Broadband Statistics for Barnsley, Barnsley
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed921.78 Mbps
Average Speed28.06 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in Barnsley

Barnsley residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 118.12% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 internet service providers. ISPs available in Barnsley include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Barnsley is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 149.21 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 14.46—36.93 Mbps. Barnsley's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 921.78 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Barnsley is 28.06 Mbps, which is 14.74% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.91 Mbps, and 2.63% above the average of 27.34 Mbps in Barnsley. Internet speeds in Barnsley are typically faster than Penistone, but slower than Billingley. Nearby cities include Silkstone with speeds 57.02—69.44 Mbps, and Tankersley with speeds 1.52—27.25 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Zen Internet in Barnsley
    65.08 — 256.99 Mbps
    862.49 Mbps
    72.81 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Barnsley
    58.23 — 215.16 Mbps
    650.32 Mbps
    91.94 Mbps
  • Zone Broadband
    21.91 — 180.44 Mbps
    343.96 Mbps
    35.87 Mbps
  • BT in Barnsley
    21.39 — 52.17 Mbps
    921.78 Mbps
    28.97 Mbps
  • EE in Barnsley
    22.11 — 43.19 Mbps
    260.77 Mbps
    29.39 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Barnsley
    21.95 — 37.68 Mbps
    522.67 Mbps
    28.07 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Barnsley
    20.68 — 36.88 Mbps
    74.12 Mbps
    25.86 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Barnsley
    17.29 — 36.53 Mbps
    117.8 Mbps
    20.97 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Barnsley
    14.46 — 36.93 Mbps
    149.21 Mbps
    19.83 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Barnsley
    11.96 — 35.03 Mbps
    220.41 Mbps
    16.09 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Barnsley
    5.32 — 21.12 Mbps
    67.51 Mbps
    6.6 Mbps
  • CIX in Barnsley
    4.42 — 21.81 Mbps
    147.6 Mbps
    6.01 Mbps
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    5.3 — 5.59 Mbps
    5.75 Mbps
    5.48 Mbps

Broadband in Barnsley


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Barnsley

921.78 Mbps

Barnsley's fastest speed

20.66—62.97 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Barnsley residents

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Barnsley Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Barnsley Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.58—92.44 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.71—99.71 Mbps33.69 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.66—84.04 Mbps30.77 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 MbpsFaster
Barnsley921.78 Mbps20.66—62.97 Mbps28.06 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.92—71.32 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.87—70.07 Mbps27.84 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.01—57.79 Mbps25.27 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12.02—59.62 Mbps18 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Barnsley

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Billingley633.52 Mbps26.82—72.24 Mbps34.27 Mbps9
2Barnsley921.78 Mbps20.66—62.97 Mbps28.06 Mbps13
3Penistone913.79 Mbps14.65—48.8 Mbps20.97 Mbps10
4Hunshelf522.7 Mbps15.31—34.66 Mbps19.4 Mbps7

Barnsley Broadband Over Time

How Barnsley Compares for Internet Speed in Barnsley

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Silkstone72.04 Mbps57.02—69.44 Mbps59.83 MbpsFaster
2Billingley633.52 Mbps26.82—72.24 Mbps34.27 MbpsFaster
3Barnsley921.78 Mbps20.66—62.97 Mbps28.06 Mbps-
4Penistone913.79 Mbps14.65—48.8 Mbps20.97 MbpsSlower
5Hunshelf522.7 Mbps15.31—34.66 Mbps19.4 MbpsSlower

Barnsley Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Barnsley testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Barnsley ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Barnsley resident'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 hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Barnsley's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.99% were fast, 25.86% slow, and 33.15% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 23:11:25491 secs9.16 Mbps9.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Apr 2021 22:19:41231 secs1.52 Mbps23.58 MbpsImproved
BT20 Apr 2021 22:02:42512 mins8.93 Mbps20.27 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 21:00:0932 mins8.73 Mbps9.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Origin Broadband20 Apr 2021 20:22:022118 secs37.49 Mbps34.96 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 19:57:461825 mins1.53 Mbps10.32 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 19:56:53371 secs39.07 Mbps31.5 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Apr 2021 19:45:1122 mins10.42 Mbps2.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Apr 2021 19:17:3024 mins0.41 Mbps1.79 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Origin Broadband20 Apr 2021 18:54:2122 mins0.36 Mbps0.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 18:45:432117 secs2.83 Mbps5.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Origin Broadband20 Apr 2021 18:27:35331 secs9.1 Mbps11.18 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband20 Apr 2021 17:35:01534 mins25.54 Mbps2.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Origin Broadband20 Apr 2021 17:16:26215 mins1.89 Mbps1.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Apr 2021 17:25:56223 secs62.78 Mbps69.46 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 16:36:33334 mins0.23 Mbps49.43 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 16:38:55324 mins182.5 Mbps230.01 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband20 Apr 2021 16:54:48263 secs3.96 Mbps1.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Origin Broadband20 Apr 2021 16:23:0437 mins3.8 Mbps6.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE20 Apr 2021 16:13:3734 mins24.99 Mbps25.21 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Barnsley

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zen Internet862.49 Mbps65.08—256.99 Mbps
2Virgin Media650.32 Mbps58.23—215.16 Mbps
3Zone Broadband343.96 Mbps21.91—180.44 Mbps
4BT921.78 Mbps21.39—52.17 Mbps
5EE260.77 Mbps22.11—43.19 Mbps
6Vodafone522.67 Mbps21.95—37.68 Mbps
7Plusnet74.12 Mbps20.68—36.88 Mbps
8Origin Broadband117.8 Mbps17.29—36.53 Mbps
9Sky Broadband149.21 Mbps14.46—36.93 Mbps
10TalkTalk220.41 Mbps11.96—35.03 Mbps
11CIX147.6 Mbps4.42—21.81 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband67.51 Mbps5.32—21.12 Mbps
13telcom (Velocity Fibre)5.75 Mbps5.3—5.59 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Barnsley

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Barnsley

How many broadband providers in Barnsley are there?
Barnsley has 13 ISPs tested by its 245,199 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Barnsley?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Barnsley with 921.78 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 21.39—52.17 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Barnsley?
The best internet provider in Barnsley in Zen Internet, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 65.08 to 256.99 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Barnsley?
Users in Barnsley see an average internet speed of 20.66 up to 1003 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 921.78 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Barnsley?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Barnsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 149.21 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Barnsley?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Barnsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 650.32 Mbps.
Is BT available in Barnsley?
Broadband service from BT is available in Barnsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.78 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Barnsley?
The broadband provider with the most users in Barnsley is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2021