Darlington Broadband

Darlington residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 56.52% above the United Kingdom average of 5.75 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 533.22 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 29.31—107.36 Mbps. Darlington's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 533.22 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Darlington is 25.72 Mbps, which is 11.39% above the The United Kingdom national average of 23.09 Mbps, and 8.43% above the average of 23.72 Mbps in Darlington. Internet speeds in Darlington are typically faster than Barmpton, but slower than High Coniscliffe. Nearby cities include Hurworth with speeds 2.52—11.1 Mbps, and Barmpton with speeds 15.76—65.03 Mbps.


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

533.22 Mbps

Darlington's fastest speed

16.58—74.56 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Darlington residents

Darlington Competitive Speed Map

How Darlington Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.09—72.15 Mbps30.25 MbpsFaster
Darlington533.22 Mbps16.58—74.56 Mbps25.72 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.33—67.29 Mbps23.85 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.83—49.83 Mbps17.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.5 Mbps21.24 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.51 Mbps18.26 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.6—35.98 Mbps10.79 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.57 Mbps21.82 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.38—71.77 Mbps21.07 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Darlington

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Darlington533.22 Mbps16.58—74.56 Mbps25.72 Mbps9
2Barmpton533.62 Mbps15.76—65.03 Mbps22.19 Mbps8
3Bishopton206.44 Mbps14.23—40.4 Mbps20.7 Mbps7

Darlington Over Time

How Darlington Compares for Internet Speed in Darlington

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1High Coniscliffe298.45 Mbps59.17—62.34 Mbps60.72 MbpsFaster
2Darlington533.22 Mbps16.58—74.56 Mbps25.72 Mbps-
3Barmpton533.62 Mbps15.76—65.03 Mbps22.19 MbpsSlower
4Bishopton206.44 Mbps14.23—40.4 Mbps20.7 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 4 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, 46.8% were fast, 25.63% slow, and 27.58% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone30 Jun 2020 02:58:01230 mins33.72 Mbps33.14 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 01:06:04229 secs6.98 Mbps6.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone29 Jun 2020 02:39:46225 mins33.07 Mbps34.66 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 19:13:55228 secs60.7 Mbps103.96 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 19:03:35344 secs81.76 Mbps71.68 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 17:28:56391 secs6.9 Mbps64.7 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jun 2020 17:05:4245 mins42.32 Mbps48.44 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 15:18:39312 mins197.01 Mbps365.93 MbpsImproved
Vodafone26 Jun 2020 14:42:2835 mins0.7 Mbps0.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jun 2020 13:49:36448 mins4.26 Mbps5.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet26 Jun 2020 13:33:38239 secs5.52 Mbps12.11 MbpsImproved
EE26 Jun 2020 10:32:5522 mins35.7 Mbps32.73 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 10:00:41213 mins213.77 Mbps214.14 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 02:06:153114 secs8.17 Mbps8.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Jun 2020 23:06:4132 mins7.76 Mbps81.02 MbpsImproved
Vodafone23 Jun 2020 19:18:53389 secs0.68 Mbps0.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Jun 2020 19:14:12224 secs182.64 Mbps142.34 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet23 Jun 2020 17:11:1022 mins16.29 Mbps24.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Jun 2020 15:30:13235 secs38.01 Mbps34.23 Mbps
BT23 Jun 2020 15:23:5923 mins1.73 Mbps1.79 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Darlington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media533.22 Mbps29.31—107.36 Mbps
2Boundless Networks209.38 Mbps17.19—86.43 Mbps
3BT375.52 Mbps7.85—44.95 Mbps
4Vodafone343.79 Mbps13.5—36.73 Mbps
5Sky Broadband73.92 Mbps17.7—30.47 Mbps
6Plusnet73.11 Mbps8.91—33.31 Mbps
7TalkTalk70.14 Mbps10.51—33.78 Mbps
8EE73.98 Mbps6.26—33.16 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband66.74 Mbps5.67—17.86 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 533.22 Mbps, and an average speed range of 29.31—107.36 Mbps.
The best provider in Darlington in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 29.31 to 107.36 Mbps.
Users in Darlington see an average internet speed of 16.58 up to 320 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 533.22 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 533.22 Mbps.
BT is available in Darlington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 375.52 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: 01 Jul 2020