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Broadband Providers in Bournemouth

Broadband Providers available in Bournemouth include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Bournemouth's fastest provider is CCS Leeds, with a median speed of 94 Mbps. The most popular provider in Bournemouth is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Bournemouth in 2022 is 77 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 39 Mbps.

 

Bournemouth Broadband Statistics

Bournemouth has the second-best fibre access out of all major towns in the South West, and is among the top 100 best major towns in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 56% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 89% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Bournemouth's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in high speed test averages in Bournemouth postcodes like BH9, BH8, BH1, BH6, and BH10. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 39.36 Mbps median internet speed in Bournemouth, which is 6.78% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Bournemouth increased access to Gigabit speeds by 29 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major towns like Weston-super-Mare (gained 22 percentate points), Taunton (gained 11 percentate points), and Torquay (gained 9.72 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Bournemouth is marginally outperformed by Holdenhurst (4.78% faster).

 
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Overall Performance
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
70,439 Speed Tests
1520 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
51,760 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
18,332 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
6,628 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
6,204 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,147 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
2,414 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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No Logo
87 /100
N/A
CCS Leeds
Above average
 
1,611 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
650 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.60 /10
CIX
About average
Above Average
 
305 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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No Logo
72 /100
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Juice Broadband
Above average
 
299 Speed Tests
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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Bournemouth

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Bournemouth

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Bournemouth 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
202156.24%88.80%99.36%
202027.46%86.86%99.57%
201923.35%89.59%99.89%
20180.17%80.79%99.71%
201757.85%86.41%99.74%
20160.00%0.00%99.19%

Map of Bournemouth's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

56.24%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

88.80%

of Bournemouth residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

99.36%

availability in Bournemouth

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Bournemouth is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Bournemouth Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Bournemouth

YearBournemouth AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201823.15 Mbps26.27 Mbps11.88% Slower
201932.77 Mbps30.63 Mbps6.99% Faster
2020109.33 Mbps80.31 Mbps36.13% Faster
202176.06 Mbps66.05 Mbps15.16% Faster

Bournemouth Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBournemouthUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps4.09%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps22.78%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps62.90%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.88%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps2.70%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.65%3.60%

How Bournemouth Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Bournemouth939.22 Mbps29.37—105.41 Mbps39.36 Mbps-
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsSlower
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
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Bournemouth

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Holdenhurst733.2 Mbps28.56—73.89 Mbps41.24 Mbps8
2Bournemouth939.22 Mbps29.37—105.41 Mbps39.36 Mbps16

Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth Compares for Internet Speed in Bournemouth

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Holdenhurst733.2 Mbps28.56—73.89 Mbps41.24 MbpsFaster
2Bournemouth939.22 Mbps29.37—105.41 Mbps39.36 Mbps-

Bournemouth Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bournemouth testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bournemouth ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.8% were fast, 26.43% slow, and 31.77% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:57:45328 secs1.62 Mbps11.93 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:48:24210 mins84.92 Mbps67.62 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:53:58332 mins52.62 Mbps55.45 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:41:3136 mins10.76 Mbps143.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:36:15254 secs4.25 Mbps14.79 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:22:551212 mins16.35 Mbps18.08 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:02:56432 mins13.04 Mbps95.46 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:21:05379 secs4.13 Mbps10.87 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:01:07213 mins194.62 Mbps222.22 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:41:56212 mins237.19 Mbps254.84 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:36:1158 mins107.41 Mbps146.4 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 20:07:21422 mins6.79 Mbps10.69 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:27:22248 secs55.63 Mbps42.24 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 20:22:23245 secs34.07 Mbps34.91 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 20:10:3929 mins28.6 Mbps29.5 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:09:5926 mins2.24 Mbps0.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 20:14:53224 secs112.81 Mbps137.93 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:05:2526 mins71.56 Mbps73.36 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:05:32236 secs9.56 Mbps15.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:25:25238 secs37.13 Mbps109.99 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bournemouth

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Juice Broadband907.2 Mbps37.4—128.54 Mbps
2Virgin Media936.94 Mbps61—214.75 Mbps
3Glide323.5 Mbps66.69—170.64 Mbps
4KCOM278.5 Mbps20.2—178.54 Mbps
5CCS Leeds182.04 Mbps90.06—95.97 Mbps
6Vodafone927.9 Mbps29.78—71 Mbps
7Cerberus Networks223.51 Mbps25.11—132.64 Mbps
8BT939.22 Mbps23.64—61.72 Mbps
9Sky Broadband502.12 Mbps18.7—53.85 Mbps
10TalkTalk519 Mbps18.32—46.33 Mbps
11EE303.27 Mbps22.4—46.71 Mbps
12Plusnet74.69 Mbps16.85—43.62 Mbps
13Zen Internet70.81 Mbps17.03—34.43 Mbps
14CIX74.3 Mbps11.49—36.01 Mbps
15iDNET36.38 Mbps11.62—25.04 Mbps
16Shell Energy73.28 Mbps8.46—24.68 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bournemouth

How many broadband providers in Bournemouth are there?

Bournemouth has 16 ISPs tested by its 163,600 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bournemouth?

CCS Leeds is the fastest broadband provider in Bournemouth with 182.04 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 90.06—95.97 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Bournemouth?

The best internet provider in Bournemouth is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 61 to 214.75 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Bournemouth?

Users in Bournemouth see an average internet speed of 29.37 up to 481 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 939.22 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Bournemouth?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Bournemouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 936.94 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Bournemouth?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bournemouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 502.12 Mbps.

Is BT available in Bournemouth?

Broadband service from BT is available in Bournemouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.22 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Bournemouth?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 11 of Bournemouth's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Bournemouth?

The broadband provider with the most users in Bournemouth is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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