Broadband Statistics for Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen
Broadband Providers11
Fastest Speed926.9 Mbps
Median Speed35.01 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Blackburn

Blackburn is among the top 20 fastest major towns in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 60.1 Mbps in 2021. This is 9.01% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Blackburn have run speed tests on 11 broadband providers. This number is 78.86% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 internet service providers. ISPs available in Blackburn include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Blackburn is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 926.9 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 40.84—114.61 Mbps.

Blackburn's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 926.9 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Blackburn is 35.01 Mbps, which is 5.38% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 35.01 Mbps in Blackburn with Darwen.

Our research into internet speeds in Blackburn includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in BB2, BB1, and BB3.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Blackburn
    825 Reviews
    57.15 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 40.84 to 114.61 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 926.9 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 8,000 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Blackburn
    39 Reviews
    47.1 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 32.83 to 103.44 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 555.16 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 47 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Zone Broadband
    Not enough reviews
    47.06 Mbps

    Zone Broadband's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 38.19 to 296.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 836.67 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 60 speed tests on Zone Broadband.

  • BT in Blackburn
    414 Reviews
    37.09 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 27.21 to 63.88 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 795.5 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 2,000 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • EE in Blackburn
    222 Reviews
    30.12 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 25.61 to 59.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 328.65 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 202 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Blackburn
    135 Reviews
    29.72 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 22.87 to 52.85 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 450.64 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 1,480 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Blackburn
    223 Reviews
    27.36 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 18.48 to 50.21 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 309.11 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 640 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Blackburn
    266 Reviews
    23.84 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 18.17 to 39.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.08 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 756 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Blackburn
    33 Reviews
    21.03 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 13.12 to 35.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 63.44 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 136 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Blackburn
    497 Reviews
    13.11 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 9.43 to 39.76 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 149 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 2,733 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Boundless Networks
    1 Review
    1.11 Mbps

    Boundless Networks's typical internet speed range in Blackburn is 1.11 to 11.09 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 11.13 Mbps. Blackburn residents have performed 5 speed tests on Boundless Networks Broadband.

Broadband in Blackburn

1st

Best speed range city in Blackburn with Darwen

926.9 Mbps

Blackburn's fastest speed

24.49—93.49 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Blackburn residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Blackburn

YearBlackburn AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201847.64 Mbps26.27 Mbps81.35% Faster
201939.96 Mbps30.63 Mbps30.46% Faster
202049.86 Mbps80.31 Mbps37.92% Slower
202160.1 Mbps66.05 Mbps9.01% Slower

Blackburn Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBlackburnUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps35.38%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps29.20%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps17.76%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps4.97%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps12.19%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.50%2.33%

How Blackburn Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 MbpsFaster
Blackburn926.9 Mbps24.49—93.49 Mbps35.01 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsSlower

Blackburn 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 Blackburn Compares for Internet Speed in Blackburn with Darwen

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Blackburn926.9 Mbps24.49—93.49 Mbps35.01 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 3 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, 42.82% were fast, 27.2% slow, and 29.97% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:27:27233 secs11.44 Mbps29.68 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 21:03:2422 mins11.58 Mbps10.71 Mbps
Vodafone19 Oct 2021 20:22:0245 mins0.2 Mbps1.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:20:02429 mins16.67 Mbps92.76 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 18:51:09213 mins0.29 Mbps1.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 16:14:4932 mins19.28 Mbps47.32 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 13:27:2422 mins31.11 Mbps26.33 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 13:04:25214 mins0.83 Mbps5.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 11:55:22624 mins6.12 Mbps11.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 08:27:49422 mins3.94 Mbps2.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 19:04:5727 mins236.38 Mbps33.19 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 18:28:02226 secs106.96 Mbps105.63 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 18:08:4128 mins107.28 Mbps109.31 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 17:15:252107 secs109.43 Mbps109.29 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 16:37:00246 secs8.4 Mbps48.07 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 16:25:05115 mins109.26 Mbps15.95 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet18 Oct 2021 07:12:59311 mins26.76 Mbps22.42 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 05:23:10228 secs31.75 Mbps31.39 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:01:32333 mins15.99 Mbps23.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 12:04:00316 mins12.95 Mbps10.11 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Blackburn

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zone Broadband836.67 Mbps38.19—296.18 Mbps
2Virgin Media926.9 Mbps40.84—114.61 Mbps
3Zen Internet555.16 Mbps32.83—103.44 Mbps
4BT795.5 Mbps27.21—63.88 Mbps
5EE328.65 Mbps25.61—59.73 Mbps
6Vodafone450.64 Mbps22.87—52.85 Mbps
7TalkTalk309.11 Mbps18.48—50.21 Mbps
8Plusnet74.08 Mbps18.17—39.72 Mbps
9Sky Broadband149 Mbps9.43—39.76 Mbps
10Shell Energy63.44 Mbps13.12—35.01 Mbps
11Boundless Networks11.13 Mbps1.11—11.09 Mbps

Blackburn Broadband Speed Map

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 926.9 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 40.84—114.61 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Blackburn?
The best internet provider in Blackburn is Zone Broadband, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 38.19 to 296.18 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Blackburn?
Users in Blackburn see an average internet speed of 24.49 up to 559 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 926.9 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 926.9 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 149 Mbps.
Is BT available in Blackburn?
Broadband service from BT is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 795.5 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Blackburn?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 72 of Blackburn's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Blackburn?
The broadband provider with the most users in Blackburn is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021