Broadband in Barnsley

Barnsley residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 101.34% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 providers. ISPs available in Barnsley include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. The most common provider in Barnsley is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded speed of 145.24 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 14.03—36.58 Mbps. Barnsley's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 847.48 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Barnsley is 26.77 Mbps, which is 9.71% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.65 Mbps, and 3.64% above the average of 25.83 Mbps in Barnsley. Internet speeds in Barnsley are typically faster than Penistone, but slower than Billingley. Nearby cities include Silkstone with speeds 67.04—72.13 Mbps, and Tankersley with speeds 37.4—50.92 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Barnsley
  • Zone Broadband
  • BT in Barnsley
  • Zen Internet in Barnsley
  • EE in Barnsley
  • Plusnet in Barnsley
  • Vodafone in Barnsley
  • Sky Broadband in Barnsley
  • TalkTalk in Barnsley
  • Origin Broadband in Barnsley
  • Post Office Broadband in Barnsley
  • CIX in Barnsley

Internet in Barnsley


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Barnsley

847.48 Mbps

Barnsley's fastest speed

19.68—62.87 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Barnsley residents

Barnsley Competitive Speed Map

How Barnsley Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.88—83.24 Mbps37.08 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.65—75.27 Mbps28.96 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.41—91.99 Mbps28.85 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.37—74.27 Mbps27.51 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.92—95.07 Mbps29.87 MbpsFaster
Barnsley847.48 Mbps19.68—62.87 Mbps26.77 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.56—64.26 Mbps21.69 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.17—65.19 Mbps24.4 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.43—53.11 Mbps21.89 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.44—48.6 Mbps13.72 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Barnsley

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Billingley544 Mbps19.98—67.54 Mbps27.79 Mbps8
2Barnsley847.48 Mbps19.68—62.87 Mbps26.77 Mbps12
3Penistone460.13 Mbps15.09—47.44 Mbps21.24 Mbps9
4Hunshelf324.39 Mbps14.47—33.96 Mbps18.25 Mbps7

Barnsley Over Time

How Barnsley Compares for Internet Speed in Barnsley

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
2Tankersley64.57 Mbps37.4—50.92 Mbps49.69 MbpsFaster
3Billingley544 Mbps19.98—67.54 Mbps27.79 MbpsFaster
4Barnsley847.48 Mbps19.68—62.87 Mbps26.77 Mbps-
5Penistone460.13 Mbps15.09—47.44 Mbps21.24 MbpsSlower
6Hunshelf324.39 Mbps14.47—33.96 Mbps18.25 MbpsSlower

Barnsley Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Barnsley test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Barnsley ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Barnsley's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 41.57% were fast, 23.49% slow, and 34.94% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 07:19:15284 secs21.94 Mbps28.51 MbpsImproved
Plusnet14 Jan 2021 17:30:44227 secs42.72 Mbps40.04 Mbps
Plusnet14 Jan 2021 16:00:2376 mins6.32 Mbps42.41 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2021 15:15:551136 mins1.78 Mbps3.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2021 12:36:57224 secs44.66 Mbps47.05 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 11:39:38227 secs28.4 Mbps28.31 Mbps
BT14 Jan 2021 10:49:50315 mins30.55 Mbps25.41 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 00:19:49212 mins187.26 Mbps197.2 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 20:36:49310 mins63.13 Mbps96.04 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband13 Jan 2021 17:44:0235 mins12.36 Mbps11.64 Mbps
Sky Broadband13 Jan 2021 17:09:50236 secs49.78 Mbps49.12 Mbps
TalkTalk13 Jan 2021 16:51:29498 secs50.6 Mbps38.46 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk13 Jan 2021 15:15:3284 mins3.52 Mbps10.28 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband12 Jan 2021 21:50:0533 mins14.08 Mbps13.51 Mbps
TalkTalk12 Jan 2021 18:02:2233 mins18.54 Mbps20.01 Mbps
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 14:42:5926 mins106.7 Mbps107.28 Mbps
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 11:35:154115 secs107.66 Mbps109.21 Mbps
Virgin Media11 Jan 2021 13:45:13514 mins23.13 Mbps122.1 MbpsImproved
EE11 Jan 2021 10:08:5847 mins54.7 Mbps27.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media10 Jan 2021 16:29:52635 mins26.4 Mbps31.14 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Barnsley

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media650.32 Mbps57.8—215.22 Mbps
2Zen Internet286.39 Mbps8.42—65.08 Mbps
3Zone Broadband336.68 Mbps17.35—148.88 Mbps
4BT847.48 Mbps18.96—49.52 Mbps
5EE221.17 Mbps18.44—43.13 Mbps
6Plusnet74.25 Mbps19.94—36.69 Mbps
7Vodafone74.66 Mbps19.1—36.76 Mbps
8Sky Broadband145.24 Mbps14.03—36.58 Mbps
9TalkTalk220.41 Mbps10.6—32.11 Mbps
10Origin Broadband94.36 Mbps7.52—27.82 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband67.51 Mbps5.09—18.27 Mbps
12CIX82.68 Mbps3—9.25 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Barnsley

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Barnsley

Barnsley has 12 ISPs tested by its 245,199 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Barnsley with 847.48 Mbps, and an average speed range of 18.96—49.52 Mbps.
The best provider in Barnsley in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 57.8 to 215.22 Mbps.
Users in Barnsley see an average internet speed of 19.68 up to 853 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 847.48 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Barnsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 145.24 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Barnsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 650.32 Mbps.
BT is available in Barnsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 847.48 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Barnsley is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2021