Broadband in Colchester

Colchester

Providers

  • Spitfire in Colchester
    66.84—79.24
    91.97
    76.81
  • KCOM in Colchester
    65.99—68.71
    68.83
    67.82
  • Virgin Media in Colchester
    33.31—117.29
    545.92
    50.16
  • Andrews & Arnold in Colchester
    50.82—56.04
    66.07
    52.57
  • Glide in Colchester
    10.07—88.92
    451.21
    15.95
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    20.61—55.4
    305.36
    28.52
  • BT in Colchester
    15.36—44.42
    825.6
    19.72
  • Vodafone in Colchester
    17.4—33.81
    152.53
    20.84
  • TalkTalk in Colchester
    12.27—35.7
    149.3
    16.88
  • County Broadband in Colchester
    11.23—31.85
    68.07
    16.56
  • Plusnet in Colchester
    10.97—31.52
    72.38
    16.23
  • Sky Broadband in Colchester
    10.87—31.45
    145.63
    14.91
  • EE in Colchester
    8.82—31.48
    75.1
    12.21
  • CIX in Colchester
    8.87—23.16
    86.68
    11.79
  • Zen Internet in Colchester
    6.35—27.5
    67.29
    7.79
  • Post Office Broadband in Colchester
    4.9—25.57
    71.88
    6.61

Internet in Colchester

148th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

30th

Best speed range city in Essex

825.6 Mbps

Colchester's fastest speed

14.66—48.51 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Colchester residents

Colchester Competitive Speed Map

How Colchester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps17.9—71.89 Mbps29 MbpsFaster
Birmingham882.95 Mbps13.97—61.86 Mbps21.57 MbpsFaster
Colchester825.6 Mbps14.66—48.51 Mbps20.17 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps10.89—42.48 Mbps15.38 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps12.75—55.62 Mbps19.2 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps11.65—40.25 Mbps16.78 MbpsSlower
Bristol895.87 Mbps13.12—58.71 Mbps19.51 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps6.89—31.84 Mbps9.53 MbpsSlower
Leicester814.07 Mbps13.61—55.74 Mbps19.54 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh794.48 Mbps11.93—59.98 Mbps18.19 MbpsSlower

Colchester Over Time



How Colchester Compares for Internet Speed in Essex

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
28White Colne90.88 Mbps17.61—21.58 Mbps20.86 MbpsFaster
29Theydon Bois374.59 Mbps11.72—58.21 Mbps20.37 MbpsFaster
30Colchester825.6 Mbps14.66—48.51 Mbps20.17 Mbps-
31Rettendon297.27 Mbps14.5—44.6 Mbps19.92 MbpsSlower
32Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green138.14 Mbps10.76—58.3 Mbps19.67 MbpsSlower

Colchester Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Colchester test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Colchester ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Colchester 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 Colchester's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 42.44% were fast, 24.12% slow, and 33.44% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 22:07:13423 mins18.43 Mbps18.28 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Apr 2020 22:09:19224 secs4.49 Mbps3.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 22:05:12253 secs217.47 Mbps217.61 Mbps
TalkTalk03 Apr 2020 21:54:1723 mins34.96 Mbps36.01 Mbps
Plusnet03 Apr 2020 21:20:0436 mins4.51 Mbps11.09 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 20:43:02232 secs7.99 Mbps16.22 MbpsImproved
BT03 Apr 2020 19:52:22212 mins45.1 Mbps40.08 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Apr 2020 19:14:2742 mins3.84 Mbps3.83 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Apr 2020 19:04:35237 secs3.84 Mbps9.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 18:44:16227 secs15.42 Mbps13.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 18:06:0545 mins36.48 Mbps45.19 MbpsImproved
EE03 Apr 2020 18:02:02223 secs19.23 Mbps68.34 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Apr 2020 17:55:394111 secs5.16 Mbps5.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 17:55:26225 secs4.77 Mbps5.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Apr 2020 17:55:10225 secs30.79 Mbps43.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 17:47:03227 secs12.04 Mbps11.64 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Apr 2020 17:45:24229 secs82.62 Mbps119.18 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Apr 2020 16:56:59228 mins1.5 Mbps2.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Apr 2020 17:07:49355 secs14.02 Mbps10.18 MbpsNeeds help
BT03 Apr 2020 17:08:15225 secs11.73 Mbps7.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Colchester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media545.92 Mbps33.31—117.29 Mbps
2Glide451.21 Mbps10.07—88.92 Mbps
3KCOM68.83 Mbps65.99—68.71 Mbps
4Spitfire91.97 Mbps66.84—79.24 Mbps
5Andrews & Arnold66.07 Mbps50.82—56.04 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks305.36 Mbps20.61—55.4 Mbps
7BT825.6 Mbps15.36—44.42 Mbps
8Vodafone152.53 Mbps17.4—33.81 Mbps
9TalkTalk149.3 Mbps12.27—35.7 Mbps
10Plusnet72.38 Mbps10.97—31.52 Mbps
11Sky Broadband145.63 Mbps10.87—31.45 Mbps
12EE75.1 Mbps8.82—31.48 Mbps
13CIX86.68 Mbps8.87—23.16 Mbps
14County Broadband68.07 Mbps11.23—31.85 Mbps
15Zen Internet67.29 Mbps6.35—27.5 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband71.88 Mbps4.9—25.57 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Colchester

Colchester has 16 ISPs tested by its 192,523 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Colchester with 825.6 Mbps, and an average speed range of 15.36—44.42 Mbps.
The best provider in Colchester in Spitfire, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 66.84 to 79.24 Mbps.
Users in Colchester see an average internet speed of 14.66 up to 866 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 825.6 Mbps.
BT is available in Colchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 825.6 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Colchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 545.92 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Colchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 145.63 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Colchester is BT.

Last updated: 03 Apr 2020