Middlesbrough Internet Speeds

Middlesbrough residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 69.78% above the United Kingdom average of 5.89 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 45.39—167.23 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 25.88 Mbps, which is 16.22% below the The United Kingdom national average of 30.89 Mbps, and 0.23% below the average of 25.94 Mbps in Middlesbrough. Internet speeds in Middlesbrough are typically slower than Nunthorpe. Nearby cities include Nunthorpe with speeds 23.45—69.98 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Middlesbrough
  • BT in Middlesbrough
  • TalkTalk in Middlesbrough
  • Vodafone in Middlesbrough
  • EE 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

15.9—92.54 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Middlesbrough residents

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Middlesbrough Competitive Speed Map

How Middlesbrough Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps29.14—89.5 Mbps40.41 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.64 Mbps19.46—80.47 Mbps30.1 MbpsFaster
Bristol937.97 Mbps20.71—93.08 Mbps30.49 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps19.24—78.74 Mbps28.78 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.73—99.06 Mbps30.99 MbpsFaster
Middlesbrough540.52 Mbps15.9—92.54 Mbps25.88 Mbps-
Liverpool836.13 Mbps15—67.05 Mbps22.37 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps16.8—66.66 Mbps25.22 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps16.11—54.95 Mbps22.8 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps10.1—51.9 Mbps14.7 MbpsSlower

Middlesbrough Over Time

How Middlesbrough Compares for Internet Speed in Middlesbrough

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Nunthorpe416.09 Mbps23.45—69.98 Mbps32.04 MbpsFaster
2Middlesbrough540.52 Mbps15.9—92.54 Mbps25.88 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, 41.74% were fast, 25.62% slow, and 32.64% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband24 Feb 2021 22:52:3227 mins56.88 Mbps55.81 Mbps
Sky Broadband24 Feb 2021 19:47:2325 mins56.93 Mbps48.39 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband24 Feb 2021 18:40:1827 mins57.02 Mbps57.5 Mbps
Sky Broadband24 Feb 2021 17:34:2027 mins57.55 Mbps56.54 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Feb 2021 21:55:102120 secs213.56 Mbps240.95 MbpsImproved
Plusnet23 Feb 2021 10:36:36231 secs9.4 Mbps11.69 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband21 Feb 2021 14:40:09232 secs12.09 Mbps7.21 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet21 Feb 2021 10:44:55255 secs11.77 Mbps11.94 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Feb 2021 22:28:28247 secs108.72 Mbps84.06 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband18 Feb 2021 22:19:32213 secs6 Mbps13.47 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Feb 2021 19:04:4932 mins0.25 Mbps0.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Feb 2021 16:58:3389 mins13.04 Mbps8.07 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 Feb 2021 23:13:1924 mins0.89 Mbps5.79 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 22:55:4247 mins1.16 Mbps35.87 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Feb 2021 21:20:1722 mins18.36 Mbps18.57 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Feb 2021 20:50:47348 secs75.27 Mbps63.87 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 Feb 2021 20:02:56232 secs2.12 Mbps3.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet16 Feb 2021 18:36:06557 mins1.9 Mbps17.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Feb 2021 18:35:0722 mins110.09 Mbps96.88 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 17:28:55230 secs34.29 Mbps55.62 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Middlesbrough

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media540.52 Mbps45.39—167.23 Mbps
2BT420.63 Mbps20.58—52.23 Mbps
3TalkTalk93.9 Mbps16.14—39.62 Mbps
4Vodafone73.7 Mbps13.87—35.51 Mbps
5EE73.86 Mbps10.59—36.3 Mbps
6Plusnet73.83 Mbps10.49—31.88 Mbps
7Sky Broadband137.54 Mbps6.76—29.14 Mbps
8Post Office Broadband56.68 Mbps7.27—27.68 Mbps
9Glide92.72 Mbps3.63—20.35 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 45.39—167.23 Mbps.
The best provider in Middlesbrough in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 45.39 to 167.23 Mbps.
Users in Middlesbrough see an average internet speed of 15.9 up to 384 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 137.54 Mbps.
BT is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 420.63 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021