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BT is a large provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen speeds as high as 3802.57 Mbps from BT's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world speeds in the range of 16.45 to 54.51 Mbps. BT is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest speeds range from 8.48 to 67.32 Mbps. Of the smaller cities BT serves, such as Ringway, Champdepraz, Acton Scott, Aston Subedge, and Baulking, maximum speeds vary from 0 to 45.12 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 15.74 and 45.12 Mbps.

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BT's Fastest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Grade-Ruan433.23 Mbps136.03—277.26 Mbps265.53 Mbps
2Ulpha279.17 Mbps253.38—276.58 Mbps262.63 Mbps
3Great Finborough767.21 Mbps176.47—399.8 Mbps249.4 Mbps
4Kirkwhelpington285.49 Mbps234.07—260.77 Mbps240.56 Mbps
5Lewannick295.41 Mbps228.51—278.99 Mbps239.86 Mbps

BT's Slowest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Wiggenhall St. Germans43.57 Mbps0.15—4.04 Mbps0.17 Mbps
2Narberth83.74 Mbps0.48—4.75 Mbps0.49 Mbps
3Dyce90.36 Mbps0.31—9.11 Mbps0.52 Mbps
4Patna42.26 Mbps0.58—1.56 Mbps0.72 Mbps
5Llansantffraed29.95 Mbps0.51—2.11 Mbps0.83 Mbps

BT Growth and Performance History: Towns and Cities

BT in Regions and Counties

BT Speed Test Results

We analysed users testing BT multiple times, each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, BT customers ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the download speed of a BT user's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd consider this a customer BT should speak to as soon as possible. For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For BT's customer base, of the speed tests we measured, 41.03% were fast, 24.1% slow, and 34.87% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire09 Jul 2020 22:16:17259 secs22.56 Mbps35.19 MbpsImproved
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire09 Jul 2020 22:06:1228 mins3.13 Mbps28.47 MbpsImproved
Canterbury, Kent09 Jul 2020 22:06:5925 mins0.09 Mbps0.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Chichester, West Sussex09 Jul 2020 22:09:56277 secs1.64 Mbps3.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Lambeth, London09 Jul 2020 22:08:1832 mins3.55 Mbps5.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Slough, Slough09 Jul 2020 22:03:5044 mins6.6 Mbps30.58 MbpsImproved
Aylesford, Kent09 Jul 2020 22:03:2943 mins12.62 Mbps46.61 MbpsImproved
Millerhill, Midlothian09 Jul 2020 22:02:33258 secs0.22 Mbps0.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire09 Jul 2020 22:02:25238 secs7.52 Mbps8.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Alcester, Warwickshire09 Jul 2020 22:02:13226 secs135.27 Mbps135.07 Mbps
City of London, London09 Jul 2020 21:58:1922 mins27.09 Mbps54.07 MbpsImproved
Ferndown Town, Dorset09 Jul 2020 21:54:0422 mins8.91 Mbps4.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Gillingham, Medway09 Jul 2020 21:55:29242 secs1.07 Mbps0.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plymouth, Plymouth09 Jul 2020 21:48:5137 mins0.34 Mbps1.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Romford, London09 Jul 2020 21:22:02333 mins57.27 Mbps30.78 MbpsNeeds help
Barmpton, Darlington09 Jul 2020 21:28:25326 mins38.93 Mbps13.01 MbpsNeeds help
Rotherfield, East Sussex09 Jul 2020 21:53:58256 secs1.8 Mbps9.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
City of London, London09 Jul 2020 21:51:2232 mins96.1 Mbps77.63 MbpsNeeds help
Leeds, Leeds09 Jul 2020 21:52:43470 secs23.83 Mbps24.12 Mbps
Chesterfield, Derbyshire09 Jul 2020 21:48:4425 mins31.03 Mbps33.32 Mbps

