ISPs in Bolton

Bolton
Bolton residents have run speed tests on 14 providers. This number is 138.10% above the United Kingdom average of 5.88 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 35.53—129.78 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 28.89 Mbps, which is 19.08% above the The United Kingdom national average of 24.26 Mbps, and 1.51% above the average of 28.46 Mbps in Bolton. Nearby cities include Westhoughton with speeds 14.27—46.72 Mbps, and Horwich with speeds 19.82—50.61 Mbps.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Bolton
    43.81—132.74
    744.78
    51.2
  • Virgin Media in Bolton
    35.53—129.78
    823.79
    51.09
  • Zen Internet in Bolton
    47.72—70.83
    146.8
    63.15
  • BT in Bolton
    18.28—47.26
    919.89
    25.63
  • KCOM in Bolton
    15.05—50.04
    69.1
    38.74
  • EE in Bolton
    14.83—43.29
    293.61
    20.27
  • Vodafone in Bolton
    14.9—34.58
    657.51
    20.09
  • Plusnet in Bolton
    13.21—35.88
    74.39
    17.97
  • Sky Broadband in Bolton
    12.64—36.38
    141.56
    17.46
  • Zone Broadband
    11.15—36.04
    134.61
    14.05
  • Origin Broadband in Bolton
    5.5—38.26
    74.46
    9.23
  • TalkTalk in Bolton
    8.99—31.22
    84.94
    11.95
  • CIX in Bolton
    6.14—34.94
    56.56
    9.31
  • Post Office Broadband in Bolton
    4.39—14.33
    53.03
    5.92

Internet in Bolton

59th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Bolton

919.89 Mbps

Bolton's fastest speed

20.39—82.35 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bolton residents

Bolton Competitive Speed Map

How Bolton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London2164.97 Mbps19.99—72.84 Mbps31.38 MbpsFaster
Bolton919.89 Mbps20.39—82.35 Mbps28.89 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.89—68.89 Mbps24.78 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.43—52.51 Mbps18.07 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.7—61.54 Mbps22.07 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.12—45.76 Mbps18.79 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.66—70.36 Mbps23.59 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.98—37.99 Mbps11.45 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.83—67.14 Mbps23.29 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.3—78.44 Mbps22.97 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bolton

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Bolton919.89 Mbps20.39—82.35 Mbps28.89 Mbps14
2Horwich449.77 Mbps19.82—50.61 Mbps27.66 Mbps7
3Westhoughton401.36 Mbps14.27—46.72 Mbps20.89 Mbps8

Bolton Over Time



How Bolton Compares for Internet Speed in Bolton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Bolton919.89 Mbps20.39—82.35 Mbps28.89 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, 44.06% were fast, 29.36% slow, and 26.58% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband09 Aug 2020 20:57:58291 secs14.13 Mbps12.41 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk09 Aug 2020 20:51:16227 secs36.98 Mbps36.73 Mbps
Sky Broadband09 Aug 2020 20:08:13229 mins50.31 Mbps57.87 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk09 Aug 2020 20:18:4922 mins2.15 Mbps26.06 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband09 Aug 2020 19:05:12298 secs29.06 Mbps16.01 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 18:50:30230 secs33.29 Mbps26.04 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 18:31:57235 secs8.21 Mbps10.53 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband09 Aug 2020 18:22:54390 secs15.24 Mbps2.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband09 Aug 2020 15:49:32252 secs0.2 Mbps0.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 15:41:46366 secs49.66 Mbps50.04 Mbps
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 15:31:3546 mins185.8 Mbps2.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 15:33:35241 secs369.37 Mbps329.89 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband09 Aug 2020 15:24:02246 secs0.44 Mbps0.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet09 Aug 2020 15:20:06237 secs3.91 Mbps3.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 14:11:41651 mins24.15 Mbps15.48 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 13:08:13386 secs18.28 Mbps7.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 12:00:18528 mins4.07 Mbps4.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 11:47:13239 secs17.09 Mbps116.13 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 11:36:03224 secs56.67 Mbps19.21 MbpsNeeds help
BT09 Aug 2020 10:27:22311 mins48.85 Mbps36.44 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bolton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic744.78 Mbps43.81—132.74 Mbps
2Virgin Media823.79 Mbps35.53—129.78 Mbps
3Zen Internet146.8 Mbps47.72—70.83 Mbps
4BT919.89 Mbps18.28—47.26 Mbps
5KCOM69.1 Mbps15.05—50.04 Mbps
6Zone Broadband134.61 Mbps11.15—36.04 Mbps
7EE293.61 Mbps14.83—43.29 Mbps
8CIX56.56 Mbps6.14—34.94 Mbps
9Vodafone657.51 Mbps14.9—34.58 Mbps
10Plusnet74.39 Mbps13.21—35.88 Mbps
11Sky Broadband141.56 Mbps12.64—36.38 Mbps
12Origin Broadband74.46 Mbps5.5—38.26 Mbps
13TalkTalk84.94 Mbps8.99—31.22 Mbps
14Post Office Broadband53.03 Mbps4.39—14.33 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 18.28—47.26 Mbps.
The best provider in Bolton in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 43.81 to 132.74 Mbps.
Users in Bolton see an average internet speed of 20.39 up to 309 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 141.56 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: 12 Aug 2020