Broadband Statistics for Leeds, Leeds
Broadband Providers20
Fastest Speed1580.91 Mbps
Median Speed36.96 Mbps
Fastest ProviderSky Broadband

Broadband Providers in Leeds

Leeds is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 66.87 Mbps in 2021. This is 1.24% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Leeds have run speed tests on 20 broadband providers. This number is 226.80% above the United Kingdom average of 6.12 internet service providers. ISPs available in Leeds include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Leeds is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 932.83 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 48.77—205.95 Mbps.

Leeds's fastest provider is Sky Broadband, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1580.91 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Leeds is 36.96 Mbps, which is 0.11% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.33% above the average of 36.84 Mbps in Leeds.

Internet speeds in Leeds are typically faster than Morley, but slower than Rawdon. Nearby locations include Gildersome with speeds 0.41—36.89 Mbps, Morley with speeds 29.45—68.73 Mbps, and Shadwell with speeds 20.85—52.81 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Leeds includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in LS12, LS28, LS8, LS13, and LS11.

Broadband Providers

  • Spitfire in Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    144.43 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 135.61 to 170.51 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 192.67 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 1,394 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Leeds
    790 Reviews
    75.86 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 48.77 to 205.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 932.83 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 127,080 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Leeds
    30 Reviews
    68.08 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 57.51 to 167.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 905.73 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 3,492 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Glide in Leeds
    6 Reviews
    65.95 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 45.8 to 141.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 685.86 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 560 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    Not enough reviews
    58.6 Mbps

    telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s typical internet speed range in Leeds is 36.41 to 196.12 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 886.93 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 457 speed tests on telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband.

  • BT in Leeds
    397 Reviews
    42.15 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 31.31 to 72.87 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 922.7 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 32,903 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Leeds
    129 Reviews
    33.81 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 27.45 to 59.96 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 936.66 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 55,458 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    33.6 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 18.55 to 97.22 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 866.41 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 399 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Leeds
    209 Reviews
    30.99 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 23.48 to 63.23 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 895.12 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 29,989 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • EE in Leeds
    205 Reviews
    30.88 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 23.52 to 68.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 827.9 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 5,078 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Leeds
    7 Reviews
    29.62 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 29.62 to 68.62 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 70.97 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 3 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Leeds
    37 Reviews
    28.77 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 16.14 to 80.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 496.42 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 429 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • CIX in Leeds
    1 Review
    27.94 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 15.72 to 73.89 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 270.68 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 21 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Leeds
    482 Reviews
    27.46 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 19.48 to 56.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,580.91 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 86,740 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Boundless Networks
    1 Review
    18.59 Mbps

    Boundless Networks's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 11.52 to 31.3 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 35.48 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 62 speed tests on Boundless Networks Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Leeds
    258 Reviews
    17.71 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 12.16 to 38.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.69 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 11,220 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Zone Broadband
    Not enough reviews
    9.12 Mbps

    Zone Broadband's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 7.44 to 14.97 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 216.04 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 194 speed tests on Zone Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Leeds
    30 Reviews
    8.44 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 5.52 to 29.69 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.81 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 2,190 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    44 Reviews
    6.91 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Leeds is 0.02 to 7.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 7.82 Mbps. Leeds residents have performed 4 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

Broadband in Leeds

4th

Best speed range city in Leeds

1580.91 Mbps

Leeds's fastest speed

28.44—93.41 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leeds residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Leeds

YearLeeds AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201816.65 Mbps26.27 Mbps36.62% Slower
201919.94 Mbps30.63 Mbps34.90% Slower
202074.6 Mbps80.31 Mbps7.11% Slower
202166.87 Mbps66.05 Mbps1.24% Faster

Leeds Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeLeedsUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps27.63%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps28.09%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.17%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.75%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps12.41%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.95%2.33%

How Leeds Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.2—94.01 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.79—103.79 Mbps37.45 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.6 Mbps41.64 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh866.01 Mbps31.82—108.41 Mbps40.05 MbpsFaster
Leeds1580.91 Mbps28.44—93.41 Mbps36.96 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.41—88.89 Mbps33.29 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps22.08—51.5 Mbps26.45 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.31—67.63 Mbps31.66 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.25—70.49 Mbps30.77 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.88—94.11 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Leeds

