Gateshead Broadband Options

Gateshead residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 104.08% above the United Kingdom average of 5.88 providers. ISPs available in Gateshead include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and TalkTalk. The most common provider in Gateshead is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 536.26 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 23.21—96.78 Mbps. Gateshead's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 536.26 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Gateshead is 18.94 Mbps, which is 21.80% below the The United Kingdom national average of 24.22 Mbps, and 0.32% above the average of 18.88 Mbps in Gateshead. Internet speeds in Gateshead are typically faster than Lamesley. Nearby cities include Lamesley with speeds 3.31—17.4 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Gateshead
  • Andrews & Arnold in Gateshead
  • Glide in Gateshead
  • Vodafone in Gateshead
  • CCS Leeds
  • BT in Gateshead
  • EE in Gateshead
  • Sky Broadband in Gateshead
  • Plusnet in Gateshead
  • TalkTalk in Gateshead
  • Origin Broadband in Gateshead
  • Post Office Broadband in Gateshead

Internet in Gateshead


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Gateshead

536.26 Mbps

Gateshead's fastest speed

12.58—54.18 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Gateshead residents

Gateshead Competitive Speed Map

How Gateshead Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London2164.97 Mbps19.91—72.77 Mbps31.27 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.86—68.83 Mbps24.73 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.69—61.49 Mbps22.05 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.62—70.26 Mbps23.55 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.8—66.94 Mbps23.23 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.28—78.19 Mbps22.91 MbpsFaster
Gateshead536.26 Mbps12.58—54.18 Mbps18.94 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.4—52.44 Mbps18.04 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.1—45.73 Mbps18.77 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.96—37.85 Mbps11.42 MbpsSlower

Gateshead Over Time

How Gateshead Compares for Internet Speed in Gateshead

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Gateshead536.26 Mbps12.58—54.18 Mbps18.94 Mbps-
2Lamesley278.93 Mbps3.31—17.4 Mbps5.42 MbpsSlower

Gateshead Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Gateshead test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Gateshead ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Gateshead's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 50.27% were fast, 27.09% slow, and 22.65% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media07 Aug 2020 20:04:4722 mins73.75 Mbps57.42 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media07 Aug 2020 17:37:2624 mins45.37 Mbps78.67 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media07 Aug 2020 16:12:3354 mins52.68 Mbps53.82 Mbps
Virgin Media07 Aug 2020 15:56:1832 mins7.49 Mbps61.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media07 Aug 2020 15:45:18246 secs70.67 Mbps148.72 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media07 Aug 2020 13:39:4432 mins2.24 Mbps2.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk07 Aug 2020 12:16:25327 mins15.04 Mbps11.56 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet07 Aug 2020 12:12:06362 secs3.65 Mbps3.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media07 Aug 2020 11:37:1632 mins205.71 Mbps205.91 Mbps
BT07 Aug 2020 11:02:0754 mins27.06 Mbps30.13 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk07 Aug 2020 07:35:45358 secs26.86 Mbps3.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media06 Aug 2020 21:35:50242 secs107.04 Mbps106.55 Mbps
Sky Broadband06 Aug 2020 21:14:52231 secs31.89 Mbps40.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media06 Aug 2020 20:27:15636 mins85.21 Mbps76.22 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media06 Aug 2020 19:23:01222 secs71.66 Mbps49.6 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media06 Aug 2020 19:12:02348 secs4.35 Mbps104.74 MbpsImproved
BT06 Aug 2020 18:15:03236 secs9.26 Mbps8.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE06 Aug 2020 17:35:48218 mins70.12 Mbps0.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media06 Aug 2020 17:01:3726 mins3.39 Mbps4.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media06 Aug 2020 13:24:43227 mins16.15 Mbps17.08 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Gateshead

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media536.26 Mbps23.21—96.78 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold67.62 Mbps36.85—51.9 Mbps
3Glide93.04 Mbps18.45—53.67 Mbps
4CCS Leeds132.38 Mbps13.94—38.34 Mbps
5Vodafone174.31 Mbps16.16—42.72 Mbps
6BT365.46 Mbps11.47—42.33 Mbps
7EE283.89 Mbps10.94—36.25 Mbps
8Sky Broadband139.67 Mbps10.03—31.79 Mbps
9Plusnet73.5 Mbps7.67—28.41 Mbps
10TalkTalk74.42 Mbps7.35—28.84 Mbps
11Origin Broadband29.28 Mbps6.16—19.91 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband36.69 Mbps3.72—9.74 Mbps

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Gateshead

Gateshead has 12 ISPs tested by its 202,508 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Gateshead with 536.26 Mbps, and an average speed range of 23.21—96.78 Mbps.
The best provider in Gateshead in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 23.21 to 96.78 Mbps.
Users in Gateshead see an average internet speed of 12.58 up to 864 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 536.26 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 536.26 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 139.67 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.42 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Gateshead is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 07 Aug 2020