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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 18.18 to 58.51 Mbps. BT is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest speeds range from 8.92 to 66.99 Mbps. Of the smaller cities BT serves, such as Ringway, Champdepraz, Acton Scott, Aston Subedge, and Baulking, maximum speeds vary from 0 to 45.31 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 15.94 and 45.31 Mbps.

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BT's Fastest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Bircham535.21 Mbps389.38—504.73 Mbps442.99 Mbps
2Portglenone487.64 Mbps50.81—456.49 Mbps425.1 Mbps
3Ulpha279.17 Mbps248.59—276.58 Mbps262.63 Mbps
4Grade-Ruan433.23 Mbps73.6—276.59 Mbps260.82 Mbps
5Arthuret303.83 Mbps255.21—293.2 Mbps260.55 Mbps

BT's Slowest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Totland28.31 Mbps0.22—3.15 Mbps0.37 Mbps
2Narberth83.74 Mbps0.48—4.74 Mbps0.49 Mbps
3Dyce55.35 Mbps0.31—6.09 Mbps0.52 Mbps
4Patna42.26 Mbps0.58—1.84 Mbps0.72 Mbps
5Marshfield20.1 Mbps0.92—1.39 Mbps0.98 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 3 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, 39.42% were fast, 23.79% slow, and 36.79% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Enfield Town, London28 Sep 2020 23:24:10612 mins252.47 Mbps261.94 Mbps
Tarporley, Cheshire28 Sep 2020 22:54:50223 mins60.06 Mbps72.55 MbpsImproved
Elstow, Bedford28 Sep 2020 23:13:38224 secs30.92 Mbps30.77 Mbps
Addington, Kent28 Sep 2020 23:12:00236 secs126.8 Mbps115.37 Mbps
Waltham Forest, London28 Sep 2020 22:48:05310 mins5.95 Mbps8.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Stockport, Stockport28 Sep 2020 22:47:45240 secs3.99 Mbps3.05 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Withington, Herefordshire28 Sep 2020 22:42:5224 mins4.9 Mbps5.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Tollcross, Glasgow City28 Sep 2020 22:40:08228 secs16.05 Mbps9.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Aldwark, Derbyshire28 Sep 2020 22:36:5332 mins68.93 Mbps71.47 Mbps
Southampton, Southampton28 Sep 2020 22:35:3322 mins2.82 Mbps5.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Huddersfield, Kirklees28 Sep 2020 22:36:32227 secs67.42 Mbps65.56 Mbps
Hammersmith, London28 Sep 2020 22:25:3533 mins33.18 Mbps25.01 MbpsNeeds help
Hillside, Angus28 Sep 2020 22:20:26275 secs15.56 Mbps12.56 MbpsNeeds help
Auchendinny, Midlothian28 Sep 2020 21:47:21331 mins17.16 Mbps17.64 Mbps
Liskeard, Cornwall28 Sep 2020 22:14:22471 secs13.98 Mbps33.06 MbpsImproved
Waltham Forest, London28 Sep 2020 22:01:591312 mins44.94 Mbps64.54 MbpsImproved
Chelmsford, Essex28 Sep 2020 22:08:2236 mins0.39 Mbps0.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Bagworth and Thornton, Leicestershire28 Sep 2020 21:55:05215 mins30.95 Mbps30.81 Mbps
Wingerworth, Derbyshire28 Sep 2020 22:02:48357 secs21.81 Mbps18.35 MbpsNeeds help
Leatherhead, Surrey28 Sep 2020 22:01:56233 secs5.61 Mbps14.05 MbpsImproved

