Darlington Broadband

Darlington residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 51.77% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 providers. ISPs available in Darlington include Virgin Media, BT, and Vodafone. The most common provider in Darlington is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 542.09 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 31.99—108.78 Mbps. Darlington's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 542.09 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Darlington is 28.11 Mbps, which is 8.87% above the The United Kingdom national average of 25.82 Mbps, and 4.85% above the average of 26.81 Mbps in Darlington. Internet speeds in Darlington are typically faster than Barmpton, but slower than High Coniscliffe. Nearby cities include Hurworth with speeds 4.62—15.82 Mbps, and Barmpton with speeds 17.52—72.61 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Darlington
  • Boundless Networks
  • Sky Broadband in Darlington
  • BT in Darlington
  • Vodafone in Darlington
  • TalkTalk in Darlington
  • Plusnet in Darlington
  • EE in Darlington
  • Post Office Broadband in Darlington

Internet in Darlington


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Darlington

542.09 Mbps

Darlington's fastest speed

18.68—81.56 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Darlington residents

Darlington Competitive Speed Map

How Darlington Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.26—73.67 Mbps33.36 MbpsFaster
Darlington542.09 Mbps18.68—81.56 Mbps28.11 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.6—70.48 Mbps25.94 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.07—55.31 Mbps19.09 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.11—62.57 Mbps22.72 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.7—47.54 Mbps19.56 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.65—73.62 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.31—41.03 Mbps11.89 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.54—70.38 Mbps24.61 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.45—87.53 Mbps25.36 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Darlington

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Darlington542.09 Mbps18.68—81.56 Mbps28.11 Mbps9
2Barmpton533.62 Mbps17.52—72.61 Mbps26.01 Mbps8
3Bishopton206.44 Mbps15.93—42.57 Mbps22.25 Mbps7

Darlington Over Time

How Darlington Compares for Internet Speed in Darlington

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1High Coniscliffe298.45 Mbps59.25—62.35 Mbps60.73 MbpsFaster
2Darlington542.09 Mbps18.68—81.56 Mbps28.11 Mbps-
3Barmpton533.62 Mbps17.52—72.61 Mbps26.01 MbpsSlower
4Bishopton206.44 Mbps15.93—42.57 Mbps22.25 MbpsSlower

Darlington Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Darlington test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Darlington ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Darlington's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 45.83% were fast, 27.08% slow, and 27.08% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 11:54:1237 mins43.46 Mbps5.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 23:13:3022 mins29.64 Mbps17.29 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband27 Sep 2020 21:22:5152 mins34.87 Mbps9.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 16:16:44362 secs39.57 Mbps39.39 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 21:13:29226 secs40.79 Mbps39.43 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 19:29:20233 secs4.97 Mbps18.51 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 16:40:1733 mins39.44 Mbps53.59 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 14:26:13223 secs42.17 Mbps41.64 Mbps
BT26 Sep 2020 13:37:39381 secs2.98 Mbps3.21 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 21:06:03329 mins43.65 Mbps42.7 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 14:59:08224 secs40.54 Mbps40.85 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 10:25:11297 secs58.09 Mbps58.35 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 02:28:49347 secs43.41 Mbps43.44 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 01:47:02350 secs42.71 Mbps40.2 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Sep 2020 17:44:49393 secs274.43 Mbps247.38 Mbps
Vodafone24 Sep 2020 17:13:24227 secs1.47 Mbps0.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone24 Sep 2020 15:14:59418 mins3.95 Mbps3.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media24 Sep 2020 12:25:06276 secs13.26 Mbps11.6 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media22 Sep 2020 23:13:39349 secs106.52 Mbps110.77 Mbps
EE21 Sep 2020 22:17:33231 secs13.73 Mbps25.25 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Darlington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media542.09 Mbps31.99—108.78 Mbps
2Boundless Networks209.38 Mbps19.4—86.43 Mbps
3BT424.95 Mbps10.65—44.86 Mbps
4Sky Broadband74.12 Mbps19.64—33.48 Mbps
5Vodafone343.79 Mbps13.52—37.13 Mbps
6Plusnet73.11 Mbps9.74—34.31 Mbps
7TalkTalk70.14 Mbps10.38—34.07 Mbps
8EE73.98 Mbps6.44—33.71 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband66.74 Mbps5.75—17.59 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Darlington

Darlington has 9 ISPs tested by its 106,566 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Darlington with 542.09 Mbps, and an average speed range of 31.99—108.78 Mbps.
The best provider in Darlington in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 31.99 to 108.78 Mbps.
Users in Darlington see an average internet speed of 18.68 up to 351 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 542.09 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 542.09 Mbps.
BT is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 424.95 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 343.79 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Darlington is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 28 Sep 2020