Middlesbrough Internet Speeds

Middlesbrough residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 73.91% above the United Kingdom average of 5.75 providers. ISPs available in Middlesbrough include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 539.68 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 30.35—109.85 Mbps. Middlesbrough's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 539.68 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Middlesbrough is 18.02 Mbps, which is 21.96% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.09 Mbps, and 0.33% below the average of 18.08 Mbps in Middlesbrough. Internet speeds in Middlesbrough are typically slower than Nunthorpe. Nearby cities include Nunthorpe with speeds 20.19—61.86 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Middlesbrough
  • BT in Middlesbrough
  • TalkTalk in Middlesbrough
  • EE in Middlesbrough
  • Plusnet in Middlesbrough
  • Vodafone in Middlesbrough
  • Post Office Broadband in Middlesbrough
  • Glide in Middlesbrough
  • Sky Broadband in Middlesbrough
  • KCOM in Middlesbrough

Internet in Middlesbrough


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Middlesbrough

539.68 Mbps

Middlesbrough's fastest speed

11.9—63.18 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Middlesbrough residents

Middlesbrough Competitive Speed Map

How Middlesbrough Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.09—72.15 Mbps30.25 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.33—67.29 Mbps23.85 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.5 Mbps21.24 MbpsFaster
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.51 Mbps18.26 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.57 Mbps21.82 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.38—71.77 Mbps21.07 MbpsFaster
Middlesbrough539.68 Mbps11.9—63.18 Mbps18.02 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.83—49.83 Mbps17.08 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.6—35.98 Mbps10.79 MbpsSlower

Middlesbrough Over Time

How Middlesbrough Compares for Internet Speed in Middlesbrough

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Nunthorpe315.4 Mbps20.19—61.86 Mbps29.75 MbpsFaster
2Middlesbrough539.68 Mbps11.9—63.18 Mbps18.02 Mbps-

Middlesbrough Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Middlesbrough test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Middlesbrough ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 44.72% were fast, 25.78% slow, and 29.5% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT01 Jul 2020 02:27:53241 secs116.6 Mbps112.19 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 02:07:2043 mins0.3 Mbps31.1 MbpsImproved
BT01 Jul 2020 00:57:28217 mins0.54 Mbps0.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:32:1043 mins26.91 Mbps6.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:04:41916 mins60.73 Mbps109.36 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband01 Jul 2020 00:03:344109 secs0.64 Mbps8.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband01 Jul 2020 00:01:53273 secs1.87 Mbps0.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 02:19:1336 mins22.33 Mbps21.55 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 00:03:44752 mins92.08 Mbps82.19 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Jun 2020 01:34:22229 mins23.41 Mbps45.71 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jun 2020 00:51:57251 secs16.38 Mbps10.1 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 23:01:21537 mins0.35 Mbps18.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 23:31:34230 secs2.2 Mbps2.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 22:00:29231 secs10.94 Mbps10.13 Mbps
EE26 Jun 2020 21:05:36229 secs13.13 Mbps14.02 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 20:12:37342 secs16.45 Mbps15.6 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 19:47:17395 secs15.11 Mbps13.85 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 19:32:14347 secs102.04 Mbps102.31 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 17:59:3459 mins92.06 Mbps1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 16:33:33599 secs108.3 Mbps107.83 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Middlesbrough

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media539.68 Mbps30.35—109.85 Mbps
2BT408.13 Mbps17.64—49.2 Mbps
3TalkTalk127.53 Mbps14.09—36.17 Mbps
4EE73.15 Mbps10.62—35.53 Mbps
5Vodafone71.19 Mbps9.39—29.86 Mbps
6Plusnet72.95 Mbps10.3—28.42 Mbps
7Glide93.53 Mbps3.96—24.27 Mbps
8Sky Broadband132.98 Mbps5.35—21.24 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband65.17 Mbps5.15—22.1 Mbps
10KCOM28.42 Mbps3.63—7.85 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough has 10 ISPs tested by its 140,545 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Middlesbrough with 539.68 Mbps, and an average speed range of 30.35—109.85 Mbps.
The best provider in Middlesbrough in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 30.35 to 109.85 Mbps.
Users in Middlesbrough see an average internet speed of 11.9 up to 566 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 539.68 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 539.68 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 132.98 Mbps.
BT is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 408.13 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020