Blackburn Broadband Options

Blackburn residents have run speed tests on 11 providers. This number is 84.56% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 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 537.02 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 39.1—135.04 Mbps. Blackburn's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 537.02 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Blackburn is 25.28 Mbps, which is 14.68% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.63 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 25.28 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

537.02 Mbps

Blackburn's fastest speed

17.78—68.74 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Blackburn residents

Blackburn Competitive Speed Map

How Blackburn Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.85—83.16 Mbps37.06 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.64—75.24 Mbps28.95 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.39—91.95 Mbps28.83 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.37—74.25 Mbps27.48 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.91—95.03 Mbps29.84 MbpsFaster
Blackburn537.02 Mbps17.78—68.74 Mbps25.28 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.56—64.23 Mbps21.68 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.16—65.13 Mbps24.38 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.42—53.09 Mbps21.88 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.43—48.58 Mbps13.71 MbpsSlower

Blackburn Over Time

How Blackburn Compares for Internet Speed in Blackburn with Darwen

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Blackburn537.02 Mbps17.78—68.74 Mbps25.28 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, 40.48% were fast, 28.57% slow, and 30.95% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2021 13:28:33229 secs13.79 Mbps14.51 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 21:32:47237 secs269.24 Mbps274.71 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 07:21:22325 mins39.34 Mbps45.49 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband12 Jan 2021 17:29:28376 secs35.27 Mbps39.76 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 09:10:07261 secs0.81 Mbps4.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media11 Jan 2021 01:50:2126 mins378.99 Mbps377.61 Mbps
Virgin Media10 Jan 2021 22:50:4233 mins170.25 Mbps191.08 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media07 Jan 2021 09:20:2529 mins5.83 Mbps8.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media05 Jan 2021 10:11:4224 mins11.06 Mbps7.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media02 Jan 2021 03:03:48230 secs26.83 Mbps166.64 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Jan 2021 20:28:44415 mins1.46 Mbps172.15 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Dec 2020 23:57:51357 secs24.12 Mbps11.95 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media23 Dec 2020 10:46:5743 mins5.03 Mbps10.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Dec 2020 11:41:32227 mins183.15 Mbps98.91 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Dec 2020 10:42:21315 mins120.9 Mbps120.28 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Dec 2020 22:39:3933 mins82.83 Mbps79.65 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Dec 2020 13:04:462104 secs117.01 Mbps116.76 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Dec 2020 17:12:03254 secs1.17 Mbps0.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media12 Dec 2020 11:17:54211 mins56.85 Mbps109.8 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media11 Dec 2020 21:55:3875 mins94.15 Mbps97.74 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Blackburn

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media537.02 Mbps39.1—135.04 Mbps
2Zen Internet195.81 Mbps24.7—90.78 Mbps
3Zone Broadband265.88 Mbps20.43—59.27 Mbps
4BT234.98 Mbps18.14—50.59 Mbps
5EE72.18 Mbps18.12—42.58 Mbps
6Vodafone73.58 Mbps19.35—36.4 Mbps
7Plusnet73.1 Mbps11.11—32.53 Mbps
8TalkTalk72.76 Mbps9.23—32.41 Mbps
9Sky Broadband72.32 Mbps6.78—23.34 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband69.25 Mbps4.78—24.77 Mbps
11Boundless Networks10.39 Mbps0.09—2.21 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Blackburn

Blackburn has 11 ISPs tested by its 148,942 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Blackburn with 537.02 Mbps, and an average speed range of 39.1—135.04 Mbps.
The best provider in Blackburn in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 39.1 to 135.04 Mbps.
Users in Blackburn see an average internet speed of 17.78 up to 668 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 537.02 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 537.02 Mbps.
BT is available in Blackburn, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 234.98 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: 14 Jan 2021