ISPs in Bedford

Bedford residents have run speed tests on 11 providers. This number is 91.30% above the United Kingdom average of 5.75 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 532.47 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 24.89—126.49 Mbps. Bedford's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 532.47 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Bedford is 29.74 Mbps, which is 28.80% above the The United Kingdom national average of 23.09 Mbps, and 70.14% above the average of 17.48 Mbps in Bedford. Internet speeds in Bedford are typically faster than Bolnhurst and Keysoe, but slower than Bletsoe. Nearby cities include Elstow with speeds 16.08—65.54 Mbps, Kempston with speeds 15.17—21.63 Mbps, and Clapham with speeds 28.96—111.16 Mbps.


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

Internet in Bedford


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bedford

532.47 Mbps

Bedford's fastest speed

21.63—77.76 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bedford residents

Bedford Competitive Speed Map

How Bedford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.09—72.15 Mbps30.25 MbpsFaster
Bedford532.47 Mbps21.63—77.76 Mbps29.74 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.33—67.29 Mbps23.85 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.83—49.83 Mbps17.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.5 Mbps21.24 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.51 Mbps18.26 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.6—35.98 Mbps10.79 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.57 Mbps21.82 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.38—71.77 Mbps21.07 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bedford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Clapham544.75 Mbps28.96—111.16 Mbps41.99 Mbps9
2Bletsoe817.47 Mbps18.36—58.93 Mbps32.82 Mbps8
3Bedford532.47 Mbps21.63—77.76 Mbps29.74 Mbps11
4Elstow547.9 Mbps16.08—65.54 Mbps23.22 Mbps9
5Kempston606.76 Mbps15.17—21.63 Mbps16.73 Mbps9

Bedford Over Time

How Bedford Compares for Internet Speed in Bedford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
2Wilden89.7 Mbps31—56.66 Mbps35.93 MbpsFaster
3Bletsoe817.47 Mbps18.36—58.93 Mbps32.82 MbpsFaster
4Bedford532.47 Mbps21.63—77.76 Mbps29.74 Mbps-
5Bolnhurst and Keysoe185.17 Mbps10.97—65.98 Mbps23.3 MbpsSlower
6Elstow547.9 Mbps16.08—65.54 Mbps23.22 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, 43.69% were fast, 23.55% slow, and 32.76% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media29 Jun 2020 01:04:28220 secs10 Mbps10.46 Mbps
Post Office Broadband26 Jun 2020 21:33:37224 secs10.61 Mbps12.09 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jun 2020 18:27:12537 mins22.55 Mbps10.67 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 17:54:3552 mins1.6 Mbps17.05 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 08:03:2523 mins70.07 Mbps70.68 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jun 2020 07:46:1026 mins29.1 Mbps54.64 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband23 Jun 2020 22:54:06226 secs39.81 Mbps37.15 Mbps
BT23 Jun 2020 21:09:10350 secs88.04 Mbps70.94 MbpsNeeds help
BT23 Jun 2020 13:53:41233 secs97.36 Mbps125.9 MbpsImproved
Independent Fibre Networks23 Jun 2020 13:28:2325 mins101.3 Mbps100.9 Mbps
BT23 Jun 2020 11:07:14246 secs0.79 Mbps0.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband23 Jun 2020 08:16:05230 secs23.97 Mbps28.83 MbpsImproved
BT22 Jun 2020 22:28:33226 secs86.18 Mbps90.4 Mbps
BT22 Jun 2020 18:25:2123 mins34.05 Mbps36.16 Mbps
BT22 Jun 2020 16:20:14271 secs0.33 Mbps11.74 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Jun 2020 12:44:33324 mins1.8 Mbps6.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet22 Jun 2020 08:31:31225 secs32.64 Mbps10.35 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media22 Jun 2020 07:48:36223 secs218.18 Mbps218.96 Mbps
BT21 Jun 2020 21:24:39246 secs114.07 Mbps111.4 Mbps
BT21 Jun 2020 21:18:58225 secs20.27 Mbps25.87 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bedford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media384.8 Mbps47.49—202.14 Mbps
2BT532.47 Mbps24.89—126.49 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks346.18 Mbps23.54—69.62 Mbps
4Zen Internet73.82 Mbps26.94—68.7 Mbps
5Glide60.44 Mbps34.01—43.66 Mbps
6EE136.53 Mbps18.09—50.92 Mbps
7Vodafone72.7 Mbps18.58—50.21 Mbps
8TalkTalk147.26 Mbps21.7—45.32 Mbps
9Plusnet72.2 Mbps16.89—42.47 Mbps
10Sky Broadband144.75 Mbps10.18—35.38 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband66.88 Mbps6.49—36.94 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bedford

Bedford has 11 ISPs tested by its 171,623 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Bedford with 532.47 Mbps, and an average speed range of 24.89—126.49 Mbps.
The best provider in Bedford in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 47.49 to 202.14 Mbps.
Users in Bedford see an average internet speed of 21.63 up to 296 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 532.47 Mbps.
BT is available in Bedford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 532.47 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 384.8 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Bedford is BT.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020