United Kingdom Borough of Bury

Broadband Providers in Bury

Broadband Providers available in Bury include BT, Sky Broadband, and Vodafone. Bury's fastest provider is Virgin Media, with a median speed of 91 Mbps. The most popular provider in Bury is BT. The average broadband speed in Bury in 2022 is 56 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 36 Mbps.


Bury Broadband Statistics

Bury is among the 10 worst-off for fibre access out of all major cities in the North West, and is among the 50 worst-off major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 67% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 71% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Bury's households.

Poor broadband infrastructure results in low speed test averages in Bury postcodes like BL9, BL8, M25, M26, and M45. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 35.75 Mbps median internet speed in Bury, which is 3.01% below the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Bury increased access to Gigabit speeds by 50 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Manchester (gained 49 percentate points), Stockport (gained 33 percentate points), and Salford (gained 30 percentate points).

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Broadband Providers

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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
34,046 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
24,943 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
9,864 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
5,493 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
4,718 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
4,027 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
2,331 Speed Tests
1520 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
373 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
298 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Origin Broadband Logo
49 /100
5.50 /10
Origin Broadband
About average
85 Speed Tests
29 reviews
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No Logo
43 /100
7.0 /10
O2 Broadband
About average
Above Average
52 Speed Tests
82 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Bury

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Bury area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps

Map of Bury's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


of people living in Bury can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds


of Bury residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Bury

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Bury is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Bury Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Bury

YearBury AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201816.97 Mbps26.27 Mbps35.40% Slower
201922.75 Mbps30.63 Mbps25.73% Slower
202060.5 Mbps80.31 Mbps24.67% Slower
202155.06 Mbps66.05 Mbps16.64% Slower

Bury Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBuryUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps21.86%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.37%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.99%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps13.87%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.57%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.34%3.60%

How Bury Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsFaster
Bury932.37 Mbps27.74—70.75 Mbps35.75 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsSlower

Bury Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

How Bury Compares for Internet Speed in Borough of Bury

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Bury932.37 Mbps27.74—70.75 Mbps35.75 Mbps-

Bury Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bury testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bury ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Bury 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 Bury's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 37.93% were fast, 25.1% slow, and 36.97% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 23:46:41234 secs48.9 Mbps49.48 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 23:21:40226 secs21.35 Mbps15.64 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 22:42:20227 secs136.26 Mbps135.19 Mbps
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:10:5222 mins18.34 Mbps18.64 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 19:52:37245 secs3.91 Mbps3.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 18:28:14315 mins1.41 Mbps8.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 18:09:42524 mins81.02 Mbps90.25 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 15:46:25225 secs33.3 Mbps33.2 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 15:37:1027 mins0.21 Mbps3.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 15:43:18364 secs32.47 Mbps32.87 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 15:06:47220 mins179.78 Mbps25.95 MbpsNeeds help
EE20 Jan 2022 14:58:4028 mins36.51 Mbps36.88 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 15:01:5445 mins1.71 Mbps17.39 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 14:27:4427 mins0.74 Mbps173.6 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 14:24:41279 secs29.84 Mbps29.08 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 13:52:02230 secs8.72 Mbps8.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 13:28:17263 secs52.04 Mbps54.52 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 12:01:51294 secs9.1 Mbps3.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 11:24:5922 mins9.3 Mbps7.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone19 Jan 2022 23:07:53237 secs98.56 Mbps107.25 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bury

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media902.49 Mbps59.34—140.36 Mbps
2BT910.97 Mbps44.93—92.38 Mbps
3telcom (Velocity Fibre)184.77 Mbps10.93—104.03 Mbps
4Zen Internet918.17 Mbps39.58—73.73 Mbps
5Vodafone932.37 Mbps28.4—64.78 Mbps
6TalkTalk518.28 Mbps21.93—51.91 Mbps
7EE748.1 Mbps21.23—65.95 Mbps
8Sky Broadband416.53 Mbps16.1—52.52 Mbps
9Plusnet74.7 Mbps18.67—39.89 Mbps
10CloudScape Connect36.23 Mbps20.81—32.94 Mbps
11O2 Broadband42.89 Mbps21.02—29.97 Mbps
12Shell Energy73.31 Mbps8.45—35.03 Mbps
13Origin Broadband65.04 Mbps8.67—24.19 Mbps
14Internet Central2.92 Mbps0.39—2.59 Mbps

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bury

How many broadband providers in Bury are there?

Bury has 14 ISPs tested by its 190,108 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bury?

Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Bury with 902.49 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 59.34—140.36 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Bury?

The best internet provider in Bury is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 59.34 to 140.36 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Bury?

Users in Bury see an average internet speed of 27.74 up to 1023 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 932.37 Mbps.

Is BT available in Bury?

Broadband service from BT is available in Bury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 910.97 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Bury?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 416.53 Mbps.

Is Vodafone available in Bury?

Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Bury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 932.37 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Bury?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 2994 of Bury's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Bury?

The broadband provider with the most users in Bury is BT.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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