ISPs in Bolton

Bolton
Bolton residents have run speed tests on 14 providers. This number is 134.11% above the United Kingdom average of 5.98 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 46.59—187.77 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 33.5 Mbps, which is 12.83% above the The United Kingdom national average of 29.69 Mbps, and 2.67% above the average of 32.63 Mbps in Bolton. Nearby cities include Westhoughton with speeds 9.52—36.26 Mbps, and Horwich with speeds 22.85—56.05 Mbps.

Providers

  • Virgin Media in Bolton
    46.59—187.77
    823.79
    71.95
  • Zen Internet in Bolton
    43.4—73.38
    146.8
    63.58
  • Hyperoptic in Bolton
    29.19—64.82
    454.86
    30.76
  • BT in Bolton
    19.09—48.54
    919.89
    27.12
  • Vodafone in Bolton
    21.81—36.78
    343.87
    26.7
  • KCOM in Bolton
    15.05—50.04
    69.1
    38.74
  • TalkTalk in Bolton
    14.26—50.86
    104.02
    21.08
  • Sky Broadband in Bolton
    13.84—40.05
    146.03
    19.15
  • EE in Bolton
    12.83—41.81
    293.61
    18.43
  • Plusnet in Bolton
    15.5—35.77
    74.39
    20.07
  • Zone Broadband
    13.64—38.42
    134.61
    18.77
  • Origin Broadband in Bolton
    5.5—37.74
    74.46
    9.24
  • Post Office Broadband in Bolton
    5.78—19.83
    73.25
    7.71
  • CIX in Bolton
    3.72—6.14
    31.27
    3.72

Internet in Bolton

85th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Bolton

919.89 Mbps

Bolton's fastest speed

24.04—104.64 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bolton residents

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Bolton Competitive Speed Map

How Bolton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.94—83.37 Mbps37.11 MbpsFaster
Bolton919.89 Mbps24.04—104.64 Mbps33.5 Mbps-
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.71—75.55 Mbps29.03 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.63—64.35 Mbps21.79 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.23—65.34 Mbps24.48 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.49—53.25 Mbps21.96 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.49—92.12 Mbps28.94 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.49—48.76 Mbps13.77 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.98—95.21 Mbps29.95 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bolton

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Bolton919.89 Mbps24.04—104.64 Mbps33.5 Mbps14
2Horwich449.77 Mbps22.85—56.05 Mbps29.84 Mbps7
3Westhoughton401.36 Mbps9.52—36.26 Mbps14.42 Mbps8

Bolton Over Time



How Bolton Compares for Internet Speed in Bolton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Bolton919.89 Mbps24.04—104.64 Mbps33.5 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 4 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, 47.54% were fast, 24.29% slow, and 28.17% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT18 Jan 2021 23:17:16216 secs12.2 Mbps23.25 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 22:59:5742 mins30.47 Mbps31.62 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 22:59:59233 secs101.05 Mbps92.82 Mbps
Vodafone18 Jan 2021 22:31:57225 secs48.3 Mbps48.72 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:27:22950 mins26.3 Mbps52.93 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:49:5826 mins37.53 Mbps231.11 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:31:57236 secs64.46 Mbps9.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:20:0622 mins45 Mbps24.52 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet18 Jan 2021 21:15:15496 secs27.25 Mbps34.76 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 20:50:50219 mins2.09 Mbps32.65 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 21:08:41249 secs25.26 Mbps51.21 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:06:03362 secs13.25 Mbps67.17 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:02:32364 secs106.55 Mbps124.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:22:46631 mins146.21 Mbps182.19 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:31:29219 mins163.63 Mbps189.69 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:12:55821 mins9.19 Mbps56.76 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:26:5224 mins52.75 Mbps51.82 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:25:31238 secs8.95 Mbps30.42 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:16:3126 mins0.41 Mbps20.06 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:04:56313 mins29.29 Mbps20.79 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bolton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media823.79 Mbps46.59—187.77 Mbps
2Hyperoptic454.86 Mbps29.19—64.82 Mbps
3Zen Internet146.8 Mbps43.4—73.38 Mbps
4BT919.89 Mbps19.09—48.54 Mbps
5KCOM69.1 Mbps15.05—50.04 Mbps
6Zone Broadband134.61 Mbps13.64—38.42 Mbps
7Vodafone343.87 Mbps21.81—36.78 Mbps
8TalkTalk104.02 Mbps14.26—50.86 Mbps
9EE293.61 Mbps12.83—41.81 Mbps
10Sky Broadband146.03 Mbps13.84—40.05 Mbps
11Plusnet74.39 Mbps15.5—35.77 Mbps
12Origin Broadband74.46 Mbps5.5—37.74 Mbps
13CIX31.27 Mbps3.72—6.14 Mbps
14Post Office Broadband73.25 Mbps5.78—19.83 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 19.09—48.54 Mbps.
The best provider in Bolton in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 46.59 to 187.77 Mbps.
Users in Bolton see an average internet speed of 24.04 up to 256 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: 18 Jan 2021