Broadband Statistics for Blackpool, Blackpool
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed911.38 Mbps
Median Speed35.04 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Blackpool

Blackpool is one of the 30 fastest major towns in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 58.61 Mbps in 2021. This is 11.26% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Blackpool have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 95.76% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Blackpool include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Blackpool is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 644.66 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 47.9—179.49 Mbps.

Blackpool's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 911.38 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Blackpool is 35.04 Mbps, which is 5.30% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 35.04 Mbps in Blackpool.

Our research into internet speeds in Blackpool includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in FY4, FY1, FY3, and FY2.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Blackpool
    808 Reviews
    71.15 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 47.9 to 179.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 644.66 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 17,776 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • EE in Blackpool
    215 Reviews
    36.49 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 30.28 to 71.99 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 627.95 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 2,275 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • BT in Blackpool
    408 Reviews
    33.85 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 25.39 to 59.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 911.38 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 6,089 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Blackpool
    133 Reviews
    30.09 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 19.6 to 60.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 239.97 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 153 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Blackpool
    492 Reviews
    29.42 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 21.81 to 54.27 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 480.42 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 17,059 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Blackpool
    262 Reviews
    17.11 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 13.15 to 34.27 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.13 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 2,436 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Blackpool
    220 Reviews
    16.37 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 11.11 to 39.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 522.3 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 3,235 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Blackpool
    37 Reviews
    12.89 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 11.1 to 49.85 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 208.01 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 69 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    45 Reviews
    7.97 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 3.25 to 22.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 64.45 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 11 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Blackpool
    32 Reviews
    6.49 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 5.12 to 11.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 64.13 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 336 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Glide in Blackpool
    6 Reviews
    3.57 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Blackpool is 3.57 to 6.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 12.62 Mbps. Blackpool residents have performed 3 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

Broadband in Blackpool

1st

Best speed range city in Blackpool

911.38 Mbps

Blackpool's fastest speed

25.95—78.12 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Blackpool residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Blackpool

YearBlackpool AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201819.76 Mbps26.27 Mbps24.78% Slower
201926.36 Mbps30.63 Mbps13.94% Slower
202064.59 Mbps80.31 Mbps19.57% Slower
202158.61 Mbps66.05 Mbps11.26% Slower

Blackpool Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBlackpoolUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.82%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps29.01%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.30%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.57%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.76%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.53%2.33%

How Blackpool Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Blackpool911.38 Mbps25.95—78.12 Mbps35.04 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower

Blackpool 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 Blackpool Compares for Internet Speed in Blackpool

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Blackpool911.38 Mbps25.95—78.12 Mbps35.04 Mbps-

Blackpool Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Blackpool testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Blackpool ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Blackpool 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 Blackpool's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 38.5% were fast, 24.91% slow, and 36.59% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
EE17 Oct 2021 23:22:19252 secs38.42 Mbps68.38 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 22:10:5223 mins8.58 Mbps12.22 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:12:31266 secs6.06 Mbps13.13 MbpsImproved
EE17 Oct 2021 21:59:41513 mins70.58 Mbps68.89 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:19:57253 secs187.42 Mbps195.58 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:46:38330 mins44.41 Mbps46.88 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 19:45:07368 secs4.11 Mbps53.48 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:32:39226 secs51.61 Mbps44.36 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:17:33254 secs13.36 Mbps8.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:06:1552 mins42.1 Mbps28.5 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:01:41375 secs56.58 Mbps71.86 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:59:44226 secs165.28 Mbps174.97 Mbps
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 18:35:5523 mins0.98 Mbps5.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 17:49:50213 mins4.96 Mbps1.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:25:1924 mins1.11 Mbps1.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:12:4325 mins162.01 Mbps107.04 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 15:43:20724 mins16.8 Mbps28.24 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 15:22:34712 mins25.04 Mbps60.93 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 15:30:47249 secs6.41 Mbps6.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 15:28:524111 secs9.64 Mbps9.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Blackpool

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media644.66 Mbps47.9—179.49 Mbps
2EE627.95 Mbps30.28—71.99 Mbps
3BT911.38 Mbps25.39—59.78 Mbps
4Vodafone239.97 Mbps19.6—60.24 Mbps
5Sky Broadband480.42 Mbps21.81—54.27 Mbps
6Zen Internet208.01 Mbps11.1—49.85 Mbps
7TalkTalk522.3 Mbps11.11—39.39 Mbps
8Plusnet74.13 Mbps13.15—34.27 Mbps
9KCOM73.69 Mbps4.75—34.86 Mbps
10O2 Broadband64.45 Mbps3.25—22.24 Mbps
11Shell Energy64.13 Mbps5.12—11.24 Mbps
12Glide12.62 Mbps3.57—6.26 Mbps

Blackpool Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Blackpool

How many broadband providers in Blackpool are there?
Blackpool has 12 ISPs tested by its 139,305 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Blackpool?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Blackpool with 911.38 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 25.39—59.78 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Blackpool?
The best internet provider in Blackpool is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 47.9 to 179.49 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Blackpool?
Users in Blackpool see an average internet speed of 25.95 up to 714 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 911.38 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Blackpool?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Blackpool, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 644.66 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Blackpool?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Blackpool, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 480.42 Mbps.
Is BT available in Blackpool?
Broadband service from BT is available in Blackpool, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 911.38 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Blackpool?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 12 of Blackpool's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Blackpool?
The broadband provider with the most users in Blackpool is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021