Broadband Statistics for Durham, Durham
Broadband Providers9
Fastest Speed542.45 Mbps
Average Speed25.17 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in Durham

Durham residents have run speed tests on 9 broadband providers. This number is 52.03% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 internet service providers. ISPs available in Durham include Vodafone, TalkTalk, and Plusnet. The most common broadband provider in Durham is Vodafone, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 186.83 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 32.01—56.56 Mbps. Durham's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 542.45 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Durham is 25.17 Mbps, which is 32.17% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 9.59% below the average of 27.84 Mbps in Durham. Internet speeds in Durham are typically faster than Sedgefield, but slower than Edmondsley. Nearby cities include Framwellgate Moor with speeds 28.15—62.34 Mbps, and Bearpark with speeds 21.53—53.01 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Vodafone in Durham
    32.01 — 56.56 Mbps
    186.83 Mbps
    37.89 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Durham
    28.67 — 39.89 Mbps
    139.17 Mbps
    38.04 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Durham
    18.72 — 46.35 Mbps
    485.61 Mbps
    24.87 Mbps
  • EE in Durham
    14.68 — 51.81 Mbps
    296.21 Mbps
    23.56 Mbps
  • BT in Durham
    16.94 — 38.09 Mbps
    542.45 Mbps
    19.84 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Durham
    13.33 — 39.78 Mbps
    203.33 Mbps
    15.56 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Durham
    13.01 — 36.76 Mbps
    74.37 Mbps
    17.82 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Durham
    8.87 — 32.48 Mbps
    65.05 Mbps
    13.49 Mbps
  • Glide in Durham
    5.75 — 9.23 Mbps
    30.58 Mbps
    6.97 Mbps

Broadband in Durham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Durham

542.45 Mbps

Durham's fastest speed

19.1—50.07 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Durham residents

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Durham Broadband Speed Map

Durham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeDurhamUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.16%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps37.31%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps25.84%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.96%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps1.57%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.17%2.33%

How Durham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps35.69—93.94 Mbps48.34 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—99.11 Mbps36.98 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.44—89.34 Mbps32.36 MbpsFaster
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—53.02 Mbps28.13 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.94—66.08 Mbps30.94 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.87—109.32 Mbps41.53 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.14—92.58 Mbps35.89 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.56—109.45 Mbps44.48 MbpsFaster
Durham542.45 Mbps19.1—50.07 Mbps25.17 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Durham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Great Aycliffe918.29 Mbps25.64—50.53 Mbps33.38 Mbps8
2Pelton831.66 Mbps27.94—59.09 Mbps33.34 Mbps7
3Bishop Auckland900.23 Mbps26.55—58.02 Mbps32.44 Mbps11
4Bournmoor701.31 Mbps23.8—59.66 Mbps31.3 Mbps8
5Wingate754.35 Mbps23.92—55.05 Mbps31.15 Mbps7
6Cassop-cum-Quarrington408.43 Mbps22.37—56.02 Mbps29.24 Mbps7
7Spennymoor551.15 Mbps23.63—47.86 Mbps28.89 Mbps7
8Barnard Castle690.45 Mbps20.78—60.76 Mbps28.81 Mbps7
9Bearpark533.48 Mbps21.53—53.01 Mbps28.67 Mbps7
10Ferryhill268.12 Mbps22.69—50.82 Mbps27.98 Mbps8
11Healeyfield919.14 Mbps19.98—55.73 Mbps27.46 Mbps8
12Stanley434.96 Mbps18.11—39.77 Mbps26.57 Mbps9
13Easington Colliery685.94 Mbps17.81—58.1 Mbps26.34 Mbps8
14Edmondsley934.23 Mbps17.91—62.46 Mbps25.67 Mbps8
15Durham542.45 Mbps19.1—50.07 Mbps25.17 Mbps9
16Easington Village622.55 Mbps17.21—49.33 Mbps22.01 Mbps8
17Stanhope378.9 Mbps18.25—35.14 Mbps19.9 Mbps4
18Barningham72.3 Mbps9.1—9.94 Mbps9.51 Mbps1

Durham 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 Durham Compares for Internet Speed in Durham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
22Easington Colliery685.94 Mbps17.81—58.1 Mbps26.34 MbpsFaster
23Edmondsley934.23 Mbps17.91—62.46 Mbps25.67 MbpsFaster
24Durham542.45 Mbps19.1—50.07 Mbps25.17 Mbps-
25Sedgefield69.25 Mbps16.88—52.4 Mbps24.81 MbpsSlower
26Staindrop72.15 Mbps9.25—71.08 Mbps22.28 MbpsSlower

Durham Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Durham testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Durham ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Durham's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 50.91% were fast, 18.79% slow, and 30.3% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk01 Aug 2021 20:20:21229 secs38.04 Mbps34.32 Mbps
Plusnet01 Aug 2021 16:38:2438 mins9.57 Mbps9.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet01 Aug 2021 07:48:19379 secs65.23 Mbps66.3 Mbps
Plusnet31 Jul 2021 22:23:1264 mins69.85 Mbps69.79 Mbps
BT31 Jul 2021 12:52:29843 mins1.09 Mbps1.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk31 Jul 2021 12:47:36273 secs36.4 Mbps36.91 Mbps
BT31 Jul 2021 11:42:3428 mins0.77 Mbps0.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone30 Jul 2021 21:03:15357 secs62.8 Mbps62.27 Mbps
Plusnet30 Jul 2021 20:34:30230 secs44.93 Mbps45.07 Mbps
Plusnet30 Jul 2021 20:04:33322 mins0.13 Mbps16.02 MbpsImproved
Vodafone30 Jul 2021 19:36:43386 secs15.93 Mbps16.07 Mbps
TalkTalk30 Jul 2021 19:29:56258 secs0.84 Mbps47.47 MbpsImproved
BT30 Jul 2021 16:06:46341 secs1.37 Mbps0.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet30 Jul 2021 15:30:2825 secs0.96 Mbps2.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk30 Jul 2021 10:28:5723 mins27.78 Mbps34.45 MbpsImproved
EE30 Jul 2021 09:31:40227 mins20.1 Mbps29.01 MbpsImproved
BT30 Jul 2021 08:31:57232 secs0.67 Mbps1.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone29 Jul 2021 23:27:38228 secs55.68 Mbps44.65 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 20:12:43367 secs44.15 Mbps50.44 MbpsImproved
EE29 Jul 2021 16:44:19215 mins20.67 Mbps23.46 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Durham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media203.33 Mbps13.33—39.78 Mbps
2Vodafone186.83 Mbps32.01—56.56 Mbps
3TalkTalk485.61 Mbps18.72—46.35 Mbps
4EE296.21 Mbps14.68—51.81 Mbps
5Sky Broadband139.17 Mbps28.67—39.89 Mbps
6BT542.45 Mbps16.94—38.09 Mbps
7Plusnet74.37 Mbps13.01—36.76 Mbps
8Post Office Broadband65.05 Mbps8.87—32.48 Mbps
9Glide30.58 Mbps5.75—9.23 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Durham

How many broadband providers in Durham are there?
Durham has 9 ISPs tested by its 47,785 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Durham?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Durham with 542.45 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 16.94—38.09 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Durham?
The best internet provider in Durham is Vodafone, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 32.01 to 56.56 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Durham?
Users in Durham see an average internet speed of 19.1 up to 1908 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 542.45 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Durham?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 186.83 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in Durham?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 485.61 Mbps.
Is Plusnet available in Durham?
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.37 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Durham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Durham is Vodafone.

Last updated: 01 Aug 2021