Thinking about getting a broadband dongle for internet access on the move? In theory they sound great, but the service does depend on network coverage which varies by network and by region.
Ofcom has today released their maps of 3g coverage across the UK which gives an at a glance view of the service across the country for 3, Vodafone, Orange, O2 and T-Mobile.
The map itself doesn't allow for any detail by magnification but it can at least act as some kind of guide when evalutating which dongle is best for you.
See the 3g coverage maps here
Areas which don't have broadband speed internet are labelled, notspots. Back in May, the BBC released figures on the broadband notspots where fast internet couldn't be achieved over ADSL or cable lines.