What types of home broadband can I get?
The types of broadband available to most UK households can be put into three categories, Standard ADSL Broadband, Superfast Fibre Broadband (FTTC) and Ultrafast Fibre Broadband (FTTP). It is rare for a single household to have availability for all three services, so the type of broadband available at your home will depend on your actual address. For an independent availability check of your address, use the Ofcom availability checker at the bottom of this page.
These three types of broadband are outlined in a simple format below. We’ve omitted the technical details because the majority of readers only really want to know the basics.
Check what’s available
For an independent check, you can use Openreach’s and Ofcom’s availability checkers to see what broadband services are available at your home. Click either of the buttons below to open the availability checker in a new tab.