Chelmsford Internet Speeds



  • Virgin Media in Chelmsford
  • BT in Chelmsford
  • Vodafone in Chelmsford
  • Glide in Chelmsford
  • EE in Chelmsford
  • Plusnet in Chelmsford
  • TalkTalk in Chelmsford
  • Sky Broadband in Chelmsford
  • Post Office Broadband in Chelmsford
  • Origin Broadband in Chelmsford

Internet in Chelmsford


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Essex

572.49 Mbps

Chelmsford's fastest speed

15.73—48.77 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Chelmsford residents

Chelmsford Competitive Speed Map

How Chelmsford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps17.71—71.77 Mbps28.77 MbpsFaster
Birmingham882.95 Mbps13.82—60.8 Mbps21.3 MbpsFaster
Chelmsford572.49 Mbps15.73—48.77 Mbps20.78 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps10.75—40.94 Mbps15.12 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps12.59—55.06 Mbps18.88 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps11.58—39.5 Mbps16.68 MbpsSlower
Bristol895.87 Mbps12.85—57.08 Mbps19.07 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps6.82—30.8 Mbps9.44 MbpsSlower
Leicester814.07 Mbps13.25—54.3 Mbps19 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh794.48 Mbps11.83—57.53 Mbps17.67 MbpsSlower

Chelmsford Over Time

How Chelmsford Compares for Internet Speed in Essex

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
27Chigwell380.35 Mbps12.47—65.65 Mbps20.95 MbpsFaster
28White Colne90.88 Mbps17.61—21.74 Mbps20.86 MbpsFaster
29Chelmsford572.49 Mbps15.73—48.77 Mbps20.78 Mbps-
30Theydon Bois374.59 Mbps11.82—67.16 Mbps20.63 MbpsSlower
31Colchester825.6 Mbps14.64—47.94 Mbps20.17 MbpsSlower

Chelmsford Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Chelmsford test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Chelmsford ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 45.98% were fast, 25.06% slow, and 28.96% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT26 Mar 2020 22:38:41733 mins16.38 Mbps13.73 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Mar 2020 22:26:3023 mins8.79 Mbps12.14 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 21:35:58252 secs7.52 Mbps41.31 MbpsImproved
BT26 Mar 2020 21:26:38224 secs2.64 Mbps12.06 MbpsImproved
BT26 Mar 2020 20:52:16224 mins0.12 Mbps0.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Mar 2020 20:28:31416 mins13.08 Mbps18.31 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Mar 2020 20:32:20238 secs2.64 Mbps10.97 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 20:21:35222 secs1.02 Mbps37.3 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 20:02:27223 secs42.41 Mbps47.25 MbpsImproved
BT26 Mar 2020 19:27:34324 mins54.23 Mbps41.18 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 19:08:46330 mins22.49 Mbps17.85 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Mar 2020 19:38:27234 secs217.68 Mbps219.19 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Mar 2020 19:30:04223 secs50.31 Mbps42.53 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk26 Mar 2020 18:55:20424 mins1.1 Mbps6.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE26 Mar 2020 19:12:4724 mins55.76 Mbps36.04 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 19:00:3536 mins32.63 Mbps28.89 MbpsNeeds help
BT26 Mar 2020 17:37:19841 mins7.96 Mbps8.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 17:25:36224 secs11.09 Mbps24.59 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 16:59:03224 secs9.61 Mbps11.34 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Mar 2020 16:28:4538 mins22.87 Mbps22.51 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Chelmsford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media542.56 Mbps34.37—127.94 Mbps
2BT572.49 Mbps20.21—59.41 Mbps
3Glide431.71 Mbps9.26—58.6 Mbps
4Vodafone517.47 Mbps17.05—44.07 Mbps
5EE278.7 Mbps15.74—35.11 Mbps
6Plusnet73.05 Mbps16.2—32.98 Mbps
7TalkTalk114.96 Mbps11.09—33.96 Mbps
8Sky Broadband142.27 Mbps12.69—30.26 Mbps
9Origin Broadband48.56 Mbps5.61—29.23 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband33.03 Mbps12.81—23.54 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Chelmsford

Chelmsford has 10 ISPs tested by its 177,079 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Chelmsford with 572.49 Mbps, and an average speed range of 20.21—59.41 Mbps.
The best provider in Chelmsford in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 34.37 to 127.94 Mbps.
Users in Chelmsford see an average internet speed of 15.73 up to 834 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 572.49 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Chelmsford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 142.27 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Chelmsford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 542.56 Mbps.
BT is available in Chelmsford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 572.49 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Chelmsford is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 26 Mar 2020