Manchester ISPs

Manchester
Manchester residents have run speed tests on 23 providers. This number is 282.06% above the United Kingdom average of 6.02 providers. ISPs available in Manchester include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and Vodafone. The most common provider in Manchester is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 937.57 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 38.63—151.92 Mbps. Manchester's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 937.57 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Manchester is 27.08 Mbps, which is 9.07% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.78 Mbps, and 0.04% above the average of 27.07 Mbps in Manchester. Internet speeds in Manchester are typically faster than Ringway. Nearby cities include Ringway with speeds 5.15—14.88 Mbps.

Providers

  • Cerberus Networks in Manchester
    250.44—266.98
    297.14
    258.09
  • Glide in Manchester
    72.76—165.96
    736.74
    93.21
  • Hyperoptic in Manchester
    60.15—166.63
    922.06
    78.12
  • Virgin Media in Manchester
    38.63—151.92
    937.57
    59.9
  • FibreNest in Manchester
    38.62—109.06
    472.86
    51.42
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    23.95—96.21
    918.84
    31.09
  • Zen Internet in Manchester
    37.14—68.7
    799.56
    39.68
  • CIX in Manchester
    34.31—38.32
    74.43
    35.67
  • BT in Manchester
    17.53—61.67
    924.37
    30.25
  • Vodafone in Manchester
    21.09—47.01
    882.28
    26.52
  • EE in Manchester
    14.64—43.87
    625.69
    20.17
  • Andrews & Arnold in Manchester
    4.05—64.51
    66.66
    4.05
  • TalkTalk in Manchester
    14.76—36.7
    836.97
    20.45
  • Plusnet in Manchester
    11.36—35.33
    74.45
    16.25
  • Sky Broadband in Manchester
    8.62—34.41
    148.81
    11.99
  • Post Office Broadband in Manchester
    6.9—35.91
    74.46
    9.79
  • O2 Broadband
    0.23—35.41
    66.7
    0.23
  • Airband in Manchester
    5.6—18.31
    125.19
    7.53
  • KCOM in Manchester
    0.49—25.71
    70
    0.55
  • Wi-Manx
    7.67—8.94
    258.51
    8.2
  • Gradwell in Manchester
    5.41—5.97
    61.27
    5.59
  • Pure Broadband in Manchester
    1.09—10.64
    14.97
    4.13
  • Origin Broadband in Manchester
    0.17—10.8
    65.16
    0.66

Internet in Manchester

25th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Manchester

937.57 Mbps

Manchester's fastest speed

18.4—69.69 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Manchester residents

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Manchester Competitive Speed Map

How Manchester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.91—83.15 Mbps37.09 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.64 Mbps18.89—76.32 Mbps29.28 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.67—92.23 Mbps29.19 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.49—74.45 Mbps27.66 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.12—95.28 Mbps30.15 MbpsFaster
Manchester937.57 Mbps18.4—69.69 Mbps27.08 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.76—64.53 Mbps22.03 MbpsSlower
Nottingham908.33 Mbps16.39—65.59 Mbps24.69 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.56—53.45 Mbps22.07 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.63—49.08 Mbps13.94 MbpsSlower

Manchester Over Time



How Manchester Compares for Internet Speed in Manchester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Manchester937.57 Mbps18.4—69.69 Mbps27.08 Mbps-
2Ringway213.68 Mbps5.15—14.88 Mbps5.69 MbpsSlower

Manchester Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Manchester test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Manchester ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Manchester's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 45.61% were fast, 26.8% slow, and 27.6% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media22 Jan 2021 23:57:2022 mins52.02 Mbps44.93 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone22 Jan 2021 23:47:34243 secs1.8 Mbps0.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT22 Jan 2021 23:42:09293 secs5.7 Mbps7.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk22 Jan 2021 23:35:0423 mins68.9 Mbps65.88 Mbps
TalkTalk22 Jan 2021 23:37:18224 secs4.4 Mbps14.35 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Jan 2021 23:16:2925 mins0.67 Mbps1.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk22 Jan 2021 22:54:431224 mins3.59 Mbps25.39 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk22 Jan 2021 23:14:00258 secs54.88 Mbps29.46 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media22 Jan 2021 23:06:17234 secs111.09 Mbps110.94 Mbps
Vodafone22 Jan 2021 22:59:36239 secs54.39 Mbps53.95 Mbps
BT22 Jan 2021 22:53:53292 secs16.35 Mbps35.2 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband22 Jan 2021 22:41:58247 secs1.76 Mbps0.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk22 Jan 2021 22:19:43238 secs2.18 Mbps3.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband22 Jan 2021 22:18:03256 secs9.45 Mbps58.75 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Jan 2021 20:49:08989 mins265.15 Mbps309.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Jan 2021 21:55:22321 mins27.19 Mbps22.01 MbpsNeeds help
BT22 Jan 2021 22:02:1464 mins19.69 Mbps41.1 MbpsImproved
FibreNest22 Jan 2021 22:00:0626 mins46.33 Mbps472.86 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband22 Jan 2021 21:57:4432 mins14.95 Mbps16.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Jan 2021 21:43:05229 secs5.72 Mbps6.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Manchester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks297.14 Mbps250.44—266.98 Mbps
2Hyperoptic922.06 Mbps60.15—166.63 Mbps
3Glide736.74 Mbps72.76—165.96 Mbps
4Virgin Media937.57 Mbps38.63—151.92 Mbps
5FibreNest472.86 Mbps38.62—109.06 Mbps
6telcom (Velocity Fibre)918.84 Mbps23.95—96.21 Mbps
7Zen Internet799.56 Mbps37.14—68.7 Mbps
8BT924.37 Mbps17.53—61.67 Mbps
9Vodafone882.28 Mbps21.09—47.01 Mbps
10O2 Broadband66.7 Mbps0.23—35.41 Mbps
11CIX74.43 Mbps34.31—38.32 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold66.66 Mbps4.05—64.51 Mbps
13EE625.69 Mbps14.64—43.87 Mbps
14TalkTalk836.97 Mbps14.76—36.7 Mbps
15Plusnet74.45 Mbps11.36—35.33 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband74.46 Mbps6.9—35.91 Mbps
17Sky Broadband148.81 Mbps8.62—34.41 Mbps
18KCOM70 Mbps0.49—25.71 Mbps
19Gradwell61.27 Mbps5.41—5.97 Mbps
20Airband125.19 Mbps5.6—18.31 Mbps
21Wi-Manx258.51 Mbps7.67—8.94 Mbps
22Origin Broadband65.16 Mbps0.17—10.8 Mbps
23Pure Broadband14.97 Mbps1.09—10.64 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Manchester

Manchester has 23 ISPs tested by its 547,627 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Manchester with 937.57 Mbps, and an average speed range of 38.63—151.92 Mbps.
The best provider in Manchester in Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 250.44 to 266.98 Mbps.
Users in Manchester see an average internet speed of 18.4 up to 643 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 937.57 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.57 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 148.81 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 882.28 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Manchester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 22 Jan 2021