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Glide Broadband is a medium-sized internet provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 941.78 Mbps from Glide's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 37.28 to 153.08 Mbps. Glide Broadband is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest broadband speeds range from 30.43 to 172.21 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Glide Broadband serves, such as Hasfield, Everdon, South Leigh, Ashow, and Kenn, maximum internet speeds vary from 6.59 to 138.95 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 44.53 and 138.95 Mbps.

Glide's Rankings Across The United Kingdom: Medium-sized Broadband Providers in 2020


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Glide Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

Glide's Fastest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Melton Mowbray622.52 Mbps294.77—314.04 Mbps300.54 Mbps
2Broxtowe625.47 Mbps140.82—391.36 Mbps183.8 Mbps
3Lancaster280.74 Mbps148.73—165.45 Mbps154.63 Mbps
4City of London650.31 Mbps102.04—329.04 Mbps151.71 Mbps
5Kidderminster430.76 Mbps117.96—180.87 Mbps134.88 Mbps

Glide's Slowest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Brackley194.27 Mbps0.68—83.38 Mbps0.78 Mbps
2Harrow52.48 Mbps0.86—9.23 Mbps1.64 Mbps
3Southwark198.98 Mbps3.27—10.87 Mbps4.4 Mbps
4Hammersmith218.69 Mbps3.9—72.94 Mbps5.76 Mbps
5Northampton91.48 Mbps5.89—30.81 Mbps6.55 Mbps

Glide Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeGlideUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps21.70%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps16.70%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps17.21%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.05%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps30.65%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.70%2.33%

Glide Growth and Broadband Performance History: Towns and Cities

Glide Broadband in Regions and Counties

Glide Broadband Speed Test Results

We analysed users testing Glide multiple times, each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous internet speed test. On average, Glide customers ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the download speed of a Glide 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 Glide 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 Glide's customer base, of the speed tests we measured, 41.79% were fast, 28.3% slow, and 29.91% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 23:01:41533 mins13.04 Mbps10.95 MbpsNeeds help
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 23:23:0423 mins92.76 Mbps78.75 MbpsNeeds help
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 23:04:06261 secs264.23 Mbps259.81 Mbps
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 22:27:54238 secs67.2 Mbps73.36 Mbps
Birmingham, Birmingham24 Sep 2021 21:53:58214 mins427.66 Mbps483.05 MbpsImproved
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 21:56:3225 mins12.32 Mbps23.55 MbpsImproved
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 21:59:50255 secs92.91 Mbps92.91 Mbps
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 21:00:321033 mins19.44 Mbps11.35 MbpsNeeds help
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 21:07:35256 secs72.48 Mbps74.43 Mbps
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 20:07:5376 mins17.5 Mbps18.44 Mbps
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 19:46:16425 mins6.39 Mbps7.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 19:37:34216 mins202.19 Mbps191.5 Mbps
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 19:44:13211 secs30.89 Mbps30.16 Mbps
Sheffield, Sheffield24 Sep 2021 18:33:45227 secs528.71 Mbps543.25 Mbps
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 18:06:13287 secs23.58 Mbps20.88 MbpsNeeds help
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 17:48:1926 mins10.63 Mbps20.74 MbpsImproved
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 17:45:4022 mins16.33 Mbps19.14 MbpsImproved
Birmingham, Birmingham24 Sep 2021 17:47:08266 secs0.25 Mbps42.06 MbpsImproved
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 17:17:39210 mins102.58 Mbps111.54 Mbps
Kenn, North Somerset24 Sep 2021 17:24:0242 mins1.36 Mbps16.6 MbpsImproved

