ADSL provides an always on high-speed Internet access over a single dedicated telephone line. ADSL connections use a standard telephone jack, and information is transmitted over a private line (BT).
Cable Internet services offer an always on high-speed Internet access over a shared cable television line. Cable modems use a coaxial cable that runs from a cable TV hook-up to a computer. This service is transmitted over a shared cable line.
You can find full details of ADSL, Cable and Satellite services available in your area at Broadband Checker
Alternatively you can look at ADSL and Cable at these respective sites:
ADSL Internet Service Providers Here.
Cable Internet Service Providers go to Blueyonder or NTL.
Thanks to Basil2 for the link!
You can register your interest for ADSL to be made available in your area here. There are set targets made by BT and once the target level is reached then they will upgrade that exchange.
If your exchange is not yet enabled for ADSL you can go here and see how many people have registered an interest in your area.
You can check to see if your line is able to use the ADSL service Here. Just type your phone number in and click go.
You can check to see if your line is able to use the Cable service for Telewest Here and NTL Here
Yes, Try this. It does not provide any service ratings but will identify 'the cheapest' available in your area. U Switch will also allow you to compare prices, features, service and connection speeds in your local area and apply online
Check out U Switch for more information.
ADSL Guide offers users to compare several internet service providers on their speed, reliability and customer service for each month. These ratings were collected from users that are using that service provider.