Broadband Statistics for Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen
Broadband Providers11
Fastest Speed925.4 Mbps
Average Speed33.84 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Blackburn Broadband Options

Blackburn residents have run speed tests on 11 broadband providers. This number is 85.81% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 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 925.4 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 40.1—111.86 Mbps. Blackburn's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 925.4 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Blackburn is 33.84 Mbps, which is 8.81% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 33.84 Mbps in Blackburn with Darwen.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Blackburn
    40.1 — 111.86 Mbps
    925.4 Mbps
    55.96 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Blackburn
    34.38 — 101.34 Mbps
    392.18 Mbps
    57.5 Mbps
  • Zone Broadband
    36.61 — 92.08 Mbps
    302.58 Mbps
    38.81 Mbps
  • BT in Blackburn
    30.66 — 69.13 Mbps
    795.5 Mbps
    39.09 Mbps
  • EE in Blackburn
    26.17 — 60.61 Mbps
    328.65 Mbps
    30.69 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Blackburn
    22.67 — 52.81 Mbps
    75.43 Mbps
    28.76 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Blackburn
    13.59 — 46.67 Mbps
    309.11 Mbps
    20.75 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Blackburn
    17.21 — 35.32 Mbps
    63.44 Mbps
    28.08 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Blackburn
    16.08 — 37.34 Mbps
    73.55 Mbps
    23.59 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Blackburn
    9.24 — 37 Mbps
    147.94 Mbps
    12.68 Mbps
  • Boundless Networks
    1.11 — 11.09 Mbps
    11.13 Mbps
    1.11 Mbps

Broadband in Blackburn


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Blackburn with Darwen

925.4 Mbps

Blackburn's fastest speed

23.48—88.03 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Blackburn residents

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Blackburn Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps35.65—93.94 Mbps48.29 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.66—99.25 Mbps36.98 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.32 Mbps41.55 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.16—92.6 Mbps35.92 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.54—109.42 Mbps44.28 MbpsFaster
Blackburn925.4 Mbps23.48—88.03 Mbps33.84 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.43—89.32 Mbps32.35 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—52.99 Mbps28.11 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.98—66.21 Mbps30.98 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.69 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 
1Blackburn925.4 Mbps23.48—88.03 Mbps33.84 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, 46.19% were fast, 28.1% slow, and 25.71% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 19:40:29246 secs76.89 Mbps72.03 Mbps
Zone Broadband03 Aug 2021 18:17:5234 mins38.75 Mbps38.81 Mbps
TalkTalk02 Aug 2021 15:31:50258 secs28.6 Mbps29.13 Mbps
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 14:35:00235 secs124.01 Mbps112.43 Mbps
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 09:55:34264 secs231.99 Mbps223.09 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 23:47:57476 secs170.22 Mbps20.55 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 18:20:1527 mins19.91 Mbps131.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 16:30:2927 mins378.22 Mbps473.65 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 09:51:53215 secs108.97 Mbps108.31 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 00:58:36311 mins21.33 Mbps2.05 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media31 Jul 2021 23:21:3688 mins35.48 Mbps245.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media31 Jul 2021 20:52:07229 secs108.31 Mbps107.05 Mbps
Virgin Media31 Jul 2021 15:01:4559 mins1.03 Mbps71.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media31 Jul 2021 12:27:2632 mins66.68 Mbps62.12 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 17:04:14324 mins8.4 Mbps101.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 09:57:15216 mins16.48 Mbps16.81 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 03:21:10328 mins8.97 Mbps86.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 19:04:3526 mins176.98 Mbps91.76 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 18:17:213108 secs4.04 Mbps27.41 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 17:25:05298 secs66.83 Mbps160.27 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Blackburn

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media925.4 Mbps40.1—111.86 Mbps
2Zone Broadband302.58 Mbps36.61—92.08 Mbps
3Zen Internet392.18 Mbps34.38—101.34 Mbps
4BT795.5 Mbps30.66—69.13 Mbps
5EE328.65 Mbps26.17—60.61 Mbps
6Vodafone75.43 Mbps22.67—52.81 Mbps
7TalkTalk309.11 Mbps13.59—46.67 Mbps
8Plusnet73.55 Mbps16.08—37.34 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband63.44 Mbps17.21—35.32 Mbps
10Sky Broadband147.94 Mbps9.24—37 Mbps
11Boundless Networks11.13 Mbps1.11—11.09 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 925.4 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 40.1—111.86 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Blackburn?
The best internet provider in Blackburn is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 40.1 to 111.86 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Blackburn?
Users in Blackburn see an average internet speed of 23.48 up to 620 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 925.4 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 925.4 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 147.94 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.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Blackburn?
The broadband provider with the most users in Blackburn is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2021