Manchester ISPs

Manchester
Manchester residents have run speed tests on 23 providers. This number is 299.31% above the United Kingdom average of 5.76 providers. ISPs available in Manchester include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and Vodafone. The most common provider in Manchester is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded speed of 137.33 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 7.96—29.44 Mbps. Manchester's fastest provider is 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 21.19 Mbps, which is 8.35% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.12 Mbps, and 0.28% above the average of 21.13 Mbps in Manchester. Internet speeds in Manchester are typically faster than Ringway. Nearby cities include Ringway with speeds 2.71—6.08 Mbps.

Providers

  • Cerberus Networks in Manchester
    242.54—281.31
    299.8
    253.48
  • Glide in Manchester
    50.1—157.51
    308.65
    73.83
  • Hyperoptic in Manchester
    43.37—162.08
    922.06
    61.19
  • Virgin Media in Manchester
    35.88—110.83
    932.48
    52.73
  • FibreNest in Manchester
    26.89—109.06
    272.44
    48.39
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    21.61—85.85
    828.31
    28.86
  • CIX in Manchester
    34.41—39.24
    74.43
    37.05
  • Zen Internet in Manchester
    20.98—53.9
    267.48
    30.94
  • Andrews & Arnold in Manchester
    4.05—64.51
    66.66
    4.05
  • BT in Manchester
    9.07—53.56
    924.37
    17.61
  • EE in Manchester
    13.73—41.9
    284.08
    19.02
  • Vodafone in Manchester
    15.13—36.12
    620.55
    20.12
  • TalkTalk in Manchester
    13.73—35.48
    516.96
    18.42
  • Plusnet in Manchester
    10.11—32.46
    75.1
    14.68
  • Sky Broadband in Manchester
    7.96—29.44
    137.33
    10.99
  • Gradwell in Manchester
    5.59—31.32
    61.27
    5.71
  • Post Office Broadband in Manchester
    6.04—29.57
    74.46
    8.43
  • O2 Broadband
    0.23—35.41
    66.7
    0.23
  • Airband in Manchester
    4.67—17.53
    125.19
    6.99
  • KCOM in Manchester
    0.49—25.71
    70
    0.55
  • Wi-Manx
    7.81—9.11
    258.51
    8.3
  • Origin Broadband in Manchester
    0.17—10.91
    70.08
    1.57
  • Pure Broadband in Manchester
    1.95—6.35
    14.97
    2.22

Internet in Manchester

26th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Manchester

932.48 Mbps

Manchester's fastest speed

14.33—57.29 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Manchester residents

Manchester Competitive Speed Map

How Manchester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.11—72.16 Mbps30.28 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.34—67.39 Mbps23.88 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.47 Mbps21.25 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.96—67.75 Mbps22.48 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.04—63.76 Mbps21.91 MbpsFaster
Manchester932.48 Mbps14.33—57.29 Mbps21.19 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.85—49.86 Mbps17.11 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.53—44.56 Mbps18.29 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.63—36.05 Mbps10.83 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.41—71.94 Mbps21.13 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Manchester

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Manchester932.48 Mbps14.33—57.29 Mbps21.19 Mbps23
2Ringway271.5 Mbps2.71—6.08 Mbps3.56 Mbps6

Manchester Over Time



How Manchester Compares for Internet Speed in Manchester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Manchester932.48 Mbps14.33—57.29 Mbps21.19 Mbps-
2Ringway271.5 Mbps2.71—6.08 Mbps3.56 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, 45.06% were fast, 27.97% slow, and 26.97% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone06 Jul 2020 01:11:51252 secs0.05 Mbps0.07 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk06 Jul 2020 01:04:45488 secs0.52 Mbps7.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk06 Jul 2020 00:07:05538 mins35.18 Mbps51.51 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk06 Jul 2020 00:32:36233 secs15.96 Mbps31.72 MbpsImproved
BT05 Jul 2020 02:57:11247 secs6.21 Mbps5.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk05 Jul 2020 02:51:31379 secs1.12 Mbps0.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone05 Jul 2020 01:18:06226 secs32.55 Mbps32.65 Mbps
TalkTalk05 Jul 2020 01:14:1522 mins8.67 Mbps16.72 MbpsImproved
Vodafone04 Jul 2020 02:43:43225 secs37.45 Mbps37.1 Mbps
Vodafone04 Jul 2020 02:15:0627 mins29.92 Mbps27.6 Mbps
Vodafone04 Jul 2020 01:09:25613 mins3.51 Mbps37.07 MbpsImproved
Vodafone04 Jul 2020 00:39:4623 mins50.96 Mbps42.65 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media04 Jul 2020 00:05:42212 mins31.88 Mbps28.23 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk04 Jul 2020 00:02:47211 mins14.36 Mbps14.38 Mbps
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 23:30:46319 mins0.34 Mbps8.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 23:40:00228 secs37.42 Mbps38.42 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 22:14:08870 mins41.54 Mbps47.8 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 23:11:3639 mins221.45 Mbps55.59 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 22:56:5836 mins7.33 Mbps9.14 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 22:37:23214 mins110.73 Mbps95.1 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Manchester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks299.8 Mbps242.54—281.31 Mbps
2Hyperoptic922.06 Mbps43.37—162.08 Mbps
3Glide308.65 Mbps50.1—157.51 Mbps
4Virgin Media932.48 Mbps35.88—110.83 Mbps
5FibreNest272.44 Mbps26.89—109.06 Mbps
6telcom (Velocity Fibre)828.31 Mbps21.61—85.85 Mbps
7O2 Broadband66.7 Mbps0.23—35.41 Mbps
8Zen Internet267.48 Mbps20.98—53.9 Mbps
9BT924.37 Mbps9.07—53.56 Mbps
10CIX74.43 Mbps34.41—39.24 Mbps
11Andrews & Arnold66.66 Mbps4.05—64.51 Mbps
12Vodafone620.55 Mbps15.13—36.12 Mbps
13EE284.08 Mbps13.73—41.9 Mbps
14TalkTalk516.96 Mbps13.73—35.48 Mbps
15Plusnet75.1 Mbps10.11—32.46 Mbps
16Gradwell61.27 Mbps5.59—31.32 Mbps
17Sky Broadband137.33 Mbps7.96—29.44 Mbps
18Post Office Broadband74.46 Mbps6.04—29.57 Mbps
19Origin Broadband70.08 Mbps0.17—10.91 Mbps
20KCOM70 Mbps0.49—25.71 Mbps
21Wi-Manx258.51 Mbps7.81—9.11 Mbps
22Airband125.19 Mbps4.67—17.53 Mbps
23Pure Broadband14.97 Mbps1.95—6.35 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 35.88—110.83 Mbps.
The best provider in Manchester in Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 242.54 to 281.31 Mbps.
Users in Manchester see an average internet speed of 14.33 up to 708 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 932.48 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 137.33 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 932.48 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 620.55 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Manchester is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 06 Jul 2020