Broadband Statistics for Durham, Durham
Broadband Providers9
Fastest Speed613.26 Mbps
Average Speed22.1 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in Durham

Durham residents have run speed tests on 9 broadband providers. This number is 51.52% above the United Kingdom average of 5.94 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 74.01 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 26.47—53.3 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 broadband speed that users will see in Durham is 22.1 Mbps, which is 36.00% below the The United Kingdom national average of 34.53 Mbps, and 11.74% below the average of 25.04 Mbps in Durham. Internet speeds in Durham are typically faster than Edmondsley, but slower than Stanley. Nearby cities include Framwellgate Moor with speeds 18.57—52.47 Mbps, and Bearpark with speeds 18.83—50.12 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Durham
    15.62 — 174.3 Mbps
    210.34 Mbps
    39.78 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Durham
    36.94 — 44.71 Mbps
    138.9 Mbps
    39.72 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Durham
    26.47 — 53.3 Mbps
    74.01 Mbps
    31.95 Mbps
  • BT in Durham
    17.83 — 40.15 Mbps
    613.26 Mbps
    20.17 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Durham
    15.83 — 37.52 Mbps
    150.53 Mbps
    20.54 Mbps
  • EE in Durham
    12.55 — 43.01 Mbps
    296.21 Mbps
    19.25 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Durham
    12.69 — 31.7 Mbps
    74.04 Mbps
    16.95 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Durham
    6.58 — 29.94 Mbps
    65.05 Mbps
    9.68 Mbps
  • Glide in Durham
    6.97 — 25.5 Mbps
    198.06 Mbps
    9.23 Mbps

Broadband in Durham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Durham

613.26 Mbps

Durham's fastest speed

17.67—43.88 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%28.67%
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 Mbps32.66—93.17 Mbps45.25 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps25.04—87.45 Mbps34.26 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.46—73.87 Mbps27.3 MbpsFaster
Nottingham917.03 Mbps21.48—57.04 Mbps27.11 MbpsFaster
Sheffield926.71 Mbps19.09—59.94 Mbps26.88 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.49—104.07 Mbps35.53 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.62—87.67 Mbps31.81 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.73—106.01 Mbps35.83 MbpsFaster
Durham613.26 Mbps17.67—43.88 Mbps22.1 Mbps-
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.41—62.29 Mbps20.78 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Durham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Bournmoor546.66 Mbps23.02—63.08 Mbps31.36 Mbps8
2Easington Colliery685.94 Mbps24.08—51.6 Mbps31.33 Mbps8
3Pelton298.25 Mbps24.6—48.88 Mbps30.3 Mbps6
4Great Aycliffe918.29 Mbps21.45—48.39 Mbps29.95 Mbps8
5Bishop Auckland789.82 Mbps23.27—51.93 Mbps29.71 Mbps11
6Wingate754.35 Mbps21.43—51.58 Mbps28.19 Mbps7
7Barnard Castle686.15 Mbps19.96—57.3 Mbps27.11 Mbps6
8Cassop-cum-Quarrington302.71 Mbps21.05—52.72 Mbps27.08 Mbps7
9Spennymoor551.15 Mbps20.74—39.82 Mbps26.78 Mbps8
10Monk Hesleden312.79 Mbps19.76—52.7 Mbps26.29 Mbps8
11Bearpark513.25 Mbps18.83—50.12 Mbps25.33 Mbps7
12Ferryhill268.12 Mbps19.41—43.13 Mbps24.86 Mbps8
13Healeyfield919.14 Mbps18.03—49.83 Mbps24.63 Mbps8
14Stanley434.96 Mbps15.92—36.44 Mbps23.45 Mbps9
15Durham613.26 Mbps17.67—43.88 Mbps22.1 Mbps9
16Edmondsley934.23 Mbps15.56—46.65 Mbps21.62 Mbps8
17Easington Village732.8 Mbps15.84—42.2 Mbps20.34 Mbps8
18Stanhope146.96 Mbps18.21—32.36 Mbps19.37 Mbps5
19Cotherstone250.47 Mbps12.84—37.25 Mbps19.06 Mbps7
20Barningham72.3 Mbps9.1—9.91 Mbps9.27 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 
19Healeyfield919.14 Mbps18.03—49.83 Mbps24.63 MbpsFaster
20Stanley434.96 Mbps15.92—36.44 Mbps23.45 MbpsFaster
21Durham613.26 Mbps17.67—43.88 Mbps22.1 Mbps-
22Edmondsley934.23 Mbps15.56—46.65 Mbps21.62 MbpsSlower
23Framwellgate Moor445.76 Mbps18.57—52.47 Mbps21.58 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, 45.54% were fast, 20.7% slow, and 33.76% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet15 May 2021 15:50:21256 secs17.07 Mbps16.41 Mbps
Vodafone15 May 2021 13:38:4744 mins28.03 Mbps27.74 Mbps
Plusnet15 May 2021 09:33:46329 mins11.54 Mbps62.75 MbpsImproved
Plusnet14 May 2021 17:46:04216 mins25.2 Mbps29.44 MbpsImproved
Vodafone14 May 2021 11:44:4033 mins48.87 Mbps46.36 Mbps
BT14 May 2021 10:07:05373 secs3.82 Mbps9.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 May 2021 08:22:2122 mins9.95 Mbps10.05 Mbps
Vodafone14 May 2021 08:19:2022 mins25.92 Mbps30.08 MbpsImproved
Plusnet13 May 2021 20:42:48318 mins14.52 Mbps26.17 MbpsImproved
Vodafone13 May 2021 20:21:42222 mins52.92 Mbps66.16 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk13 May 2021 20:39:45227 secs34.23 Mbps34.58 Mbps
Plusnet13 May 2021 18:43:00329 mins14.53 Mbps15.95 Mbps
Plusnet13 May 2021 17:50:3633 mins17.31 Mbps21.5 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk13 May 2021 16:14:22238 secs8.67 Mbps7.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone13 May 2021 16:10:00240 secs0.15 Mbps0.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet13 May 2021 14:19:41888 mins7.07 Mbps29.2 MbpsImproved
Plusnet13 May 2021 13:02:28415 mins29.75 Mbps29.7 Mbps
Plusnet12 May 2021 21:56:05222 secs1.78 Mbps1.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk12 May 2021 20:04:11244 secs34.91 Mbps34.59 Mbps
TalkTalk12 May 2021 17:41:2738 mins16.3 Mbps17.73 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Durham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media210.34 Mbps15.62—174.3 Mbps
2Glide198.06 Mbps6.97—25.5 Mbps
3Vodafone74.01 Mbps26.47—53.3 Mbps
4Sky Broadband138.9 Mbps36.94—44.71 Mbps
5BT613.26 Mbps17.83—40.15 Mbps
6EE296.21 Mbps12.55—43.01 Mbps
7TalkTalk150.53 Mbps15.83—37.52 Mbps
8Plusnet74.04 Mbps12.69—31.7 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband65.05 Mbps6.58—29.94 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 613.26 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 17.83—40.15 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Durham?
The best internet provider in Durham is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 15.62 to 174.3 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Durham?
Users in Durham see an average internet speed of 17.67 up to 2038 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 613.26 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Durham?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.01 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in Durham?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 150.53 Mbps.
Is Plusnet available in Durham?
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.04 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Durham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Durham is Vodafone.

Last updated: 15 May 2021