Broadband Statistics for Bedford, Bedford
Broadband Providers11
Fastest Speed906.79 Mbps
Average Speed36.35 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

ISPs in Bedford

Bedford residents have run speed tests on 11 broadband providers. This number is 85.81% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 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 906.79 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 44.4—148.19 Mbps. Bedford's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 906.79 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Bedford is 36.35 Mbps, which is 2.05% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 6.84% below the average of 39.02 Mbps in Bedford. Internet speeds in Bedford are typically faster than Kempston, but slower than Elstow. Nearby cities include Elstow with speeds 30.83—111 Mbps, Kempston with speeds 27.7—65.82 Mbps, and Clapham with speeds 43.34—233.27 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Bedford
    33.6 — 180.12 Mbps
    540.87 Mbps
    40.17 Mbps
  • BT in Bedford
    44.4 — 148.19 Mbps
    906.79 Mbps
    52.28 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    39.12 — 111.52 Mbps
    372.88 Mbps
    52.52 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Bedford
    30.46 — 51.74 Mbps
    74.36 Mbps
    31.94 Mbps
  • EE in Bedford
    21.64 — 49.34 Mbps
    900.56 Mbps
    29.45 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Bedford
    18.14 — 49.02 Mbps
    150 Mbps
    23.63 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Bedford
    22.08 — 37.06 Mbps
    74.36 Mbps
    24.65 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Bedford
    13.32 — 52.83 Mbps
    148.03 Mbps
    19.88 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Bedford
    16.34 — 46.4 Mbps
    91.98 Mbps
    19.96 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Bedford
    8 — 34.13 Mbps
    59.93 Mbps
    9.72 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Bedford
    1.43 — 29.45 Mbps
    62.85 Mbps
    16.74 Mbps

Broadband in Bedford


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bedford

906.79 Mbps

Bedford's fastest speed

27.37—72.3 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%28.66%
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 Mbps35.69—93.94 Mbps48.34 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—99.11 Mbps36.98 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.87—109.32 Mbps41.53 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.56—109.45 Mbps44.48 MbpsFaster
Bedford906.79 Mbps27.37—72.3 Mbps36.35 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.44—89.34 Mbps32.36 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—53.02 Mbps28.13 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.94—66.08 Mbps30.94 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.7 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.14—92.58 Mbps35.89 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Bedford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Bletsoe590.85 Mbps92.43—92.99 Mbps92.65 Mbps9
2Clapham920.84 Mbps43.34—233.27 Mbps65.12 Mbps8
3Elstow925.09 Mbps30.83—111 Mbps40.89 Mbps11
4Bedford906.79 Mbps27.37—72.3 Mbps36.35 Mbps11
5Kempston839.41 Mbps27.7—65.82 Mbps34.14 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 
3Stewartby365.98 Mbps25.84—46.54 Mbps41.97 MbpsFaster
4Elstow925.09 Mbps30.83—111 Mbps40.89 MbpsFaster
5Bedford906.79 Mbps27.37—72.3 Mbps36.35 Mbps-
6Kempston839.41 Mbps27.7—65.82 Mbps34.14 MbpsSlower
7Bolnhurst and Keysoe842.64 Mbps23.8—49.54 Mbps26.65 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 4 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, 44.87% were fast, 19.54% slow, and 35.59% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT01 Aug 2021 20:10:39774 mins2.39 Mbps12.89 MbpsImproved
BT01 Aug 2021 21:02:03249 secs41.35 Mbps34.97 MbpsNeeds help
BT01 Aug 2021 19:35:05232 secs18.31 Mbps19.02 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 17:27:0537 mins19.18 Mbps29.35 MbpsImproved
BT01 Aug 2021 15:28:1132 mins9.4 Mbps9.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE01 Aug 2021 15:30:33223 secs42.46 Mbps48.88 MbpsImproved
BT01 Aug 2021 14:23:46223 secs67.26 Mbps70.73 Mbps
BT31 Jul 2021 20:52:1429 mins63.55 Mbps63.12 Mbps
BT31 Jul 2021 11:22:4822 mins133.35 Mbps140.9 Mbps
BT31 Jul 2021 08:56:3745 mins69.36 Mbps72.1 Mbps
Virgin Media31 Jul 2021 08:43:19257 secs33.31 Mbps34.58 Mbps
Independent Fibre Networks31 Jul 2021 07:50:3637 mins55.93 Mbps111.75 MbpsImproved
Independent Fibre Networks31 Jul 2021 00:02:2724 mins49.88 Mbps49.09 Mbps
Independent Fibre Networks30 Jul 2021 21:59:2234 mins47.94 Mbps131.95 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband30 Jul 2021 19:22:2394 mins9.19 Mbps31.12 MbpsImproved
BT30 Jul 2021 18:58:48348 secs7.4 Mbps9.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT30 Jul 2021 18:48:5425 mins3.66 Mbps66.95 MbpsImproved
EE30 Jul 2021 17:38:26350 secs9.04 Mbps44.43 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband30 Jul 2021 17:19:16457 secs10.71 Mbps31.72 MbpsImproved
BT30 Jul 2021 15:03:09221 secs72.14 Mbps70.63 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bedford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1BT906.79 Mbps44.4—148.19 Mbps
2Virgin Media540.87 Mbps33.6—180.12 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks372.88 Mbps39.12—111.52 Mbps
4Vodafone74.36 Mbps30.46—51.74 Mbps
5EE900.56 Mbps21.64—49.34 Mbps
6TalkTalk148.03 Mbps13.32—52.83 Mbps
7Sky Broadband150 Mbps18.14—49.02 Mbps
8Zen Internet91.98 Mbps16.34—46.4 Mbps
9Plusnet74.36 Mbps22.08—37.06 Mbps
10Spitfire62.85 Mbps1.43—29.45 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband59.93 Mbps8—34.13 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bedford

How many broadband providers in Bedford are there?
Bedford has 11 ISPs tested by its 171,623 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bedford?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Bedford with 906.79 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 44.4—148.19 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 33.6 to 180.12 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Bedford?
Users in Bedford see an average internet speed of 27.37 up to 819 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 906.79 Mbps.
Is BT available in Bedford?
Broadband service from BT is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 906.79 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 540.87 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Bedford?
The broadband provider with the most users in Bedford is BT.

Last updated: 01 Aug 2021