Broadband Statistics for Manchester, Manchester
Broadband Providers24
Fastest Speed1340.76 Mbps
Median Speed34.22 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Manchester

Manchester is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 61.44 Mbps in 2021. This is 6.98% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Manchester have run speed tests on 24 broadband providers. This number is 290.88% above the United Kingdom average of 6.14 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 1340.76 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 35.59—195.21 Mbps.

Manchester's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1340.76 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Manchester is 34.22 Mbps, which is 7.51% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.03% above the average of 34.21 Mbps in Manchester.

Internet speeds in Manchester are typically faster than Ringway. Nearby locations include Ringway with speeds 3.02—156.14 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Manchester includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in M40, M22, M20, M9, and M14.

Broadband Providers

  • Cerberus Networks in Manchester
    Not enough reviews
    264.3 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 260.62 to 472.62 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 527.03 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 1,454 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • Glide in Manchester
    6 Reviews
    101.71 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 77.57 to 167.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 834.65 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 2,076 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Manchester
    31 Reviews
    92.04 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 63.18 to 197.34 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934.67 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 24,566 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    Not enough reviews
    89.78 Mbps

    telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s typical internet speed range in Manchester is 69.7 to 95.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 933.77 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 4,369 speed tests on telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband.

  • FibreNest in Manchester
    Not enough reviews
    82.67 Mbps

    FibreNest's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 74.17 to 137.91 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 472.86 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 155 speed tests on FibreNest Broadband.

  • Internetty
    Not enough reviews
    57.25 Mbps

    Internetty's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 48.68 to 96.79 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 613.13 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 145 speed tests on Internetty Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Manchester
    819 Reviews
    54.49 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 35.59 to 195.21 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,340.76 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 118,417 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Manchester
    39 Reviews
    37.22 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 30.9 to 68.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 921.91 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 8,028 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Manchester
    135 Reviews
    34.86 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 28.71 to 62.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 935.61 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 59,226 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Manchester
    222 Reviews
    30.97 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 25.06 to 54.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 739.34 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 53,786 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • BT in Manchester
    409 Reviews
    28.44 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 23.98 to 53.06 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 940.2 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 86,198 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • EE in Manchester
    218 Reviews
    28.15 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 19.62 to 56.1 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 898.46 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 7,191 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • CIX in Manchester
    1 Review
    25.54 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 17.57 to 69.66 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 892.41 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 109 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Manchester
    493 Reviews
    22.99 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 15.91 to 54.3 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 487.2 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 57,290 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Manchester
    32 Reviews
    22.32 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 13.11 to 71.4 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.62 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 3,952 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Manchester
    265 Reviews
    19.73 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 13.55 to 45.08 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.67 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 13,225 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Manchester
    19 Reviews
    17.33 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 13.02 to 29.87 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 44.32 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 25 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Airband in Manchester
    Not enough reviews
    14.29 Mbps

    Airband's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 9.17 to 36.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 98.91 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 871 speed tests on Airband Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Manchester
    7 Reviews
    12.04 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 12.04 to 24.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 66.52 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 5 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Internet Central
    Not enough reviews
    8.6 Mbps

    Internet Central's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 0 to 8.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 9.77 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 2 speed tests on Internet Central Broadband.

  • Country Connect in Manchester
    Not enough reviews
    7.84 Mbps

    Country Connect's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 7.84 to 74.54 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 92.5 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 5 speed tests on Country Connect Broadband.

  • Wi-Manx
    Not enough reviews
    7.27 Mbps

    Wi-Manx's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 6.72 to 8.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 166.57 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 1,240 speed tests on Wi-Manx Broadband.

  • Pure Broadband in Manchester
    3 Reviews
    6.51 Mbps

    Pure Broadband's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 3.81 to 15.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 17.84 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 18 speed tests on Pure Broadband.

  • Gradwell in Manchester
    Not enough reviews
    5.02 Mbps

    Gradwell's typical internet speed range in Manchester is 3.85 to 5.89 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 7.57 Mbps. Manchester residents have performed 6 speed tests on Gradwell Broadband.

