Broadband Statistics for Barnsley, Barnsley
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed921.78 Mbps
Median Speed30.38 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Barnsley

Barnsley is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 51.46 Mbps in 2021. This is 22.09% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Barnsley have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 111.38% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 internet service providers. ISPs available in Barnsley include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and Origin Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Barnsley is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 463.6 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 20.92—50.7 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 30.38 Mbps, which is 17.89% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.10% above the average of 30.35 Mbps in Barnsley.

Internet speeds in Barnsley are typically faster than Penistone, but slower than Billingley. Nearby locations include Silkstone with speeds 51.21—59.26 Mbps, and Tankersley with speeds 66.74—67.42 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Barnsley includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in S70, S71, S75, S73, and S63.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Barnsley
    827 Reviews
    91.86 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 54.41 to 215 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 913.48 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 23,133 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Zone Broadband
    Not enough reviews
    73.52 Mbps

    Zone Broadband's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 51.17 to 299.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 858.85 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 156 speed tests on Zone Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Barnsley
    39 Reviews
    72.8 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 63.5 to 254.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 862.49 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 30 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • BT in Barnsley
    414 Reviews
    36.35 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 28.89 to 64.45 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 921.78 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 12,764 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • EE in Barnsley
    222 Reviews
    33.64 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 27.03 to 45.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 453.08 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 3,047 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Barnsley
    135 Reviews
    29.84 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 26.44 to 55.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 522.67 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 781 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Barnsley
    497 Reviews
    27.53 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 20.92 to 50.7 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 463.6 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 23,188 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Barnsley
    223 Reviews
    23.73 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 18.01 to 39.69 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 436.98 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 2,856 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Barnsley
    267 Reviews
    21.18 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 14.73 to 36.2 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.71 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 5,494 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Barnsley
    19 Reviews
    20.63 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 16.59 to 36.81 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 271.1 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 22,721 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • CIX in Barnsley
    1 Review
    10.24 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 7.52 to 37.66 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 497.02 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 153 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Barnsley
    33 Reviews
    7.97 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 7.07 to 14.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 64.42 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 276 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    Not enough reviews
    5.48 Mbps

    telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s typical internet speed range in Barnsley is 5.3 to 5.59 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 5.75 Mbps. Barnsley residents have performed 7 speed tests on telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband.

Broadband in Barnsley

4th

Best speed range city in Barnsley

921.78 Mbps

Barnsley's fastest speed

22.84—67.03 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Barnsley residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Barnsley

YearBarnsley AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201824.74 Mbps26.27 Mbps5.82% Slower
201931.43 Mbps30.63 Mbps2.61% Faster
202083.28 Mbps80.31 Mbps3.70% Faster
202151.46 Mbps66.05 Mbps22.09% Slower

Barnsley Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBarnsleyUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps26.96%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps30.09%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.33%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps4.89%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps11.91%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.82%2.33%

How Barnsley Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 MbpsFaster
Barnsley921.78 Mbps22.84—67.03 Mbps30.38 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Barnsley

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Billingley901.45 Mbps35.21—101.18 Mbps46.88 Mbps9
2Barnsley921.78 Mbps22.84—67.03 Mbps30.38 Mbps13
3Penistone913.79 Mbps21.78—55.16 Mbps28.21 Mbps10
4Hunshelf911.57 Mbps19.02—45.66 Mbps24.76 Mbps7

Barnsley 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.

How Barnsley Compares for Internet Speed in Barnsley

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
2Silkstone59.84 Mbps51.21—59.26 Mbps56.74 MbpsFaster
3Billingley901.45 Mbps35.21—101.18 Mbps46.88 MbpsFaster
4Barnsley921.78 Mbps22.84—67.03 Mbps30.38 Mbps-
5Penistone913.79 Mbps21.78—55.16 Mbps28.21 MbpsSlower
6Hunshelf911.57 Mbps19.02—45.66 Mbps24.76 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 4 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, 38.25% were fast, 23.96% slow, and 37.8% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 23:19:4028 secs26.01 Mbps26.97 Mbps
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 23:00:00246 secs13.8 Mbps13.52 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:18:18462 secs14.72 Mbps27.75 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:44:27425 mins25.11 Mbps260.24 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:57:20229 secs30.02 Mbps34.04 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:46:54237 secs7.27 Mbps47.05 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:29:4128 mins68.53 Mbps70.56 Mbps
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:33:5433 mins13.09 Mbps18.15 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:33:2122 mins10.78 Mbps6.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE19 Oct 2021 19:26:09218 secs1.15 Mbps1.14 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk19 Oct 2021 19:15:0125 mins10.65 Mbps45.46 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:10:33260 secs55.38 Mbps38.65 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 18:32:02227 secs10.67 Mbps33.87 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 17:32:0033 mins3.69 Mbps8.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Origin Broadband19 Oct 2021 16:56:21228 secs16.5 Mbps16.81 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 16:48:41356 secs32.92 Mbps32.26 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 15:44:004116 secs187.19 Mbps77.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 15:44:51223 secs36.67 Mbps11.9 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 15:37:04266 secs64.06 Mbps62.23 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 14:32:491236 mins105.22 Mbps16.17 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Barnsley

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zone Broadband858.85 Mbps51.17—299.26 Mbps
2Zen Internet862.49 Mbps63.5—254.19 Mbps
3Virgin Media913.48 Mbps54.41—215 Mbps
4BT921.78 Mbps28.89—64.45 Mbps
5EE453.08 Mbps27.03—45.29 Mbps
6CIX497.02 Mbps7.52—37.66 Mbps
7Vodafone522.67 Mbps26.44—55.26 Mbps
8Sky Broadband463.6 Mbps20.92—50.7 Mbps
9TalkTalk436.98 Mbps18.01—39.69 Mbps
10Origin Broadband271.1 Mbps16.59—36.81 Mbps
11Plusnet74.71 Mbps14.73—36.2 Mbps
12Shell Energy64.42 Mbps7.07—14.82 Mbps
13telcom (Velocity Fibre)5.75 Mbps5.3—5.59 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Barnsley

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Darfield41.013.13%14.90%33.45%7.11%3.54%
Wombwell40.013.21%21.17%32.97%10.53%2.83%

Barnsley Broadband Speed Map

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 28.89—64.45 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Barnsley?
The best internet provider in Barnsley is Zone Broadband, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 51.17 to 299.26 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Barnsley?
Users in Barnsley see an average internet speed of 22.84 up to 1167 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 463.6 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 913.48 Mbps.
Is Origin Broadband available in Barnsley?
Broadband service from Origin Broadband is available in Barnsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 271.1 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Barnsley?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 183 of Barnsley's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Barnsley?
The broadband provider with the most users in Barnsley is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021