L32 & L33 Kirkby; L37 Altcar, Formby, Little Altcar & Great Altcar; L38 Hightown & Ince Blundell and L40 Burscough, Mawdesley & Scarisbrick.
L14 Broadgreen, Dovecot, Knotty Ash, Page Moss and L15 Wavertree & Wavertree Business district; L28 Stockbridge Village; L34 & L35 Knowsley & Knowsley Village, Prescot (inc. Ford Road business district), Rainhill, St Helens & Whiston and L36 Huyton, Roby & Tarbock.
L16 Bowring Park, Broadgreen Park, Childwall, Childwall Abbey, Childwall Park & Childwall Valley; L17 Aigburth, Lark Lane, St Michael's Hamlet, Sefton Park & Stanlawe Grange; Sudley House; L18 Allerton, Calderstones Park, Clark Gardens, Greenbank, Lark Lane and Mossley Hill including Penny Lane; L19 Aigburth, Cressington, Garston (inc. Old Dock & New Dock) & Grassendale; L25 & L26 Belle Vale, Gateacre, Halewood, Hunts Cross & Woolton; L27 Netherley and L39 Ormskirk.