Broadband Providers in Liverpool

Broadband Providers available in Liverpool include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. Liverpool's fastest provider is Cerberus Networks, with a median speed of 275 Mbps. The most popular provider in Liverpool is Sky Broadband. The average broadband speed in Liverpool in 2022 is 65 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 35 Mbps.


Broadband speed data in Liverpool

Average Speed65 Mbps
Median Speed35 Mbps
Fastest ProviderCerberus Networks
Gigabit Fibre Availability83.95%

Liverpool Broadband Statistics

Liverpool is among the top 5 for fibre access out of all major cities in the North West, and is among the top 100 best major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 84% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 85% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Liverpool's households.

Despite good broadband infrastructure, we see low speed test averages in Liverpool postcodes like L4, L25, L8, L9, and L12. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 34.68 Mbps median internet speed in Liverpool, which is 5.97% below the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Liverpool increased access to Gigabit speeds by 54 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Bury (gained 50 percentate points), Manchester (gained 49 percentate points), and Stockport (gained 33 percentate points).

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Broadband Providers

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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
About average
102,677 Speed Tests
887 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Above average
98,808 Speed Tests
1535 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
44,655 Speed Tests
785 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
38,120 Speed Tests
383 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
54 /100
6.10 /10
About average
9,389 Speed Tests
445 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
7,697 Speed Tests
398 reviews
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No Logo
65 /100
Above average
4,346 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.40 /10
Above average
Above Average
4,005 Speed Tests
49 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
2,801 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
1,697 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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No Logo
43 /100
7.0 /10
O2 Broadband
About average
Above Average
1,534 Speed Tests
82 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Liverpool

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Liverpool area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps

Map of Liverpool's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast Speeds


of Liverpool residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Liverpool

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Liverpool is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Liverpool Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Liverpool

YearLiverpool AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201821.36 Mbps26.27 Mbps18.69% Slower
201924.47 Mbps30.63 Mbps20.11% Slower
202088.92 Mbps80.31 Mbps10.72% Faster
202164.47 Mbps66.05 Mbps2.39% Slower

Liverpool Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps20.95%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.39%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.59%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.36%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps17.70%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.02%3.60%

How Liverpool Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.1—96.06 Mbps45.61 MbpsFaster
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.35—107.11 Mbps38.56 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.46—109.99 Mbps42.42 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.49—99.53 Mbps37.05 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.98—107.56 Mbps38.13 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.63—89.99 Mbps34.68 Mbps-
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps15.99—39.85 Mbps18.81 MbpsSlower
Sheffield936.79 Mbps23.81—68.97 Mbps32.12 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.72—71.44 Mbps32.11 MbpsSlower

Liverpool 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 Liverpool Compares for Internet Speed in Liverpool

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.63—89.99 Mbps34.68 Mbps-

Liverpool Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Liverpool testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Liverpool ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Liverpool 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 Liverpool's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.96% were fast, 24.12% slow, and 34.92% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 23:29:17219 mins49.11 Mbps49.45 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 23:00:18310 mins8.72 Mbps4.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT24 Jan 2022 22:35:21223 mins56.32 Mbps40.56 MbpsNeeds help
BT24 Jan 2022 22:43:4934 mins39.21 Mbps42.31 Mbps
BT24 Jan 2022 21:57:52216 secs35.99 Mbps33.54 Mbps
BT24 Jan 2022 21:17:23330 mins60.79 Mbps9.83 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Hyperoptic24 Jan 2022 21:45:512107 secs550.12 Mbps536.19 Mbps
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 21:40:56263 secs38.5 Mbps36.76 Mbps
Internetty24 Jan 2022 21:35:5224 mins1.26 Mbps3.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 21:36:54249 secs0.83 Mbps2.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone24 Jan 2022 21:36:39258 secs58.03 Mbps61.76 Mbps
Internetty24 Jan 2022 21:35:29266 secs56.96 Mbps1.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk24 Jan 2022 21:31:46359 secs10.41 Mbps3.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 21:32:32213 secs30.72 Mbps31.15 Mbps
BT24 Jan 2022 21:24:25359 secs735.36 Mbps759.82 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 21:17:07257 secs106.24 Mbps108.09 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 21:00:50313 mins38.04 Mbps50.68 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 21:04:5126 mins23.81 Mbps17.35 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk24 Jan 2022 20:55:34334 secs1.95 Mbps1.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 20:53:3042 mins7.13 Mbps5.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Liverpool

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks522.62 Mbps269.14—394.68 Mbps
2Hyperoptic907.51 Mbps56.56—192.55 Mbps
3Virgin Media929.13 Mbps49.16—187.39 Mbps
4CIX833.05 Mbps26.96—176.18 Mbps
5Spitfire261.92 Mbps16.69—166.89 Mbps
6Glide723.37 Mbps36.46—98.73 Mbps
7Internetty901.56 Mbps24.76—93.14 Mbps
8BT1134.53 Mbps29.48—81.77 Mbps
9Trunk Networks89.11 Mbps32.14—67.33 Mbps
10telcom (Velocity Fibre)205.8 Mbps13.3—92.73 Mbps
11Andrews & Arnold72.93 Mbps23.99—72.71 Mbps
12Vodafone896.39 Mbps26.45—62.01 Mbps
13Gradwell65.63 Mbps14.7—62.9 Mbps
14Zen Internet433.75 Mbps14.17—64.29 Mbps
15KCOM65.01 Mbps17.36—37.4 Mbps
16TalkTalk518.49 Mbps21.89—51.79 Mbps
17Sky Broadband496.86 Mbps18.04—55.28 Mbps
18O2 Broadband784.98 Mbps6.62—68.32 Mbps
19EE581.66 Mbps18.42—47.92 Mbps
20Plusnet74.43 Mbps9.93—31.93 Mbps
21Shell Energy73.47 Mbps7.29—29.8 Mbps
22Origin Broadband19.86 Mbps2.43—3.18 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Liverpool

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Knotty Ash41.09.83%7.69%30.14%22.02%2.50%
Mossley Hill42.014.72%0.36%41.21%18.32%4.89%
Old Swan37.020.87%3.11%30.83%27.87%2.17%
West Derby43.010.86%1.96%40.88%19.09%2.42%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Liverpool

How many broadband providers in Liverpool are there?

Liverpool has 22 ISPs tested by its 494,814 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Liverpool?

Cerberus Networks is the fastest broadband provider in Liverpool with 522.62 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 269.14—394.68 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Liverpool?

The best internet provider in Liverpool is Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 269.14 to 394.68 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Liverpool?

Users in Liverpool see an average internet speed of 25.63 up to 679 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1134.53 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Liverpool?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Liverpool, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 496.86 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Liverpool?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Liverpool, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 929.13 Mbps.

Is BT available in Liverpool?

Broadband service from BT is available in Liverpool, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1134.53 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Liverpool?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 3702 of Liverpool's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Liverpool?

The broadband provider with the most users in Liverpool is Sky Broadband.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2022

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