Broadband Statistics for Gateshead, Gateshead
Broadband Providers14
Fastest Speed900.64 Mbps
Median Speed31.02 Mbps
Fastest ProviderHyperoptic

Broadband Providers in Gateshead

Gateshead is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 52.29 Mbps in 2021. This is 20.83% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Gateshead have run speed tests on 14 broadband providers. This number is 128.01% above the United Kingdom average of 6.14 internet service providers. ISPs available in Gateshead include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Gateshead is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 880.27 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 42.62—126.02 Mbps.

Gateshead's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 900.64 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Gateshead is 31.02 Mbps, which is 16.16% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.55% above the average of 30.85 Mbps in Gateshead.

Internet speeds in Gateshead are typically faster than Lamesley. Nearby locations include Lamesley with speeds 5.83—29.89 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Gateshead includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in NE10, NE9, NE8, NE16, and NE21.

Broadband Providers

  • Glide in Gateshead
    6 Reviews
    62.37 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 37.6 to 92.1 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 109.85 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 55 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Gateshead
    819 Reviews
    62.29 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 42.62 to 126.02 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 880.27 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 28,664 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Gateshead
    39 Reviews
    45.62 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 14.3 to 78.06 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 395.39 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 4 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Gateshead
    7 Reviews
    44.47 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 36.18 to 62.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 62.35 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 4 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Gateshead
    31 Reviews
    43.23 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 37.81 to 145.92 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 900.64 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 281 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Gateshead
    135 Reviews
    34.82 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 29.33 to 50.33 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 214.26 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 1,433 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • EE in Gateshead
    218 Reviews
    27.85 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 17.43 to 52.47 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 429.13 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 1,689 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • BT in Gateshead
    409 Reviews
    24.82 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 16.08 to 48.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 798.41 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 8,419 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Gateshead
    493 Reviews
    23.03 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 16.57 to 47.54 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 369.3 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 22,114 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Gateshead
    222 Reviews
    18.89 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 13.4 to 42.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 482.77 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 5,868 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    16.44 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 12.17 to 74.51 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 189.08 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 58 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Gateshead
    265 Reviews
    13.77 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 9.15 to 35.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.73 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 3,376 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Gateshead
    19 Reviews
    11.53 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 10.16 to 27.65 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 33.77 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 18 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Gateshead
    32 Reviews
    8.18 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Gateshead is 6.21 to 25.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.41 Mbps. Gateshead residents have performed 414 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Gateshead

1st

Best speed range city in Gateshead

900.64 Mbps

Gateshead's fastest speed

22.1—73.59 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Gateshead residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Gateshead

YearGateshead AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201851.23 Mbps26.27 Mbps95.01% Faster
201930.29 Mbps30.63 Mbps1.11% Slower
202051.75 Mbps80.31 Mbps35.56% Slower
202152.29 Mbps66.05 Mbps20.83% Slower

Gateshead Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeGatesheadUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.46%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.84%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.80%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps5.07%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps13.00%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.82%2.33%

How Gateshead Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.19—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.1 Mbps37.53 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.41—88.78 Mbps33.31 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.71 Mbps31.7 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.91—94.15 Mbps36.56 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.74—108.42 Mbps39.98 MbpsFaster
Gateshead900.64 Mbps22.1—73.59 Mbps31.02 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.66—51.02 Mbps25.97 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.88 MbpsSlower

Gateshead 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 Gateshead Compares for Internet Speed in Gateshead

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Gateshead900.64 Mbps22.1—73.59 Mbps31.02 Mbps-
2Lamesley483.51 Mbps5.83—29.89 Mbps11.09 MbpsSlower

Gateshead Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Gateshead testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Gateshead ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Gateshead 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 Gateshead's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 45.77% were fast, 22.39% slow, and 31.85% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 22:31:16214 secs64.06 Mbps45.81 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet18 Oct 2021 22:08:0822 mins2.8 Mbps3.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 21:58:2045 mins13.53 Mbps23.15 MbpsImproved
Plusnet18 Oct 2021 21:27:47730 mins18.71 Mbps61.38 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 21:24:13236 secs107.14 Mbps106.56 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 21:03:1320 secs172.53 Mbps4.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 21:00:12233 secs1.27 Mbps13.05 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 20:14:10510 mins7.5 Mbps20.1 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 19:48:3427 mins0.58 Mbps39.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 19:54:19216 secs99.37 Mbps109.26 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 19:45:3925 mins0.46 Mbps142.76 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 19:31:4127 mins18.5 Mbps3.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet18 Oct 2021 19:03:0129 mins60.79 Mbps49.38 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 18:30:49229 secs67.22 Mbps64.64 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 18:13:0823 mins2.79 Mbps3.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet18 Oct 2021 17:15:592102 secs0.46 Mbps0.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT18 Oct 2021 16:13:53238 secs23.24 Mbps14.37 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 15:51:2539 mins0.93 Mbps9.95 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 15:04:18449 mins1.68 Mbps5.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Shell Energy18 Oct 2021 15:35:31232 secs34.01 Mbps34 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Gateshead

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zen Internet395.39 Mbps14.3—78.06 Mbps
2Hyperoptic900.64 Mbps37.81—145.92 Mbps
3Virgin Media880.27 Mbps42.62—126.02 Mbps
4Glide109.85 Mbps37.6—92.1 Mbps
5Andrews & Arnold62.35 Mbps36.18—62.01 Mbps
6CCS Leeds189.08 Mbps12.17—74.51 Mbps
7BT798.41 Mbps16.08—48.24 Mbps
8Vodafone214.26 Mbps29.33—50.33 Mbps
9EE429.13 Mbps17.43—52.47 Mbps
10Sky Broadband369.3 Mbps16.57—47.54 Mbps
11TalkTalk482.77 Mbps13.4—42.25 Mbps
12Plusnet74.73 Mbps9.15—35.83 Mbps
13Origin Broadband33.77 Mbps10.16—27.65 Mbps
14Shell Energy72.41 Mbps6.21—25.31 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Gateshead

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Blaydon38.07.50%28.29%38.01%18.00%3.32%
Ryton44.05.41%15.40%37.27%16.26%3.83%

Gateshead Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Gateshead

How many broadband providers in Gateshead are there?
Gateshead has 14 ISPs tested by its 202,508 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Gateshead?
Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Gateshead with 900.64 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 37.81—145.92 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Gateshead?
The best internet provider in Gateshead is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 37.81 to 145.92 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Gateshead?
Users in Gateshead see an average internet speed of 22.1 up to 769 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 900.64 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Gateshead?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 880.27 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Gateshead?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 369.3 Mbps.
Is BT available in Gateshead?
Broadband service from BT is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 798.41 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Gateshead?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 68 of Gateshead's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Gateshead?
The broadband provider with the most users in Gateshead is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021