Broadband Statistics for Bedford, Bedford
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed902.06 Mbps
Average Speed35 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

ISPs in Bedford

Bedford residents have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 102.02% above the United Kingdom average of 5.94 internet service providers. ISPs available in Bedford include BT, Sky Broadband, and Virgin Media. The most common broadband provider in Bedford is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 902.06 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 41.47—148.86 Mbps. Bedford's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 902.06 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Bedford is 35 Mbps, which is 1.36% above the The United Kingdom national average of 34.53 Mbps, and 2.40% below the average of 35.86 Mbps in Bedford. Internet speeds in Bedford are typically faster than Elstow, but slower than Clapham. Nearby cities include Elstow with speeds 23.99—104.88 Mbps, Kempston with speeds 23.67—62.26 Mbps, and Clapham with speeds 42.18—199.89 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Bedford
    49.19 — 210.92 Mbps
    548.39 Mbps
    86.78 Mbps
  • BT in Bedford
    41.47 — 148.86 Mbps
    902.06 Mbps
    49.59 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    38.94 — 105.38 Mbps
    372.88 Mbps
    46.15 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Bedford
    20.03 — 67.77 Mbps
    91.98 Mbps
    20.78 Mbps
  • EE in Bedford
    22.03 — 55.3 Mbps
    520.58 Mbps
    28.57 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Bedford
    24.41 — 43 Mbps
    74.36 Mbps
    28.34 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Bedford
    18.58 — 51.68 Mbps
    72.72 Mbps
    30.57 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Bedford
    17.57 — 47.22 Mbps
    150 Mbps
    22.05 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Bedford
    13.67 — 41.74 Mbps
    148.03 Mbps
    21.84 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Bedford
    12.09 — 37 Mbps
    56.61 Mbps
    28.3 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Bedford
    0.97 — 16.97 Mbps
    96.06 Mbps
    1.43 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Bedford
    4.01 — 5 Mbps
    5.48 Mbps
    4.88 Mbps

Broadband in Bedford


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bedford

902.06 Mbps

Bedford's fastest speed

25.96—80.31 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bedford residents

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Bedford Broadband Speed Map

Bedford Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBedfordUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.09%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps25.69%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.02%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.90%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps22.44%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.86%2.33%

How Bedford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps32.66—93.17 Mbps45.25 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.49—104.07 Mbps35.53 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.73—106.01 Mbps35.83 MbpsFaster
Bedford902.06 Mbps25.96—80.31 Mbps35 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps25.04—87.45 Mbps34.26 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.46—73.87 Mbps27.3 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps21.48—57.04 Mbps27.11 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps19.09—59.94 Mbps26.88 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.41—62.29 Mbps20.78 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.62—87.67 Mbps31.81 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Bedford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Bletsoe817.47 Mbps92.43—93.04 Mbps92.66 Mbps9
2Clapham920.84 Mbps42.18—199.89 Mbps61.46 Mbps8
3Bedford902.06 Mbps25.96—80.31 Mbps35 Mbps12
4Elstow925.09 Mbps23.99—104.88 Mbps33.81 Mbps11
5Kempston788.06 Mbps23.67—62.26 Mbps31.73 Mbps9

Bedford 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 Bedford Compares for Internet Speed in Bedford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Bletsoe817.47 Mbps92.43—93.04 Mbps92.66 MbpsFaster
2Clapham920.84 Mbps42.18—199.89 Mbps61.46 MbpsFaster
3Bedford902.06 Mbps25.96—80.31 Mbps35 Mbps-
4Elstow925.09 Mbps23.99—104.88 Mbps33.81 MbpsSlower
5Stewartby365.98 Mbps29—46.54 Mbps32.02 MbpsSlower

Bedford Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bedford testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bedford ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Bedford's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 36.94% were fast, 25.64% slow, and 37.43% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT15 May 2021 19:56:2424 mins4.68 Mbps3.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Independent Fibre Networks15 May 2021 19:22:31349 secs67.57 Mbps152.02 MbpsImproved
BT15 May 2021 17:49:47218 mins26.3 Mbps20.94 MbpsNeeds help
BT15 May 2021 16:43:02224 secs71.61 Mbps72.46 Mbps
BT15 May 2021 14:43:4156 mins7.9 Mbps18.55 MbpsImproved
BT15 May 2021 13:41:032519 mins71.89 Mbps72.15 Mbps
BT15 May 2021 13:07:03256 secs0.16 Mbps25.46 MbpsImproved
BT15 May 2021 09:08:2235 mins71.69 Mbps72.29 Mbps
BT15 May 2021 07:20:2728 mins8.26 Mbps5.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Independent Fibre Networks14 May 2021 20:39:06252 secs0.21 Mbps0.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 May 2021 20:39:12228 secs55.61 Mbps37.98 MbpsNeeds help
BT14 May 2021 16:58:30360 secs67.77 Mbps71.51 Mbps
BT14 May 2021 16:53:3722 mins0.61 Mbps0.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 May 2021 14:34:5748 mins2.64 Mbps19.38 MbpsImproved
BT14 May 2021 14:38:37221 secs70.2 Mbps72.29 Mbps
EE14 May 2021 14:18:41249 secs40.21 Mbps38.25 Mbps
BT14 May 2021 14:07:0124 mins144.39 Mbps144.29 Mbps
BT14 May 2021 11:27:5372 mins70.93 Mbps72.16 Mbps
Independent Fibre Networks14 May 2021 11:24:0335 mins78.2 Mbps19.12 MbpsNeeds help
EE14 May 2021 10:59:34221 mins42.14 Mbps36.3 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bedford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media548.39 Mbps49.19—210.92 Mbps
2BT902.06 Mbps41.47—148.86 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks372.88 Mbps38.94—105.38 Mbps
4Zen Internet91.98 Mbps20.03—67.77 Mbps
5EE520.58 Mbps22.03—55.3 Mbps
6Vodafone72.72 Mbps18.58—51.68 Mbps
7Plusnet74.36 Mbps24.41—43 Mbps
8TalkTalk148.03 Mbps13.67—41.74 Mbps
9Sky Broadband150 Mbps17.57—47.22 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband56.61 Mbps12.09—37 Mbps
11Spitfire96.06 Mbps0.97—16.97 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold5.48 Mbps4.01—5 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bedford

How many broadband providers in Bedford are there?
Bedford has 12 ISPs tested by its 171,623 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bedford?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Bedford with 902.06 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 41.47—148.86 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Bedford?
The best internet provider in Bedford is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 49.19 to 210.92 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Bedford?
Users in Bedford see an average internet speed of 25.96 up to 566 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 902.06 Mbps.
Is BT available in Bedford?
Broadband service from BT is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 902.06 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Bedford?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 150 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Bedford?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 548.39 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Bedford?
The broadband provider with the most users in Bedford is BT.

Last updated: 15 May 2021