Enter your postcode to check broadband availability and speeds for the postcode and surrounding area.
The labs.thinkbroadband.com/local site provides broadband coverage statistics, availability checker, maps and additionally speeds as recorded by the public and is produced by thinkbroadband.
Speed test results are based on analysis of the tests carried out by the public using speed test web apps that we operate e.g. www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest which are analysed every month for postcodes, and quarterly to give the results for the councils and constituences across the UK.
Where Fibre is talked about this refers to fibre based broadband which encompasses VDSL2, FTTC, FTTN, G.fast, cable broadband, FTTH and FTTB.
Superfast broadband coverage figures is a subset of the fibre based figures as it adds a speed qualifer of 24 Mbps or 30 Mbps.
Cable coverage figures represent Virgin Media coverage which is updated quarterly, and is included in the superfast and fibre based figures.
Historical plots show how coverage is changing over time and may even drop sometimes as new build premises are added every few months.
Historial coverage data for the Parliamentary constituencies starts in March 2015.
Historial coverage data for the Regions and Local Authorities across the UK starts has been calculated back to the start of 2010.
For areas that have seen a rapid rise in faster broadband availability the speed test results will lag because the actual speed tests rely on people having ordered and having the test installed.
For national, regional, local authority and constituency speed test results within the specific area from the previous quarter are used.
If an area has availability of superfast services but speed tests do not show the full speed possible it may be because people are opting for a slower product, or the fast service has only recently arrived.
Postcode look ups for fixed wireless services are based on analysis of geographic areas supplied by providers and service cannot be guaranteed until a site survey has been carried out in many cases.
The UK has two definitions of superfast, our default is to show coverage at a speed of 30 Mbps or faster. The coverage level will improve when the lower 24 Mbps (as defined by many broadband projects) and is generally shown in the foot notes.
We do our best to ensure the information is accurate and up to date, but if you spot an error email us with details firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to make commercial use of the broadband checker data which is independent of Ofcom and others get in touch.
Coverage analysis currently includes Openreach, Virgin Media and KC data, once BDUK Phase 1 completes we will integrate other providers data into the coverage percentages since the Phase 2 projects encompass a wider range of providers.
USC - Universal Service Commitment, the phase 1 of the BDUK roll-out contained a commitment to deliver 2 Mbps for all.
USO - Universal Service Obligation is a proposal from the UK Government with a definition of 10 Mbps and is due to be a legal right by 2020.
If you believe a postcode has the wrong broadband availability information from our model, email email@example.com with the postcode and what is available at the postcode.
If speed test results are wrong for a postcode, run a speed test when at the postcode to add to the data set.
If an alternate broadband provider is missing from the coverage and listing information the operator needs to email us with coverage information.
We provide a mini set of this page which can be embedded into your own site rather so you can share your broadband coverage progress towards the various Government and local authority targets, or just how speeds are changing over time.
The default share button includes a pre-defined set of options but you can alter these. The valid options are:
An example url where we are only displaying current coverage for Devon is:
The embeddable page will usually be included in your own website using an iframe, a simple example would be:
<iframe src="http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/mini.php?area=$2a$10$3a05aa55867b14872bc15uvAbrGPE7ta573ANSxs6TF.wxktKGo.q&coverage=1&buttons=1&footnotes=0" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" style="width:500px;height:420px;"></iframe>
The embeddable is responsive so will cope with iFrames that are defined with a percentage width:
<iframe src="http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/mini.php?area=$2a$10$3a05aa55867b14872bc15uvAbrGPE7ta573ANSxs6TF.wxktKGo.q&coverage=1&buttons=1&footnotes=0" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" style="width:50%;height:500px;"></iframe>
An iFrame height around 420px is generally sufficient, but this figure will vary based on the various options you are using.