Glide in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford404.8 Mbps33.73—164.96 Mbps
2Liverpool723.37 Mbps28.31—93.32 Mbps
3Edinburgh198.53 Mbps3.58—85.19 Mbps
4Bristol941.78 Mbps47.16—216.16 Mbps
5Barnet255.99 Mbps15.15—50.51 Mbps
6Croydon719.37 Mbps66.22—148.49 Mbps
7Coventry897.33 Mbps31.21—93.85 Mbps
8Leicester666.03 Mbps20.71—75.67 Mbps
9Forest Gate856.23 Mbps45.62—99.8 Mbps
10Ealing752.87 Mbps82.47—164.76 Mbps
11Cheshire West and Chester68.32 Mbps16.83—46.78 Mbps
12Enfield Town741.91 Mbps14.05—203.33 Mbps
13Nottingham856.81 Mbps42.24—99.65 Mbps
14Brent870.9 Mbps25.28—133.65 Mbps
15Wandsworth786.31 Mbps39.77—66.32 Mbps
16Wigan98.14 Mbps29.64—95.21 Mbps
17Lambeth350.73 Mbps40.27—165.36 Mbps
18Wirral834.63 Mbps11.9—21.75 Mbps
19Dudley53.53 Mbps25.18—49.17 Mbps
20Tower Hamlets887.17 Mbps18.52—99 Mbps
21Southwark198.98 Mbps3.27—10.87 Mbps
22Doncaster239.19 Mbps14.47—49.42 Mbps
23Hillingdon237.85 Mbps22.44—115.68 Mbps
24Redbridge616.69 Mbps47.29—251.18 Mbps
25Lewisham400.47 Mbps50.69—201.11 Mbps
26Newcastle upon Tyne662.68 Mbps21.42—72.13 Mbps
27Brighton81.84 Mbps0.87—74.54 Mbps
28Greenwich738.2 Mbps55.1—210.35 Mbps
29Walsall93.99 Mbps29.74—83.53 Mbps
30Hackney707.92 Mbps8.43—44.82 Mbps
31Gillingham97.81 Mbps14.38—20.39 Mbps
32Sunderland78.57 Mbps10.87—28.51 Mbps
33Waltham Forest459.84 Mbps34.51—94.68 Mbps
34Haringey701.87 Mbps48.07—92.99 Mbps
35Rotherham3.26 Mbps0.09—0.72 Mbps
36Plymouth486.95 Mbps24.36—90.87 Mbps
37Camden896.43 Mbps35.85—57.21 Mbps
38Wolverhampton482.59 Mbps47.55—311.81 Mbps
39Stoke-on-Trent897.4 Mbps50.84—92.33 Mbps
40London777.25 Mbps24.61—118.8 Mbps
41Salford876.58 Mbps53.69—168.67 Mbps
42Southampton250.46 Mbps14.22—89.14 Mbps
43Harrow52.48 Mbps0.86—9.23 Mbps
44Bexley815.96 Mbps79.92—730.87 Mbps
45Islington882.51 Mbps72.6—276.5 Mbps
46Trafford869.12 Mbps47.45—93.48 Mbps
47Northampton91.48 Mbps5.89—30.81 Mbps
48Rochdale31.48 Mbps0—29.91 Mbps
49Portsmouth878.1 Mbps18.34—130.07 Mbps
50Solihull96.2 Mbps51.81—78.51 Mbps
51York380.56 Mbps24.7—71.58 Mbps
52Gateshead109.85 Mbps37.6—92.1 Mbps
53Richmond274.58 Mbps52.45—141.43 Mbps
54Colchester187.44 Mbps14.14—91.48 Mbps
55Bath99.13 Mbps18.98—35.91 Mbps
56Hammersmith218.69 Mbps3.9—72.94 Mbps
57Southend-on-Sea149.82 Mbps9.16—22.14 Mbps
58Chelmsford93.53 Mbps74.88—92.97 Mbps
59Basingstoke80.53 Mbps10.75—39.73 Mbps
60Kingston upon Thames793.37 Mbps30.97—236.08 Mbps
61Canterbury74.51 Mbps32.78—57.23 Mbps
62Bournemouth244.58 Mbps111.27—188.41 Mbps
63Reading885.47 Mbps69.7—145.74 Mbps
64Kensington329.91 Mbps39.56—116.34 Mbps
65Oxford268.16 Mbps95.52—212.49 Mbps
66Maidenhead903.78 Mbps28.63—170.58 Mbps
67Huddersfield92.6 Mbps12.95—77.65 Mbps
68Guildford110.25 Mbps50.3—94.66 Mbps
69Reigate94.74 Mbps27.1—94.22 Mbps
70Lancaster280.74 Mbps148.73—165.45 Mbps
71Preston25.46 Mbps0.28—9.08 Mbps
72Norwich435.62 Mbps75.33—249.41 Mbps
73Middlesbrough50.54 Mbps0—32.11 Mbps
74Blackpool12.62 Mbps3.57—6.26 Mbps
75Exeter920.88 Mbps39.27—114.95 Mbps
76Gloucester96.51 Mbps0—1.89 Mbps
77Nuneaton583.36 Mbps12.03—80.05 Mbps
78Sutton in Ashfield85.41 Mbps11.2—58.29 Mbps
79Cambridge753.26 Mbps37.95—62.61 Mbps
80Gedling92.92 Mbps20.69—65.18 Mbps
81Cheltenham284.48 Mbps0—25.48 Mbps
82Broxtowe625.47 Mbps140.82—391.36 Mbps
83Hinckley60.71 Mbps15—39.78 Mbps
84Rugby80 Mbps35.3—79.83 Mbps
85Worcester459.75 Mbps94.3—197.02 Mbps
86Kettering100.9 Mbps16.79—39.81 Mbps
87Woking102.11 Mbps38.52—52.58 Mbps
88Royal Leamington Spa88.23 Mbps19.71—26.11 Mbps
89South Benfleet533.53 Mbps23.46—150.86 Mbps
90Wellingborough439.93 Mbps37.4—71.68 Mbps
91Corby87.93 Mbps16.99—22.03 Mbps
92Loughborough316.44 Mbps49.69—153.99 Mbps
93Bracknell236.14 Mbps38.84—80.46 Mbps
94Kidderminster430.76 Mbps117.96—180.87 Mbps
95Melton Mowbray622.52 Mbps294.77—314.04 Mbps
96Durham185.41 Mbps6.97—30.58 Mbps
97Ashton-under-Lyne250.57 Mbps13.31—69.18 Mbps
98Dunstable286.22 Mbps64.23—75.05 Mbps
99Newbury302.59 Mbps42.85—94.3 Mbps
100Pontypridd120.69 Mbps52.53—100.85 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Glide Broadband

How fast are Glide's broadband download speeds?
The fastest internet speed we've seen for Glide is 941.78 Mbps, and most people see broadband download speeds in the range of 37.28—153.08 Mbps.
Where is Glide Broadband Available?
We have recorded Glide Broadband internet speed tests in over 100 towns and cities, including Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Barnet.
How do Glide's speeds compare to other internet providers?
Glide Broadband is ranked as the 13th fastest internet provider in The United Kingdom.
How many people use Glide as their ISP?
In The United Kingdom, Glide Broadband is the 9th most popular broadband provider.

Last updated: 24 Sep 2021