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Alwoodley932.88 Mbps35.82—111.42 Mbps48.23 Mbps11
2Parlington911.42 Mbps33.85—109.28 Mbps45.71 Mbps10
3Rawdon934.91 Mbps28.39—146.36 Mbps42.45 Mbps10
4Leeds1580.91 Mbps28.44—93.41 Mbps36.96 Mbps20
5Morley929.25 Mbps29.45—68.73 Mbps36.58 Mbps12
6Allerton Bywater912.13 Mbps27.36—94.75 Mbps36.15 Mbps9
7Otley884.3 Mbps27.17—88.05 Mbps35.49 Mbps7
8Scarcroft901.36 Mbps23.78—68.92 Mbps32.77 Mbps9
9Horsforth888.74 Mbps17.61—51.18 Mbps25.71 Mbps11

Leeds 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 Leeds Compares for Internet Speed in Leeds

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
2Parlington911.42 Mbps33.85—109.28 Mbps45.71 MbpsFaster
3Rawdon934.91 Mbps28.39—146.36 Mbps42.45 MbpsFaster
4Leeds1580.91 Mbps28.44—93.41 Mbps36.96 Mbps-
5Morley929.25 Mbps29.45—68.73 Mbps36.58 MbpsSlower
6Allerton Bywater912.13 Mbps27.36—94.75 Mbps36.15 MbpsSlower

Leeds Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Leeds testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Leeds ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Leeds 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 Leeds's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.82% were fast, 26.2% slow, and 31.98% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
EE14 Oct 2021 23:41:57259 secs59.5 Mbps62.6 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 23:41:30225 secs11.49 Mbps49.81 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 23:12:28293 secs56.72 Mbps109.05 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 22:31:04247 secs22.92 Mbps92.5 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 22:31:09230 secs59.34 Mbps89.64 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 22:26:21240 secs191.44 Mbps111.69 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 22:03:0032 mins39.57 Mbps11.44 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 21:43:37214 mins84.75 Mbps74.43 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 21:32:5758 mins31.46 Mbps22.73 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 21:32:24281 secs116.38 Mbps109.44 Mbps
TalkTalk14 Oct 2021 21:22:16241 secs1.31 Mbps1.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk14 Oct 2021 21:17:0843 mins26.78 Mbps60.79 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk14 Oct 2021 21:00:37412 mins14.99 Mbps6.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 20:55:48228 secs86.32 Mbps110.29 MbpsImproved
Vodafone14 Oct 2021 20:50:44246 secs12.13 Mbps31 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 20:43:0743 mins3.52 Mbps14.39 MbpsImproved
Vodafone14 Oct 2021 20:43:49231 secs13.1 Mbps16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 20:37:542106 secs105.57 Mbps114.28 Mbps
Vodafone14 Oct 2021 20:18:39228 secs10.6 Mbps15.53 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk14 Oct 2021 20:15:50243 secs32.98 Mbps41.97 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leeds

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Spitfire192.67 Mbps135.61—170.51 Mbps
2Hyperoptic905.73 Mbps57.51—167.43 Mbps
3telcom (Velocity Fibre)886.93 Mbps36.41—196.12 Mbps
4Virgin Media932.83 Mbps48.77—205.95 Mbps
5Glide685.86 Mbps45.8—141.8 Mbps
6CCS Leeds866.41 Mbps18.55—97.22 Mbps
7CIX270.68 Mbps15.72—73.89 Mbps
8BT922.7 Mbps31.31—72.87 Mbps
9TalkTalk895.12 Mbps23.48—63.23 Mbps
10Andrews & Arnold70.97 Mbps29.62—68.62 Mbps
11Zen Internet496.42 Mbps16.14—80.56 Mbps
12Vodafone936.66 Mbps27.45—59.96 Mbps
13EE827.9 Mbps23.52—68.72 Mbps
14Sky Broadband1580.91 Mbps19.48—56.31 Mbps
15Plusnet74.69 Mbps12.16—38.24 Mbps
16Boundless Networks35.48 Mbps11.52—31.3 Mbps
17Zone Broadband216.04 Mbps7.44—14.97 Mbps
18Shell Energy73.81 Mbps5.52—29.69 Mbps
19KCOM91.05 Mbps4.74—16.03 Mbps
20O2 Broadband7.82 Mbps0.02—7.82 Mbps

Leeds Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Leeds

How many broadband providers in Leeds are there?
Leeds has 20 ISPs tested by its 789,194 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Leeds?
Sky Broadband is the fastest broadband provider in Leeds with 1580.91 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 19.48—56.31 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Leeds?
The best internet provider in Leeds is Spitfire, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 135.61 to 170.51 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Leeds?
Users in Leeds see an average internet speed of 28.44 up to 559 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1580.91 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Leeds?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Leeds, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 932.83 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Leeds?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Leeds, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1580.91 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Leeds?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Leeds, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 936.66 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Leeds?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 6791 of Leeds's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Leeds?
The broadband provider with the most users in Leeds is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021