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 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).
The median broadband speed in Daresbury has increased by 71% over the last five years.
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.
|North West||37 Mbps|
|United Kingdom||37 Mbps|
▼ 95th lowest fibre access
Villages, North West
▼ 1.10% below regional broadband speed
▼ 0.88% below national broadband speed
We rank each provider relative to all providers in The United Kingdom based on their median download and upload speeds, measured round trip time latencies, and the percentage of speeds tests that exceed 50 Mbps.
Customer ratings are based on local reviews matched to Daresbury IP addresses. Providers can be scored on a range of 1 to 10, and ranked relative to all providers in The United Kingdom.
Median Speed Test Result
The median is the middle result in the range of tests we measured for each provider in Daresbury in the past year. Median speeds provide a better comparison than raw averages because they control for the longtail of tests related to Wi-Fi issues. The charts below represent the distribution of tests associated with each provider from low to high.
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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+ Mbps||300+ Mbps||30+ Mbps|
of people living in Daresbury can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband 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
|Year||Daresbury Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||24.79 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||5.63% Slower|
|2019||30.27 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||1.18% Slower|
|2020||51.24 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||36.20% Slower|
|2021||61.51 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||6.87% Slower|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Daresbury||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||13.71%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||21.39%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||21.51%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||18.33%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||22.76%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||2.30%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||32.96—95.6 Mbps||45.49 Mbps||Faster|
|Birmingham||941.32 Mbps||29.26—106.92 Mbps||38.41 Mbps||Faster|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.28—109.85 Mbps||42.19 Mbps||Faster|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.38—98.99 Mbps||36.93 Mbps||Faster|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.95—107.42 Mbps||38 Mbps||Faster|
|Daresbury||896.74 Mbps||30.1—73.58 Mbps||36.49 Mbps||-|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.5—89.41 Mbps||34.55 Mbps||Slower|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.34—40.87 Mbps||19.3 Mbps||Slower|
|Sheffield||932.42 Mbps||23.67—68.69 Mbps||32.02 Mbps||Slower|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.52—71.3 Mbps||31.97 Mbps||Slower|
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.
|Position||City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|1||Daresbury||896.74 Mbps||30.1—73.58 Mbps||36.49 Mbps||-|
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.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|Plusnet||14 Jan 2022 22:18:21||2||18 secs||29.39 Mbps||37.67 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 20:04:27||3||56 secs||8.02 Mbps||38.31 Mbps||Improved|
|Plusnet||14 Jan 2022 15:13:13||6||10 mins||12.24 Mbps||33.98 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||14 Jan 2022 15:05:02||3||114 secs||160.19 Mbps||162.23 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 14:22:11||3||21 mins||25.41 Mbps||27.65 Mbps|
|Plusnet||14 Jan 2022 05:22:13||6||9 mins||2.49 Mbps||36.7 Mbps||Improved|
|Plusnet||14 Jan 2022 04:36:51||2||39 secs||38.42 Mbps||38.26 Mbps|
|Plusnet||14 Jan 2022 04:00:54||2||4 mins||35.58 Mbps||37.88 Mbps|
|Plusnet||14 Jan 2022 00:17:22||12||31 mins||26.61 Mbps||34.44 Mbps||Improved|
|Plusnet||13 Jan 2022 07:14:41||5||23 mins||37.69 Mbps||24.49 Mbps||Needs help|
|Plusnet||12 Jan 2022 11:13:08||7||18 mins||2.27 Mbps||4.26 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Plusnet||12 Jan 2022 10:13:22||2||17 secs||15.63 Mbps||19.76 Mbps||Improved|
|Plusnet||12 Jan 2022 05:23:21||2||37 secs||46.15 Mbps||48.39 Mbps|
|Plusnet||12 Jan 2022 03:22:17||2||24 secs||52.67 Mbps||52.88 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||11 Jan 2022 21:43:15||2||31 secs||7.9 Mbps||8.14 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||11 Jan 2022 16:56:26||2||66 secs||69.12 Mbps||45.67 Mbps||Needs help|
|Plusnet||11 Jan 2022 15:52:53||3||56 secs||37.13 Mbps||37.24 Mbps|
|Plusnet||11 Jan 2022 12:48:46||2||13 mins||71.18 Mbps||49.52 Mbps||Needs help|
|Plusnet||10 Jan 2022 22:02:48||3||35 mins||41.54 Mbps||32.04 Mbps||Needs help|
|Plusnet||10 Jan 2022 14:39:46||4||12 mins||54.8 Mbps||45.24 Mbps||Needs help|
|#||Provider Name||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range|
|1||Zen Internet||896.74 Mbps||54.12—166.01 Mbps|
|2||Virgin Media||722.85 Mbps||39.3—150.44 Mbps|
|3||BT||849.24 Mbps||35.44—71.91 Mbps|
|4||EE||496.12 Mbps||31.83—50.3 Mbps|
|5||Plusnet||74.06 Mbps||24.19—52.54 Mbps|
|6||Shell Energy||35.93 Mbps||0—25.13 Mbps|
|7||TalkTalk||107.99 Mbps||18.83—26.58 Mbps|
|8||Sky Broadband||74.24 Mbps||19.12—53.66 Mbps|
|9||Vodafone||73.79 Mbps||18.34—49.17 Mbps|
|10||O2 Broadband||12.49 Mbps||12.29—12.36 Mbps|
Daresbury has 10 ISPs tested by its 324 residents.
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.
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.
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.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Daresbury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 722.85 Mbps.
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Daresbury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.06 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Daresbury, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 849.24 Mbps.
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 24 of Daresbury's postcodes.
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