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Broadband Providers in Knowsley

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 Broadband Statistics

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).

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Broadband Providers

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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
5,830 Speed Tests
1516 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
1,708 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
6.0 /10
Above average
591 Speed Tests
778 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
499 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
454 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
157 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
59 /100
5.50 /10
About average
144 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
About average
Above Average
49 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
24 Speed Tests
69 reviews

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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Knowsley

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Knowsley

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.

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Map of Knowsley's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast 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

Knowsley Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Knowsley

YearKnowsley AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201822.46 Mbps26.27 Mbps14.50% Slower
201926 Mbps30.63 Mbps15.12% Slower
2020159.03 Mbps80.31 Mbps98.02% Faster
2021115.93 Mbps66.05 Mbps75.52% Faster

Knowsley Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeKnowsleyUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps13.61%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps19.58%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps18.73%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.99%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps24.76%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps12.34%3.60%

How Knowsley Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Knowsley898.46 Mbps41.32—188.49 Mbps59.81 Mbps-
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.02—95.86 Mbps45.54 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—107 Mbps38.47 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.6 Mbps34.58 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.73—68.81 Mbps32.06 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.35—109.9 Mbps42.28 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.58—71.34 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.45—99.24 Mbps37 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.47 Mbps38.02 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Knowsley

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Knowsley898.46 Mbps41.32—188.49 Mbps59.81 Mbps10
2Huyton891.51 Mbps26.26—65.31 Mbps33.11 Mbps12
3Halewood469.16 Mbps23.74—61.39 Mbps30.89 Mbps7

Knowsley 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 Knowsley Compares for Internet Speed in Knowsley

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Knowsley898.46 Mbps41.32—188.49 Mbps59.81 Mbps-

Knowsley Internet Speed Test Results

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.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 15:23:15525 mins75.2 Mbps18.14 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 14:33:47261 secs31.43 Mbps50.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 20:52:56317 mins33.66 Mbps214.11 MbpsImproved
BT17 Jan 2022 19:21:5355 mins21.86 Mbps18.63 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 16:58:194106 secs99.24 Mbps102.54 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 13:16:28223 mins207.74 Mbps214.28 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Jan 2022 12:38:3122 mins111.25 Mbps42.83 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 11:53:24278 secs53.94 Mbps49.17 Mbps
BT17 Jan 2022 11:30:34229 secs6.89 Mbps13.59 MbpsImproved
BT17 Jan 2022 09:49:20247 secs15.81 Mbps15.79 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 09:37:1529 mins211.62 Mbps208.87 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 06:29:34238 secs65.13 Mbps65.07 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jan 2022 17:51:55229 secs178.86 Mbps215.68 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Jan 2022 11:45:5124 mins59.99 Mbps52.11 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Jan 2022 00:03:2263 mins9.71 Mbps7.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Jan 2022 15:59:00359 secs45.69 Mbps41.16 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Jan 2022 13:16:34237 secs0.77 Mbps0.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Jan 2022 01:17:2044 mins0.3 Mbps1.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 21:27:05313 mins29.82 Mbps212.34 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 21:05:03234 secs38.25 Mbps37.28 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Knowsley

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media898.46 Mbps69.67—311.8 Mbps
2Sky Broadband437.54 Mbps31.82—74.15 Mbps
3BT288.96 Mbps23.31—72.19 Mbps
4EE262.04 Mbps17.79—63.78 Mbps
5TalkTalk481.1 Mbps25.2—65.19 Mbps
6Vodafone74.08 Mbps29.94—63.94 Mbps
7Zen Internet185.88 Mbps2.93—44.43 Mbps
8Plusnet72.86 Mbps12.46—26 Mbps
9Shell Energy73.37 Mbps8.01—23.61 Mbps
10KCOM38.17 Mbps0.18—2.78 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Knowsley

How many broadband providers in Knowsley are there?

Knowsley has 10 ISPs tested by its 11,429 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Knowsley?

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.

Who is the best internet provider in Knowsley?

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.

What is the average internet speed in Knowsley?

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.

Is Virgin Media available in Knowsley?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Knowsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 898.46 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Knowsley?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Knowsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 437.54 Mbps.

Is BT available in Knowsley?

Broadband service from BT is available in Knowsley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 288.96 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Knowsley?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 49 of Knowsley's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Knowsley?

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

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