Broadband Statistics for Durham, Durham
Broadband Providers9
Fastest Speed542.45 Mbps
Median Speed24.1 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Durham

Durham is the seventh fastest medium-sized town in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 29.62 Mbps in 2021. This is 55.16% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps, and an improvement from 2020's position of eighth fastest, when Durham's average internet download speed was 29.42 Mbps.

Residents in Durham have run speed tests on 9 broadband providers. This number is 46.34% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 internet service providers. ISPs available in Durham include TalkTalk, Plusnet, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Durham is TalkTalk, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 485.61 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 19.18—47.42 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 24.1 Mbps, which is 34.86% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 14.90% below the average of 28.32 Mbps in Durham.

Internet speeds in Durham are typically faster than South Hetton, but slower than Staindrop. Nearby locations include Framwellgate Moor with speeds 34.2—64.61 Mbps, and Bearpark with speeds 21.54—53.29 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Durham includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in DH1 and DH99.

Broadband Providers

Broadband in Durham


Best speed range city in Durham

542.45 Mbps

Durham's fastest speed

17.96—48.4 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Durham residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Durham

YearDurham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201816.56 Mbps26.27 Mbps36.96% Slower
201923.7 Mbps30.63 Mbps22.62% Slower
202029.42 Mbps80.31 Mbps63.37% Slower
202129.62 Mbps66.05 Mbps55.16% Slower

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsFaster
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 MbpsFaster
Durham542.45 Mbps17.96—48.4 Mbps24.1 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Durham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Monk Hesleden707.59 Mbps28.64—69.45 Mbps36 Mbps8
2Great Aycliffe918.29 Mbps26.49—53.94 Mbps34.41 Mbps8
3Wingate768.2 Mbps25.74—55.21 Mbps32.89 Mbps7
4Pelton831.66 Mbps27.67—60.44 Mbps32.63 Mbps7
5Bishop Auckland900.23 Mbps26.24—60.02 Mbps32.36 Mbps11
6Bournmoor707.96 Mbps23.9—58.13 Mbps30.98 Mbps9
7Barnard Castle690.45 Mbps21.56—65.38 Mbps30.08 Mbps7
8Healeyfield791.5 Mbps22.75—60.36 Mbps29.91 Mbps8
9Bearpark620.96 Mbps21.54—53.29 Mbps29.11 Mbps7
10Cassop-cum-Quarrington408.43 Mbps22.22—56.89 Mbps28.88 Mbps7
11Spennymoor551.15 Mbps21.93—49.65 Mbps27.63 Mbps8
12Ferryhill270.32 Mbps20.61—48.53 Mbps27.56 Mbps8
13Edmondsley934.23 Mbps19.5—61.25 Mbps27.36 Mbps8
14Stanley452.64 Mbps18.71—43.92 Mbps27.02 Mbps9
15Easington Colliery919.59 Mbps17.18—54.88 Mbps25.82 Mbps8
16Durham542.45 Mbps17.96—48.4 Mbps24.1 Mbps9
17Easington Village622.55 Mbps17.66—49.05 Mbps22.82 Mbps8
18Stanhope378.9 Mbps18.05—36.57 Mbps20 Mbps4
19Cotherstone468.78 Mbps12.55—36.49 Mbps19.06 Mbps7
20Barningham72.3 Mbps9.52—10.59 Mbps9.65 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 
24Easington Colliery919.59 Mbps17.18—54.88 Mbps25.82 MbpsFaster
25Staindrop72.15 Mbps9.33—71.03 Mbps25.07 MbpsFaster
26Durham542.45 Mbps17.96—48.4 Mbps24.1 Mbps-
27South Hetton72.85 Mbps18.46—47.09 Mbps23.59 MbpsSlower
28Easington Village622.55 Mbps17.66—49.05 Mbps22.82 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 3 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, 42.52% were fast, 24.23% slow, and 33.25% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk19 Oct 2021 19:47:07232 secs63.93 Mbps64.81 Mbps
EE19 Oct 2021 19:24:18419 mins4.1 Mbps33.28 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk19 Oct 2021 18:25:09213 mins37.17 Mbps31.08 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk19 Oct 2021 17:14:1525 mins34.81 Mbps34.11 Mbps
EE19 Oct 2021 09:06:24263 secs45.44 Mbps46.04 Mbps
Plusnet19 Oct 2021 08:59:03224 secs15.82 Mbps44.15 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk19 Oct 2021 08:04:2032 mins20.96 Mbps20.92 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 14:38:20231 secs56.59 Mbps64.82 MbpsImproved
EE18 Oct 2021 11:00:58220 secs11.09 Mbps8.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE18 Oct 2021 10:54:03248 secs27.81 Mbps32.07 MbpsImproved
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 17:48:50233 secs0.22 Mbps0.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 14:51:11237 secs8.08 Mbps15.56 MbpsImproved
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 13:57:3835 mins24.14 Mbps52.87 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 12:02:45237 secs14.38 Mbps14.4 Mbps
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 10:52:545103 secs29.06 Mbps32.17 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk16 Oct 2021 13:59:13223 mins9.83 Mbps36.14 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 08:52:33384 secs19.46 Mbps46.75 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 07:40:11227 secs16.42 Mbps16.34 Mbps
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 00:09:56247 secs0.26 Mbps0.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone15 Oct 2021 21:37:24289 secs36.9 Mbps36.99 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Durham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Glide185.41 Mbps6.97—58.24 Mbps
2Virgin Media146.06 Mbps24.47—72.58 Mbps
3Vodafone186.83 Mbps30.95—55.55 Mbps
4TalkTalk485.61 Mbps19.18—47.42 Mbps
5Sky Broadband144.04 Mbps27.3—39.95 Mbps
6BT542.45 Mbps15.54—43.48 Mbps
7EE307.02 Mbps9.92—45.61 Mbps
8Plusnet74.37 Mbps13.35—36.84 Mbps
9Shell Energy72.81 Mbps10.52—30.69 Mbps

Durham Broadband Speed Map

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 15.54—43.48 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 24.47 to 72.58 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Durham?
Users in Durham see an average internet speed of 17.96 up to 2149 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 542.45 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.
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 BT full fibre available in Durham?
No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) in Durham.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Durham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Durham is TalkTalk.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021