Broadband Statistics for Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough
Broadband Providers11
Fastest Speed893.38 Mbps
Average Speed31.21 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Middlesbrough Internet Speeds

Middlesbrough residents have run speed tests on 11 broadband providers. This number is 85.19% above the United Kingdom average of 5.94 internet service providers. ISPs available in Middlesbrough include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 893.38 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 49.85—184.77 Mbps. Middlesbrough's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 893.38 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Middlesbrough is 31.21 Mbps, which is 9.61% below the The United Kingdom national average of 34.53 Mbps, and 0.16% below the average of 31.26 Mbps in Middlesbrough. Internet speeds in Middlesbrough are typically slower than Nunthorpe. Nearby cities include Nunthorpe with speeds 29.94—106.16 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Middlesbrough
    49.85 — 184.77 Mbps
    893.38 Mbps
    69.68 Mbps
  • Glide in Middlesbrough
    32.11 — 42.81 Mbps
    50.54 Mbps
    32.11 Mbps
  • BT in Middlesbrough
    21.24 — 61.15 Mbps
    860.52 Mbps
    28 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Middlesbrough
    23.92 — 44.92 Mbps
    73.7 Mbps
    25.52 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Middlesbrough
    20.22 — 48.55 Mbps
    103.43 Mbps
    29.5 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Middlesbrough
    14 — 38.74 Mbps
    277.89 Mbps
    18.81 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Middlesbrough
    10.53 — 43.43 Mbps
    150.88 Mbps
    14.68 Mbps
  • EE in Middlesbrough
    12.81 — 38.17 Mbps
    301.23 Mbps
    18.42 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Middlesbrough
    12.16 — 35.48 Mbps
    74.24 Mbps
    17.13 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Middlesbrough
    7.53 — 28.15 Mbps
    63.46 Mbps
    12.44 Mbps
  • KCOM in Middlesbrough
    4.63 — 11.43 Mbps
    28.42 Mbps
    4.63 Mbps

Broadband in Middlesbrough


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Middlesbrough

893.38 Mbps

Middlesbrough's fastest speed

20.17—98.96 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Middlesbrough residents

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Middlesbrough Broadband Speed Map

Middlesbrough Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.05%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.50%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps18.90%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps5.13%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps17.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.19%2.33%

How Middlesbrough Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps32.65—93.17 Mbps45.24 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps25.04—87.49 Mbps34.27 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.5—104.07 Mbps35.54 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.61—87.72 Mbps31.81 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.76—105.98 Mbps35.84 MbpsFaster
Middlesbrough893.38 Mbps20.17—98.96 Mbps31.21 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.47—73.92 Mbps27.32 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps21.44—56.76 Mbps26.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps19.12—59.94 Mbps26.91 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.38—62.25 Mbps20.74 MbpsSlower

Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough Compares for Internet Speed in Middlesbrough

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Nunthorpe416.09 Mbps29.94—106.16 Mbps34.62 MbpsFaster
2Middlesbrough893.38 Mbps20.17—98.96 Mbps31.21 Mbps-

Middlesbrough Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Middlesbrough testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Middlesbrough ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Middlesbrough's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.83% were fast, 24.43% slow, and 34.74% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT16 May 2021 21:20:3432 mins92.46 Mbps95.36 Mbps
Virgin Media16 May 2021 18:13:23228 mins106.98 Mbps90.11 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 May 2021 17:11:33831 mins66.03 Mbps27.35 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 May 2021 16:59:55232 secs10.68 Mbps78.44 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 May 2021 16:26:5728 mins74.24 Mbps18.99 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 May 2021 15:54:162115 secs10.31 Mbps11.85 MbpsImproved
EE16 May 2021 14:47:31215 mins10.22 Mbps21 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 14:32:3223 mins54.79 Mbps54.41 Mbps
Virgin Media16 May 2021 14:30:26267 secs8.08 Mbps6.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet16 May 2021 14:14:5537 mins2.23 Mbps21.14 MbpsImproved
BT16 May 2021 13:35:45257 secs13.06 Mbps15.35 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 May 2021 13:09:39824 mins58.24 Mbps16.52 MbpsNeeds help
EE16 May 2021 12:43:57261 secs28.06 Mbps28.63 Mbps
BT16 May 2021 11:28:22232 secs23.3 Mbps21.58 Mbps
Virgin Media16 May 2021 10:51:1357 mins14.14 Mbps45.4 MbpsImproved
BT16 May 2021 08:54:3339 mins50.15 Mbps40.89 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 May 2021 08:14:46837 mins68.15 Mbps74.1 Mbps
BT16 May 2021 08:36:48713 mins3.61 Mbps10.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 07:53:04222 secs32.4 Mbps42.77 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 May 2021 07:19:14234 secs20.31 Mbps9.65 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Middlesbrough

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media893.38 Mbps49.85—184.77 Mbps
2BT860.52 Mbps21.24—61.15 Mbps
3Glide50.54 Mbps32.11—42.81 Mbps
4Zen Internet103.43 Mbps20.22—48.55 Mbps
5Vodafone73.7 Mbps23.92—44.92 Mbps
6EE301.23 Mbps12.81—38.17 Mbps
7TalkTalk277.89 Mbps14—38.74 Mbps
8Sky Broadband150.88 Mbps10.53—43.43 Mbps
9Plusnet74.24 Mbps12.16—35.48 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband63.46 Mbps7.53—28.15 Mbps
11KCOM28.42 Mbps4.63—11.43 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Middlesbrough

How many broadband providers in Middlesbrough are there?
Middlesbrough has 11 ISPs tested by its 140,545 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Middlesbrough?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Middlesbrough with 893.38 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 49.85—184.77 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Middlesbrough?
The best internet provider in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 49.85 to 184.77 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Middlesbrough?
Users in Middlesbrough see an average internet speed of 20.17 up to 393 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 893.38 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Middlesbrough?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 893.38 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Middlesbrough?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 150.88 Mbps.
Is BT available in Middlesbrough?
Broadband service from BT is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 860.52 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Middlesbrough?
The broadband provider with the most users in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 16 May 2021