Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Broadband Options

Cambridge
Cambridge residents have run speed tests on 17 providers. This number is 186.68% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 providers. ISPs available in Cambridge include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Cambridge is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 545.51 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 41.33—154.61 Mbps. Cambridge's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 896.6 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Cambridge is 35.07 Mbps, which is 32.59% above the The United Kingdom national average of 26.45 Mbps, and 20.56% above the average of 29.09 Mbps in Cambridgeshire. Internet speeds in Cambridge are typically faster than Hinxton, but slower than Papworth Everard. Nearby cities include Grantchester with speeds 22.03—61.13 Mbps, Great Shelford with speeds 17.95—121.78 Mbps, and Histon with speeds 1.56—9.99 Mbps.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Cambridge
    170.43—171.17
    468.61
    170.78
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    50.23—211.11
    354.84
    69.96
  • Cambridge Fibre in Cambridge
    86.45—112.81
    718.28
    87.07
  • Virgin Media in Cambridge
    41.33—154.61
    545.51
    62.78
  • Zen Internet in Cambridge
    26.2—72.31
    291.45
    31.57
  • EE in Cambridge
    21.5—78.23
    276.14
    30.7
  • BT in Cambridge
    23.78—66.41
    896.6
    33.1
  • Vodafone in Cambridge
    23.46—66.39
    503.07
    29.56
  • Glide in Cambridge
    11.66—65.42
    858
    16.14
  • iDNET in Cambridge
    25.44—36.58
    135.01
    33.87
  • Andrews & Arnold in Cambridge
    8.19—68.13
    137.97
    18.99
  • Plusnet in Cambridge
    16.81—39.25
    74.44
    23.17
  • KCOM in Cambridge
    3.1—61.73
    70.69
    20.87
  • TalkTalk in Cambridge
    11.02—36.2
    147.72
    15.76
  • Sky Broadband in Cambridge
    9.36—35.13
    147.34
    13.35
  • Post Office Broadband in Cambridge
    6.89—24.54
    210.58
    9.83
  • CIX in Cambridge
    3.38—9.12
    61.72
    6.58

Internet in Cambridge

169th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

9th

Best speed range city in Cambridgeshire

896.6 Mbps

Cambridge's fastest speed

23.92—102.46 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cambridge residents

Cambridge Competitive Speed Map

How Cambridge Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
Cambridge896.6 Mbps23.92—102.46 Mbps35.07 Mbps-
London3385.49 Mbps22.68—73.75 Mbps33.68 MbpsSlower
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.89—71.21 Mbps26.41 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.44—57.1 Mbps19.7 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.39—63.06 Mbps23.13 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.97—48.48 Mbps19.96 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.09—75.28 Mbps25.71 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.51—42.62 Mbps12.18 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.82—71.57 Mbps25.13 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.99—89.93 Mbps26.39 MbpsSlower

Cambridge Over Time



How Cambridge Compares for Internet Speed in Cambridgeshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
7Warboys272.98 Mbps33.82—55.22 Mbps37.65 MbpsFaster
8Papworth Everard546.59 Mbps34.01—37.06 Mbps36.37 MbpsFaster
9Cambridge896.6 Mbps23.92—102.46 Mbps35.07 Mbps-
10Hinxton260.76 Mbps28.79—39.46 Mbps32.28 MbpsSlower
11Cambourne602.74 Mbps24.11—61.81 Mbps32.04 MbpsSlower

Cambridge Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Cambridge test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Cambridge ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Cambridge 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 Cambridge's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 42.82% were fast, 26.8% slow, and 30.39% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 19:31:09387 secs9.88 Mbps1.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 16:30:52250 secs6.42 Mbps171.25 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk29 Sep 2020 13:47:5084 mins11.68 Mbps18.11 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 11:18:40289 secs46.48 Mbps48.32 Mbps
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 22:36:39326 mins0.99 Mbps22.96 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 20:39:465117 secs40.9 Mbps119.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 20:02:42214 mins55.61 Mbps34.61 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 19:08:38217 mins201.59 Mbps67.35 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 16:39:05629 mins472.72 Mbps24.32 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 17:00:24355 secs0.61 Mbps16.29 MbpsImproved
BT28 Sep 2020 15:44:261435 mins58.91 Mbps56.27 Mbps
BT28 Sep 2020 15:02:22714 mins19.74 Mbps24.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 14:57:35231 secs28.92 Mbps31.97 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 14:47:4822 mins180.02 Mbps176.83 Mbps
Plusnet28 Sep 2020 10:07:21216 secs2.72 Mbps10.67 MbpsImproved
BT28 Sep 2020 09:38:542105 secs0.29 Mbps7.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT28 Sep 2020 09:36:233110 secs18.81 Mbps31.05 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 08:32:0122 mins6.67 Mbps48.19 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 00:51:0035 mins274.68 Mbps304.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 19:56:582102 secs92.67 Mbps215.68 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cambridge

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic468.61 Mbps170.43—171.17 Mbps
2Independent Fibre Networks354.84 Mbps50.23—211.11 Mbps
3Cambridge Fibre718.28 Mbps86.45—112.81 Mbps
4Virgin Media545.51 Mbps41.33—154.61 Mbps
5Glide858 Mbps11.66—65.42 Mbps
6Zen Internet291.45 Mbps26.2—72.31 Mbps
7BT896.6 Mbps23.78—66.41 Mbps
8Andrews & Arnold137.97 Mbps8.19—68.13 Mbps
9KCOM70.69 Mbps3.1—61.73 Mbps
10EE276.14 Mbps21.5—78.23 Mbps
11Vodafone503.07 Mbps23.46—66.39 Mbps
12iDNET135.01 Mbps25.44—36.58 Mbps
13Plusnet74.44 Mbps16.81—39.25 Mbps
14TalkTalk147.72 Mbps11.02—36.2 Mbps
15Sky Broadband147.34 Mbps9.36—35.13 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband210.58 Mbps6.89—24.54 Mbps
17CIX61.72 Mbps3.38—9.12 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Cambridge

Cambridge has 17 ISPs tested by its 125,758 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Cambridge with 896.6 Mbps, and an average speed range of 23.78—66.41 Mbps.
The best provider in Cambridge in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 170.43 to 171.17 Mbps.
Users in Cambridge see an average internet speed of 23.92 up to 207 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 896.6 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Cambridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 545.51 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Cambridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 147.34 Mbps.
BT is available in Cambridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 896.6 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Cambridge is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2020