Broadband Statistics for Darlington, Darlington
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed927.72 Mbps
Average Speed37.51 Mbps
Fastest ProviderZen Internet

Darlington Broadband

Darlington residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 119.59% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 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 632.11 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 42.31—135.89 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 37.51 Mbps, which is 1.08% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 2.40% above the average of 36.63 Mbps in Darlington. Internet speeds in Darlington are typically faster than Barmpton. Nearby cities include Hurworth with speeds 4.62—10.29 Mbps, and Barmpton with speeds 27.17—104.74 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Zen Internet in Darlington
    56.99 — 727.76 Mbps
    927.72 Mbps
    79.28 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Darlington
    42.31 — 135.89 Mbps
    632.11 Mbps
    60.74 Mbps
  • BT in Darlington
    32.8 — 63.92 Mbps
    818.65 Mbps
    36.34 Mbps
  • Boundless Networks
    15.01 — 92.66 Mbps
    243.83 Mbps
    22.45 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Darlington
    23.11 — 62.3 Mbps
    131.12 Mbps
    31.16 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Darlington
    23.35 — 54.83 Mbps
    71.86 Mbps
    31.14 Mbps
  • CIX in Darlington
    4.35 — 79.66 Mbps
    79.73 Mbps
    4.35 Mbps
  • EE in Darlington
    14.53 — 54.89 Mbps
    552.41 Mbps
    22.62 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Darlington
    23.55 — 35.02 Mbps
    60.87 Mbps
    25.54 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Darlington
    9.52 — 42.3 Mbps
    126.75 Mbps
    18.89 Mbps
  • Community Fibre in Darlington
    0 — 57.82 Mbps
    125.77 Mbps
    57.82 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Darlington
    10.79 — 34.84 Mbps
    74.01 Mbps
    18.62 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    12.73 — 13.21 Mbps
    25.47 Mbps
    12.73 Mbps

Broadband in Darlington


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Darlington

927.72 Mbps

Darlington's fastest speed

31.17—102.99 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Darlington residents

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Darlington Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps35.65—93.94 Mbps48.29 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.32 Mbps41.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.54—109.42 Mbps44.28 MbpsFaster
Darlington927.72 Mbps31.17—102.99 Mbps37.51 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.66—99.25 Mbps36.98 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.43—89.32 Mbps32.35 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—52.99 Mbps28.11 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.98—66.21 Mbps30.98 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.69 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.16—92.6 Mbps35.92 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Darlington

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Darlington927.72 Mbps31.17—102.99 Mbps37.51 Mbps13
2Barmpton795.33 Mbps27.17—104.74 Mbps37.13 Mbps8
3Bishopton693.5 Mbps21.17—52.9 Mbps29.28 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 
1Darlington927.72 Mbps31.17—102.99 Mbps37.51 Mbps-
2Barmpton795.33 Mbps27.17—104.74 Mbps37.13 MbpsSlower
3High Coniscliffe32.18 Mbps31.87—32 Mbps31.95 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 4 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, 49.9% were fast, 23.06% slow, and 27.04% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT03 Aug 2021 21:23:23211 mins23.04 Mbps24.89 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 19:36:52232 secs36.98 Mbps37.5 Mbps
BT03 Aug 2021 18:56:12313 mins22.13 Mbps25.29 MbpsImproved
BT03 Aug 2021 19:05:21232 secs70.95 Mbps69.97 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 18:41:0526 mins101.01 Mbps107.28 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 16:57:3842 mins38.13 Mbps213.66 MbpsImproved
EE03 Aug 2021 10:24:19876 mins1.03 Mbps5.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 11:02:34240 secs214.2 Mbps213.56 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 10:22:2734 mins277.58 Mbps384.32 MbpsImproved
BT03 Aug 2021 09:48:20219 mins22.87 Mbps26.84 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 10:04:55218 secs93.51 Mbps99.58 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 00:17:24533 mins167.12 Mbps246.06 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 23:37:2324 mins175.64 Mbps278.3 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 21:11:5342 mins7.32 Mbps10.07 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 20:45:4167 mins378.36 Mbps384.17 Mbps
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 20:39:0332 mins23.67 Mbps21.9 Mbps
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 19:26:11268 secs8.26 Mbps40.96 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 19:20:17337 secs4.91 Mbps12.68 MbpsImproved
BT02 Aug 2021 16:06:00224 mins12.45 Mbps23.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Aug 2021 12:32:50227 secs6.58 Mbps8.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Darlington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zen Internet927.72 Mbps56.99—727.76 Mbps
2Boundless Networks243.83 Mbps15.01—92.66 Mbps
3Community Fibre125.77 Mbps0—57.82 Mbps
4Virgin Media632.11 Mbps42.31—135.89 Mbps
5CIX79.73 Mbps4.35—79.66 Mbps
6BT818.65 Mbps32.8—63.92 Mbps
7EE552.41 Mbps14.53—54.89 Mbps
8Sky Broadband131.12 Mbps23.11—62.3 Mbps
9Vodafone71.86 Mbps23.35—54.83 Mbps
10TalkTalk126.75 Mbps9.52—42.3 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband60.87 Mbps23.55—35.02 Mbps
12Plusnet74.01 Mbps10.79—34.84 Mbps
13O2 Broadband25.47 Mbps12.73—13.21 Mbps

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 56.99—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 56.99 to 727.76 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Darlington?
Users in Darlington see an average internet speed of 31.17 up to 465 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 632.11 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 71.86 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Darlington?
The broadband provider with the most users in Darlington is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2021