BT in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford584.57 Mbps18.55—47.02 Mbps
2Liverpool828.53 Mbps19.45—57.52 Mbps
3Edinburgh671.36 Mbps11.97—48.97 Mbps
4Bristol902.73 Mbps16.34—56.75 Mbps
5Barnet876.07 Mbps19.57—60.86 Mbps
6Croydon841.78 Mbps16.54—59.59 Mbps
7Coventry914.59 Mbps14.82—49.47 Mbps
8Leicester910.64 Mbps17.5—55.51 Mbps
9Forest Gate605.73 Mbps23.63—64.65 Mbps
10Wakefield898.57 Mbps17.93—57.41 Mbps
11Ealing783.62 Mbps21.76—52.92 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester593.15 Mbps12.16—41.77 Mbps
13Enfield Town567.95 Mbps19.56—59.39 Mbps
14Bromley922.47 Mbps21.84—52.06 Mbps
15Nottingham528.35 Mbps16.71—63.06 Mbps
16Brent501.41 Mbps21.36—54.73 Mbps
17Sandwell322.59 Mbps24.38—54.36 Mbps
18Wandsworth882.6 Mbps32.89—70.5 Mbps
19Wigan426.21 Mbps16.44—47.84 Mbps
20Lambeth882 Mbps7.82—57.99 Mbps
21Wirral653.26 Mbps15.74—49.09 Mbps
22Dudley473.51 Mbps18.22—50.14 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets895.76 Mbps20.27—68.59 Mbps
24Southwark742.95 Mbps15.96—52.86 Mbps
25Doncaster881.06 Mbps11.35—41.54 Mbps
26Hillingdon834.72 Mbps23.29—53.56 Mbps
27Redbridge849.09 Mbps17.39—56.73 Mbps
28Lewisham914.12 Mbps20.86—59.2 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne502.31 Mbps17.27—50.95 Mbps
30Stockport594.64 Mbps17.59—49.78 Mbps
31Brighton638.53 Mbps19.4—65.22 Mbps
32Greenwich861.49 Mbps17.29—58.37 Mbps
33Bolton919.89 Mbps18.48—46.22 Mbps
34Walsall887.34 Mbps18.65—49.87 Mbps
35Hackney924.46 Mbps16.36—58.1 Mbps
36Gillingham671.84 Mbps16.79—46.05 Mbps
37Sunderland278.62 Mbps11.98—38.12 Mbps
38Waltham Forest921.78 Mbps18—52.88 Mbps
39Belfast301.72 Mbps5.21—39.58 Mbps
40Hounslow719.38 Mbps28.18—59.9 Mbps
41Haringey667 Mbps26.19—57.99 Mbps
42Rotherham451.92 Mbps15.2—48.7 Mbps
43Plymouth869.97 Mbps13.29—41.52 Mbps
44Camden835.51 Mbps50.03—71.86 Mbps
45Wolverhampton878.25 Mbps22.25—63.57 Mbps
46Hull19.5 Mbps7.2—11.58 Mbps
47Romford895.21 Mbps19.95—60.84 Mbps
48Derby694.62 Mbps18.09—51.79 Mbps
49Stoke-on-Trent312.85 Mbps16.28—57.25 Mbps
50London940.19 Mbps19.18—70.03 Mbps
51Salford696.44 Mbps19.03—62.21 Mbps
52Southampton491.45 Mbps12.47—46.43 Mbps
53Harrow910.07 Mbps21.31—63.04 Mbps
54Bexley704.55 Mbps17.74—48.79 Mbps
55Barnsley847.48 Mbps16.79—46.7 Mbps
56Islington884.48 Mbps15.33—66.08 Mbps
57Trafford464.1 Mbps30.5—62.07 Mbps
58Oldham917.98 Mbps16.27—49.65 Mbps
59Northampton310.26 Mbps19.87—50.17 Mbps
60Rochdale693.76 Mbps16.56—46.55 Mbps
61Portsmouth774.13 Mbps11.14—46.02 Mbps
62Solihull783.05 Mbps19.82—64.22 Mbps
63Luton353.85 Mbps35.92—90.06 Mbps
64Dagenham694.57 Mbps17.58—50.14 Mbps
65York3802.57 Mbps20.05—56.48 Mbps
66Warrington298.26 Mbps21.83—64.58 Mbps
67Mitcham890.47 Mbps29.92—67.87 Mbps
68Sutton930.58 Mbps17.57—53.99 Mbps
69Gateshead365.46 Mbps11.35—41.15 Mbps
70Peterborough858.52 Mbps14.98—47.83 Mbps
71Stockton-on-Tees420.69 Mbps12.87—46.31 Mbps
72Richmond912.38 Mbps29.92—64.15 Mbps
73Aberdeen469.01 Mbps14.35—45.37 Mbps
74Colchester912.83 Mbps14.76—45.77 Mbps
75Bath476.63 Mbps18.63—64.57 Mbps
76Bury623.28 Mbps18.28—60.05 Mbps
77Basildon918.32 Mbps22.79—69.33 Mbps
78Hammersmith517.07 Mbps24.79—63.66 Mbps
79Southend-on-Sea545.51 Mbps18.44—55.73 Mbps
80Chelmsford572.49 Mbps19.18—55.02 Mbps
81Basingstoke912.29 Mbps21.44—55.22 Mbps
82Kingston upon Thames788.05 Mbps25.16—59.06 Mbps
83High Wycombe837.22 Mbps18.39—41.81 Mbps
84Bedford532.47 Mbps24.64—125.43 Mbps
85Maidstone902.22 Mbps15.75—52.05 Mbps
86Canterbury566.81 Mbps13.86—43.53 Mbps
87Bournemouth676.81 Mbps19.65—49.3 Mbps
88Reading874.45 Mbps8.02—41.93 Mbps
89Harrogate360.02 Mbps20.46—62.48 Mbps
90Kensington888.13 Mbps32.25—69.48 Mbps
91Oxford583.95 Mbps18.04—56.35 Mbps
92Braintree781.72 Mbps13.91—44.84 Mbps
93Maidenhead546.71 Mbps24.29—68.73 Mbps
94Poole431.93 Mbps21.93—55.02 Mbps
95Slough432.18 Mbps20.53—49.12 Mbps
96Huddersfield371.59 Mbps14.63—47.89 Mbps
97Blackburn266.63 Mbps17.02—46.88 Mbps
98Guildford909.86 Mbps22.87—63.42 Mbps
99Reigate677.93 Mbps16.06—45.87 Mbps
100Dundee527.56 Mbps10.1—40.06 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about BT

The fastest speed we've seen for BT is 3802.57 Mbps, and most people see download speeds in the range of 16.45—54.51 Mbps.
We have recorded BT speed tests in over 100 towns and cities, including Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Barnet.
BT is ranked as the 2nd fastest provider in The United Kingdom.
In The United Kingdom, BT is the 1st most popular broadband provider.