Manchester ISPs

Manchester
Manchester residents have run speed tests on 23 providers. This number is 287.86% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 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 932.48 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 36.02—113.18 Mbps. Manchester's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 932.48 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Manchester is 23.75 Mbps, which is 7.84% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.77 Mbps, and 0.17% above the average of 23.71 Mbps in Manchester. Internet speeds in Manchester are typically faster than Ringway. Nearby cities include Ringway with speeds 3.3—6.16 Mbps.

Providers

  • Cerberus Networks in Manchester
    247.06—269.64
    299.8
    255.45
  • Glide in Manchester
    62.92—165.6
    736.74
    86.53
  • Hyperoptic in Manchester
    48.64—164.03
    922.06
    63.03
  • Virgin Media in Manchester
    36.02—113.18
    932.48
    54.02
  • FibreNest in Manchester
    28.98—109.06
    272.44
    47.87
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    24.42—93.02
    828.31
    31.07
  • Zen Internet in Manchester
    30.78—64.28
    267.48
    37.27
  • CIX in Manchester
    34.4—39.18
    74.43
    36.96
  • BT in Manchester
    12.01—56.99
    924.37
    22.6
  • Vodafone in Manchester
    18.28—41.1
    706.01
    23.75
  • Andrews & Arnold in Manchester
    4.05—64.51
    66.66
    4.05
  • EE in Manchester
    13.85—41.73
    284.08
    19.14
  • TalkTalk in Manchester
    14.41—36.24
    836.97
    19.57
  • Plusnet in Manchester
    10.24—33.5
    75.1
    15.03
  • Sky Broadband in Manchester
    8.19—31.53
    147.96
    11.38
  • Post Office Broadband in Manchester
    6.19—31.14
    74.46
    8.6
  • O2 Broadband
    0.23—35.41
    66.7
    0.23
  • Airband in Manchester
    4.92—17.87
    125.19
    7.54
  • KCOM in Manchester
    0.49—25.71
    70
    0.55
  • Wi-Manx
    8.19—9.07
    258.51
    8.47
  • Gradwell in Manchester
    5.29—5.97
    61.27
    5.59
  • Pure Broadband in Manchester
    2.09—9.23
    14.97
    3.64
  • Origin Broadband in Manchester
    0.24—11.25
    70.08
    1.57

Internet in Manchester

29th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Manchester

932.48 Mbps

Manchester's fastest speed

15.93—62.09 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Manchester residents

Manchester Competitive Speed Map

How Manchester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.16—73.64 Mbps33.26 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.58—70.45 Mbps25.9 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.61—73.5 Mbps25.08 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.52—70.31 Mbps24.58 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.41—87.34 Mbps25.28 MbpsFaster
Manchester932.48 Mbps15.93—62.09 Mbps23.75 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.06—55.24 Mbps19.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.1—62.52 Mbps22.7 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.68—47.47 Mbps19.53 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.31—40.95 Mbps11.88 MbpsSlower

Manchester Over Time



How Manchester Compares for Internet Speed in Manchester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Manchester932.48 Mbps15.93—62.09 Mbps23.75 Mbps-
2Ringway271.5 Mbps3.3—6.16 Mbps3.95 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, 44.72% were fast, 28.22% slow, and 27.06% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk26 Sep 2020 22:53:252117 secs18.98 Mbps12.08 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 22:22:0587 mins51.13 Mbps73.78 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Sep 2020 21:04:3225 mins67.48 Mbps59.21 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 20:54:33239 secs0.52 Mbps0.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 20:43:17369 secs49.74 Mbps96.39 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Sep 2020 19:41:00359 secs16.03 Mbps15.31 Mbps
EE26 Sep 2020 19:02:12259 secs31.71 Mbps26.71 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Sep 2020 18:42:4133 mins54.38 Mbps54.3 Mbps
Vodafone26 Sep 2020 18:18:20245 secs43.83 Mbps39.86 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Sep 2020 16:13:26748 mins0.19 Mbps0.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk26 Sep 2020 16:37:5636 mins35.96 Mbps19.95 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 16:09:2232 mins159.99 Mbps197.44 MbpsImproved
Vodafone26 Sep 2020 15:22:032110 secs49.8 Mbps49.83 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Sep 2020 14:55:24125 mins7.81 Mbps2.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 14:20:54723 mins213.5 Mbps125.64 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 13:24:12919 mins140.73 Mbps22.4 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone26 Sep 2020 13:31:04234 secs1.04 Mbps0.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Sep 2020 12:21:22410 mins35.47 Mbps61.52 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Sep 2020 12:24:2196 mins0.42 Mbps15.3 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 12:22:3522 mins11.52 Mbps54.01 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Manchester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks299.8 Mbps247.06—269.64 Mbps
2Hyperoptic922.06 Mbps48.64—164.03 Mbps
3Glide736.74 Mbps62.92—165.6 Mbps
4Virgin Media932.48 Mbps36.02—113.18 Mbps
5FibreNest272.44 Mbps28.98—109.06 Mbps
6telcom (Velocity Fibre)828.31 Mbps24.42—93.02 Mbps
7Zen Internet267.48 Mbps30.78—64.28 Mbps
8BT924.37 Mbps12.01—56.99 Mbps
9O2 Broadband66.7 Mbps0.23—35.41 Mbps
10Vodafone706.01 Mbps18.28—41.1 Mbps
11CIX74.43 Mbps34.4—39.18 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold66.66 Mbps4.05—64.51 Mbps
13EE284.08 Mbps13.85—41.73 Mbps
14TalkTalk836.97 Mbps14.41—36.24 Mbps
15Plusnet75.1 Mbps10.24—33.5 Mbps
16Sky Broadband147.96 Mbps8.19—31.53 Mbps
17Post Office Broadband74.46 Mbps6.19—31.14 Mbps
18Gradwell61.27 Mbps5.29—5.97 Mbps
19Origin Broadband70.08 Mbps0.24—11.25 Mbps
20KCOM70 Mbps0.49—25.71 Mbps
21Wi-Manx258.51 Mbps8.19—9.07 Mbps
22Airband125.19 Mbps4.92—17.87 Mbps
23Pure Broadband14.97 Mbps2.09—9.23 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 932.48 Mbps, and an average speed range of 36.02—113.18 Mbps.
The best provider in Manchester in Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 247.06 to 269.64 Mbps.
Users in Manchester see an average internet speed of 15.93 up to 695 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 932.48 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 932.48 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 147.96 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 706.01 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Manchester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2020