BT in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford663.06 Mbps20.15—50.2 Mbps
2Liverpool828.53 Mbps21.11—62.97 Mbps
3Edinburgh671.36 Mbps13.15—55.19 Mbps
4Bristol902.73 Mbps17.95—58.89 Mbps
5Barnet884.19 Mbps21.69—62.71 Mbps
6Croydon910.13 Mbps17.82—66.39 Mbps
7Coventry924.17 Mbps15.52—50.11 Mbps
8Leicester910.64 Mbps18.99—57.32 Mbps
9Forest Gate605.73 Mbps25.56—66.47 Mbps
10Wakefield898.57 Mbps23.82—67.13 Mbps
11Ealing902.81 Mbps23.75—52.96 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester593.15 Mbps12.99—43.5 Mbps
13Enfield Town567.95 Mbps22.04—61.02 Mbps
14Bromley922.47 Mbps23.14—54.87 Mbps
15Nottingham599.55 Mbps17.01—62.52 Mbps
16Brent501.41 Mbps23.7—57.88 Mbps
17Sandwell485.86 Mbps27.94—59.94 Mbps
18Wandsworth882.6 Mbps36.12—70.81 Mbps
19Wigan426.21 Mbps19—49.63 Mbps
20Lambeth882 Mbps8.95—64.94 Mbps
21Wirral885.24 Mbps17.78—55.06 Mbps
22Dudley473.51 Mbps20.35—56.13 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets904.83 Mbps19.51—65.13 Mbps
24Southwark742.95 Mbps17.26—55.36 Mbps
25Doncaster881.06 Mbps14.73—48.49 Mbps
26Hillingdon834.72 Mbps25.88—56.56 Mbps
27Redbridge882.14 Mbps19.5—59.26 Mbps
28Lewisham914.12 Mbps21.75—61.49 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne588.12 Mbps18.08—57.23 Mbps
30Stockport892.47 Mbps18.31—50.28 Mbps
31Brighton645.63 Mbps23.35—66.53 Mbps
32Greenwich861.49 Mbps18.48—60.03 Mbps
33Bolton919.89 Mbps18.75—48.13 Mbps
34Walsall887.34 Mbps19.97—50.38 Mbps
35Hackney924.46 Mbps16.28—58.77 Mbps
36Gillingham907.75 Mbps17.5—47.47 Mbps
37Sunderland314.16 Mbps12.07—39.84 Mbps
38Waltham Forest921.78 Mbps18.34—55.01 Mbps
39Belfast498.4 Mbps15.09—54.6 Mbps
40Hounslow719.38 Mbps31.57—60.88 Mbps
41Haringey667 Mbps27.01—57.85 Mbps
42Rotherham451.92 Mbps16.24—50.53 Mbps
43Plymouth869.97 Mbps14.65—50.05 Mbps
44Camden777.45 Mbps50.14—72.44 Mbps
45Wolverhampton878.25 Mbps26.26—65.57 Mbps
46Hull21.74 Mbps10.62—17.85 Mbps
47Romford895.21 Mbps21.86—61.64 Mbps
48Derby901.2 Mbps20.53—58.3 Mbps
49Stoke-on-Trent312.85 Mbps15.92—61.91 Mbps
50London945.58 Mbps22.76—70.7 Mbps
51Salford696.44 Mbps21.59—78.46 Mbps
52Southampton491.45 Mbps13.56—48.39 Mbps
53Harrow910.07 Mbps23.72—66.48 Mbps
54Bexley875.83 Mbps18.88—50.44 Mbps
55Barnsley847.48 Mbps19.09—48.35 Mbps
56Islington891.2 Mbps15.89—67.95 Mbps
57Trafford464.1 Mbps29.91—61.29 Mbps
58Oldham917.98 Mbps17.99—55.02 Mbps
59Northampton310.26 Mbps20.79—55.89 Mbps
60Rochdale693.76 Mbps16.48—48.09 Mbps
61Portsmouth774.13 Mbps11.57—47.68 Mbps
62Solihull783.05 Mbps22.16—69.11 Mbps
63Luton353.85 Mbps36.14—90.06 Mbps
64Dagenham784.65 Mbps17.99—50.79 Mbps
65York3802.57 Mbps21.48—61.85 Mbps
66Warrington298.26 Mbps21.86—69.89 Mbps
67Mitcham890.47 Mbps33.62—69.21 Mbps
68Sutton930.58 Mbps18.53—53.99 Mbps
69Gateshead365.46 Mbps11.98—44.1 Mbps
70Peterborough858.52 Mbps15.63—48.36 Mbps
71Stockton-on-Tees420.69 Mbps13.27—46.49 Mbps
72Richmond912.38 Mbps31.52—65.8 Mbps
73Aberdeen469.01 Mbps16.16—49.92 Mbps
74Colchester912.83 Mbps15.84—48.08 Mbps
75Bath842.65 Mbps23.5—68.24 Mbps
76Bury623.28 Mbps18.35—62.36 Mbps
77Basildon918.32 Mbps25.95—72.04 Mbps
78Hammersmith867.81 Mbps27.52—65.31 Mbps
79Southend-on-Sea883.34 Mbps19—57.91 Mbps
80Chelmsford900.36 Mbps19.85—57.99 Mbps
81Basingstoke912.29 Mbps24.17—55.19 Mbps
82Kingston upon Thames788.05 Mbps23.31—59.04 Mbps
83High Wycombe837.22 Mbps19.26—55.53 Mbps
84Bedford901.78 Mbps29.14—226.53 Mbps
85Maidstone904.5 Mbps17.01—55.18 Mbps
86Canterbury566.81 Mbps15.05—47.15 Mbps
87Bournemouth676.81 Mbps20.24—49.39 Mbps
88Reading874.45 Mbps10.44—48.05 Mbps
89Harrogate384.53 Mbps21.59—64.14 Mbps
90Kensington888.13 Mbps36.35—70.38 Mbps
91Oxford583.95 Mbps23.16—57.81 Mbps
92Braintree781.72 Mbps17.46—56.58 Mbps
93Maidenhead546.71 Mbps27.65—69.9 Mbps
94Poole431.93 Mbps22.51—54.91 Mbps
95Slough781.16 Mbps21.58—52.56 Mbps
96Huddersfield869.74 Mbps18.79—51.8 Mbps
97Blackburn266.63 Mbps17.97—48.97 Mbps
98Guildford909.86 Mbps24.62—65.55 Mbps
99Reigate707.13 Mbps15.59—46 Mbps
100Dundee527.56 Mbps10.02—40.5 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 18.18—58.51 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.