Broadband Statistics for Barnsley, Barnsley
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed921.78 Mbps
Average Speed30.53 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in Barnsley

Barnsley residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 119.59% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 internet service providers. ISPs available in Barnsley include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and Origin Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Barnsley is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 656.21 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 66.88—215.99 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 30.53 Mbps, which is 17.73% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 1.77% above the average of 30 Mbps in Barnsley. Internet speeds in Barnsley are typically faster than Penistone, but slower than Billingley. Nearby cities include Silkstone with speeds 51.21—59.26 Mbps, and Tankersley with speeds 1.52—16.66 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Zone Broadband
    44.14 — 266.11 Mbps
    648.36 Mbps
    73.13 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Barnsley
    66.88 — 215.99 Mbps
    656.21 Mbps
    100.41 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Barnsley
    62.8 — 218.28 Mbps
    862.49 Mbps
    69.75 Mbps
  • BT in Barnsley
    27.53 — 62.36 Mbps
    921.78 Mbps
    35.54 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Barnsley
    26.57 — 52.4 Mbps
    522.67 Mbps
    29.54 Mbps
  • EE in Barnsley
    27.97 — 45.24 Mbps
    453.08 Mbps
    34.92 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Barnsley
    18.7 — 45.42 Mbps
    400.86 Mbps
    25.22 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Barnsley
    17.4 — 38.03 Mbps
    220.41 Mbps
    23.75 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Barnsley
    17.91 — 36.65 Mbps
    74.71 Mbps
    23.71 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Barnsley
    16.62 — 36.76 Mbps
    271.1 Mbps
    20.42 Mbps
  • CIX in Barnsley
    4.84 — 28.07 Mbps
    149.68 Mbps
    6.35 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Barnsley
    5.81 — 14.99 Mbps
    63.75 Mbps
    7.63 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

22.87—67.64 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Barnsley residents

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Barnsley Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps35.65—93.94 Mbps48.29 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.66—99.25 Mbps36.98 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.43—89.32 Mbps32.35 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.98—66.21 Mbps30.98 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.32 Mbps41.55 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.16—92.6 Mbps35.92 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.54—109.42 Mbps44.28 MbpsFaster
Barnsley921.78 Mbps22.87—67.64 Mbps30.53 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—52.99 Mbps28.11 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.69 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Barnsley

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Billingley635.87 Mbps32.85—96.02 Mbps45.13 Mbps9
2Barnsley921.78 Mbps22.87—67.64 Mbps30.53 Mbps13
3Penistone913.79 Mbps17.44—51.68 Mbps24.92 Mbps10
4Hunshelf911.57 Mbps16.64—36.46 Mbps20.66 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 
1Silkstone59.84 Mbps51.21—59.26 Mbps56.74 MbpsFaster
2Billingley635.87 Mbps32.85—96.02 Mbps45.13 MbpsFaster
3Barnsley921.78 Mbps22.87—67.64 Mbps30.53 Mbps-
4Penistone913.79 Mbps17.44—51.68 Mbps24.92 MbpsSlower
5Hunshelf911.57 Mbps16.64—36.46 Mbps20.66 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, 41.06% were fast, 26.93% slow, and 32.01% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 23:31:2628 mins0.73 Mbps25.19 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband03 Aug 2021 21:59:2232 mins5.81 Mbps6.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Aug 2021 21:11:0622 mins35.54 Mbps35.36 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 20:27:04247 secs187.95 Mbps65.89 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet03 Aug 2021 20:12:35227 secs0.04 Mbps0.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 19:54:20213 mins17.87 Mbps111.08 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 20:00:47374 secs0.64 Mbps0.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Aug 2021 19:00:25328 mins31.45 Mbps146.55 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 17:45:23322 mins55.82 Mbps91.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 17:52:4328 mins108.92 Mbps109.78 Mbps
Plusnet03 Aug 2021 17:58:17338 secs0.8 Mbps1.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 17:11:37234 secs109.48 Mbps109.56 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 17:05:1926 mins213.62 Mbps250.98 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband03 Aug 2021 16:25:5825 mins70.38 Mbps69.88 Mbps
Origin Broadband03 Aug 2021 16:14:15266 secs46.06 Mbps46.43 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 15:59:2042 mins0.82 Mbps3.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 15:58:5722 mins53.81 Mbps54.36 Mbps
Origin Broadband03 Aug 2021 15:18:13219 mins62.95 Mbps44.67 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 14:55:2538 mins2.66 Mbps12.87 MbpsImproved
Vodafone03 Aug 2021 14:57:08234 secs5.02 Mbps5.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Barnsley

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zone Broadband648.36 Mbps44.14—266.11 Mbps
2Virgin Media656.21 Mbps66.88—215.99 Mbps
3Zen Internet862.49 Mbps62.8—218.28 Mbps
4BT921.78 Mbps27.53—62.36 Mbps
5EE453.08 Mbps27.97—45.24 Mbps
6Vodafone522.67 Mbps26.57—52.4 Mbps
7Sky Broadband400.86 Mbps18.7—45.42 Mbps
8TalkTalk220.41 Mbps17.4—38.03 Mbps
9Plusnet74.71 Mbps17.91—36.65 Mbps
10Origin Broadband271.1 Mbps16.62—36.76 Mbps
11CIX149.68 Mbps4.84—28.07 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband63.75 Mbps5.81—14.99 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 27.53—62.36 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 44.14 to 266.11 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Barnsley?
Users in Barnsley see an average internet speed of 22.87 up to 1058 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 921.78 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 656.21 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 400.86 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.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Barnsley?
The broadband provider with the most users in Barnsley is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2021