Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Broadband Options

Cambridge
Cambridge residents have run speed tests on 17 providers. This number is 184.76% above the United Kingdom average of 5.97 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 51.48—185.1 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 42.24 Mbps, which is 42.32% above the The United Kingdom national average of 29.68 Mbps, and 25.27% above the average of 33.72 Mbps in Cambridgeshire. Internet speeds in Cambridge are typically faster than Huntingdon, but slower than Sibson-cum-Stibbington. Nearby cities include Grantchester with speeds 21.51—54.24 Mbps, Great Shelford with speeds 17.72—26.84 Mbps, and Histon with speeds 1.56—9.99 Mbps.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Cambridge
    170.46—171.18
    484.85
    170.74
  • Cambridge Fibre in Cambridge
    86.64—142.59
    671.5
    87.21
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    50.23—211.77
    354.84
    82.58
  • Virgin Media in Cambridge
    51.48—185.1
    545.51
    76.31
  • Vodafone in Cambridge
    26.77—71.15
    503.07
    32.41
  • BT in Cambridge
    27.14—69.95
    896.6
    35.58
  • EE in Cambridge
    22.7—74
    269.22
    32.77
  • Zen Internet in Cambridge
    25.74—65.11
    291.45
    29.66
  • Glide in Cambridge
    10.69—72.36
    858
    16.14
  • Andrews & Arnold in Cambridge
    10.68—70.32
    137.97
    25.66
  • iDNET in Cambridge
    25.61—36.81
    135.01
    34.49
  • Plusnet in Cambridge
    18.57—49.96
    74.44
    24.96
  • KCOM in Cambridge
    3.1—61.73
    70.69
    20.87
  • TalkTalk in Cambridge
    12.41—36.96
    147.72
    18.05
  • Sky Broadband in Cambridge
    9.96—36.46
    149.82
    14.11
  • Post Office Broadband in Cambridge
    7.23—24.95
    74.58
    10.34
  • CIX in Cambridge
    6.01—13.94
    61.72
    7.17

Internet in Cambridge

195th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

6th

Best speed range city in Cambridgeshire

896.6 Mbps

Cambridge's fastest speed

28.89—109.99 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cambridge residents

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Cambridge Competitive Speed Map

How Cambridge Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
Cambridge896.6 Mbps28.89—109.99 Mbps42.24 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps26.95—83.4 Mbps37.12 MbpsSlower
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.67—75.36 Mbps28.99 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.58—64.32 Mbps21.73 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.18—65.27 Mbps24.42 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.45—53.18 Mbps21.91 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.44—92.07 Mbps28.89 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.44—48.67 Mbps13.72 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.39—74.3 Mbps27.54 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.96—95.15 Mbps29.93 MbpsSlower

Cambridge Over Time



How Cambridge Compares for Internet Speed in Cambridgeshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
4Saint Neots546.51 Mbps40.26—109.03 Mbps67.69 MbpsFaster
5Sibson-cum-Stibbington126.44 Mbps59.68—89.21 Mbps59.68 MbpsFaster
6Cambridge896.6 Mbps28.89—109.99 Mbps42.24 Mbps-
7Huntingdon933.34 Mbps27.44—103.61 Mbps38.5 MbpsSlower
8Warboys272.98 Mbps31.57—59.74 Mbps36.74 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, 41.84% were fast, 26.36% slow, and 31.8% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 15:34:50210 mins210.66 Mbps216.04 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 15:23:57282 secs60.65 Mbps67.46 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 14:07:4123 mins89.38 Mbps86.88 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 13:46:0428 mins54.08 Mbps53.47 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 13:00:49250 secs1.76 Mbps22.6 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 12:05:06316 mins6.25 Mbps211.6 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 11:14:09218 mins90.86 Mbps91.11 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2021 11:20:2542 mins10.4 Mbps18.07 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Jan 2021 07:51:19251 secs27.64 Mbps18.81 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 Jan 2021 20:06:17226 mins68.04 Mbps68.48 Mbps
BT16 Jan 2021 19:16:23333 mins14.99 Mbps13.57 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 18:57:3520 secs157.51 Mbps157.51 Mbps
BT16 Jan 2021 18:31:19345 secs217.25 Mbps112.88 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 16:59:1525 mins49.5 Mbps50.71 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Jan 2021 16:52:242111 secs45.78 Mbps46.35 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 15:45:33235 secs76.25 Mbps73.72 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 15:04:061140 mins2.2 Mbps36.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 15:03:37225 mins206.75 Mbps214.26 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 15:28:15226 secs10.28 Mbps10.28 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Jan 2021 14:44:08254 secs29.8 Mbps29.2 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cambridge

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic484.85 Mbps170.46—171.18 Mbps
2Cambridge Fibre671.5 Mbps86.64—142.59 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks354.84 Mbps50.23—211.77 Mbps
4Virgin Media545.51 Mbps51.48—185.1 Mbps
5Glide858 Mbps10.69—72.36 Mbps
6BT896.6 Mbps27.14—69.95 Mbps
7Andrews & Arnold137.97 Mbps10.68—70.32 Mbps
8Zen Internet291.45 Mbps25.74—65.11 Mbps
9KCOM70.69 Mbps3.1—61.73 Mbps
10iDNET135.01 Mbps25.61—36.81 Mbps
11EE269.22 Mbps22.7—74 Mbps
12Vodafone503.07 Mbps26.77—71.15 Mbps
13Plusnet74.44 Mbps18.57—49.96 Mbps
14TalkTalk147.72 Mbps12.41—36.96 Mbps
15Sky Broadband149.82 Mbps9.96—36.46 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband74.58 Mbps7.23—24.95 Mbps
17CIX61.72 Mbps6.01—13.94 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 27.14—69.95 Mbps.
The best provider in Cambridge in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 170.46 to 171.18 Mbps.
Users in Cambridge see an average internet speed of 28.89 up to 195 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 149.82 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: 17 Jan 2021