Blackburn Broadband Options

Blackburn residents have run speed tests on 11 providers. This number is 94.69% above the United Kingdom average of 5.65 providers. ISPs available in Blackburn include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. 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 33.19—106.97 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 21.33 Mbps, which is 4.09% below the The United Kingdom national average of 22.24 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 21.33 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

15.12—50.33 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Blackburn residents

Blackburn Competitive Speed Map

How Blackburn Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps18.65—71.9 Mbps29.72 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.83—65.67 Mbps23.08 MbpsFaster
Bristol898.98 Mbps14.36—64.59 Mbps21.42 MbpsFaster
Blackburn893.34 Mbps15.12—50.33 Mbps21.33 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.51—47.83 Mbps16.51 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps13.89—59.74 Mbps20.9 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.24—43.13 Mbps17.79 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.38—34.79 Mbps10.3 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.59—61.04 Mbps21.11 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps12.88—68.01 Mbps20.06 MbpsSlower

Blackburn Over Time

How Blackburn Compares for Internet Speed in Blackburn with Darwen

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Blackburn893.34 Mbps15.12—50.33 Mbps21.33 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 3 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, 50.98% were fast, 27.45% slow, and 21.57% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 20:55:1548 mins4.14 Mbps99.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 19:43:5022 mins107.89 Mbps106.35 Mbps
BT03 Jun 2020 09:49:11236 secs0.19 Mbps0.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media02 Jun 2020 14:40:2063 mins31.31 Mbps39.11 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Jun 2020 08:27:46358 secs20.24 Mbps30.2 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Jun 2020 08:13:35290 secs252.09 Mbps261.1 Mbps
TalkTalk01 Jun 2020 16:19:57281 secs0.2 Mbps9.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media31 May 2020 20:15:2647 mins11.28 Mbps16.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media31 May 2020 09:21:18212 secs29.09 Mbps2.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 May 2020 21:11:53225 secs18.45 Mbps23.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 May 2020 12:31:00519 mins26.73 Mbps101.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 May 2020 11:19:28362 secs1.29 Mbps2.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Zen Internet29 May 2020 06:26:1528 mins195.81 Mbps194.37 Mbps
TalkTalk27 May 2020 10:09:48333 mins32.64 Mbps32.93 Mbps
Virgin Media26 May 2020 15:18:0925 mins4.93 Mbps4.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 May 2020 14:06:2245 mins40.05 Mbps54.43 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 May 2020 13:28:51225 secs5.55 Mbps5.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 May 2020 12:22:13350 secs88.82 Mbps99.95 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 May 2020 16:49:18229 secs45.77 Mbps137.99 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 May 2020 13:04:54232 secs5.49 Mbps5.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Blackburn

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zone Broadband893.34 Mbps19.07—59.27 Mbps
2Virgin Media379.07 Mbps33.19—106.97 Mbps
3Zen Internet195.81 Mbps15.53—74.23 Mbps
4BT266.63 Mbps17.36—46.65 Mbps
5EE122.73 Mbps15.69—35.28 Mbps
6Vodafone176.57 Mbps14.45—35.15 Mbps
7Plusnet71.92 Mbps11.02—30.9 Mbps
8TalkTalk73.04 Mbps10.34—30.51 Mbps
9Sky Broadband72.32 Mbps6.99—24.86 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband69.25 Mbps4.65—25.69 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 19.07—59.27 Mbps.
The best provider in Blackburn in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 33.19 to 106.97 Mbps.
Users in Blackburn see an average internet speed of 15.12 up to 878 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.
Sky Broadband is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 72.32 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Blackburn is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Jun 2020