Middlesbrough Internet Speeds

Middlesbrough residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 68.92% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 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 540.52 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 35.07—125.52 Mbps. Middlesbrough's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 540.52 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Middlesbrough is 20.6 Mbps, which is 19.53% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.6 Mbps, and 0.48% below the average of 20.7 Mbps in Middlesbrough. Internet speeds in Middlesbrough are typically slower than Nunthorpe. Nearby cities include Nunthorpe with speeds 23.33—69.22 Mbps.


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

Internet in Middlesbrough


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Middlesbrough

540.52 Mbps

Middlesbrough's fastest speed

13.19—69.49 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Middlesbrough residents

Middlesbrough Competitive Speed Map

How Middlesbrough Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps21.76—73.54 Mbps32.88 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.5—70.31 Mbps25.76 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.04—62.4 Mbps22.61 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.49—72.98 Mbps24.9 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.48—70.13 Mbps24.49 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.29—86.48 Mbps25.05 MbpsFaster
Middlesbrough540.52 Mbps13.19—69.49 Mbps20.6 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.01—54.91 Mbps19.02 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.62—47.23 Mbps19.44 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.28—40.63 Mbps11.85 MbpsSlower

Middlesbrough Over Time

How Middlesbrough Compares for Internet Speed in Middlesbrough

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Nunthorpe358.98 Mbps23.33—69.22 Mbps31.59 MbpsFaster
2Middlesbrough540.52 Mbps13.19—69.49 Mbps20.6 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, 46.15% were fast, 26.1% slow, and 27.75% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Sep 2020 20:04:0849 mins31.99 Mbps6.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE18 Sep 2020 20:12:20227 secs7.64 Mbps6.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Sep 2020 14:29:221032 mins1.64 Mbps4.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Sep 2020 07:34:25215 secs213.28 Mbps212.6 Mbps
BT18 Sep 2020 05:27:02234 secs1.9 Mbps0.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2020 09:47:5442 mins54.11 Mbps24.78 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Sep 2020 01:55:14221 mins26.15 Mbps19.83 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2020 02:14:36355 secs12.95 Mbps14.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Sep 2020 21:09:41352 secs302.14 Mbps269.08 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Sep 2020 15:37:31233 secs5.5 Mbps6.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Sep 2020 13:51:1644 mins3.86 Mbps3.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Post Office Broadband16 Sep 2020 13:07:42218 mins32.35 Mbps33.23 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Sep 2020 08:36:27213 mins2.07 Mbps2.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 Sep 2020 17:48:0223 mins6.5 Mbps5.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 Sep 2020 17:10:25243 secs0.69 Mbps1.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 Sep 2020 16:45:25228 secs17.93 Mbps13.06 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media15 Sep 2020 13:47:43216 secs67.41 Mbps129.3 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Sep 2020 13:13:29252 secs57.59 Mbps66.62 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband15 Sep 2020 07:09:47282 secs10.9 Mbps10.78 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Sep 2020 21:27:14225 secs8.58 Mbps8.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Middlesbrough

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media540.52 Mbps35.07—125.52 Mbps
2BT408.13 Mbps17.9—49.71 Mbps
3TalkTalk73.75 Mbps15.05—36.84 Mbps
4EE73.15 Mbps10.76—36.11 Mbps
5Vodafone71.19 Mbps11.15—35.16 Mbps
6Plusnet72.95 Mbps9.84—30.23 Mbps
7Sky Broadband132.98 Mbps5.74—24.56 Mbps
8Glide93.53 Mbps3.96—24.27 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband65.17 Mbps5.42—23.74 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 540.52 Mbps, and an average speed range of 35.07—125.52 Mbps.
The best provider in Middlesbrough in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 35.07 to 125.52 Mbps.
Users in Middlesbrough see an average internet speed of 13.19 up to 511 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 540.52 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 540.52 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: 18 Sep 2020