Gateshead Broadband Options

Gateshead residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 101.34% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 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 25.6—104.86 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 23.17 Mbps, which is 21.85% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.65 Mbps, and 0.35% above the average of 23.09 Mbps in Gateshead. Internet speeds in Gateshead are typically faster than Lamesley. Nearby cities include Lamesley with speeds 3.9—19.1 Mbps.


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

15.08—65.45 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Gateshead residents

Gateshead Competitive Speed Map

How Gateshead Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.88—83.24 Mbps37.08 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.65—75.27 Mbps28.96 MbpsFaster
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.17—65.19 Mbps24.4 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.41—91.99 Mbps28.85 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.37—74.27 Mbps27.51 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.92—95.07 Mbps29.87 MbpsFaster
Gateshead536.26 Mbps15.08—65.45 Mbps23.17 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.56—64.26 Mbps21.69 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.43—53.11 Mbps21.89 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.44—48.6 Mbps13.72 MbpsSlower

Gateshead Over Time

How Gateshead Compares for Internet Speed in Gateshead

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Gateshead536.26 Mbps15.08—65.45 Mbps23.17 Mbps-
2Lamesley146.11 Mbps3.9—19.1 Mbps6.07 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, 60.96% were fast, 18.53% slow, and 20.52% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 16:27:4126 mins71.05 Mbps90.91 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 14:48:044109 secs18.57 Mbps69.59 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 13:19:0932 mins53.47 Mbps41.66 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 12:48:2835 mins62.25 Mbps141.63 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2021 23:33:28239 secs39.71 Mbps36.46 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2021 15:18:45252 secs0.27 Mbps0.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 10:49:15436 mins3.06 Mbps52.7 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk14 Jan 2021 09:27:26730 mins5.08 Mbps8.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 09:40:0835 mins105.24 Mbps106.05 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2021 08:33:4674 mins4.12 Mbps1.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 02:22:14618 mins168.73 Mbps115.23 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk13 Jan 2021 21:53:2322 mins6.01 Mbps6.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband13 Jan 2021 20:23:114108 secs9.62 Mbps10.38 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 19:35:14230 secs9.93 Mbps18.63 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 15:29:27425 mins6.68 Mbps5.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 22:07:02233 secs197.26 Mbps173.51 MbpsNeeds help
BT12 Jan 2021 20:38:32246 secs21.73 Mbps22.1 Mbps
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 18:39:4877 mins4.05 Mbps53.74 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband12 Jan 2021 16:10:49249 secs0.27 Mbps0.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 13:50:101448 mins171.63 Mbps141.6 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Gateshead

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Andrews & Arnold67.62 Mbps62.02—67.06 Mbps
2Virgin Media536.26 Mbps25.6—104.86 Mbps
3Glide93.04 Mbps18.45—53.67 Mbps
4Vodafone119.98 Mbps20.65—43.55 Mbps
5BT365.46 Mbps12.52—46.79 Mbps
6EE283.89 Mbps12.34—40.34 Mbps
7Sky Broadband139.67 Mbps11.59—35.97 Mbps
8TalkTalk101.96 Mbps8.27—35.75 Mbps
9CCS Leeds88.61 Mbps10.08—28.45 Mbps
10Plusnet73.5 Mbps6.65—28.31 Mbps
11Origin Broadband30.95 Mbps6.22—23.28 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband36.69 Mbps3.92—11.81 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 25.6—104.86 Mbps.
The best provider in Gateshead in Andrews & Arnold, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 62.02 to 67.06 Mbps.
Users in Gateshead see an average internet speed of 15.08 up to 772 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 101.96 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Gateshead is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2021