Broadband Providers available in Knowsley include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Knowsley's fastest provider is Virgin Media, with a median speed of 98 Mbps. The most popular provider in Knowsley is also Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Knowsley in 2022 is 115 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 60 Mbps.
Knowsley is among the top 100 for fibre access out of all small towns in the North West, and is the 145th best-off small town in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 57% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 57% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Knowsley's households.
Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Knowsley postcodes like L34 and L28. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 60 Mbps median internet speed in Knowsley, which is 62% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.
Knowsley increased access to Gigabit speeds by 47 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring small towns like Alsager (gained 24 percentate points), Aughton (gained 22 percentate points), and Longridge (gained 20 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Knowsley is dramatically faster than Halewood (94% slower) and Huyton (81% slower).
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 Knowsley 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 Knowsley 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 Knowsley 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 Knowsley can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds
of Knowsley residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service
Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband
availability in Knowsley
Poor Broadband Speeds
of Knowsley is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps
|Year||Knowsley Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||22.46 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||14.50% Slower|
|2019||26 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||15.12% Slower|
|2020||159.03 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||98.02% Faster|
|2021||115.93 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||75.52% Faster|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Knowsley||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||13.61%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||19.58%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||18.73%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||10.99%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||24.76%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||12.34%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Knowsley||898.46 Mbps||41.32—188.49 Mbps||59.81 Mbps||-|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||33.02—95.86 Mbps||45.54 Mbps||Slower|
|Birmingham||941.32 Mbps||29.29—107 Mbps||38.47 Mbps||Slower|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.52—89.6 Mbps||34.58 Mbps||Slower|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.2—40.46 Mbps||19.1 Mbps||Slower|
|Sheffield||932.42 Mbps||23.73—68.81 Mbps||32.06 Mbps||Slower|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.35—109.9 Mbps||42.28 Mbps||Slower|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.58—71.34 Mbps||32 Mbps||Slower|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.45—99.24 Mbps||37 Mbps||Slower|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.96—107.47 Mbps||38.02 Mbps||Slower|
|Position||City||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median||# Providers|
|1||Knowsley||898.46 Mbps||41.32—188.49 Mbps||59.81 Mbps||10|
|2||Huyton||891.51 Mbps||26.26—65.31 Mbps||33.11 Mbps||12|
|3||Halewood||469.16 Mbps||23.74—61.39 Mbps||30.89 Mbps||7|
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||Knowsley||898.46 Mbps||41.32—188.49 Mbps||59.81 Mbps||-|
We analysed the results of people in Knowsley testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Knowsley ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Knowsley 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 Knowsley's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.27% were fast, 27.15% slow, and 32.58% broadly the same.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 15:23:15||5||25 mins||75.2 Mbps||18.14 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 14:33:47||2||61 secs||31.43 Mbps||50.82 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 20:52:56||3||17 mins||33.66 Mbps||214.11 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||17 Jan 2022 19:21:53||5||5 mins||21.86 Mbps||18.63 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 16:58:19||4||106 secs||99.24 Mbps||102.54 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 13:16:28||2||23 mins||207.74 Mbps||214.28 Mbps|
|TalkTalk||17 Jan 2022 12:38:31||2||2 mins||111.25 Mbps||42.83 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 11:53:24||2||78 secs||53.94 Mbps||49.17 Mbps|
|BT||17 Jan 2022 11:30:34||2||29 secs||6.89 Mbps||13.59 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||17 Jan 2022 09:49:20||2||47 secs||15.81 Mbps||15.79 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 09:37:15||2||9 mins||211.62 Mbps||208.87 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 06:29:34||2||38 secs||65.13 Mbps||65.07 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||16 Jan 2022 17:51:55||2||29 secs||178.86 Mbps||215.68 Mbps||Improved|
|Sky Broadband||16 Jan 2022 11:45:51||2||4 mins||59.99 Mbps||52.11 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||16 Jan 2022 00:03:22||6||3 mins||9.71 Mbps||7.43 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||15 Jan 2022 15:59:00||3||59 secs||45.69 Mbps||41.16 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||15 Jan 2022 13:16:34||2||37 secs||0.77 Mbps||0.78 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||15 Jan 2022 01:17:20||4||4 mins||0.3 Mbps||1.3 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 21:27:05||3||13 mins||29.82 Mbps||212.34 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 21:05:03||2||34 secs||38.25 Mbps||37.28 Mbps|
|#||Provider Name||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range|
|1||Virgin Media||898.46 Mbps||69.67—311.8 Mbps|
|2||Sky Broadband||437.54 Mbps||31.82—74.15 Mbps|
|3||BT||288.96 Mbps||23.31—72.19 Mbps|
|4||EE||262.04 Mbps||17.79—63.78 Mbps|
|5||TalkTalk||481.1 Mbps||25.2—65.19 Mbps|
|6||Vodafone||74.08 Mbps||29.94—63.94 Mbps|
|7||Zen Internet||185.88 Mbps||2.93—44.43 Mbps|
|8||Plusnet||72.86 Mbps||12.46—26 Mbps|
|9||Shell Energy||73.37 Mbps||8.01—23.61 Mbps|
|10||KCOM||38.17 Mbps||0.18—2.78 Mbps|
Knowsley has 10 ISPs tested by its 11,429 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Knowsley with 898.46 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 69.67—311.8 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Knowsley is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 69.67 to 311.8 Mbps.
Users in Knowsley see an average internet speed of 41.32 up to 133 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 898.46 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Knowsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 898.46 Mbps.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Knowsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 437.54 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Knowsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 288.96 Mbps.
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 49 of Knowsley's postcodes.
The broadband provider with the most users in Knowsley is Virgin Media.
Author: Thomas Buck
Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper
Published: 10 Nov 2019
Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022