Broadband in Manchester

1st

Best speed range city in Manchester

1340.76 Mbps

Manchester's fastest speed

26.23—77.13 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Manchester residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Manchester

YearManchester AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201834.01 Mbps26.27 Mbps29.46% Faster
201937.28 Mbps30.63 Mbps21.71% Faster
202075.54 Mbps80.31 Mbps5.94% Slower
202161.44 Mbps66.05 Mbps6.98% Slower

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.19—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.1 Mbps37.53 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.91—94.15 Mbps36.56 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.74—108.42 Mbps39.98 MbpsFaster
Manchester1340.76 Mbps26.23—77.13 Mbps34.22 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.41—88.78 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.66—51.02 Mbps25.97 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.71 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.88 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 
1Manchester1340.76 Mbps26.23—77.13 Mbps34.22 Mbps-
2Ringway371.75 Mbps3.02—156.14 Mbps4.59 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, 42.73% were fast, 28.18% slow, and 29.09% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone18 Oct 2021 23:40:5128 mins35.97 Mbps35.29 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 23:20:17222 mins46.85 Mbps9.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 23:37:07226 secs29.51 Mbps30.17 Mbps
Vodafone18 Oct 2021 23:11:11232 secs18.07 Mbps4.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Zen Internet18 Oct 2021 23:04:3823 mins13.77 Mbps37.9 MbpsImproved
BT18 Oct 2021 22:37:07428 mins0.96 Mbps2.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT18 Oct 2021 22:53:03311 mins44.77 Mbps39.91 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 22:14:16248 secs0.51 Mbps44.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 21:34:261234 mins2.75 Mbps7.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 21:42:03220 mins710.23 Mbps833.12 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 21:38:45320 mins75.64 Mbps83.94 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 21:31:15526 mins69.25 Mbps216.12 MbpsImproved
Vodafone18 Oct 2021 21:24:25831 mins0.37 Mbps28.71 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic18 Oct 2021 20:58:47452 mins161.79 Mbps395.48 MbpsImproved
Plusnet18 Oct 2021 21:47:49296 secs6 Mbps1.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 21:47:26233 secs41.4 Mbps50.07 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 21:13:3422 mins55.28 Mbps54.3 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 21:06:2338 mins37.25 Mbps37.18 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 20:57:59310 mins83.03 Mbps82.34 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 21:00:20147 mins10.55 Mbps8.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Manchester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks527.03 Mbps260.62—472.62 Mbps
2Hyperoptic934.67 Mbps63.18—197.34 Mbps
3Glide834.65 Mbps77.57—167.25 Mbps
4Virgin Media1340.76 Mbps35.59—195.21 Mbps
5FibreNest472.86 Mbps74.17—137.91 Mbps
6Internetty613.13 Mbps48.68—96.79 Mbps
7telcom (Velocity Fibre)933.77 Mbps69.7—95.28 Mbps
8CIX892.41 Mbps17.57—69.66 Mbps
9Zen Internet921.91 Mbps30.9—68.43 Mbps
10Vodafone935.61 Mbps28.71—62.83 Mbps
11BT940.2 Mbps23.98—53.06 Mbps
12Country Connect92.5 Mbps7.84—74.54 Mbps
13TalkTalk739.34 Mbps25.06—54.39 Mbps
14EE898.46 Mbps19.62—56.1 Mbps
15Shell Energy74.62 Mbps13.11—71.4 Mbps
16Sky Broadband487.2 Mbps15.91—54.3 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold66.52 Mbps12.04—24.95 Mbps
18Plusnet74.67 Mbps13.55—45.08 Mbps
19Airband98.91 Mbps9.17—36.98 Mbps
20Origin Broadband44.32 Mbps13.02—29.87 Mbps
21Internet Central9.77 Mbps0—8.6 Mbps
22Pure Broadband17.84 Mbps3.81—15.56 Mbps
23Wi-Manx166.57 Mbps6.72—8.19 Mbps
24Gradwell7.57 Mbps3.85—5.89 Mbps

Manchester Broadband Speed Map

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 1340.76 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 35.59—195.21 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 260.62 to 472.62 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Manchester?
Users in Manchester see an average internet speed of 26.23 up to 721 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1340.76 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 1340.76 Mbps.
Is BT available in Manchester?
Broadband service from BT is available in Manchester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 940.2 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.
Is BT full fibre available in Manchester?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 2199 of Manchester's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Manchester?
The broadband provider with the most users in Manchester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021