Gateshead Broadband Options

Gateshead residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 113.14% above the United Kingdom average of 5.63 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 26—91.71 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 17.07 Mbps, which is 21.41% below the The United Kingdom national average of 21.72 Mbps, and 0.23% above the average of 17.03 Mbps in Gateshead. Internet speeds in Gateshead are typically faster than Lamesley. Nearby cities include Lamesley with speeds 3.25—15.51 Mbps.


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

11.59—49.35 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Gateshead residents

Gateshead Competitive Speed Map

How Gateshead Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps18.33—71.85 Mbps29.38 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.54—64.77 Mbps22.6 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps13.53—58.76 Mbps20.37 MbpsFaster
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.04—42.29 Mbps17.47 MbpsFaster
Bristol896.3 Mbps13.98—62.89 Mbps20.83 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.35—59.49 Mbps20.67 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps12.59—65.7 Mbps19.52 MbpsFaster
Gateshead536.26 Mbps11.59—49.35 Mbps17.07 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.28—46.41 Mbps16.12 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.28—34.22 Mbps10.08 MbpsSlower

Gateshead Over Time

How Gateshead Compares for Internet Speed in Gateshead

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Gateshead536.26 Mbps11.59—49.35 Mbps17.07 Mbps-
2Lamesley278.93 Mbps3.25—15.51 Mbps4.97 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, 49.68% were fast, 25.6% slow, and 24.72% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 21:43:59374 secs13.74 Mbps16.18 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 21:44:38229 secs17.75 Mbps18.7 Mbps
EE27 May 2020 21:16:23221 secs51.76 Mbps53.45 Mbps
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 21:02:273108 secs9.73 Mbps6.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 20:43:4842 mins35.8 Mbps27.85 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:01:0545 mins19.86 Mbps70.98 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 19:24:02518 mins0.02 Mbps0.07 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 19:37:54375 secs0.9 Mbps1.49 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 May 2020 19:17:57818 mins1.05 Mbps63.2 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 18:23:2222 mins30.23 Mbps36.08 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 17:44:29239 secs35.71 Mbps35.29 Mbps
Virgin Media27 May 2020 17:34:29241 secs38.22 Mbps53.89 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 17:32:47268 secs14.92 Mbps31.29 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 16:45:40210 mins0.13 Mbps0.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet27 May 2020 15:58:0345 mins10.95 Mbps5.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 15:22:332112 secs22.57 Mbps21.79 Mbps
TalkTalk27 May 2020 15:09:33513 mins3.5 Mbps1.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 May 2020 14:59:09481 secs117.26 Mbps146.99 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 13:34:30226 mins4.34 Mbps51.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 13:58:08374 secs14.74 Mbps14.64 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Gateshead

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media536.26 Mbps26—91.71 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold67.62 Mbps36.85—51.9 Mbps
3CCS Leeds184.72 Mbps20.25—48.85 Mbps
4Glide93.04 Mbps17.58—51.46 Mbps
5Vodafone174.31 Mbps13.4—39.41 Mbps
6BT290.48 Mbps11.54—40.55 Mbps
7EE283.89 Mbps9.59—33.33 Mbps
8Plusnet72.14 Mbps8.18—28.04 Mbps
9Sky Broadband114.13 Mbps7.77—26.45 Mbps
10TalkTalk72.95 Mbps6.73—23.47 Mbps
11Origin Broadband29.28 Mbps6.57—23.28 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband34.74 Mbps3.23—8.68 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 26—91.71 Mbps.
The best provider in Gateshead in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 26 to 91.71 Mbps.
Users in Gateshead see an average internet speed of 11.59 up to 900 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 114.13 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Gateshead, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 72.95 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Gateshead is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 27 May 2020