Broadband in Durham

Durham residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 54.64% above the United Kingdom average of 5.82 providers. ISPs available in Durham include Vodafone, TalkTalk, and BT. The most common provider in Durham is Vodafone, with a maximum recorded speed of 73.91 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 19.57—44.9 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 20.34 Mbps, which is 35.04% below the The United Kingdom national average of 31.31 Mbps, and 5.70% below the average of 21.57 Mbps in Durham. Internet speeds in Durham are typically faster than Cotherstone, but slower than Framwellgate Moor. Nearby cities include Framwellgate Moor with speeds 16.12—37.13 Mbps, and Bearpark with speeds 14.88—41.02 Mbps.


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

15.81—39.31 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Durham residents

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Durham Competitive Speed Map

How Durham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps30.15—91.09 Mbps41.86 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.64 Mbps19.86—82.76 Mbps30.59 MbpsFaster
Liverpool857.82 Mbps15.18—68.49 Mbps22.63 MbpsFaster
Nottingham917.03 Mbps16.92—67.1 Mbps25.49 MbpsFaster
Sheffield926.7 Mbps16.36—55.37 Mbps23.1 MbpsFaster
Bristol937.97 Mbps21.24—93.3 Mbps31.11 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps19.65—81.24 Mbps29.33 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.96—99.7 Mbps31.25 MbpsFaster
Durham613.26 Mbps15.81—39.31 Mbps20.34 Mbps-
Glasgow898.7 Mbps10.43—53.08 Mbps15.2 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Durham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Easington Colliery230.04 Mbps23.23—48.31 Mbps30.22 Mbps7
2Bournmoor546.66 Mbps20.08—57.67 Mbps27.87 Mbps7
3Trimdon299.25 Mbps25.64—63.82 Mbps27.43 Mbps7
4Bishop Auckland726.59 Mbps20.11—46.44 Mbps26.63 Mbps10
5Pelton218.24 Mbps20.47—47 Mbps26.38 Mbps6
6Great Aycliffe913.02 Mbps18.3—48.37 Mbps26.14 Mbps8
7Spennymoor247.79 Mbps19.58—36.98 Mbps25.79 Mbps8
8Barnard Castle407.75 Mbps19.13—44.26 Mbps24.59 Mbps6
9Cassop-cum-Quarrington295.52 Mbps19.74—45.82 Mbps24.22 Mbps7
10Ferryhill72.23 Mbps17.44—36.93 Mbps22.62 Mbps7
11Wingate456.52 Mbps15.22—39.92 Mbps21.12 Mbps7
12Stanley434.96 Mbps15.34—35.88 Mbps20.84 Mbps9
13Bearpark283.9 Mbps14.88—41.02 Mbps20.68 Mbps7
14Durham613.26 Mbps15.81—39.31 Mbps20.34 Mbps9
15Cotherstone250.47 Mbps13.05—36.87 Mbps19.5 Mbps7
16Stanhope146.96 Mbps18.01—33.32 Mbps19.06 Mbps5
17Edmondsley394.72 Mbps13.6—41 Mbps19.05 Mbps8
18Easington Village732.8 Mbps14.09—37.02 Mbps18.78 Mbps8
19Healeyfield919.14 Mbps14.82—42.63 Mbps18.66 Mbps8
20Monk Hesleden312.79 Mbps11.12—35.95 Mbps17 Mbps8
21Barningham72.3 Mbps9.09—9.75 Mbps9.18 Mbps1

Durham Over Time

How Durham Compares for Internet Speed in Durham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
19Bearpark283.9 Mbps14.88—41.02 Mbps20.68 MbpsFaster
20Framwellgate Moor73.71 Mbps16.12—37.13 Mbps20.45 MbpsFaster
21Durham613.26 Mbps15.81—39.31 Mbps20.34 Mbps-
22Cotherstone250.47 Mbps13.05—36.87 Mbps19.5 MbpsSlower
23Stanhope146.96 Mbps18.01—33.32 Mbps19.06 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, 41.56% were fast, 23.38% slow, and 35.06% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet06 Mar 2021 22:28:3123 mins2.1 Mbps63.6 MbpsImproved
Vodafone06 Mar 2021 21:47:47226 mins16.96 Mbps18.76 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk06 Mar 2021 19:26:14227 secs31.36 Mbps36.98 MbpsImproved
Vodafone06 Mar 2021 13:41:5344 mins6.49 Mbps8.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk06 Mar 2021 12:41:05231 secs34.21 Mbps37.22 Mbps
TalkTalk06 Mar 2021 11:31:01215 mins54.03 Mbps48.14 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk06 Mar 2021 11:05:34226 secs21.22 Mbps24.56 MbpsImproved
Plusnet05 Mar 2021 13:24:4022 mins13.05 Mbps11.91 Mbps
TalkTalk05 Mar 2021 09:20:01216 mins28.02 Mbps28.28 Mbps
TalkTalk05 Mar 2021 08:41:43244 secs79.62 Mbps98.39 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk05 Mar 2021 01:08:48480 secs24.17 Mbps31.79 MbpsImproved
Vodafone04 Mar 2021 22:04:11247 secs66.73 Mbps68.26 Mbps
TalkTalk04 Mar 2021 21:57:05361 secs24.01 Mbps30.3 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk04 Mar 2021 20:34:20267 secs26.57 Mbps21.03 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk04 Mar 2021 18:16:38215 mins37.97 Mbps112.01 MbpsImproved
Plusnet04 Mar 2021 17:22:02235 secs17.66 Mbps17.64 Mbps
Plusnet04 Mar 2021 13:39:43326 mins28.72 Mbps37.26 MbpsImproved
Plusnet04 Mar 2021 13:19:5023 mins20.82 Mbps19.73 Mbps
Vodafone04 Mar 2021 11:39:03236 secs42.76 Mbps68.12 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk04 Mar 2021 08:50:4126 mins7.59 Mbps10.13 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Durham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media215.26 Mbps29.37—170.22 Mbps
2Sky Broadband138.9 Mbps31.32—44.72 Mbps
3Glide198.06 Mbps12.28—30.69 Mbps
4BT613.26 Mbps19.24—40.45 Mbps
5EE242.74 Mbps13.77—45.81 Mbps
6Vodafone73.91 Mbps19.57—44.9 Mbps
7TalkTalk147.79 Mbps13.46—32.73 Mbps
8Plusnet73.77 Mbps11.93—30.84 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband56.54 Mbps6.3—29.22 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Durham

Durham has 9 ISPs tested by its 47,785 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Durham with 613.26 Mbps, and an average speed range of 19.24—40.45 Mbps.
The best provider in Durham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 29.37 to 170.22 Mbps.
Users in Durham see an average internet speed of 15.81 up to 2030 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 73.91 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: 06 Mar 2021