Broadband Statistics for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Broadband Providers19
Fastest Speed939.51 Mbps
Average Speed50.77 Mbps
Fastest ProviderCambridge Fibre

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Broadband Options

Cambridge residents have run speed tests on 19 broadband providers. This number is 218.26% above the United Kingdom average of 5.97 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 752.65 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 62.8—203.27 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 50.77 Mbps, which is 42.69% above the The United Kingdom national average of 35.58 Mbps, and 21.43% above the average of 41.81 Mbps in Cambridgeshire. Internet speeds in Cambridge are typically faster than Huntingdon, but slower than Warboys. Nearby cities include Grantchester with speeds 19.96—60.67 Mbps, Great Shelford with speeds 18.22—26.8 Mbps, and Histon with speeds 1.02—7.15 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Cambridge Fibre in Cambridge
    202.1 — 494.34 Mbps
    939.51 Mbps
    292.13 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Cambridge
    170.48 — 171.18 Mbps
    484.85 Mbps
    170.78 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Cambridge
    62.8 — 203.27 Mbps
    752.65 Mbps
    90.68 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    48.57 — 174.84 Mbps
    367.49 Mbps
    77.95 Mbps
  • iDNET in Cambridge
    33.87 — 82.16 Mbps
    135.01 Mbps
    36.12 Mbps
  • BT in Cambridge
    32.39 — 71.55 Mbps
    909.51 Mbps
    43.42 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Cambridge
    27.77 — 70.71 Mbps
    932.13 Mbps
    34.64 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Cambridge
    22.98 — 72.95 Mbps
    648.11 Mbps
    29.91 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Cambridge
    23.39 — 68.97 Mbps
    137.97 Mbps
    39.72 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Cambridge
    22.26 — 56.94 Mbps
    74.8 Mbps
    28.12 Mbps
  • EE in Cambridge
    17.74 — 57.85 Mbps
    638.9 Mbps
    26.72 Mbps
  • Glide in Cambridge
    12.79 — 62.61 Mbps
    753.26 Mbps
    14.72 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Cambridge
    13.96 — 50.13 Mbps
    149.82 Mbps
    19.43 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Cambridge
    18.71 — 37.29 Mbps
    361.03 Mbps
    26.36 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Cambridge
    11.25 — 29.44 Mbps
    73.06 Mbps
    14.09 Mbps
  • KCOM in Cambridge
    3.1 — 38.3 Mbps
    70.55 Mbps
    3.1 Mbps
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    0 — 36.98 Mbps
    92.34 Mbps
    36.98 Mbps
  • CIX in Cambridge
    8.15 — 11.14 Mbps
    64.36 Mbps
    9.16 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Cambridge
    2.25 — 14.79 Mbps
    74.22 Mbps
    2.86 Mbps

Broadband in Cambridge


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Cambridgeshire

939.51 Mbps

Cambridge's fastest speed

35.75—124.61 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cambridge residents

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Cambridge Broadband Speed Map

Cambridge Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeCambridgeCambridgeshireUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.28%24.88%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 Mbps35.75—124.61 Mbps50.77 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps33.79—93.45 Mbps46.41 MbpsSlower
Birmingham936.73 Mbps26.23—91.64 Mbps35.23 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps20.01—80.04 Mbps29.18 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.57 Mbps22.9—54.22 Mbps27.91 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps20.38—61.77 Mbps28.22 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps27.09—106.53 Mbps36.93 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps14.42—65.88 Mbps22.92 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps23.08—91.56 Mbps33.25 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps27.3—107.5 Mbps38.16 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 
3Saint Neots637.59 Mbps44.09—93.29 Mbps68.98 MbpsFaster
4Warboys264.81 Mbps41.01—112.96 Mbps59.74 MbpsFaster
5Cambridge939.51 Mbps35.75—124.61 Mbps50.77 Mbps-
6Huntingdon937.52 Mbps36.01—110.42 Mbps48.01 MbpsSlower
7Sutton680.47 Mbps33.65—107.42 Mbps42.58 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, 45.12% were fast, 24.94% slow, and 29.95% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 22:57:0924 mins115.39 Mbps5.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk16 Jun 2021 22:41:1928 mins0.32 Mbps0.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 22:30:1625 mins215.28 Mbps215.85 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Jun 2021 22:06:1535 mins5.26 Mbps17.93 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 21:56:34252 secs40.74 Mbps82.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 21:51:46373 secs1.52 Mbps4.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk16 Jun 2021 21:41:4248 mins0.58 Mbps67.36 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 21:30:2626 mins204.23 Mbps141.07 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 Jun 2021 21:27:36274 secs146.24 Mbps190.65 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:50:48926 mins67.66 Mbps11.98 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 21:00:0927 mins52.64 Mbps69.83 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:50:07270 secs16.06 Mbps23.68 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:42:0728 mins2.85 Mbps9.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:48:43220 secs80.1 Mbps79.04 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:29:37317 mins55.65 Mbps49.27 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk16 Jun 2021 20:35:23248 secs24.42 Mbps24.28 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:32:5822 mins123.52 Mbps136.8 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:25:3532 mins20.86 Mbps213.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:08:43616 mins0.17 Mbps0.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Jun 2021 20:09:09613 mins61.74 Mbps90.58 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cambridge

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cambridge Fibre939.51 Mbps202.1—494.34 Mbps
2Hyperoptic484.85 Mbps170.48—171.18 Mbps
3Virgin Media752.65 Mbps62.8—203.27 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks367.49 Mbps48.57—174.84 Mbps
5BT909.51 Mbps32.39—71.55 Mbps
6Glide753.26 Mbps12.79—62.61 Mbps
7telcom (Velocity Fibre)92.34 Mbps0—36.98 Mbps
8Zen Internet648.11 Mbps22.98—72.95 Mbps
9iDNET135.01 Mbps33.87—82.16 Mbps
10Andrews & Arnold137.97 Mbps23.39—68.97 Mbps
11Vodafone932.13 Mbps27.77—70.71 Mbps
12EE638.9 Mbps17.74—57.85 Mbps
13Plusnet74.8 Mbps22.26—56.94 Mbps
14TalkTalk361.03 Mbps18.71—37.29 Mbps
15Sky Broadband149.82 Mbps13.96—50.13 Mbps
16KCOM70.55 Mbps3.1—38.3 Mbps
17Spitfire74.22 Mbps2.25—14.79 Mbps
18Post Office Broadband73.06 Mbps11.25—29.44 Mbps
19CIX64.36 Mbps8.15—11.14 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Cambridge

How many broadband providers in Cambridge are there?
Cambridge has 19 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 202.1—494.34 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 202.1 to 494.34 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Cambridge?
Users in Cambridge see an average internet speed of 35.75 up to 214 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 752.65 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 149.82 Mbps.
Is BT available in Cambridge?
Broadband service from BT is available in Cambridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 909.51 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Cambridge?
The broadband provider with the most users in Cambridge is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021