Broadband Statistics for Darlington, Darlington
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed927.72 Mbps
Median Speed40.66 Mbps
Fastest ProviderZen Internet

Broadband Providers in Darlington

Darlington is among the top 20 fastest major towns in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 70.12 Mbps in 2021. This is 6.16% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Darlington have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 112.42% above the United Kingdom average of 6.12 internet service providers. ISPs available in Darlington include Virgin Media, BT, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Darlington is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 644.59 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 42.97—157.13 Mbps.

Darlington's fastest provider is Zen Internet, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 927.72 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Darlington is 40.66 Mbps, which is 9.89% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 10.40% above the average of 36.83 Mbps in Darlington.

Internet speeds in Darlington are typically faster than Barmpton, but slower than High Coniscliffe. Nearby locations include Hurworth with speeds 4.38—10.29 Mbps, and Barmpton with speeds 23.46—98.93 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Darlington includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in DL1, DL3, and DL98.

Broadband Providers

  • Zen Internet in Darlington
    37 Reviews
    89.57 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 79.28 to 727.76 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 927.72 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 29 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • CIX in Darlington
    1 Review
    79.66 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 78.84 to 85.32 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 89.92 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 8 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Boundless Networks
    1 Review
    72 Mbps

    Boundless Networks's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 15.01 to 92.66 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 243.83 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 6 speed tests on Boundless Networks Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Darlington
    790 Reviews
    61.94 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 42.97 to 157.13 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 644.59 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 12,934 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Community Fibre in Darlington
    11 Reviews
    57.82 Mbps

    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 0 to 57.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 125.77 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 2 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • BT in Darlington
    397 Reviews
    36.38 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 32.18 to 67.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 818.65 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 4,296 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Darlington
    129 Reviews
    33.07 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 27.62 to 58.74 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 85.41 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 1,458 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Darlington
    482 Reviews
    30.98 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 23.31 to 61.23 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 147.71 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 366 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • EE in Darlington
    205 Reviews
    22.92 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 14.67 to 57.21 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 552.41 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 1,328 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Darlington
    30 Reviews
    21.43 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 17.27 to 32.87 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 71.48 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 158 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Darlington
    258 Reviews
    18.97 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 10.92 to 35.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.01 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 1,250 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Darlington
    209 Reviews
    18.65 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 11.88 to 46.17 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 144.37 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 498 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    44 Reviews
    11.89 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Darlington is 5.2 to 13.2 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 25.47 Mbps. Darlington residents have performed 7 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

Broadband in Darlington

2nd

Best speed range city in Darlington

927.72 Mbps

Darlington's fastest speed

31.74—106.58 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Darlington residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Darlington

YearDarlington AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201828.29 Mbps26.27 Mbps7.69% Faster
201929.46 Mbps30.63 Mbps3.82% Slower
202055.58 Mbps80.31 Mbps30.79% Slower
202170.12 Mbps66.05 Mbps6.16% Faster

Darlington Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeDarlingtonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps29.99%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps23.70%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps21.20%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.56%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps17.68%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.87%2.33%

How Darlington Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.2—94.01 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.6 Mbps41.64 MbpsFaster
Darlington927.72 Mbps31.74—106.58 Mbps40.66 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.79—103.79 Mbps37.45 MbpsSlower
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
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.88—94.11 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh866.01 Mbps31.82—108.41 Mbps40.05 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Darlington

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Darlington927.72 Mbps31.74—106.58 Mbps40.66 Mbps13
2Barmpton925.95 Mbps23.46—98.93 Mbps33.88 Mbps8
3Bishopton693.5 Mbps25.06—55.26 Mbps32.76 Mbps6

Darlington 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 Darlington Compares for Internet Speed in Darlington

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1High Coniscliffe73.36 Mbps59.35—61.68 Mbps61.13 MbpsFaster
2Darlington927.72 Mbps31.74—106.58 Mbps40.66 Mbps-
3Barmpton925.95 Mbps23.46—98.93 Mbps33.88 MbpsSlower
4Bishopton693.5 Mbps25.06—55.26 Mbps32.76 MbpsSlower

Darlington Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Darlington testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Darlington ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Darlington 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 Darlington's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.42% were fast, 29.01% slow, and 31.57% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 20:14:57219 mins30.23 Mbps48.66 MbpsImproved
BT14 Oct 2021 20:22:082119 secs34.45 Mbps26.71 MbpsNeeds help
BT14 Oct 2021 19:54:22231 secs35.77 Mbps39.19 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 18:34:34230 secs40.23 Mbps62.46 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 17:17:4027 mins20.05 Mbps20.19 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 17:17:4423 mins30.42 Mbps99.68 MbpsImproved
BT14 Oct 2021 16:16:57238 secs29.82 Mbps29.9 Mbps
BT14 Oct 2021 15:12:5827 mins16.92 Mbps26.02 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 14:38:29229 mins50.56 Mbps54.32 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 14:09:44257 secs67.78 Mbps66.14 Mbps
Plusnet14 Oct 2021 08:40:5744 mins1.7 Mbps40.08 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 08:26:50218 secs75.97 Mbps75.8 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 19:37:13414 mins2.68 Mbps132.5 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 19:03:0029 mins46.49 Mbps51.99 MbpsImproved
BT13 Oct 2021 18:58:29229 secs122.3 Mbps49.76 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 18:37:50212 mins3.69 Mbps32.38 MbpsImproved
Plusnet13 Oct 2021 18:45:3022 mins30.17 Mbps26.3 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet13 Oct 2021 16:27:56242 secs12.88 Mbps12.55 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 15:00:10310 mins545.6 Mbps275.27 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media12 Oct 2021 23:46:5022 mins43.51 Mbps124.61 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Darlington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zen Internet927.72 Mbps79.28—727.76 Mbps
2Boundless Networks243.83 Mbps15.01—92.66 Mbps
3Virgin Media644.59 Mbps42.97—157.13 Mbps
4Community Fibre125.77 Mbps0—57.82 Mbps
5CIX89.92 Mbps78.84—85.32 Mbps
6BT818.65 Mbps32.18—67.36 Mbps
7EE552.41 Mbps14.67—57.21 Mbps
8Sky Broadband147.71 Mbps23.31—61.23 Mbps
9Vodafone85.41 Mbps27.62—58.74 Mbps
10TalkTalk144.37 Mbps11.88—46.17 Mbps
11Plusnet74.01 Mbps10.92—35.8 Mbps
12Shell Energy71.48 Mbps17.27—32.87 Mbps
13O2 Broadband25.47 Mbps5.2—13.2 Mbps

Darlington Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Darlington

How many broadband providers in Darlington are there?
Darlington has 13 ISPs tested by its 106,566 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Darlington?
Zen Internet is the fastest broadband provider in Darlington with 927.72 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 79.28—727.76 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Darlington?
The best internet provider in Darlington is Zen Internet, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 79.28 to 727.76 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Darlington?
Users in Darlington see an average internet speed of 31.74 up to 438 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 927.72 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Darlington?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 644.59 Mbps.
Is BT available in Darlington?
Broadband service from BT is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 818.65 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Darlington?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 85.41 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Darlington?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 15 of Darlington's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Darlington?
The broadband provider with the most users in Darlington is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021