ISPs in Bedford

Bedford residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 102.70% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 providers. ISPs available in Bedford include BT, Sky Broadband, and Virgin Media. The most common provider in Bedford is BT, with a maximum recorded speed of 901.78 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 28.98—226.99 Mbps. Bedford's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 901.78 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Bedford is 33.19 Mbps, which is 29.65% above the The United Kingdom national average of 25.6 Mbps, and 87.94% above the average of 17.66 Mbps in Bedford. Internet speeds in Bedford are typically faster than Elstow, but slower than Wilden. Nearby cities include Elstow with speeds 17.98—72.75 Mbps, Kempston with speeds 15.22—21.98 Mbps, and Clapham with speeds 34.43—144.73 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Bedford
  • BT in Bedford
  • Zen Internet in Bedford
  • Glide in Bedford
  • Independent Fibre Networks
  • TalkTalk in Bedford
  • Vodafone in Bedford
  • EE in Bedford
  • Plusnet in Bedford
  • Sky Broadband in Bedford
  • Post Office Broadband in Bedford
  • Andrews & Arnold in Bedford

Internet in Bedford


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bedford

901.78 Mbps

Bedford's fastest speed

24.42—108.08 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bedford residents

Bedford Competitive Speed Map

How Bedford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
Bedford901.78 Mbps24.42—108.08 Mbps33.19 Mbps-
London3385.49 Mbps21.76—73.54 Mbps32.88 MbpsSlower
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.5—70.31 Mbps25.76 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.01—54.91 Mbps19.02 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.04—62.4 Mbps22.61 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.62—47.23 Mbps19.44 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.49—72.98 Mbps24.9 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.28—40.63 Mbps11.85 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.48—70.13 Mbps24.49 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.29—86.48 Mbps25.05 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bedford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Clapham544.75 Mbps34.43—144.73 Mbps51.04 Mbps9
2Bletsoe817.47 Mbps25.82—92.57 Mbps43.61 Mbps9
3Bedford901.78 Mbps24.42—108.08 Mbps33.19 Mbps12
4Elstow869.19 Mbps17.98—72.75 Mbps26.32 Mbps9
5Kempston788.06 Mbps15.22—21.98 Mbps16.78 Mbps9

Bedford Over Time

How Bedford Compares for Internet Speed in Bedford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
2Bletsoe817.47 Mbps25.82—92.57 Mbps43.61 MbpsFaster
3Wilden89.7 Mbps31—37.15 Mbps35.93 MbpsFaster
4Bedford901.78 Mbps24.42—108.08 Mbps33.19 Mbps-
5Elstow869.19 Mbps17.98—72.75 Mbps26.32 MbpsSlower
6Bolnhurst and Keysoe185.17 Mbps13.52—37.76 Mbps17.99 MbpsSlower

Bedford Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bedford test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bedford ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Bedford 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 Bedford's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 41.96% were fast, 26.57% slow, and 31.47% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband18 Sep 2020 06:59:09210 mins66.77 Mbps63.33 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Sep 2020 20:40:21238 secs14.81 Mbps14.93 Mbps
Plusnet17 Sep 2020 18:16:5247 mins12.04 Mbps0.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT15 Sep 2020 17:21:58339 mins5.22 Mbps25.82 MbpsImproved
BT15 Sep 2020 15:44:21454 mins6.38 Mbps12.81 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk14 Sep 2020 23:04:04224 secs113.53 Mbps114.23 Mbps
TalkTalk14 Sep 2020 20:08:54257 secs95.54 Mbps97.81 Mbps
BT14 Sep 2020 15:38:01211 mins10.84 Mbps49.28 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk13 Sep 2020 19:34:04410 mins98.28 Mbps30 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk13 Sep 2020 18:01:30225 secs59.34 Mbps58.65 Mbps
BT13 Sep 2020 16:26:28233 secs22.48 Mbps23.17 Mbps
Independent Fibre Networks13 Sep 2020 13:15:2165 mins8.56 Mbps13.59 MbpsImproved
BT13 Sep 2020 13:10:033101 secs26.91 Mbps26.92 Mbps
TalkTalk13 Sep 2020 09:58:27224 secs25.16 Mbps127.78 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband13 Sep 2020 09:08:54234 secs4.08 Mbps3.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Independent Fibre Networks12 Sep 2020 20:28:02313 mins29.39 Mbps11.67 MbpsNeeds help
Independent Fibre Networks12 Sep 2020 18:21:29413 mins0.45 Mbps0.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Independent Fibre Networks11 Sep 2020 18:44:49523 mins3.6 Mbps19.54 MbpsImproved
BT10 Sep 2020 08:05:15228 secs13.86 Mbps14.31 Mbps
BT09 Sep 2020 20:32:42213 mins0.06 Mbps12.42 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bedford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media548.39 Mbps59.1—206.54 Mbps
2BT901.78 Mbps28.98—226.99 Mbps
3Zen Internet89.35 Mbps27.46—69.95 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks346.18 Mbps23.54—58.8 Mbps
5Glide60.44 Mbps34.01—43.66 Mbps
6TalkTalk147.26 Mbps21.94—48.09 Mbps
7EE227.12 Mbps18.73—50.01 Mbps
8Vodafone71.92 Mbps18.58—51.14 Mbps
9Plusnet72.2 Mbps19.71—42.58 Mbps
10Sky Broadband144.75 Mbps11.42—36.44 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband66.88 Mbps6.74—36.99 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold5.48 Mbps4.01—5 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bedford

Bedford has 12 ISPs tested by its 171,623 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Bedford with 901.78 Mbps, and an average speed range of 28.98—226.99 Mbps.
The best provider in Bedford in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 59.1 to 206.54 Mbps.
Users in Bedford see an average internet speed of 24.42 up to 149 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 901.78 Mbps.
BT is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 901.78 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 144.75 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 548.39 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Bedford is BT.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2020