Broadband in Durham

Durham residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 73.31% above the United Kingdom average of 5.77 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 10.86—31.65 Mbps. Durham's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 469.37 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Durham is 15.29 Mbps, which is 33.92% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.14 Mbps, and 8.00% below the average of 16.62 Mbps in Durham. Internet speeds in Durham are typically faster than Wingate, but slower than South Hetton. Nearby cities include Framwellgate Moor with speeds 13.23—30.17 Mbps, and Bearpark with speeds 11.45—34.57 Mbps.


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

469.37 Mbps

Durham's fastest speed

11.19—33.1 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Durham residents

Durham Competitive Speed Map

How Durham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.12—72.16 Mbps30.29 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.34—67.41 Mbps23.88 MbpsFaster
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.87—49.9 Mbps17.13 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.46 Mbps21.25 MbpsFaster
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.54—44.59 Mbps18.3 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.97—67.82 Mbps22.5 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.05—63.84 Mbps21.94 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.44—72.06 Mbps21.18 MbpsFaster
Durham469.37 Mbps11.19—33.1 Mbps15.29 Mbps-
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.64—36.05 Mbps10.84 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Durham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Easington Colliery197.73 Mbps13.67—43.97 Mbps20.02 Mbps7
2Bishop Auckland726.59 Mbps14.7—38.63 Mbps19.75 Mbps11
3Spennymoor290.98 Mbps14.23—36.02 Mbps18.84 Mbps8
4Barnard Castle252.79 Mbps13.56—40.57 Mbps18.56 Mbps7
5Easington Village732.8 Mbps13.65—37.29 Mbps18.56 Mbps8
6Stanhope90.84 Mbps16.71—30.04 Mbps18.53 Mbps5
7Bournmoor511.44 Mbps13.4—41.47 Mbps18.36 Mbps7
8Great Aycliffe452.64 Mbps13.07—41.1 Mbps17.74 Mbps8
9Ferryhill183.9 Mbps13.34—33.01 Mbps17.21 Mbps7
10Stanley309.81 Mbps12.99—36.54 Mbps17.06 Mbps9
11Trimdon70.11 Mbps11.84—27.91 Mbps16.38 Mbps7
12Pelton254.43 Mbps11.78—35.27 Mbps16.11 Mbps5
13Healeyfield378.89 Mbps12.28—34.56 Mbps16.08 Mbps8
14Cassop-cum-Quarrington188.82 Mbps11.63—32.9 Mbps15.93 Mbps7
15Bearpark284.77 Mbps11.45—34.57 Mbps15.74 Mbps8
16Monk Hesleden73.76 Mbps10.98—33.19 Mbps15.44 Mbps6
17Durham469.37 Mbps11.19—33.1 Mbps15.29 Mbps10
18Wingate392.99 Mbps10.71—33.98 Mbps15.13 Mbps6
19Cotherstone279.16 Mbps8.7—33.9 Mbps13.33 Mbps7
20Edmondsley354.36 Mbps8.53—31.19 Mbps12.86 Mbps8
21Barningham70.85 Mbps9.39—28.06 Mbps9.58 Mbps1

Durham Over Time

How Durham Compares for Internet Speed in Durham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
22Monk Hesleden73.76 Mbps10.98—33.19 Mbps15.44 MbpsFaster
23South Hetton66.18 Mbps9.06—25.16 Mbps15.42 MbpsFaster
24Durham469.37 Mbps11.19—33.1 Mbps15.29 Mbps-
25Wingate392.99 Mbps10.71—33.98 Mbps15.13 MbpsSlower
26Sedgefield73.64 Mbps10.4—48.57 Mbps14.48 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, 37.14% were fast, 22.86% slow, and 40% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband08 Jul 2020 17:03:20224 secs7.95 Mbps13.29 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband08 Jul 2020 09:36:57214 mins6.6 Mbps36.38 MbpsImproved
Vodafone08 Jul 2020 08:50:3852 mins0.83 Mbps19.46 MbpsImproved
Plusnet08 Jul 2020 08:07:01263 secs73.1 Mbps72.33 Mbps
Plusnet08 Jul 2020 07:49:33240 secs36.6 Mbps35.29 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 21:12:48242 secs27.86 Mbps21.65 MbpsNeeds help
EE03 Jul 2020 18:59:1423 mins14.91 Mbps24.05 MbpsImproved
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 17:34:451319 mins21.62 Mbps22.4 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 16:06:58219 secs39.51 Mbps39.55 Mbps
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 15:32:03220 mins36.64 Mbps19.17 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 14:11:0933 mins5.06 Mbps19.35 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 13:09:17252 secs34.51 Mbps37.15 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 11:36:18243 secs10.6 Mbps10.54 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 10:50:5925 mins26.9 Mbps26.65 Mbps
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 10:08:0222 mins12.49 Mbps33.11 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 08:32:2336 mins19.55 Mbps18.05 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 08:22:4754 mins39.51 Mbps39.38 Mbps
BT03 Jul 2020 06:29:47239 secs69.48 Mbps68.22 Mbps
BT03 Jul 2020 02:19:41262 secs2.11 Mbps2.83 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE02 Jul 2020 00:08:57219 mins36.73 Mbps29.47 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Durham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media267.58 Mbps29.38—120.8 Mbps
2Glide198.06 Mbps25.61—49.73 Mbps
3KCOM30.61 Mbps0—27.69 Mbps
4BT469.37 Mbps15.78—42.38 Mbps
5EE242.74 Mbps14.7—42 Mbps
6Vodafone344.61 Mbps10.86—31.65 Mbps
7TalkTalk106.39 Mbps10.84—30.88 Mbps
8Sky Broadband126.04 Mbps10.27—29.96 Mbps
9Plusnet73.1 Mbps9.63—27.44 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband69.77 Mbps3.09—13.74 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 469.37 Mbps, and an average speed range of 15.78—42.38 Mbps.
The best provider in Durham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 29.38 to 120.8 Mbps.
Users in Durham see an average internet speed of 11.19 up to 2321 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 469.37 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 106.39 Mbps.
BT is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 469.37 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Durham is Vodafone.

Last updated: 08 Jul 2020