Broadband Statistics for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Broadband Providers18
Fastest Speed939.51 Mbps
Median Speed52.72 Mbps
Fastest ProviderCambridge Fibre

Broadband Providers in Cambridge

Cambridge is the second fastest major town in Cambridgeshire with an average broadband speed of 84.34 Mbps in 2021. This is 27.69% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps, but a drop from 2020's position of first fastest, when Cambridge's average internet download speed was 120.07 Mbps.

Residents in Cambridge have run speed tests on 18 broadband providers. This number is 197.52% above the United Kingdom average of 6.05 internet service providers. ISPs available in Cambridge include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Cambridge is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 902.85 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 62.16—206.55 Mbps.

Cambridge's fastest provider is Cambridge Fibre, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 939.51 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Cambridge is 52.72 Mbps, which is 42.03% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37.12 Mbps, and 17.52% above the average of 44.86 Mbps in Cambridgeshire.

Internet speeds in Cambridge are typically faster than Huntingdon, but slower than Waterbeach. Nearby locations include Grantchester with speeds 19.96—61.02 Mbps, Great Shelford with speeds 17.83—25.16 Mbps, and Histon with speeds 10.05—19.89 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Cambridge Fibre in Cambridge
    Not enough reviews
    203.59 Mbps

    Cambridge Fibre's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 195.27 to 488.89 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 939.51 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 5,357 speed tests on Cambridge Fibre Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Cambridge
    26 Reviews
    170.75 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 170.46 to 171.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 484.85 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 1,447 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Cambridge
    671 Reviews
    90.04 Mbps
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    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 62.16 to 206.55 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 902.85 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 109,515 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • iDNET in Cambridge
    1 Review
    82.16 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 73.69 to 92.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 94.02 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 11 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Glide in Cambridge
    4 Reviews
    50.19 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 37.95 to 62.61 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 753.26 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 11 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    2 Reviews
    46.41 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 37.84 to 101.79 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 367.49 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 147 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Cambridge
    5 Reviews
    44.97 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 35.8 to 71.03 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 110.22 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 34 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • BT in Cambridge
    312 Reviews
    44.44 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 32.65 to 72.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 926.5 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 30,197 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Cambridge
    112 Reviews
    37.87 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 31.99 to 69.5 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 932.13 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 1,740 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    Not enough reviews
    36.98 Mbps

    telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 8.2 to 60.08 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 176.47 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 6 speed tests on telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Cambridge
    Not enough reviews
    32.22 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 26.45 to 84.22 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 91.95 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 24 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Cambridge
    34 Reviews
    31.23 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 22.84 to 72.91 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 648.11 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 857 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Cambridge
    179 Reviews
    28.29 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 21.88 to 43.32 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 481.75 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 10,437 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Cambridge
    219 Reviews
    27.3 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 21.04 to 59.68 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.8 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 7,164 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Cambridge
    418 Reviews
    23.77 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 16.5 to 55.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 502.46 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 32,886 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • EE in Cambridge
    169 Reviews
    21.27 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 15.06 to 50.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 638.9 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 3,160 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Cambridge
    26 Reviews
    14.38 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 11.37 to 27.71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.2 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 839 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • CIX in Cambridge
    1 Review
    9.63 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Cambridge is 8.6 to 11.05 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 64.36 Mbps. Cambridge residents have performed 72 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

Broadband in Cambridge

7th

Best speed range city in Cambridgeshire

939.51 Mbps

Cambridge's fastest speed

37.03—131.83 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cambridge residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Cambridge

YearCambridge AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201828.37 Mbps26.27 Mbps7.99% Faster
201933.96 Mbps30.63 Mbps10.87% Faster
2020120.07 Mbps80.31 Mbps49.51% Faster
202184.34 Mbps66.05 Mbps27.69% Faster

Cambridge Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeCambridgeCambridgeshireUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.28%24.87%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps20.74%23.64%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps18.66%21.17%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.68%8.29%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps26.69%19.61%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.96%2.42%2.33%

How Cambridge Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Cambridge939.51 Mbps37.03—131.83 Mbps52.72 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps34.98—94 Mbps47.47 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—102.64 Mbps37.33 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.25—89.82 Mbps33.13 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps24.07—53.37 Mbps28.54 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.24—67.27 Mbps31.55 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps30.01—109.67 Mbps41.76 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps18.71—70.24 Mbps30.14 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.6—93.62 Mbps36.33 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps32.82—109.06 Mbps42.2 MbpsSlower

