Broadband Statistics for West Cowes, Isle of Wight
Broadband Providers9
Fastest Speed1657.93 Mbps
Average Speed39.98 Mbps
Fastest ProviderWightFibre

Broadband in West Cowes

West Cowes
West Cowes residents have run speed tests on 9 broadband providers. This number is 52.54% above the United Kingdom average of 5.90 internet service providers. ISPs available in West Cowes include WightFibre, Vodafone, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in West Cowes is WightFibre, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 1657.93 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 30.09—95.92 Mbps. West Cowes's fastest provider is also WightFibre, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1657.93 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in West Cowes is 39.98 Mbps, which is 15.95% above the The United Kingdom national average of 34.48 Mbps, and 65.48% above the average of 24.16 Mbps in Isle of Wight. Internet speeds in West Cowes are typically faster than East Cowes. Nearby cities include East Cowes with speeds 27.99—50.69 Mbps, and Wootton Bridge with speeds 12.02—34.04 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Vodafone in West Cowes
    52.37 — 70.59 Mbps
    73.57 Mbps
    57.06 Mbps
  • WightFibre in West Cowes
    30.09 — 95.92 Mbps
    1657.93 Mbps
    42.05 Mbps
  • EE in West Cowes
    30.54 — 64.07 Mbps
    257.6 Mbps
    35.51 Mbps
  • BT in West Cowes
    33.11 — 49.89 Mbps
    312.92 Mbps
    48.27 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in West Cowes
    19.53 — 36.66 Mbps
    36.83 Mbps
    29.68 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in West Cowes
    13.05 — 45.74 Mbps
    116.87 Mbps
    17.29 Mbps
  • Plusnet in West Cowes
    8.43 — 31.62 Mbps
    74.38 Mbps
    13.56 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in West Cowes
    5.36 — 29.38 Mbps
    70.58 Mbps
    7.71 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    5.66 — 11.42 Mbps
    11.71 Mbps
    5.66 Mbps

Broadband in West Cowes


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Isle of Wight

1657.93 Mbps

West Cowes's fastest speed

29.73—70.73 Mbps

Typical speed range available to West Cowes residents

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West Cowes Broadband Speed Map

West Cowes Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWest CowesIsle of WightUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps25.19%30.51%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.34%34.98%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps29.35%22.48%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.58%7.16%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.06%4.67%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.49%0.20%2.33%

How West Cowes Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps32.82—93.13 Mbps45.37 MbpsFaster
West Cowes1657.93 Mbps29.73—70.73 Mbps39.98 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps24.68—88.27 Mbps34.11 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.3—73.84 Mbps27.09 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps20.86—62.87 Mbps27.85 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.9—59.69 Mbps26.58 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.5—104.29 Mbps35.55 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.13—61.95 Mbps20.32 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.54—87.4 Mbps31.75 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.54—106.06 Mbps35.75 MbpsSlower

West Cowes 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 West Cowes Compares for Internet Speed in Isle of Wight

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1West Cowes1657.93 Mbps29.73—70.73 Mbps39.98 Mbps-
2East Cowes512.88 Mbps27.99—50.69 Mbps33.42 MbpsSlower
3Shanklin74.67 Mbps32.54—61.33 Mbps32.82 MbpsSlower

West Cowes Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in West Cowes testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in West Cowes ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the West Cowes 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 West Cowes's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.93% were fast, 21.5% slow, and 34.58% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet05 May 2021 16:43:30353 secs23.61 Mbps36.99 MbpsImproved
Plusnet05 May 2021 15:36:07290 secs0.46 Mbps2.95 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE05 May 2021 14:38:2034 mins1.64 Mbps1.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
WightFibre05 May 2021 08:36:2727 mins0.69 Mbps162.49 MbpsImproved
WightFibre05 May 2021 07:40:1845 mins0.55 Mbps1.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
WightFibre04 May 2021 08:16:0536 mins30.61 Mbps37.87 MbpsImproved
WightFibre04 May 2021 05:47:19427 mins2.06 Mbps1.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
WightFibre03 May 2021 13:26:22212 mins32.16 Mbps16.82 MbpsNeeds help
WightFibre03 May 2021 13:32:25242 secs101.14 Mbps102.62 Mbps
WightFibre03 May 2021 08:30:44236 secs18.52 Mbps13.3 MbpsNeeds help
WightFibre02 May 2021 17:11:44431 mins1.31 Mbps25.36 MbpsImproved
WightFibre02 May 2021 15:57:46233 secs25.62 Mbps47.73 MbpsImproved
WightFibre02 May 2021 09:05:00613 mins43.68 Mbps0.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet02 May 2021 08:30:11278 secs36.99 Mbps35.25 Mbps
WightFibre01 May 2021 22:29:02231 secs54.69 Mbps83.06 MbpsImproved
WightFibre01 May 2021 20:42:3434 mins100.92 Mbps100.92 Mbps
WightFibre30 Apr 2021 22:33:33226 mins31.76 Mbps33.55 Mbps
WightFibre30 Apr 2021 21:30:09228 secs33.9 Mbps19.2 MbpsNeeds help
WightFibre30 Apr 2021 20:19:3422 mins38.91 Mbps67.59 MbpsImproved
WightFibre30 Apr 2021 18:46:53413 mins92.97 Mbps81.1 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in West Cowes

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1WightFibre1657.93 Mbps30.09—95.92 Mbps
2Vodafone73.57 Mbps52.37—70.59 Mbps
3EE257.6 Mbps30.54—64.07 Mbps
4BT312.92 Mbps33.11—49.89 Mbps
5Post Office Broadband36.83 Mbps19.53—36.66 Mbps
6Sky Broadband116.87 Mbps13.05—45.74 Mbps
7Plusnet74.38 Mbps8.43—31.62 Mbps
8TalkTalk70.58 Mbps5.36—29.38 Mbps
9O2 Broadband11.71 Mbps5.66—11.42 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in West Cowes

How many broadband providers in West Cowes are there?
West Cowes has 9 ISPs tested by its 10,571 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in West Cowes?
WightFibre is the fastest broadband provider in West Cowes with 1657.93 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 30.09—95.92 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in West Cowes?
The best internet provider in West Cowes in Vodafone, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 52.37 to 70.59 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in West Cowes?
Users in West Cowes see an average internet speed of 29.73 up to 736 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1657.93 Mbps.
Is WightFibre available in West Cowes?
Broadband service from WightFibre is available in West Cowes, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1657.93 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in West Cowes?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in West Cowes, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 73.57 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in West Cowes?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in West Cowes, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 116.87 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in West Cowes?
The broadband provider with the most users in West Cowes is WightFibre.

Last updated: 05 May 2021