ISPs in Bolton

Bolton
Bolton residents have run speed tests on 14 providers. This number is 147.79% above the United Kingdom average of 5.65 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 746.37 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 32.19—109.78 Mbps. Bolton's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 746.37 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Bolton is 27.89 Mbps, which is 25.40% above the The United Kingdom national average of 22.24 Mbps, and 0.80% above the average of 27.67 Mbps in Bolton. Internet speeds in Bolton are typically slower than Horwich. Nearby cities include Westhoughton with speeds 17.81—55.25 Mbps, and Horwich with speeds 21.44—52.93 Mbps.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Bolton
    43.81—132.74
    744.78
    51.2
  • Virgin Media in Bolton
    32.19—109.78
    746.37
    46.16
  • Zen Internet in Bolton
    30.31—70.47
    146.8
    60.1
  • KCOM in Bolton
    33.05—43.92
    69.1
    38.74
  • BT in Bolton
    19.35—47.15
    458.65
    27
  • EE in Bolton
    13.54—40.72
    268.25
    18.97
  • Vodafone in Bolton
    14.22—34.53
    657.51
    19.18
  • Sky Broadband in Bolton
    11.51—35.06
    139.24
    16.16
  • Plusnet in Bolton
    11.08—34.11
    73.52
    16.06
  • Zone Broadband
    6.14—42.36
    134.61
    11.15
  • CIX in Bolton
    9.31—34.94
    56.56
    31.27
  • Origin Broadband in Bolton
    5.35—36.12
    74.46
    5.5
  • TalkTalk in Bolton
    6.32—28.64
    84.94
    9.21
  • Post Office Broadband in Bolton
    3.67—14.02
    49.3
    5.17

Internet in Bolton

299th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Bolton

746.37 Mbps

Bolton's fastest speed

19.46—74.35 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bolton residents

Bolton Competitive Speed Map

How Bolton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps18.65—71.9 Mbps29.72 MbpsFaster
Bolton746.37 Mbps19.46—74.35 Mbps27.89 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.83—65.67 Mbps23.08 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.51—47.83 Mbps16.51 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps13.89—59.74 Mbps20.9 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.24—43.13 Mbps17.79 MbpsSlower
Bristol898.98 Mbps14.36—64.59 Mbps21.42 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.38—34.79 Mbps10.3 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.59—61.04 Mbps21.11 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps12.88—68.01 Mbps20.06 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Bolton

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Horwich449.77 Mbps21.44—52.93 Mbps28.31 Mbps7
2Bolton746.37 Mbps19.46—74.35 Mbps27.89 Mbps14
3Westhoughton401.36 Mbps17.81—55.25 Mbps25.06 Mbps8

Bolton Over Time



How Bolton Compares for Internet Speed in Bolton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Horwich449.77 Mbps21.44—52.93 Mbps28.31 MbpsFaster
2Bolton746.37 Mbps19.46—74.35 Mbps27.89 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, 45.91% were fast, 28.49% slow, and 25.59% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk03 Jun 2020 23:20:05233 secs12.14 Mbps10.34 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 23:07:08260 secs47.87 Mbps47 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:55:5822 mins374.71 Mbps34.52 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 22:47:21471 secs31.32 Mbps24.82 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:43:59349 secs22.77 Mbps51.04 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 22:36:42335 secs1.83 Mbps5.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:33:49257 secs40.27 Mbps38.41 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:18:1947 mins13.78 Mbps183.41 MbpsImproved
BT03 Jun 2020 21:51:16226 mins0.67 Mbps0.79 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Jun 2020 22:13:0362 mins4.43 Mbps1.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone03 Jun 2020 22:00:04358 secs57.29 Mbps54.87 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 20:49:39427 mins30.41 Mbps64.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 20:54:0327 mins7.08 Mbps2.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 20:52:0032 mins0.98 Mbps1.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 20:48:0453 mins15.6 Mbps20.3 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 20:44:05249 secs145.18 Mbps144.82 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 20:43:14229 secs1 Mbps6.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 20:36:07477 secs16.25 Mbps26.59 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 20:25:0833 mins332.63 Mbps135.58 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 20:04:04417 mins2.36 Mbps20.76 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bolton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic744.78 Mbps43.81—132.74 Mbps
2Virgin Media746.37 Mbps32.19—109.78 Mbps
3Zen Internet146.8 Mbps30.31—70.47 Mbps
4KCOM69.1 Mbps33.05—43.92 Mbps
5Zone Broadband134.61 Mbps6.14—42.36 Mbps
6CIX56.56 Mbps9.31—34.94 Mbps
7BT458.65 Mbps19.35—47.15 Mbps
8EE268.25 Mbps13.54—40.72 Mbps
9Origin Broadband74.46 Mbps5.35—36.12 Mbps
10Vodafone657.51 Mbps14.22—34.53 Mbps
11Sky Broadband139.24 Mbps11.51—35.06 Mbps
12Plusnet73.52 Mbps11.08—34.11 Mbps
13TalkTalk84.94 Mbps6.32—28.64 Mbps
14Post Office Broadband49.3 Mbps3.67—14.02 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bolton

Bolton has 14 ISPs tested by its 285,372 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Bolton with 746.37 Mbps, and an average speed range of 32.19—109.78 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 19.46 up to 289 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 746.37 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 746.37 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 139.24 Mbps.
BT is available in Bolton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 458.65 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Bolton is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Jun 2020