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Broadband Providers in Doncaster

Broadband Providers available in Doncaster include Virgin Media, TalkTalk, and BT. Doncaster's fastest provider is Virgin Media, with a median speed of 87 Mbps. The most popular provider in Doncaster is also Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Doncaster in 2022 is 81 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 35 Mbps.


Doncaster Broadband Statistics

Doncaster is among the 5 worst-off for fibre access out of all major cities in Yorkshire and The Humber, and is among the 50 worst-off major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 52% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 89% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Doncaster's households.

Poor broadband infrastructure results in low speed test averages in Doncaster postcodes like DN4, DN2, DN5, DN12, and DN6. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 35 Mbps median internet speed in Doncaster, which is 5.94% below the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Doncaster increased access to Gigabit speeds by 36 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Rotherham (gained 12 percentate points), Sheffield (gained 11 percentate points), and York (gained 8.49 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Doncaster is significantly outperformed by Cantley (35% faster) and Warmsworth (11% faster), and is dramatically faster than Armthorpe (54% slower).

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Broadband Providers

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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
24,198 Speed Tests
1516 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
8,551 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
6.0 /10
Above average
6,498 Speed Tests
778 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
About average
Above Average
3,732 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
3,219 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
2,717 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
59 /100
5.50 /10
About average
547 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
465 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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No Logo
76 /100
Zone Broadband
Above average
362 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Glide Logo
68 /100
7.50 /10
Above average
Above Average
226 Speed Tests
10 reviews
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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Doncaster

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Doncaster

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Doncaster area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps

Map of Doncaster's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


of people living in Doncaster can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds


of Doncaster residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Doncaster

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Doncaster is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Doncaster Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Doncaster

YearDoncaster AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201822.4 Mbps26.27 Mbps14.73% Slower
201929.67 Mbps30.63 Mbps3.13% Slower
202087.13 Mbps80.31 Mbps8.49% Faster
202180.88 Mbps66.05 Mbps22.45% Faster

Doncaster Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeDoncasterUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps21.24%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps26.63%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.07%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.98%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps16.88%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.20%3.60%

How Doncaster Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.02—95.86 Mbps45.54 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—107 Mbps38.47 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.35—109.9 Mbps42.28 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.45—99.24 Mbps37 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.47 Mbps38.02 MbpsFaster
Doncaster921.1 Mbps27.94—109.19 Mbps34.65 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.6 Mbps34.58 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.73—68.81 Mbps32.06 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.58—71.34 Mbps32 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Doncaster

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Warmsworth923.51 Mbps29.72—109.06 Mbps38.33 Mbps15
2Doncaster921.1 Mbps27.94—109.19 Mbps34.65 Mbps15
3Braithwell909.05 Mbps23.83—59.83 Mbps29.54 Mbps12
4Stainforth914.99 Mbps23.19—59.94 Mbps29.1 Mbps8
5Hatfield874.84 Mbps19.76—68.1 Mbps28.66 Mbps9
6Auckley884.47 Mbps20.93—56.39 Mbps28.12 Mbps10
7Armthorpe935.91 Mbps13.49—59.93 Mbps22.53 Mbps12

Doncaster 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 Doncaster Compares for Internet Speed in Doncaster

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
2Norton67.53 Mbps36.41—56.3 Mbps46.64 MbpsFaster
3Warmsworth923.51 Mbps29.72—109.06 Mbps38.33 MbpsFaster
4Doncaster921.1 Mbps27.94—109.19 Mbps34.65 Mbps-
5Braithwell909.05 Mbps23.83—59.83 Mbps29.54 MbpsSlower
6Stainforth914.99 Mbps23.19—59.94 Mbps29.1 MbpsSlower

Doncaster Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Doncaster testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Doncaster ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Doncaster 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 Doncaster's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.95% were fast, 22.53% slow, and 35.52% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 23:51:03224 secs1.33 Mbps14.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 22:36:28229 mins105.34 Mbps103.9 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 22:37:2926 mins147.7 Mbps164.6 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 22:26:36467 secs42.96 Mbps215.39 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2022 21:25:3622 mins8.66 Mbps10.4 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 20:53:05431 mins25.98 Mbps23.73 Mbps
Plusnet18 Jan 2022 21:20:12241 secs54.87 Mbps59.53 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:09:3847 mins162.34 Mbps180 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:58:29242 secs216.49 Mbps210.2 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:21:59325 mins16.83 Mbps26.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:42:0055 mins4.62 Mbps17.64 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 20:12:43230 secs23.61 Mbps19.99 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 19:45:08281 secs11.71 Mbps175.28 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 19:12:15722 mins17.35 Mbps36.04 MbpsImproved
Shell Energy18 Jan 2022 19:25:4023 mins0.84 Mbps2.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 18:55:14226 mins30.99 Mbps88.85 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 19:06:4152 mins0.73 Mbps0.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 18:35:5434 mins78.27 Mbps8.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 18:22:07417 mins292.63 Mbps273.26 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 17:38:371152 mins99.31 Mbps109.52 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Doncaster

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media921.1 Mbps54.18—213.09 Mbps
2KCOM780.38 Mbps18.95—92.1 Mbps
3Zone Broadband461.06 Mbps25.59—88.5 Mbps
4Jibba Jabba55.33 Mbps0—55.11 Mbps
5Aquiss271.86 Mbps23—33.6 Mbps
6BT915.01 Mbps17.28—50.22 Mbps
7Zen Internet108.57 Mbps17.19—61.22 Mbps
8EE909.22 Mbps31.15—36.34 Mbps
9TalkTalk530.74 Mbps21.35—44.24 Mbps
10Vodafone512.39 Mbps18.77—52.9 Mbps
11Sky Broadband465.32 Mbps12.83—51.09 Mbps
12Glide462.51 Mbps16.64—48.08 Mbps
13Plusnet74.71 Mbps13.13—39.58 Mbps
14Origin Broadband62.95 Mbps9.56—33.78 Mbps
15Shell Energy65.83 Mbps6.38—20.91 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Doncaster

How many broadband providers in Doncaster are there?

Doncaster has 15 ISPs tested by its 310,542 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Doncaster?

Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Doncaster with 921.1 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 54.18—213.09 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Doncaster?

The best internet provider in Doncaster is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 54.18 to 213.09 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Doncaster?

Users in Doncaster see an average internet speed of 27.94 up to 414 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 921.1 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Doncaster?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Doncaster, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.1 Mbps.

Is TalkTalk available in Doncaster?

Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Doncaster, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 530.74 Mbps.

Is BT available in Doncaster?

Broadband service from BT is available in Doncaster, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 915.01 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Doncaster?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 2079 of Doncaster's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Doncaster?

The broadband provider with the most users in Doncaster is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022

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