Cambridge 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 Cambridge Compares for Internet Speed in Cambridgeshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
5Saint Neots639.02 Mbps40.61—93.16 Mbps63.84 MbpsFaster
6Waterbeach904.63 Mbps36.79—70.09 Mbps52.84 MbpsFaster
7Cambridge939.51 Mbps37.03—131.83 Mbps52.72 Mbps-
8Huntingdon937.52 Mbps37.81—158.64 Mbps51.67 MbpsSlower
9Cambourne934.67 Mbps34.83—61.97 Mbps44.35 MbpsSlower

Cambridge Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Cambridge testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Cambridge ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Cambridge's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 44.47% were fast, 24.08% slow, and 31.44% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband20 Sep 2021 22:56:16226 secs129.23 Mbps140.15 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 22:40:50313 mins39 Mbps9.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 22:27:58228 secs6.63 Mbps2.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Sep 2021 21:55:46414 mins0.42 Mbps2.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 20:36:22988 mins0.92 Mbps40.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 21:11:43813 mins5.55 Mbps17.47 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 21:18:14263 secs52.65 Mbps91.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 20:56:1523 mins0.34 Mbps0.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Sep 2021 20:44:2935 mins3.18 Mbps7.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 20:41:303109 secs90.56 Mbps88.05 Mbps
BT20 Sep 2021 19:54:30268 secs31.11 Mbps67.26 MbpsImproved
Cambridge Fibre20 Sep 2021 19:42:452116 secs240.74 Mbps207.95 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 19:25:1623 mins35.19 Mbps32.92 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 19:20:1722 mins188.5 Mbps207.38 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 19:02:57262 secs61.2 Mbps61.11 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 18:49:1852 mins36.92 Mbps327.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 17:54:041751 mins206.32 Mbps42.95 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 18:35:48339 secs0.72 Mbps6.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 18:31:3832 mins43.8 Mbps47.09 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Sep 2021 18:29:502103 secs5.23 Mbps104.17 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cambridge

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cambridge Fibre939.51 Mbps195.27—488.89 Mbps
2Hyperoptic484.85 Mbps170.46—171.19 Mbps
3Virgin Media902.85 Mbps62.16—206.55 Mbps
4Glide753.26 Mbps37.95—62.61 Mbps
5BT926.5 Mbps32.65—72.49 Mbps
6iDNET94.02 Mbps73.69—92.6 Mbps
7Independent Fibre Networks367.49 Mbps37.84—101.79 Mbps
8telcom (Velocity Fibre)176.47 Mbps8.2—60.08 Mbps
9Zen Internet648.11 Mbps22.84—72.91 Mbps
10Vodafone932.13 Mbps31.99—69.5 Mbps
11Andrews & Arnold110.22 Mbps35.8—71.03 Mbps
12Spitfire91.95 Mbps26.45—84.22 Mbps
13EE638.9 Mbps15.06—50.82 Mbps
14Sky Broadband502.46 Mbps16.5—55.46 Mbps
15Plusnet74.8 Mbps21.04—59.68 Mbps
16TalkTalk481.75 Mbps21.88—43.32 Mbps
17Shell Energy74.2 Mbps11.37—27.71 Mbps
18CIX64.36 Mbps8.6—11.05 Mbps

Cambridge Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Cambridge

How many broadband providers in Cambridge are there?
Cambridge has 18 ISPs tested by its 125,758 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Cambridge?
Cambridge Fibre is the fastest broadband provider in Cambridge with 939.51 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 195.27—488.89 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Cambridge?
The best internet provider in Cambridge is Cambridge Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 195.27 to 488.89 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Cambridge?
Users in Cambridge see an average internet speed of 37.03 up to 258 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 939.51 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Cambridge?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Cambridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 902.85 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Cambridge?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Cambridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 502.46 Mbps.
Is BT available in Cambridge?
Broadband service from BT is available in Cambridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 926.5 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Cambridge?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 63 of Cambridge's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Cambridge?
The broadband provider with the most users in Cambridge is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021