Broadband Statistics for Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen
Broadband Providers11
Fastest Speed895.51 Mbps
Average Speed26.85 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Blackburn Broadband Options

Blackburn residents have run speed tests on 11 broadband providers. This number is 84.56% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 internet service providers. ISPs available in Blackburn include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Blackburn is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 895.51 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 39.17—138.72 Mbps. Blackburn's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 895.51 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Blackburn is 26.85 Mbps, which is 18.41% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.91 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 26.85 Mbps in Blackburn with Darwen.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Blackburn
    39.17 — 138.72 Mbps
    895.51 Mbps
    57.86 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Blackburn
    21.42 — 78.48 Mbps
    195.81 Mbps
    31.99 Mbps
  • Zone Broadband
    25.36 — 70.23 Mbps
    265.88 Mbps
    28.29 Mbps
  • BT in Blackburn
    23.33 — 68.07 Mbps
    772.34 Mbps
    33.84 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Blackburn
    20.92 — 46.37 Mbps
    75.43 Mbps
    23.75 Mbps
  • EE in Blackburn
    21.28 — 44.88 Mbps
    73.68 Mbps
    26.82 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Blackburn
    12.72 — 36.11 Mbps
    149.93 Mbps
    18.1 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Blackburn
    12.87 — 34.59 Mbps
    73.12 Mbps
    17.22 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Blackburn
    9.11 — 33.77 Mbps
    69.25 Mbps
    13.25 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Blackburn
    8.43 — 29.19 Mbps
    126.79 Mbps
    12.05 Mbps
  • Boundless Networks
    1.11 — 10.51 Mbps
    11.13 Mbps
    2.07 Mbps

Broadband in Blackburn


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Blackburn with Darwen

895.51 Mbps

Blackburn's fastest speed

18.71—76.16 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Blackburn residents

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Blackburn Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Blackburn Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.58—92.44 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 MbpsFaster
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.87—70.07 Mbps27.84 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.71—99.71 Mbps33.69 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.66—84.04 Mbps30.77 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 MbpsFaster
Blackburn895.51 Mbps18.71—76.16 Mbps26.85 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.92—71.32 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.01—57.79 Mbps25.27 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12.02—59.62 Mbps18 MbpsSlower

Blackburn Broadband Over Time

How Blackburn Compares for Internet Speed in Blackburn with Darwen

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Blackburn895.51 Mbps18.71—76.16 Mbps26.85 Mbps-

Blackburn Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Blackburn testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Blackburn ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Blackburn 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 Blackburn's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.38% were fast, 23.92% slow, and 35.7% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Apr 2021 21:17:36311 mins183.82 Mbps18.17 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Apr 2021 18:27:473113 secs66.58 Mbps304.43 MbpsImproved
BT20 Apr 2021 18:10:37375 secs57.28 Mbps49.04 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Apr 2021 17:12:49424 mins10 Mbps15.74 MbpsImproved
BT20 Apr 2021 17:03:35297 secs0.68 Mbps5.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 13:40:48228 secs5.59 Mbps6.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 11:38:54290 secs5.37 Mbps13.49 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 10:33:37216 secs18.48 Mbps21.52 MbpsImproved
BT20 Apr 2021 09:13:4333 mins73.44 Mbps64.01 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Apr 2021 08:26:03227 secs144.55 Mbps126.28 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 06:38:51461 secs52.48 Mbps314.59 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 19:05:53559 mins2.51 Mbps10.84 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 19:49:29366 secs3.59 Mbps4.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 18:39:553104 secs168.85 Mbps194.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 18:29:21239 secs39.24 Mbps41.46 Mbps
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 17:54:40332 secs17.33 Mbps48.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 17:44:29219 secs17.33 Mbps90.5 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 16:34:12314 mins4.5 Mbps7.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Apr 2021 14:01:4022 mins717.42 Mbps518.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 13:56:20227 secs31.86 Mbps34.21 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Blackburn

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media895.51 Mbps39.17—138.72 Mbps
2Zone Broadband265.88 Mbps25.36—70.23 Mbps
3BT772.34 Mbps23.33—68.07 Mbps
4Zen Internet195.81 Mbps21.42—78.48 Mbps
5EE73.68 Mbps21.28—44.88 Mbps
6Vodafone75.43 Mbps20.92—46.37 Mbps
7TalkTalk149.93 Mbps12.72—36.11 Mbps
8Plusnet73.12 Mbps12.87—34.59 Mbps
9Sky Broadband126.79 Mbps8.43—29.19 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband69.25 Mbps9.11—33.77 Mbps
11Boundless Networks11.13 Mbps1.11—10.51 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Blackburn

How many broadband providers in Blackburn are there?
Blackburn has 11 ISPs tested by its 148,942 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Blackburn?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Blackburn with 895.51 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 39.17—138.72 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Blackburn?
The best internet provider in Blackburn in Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 39.17 to 138.72 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Blackburn?
Users in Blackburn see an average internet speed of 18.71 up to 542 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 895.51 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Blackburn?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 895.51 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Blackburn?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 126.79 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Blackburn?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 75.43 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Blackburn?
The broadband provider with the most users in Blackburn is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2021