Broadband Statistics for Bradford, Bradford
Broadband Providers18
Fastest Speed946.05 Mbps
Median Speed35.33 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Bradford

Bradford is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 67.19 Mbps in 2021. This is 1.73% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Bradford have run speed tests on 18 broadband providers. This number is 194.12% above the United Kingdom average of 6.12 internet service providers. ISPs available in Bradford include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Bradford is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 946.05 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 54.34—205.28 Mbps.

Bradford's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 946.05 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Bradford is 35.33 Mbps, which is 4.51% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.68% above the average of 35.09 Mbps in Bradford.

Internet speeds in Bradford are typically faster than Menston, but slower than Baildon. Nearby locations include Baildon with speeds 28.61—68.26 Mbps, and Wilsden with speeds 37.24—82.55 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Bradford includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in BD4, BD6, BD10, BD13, and BD2.

Broadband Providers

  • iDNET in Bradford
    1 Review
    830.44 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 802.72 to 871.7 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 888.15 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 12 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Bradford
    790 Reviews
    83.34 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 54.34 to 205.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 946.05 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 64,667 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Bradford
    37 Reviews
    58.85 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 40.88 to 79.81 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 105.09 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 33 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Glide in Bradford
    6 Reviews
    54.87 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 41.49 to 185.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 412.24 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 142 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    45.45 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 42.9 to 47.93 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 57.89 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 4 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Bradford
    7 Reviews
    39.15 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 14.51 to 71.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 88.25 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 19 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • CIX in Bradford
    1 Review
    37.34 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 24.78 to 878.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 941.93 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 108 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Bradford
    129 Reviews
    32.29 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 25.77 to 58.32 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 907.91 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 5,353 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • BT in Bradford
    397 Reviews
    29.45 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 26.23 to 61.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 932.49 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 19,893 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Bradford
    209 Reviews
    27.72 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 20.18 to 54.07 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 898.23 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 11,906 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Bradford
    258 Reviews
    27.37 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 20.49 to 53.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.45 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 6,436 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Bradford
    482 Reviews
    23.32 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 16.13 to 50.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 509.19 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 54,682 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • EE in Bradford
    205 Reviews
    19.85 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 14.53 to 38.94 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 925.31 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 3,227 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    44 Reviews
    16.64 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 12.36 to 61.21 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 211.13 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 85 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • Legend Telecom
    Not enough reviews
    9.6 Mbps

    Legend Telecom's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 6.57 to 26.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 240.45 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 521 speed tests on Legend Telecom Broadband.

  • Connexin
    2 Reviews
    7.84 Mbps

    Connexin's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 4.63 to 25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 369.37 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 94 speed tests on Connexin Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Bradford
    30 Reviews
    6.81 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Bradford is 4.69 to 27.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.51 Mbps. Bradford residents have performed 519 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Bradford

4th

Best speed range city in Bradford

946.05 Mbps

Bradford's fastest speed

26.47—93.46 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bradford residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Bradford

YearBradford AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201835.27 Mbps26.27 Mbps34.26% Faster
201938.17 Mbps30.63 Mbps24.62% Faster
2020101.27 Mbps80.31 Mbps26.10% Faster
202167.19 Mbps66.05 Mbps1.73% Faster

Bradford Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBradfordUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps29.70%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.24%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps17.42%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.29%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps15.99%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.36%2.33%

How Bradford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.2—94.01 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.79—103.79 Mbps37.45 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.6 Mbps41.64 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.88—94.11 Mbps36.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh866.01 Mbps31.82—108.41 Mbps40.05 MbpsFaster
Bradford946.05 Mbps26.47—93.46 Mbps35.33 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.41—88.89 Mbps33.29 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps22.08—51.5 Mbps26.45 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.31—67.63 Mbps31.66 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.25—70.49 Mbps30.77 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Bradford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Denholme488.35 Mbps47.33—122.18 Mbps52.26 Mbps8
2Wilsden912.57 Mbps37.24—82.55 Mbps48.87 Mbps9
3Baildon589.15 Mbps28.61—68.26 Mbps37.84 Mbps8
4Bradford946.05 Mbps26.47—93.46 Mbps35.33 Mbps18
5Cullingworth926.19 Mbps24.27—62.43 Mbps32.85 Mbps7
6Keighley749.7 Mbps23.11—62.18 Mbps31.24 Mbps11
7Bingley839.12 Mbps25.98—84.46 Mbps30.06 Mbps10
8Ilkley634.62 Mbps7—32 Mbps10.56 Mbps10

