Darlington Broadband

Darlington residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 51.01% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 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 33.05—108.95 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 31.14 Mbps, which is 5.17% above the The United Kingdom national average of 29.61 Mbps, and 2.91% above the average of 30.26 Mbps in Darlington. Internet speeds in Darlington are typically faster than Barmpton, but slower than High Coniscliffe. Nearby cities include Hurworth with speeds 9.3—19.83 Mbps, and Barmpton with speeds 21.04—88.63 Mbps.


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

21.14—85.1 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Darlington residents

Darlington Competitive Speed Map

How Darlington Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.82—83.07 Mbps37.05 MbpsFaster
Darlington542.09 Mbps21.14—85.1 Mbps31.14 Mbps-
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.62—75.2 Mbps28.93 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.55—64.19 Mbps21.66 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.14—65.1 Mbps24.36 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.42—53.07 Mbps21.88 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.38—91.93 Mbps28.82 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.43—48.55 Mbps13.69 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.35—74.23 Mbps27.47 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.89—94.95 Mbps29.8 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Darlington

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Darlington542.09 Mbps21.14—85.1 Mbps31.14 Mbps9
2Barmpton533.62 Mbps21.04—88.63 Mbps30.88 Mbps8
3Bishopton206.44 Mbps18.45—45.25 Mbps24.86 Mbps7

Darlington Over Time

How Darlington Compares for Internet Speed in Darlington

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1High Coniscliffe298.45 Mbps59—62.34 Mbps60.7 MbpsFaster
2Darlington542.09 Mbps21.14—85.1 Mbps31.14 Mbps-
3Barmpton533.62 Mbps21.04—88.63 Mbps30.88 MbpsSlower
4Bishopton206.44 Mbps18.45—45.25 Mbps24.86 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, 46.46% were fast, 21.21% slow, and 32.32% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet13 Jan 2021 13:56:08482 secs22.24 Mbps26.78 MbpsImproved
Plusnet12 Jan 2021 23:21:345106 secs26.19 Mbps22.7 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet12 Jan 2021 20:45:50389 secs22.73 Mbps21.65 Mbps
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 20:21:22234 secs4.08 Mbps9.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 16:02:32231 secs107.31 Mbps106.55 Mbps
Plusnet12 Jan 2021 13:35:34421 mins20.19 Mbps29.24 MbpsImproved
Plusnet11 Jan 2021 16:09:3352 mins24.09 Mbps24.52 Mbps
Plusnet11 Jan 2021 08:55:58351 secs24.66 Mbps29.05 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media10 Jan 2021 22:16:05340 secs1.94 Mbps3.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE10 Jan 2021 20:13:39237 secs16.94 Mbps14.87 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media10 Jan 2021 13:43:37237 secs108.67 Mbps108.62 Mbps
BT10 Jan 2021 09:48:40226 secs83.51 Mbps88.46 Mbps
Virgin Media10 Jan 2021 02:59:18233 secs41.49 Mbps15.19 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media09 Jan 2021 18:31:16371 secs2.95 Mbps16.36 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media09 Jan 2021 09:07:50211 mins13.98 Mbps116.83 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media08 Jan 2021 12:25:2523 mins40.9 Mbps183.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media06 Jan 2021 19:46:33311 mins29.63 Mbps48.54 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media06 Jan 2021 17:57:51225 mins120.87 Mbps109.87 Mbps
Virgin Media04 Jan 2021 14:09:55527 mins8.14 Mbps10.26 MbpsImproved
BT03 Jan 2021 18:32:5422 mins1.52 Mbps1.79 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Darlington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media542.09 Mbps33.05—108.95 Mbps
2Boundless Networks209.38 Mbps19.4—86.43 Mbps
3BT428.9 Mbps15.37—48.7 Mbps
4Sky Broadband74.12 Mbps26.7—44.97 Mbps
5Vodafone69.15 Mbps14.81—39.37 Mbps
6EE73.98 Mbps8.02—35.12 Mbps
7Plusnet73.11 Mbps9.85—33.88 Mbps
8TalkTalk70.14 Mbps9.32—32.7 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband66.74 Mbps6.34—24.18 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 33.05—108.95 Mbps.
The best provider in Darlington in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 33.05 to 108.95 Mbps.
Users in Darlington see an average internet speed of 21.14 up to 426 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 428.9 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 69.15 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Darlington is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 13 Jan 2021