Broadband Statistics for Manchester, Manchester
Broadband Providers24
Fastest Speed938.81 Mbps
Average Speed32.73 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Manchester ISPs

Manchester residents have run speed tests on 24 broadband providers. This number is 299.33% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 internet service providers. ISPs available in Manchester include Virgin Media, BT, 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 35.32—187.38 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 32.73 Mbps, which is 10.70% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 32.73 Mbps in Manchester. Internet speeds in Manchester are typically faster than Ringway. Nearby cities include Ringway with speeds 5.1—65.96 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Cerberus Networks in Manchester
    253.65 — 267.42 Mbps
    484.68 Mbps
    260.61 Mbps
  • Internetty
    57.19 — 296.25 Mbps
    613.13 Mbps
    64.27 Mbps
  • Glide in Manchester
    82.7 — 171.32 Mbps
    834.65 Mbps
    104.85 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Manchester
    63.41 — 170.17 Mbps
    929.34 Mbps
    90.58 Mbps
  • FibreNest in Manchester
    70.54 — 124.62 Mbps
    472.86 Mbps
    80.09 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Manchester
    35.32 — 187.38 Mbps
    938.81 Mbps
    54.1 Mbps
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    64.9 — 99.16 Mbps
    925.87 Mbps
    88.64 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Manchester
    33.63 — 69.83 Mbps
    919.1 Mbps
    38.4 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Manchester
    27.93 — 61.4 Mbps
    935.61 Mbps
    33.41 Mbps
  • BT in Manchester
    23.9 — 50.2 Mbps
    934.64 Mbps
    28.01 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Manchester
    22.47 — 49.48 Mbps
    836.97 Mbps
    28.71 Mbps
  • CIX in Manchester
    11.64 — 67.68 Mbps
    892.41 Mbps
    24.32 Mbps
  • EE in Manchester
    18.42 — 53.86 Mbps
    898.46 Mbps
    26.71 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Manchester
    11.71 — 65.33 Mbps
    74.62 Mbps
    18.83 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Manchester
    13.72 — 51.89 Mbps
    151.1 Mbps
    19.85 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Manchester
    13.17 — 40.57 Mbps
    74.67 Mbps
    19.26 Mbps
  • Airband in Manchester
    8.7 — 35.53 Mbps
    97.96 Mbps
    13.3 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Manchester
    13.02 — 24.77 Mbps
    36.52 Mbps
    17.33 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Manchester
    12.04 — 24.95 Mbps
    66.52 Mbps
    12.04 Mbps
  • Country Connect in Manchester
    6.33 — 19.22 Mbps
    74.54 Mbps
    7.84 Mbps
  • Wi-Manx
    7.09 — 8.4 Mbps
    166.57 Mbps
    7.57 Mbps
  • Pure Broadband in Manchester
    2.98 — 16.56 Mbps
    17.84 Mbps
    6.34 Mbps
  • Gradwell in Manchester
    4.71 — 5.47 Mbps
    7.57 Mbps
    5.2 Mbps
  • Internet Central
    0 — 8.6 Mbps
    9.77 Mbps
    8.6 Mbps

Broadband in Manchester


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Manchester

938.81 Mbps

Manchester's fastest speed

25.27—73.56 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Manchester residents

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Manchester Broadband Speed Map

Manchester Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeManchesterUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps33.33%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.87%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.79%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.09%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.73%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.20%2.33%

How Manchester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Manchester938.81 Mbps25.27—73.56 Mbps32.73 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower

Manchester 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 Manchester Compares for Internet Speed in Manchester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Manchester938.81 Mbps25.27—73.56 Mbps32.73 Mbps-
2Ringway371.75 Mbps5.1—65.96 Mbps6.1 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, 43.2% were fast, 27.85% slow, and 28.95% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 23:51:3936 mins33.38 Mbps35.37 Mbps
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 23:28:3145 mins1.68 Mbps11.85 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 23:30:39261 secs0 Mbps63.53 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 23:20:25312 secs1.23 Mbps4.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 23:15:39474 secs94.66 Mbps20.52 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 23:13:4932 mins24.09 Mbps14.25 MbpsNeeds help
Zen Internet26 Jul 2021 23:02:06188 mins15.38 Mbps32.47 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 23:05:3324 mins0.27 Mbps34.8 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband26 Jul 2021 23:06:4628 secs1.77 Mbps1.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 22:50:291511 mins2.35 Mbps3.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 22:57:42254 secs53.02 Mbps55.87 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 22:35:23216 mins63.78 Mbps48.37 MbpsNeeds help
BT26 Jul 2021 22:41:3227 mins63.61 Mbps68.17 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:35:5044 mins35.4 Mbps160.11 MbpsImproved
EE26 Jul 2021 22:18:46813 mins6.99 Mbps8.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:31:27232 secs19.4 Mbps23.41 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 22:22:13297 secs18.63 Mbps10.25 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 22:21:40227 secs6.29 Mbps7.14 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 22:18:17365 secs12.83 Mbps15.43 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:18:27242 secs60.98 Mbps206.39 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Manchester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks484.68 Mbps253.65—267.42 Mbps
2Internetty613.13 Mbps57.19—296.25 Mbps
3Hyperoptic929.34 Mbps63.41—170.17 Mbps
4Glide834.65 Mbps82.7—171.32 Mbps
5Virgin Media938.81 Mbps35.32—187.38 Mbps
6FibreNest472.86 Mbps70.54—124.62 Mbps
7telcom (Velocity Fibre)925.87 Mbps64.9—99.16 Mbps
8CIX892.41 Mbps11.64—67.68 Mbps
9Zen Internet919.1 Mbps33.63—69.83 Mbps
10Vodafone935.61 Mbps27.93—61.4 Mbps
11BT934.64 Mbps23.9—50.2 Mbps
12TalkTalk836.97 Mbps22.47—49.48 Mbps
13EE898.46 Mbps18.42—53.86 Mbps
14Post Office Broadband74.62 Mbps11.71—65.33 Mbps
15Sky Broadband151.1 Mbps13.72—51.89 Mbps
16Country Connect74.54 Mbps6.33—19.22 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold66.52 Mbps12.04—24.95 Mbps
18Plusnet74.67 Mbps13.17—40.57 Mbps
19Airband97.96 Mbps8.7—35.53 Mbps
20Origin Broadband36.52 Mbps13.02—24.77 Mbps
21Internet Central9.77 Mbps0—8.6 Mbps
22Pure Broadband17.84 Mbps2.98—16.56 Mbps
23Wi-Manx166.57 Mbps7.09—8.4 Mbps
24Gradwell7.57 Mbps4.71—5.47 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Manchester

How many broadband providers in Manchester are there?
Manchester has 24 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 35.32—187.38 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Manchester?
The best internet provider in Manchester is Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 253.65 to 267.42 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Manchester?
Users in Manchester see an average internet speed of 25.27 up to 713 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 BT available in Manchester?
Broadband service from BT is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.64 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Manchester?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 935.61 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: 26 Jul 2021