Broadband Statistics for Bolton, Bolton
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed919.89 Mbps
Average Speed36.53 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

ISPs in Bolton

Bolton residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 118.49% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 internet service providers. ISPs available in Bolton include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Bolton is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 838.12 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 52.47—200.95 Mbps. Bolton's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 919.89 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Bolton is 36.53 Mbps, which is 11.20% above the The United Kingdom national average of 32.85 Mbps, and 1.95% above the average of 35.83 Mbps in Bolton. Nearby cities include Westhoughton with speeds 11.99—44.88 Mbps, and Horwich with speeds 17.88—51.74 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Bolton
    52.47 — 200.95 Mbps
    838.12 Mbps
    81.56 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Bolton
    30.76 — 75.24 Mbps
    105.05 Mbps
    61.54 Mbps
  • Zone Broadband
    18.67 — 53.41 Mbps
    805.82 Mbps
    22.95 Mbps
  • BT in Bolton
    19.46 — 51.66 Mbps
    919.89 Mbps
    28.87 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Bolton
    17.51 — 52.12 Mbps
    473.69 Mbps
    24.67 Mbps
  • EE in Bolton
    16.32 — 53.07 Mbps
    301.14 Mbps
    22.93 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Bolton
    23.13 — 38.87 Mbps
    343.87 Mbps
    28.35 Mbps
  • KCOM in Bolton
    13.39 — 50.04 Mbps
    51.03 Mbps
    42.1 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Bolton
    17.1 — 41.07 Mbps
    74.39 Mbps
    22.19 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Bolton
    14.24 — 43.82 Mbps
    147.94 Mbps
    19.96 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Bolton
    5.85 — 43.78 Mbps
    497.64 Mbps
    7.33 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Bolton
    5.43 — 33.96 Mbps
    39.82 Mbps
    7.69 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Bolton
    6.25 — 19.55 Mbps
    73.25 Mbps
    8.73 Mbps

Broadband in Bolton


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bolton

919.89 Mbps

Bolton's fastest speed

26.48—108.8 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bolton residents

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Bolton Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Bolton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.56—92.4 Mbps43.45 MbpsFaster
Bolton919.89 Mbps26.48—108.8 Mbps36.53 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps21.8—89.85 Mbps32.63 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.83—71.25 Mbps25 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.78—69.93 Mbps27.73 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.91—57.64 Mbps25.12 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.62—99.57 Mbps33.58 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps11.88—59.22 Mbps17.73 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.59—84.11 Mbps30.7 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps20.87—102.73 Mbps33.23 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Bolton

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Bolton919.89 Mbps26.48—108.8 Mbps36.53 Mbps13
2Horwich294.38 Mbps17.88—51.74 Mbps24.6 Mbps8
3Westhoughton733.93 Mbps11.99—44.88 Mbps17.56 Mbps8

Bolton Broadband Over Time

How Bolton Compares for Internet Speed in Bolton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Bolton919.89 Mbps26.48—108.8 Mbps36.53 Mbps-

Bolton Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bolton testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bolton ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Bolton 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 Bolton's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.19% were fast, 25.01% slow, and 32.81% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 23:53:2035 mins149.61 Mbps160.97 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 23:33:10227 secs213.67 Mbps212.67 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 23:27:50224 secs482.39 Mbps232.06 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 22:19:411510 mins162.92 Mbps14.48 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 22:22:05474 secs6.79 Mbps13.56 MbpsImproved
EE16 Apr 2021 22:01:36296 secs15.14 Mbps16.96 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:25:502114 secs103.73 Mbps106.3 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:17:46240 secs15.72 Mbps440.21 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 19:59:33231 secs179.8 Mbps256.86 MbpsImproved
BT16 Apr 2021 18:56:41458 mins36.42 Mbps38.07 Mbps
TalkTalk16 Apr 2021 18:31:48327 mins104.54 Mbps132.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 18:44:3946 mins145.69 Mbps40.12 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 18:03:26222 mins44.11 Mbps38.14 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 18:13:44214 secs56.21 Mbps64.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 18:07:33247 secs98.07 Mbps92.78 Mbps
Plusnet16 Apr 2021 17:35:34227 secs71.34 Mbps73.38 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 17:18:25312 mins1.26 Mbps1.95 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 17:26:53244 secs92.45 Mbps92.43 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 17:02:57266 secs22.29 Mbps32.53 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband16 Apr 2021 16:10:41424 mins17.8 Mbps19.98 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bolton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media838.12 Mbps52.47—200.95 Mbps
2Hyperoptic105.05 Mbps30.76—75.24 Mbps
3Zone Broadband805.82 Mbps18.67—53.41 Mbps
4BT919.89 Mbps19.46—51.66 Mbps
5KCOM51.03 Mbps13.39—50.04 Mbps
6EE301.14 Mbps16.32—53.07 Mbps
7TalkTalk473.69 Mbps17.51—52.12 Mbps
8Vodafone343.87 Mbps23.13—38.87 Mbps
9Sky Broadband147.94 Mbps14.24—43.82 Mbps
10Zen Internet497.64 Mbps5.85—43.78 Mbps
11Plusnet74.39 Mbps17.1—41.07 Mbps
12Origin Broadband39.82 Mbps5.43—33.96 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband73.25 Mbps6.25—19.55 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bolton

Bolton has 13 ISPs tested by its 285,372 residents.
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Bolton with 919.89 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 19.46—51.66 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Bolton in Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 52.47 to 200.95 Mbps.
Users in Bolton see an average internet speed of 26.48 up to 258 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 919.89 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 838.12 Mbps.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 147.94 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 919.89 Mbps.
The broadband provider with the most users in Bolton is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2021