Internet Providers in Dorset

There are 19 different broadband providers available to and being tested by people living in Dorset. The average internet speed in Dorset is 42 Mbps, while the median speed test result is 28 Mbps. Typical internet speeds vary from 20 to 53 Mbps, and the highest broadband speed we've seen is 366 Mbps from Community Fibre.


Broadband speed data in Dorset

Average Speed42 Mbps
Median Speed28 Mbps
Fastest ProviderCommunity Fibre
Fastest Speed366 Mbps
Other fast internet providers include Vodafone with 927.68 Mbps, Zen Internet with 925.84 Mbps, and Wessex Internet with 923.94 Mbps. Overall, internet speeds in Dorset are 23.75% worse than the United Kingdom national average of 36.88 Mbps. The most common broadband provider in Dorset is BT, and their typical speeds range from 24.41 to 54.79 Mbps.

Dorset 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.

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Dorset

#Provider NameMax Download SpeedTypical Speed Range# Cities Served
1BT920.66 Mbps24.41—54.79 Mbps28
2Plusnet74.67 Mbps14.71—36.5 Mbps24
3EE867.44 Mbps17.22—42.97 Mbps23
4Vodafone927.68 Mbps27.81—55.58 Mbps22
5TalkTalk529.13 Mbps16.3—48.28 Mbps21
6Sky Broadband415.22 Mbps21.18—54.84 Mbps19
7Shell Energy74.37 Mbps5.2—13.59 Mbps18
8Wessex Internet923.94 Mbps27.05—99.02 Mbps11
9Virgin Media929.92 Mbps78.95—337.72 Mbps9
10Zen Internet925.84 Mbps46.14—86.19 Mbps8
11iDNET512.36 Mbps19.02—50.86 Mbps3
12KCOM73.75 Mbps1.94—9.22 Mbps3
13Juice Broadband162.41 Mbps37.33—94.36 Mbps2
14CIX64.62 Mbps9.76—37.01 Mbps2
15Andrews & Arnold69.78 Mbps3.31—15.13 Mbps2
16Community Fibre365.74 Mbps76.64—195.69 Mbps1
17Independent Fibre Networks368.37 Mbps36.44—111.84 Mbps1
18CloudScape Connect74.08 Mbps36.65—48.51 Mbps1
19CCS Leeds112.38 Mbps15.11—87.04 Mbps1

Cities and Broadband Provider Speeds in Dorset

PositionCityMax Download SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed# Providers
1Iwerne Courtney or Shroton905.51 Mbps47.01—170.1 Mbps57.48 Mbps1
2Christchurch577.08 Mbps32.6—311.87 Mbps49.48 Mbps10
3Okeford Fitzpaine486.26 Mbps28.39—71.54 Mbps40.93 Mbps7
4Blandford Forum464.64 Mbps21.83—83.43 Mbps36.95 Mbps3
5Sherborne927.68 Mbps25.92—56.57 Mbps32.59 Mbps8
6Portland148.64 Mbps25.7—52.97 Mbps31.59 Mbps6
7Piddletrenthide918.88 Mbps21.23—63.79 Mbps30.97 Mbps7
8Abbotsbury918.66 Mbps24.2—61.84 Mbps30.85 Mbps8
9Colehill929.92 Mbps24.6—54.09 Mbps29.17 Mbps9
10Sturminster Marshall923.94 Mbps20.03—71.59 Mbps29.01 Mbps9
11Ferndown Town920.66 Mbps21.56—49.31 Mbps29 Mbps10
12Thorncombe848.55 Mbps19.07—53.18 Mbps27.55 Mbps7
13Lytchett Minster and Upton549.3 Mbps19.27—55.59 Mbps27.33 Mbps10
14Verwood904.97 Mbps17.68—46.82 Mbps26.83 Mbps8
15Dorchester925.84 Mbps19.75—56.49 Mbps26.78 Mbps9
16Weymouth432.97 Mbps20.19—42.11 Mbps26.75 Mbps8
17Beaminster893.82 Mbps12.77—39.26 Mbps26.66 Mbps8
18Arne549.76 Mbps18.13—50.79 Mbps25.97 Mbps9
19Swanage535.7 Mbps12.26—50.97 Mbps23.81 Mbps8
20Alderholt454.05 Mbps14—42.02 Mbps21.6 Mbps8
21Bourton876.06 Mbps15.42—55.44 Mbps20.91 Mbps8
22Bettiscombe917.87 Mbps13.9—42.67 Mbps20.52 Mbps8

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Dorset

How many providers in Dorset are there?

Dorset has 19 ISPs available.

Who is the fastest provider in Dorset?

Community Fibre is the fastest provider in Dorset with 365.74 Mbps, and an average speed range of 76.64—195.69 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Dorset?

Users in Dorset see an average internet speed of 20.38 up to 53.26 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 929.92 Mbps.

Is BT available in Dorset?

BT is available in Dorset, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 920.66 Mbps.

Is Plusnet available in Dorset?

Plusnet is available in Dorset, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.67 Mbps.

Is TalkTalk available in Dorset?

TalkTalk is available in Dorset, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 529.13 Mbps.

Who is the the most popular provider in Dorset?

The provider with the most users in Dorset is BT.

Last updated: 24 Jan 2022