Broadband in Durham

Durham residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 66.94% above the United Kingdom average of 5.99 providers. ISPs available in Durham include TalkTalk, Vodafone, and BT. The most common provider in Durham is TalkTalk, with a maximum recorded speed of 147.79 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 12.95—32.96 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 19.89 Mbps, which is 29.27% below the The United Kingdom national average of 28.12 Mbps, and 0.85% below the average of 20.06 Mbps in Durham. Internet speeds in Durham are typically faster than Easington Village, but slower than Bearpark. Nearby cities include Framwellgate Moor with speeds 18.57—36.9 Mbps, and Bearpark with speeds 14.43—39.93 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
  • Post Office Broadband in Durham
  • KCOM in Durham

Internet in Durham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Durham

613.26 Mbps

Durham's fastest speed

14.85—38.53 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 Mbps24.95—74.75 Mbps35.95 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.77—72.91 Mbps27.73 MbpsFaster
Liverpool912.85 Mbps14.12—60.85 Mbps20.97 MbpsFaster
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.9—64.15 Mbps23.9 MbpsFaster
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.7—50.89 Mbps20.85 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps18.13—84.37 Mbps27.16 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps17.55—72.76 Mbps26.35 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.11—91.85 Mbps28.45 MbpsFaster
Durham613.26 Mbps14.85—38.53 Mbps19.89 Mbps-
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.85—45.14 Mbps12.78 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Durham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Easington Colliery230.04 Mbps20.44—47.99 Mbps26.98 Mbps7
2Spennymoor283.1 Mbps18.32—37.17 Mbps24.4 Mbps8
3Bournmoor511.44 Mbps16.55—53.19 Mbps23.67 Mbps7
4Bishop Auckland726.59 Mbps17.97—43.51 Mbps23.58 Mbps11
5Trimdon70.72 Mbps16.09—29.92 Mbps22.66 Mbps7
6Ferryhill72.23 Mbps17.31—36.64 Mbps22.62 Mbps7
7Pelton254.43 Mbps15.91—46.14 Mbps22.51 Mbps6
8Great Aycliffe452.64 Mbps16.11—48.4 Mbps22.14 Mbps8
9Cassop-cum-Quarrington188.82 Mbps17.34—39.7 Mbps21.82 Mbps7
10Wingate392.99 Mbps14.22—40.66 Mbps20.35 Mbps7
11Bearpark284.77 Mbps14.43—39.93 Mbps20.12 Mbps8
12Durham613.26 Mbps14.85—38.53 Mbps19.89 Mbps10
13Easington Village732.8 Mbps14.45—39.44 Mbps19.42 Mbps8
14Stanhope73.35 Mbps17.97—32.25 Mbps19.18 Mbps5
15Stanley309.81 Mbps14.39—36.35 Mbps19.14 Mbps9
16Monk Hesleden183.99 Mbps13.56—35.26 Mbps18.98 Mbps7
17Barnard Castle252.79 Mbps13.56—39.15 Mbps18.56 Mbps7
18Healeyfield919.14 Mbps13.01—36.32 Mbps17.01 Mbps8
19Cotherstone185.69 Mbps10.69—36.81 Mbps16.35 Mbps7
20Edmondsley394.72 Mbps9.77—35.34 Mbps14.95 Mbps8
21Barningham72.3 Mbps9.09—10.04 Mbps9.1 Mbps1

Durham Over Time

How Durham Compares for Internet Speed in Durham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
16Wingate392.99 Mbps14.22—40.66 Mbps20.35 MbpsFaster
17Bearpark284.77 Mbps14.43—39.93 Mbps20.12 MbpsFaster
18Durham613.26 Mbps14.85—38.53 Mbps19.89 Mbps-
19Easington Village732.8 Mbps14.45—39.44 Mbps19.42 MbpsSlower
20Stanhope73.35 Mbps17.97—32.25 Mbps19.18 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 3 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, 50.62% were fast, 14.81% slow, and 34.57% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband21 Nov 2020 18:37:22241 secs7.99 Mbps9.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone21 Nov 2020 12:08:47227 secs29.65 Mbps33.4 MbpsImproved
BT20 Nov 2020 22:18:13241 secs1.07 Mbps1.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Nov 2020 19:18:47318 mins13.96 Mbps30.25 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Nov 2020 18:15:14210 mins15.35 Mbps13.96 Mbps
EE20 Nov 2020 17:31:1127 mins0.13 Mbps38.39 MbpsImproved
Vodafone19 Nov 2020 21:07:14259 secs5.2 Mbps15.69 MbpsImproved
Vodafone19 Nov 2020 16:19:0123 mins19.16 Mbps33.14 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk19 Nov 2020 15:44:37329 mins2.34 Mbps2.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone18 Nov 2020 15:38:3522 mins0.67 Mbps26.68 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk18 Nov 2020 14:35:34714 mins0.4 Mbps27.93 MbpsImproved
BT18 Nov 2020 12:48:1925 mins1.44 Mbps1.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk18 Nov 2020 08:33:2228 mins0.25 Mbps0.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Nov 2020 16:26:212117 secs4.58 Mbps5.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Nov 2020 15:35:5622 mins26.54 Mbps26.43 Mbps
EE15 Nov 2020 11:27:0748 mins1.38 Mbps31.97 MbpsImproved
Vodafone14 Nov 2020 15:19:3727 mins34.31 Mbps13.97 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk12 Nov 2020 13:21:30348 secs28.96 Mbps63.78 MbpsImproved
BT11 Nov 2020 21:08:01265 secs16.03 Mbps12.64 MbpsNeeds help
BT11 Nov 2020 20:33:0622 mins16.43 Mbps13.59 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Durham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media267.58 Mbps36—138.83 Mbps
2Glide198.06 Mbps25.5—42.02 Mbps
3BT613.26 Mbps18.98—43.63 Mbps
4KCOM30.61 Mbps0—27.69 Mbps
5EE242.74 Mbps19.32—49.79 Mbps
6Vodafone316.66 Mbps18.35—42.32 Mbps
7Sky Broadband126.04 Mbps15.55—44.91 Mbps
8TalkTalk147.79 Mbps12.95—32.96 Mbps
9Plusnet73.1 Mbps11.13—28.66 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband69.77 Mbps3.6—20.72 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 18.98—43.63 Mbps.
The best provider in Durham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 36 to 138.83 Mbps.
Users in Durham see an average internet speed of 14.85 up to 1977 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 613.26 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 147.79 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Durham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 316.66 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 TalkTalk.

Last updated: 21 Nov 2020