Broadband Statistics for Gateshead, Gateshead
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed829.39 Mbps
Average Speed28.82 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Gateshead Broadband Options

Gateshead residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 116.31% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 829.39 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 35.08—109.28 Mbps. Gateshead's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 829.39 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Gateshead is 28.82 Mbps, which is 21.36% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0.45% above the average of 28.69 Mbps in Gateshead. Internet speeds in Gateshead are typically faster than Lamesley. Nearby cities include Lamesley with speeds 5.09—28.96 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Gateshead
    37.23 — 121.51 Mbps
    362.45 Mbps
    42.94 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Gateshead
    35.08 — 109.28 Mbps
    829.39 Mbps
    52.84 Mbps
  • Glide in Gateshead
    24.57 — 90.01 Mbps
    109.34 Mbps
    48.4 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Gateshead
    36.18 — 62.01 Mbps
    62.35 Mbps
    44.47 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Gateshead
    27.97 — 47.3 Mbps
    214.26 Mbps
    32.33 Mbps
  • EE in Gateshead
    17.31 — 52.08 Mbps
    429.13 Mbps
    26.77 Mbps
  • CCS Leeds
    11.17 — 61.24 Mbps
    189.08 Mbps
    31.2 Mbps
  • BT in Gateshead
    16.17 — 48.22 Mbps
    733.72 Mbps
    25.15 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Gateshead
    15.35 — 45.24 Mbps
    147.14 Mbps
    21.61 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Gateshead
    12.06 — 40.63 Mbps
    482.77 Mbps
    16.7 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Gateshead
    8.03 — 34.3 Mbps
    74.73 Mbps
    12.44 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Gateshead
    9.03 — 27.63 Mbps
    33.77 Mbps
    11.53 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Gateshead
    5.94 — 19.58 Mbps
    62.45 Mbps
    6.98 Mbps

Broadband in Gateshead


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Gateshead

829.39 Mbps

Gateshead's fastest speed

19.79—73.2 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Gateshead residents

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Gateshead Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Gateshead829.39 Mbps19.79—73.2 Mbps28.82 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 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 
1Gateshead829.39 Mbps19.79—73.2 Mbps28.82 Mbps-
2Lamesley395.14 Mbps5.09—28.96 Mbps9.51 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 4 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, 46.28% were fast, 23.42% slow, and 30.3% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet26 Jul 2021 23:36:12220 secs28.7 Mbps36.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:37:0258 mins55.67 Mbps91.4 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 22:21:1544 mins5.99 Mbps10.81 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 22:11:1924 mins24.38 Mbps15.93 MbpsNeeds help
BT26 Jul 2021 21:50:21817 mins13.57 Mbps34.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:10:38731 mins1.31 Mbps66.31 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:28:22228 secs17.19 Mbps53.54 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:05:07215 mins20.74 Mbps149.31 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:57:10520 mins0.71 Mbps14.38 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:53:55229 secs2.11 Mbps2.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:26:41414 mins3.69 Mbps165.96 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:42:09351 secs91.99 Mbps93.23 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:19:5128 mins7.37 Mbps36.08 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 19:18:2829 secs0 Mbps2.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:58:38455 secs50.11 Mbps66.05 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:54:0024 mins188.81 Mbps166.24 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 18:09:08299 secs67.05 Mbps15.48 MbpsNeeds help
EE26 Jul 2021 18:03:01216 secs0.45 Mbps31.97 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:21:15219 mins52.44 Mbps53.4 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:31:3644 mins0.21 Mbps2.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Gateshead

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media829.39 Mbps35.08—109.28 Mbps
2Hyperoptic362.45 Mbps37.23—121.51 Mbps
3CCS Leeds189.08 Mbps11.17—61.24 Mbps
4Andrews & Arnold62.35 Mbps36.18—62.01 Mbps
5Glide109.34 Mbps24.57—90.01 Mbps
6BT733.72 Mbps16.17—48.22 Mbps
7Vodafone214.26 Mbps27.97—47.3 Mbps
8EE429.13 Mbps17.31—52.08 Mbps
9Sky Broadband147.14 Mbps15.35—45.24 Mbps
10TalkTalk482.77 Mbps12.06—40.63 Mbps
11Plusnet74.73 Mbps8.03—34.3 Mbps
12Origin Broadband33.77 Mbps9.03—27.63 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband62.45 Mbps5.94—19.58 Mbps

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Gateshead

How many broadband providers in Gateshead are there?
Gateshead has 13 ISPs tested by its 202,508 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Gateshead?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Gateshead with 829.39 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 35.08—109.28 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 37.23 to 121.51 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Gateshead?
Users in Gateshead see an average internet speed of 19.79 up to 736 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 829.39 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 829.39 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 147.14 Mbps.
Is BT available in Gateshead?
Broadband service from BT is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 733.72 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Gateshead?
The broadband provider with the most users in Gateshead is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021