Ofcom’s new map will let you check mobile, TV, and broadband coverage

There’s nothing more annoying than heading somewhere and finding that there’s no phone signal, the TV reception is rubbish, or that the broadband is pathetically slow. There are tools available to check all these, but now Ofcom has rolled them all together into one handy interactive map.

It’s very simple to use, simply find the area you want to see and you can toggle between 2G, 3G, 4G, and super fast broadband in each area to see what the coverage is like.

There are also a variety of different statistics so you can see all the specifics ins and outs of an area’s coverage, including TV signal strength, broadband speeds, digital radio coverage, and public Wi-Fi hotspots.

It’s all very easy to understand and you can even download the full report for later reference. So whether you’re going on a UK-based holiday, or moving home, you’ll never unknowingly end up in a dead-spot ever again.

Tom Pritchard