Gateshead Broadband Options

Gateshead residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 101.68% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 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 24.56—101.04 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 21.29 Mbps, which is 20.77% below the The United Kingdom national average of 26.87 Mbps, and 0.33% above the average of 21.22 Mbps in Gateshead. Internet speeds in Gateshead are typically faster than Lamesley. Nearby cities include Lamesley with speeds 3.77—16.39 Mbps.


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

14.01—59.35 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Gateshead residents

Gateshead Competitive Speed Map

How Gateshead Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.35—73.92 Mbps34.58 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.09—71.69 Mbps26.72 MbpsFaster
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.49—63.49 Mbps23.32 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.36—77.3 Mbps26.09 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.93—71.89 Mbps25.32 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.17—90.92 Mbps26.87 MbpsFaster
Gateshead536.26 Mbps14.01—59.35 Mbps21.29 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.56—57.84 Mbps19.88 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.13—49.14 Mbps20.16 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.54—42.75 Mbps12.25 MbpsSlower

Gateshead Over Time

How Gateshead Compares for Internet Speed in Gateshead

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Gateshead536.26 Mbps14.01—59.35 Mbps21.29 Mbps-
2Lamesley146.11 Mbps3.77—16.39 Mbps5.5 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 3 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, 65.28% were fast, 17.9% slow, and 16.81% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 19:13:55223 secs219.06 Mbps228.45 Mbps
Plusnet19 Oct 2020 18:19:56229 secs47.43 Mbps52.43 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 16:54:4844 mins166.69 Mbps176.93 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 14:56:42322 mins195.77 Mbps0.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 13:45:12225 secs16.29 Mbps57.6 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2020 09:31:20219 secs2.85 Mbps6.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 03:03:50325 mins180.37 Mbps160.09 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 02:20:3672 mins220.65 Mbps1.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2020 20:37:02620 mins0.63 Mbps10.42 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2020 08:49:17723 mins8.04 Mbps32.52 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk18 Oct 2020 08:11:12230 mins13.61 Mbps6.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2020 23:00:36215 mins0.38 Mbps1.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2020 23:11:12241 secs23.61 Mbps20.78 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2020 14:20:06224 secs190.35 Mbps213.51 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2020 12:02:2923 mins6.26 Mbps3.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2020 08:16:13522 mins8.62 Mbps6.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2020 04:04:57339 secs2.13 Mbps183.28 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2020 20:28:17242 secs58.07 Mbps53.98 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2020 18:23:44256 secs122.9 Mbps50 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Oct 2020 18:12:44289 secs18.81 Mbps72.06 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Gateshead

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media536.26 Mbps24.56—101.04 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold67.62 Mbps36.85—51.9 Mbps
3Glide93.04 Mbps18.45—53.67 Mbps
4CCS Leeds132.38 Mbps10.25—38.34 Mbps
5Vodafone106.33 Mbps18.62—45.11 Mbps
6BT365.46 Mbps12.63—45.92 Mbps
7EE283.89 Mbps11.06—36.52 Mbps
8Sky Broadband139.67 Mbps11.11—34.1 Mbps
9TalkTalk74.42 Mbps7.69—34.04 Mbps
10Plusnet73.5 Mbps6.88—28.09 Mbps
11Origin Broadband29.28 Mbps6.03—19.91 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband36.69 Mbps3.87—10.56 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 24.56—101.04 Mbps.
The best provider in Gateshead in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 24.56 to 101.04 Mbps.
Users in Gateshead see an average internet speed of 14.01 up to 838 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: 19 Oct 2020