Bradford 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 Bradford Compares for Internet Speed in Bradford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
2Wilsden912.57 Mbps37.24—82.55 Mbps48.87 MbpsFaster
3Baildon589.15 Mbps28.61—68.26 Mbps37.84 MbpsFaster
4Bradford946.05 Mbps26.47—93.46 Mbps35.33 Mbps-
5Menston50.1 Mbps31.45—37.4 Mbps34.56 MbpsSlower
6Cullingworth926.19 Mbps24.27—62.43 Mbps32.85 MbpsSlower

Bradford Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bradford testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bradford ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Bradford 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 Bradford's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.76% were fast, 25.5% slow, and 34.74% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 23:48:472100 secs19.8 Mbps20.91 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 23:42:06258 secs14.75 Mbps26.13 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 23:23:59255 secs64.75 Mbps54.67 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 22:44:0332 mins10.44 Mbps8.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 22:37:40235 secs33.43 Mbps27.31 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 22:36:39230 secs7.09 Mbps9.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 22:26:403116 secs56.21 Mbps35.02 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 22:12:5826 mins108.01 Mbps108.57 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 22:00:54310 mins40.67 Mbps54.37 MbpsImproved
BT14 Oct 2021 22:06:1932 mins15.75 Mbps19.98 MbpsImproved
Plusnet14 Oct 2021 22:03:253118 secs35.25 Mbps35.25 Mbps
BT14 Oct 2021 21:32:53529 mins13.95 Mbps29.11 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 21:48:0964 mins8.69 Mbps9.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Oct 2021 21:06:42226 mins36.28 Mbps27.45 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 21:26:493107 secs23.53 Mbps44.98 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 21:26:50261 secs37.54 Mbps44.28 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 21:19:0427 mins1.7 Mbps8.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 21:11:46387 secs6.43 Mbps10.26 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 21:09:2843 mins200.93 Mbps242.51 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 20:14:2868 mins9.92 Mbps10.89 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bradford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1iDNET888.15 Mbps802.72—871.7 Mbps
2CIX941.93 Mbps24.78—878.25 Mbps
3Virgin Media946.05 Mbps54.34—205.28 Mbps
4Glide412.24 Mbps41.49—185.9 Mbps
5Zen Internet105.09 Mbps40.88—79.81 Mbps
6CCS Leeds57.89 Mbps42.9—47.93 Mbps
7TalkTalk898.23 Mbps20.18—54.07 Mbps
8O2 Broadband211.13 Mbps12.36—61.21 Mbps
9BT932.49 Mbps26.23—61.57 Mbps
10Andrews & Arnold88.25 Mbps14.51—71.43 Mbps
11Vodafone907.91 Mbps25.77—58.32 Mbps
12Plusnet74.45 Mbps20.49—53.98 Mbps
13Sky Broadband509.19 Mbps16.13—50.82 Mbps
14EE925.31 Mbps14.53—38.94 Mbps
15Legend Telecom240.45 Mbps6.57—26.9 Mbps
16Connexin369.37 Mbps4.63—25 Mbps
17Shell Energy73.51 Mbps4.69—27.39 Mbps
18KCOM7.47 Mbps1.33—7.31 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Bradford

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Clayton38.016.40%2.26%47.38%10.43%4.09%

Bradford Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bradford

How many broadband providers in Bradford are there?
Bradford has 18 ISPs tested by its 537,173 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bradford?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Bradford with 946.05 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 54.34—205.28 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Bradford?
The best internet provider in Bradford is iDNET, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 802.72 to 871.7 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Bradford?
Users in Bradford see an average internet speed of 26.47 up to 558 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 946.05 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Bradford?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Bradford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 946.05 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Bradford?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bradford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 509.19 Mbps.
Is BT available in Bradford?
Broadband service from BT is available in Bradford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 932.49 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Bradford?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 350 of Bradford's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Bradford?
The broadband provider with the most users in Bradford is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021