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Broadband Providers in Daresbury

Broadband Providers available in Daresbury include Virgin Media, Plusnet, and BT. Daresbury's fastest provider is Zen Internet, with a median speed of 93 Mbps. The most popular provider in Daresbury is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Daresbury in 2022 is 62 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 36 Mbps.


Daresbury Broadband Statistics

Daresbury is among the 100 worst-off for fibre access out of all villages in the North West, and is the 1,723rd worst-off village in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 72% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 72% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 84% of Daresbury's households.

Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 36.49 Mbps median internet speed in Daresbury, which is 0.87% below the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Daresbury increased access to Gigabit speeds by 12 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring villages like Parbold (gained 11 percentate points), Burgh by Sands (gained 10 percentate points), and Burton-in-Kendal (gained 5.35 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Daresbury is dramatically faster than Sandymoor (172% slower).

Local broadband speeds over time

The median broadband speed in Daresbury has increased by 71% over the last five years.


Local broadband speeds in context

As of 2022, the median broadband speed in Daresbury is 1.10% lower than the North West and 0.88% lower than the UK overall.

Daresbury36 Mbps
North West37 Mbps
United Kingdom37 Mbps

Daresbury 2022 Broadband Scorecard

95th lowest fibre access

Villages, North West

1.10% below regional broadband speed

North West

0.88% below national broadband speed

UK Overall

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Broadband Providers

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Virgin Media Logo
69 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
3,012 Speed Tests
1502 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
54 /100
6.20 /10
About average
2,829 Speed Tests
442 reviews
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BT Logo
70 /100
6.0 /10
Above average
1,673 Speed Tests
776 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
60 /100
5.50 /10
About average
585 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
78 Speed Tests
878 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
About average
Above Average
73 Speed Tests
395 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
67 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
27 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
20 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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No Logo
43 /100
7.10 /10
O2 Broadband
About average
Above Average
3 Speed Tests
82 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
2 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Daresbury

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Daresbury area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps

Map of Daresbury's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


of people living in Daresbury can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds


of Daresbury residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Daresbury

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Daresbury is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Daresbury Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Daresbury

YearDaresbury AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201824.79 Mbps26.27 Mbps5.63% Slower
201930.27 Mbps30.63 Mbps1.18% Slower
202051.24 Mbps80.31 Mbps36.20% Slower
202161.51 Mbps66.05 Mbps6.87% Slower

Daresbury Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeDaresburyUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps13.71%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.39%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps21.51%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps18.33%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps22.76%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.30%3.60%

How Daresbury Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps32.96—95.6 Mbps45.49 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.26—106.92 Mbps38.41 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.28—109.85 Mbps42.19 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.38—98.99 Mbps36.93 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.95—107.42 Mbps38 MbpsFaster
Daresbury896.74 Mbps30.1—73.58 Mbps36.49 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.5—89.41 Mbps34.55 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.34—40.87 Mbps19.3 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.67—68.69 Mbps32.02 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.52—71.3 Mbps31.97 MbpsSlower

Daresbury 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 Daresbury Compares for Internet Speed in Halton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Daresbury896.74 Mbps30.1—73.58 Mbps36.49 Mbps-

Daresbury Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Daresbury testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Daresbury ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Daresbury 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 Daresbury's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.54% were fast, 24.32% slow, and 35.14% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet14 Jan 2022 22:18:21218 secs29.39 Mbps37.67 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 20:04:27356 secs8.02 Mbps38.31 MbpsImproved
Plusnet14 Jan 2022 15:13:13610 mins12.24 Mbps33.98 MbpsImproved
BT14 Jan 2022 15:05:023114 secs160.19 Mbps162.23 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 14:22:11321 mins25.41 Mbps27.65 Mbps
Plusnet14 Jan 2022 05:22:1369 mins2.49 Mbps36.7 MbpsImproved
Plusnet14 Jan 2022 04:36:51239 secs38.42 Mbps38.26 Mbps
Plusnet14 Jan 2022 04:00:5424 mins35.58 Mbps37.88 Mbps
Plusnet14 Jan 2022 00:17:221231 mins26.61 Mbps34.44 MbpsImproved
Plusnet13 Jan 2022 07:14:41523 mins37.69 Mbps24.49 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet12 Jan 2022 11:13:08718 mins2.27 Mbps4.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet12 Jan 2022 10:13:22217 secs15.63 Mbps19.76 MbpsImproved
Plusnet12 Jan 2022 05:23:21237 secs46.15 Mbps48.39 Mbps
Plusnet12 Jan 2022 03:22:17224 secs52.67 Mbps52.88 Mbps
Virgin Media11 Jan 2022 21:43:15231 secs7.9 Mbps8.14 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT11 Jan 2022 16:56:26266 secs69.12 Mbps45.67 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet11 Jan 2022 15:52:53356 secs37.13 Mbps37.24 Mbps
Plusnet11 Jan 2022 12:48:46213 mins71.18 Mbps49.52 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet10 Jan 2022 22:02:48335 mins41.54 Mbps32.04 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet10 Jan 2022 14:39:46412 mins54.8 Mbps45.24 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Daresbury

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zen Internet896.74 Mbps54.12—166.01 Mbps
2Virgin Media722.85 Mbps39.3—150.44 Mbps
3BT849.24 Mbps35.44—71.91 Mbps
4EE496.12 Mbps31.83—50.3 Mbps
5Plusnet74.06 Mbps24.19—52.54 Mbps
6Shell Energy35.93 Mbps0—25.13 Mbps
7TalkTalk107.99 Mbps18.83—26.58 Mbps
8Sky Broadband74.24 Mbps19.12—53.66 Mbps
9Vodafone73.79 Mbps18.34—49.17 Mbps
10O2 Broadband12.49 Mbps12.29—12.36 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Daresbury

How many broadband providers in Daresbury are there?

Daresbury has 10 ISPs tested by its 324 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Daresbury?

Zen Internet is the fastest broadband provider in Daresbury with 896.74 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 54.12—166.01 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Daresbury?

The best internet provider in Daresbury is Zen Internet, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 54.12 to 166.01 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Daresbury?

Users in Daresbury see an average internet speed of 30.1 up to 839 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 896.74 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Daresbury?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Daresbury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 722.85 Mbps.

Is Plusnet available in Daresbury?

Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Daresbury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.06 Mbps.

Is BT available in Daresbury?

Broadband service from BT is available in Daresbury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 849.24 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Daresbury?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 24 of Daresbury's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Daresbury?

The broadband provider with the most users in Daresbury is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2022

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