Broadband in Durham

Durham residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 68.63% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 providers. ISPs available in Durham include Vodafone, TalkTalk, and BT. The most common provider in Durham is Vodafone, with a maximum recorded speed of 344.61 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 13.36—35.71 Mbps. Durham's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 613.26 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Durham is 17.46 Mbps, which is 31.98% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.67 Mbps, and 4.59% below the average of 18.3 Mbps in Durham. Internet speeds in Durham are typically faster than Cassop-cum-Quarrington, but slower than Bearpark. Nearby cities include Framwellgate Moor with speeds 13.57—31.87 Mbps, and Bearpark with speeds 12.85—36.51 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Durham
  • Glide in Durham
  • EE in Durham
  • BT in Durham
  • Vodafone in Durham
  • Sky Broadband in Durham
  • TalkTalk in Durham
  • Plusnet in Durham
  • KCOM in Durham
  • Post Office Broadband in Durham

Internet in Durham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Durham

613.26 Mbps

Durham's fastest speed

12.75—35.69 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Durham residents

Durham Competitive Speed Map

How Durham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps21.91—73.58 Mbps33.02 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.53—70.36 Mbps25.81 MbpsFaster
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.03—55.03 Mbps19.04 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.06—62.44 Mbps22.64 MbpsFaster
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.64—47.31 Mbps19.47 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.54—73.19 Mbps24.99 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.5—70.2 Mbps24.53 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.34—86.83 Mbps25.13 MbpsFaster
Durham613.26 Mbps12.75—35.69 Mbps17.46 Mbps-
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.3—40.78 Mbps11.87 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Durham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Easington Colliery230.04 Mbps15.56—46.94 Mbps22.21 Mbps7
2Bishop Auckland726.59 Mbps16.58—42.29 Mbps22.02 Mbps11
3Spennymoor283.1 Mbps16.06—36.63 Mbps21.56 Mbps8
4Great Aycliffe452.64 Mbps15.48—46.84 Mbps20.41 Mbps8
5Bournmoor511.44 Mbps14.13—47.29 Mbps20.27 Mbps7
6Pelton254.43 Mbps14.05—43.28 Mbps19.56 Mbps5
7Ferryhill149.74 Mbps14.74—34.81 Mbps19.52 Mbps7
8Easington Village732.8 Mbps14.41—39.13 Mbps19.39 Mbps8
9Trimdon70.11 Mbps13.86—28.39 Mbps19.3 Mbps7
10Barnard Castle252.79 Mbps13.96—39.86 Mbps18.77 Mbps7
11Stanhope90.84 Mbps17.7—31.15 Mbps18.69 Mbps5
12Wingate392.99 Mbps12.66—36.45 Mbps18.19 Mbps6
13Monk Hesleden73.76 Mbps12.95—34.52 Mbps18.05 Mbps7
14Stanley309.81 Mbps13.56—36.4 Mbps17.72 Mbps9
15Bearpark284.77 Mbps12.85—36.51 Mbps17.48 Mbps8
16Durham613.26 Mbps12.75—35.69 Mbps17.46 Mbps10
17Cassop-cum-Quarrington188.82 Mbps12.24—34.87 Mbps17.22 Mbps7
18Healeyfield463.79 Mbps12.64—35.43 Mbps16.46 Mbps8
19Cotherstone279.16 Mbps9.82—36.05 Mbps14.62 Mbps7
20Edmondsley394.72 Mbps9.15—33.34 Mbps13.87 Mbps8
21Barningham70.85 Mbps9.1—13.81 Mbps9.19 Mbps1

Durham Over Time

How Durham Compares for Internet Speed in Durham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
19Stanley309.81 Mbps13.56—36.4 Mbps17.72 MbpsFaster
20Bearpark284.77 Mbps12.85—36.51 Mbps17.48 MbpsFaster
21Durham613.26 Mbps12.75—35.69 Mbps17.46 Mbps-
22Cassop-cum-Quarrington188.82 Mbps12.24—34.87 Mbps17.22 MbpsSlower
23Framwellgate Moor72.56 Mbps13.57—31.87 Mbps16.68 MbpsSlower

Durham Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Durham test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Durham ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Durham 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 Durham's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 40% were fast, 29.47% slow, and 30.53% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk21 Sep 2020 17:49:4645 mins26.92 Mbps23.85 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone20 Sep 2020 21:30:17245 secs43.29 Mbps52.06 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Sep 2020 20:47:1523 mins24.87 Mbps27.71 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Sep 2020 19:49:04324 mins6.63 Mbps12.67 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Sep 2020 12:28:45227 secs53.56 Mbps56.1 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Sep 2020 14:25:12247 secs0.44 Mbps0.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT18 Sep 2020 08:31:4836 mins11.95 Mbps0.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk15 Sep 2020 20:49:44225 secs19.44 Mbps28.42 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk15 Sep 2020 16:49:4226 mins29.13 Mbps26.03 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet15 Sep 2020 16:45:1239 mins60.35 Mbps51.64 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet15 Sep 2020 08:15:48218 mins0.5 Mbps1.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk14 Sep 2020 13:11:46214 mins45.14 Mbps57.01 MbpsImproved
EE13 Sep 2020 23:02:38234 secs23.77 Mbps28.79 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband13 Sep 2020 13:46:0526 mins27.93 Mbps18.74 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone13 Sep 2020 09:07:00222 secs59.03 Mbps60.19 Mbps
Vodafone12 Sep 2020 15:53:07229 secs39.06 Mbps44.19 MbpsImproved
BT09 Sep 2020 12:22:1826 mins15.92 Mbps3.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT05 Sep 2020 20:50:3836 mins2.6 Mbps2.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk05 Sep 2020 20:10:37230 secs19.84 Mbps21.15 Mbps
Vodafone05 Sep 2020 18:31:49426 mins0.4 Mbps0.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Durham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media267.58 Mbps31.9—136.35 Mbps
2Glide198.06 Mbps25.61—49.73 Mbps
3BT613.26 Mbps17.64—43.46 Mbps
4KCOM30.61 Mbps0—27.69 Mbps
5EE242.74 Mbps17.14—47.79 Mbps
6Vodafone344.61 Mbps13.36—35.71 Mbps
7TalkTalk147.79 Mbps12.36—32.8 Mbps
8Sky Broadband126.04 Mbps11.28—37.22 Mbps
9Plusnet73.1 Mbps10.48—27.58 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband69.77 Mbps3.6—16.66 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Durham

Durham has 10 ISPs tested by its 47,785 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Durham with 613.26 Mbps, and an average speed range of 17.64—43.46 Mbps.
The best provider in Durham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 31.9 to 136.35 Mbps.
Users in Durham see an average internet speed of 12.75 up to 2166 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 613.26 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 344.61 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 147.79 Mbps.
BT is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 613.26 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Durham is Vodafone.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2020