Broadband Statistics for Manchester, Manchester
Broadband Providers23
Fastest Speed938.81 Mbps
Average Speed30.38 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Manchester ISPs

Manchester residents have run speed tests on 23 broadband providers. This number is 286.55% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 internet service providers. ISPs available in Manchester include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Manchester is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 938.81 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 36.04—159.54 Mbps. Manchester's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 938.81 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Manchester is 30.38 Mbps, which is 7.63% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.89 Mbps, and 0.03% above the average of 30.37 Mbps in Manchester. Internet speeds in Manchester are typically faster than Ringway. Nearby cities include Ringway with speeds 5.25—32.38 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Cerberus Networks in Manchester
    250.77 — 265.83 Mbps
    297.14 Mbps
    258.1 Mbps
  • Internetty
    58.21 — 399.63 Mbps
    469.47 Mbps
    102.09 Mbps
  • Glide in Manchester
    75.6 — 167.14 Mbps
    736.74 Mbps
    96.23 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Manchester
    62.03 — 167.03 Mbps
    922.28 Mbps
    84.33 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Manchester
    36.04 — 159.54 Mbps
    938.81 Mbps
    55.34 Mbps
  • FibreNest in Manchester
    46.21 — 105.12 Mbps
    472.86 Mbps
    61.51 Mbps
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    46.59 — 93.85 Mbps
    925.87 Mbps
    79.55 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Manchester
    36.15 — 69.42 Mbps
    799.56 Mbps
    39.25 Mbps
  • BT in Manchester
    21.83 — 67.21 Mbps
    921.08 Mbps
    35.22 Mbps
  • CIX in Manchester
    34.88 — 37.82 Mbps
    62.89 Mbps
    35.62 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Manchester
    24.36 — 53.83 Mbps
    929.59 Mbps
    29.27 Mbps
  • EE in Manchester
    15.15 — 46.93 Mbps
    898.46 Mbps
    22.22 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Manchester
    18.08 — 39.23 Mbps
    836.97 Mbps
    24.47 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Manchester
    4.05 — 64.51 Mbps
    66.66 Mbps
    4.13 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Manchester
    12.65 — 37.16 Mbps
    74.61 Mbps
    18.08 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Manchester
    7.46 — 43.46 Mbps
    74.46 Mbps
    10.38 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Manchester
    9.96 — 38.2 Mbps
    151.05 Mbps
    13.64 Mbps
  • KCOM in Manchester
    11.85 — 26.43 Mbps
    59.96 Mbps
    13.7 Mbps
  • Airband in Manchester
    5.9 — 20.62 Mbps
    96.86 Mbps
    7.83 Mbps
  • Wi-Manx
    7.39 — 8.76 Mbps
    258.51 Mbps
    7.8 Mbps
  • Gradwell in Manchester
    5.41 — 5.97 Mbps
    61.27 Mbps
    5.59 Mbps
  • Pure Broadband in Manchester
    1.43 — 10.64 Mbps
    14.17 Mbps
    1.43 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Manchester
    0.15 — 2.97 Mbps
    24.77 Mbps
    0.17 Mbps

Broadband in Manchester


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Manchester

938.81 Mbps

Manchester's fastest speed

21.48—73.2 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Manchester residents

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Manchester Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Manchester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.57—92.42 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps21.9—89.89 Mbps32.7 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.69—99.66 Mbps33.66 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.62—84.06 Mbps30.74 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps20.97—102.77 Mbps33.33 MbpsFaster
Manchester938.81 Mbps21.48—73.2 Mbps30.38 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.91—71.3 Mbps25.11 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.85—70.04 Mbps27.82 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.99—57.74 Mbps25.23 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12—59.52 Mbps17.97 MbpsSlower

Manchester Broadband Over Time

How Manchester Compares for Internet Speed in Manchester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Manchester938.81 Mbps21.48—73.2 Mbps30.38 Mbps-
2Ringway213.68 Mbps5.25—32.38 Mbps5.85 MbpsSlower

Manchester Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Manchester testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Manchester ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Manchester 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 Manchester's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.67% were fast, 27.25% slow, and 31.08% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 23:31:50340 secs29.34 Mbps17.15 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 23:16:40235 secs34.68 Mbps37.15 Mbps
Zen Internet19 Apr 2021 23:02:4269 mins11.17 Mbps5.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 22:49:04216 mins218.75 Mbps218.86 Mbps
Hyperoptic19 Apr 2021 22:51:5824 mins127.25 Mbps1.14 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone19 Apr 2021 22:53:50283 secs92.58 Mbps91.89 Mbps
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 22:37:05246 secs6.19 Mbps6.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 22:08:40331 secs12.24 Mbps16.63 MbpsImproved
BT19 Apr 2021 22:08:05239 secs35.7 Mbps36.05 Mbps
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 22:04:30231 secs14.29 Mbps14.96 Mbps
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 22:00:43389 secs138.76 Mbps70.35 MbpsNeeds help
Hyperoptic19 Apr 2021 21:31:10229 mins193.83 Mbps211.75 Mbps
Hyperoptic19 Apr 2021 21:37:01227 secs71.03 Mbps158.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:33:07222 secs94.36 Mbps35.46 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone19 Apr 2021 21:19:0137 mins19.12 Mbps18.55 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:24:29230 secs71.37 Mbps103.71 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:20:4023 mins30.44 Mbps38.39 MbpsImproved
Vodafone19 Apr 2021 21:19:14234 secs21.83 Mbps22.32 Mbps
Vodafone19 Apr 2021 21:02:2522 mins51.63 Mbps0.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Apr 2021 21:02:32230 secs26 Mbps31.93 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Manchester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks297.14 Mbps250.77—265.83 Mbps
2Internetty469.47 Mbps58.21—399.63 Mbps
3Hyperoptic922.28 Mbps62.03—167.03 Mbps
4Glide736.74 Mbps75.6—167.14 Mbps
5Virgin Media938.81 Mbps36.04—159.54 Mbps
6telcom (Velocity Fibre)925.87 Mbps46.59—93.85 Mbps
7FibreNest472.86 Mbps46.21—105.12 Mbps
8Zen Internet799.56 Mbps36.15—69.42 Mbps
9BT921.08 Mbps21.83—67.21 Mbps
10Vodafone929.59 Mbps24.36—53.83 Mbps
11CIX62.89 Mbps34.88—37.82 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold66.66 Mbps4.05—64.51 Mbps
13EE898.46 Mbps15.15—46.93 Mbps
14TalkTalk836.97 Mbps18.08—39.23 Mbps
15KCOM59.96 Mbps11.85—26.43 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband74.46 Mbps7.46—43.46 Mbps
17Plusnet74.61 Mbps12.65—37.16 Mbps
18Sky Broadband151.05 Mbps9.96—38.2 Mbps
19Airband96.86 Mbps5.9—20.62 Mbps
20Gradwell61.27 Mbps5.41—5.97 Mbps
21Wi-Manx258.51 Mbps7.39—8.76 Mbps
22Pure Broadband14.17 Mbps1.43—10.64 Mbps
23Origin Broadband24.77 Mbps0.15—2.97 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Manchester

How many broadband providers in Manchester are there?
Manchester has 23 ISPs tested by its 547,627 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Manchester?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Manchester with 938.81 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 36.04—159.54 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Manchester?
The best internet provider in Manchester in Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 250.77 to 265.83 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Manchester?
Users in Manchester see an average internet speed of 21.48 up to 587 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 938.81 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Manchester?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 938.81 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Manchester?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 151.05 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Manchester?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 929.59 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Manchester?
The broadband provider with the most users in Manchester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Apr 2021