Blackburn Broadband Options

Blackburn residents have run speed tests on 11 providers. This number is 87.07% above the United Kingdom average of 5.88 providers. ISPs available in Blackburn include Virgin Media, BT, and Vodafone. The most common provider in Blackburn is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 379.07 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 35.13—110.03 Mbps. Blackburn's fastest provider is Zone Broadband, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 893.34 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Blackburn is 22.45 Mbps, which is 7.46% below the The United Kingdom national average of 24.26 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 22.45 Mbps in Blackburn with Darwen.


  • Virgin Media in Blackburn
  • Zen Internet in Blackburn
  • Zone Broadband
  • BT in Blackburn
  • EE in Blackburn
  • Vodafone in Blackburn
  • Plusnet in Blackburn
  • TalkTalk in Blackburn
  • Sky Broadband in Blackburn
  • Post Office Broadband in Blackburn
  • Boundless Networks

Internet in Blackburn


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Blackburn with Darwen

893.34 Mbps

Blackburn's fastest speed

15.88—56.44 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Blackburn residents

Blackburn Competitive Speed Map

How Blackburn Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London2164.97 Mbps19.97—72.82 Mbps31.35 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.88—68.87 Mbps24.76 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.65—70.31 Mbps23.58 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.82—67.07 Mbps23.27 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.29—78.36 Mbps22.94 MbpsFaster
Blackburn893.34 Mbps15.88—56.44 Mbps22.45 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.42—52.49 Mbps18.06 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.7—61.53 Mbps22.06 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.12—45.75 Mbps18.78 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.98—37.92 Mbps11.43 MbpsSlower

Blackburn Over Time

How Blackburn Compares for Internet Speed in Blackburn with Darwen

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Blackburn893.34 Mbps15.88—56.44 Mbps22.45 Mbps-

Blackburn Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Blackburn test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Blackburn ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Blackburn's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 39.29% were fast, 36.9% slow, and 23.81% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk05 Aug 2020 18:57:30425 mins4.07 Mbps3.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk05 Aug 2020 11:05:40240 secs2.11 Mbps5.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media04 Aug 2020 13:51:0122 mins22.36 Mbps6.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet03 Aug 2020 18:24:11515 mins21.85 Mbps36.88 MbpsImproved
BT03 Aug 2020 10:38:56211 mins1.13 Mbps0.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Aug 2020 07:02:28670 mins53.54 Mbps1.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Aug 2020 23:10:43248 secs1.4 Mbps90.09 MbpsImproved
BT01 Aug 2020 15:03:2034 mins3.54 Mbps87.94 MbpsImproved
Plusnet01 Aug 2020 09:57:37315 mins1.62 Mbps1.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet01 Aug 2020 08:57:41426 mins0.23 Mbps1.81 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet01 Aug 2020 06:18:11233 secs0.6 Mbps0.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media31 Jul 2020 16:07:03283 secs26.63 Mbps25.57 Mbps
Vodafone29 Jul 2020 15:38:5659 mins0.4 Mbps0.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT29 Jul 2020 14:42:09212 mins2.79 Mbps3.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media28 Jul 2020 20:11:2137 mins110.17 Mbps107.67 Mbps
Virgin Media28 Jul 2020 14:57:23215 secs102.34 Mbps112.4 Mbps
Plusnet27 Jul 2020 10:57:2023 mins4.38 Mbps41.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Jul 2020 15:28:2232 mins75.66 Mbps71.3 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Jul 2020 12:06:35762 secs23.03 Mbps32.6 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media24 Jul 2020 17:07:41227 secs37.96 Mbps38.53 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Blackburn

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zone Broadband893.34 Mbps20.19—59.27 Mbps
2Virgin Media379.07 Mbps35.13—110.03 Mbps
3Zen Internet195.81 Mbps18.22—74.23 Mbps
4BT266.63 Mbps16.99—47.55 Mbps
5EE122.73 Mbps16.05—36.3 Mbps
6Vodafone73.58 Mbps14.75—35.37 Mbps
7TalkTalk73.04 Mbps11.15—31.49 Mbps
8Plusnet73.1 Mbps11.4—31.12 Mbps
9Sky Broadband72.32 Mbps6.65—24.4 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband69.25 Mbps4.78—25.5 Mbps
11Boundless Networks22.08 Mbps2.21—10.39 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Blackburn

Blackburn has 11 ISPs tested by its 148,942 residents.
Zone Broadband is the fastest provider in Blackburn with 893.34 Mbps, and an average speed range of 20.19—59.27 Mbps.
The best provider in Blackburn in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 35.13 to 110.03 Mbps.
Users in Blackburn see an average internet speed of 15.88 up to 785 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 893.34 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 379.07 Mbps.
BT is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 266.63 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 73.58 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Blackburn is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 09 Aug 2020