ISPs in Bedford

Bedford residents have run speed tests on 13 providers. This number is 123.37% above the United Kingdom average of 5.82 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 902.06 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 41.31—247.32 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 speed users will see in Bedford is 36.43 Mbps, which is 16.35% above the The United Kingdom national average of 31.31 Mbps, and 57.50% above the average of 23.13 Mbps in Bedford. Internet speeds in Bedford are typically faster than Stewartby, but slower than Wilden. Nearby cities include Elstow with speeds 20.75—92.85 Mbps, Kempston with speeds 14.6—28.91 Mbps, and Clapham with speeds 41.94—197.18 Mbps.


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

Internet in Bedford


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bedford

902.06 Mbps

Bedford's fastest speed

27.06—147.79 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bedford residents

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Bedford Competitive Speed Map

How Bedford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps30.15—91.09 Mbps41.86 MbpsFaster
Bedford902.06 Mbps27.06—147.79 Mbps36.43 Mbps-
Birmingham936.64 Mbps19.86—82.76 Mbps30.59 MbpsSlower
Liverpool857.82 Mbps15.18—68.49 Mbps22.63 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps16.92—67.1 Mbps25.49 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps16.36—55.37 Mbps23.1 MbpsSlower
Bristol937.97 Mbps21.24—93.3 Mbps31.11 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps10.43—53.08 Mbps15.2 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps19.65—81.24 Mbps29.33 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.96—99.7 Mbps31.25 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bedford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Bletsoe817.47 Mbps48.3—92.98 Mbps92.03 Mbps9
2Clapham544.32 Mbps41.94—197.18 Mbps62.01 Mbps8
3Bedford902.06 Mbps27.06—147.79 Mbps36.43 Mbps13
4Elstow869.19 Mbps20.75—92.85 Mbps30.07 Mbps10
5Kempston788.06 Mbps14.6—28.91 Mbps16.06 Mbps9

Bedford Over Time

How Bedford Compares for Internet Speed in Bedford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
2Clapham544.32 Mbps41.94—197.18 Mbps62.01 MbpsFaster
3Wilden92.16 Mbps35.93—89.7 Mbps37.15 MbpsFaster
4Bedford902.06 Mbps27.06—147.79 Mbps36.43 Mbps-
5Stewartby365.98 Mbps16.22—287.78 Mbps31.89 MbpsSlower
6Elstow869.19 Mbps20.75—92.85 Mbps30.07 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, 48.78% were fast, 17.07% slow, and 34.15% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 21:54:37463 secs72.38 Mbps22.49 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 21:08:51218 secs16.21 Mbps19.07 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 20:29:38834 mins14.55 Mbps21.05 MbpsImproved
Plusnet06 Mar 2021 20:03:56238 secs35.87 Mbps35.67 Mbps
BT06 Mar 2021 18:04:05428 mins24.95 Mbps17.26 MbpsNeeds help
BT06 Mar 2021 17:53:24225 secs40.66 Mbps55.76 MbpsImproved
BT06 Mar 2021 16:48:38252 secs39.96 Mbps40.28 Mbps
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 16:40:4135 mins0.16 Mbps0.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 14:20:4324 mins80.77 Mbps78.27 Mbps
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 13:26:202115 secs7.84 Mbps7.95 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT06 Mar 2021 12:50:42222 secs58.24 Mbps54.29 Mbps
BT06 Mar 2021 12:35:1023 mins60.93 Mbps53.72 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 12:23:17266 secs15.87 Mbps16.94 Mbps
Independent Fibre Networks06 Mar 2021 11:33:302103 secs43.21 Mbps43.97 Mbps
BT06 Mar 2021 11:33:58256 secs8.75 Mbps9.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media06 Mar 2021 11:06:3423 mins31.23 Mbps34.38 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 10:23:592110 secs44.17 Mbps44.11 Mbps
Sky Broadband06 Mar 2021 00:43:4827 mins11.31 Mbps5.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT06 Mar 2021 00:06:15317 mins39.63 Mbps44.6 MbpsImproved
BT05 Mar 2021 20:57:07722 mins66.01 Mbps57.25 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bedford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media548.39 Mbps67.24—210.16 Mbps
2BT902.06 Mbps41.31—247.32 Mbps
3Spitfire96.06 Mbps0—14.1 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks364.79 Mbps29.19—77.87 Mbps
5Zen Internet89.35 Mbps34.18—70.18 Mbps
6Glide60.44 Mbps34.01—43.66 Mbps
7EE227.12 Mbps18.56—51.86 Mbps
8Plusnet74.08 Mbps21.8—43.04 Mbps
9TalkTalk147.26 Mbps13.37—37.51 Mbps
10Vodafone65.34 Mbps15.83—50.21 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband62.93 Mbps18.7—37.04 Mbps
12Sky Broadband144.95 Mbps16.21—36.45 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold5.48 Mbps4.01—5 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bedford

Bedford has 13 ISPs tested by its 171,623 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Bedford with 902.06 Mbps, and an average speed range of 41.31—247.32 Mbps.
The best provider in Bedford in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 67.24 to 210.16 Mbps.
Users in Bedford see an average internet speed of 27.06 up to 135 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 902.06 Mbps.
BT is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 902.06 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 144.95 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: 06 Mar 2021