ISPs in Bolton

Bolton
Bolton residents have run speed tests on 14 providers. This number is 134.90% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 providers. ISPs available in Bolton include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Bolton is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 823.79 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 40.23—159.6 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 speed users will see in Bolton is 30.94 Mbps, which is 14.98% above the The United Kingdom national average of 26.91 Mbps, and 2.35% above the average of 30.23 Mbps in Bolton. Nearby cities include Westhoughton with speeds 11.39—38.81 Mbps, and Horwich with speeds 21.86—54.56 Mbps.

Providers

  • Virgin Media in Bolton
    40.23—159.6
    823.79
    59.27
  • Hyperoptic in Bolton
    43.81—132.74
    744.78
    51.2
  • Zen Internet in Bolton
    26.57—70.65
    146.8
    60.1
  • BT in Bolton
    18.44—48.24
    919.89
    26.28
  • KCOM in Bolton
    15.05—50.04
    69.1
    38.74
  • Vodafone in Bolton
    18.11—35.72
    162.23
    22.92
  • EE in Bolton
    12.62—40.8
    293.61
    18.21
  • Plusnet in Bolton
    14.33—36.12
    74.39
    18.98
  • Sky Broadband in Bolton
    13.29—37.36
    146.03
    18.39
  • Zone Broadband
    11.15—38.42
    134.61
    18.67
  • TalkTalk in Bolton
    10.91—35.89
    84.94
    15.05
  • Origin Broadband in Bolton
    5.5—38.1
    74.46
    9.24
  • CIX in Bolton
    6.14—34.94
    56.56
    9.31
  • Post Office Broadband in Bolton
    5.06—19.27
    53.03
    6.78

Internet in Bolton

64th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Bolton

919.89 Mbps

Bolton's fastest speed

21.97—93.47 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bolton residents

Bolton Competitive Speed Map

How Bolton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.43—73.93 Mbps34.65 MbpsFaster
Bolton919.89 Mbps21.97—93.47 Mbps30.94 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.11—71.74 Mbps26.76 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.57—57.88 Mbps19.89 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.5—63.51 Mbps23.34 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.15—49.2 Mbps20.19 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.39—77.52 Mbps26.11 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.55—42.78 Mbps12.25 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.94—71.93 Mbps25.34 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.18—90.96 Mbps26.92 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bolton

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Bolton919.89 Mbps21.97—93.47 Mbps30.94 Mbps14
2Horwich449.77 Mbps21.86—54.56 Mbps29.1 Mbps7
3Westhoughton401.36 Mbps11.39—38.81 Mbps17.39 Mbps8

Bolton Over Time



How Bolton Compares for Internet Speed in Bolton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Bolton919.89 Mbps21.97—93.47 Mbps30.94 Mbps-

Bolton Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bolton test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bolton ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Bolton's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 44.44% were fast, 28.52% slow, and 27.04% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
EE21 Oct 2020 19:43:16966 mins10.49 Mbps17.61 MbpsImproved
Plusnet21 Oct 2020 20:47:14238 secs10.33 Mbps8.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 19:54:51519 mins1.14 Mbps79.69 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 19:31:1723 mins15.45 Mbps103.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 19:27:21246 secs7.69 Mbps21.2 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 19:19:26226 secs27.9 Mbps39.98 MbpsImproved
Vodafone21 Oct 2020 16:55:15412 mins0.56 Mbps1.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 17:03:37267 secs3.01 Mbps11.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 16:05:0624 mins72.57 Mbps104.74 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 12:20:26227 mins19.72 Mbps12.05 MbpsNeeds help
BT21 Oct 2020 11:31:32237 secs36.47 Mbps37.37 Mbps
BT21 Oct 2020 06:37:0025 mins109.31 Mbps114.24 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Oct 2020 20:51:04224 secs59.08 Mbps57.85 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 19:59:47369 secs207.05 Mbps189.99 Mbps
Plusnet20 Oct 2020 19:11:17744 mins17.16 Mbps14.33 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 17:37:40210 mins61.69 Mbps50.34 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 17:27:30215 mins100.39 Mbps93.27 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Oct 2020 17:19:5939 mins32.99 Mbps52.9 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Oct 2020 14:39:094116 secs25.99 Mbps7.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Oct 2020 14:30:3928 mins135.58 Mbps131.9 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bolton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media823.79 Mbps40.23—159.6 Mbps
2Hyperoptic744.78 Mbps43.81—132.74 Mbps
3Zen Internet146.8 Mbps26.57—70.65 Mbps
4BT919.89 Mbps18.44—48.24 Mbps
5KCOM69.1 Mbps15.05—50.04 Mbps
6Zone Broadband134.61 Mbps11.15—38.42 Mbps
7CIX56.56 Mbps6.14—34.94 Mbps
8Vodafone162.23 Mbps18.11—35.72 Mbps
9EE293.61 Mbps12.62—40.8 Mbps
10Sky Broadband146.03 Mbps13.29—37.36 Mbps
11Plusnet74.39 Mbps14.33—36.12 Mbps
12TalkTalk84.94 Mbps10.91—35.89 Mbps
13Origin Broadband74.46 Mbps5.5—38.1 Mbps
14Post Office Broadband53.03 Mbps5.06—19.27 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bolton

Bolton has 14 ISPs tested by its 285,372 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Bolton with 919.89 Mbps, and an average speed range of 18.44—48.24 Mbps.
The best provider in Bolton in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 40.23 to 159.6 Mbps.
Users in Bolton see an average internet speed of 21.97 up to 258 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 919.89 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 823.79 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 146.03 Mbps.
BT is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 919.89 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Bolton is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2020