Solway Communications Broadband Internet and Services

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Solway Communications Broadband is a small internet provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 774.04 Mbps from Solway Communications's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 10.55 to 106.07 Mbps. Solway Communications Broadband is available in several large cities, including Aberdeen, Carlisle, Workington, Cockermouth, and Wetheral. In these cities, its fastest broadband speeds range from 0.48 to 246.19 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Solway Communications Broadband serves, such as Bewcastle, Aikton, Wormhill, Cummersdale, and Burgh by Sands, maximum internet speeds vary from 3.33 to 165.13 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 45.97 and 165.13 Mbps.

Solway Communications's Rankings Across The United Kingdom: Small Broadband Providers in 2020


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Solway Communications 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.

Solway Communications Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSolway CommunicationsUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps43.43%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps36.07%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps7.41%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.75%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps8.95%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.39%2.33%

Solway Communications Growth and Broadband Performance History: Towns and Cities

Solway Communications Broadband in Regions and Counties

Solway Communications Broadband Speed Test Results

We analysed users testing Solway Communications multiple times, each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous internet speed test. On average, Solway Communications customers ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the download speed of a Solway Communications 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 Solway Communications 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 Solway Communications's customer base, of the speed tests we measured, 46.39% were fast, 27.71% slow, and 25.9% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Cummersdale, Cumbria16 May 2021 19:49:1338 mins298.97 Mbps342.85 MbpsImproved
Neilston, East Renfrewshire15 May 2021 18:02:4223 mins33.94 Mbps32.07 Mbps
Burgh by Sands, Cumbria15 May 2021 16:37:4932 mins50.34 Mbps52.13 Mbps
Neilston, East Renfrewshire15 May 2021 16:21:5295 mins1.69 Mbps7.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Burgh by Sands, Cumbria15 May 2021 14:47:00424 mins31.73 Mbps27.05 MbpsNeeds help
Burgh by Sands, Cumbria15 May 2021 10:36:2649 mins0.18 Mbps23.06 MbpsImproved
Burgh by Sands, Cumbria15 May 2021 09:51:2044 mins12.7 Mbps3.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
West Cults, Aberdeen City15 May 2021 09:36:0358 mins158.87 Mbps146.72 Mbps
Neilston, East Renfrewshire15 May 2021 07:52:30235 secs81.45 Mbps94.33 MbpsImproved
Neilston, East Renfrewshire14 May 2021 21:51:45320 mins34.47 Mbps31.87 Mbps
Carlisle, Cumbria14 May 2021 21:48:42258 secs67.62 Mbps67.58 Mbps
Neilston, East Renfrewshire14 May 2021 20:40:501137 mins9.5 Mbps29.92 MbpsImproved
West Cults, Aberdeen City14 May 2021 17:03:21222 secs150.38 Mbps162.12 Mbps
Carlisle, Cumbria14 May 2021 11:23:22262 secs235.95 Mbps222.26 Mbps
West Cults, Aberdeen City14 May 2021 08:57:03225 secs126.97 Mbps140.32 MbpsImproved
Carlisle, Cumbria14 May 2021 07:17:02817 mins13.87 Mbps35.22 MbpsImproved
Neilston, East Renfrewshire13 May 2021 20:13:03310 mins29.18 Mbps16.42 MbpsNeeds help
West Cults, Aberdeen City13 May 2021 19:00:59251 secs133.52 Mbps137.33 Mbps
Neilston, East Renfrewshire13 May 2021 10:20:57213 secs162.93 Mbps191.74 MbpsImproved
Neilston, East Renfrewshire13 May 2021 06:21:33225 secs84.48 Mbps93 MbpsImproved

Solway Communications in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Neilston570.33 Mbps45.17—264.13 Mbps
2Thirsk257.41 Mbps115.33—250.93 Mbps
3Burgh by Sands774.04 Mbps45.97—165.13 Mbps
4Cummersdale489.69 Mbps13.01—146.27 Mbps
5Wormhill14.93 Mbps3.33—3.87 Mbps
6Aikton265.16 Mbps4.33—11.36 Mbps
7Bewcastle440.52 Mbps8.99—10.63 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Solway Communications Broadband

How fast are Solway Communications's broadband download speeds?
The fastest internet speed we've seen for Solway Communications is 774.04 Mbps, and most people see broadband download speeds in the range of 10.55—106.07 Mbps.
Where is Solway Communications Broadband Available?
We have recorded Solway Communications Broadband internet speed tests in 7 towns and cities, including Neilston, Thirsk, Burgh by Sands, Cummersdale, and Wormhill.
How do Solway Communications's speeds compare to other internet providers?
Solway Communications Broadband is ranked as the 18th fastest internet provider in The United Kingdom.
How many people use Solway Communications as their ISP?
In The United Kingdom, Solway Communications Broadband is the 8th most popular broadband provider.

Last updated: 16 May 2021