ISPs in Bedford

Bedford residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 100.33% above the United Kingdom average of 5.99 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 31.06—241.66 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 34.01 Mbps, which is 20.95% above the The United Kingdom national average of 28.12 Mbps, and 90.53% above the average of 17.85 Mbps in Bedford. Internet speeds in Bedford are typically faster than Stewartby, but slower than Wilden. Nearby cities include Elstow with speeds 20.16—89.82 Mbps, Kempston with speeds 15.41—22.3 Mbps, and Clapham with speeds 42.3—190.86 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Bedford
  • BT in Bedford
  • Zen Internet in Bedford
  • Glide in Bedford
  • Independent Fibre Networks
  • Vodafone in Bedford
  • EE in Bedford
  • Plusnet in Bedford
  • TalkTalk 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

25.57—113.74 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bedford residents

Bedford Competitive Speed Map

How Bedford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps24.95—74.75 Mbps35.95 MbpsFaster
Bedford901.78 Mbps25.57—113.74 Mbps34.01 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.77—72.91 Mbps27.73 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps14.12—60.85 Mbps20.97 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.9—64.15 Mbps23.9 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.7—50.89 Mbps20.85 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps18.13—84.37 Mbps27.16 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.85—45.14 Mbps12.78 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps17.55—72.76 Mbps26.35 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.11—91.85 Mbps28.45 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bedford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Clapham544.75 Mbps42.3—190.86 Mbps60.93 Mbps9
2Bletsoe817.47 Mbps33.99—92.81 Mbps48.04 Mbps9
3Bedford901.78 Mbps25.57—113.74 Mbps34.01 Mbps12
4Elstow869.19 Mbps20.16—89.82 Mbps28.83 Mbps9
5Kempston788.06 Mbps15.41—22.3 Mbps16.9 Mbps9

Bedford Over Time

How Bedford Compares for Internet Speed in Bedford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
2Bletsoe817.47 Mbps33.99—92.81 Mbps48.04 MbpsFaster
3Wilden92.16 Mbps35.93—37.17 Mbps37.15 MbpsFaster
4Bedford901.78 Mbps25.57—113.74 Mbps34.01 Mbps-
5Stewartby365.98 Mbps11.33—89.01 Mbps29 MbpsSlower
6Elstow869.19 Mbps20.16—89.82 Mbps28.83 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, 39.33% were fast, 28.09% slow, and 32.58% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT21 Nov 2020 21:14:48230 secs80.93 Mbps107.45 MbpsImproved
BT21 Nov 2020 12:16:44246 secs27.44 Mbps23.18 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Nov 2020 22:03:22225 secs65.33 Mbps66.63 Mbps
BT20 Nov 2020 20:45:22218 mins18.18 Mbps19.82 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Nov 2020 00:49:03247 secs60.94 Mbps58.34 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Nov 2020 22:31:28281 secs0.6 Mbps0.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Nov 2020 20:33:5224 mins24.2 Mbps26.51 Mbps
BT19 Nov 2020 11:23:01356 secs57.63 Mbps129.03 MbpsImproved
BT18 Nov 2020 17:13:04214 secs26.92 Mbps28.9 Mbps
BT18 Nov 2020 16:40:07224 mins69.78 Mbps67.51 Mbps
BT18 Nov 2020 00:21:3238 mins0.51 Mbps0.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Nov 2020 18:49:373103 secs6.8 Mbps129.07 MbpsImproved
EE17 Nov 2020 10:00:50213 mins52.62 Mbps46.98 MbpsNeeds help
BT17 Nov 2020 08:37:5334 mins0.3 Mbps66.15 MbpsImproved
BT16 Nov 2020 20:45:0237 mins31.87 Mbps29.88 Mbps
BT15 Nov 2020 11:45:09270 secs0.66 Mbps44.26 MbpsImproved
BT14 Nov 2020 15:22:0922 mins11.69 Mbps4.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Nov 2020 11:39:43598 secs19.52 Mbps25.5 MbpsImproved
Plusnet14 Nov 2020 10:16:04211 mins37.19 Mbps33.03 MbpsNeeds help
BT13 Nov 2020 22:15:25277 secs27.73 Mbps28.52 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bedford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media548.39 Mbps67.94—209.93 Mbps
2BT901.78 Mbps31.06—241.66 Mbps
3Zen Internet89.35 Mbps54.59—70.18 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks364.79 Mbps23.83—60.22 Mbps
5Glide60.44 Mbps34.01—43.66 Mbps
6Vodafone71.92 Mbps21.97—55.01 Mbps
7EE227.12 Mbps20.46—51.86 Mbps
8TalkTalk147.26 Mbps16.05—44.06 Mbps
9Plusnet72.56 Mbps20—41.7 Mbps
10Sky Broadband144.75 Mbps13.86—36.44 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband62.93 Mbps11.62—37.02 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 31.06—241.66 Mbps.
The best provider in Bedford in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 67.94 to 209.93 Mbps.
Users in Bedford see an average internet speed of 25.57 up to 153 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: 21 Nov 2020