Broadband Statistics for Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough
Broadband Providers10
Fastest Speed920.2 Mbps
Median Speed36.22 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is among the top 20 fastest major towns in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 67.07 Mbps in 2021. This is 1.54% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Middlesbrough have run speed tests on 10 broadband providers. This number is 62.60% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 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 912.12 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 54.16—203.03 Mbps.

Middlesbrough's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 920.2 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Middlesbrough is 36.22 Mbps, which is 2.11% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.03% above the average of 36.21 Mbps in Middlesbrough.

Nearby locations include Nunthorpe with speeds 30.9—105.42 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Middlesbrough includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in TS5, TS3, TS1, TS4, and TS8.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Middlesbrough
    827 Reviews
    86.22 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 54.16 to 203.03 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 912.12 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 25,446 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • BT in Middlesbrough
    414 Reviews
    32.36 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 23.57 to 71.77 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 920.2 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 5,902 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Glide in Middlesbrough
    6 Reviews
    32.11 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 0 to 32.11 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 50.54 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 2 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Middlesbrough
    39 Reviews
    32.11 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 26.92 to 47.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 103.43 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 42 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Middlesbrough
    135 Reviews
    25.51 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 23.08 to 44.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.7 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 57 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Middlesbrough
    223 Reviews
    20.24 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 14.03 to 42.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 277.89 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 902 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • EE in Middlesbrough
    223 Reviews
    18.84 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 12.42 to 37.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 301.23 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 943 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Middlesbrough
    267 Reviews
    18.17 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 12.13 to 36.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.59 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 832 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Middlesbrough
    497 Reviews
    16.66 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 12.18 to 50.67 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 490.99 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 19,912 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Middlesbrough
    33 Reviews
    8.2 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Middlesbrough is 5.88 to 28.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 68.73 Mbps. Middlesbrough residents have performed 113 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Middlesbrough

1st

Best speed range city in Middlesbrough

920.2 Mbps

Middlesbrough's fastest speed

24.26—109.28 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Middlesbrough residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Middlesbrough

YearMiddlesbrough AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201821.56 Mbps26.27 Mbps17.93% Slower
201922.64 Mbps30.63 Mbps26.09% Slower
202085.74 Mbps80.31 Mbps6.76% Faster
202167.07 Mbps66.05 Mbps1.54% Faster

Middlesbrough Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.05%28.66%
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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 MbpsFaster
Middlesbrough920.2 Mbps24.26—109.28 Mbps36.22 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 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 
1Middlesbrough920.2 Mbps24.26—109.28 Mbps36.22 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, 42.31% were fast, 23.42% slow, and 34.27% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 20:12:0042 mins3.5 Mbps4.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:19:17510 mins18.69 Mbps25.77 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:08:34394 secs2.54 Mbps2.49 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2021 18:19:16236 secs28.23 Mbps26.59 Mbps
BT19 Oct 2021 16:48:3722 mins6.7 Mbps26.13 MbpsImproved
BT19 Oct 2021 16:01:04244 secs1.99 Mbps1.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2021 13:45:01319 mins4.49 Mbps4.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 13:49:08214 mins68.02 Mbps400.11 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 13:04:21217 secs12.34 Mbps3.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 08:49:5310112 mins0.26 Mbps104.14 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 08:39:14216 mins3.9 Mbps39.36 MbpsImproved
BT19 Oct 2021 08:00:50218 secs71.5 Mbps59.75 MbpsNeeds help
EE19 Oct 2021 07:17:50212 mins36.37 Mbps16.2 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 23:26:2832 mins25.22 Mbps66.68 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 22:17:0927 mins6.62 Mbps53.22 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 19:45:56764 mins8.56 Mbps22.24 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 19:41:20258 secs13.22 Mbps10.84 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 19:17:50225 secs15.32 Mbps15.03 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 18:52:58217 mins1.04 Mbps298.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 18:22:16530 mins340.79 Mbps24.28 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Middlesbrough

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media912.12 Mbps54.16—203.03 Mbps
2BT920.2 Mbps23.57—71.77 Mbps
3Glide50.54 Mbps0—32.11 Mbps
4Zen Internet103.43 Mbps26.92—47.25 Mbps
5Vodafone73.7 Mbps23.08—44.86 Mbps
6EE301.23 Mbps12.42—37.56 Mbps
7Sky Broadband490.99 Mbps12.18—50.67 Mbps
8TalkTalk277.89 Mbps14.03—42.19 Mbps
9Plusnet74.59 Mbps12.13—36.8 Mbps
10Shell Energy68.73 Mbps5.88—28.18 Mbps

Middlesbrough Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Middlesbrough

How many broadband providers in Middlesbrough are there?
Middlesbrough has 10 ISPs tested by its 140,545 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Middlesbrough?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Middlesbrough with 920.2 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 23.57—71.77 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 54.16 to 203.03 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Middlesbrough?
Users in Middlesbrough see an average internet speed of 24.26 up to 382 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 920.2 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 912.12 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 490.99 Mbps.
Is BT available in Middlesbrough?
Broadband service from BT is available in Middlesbrough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 920.2 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Middlesbrough?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 95 of Middlesbrough's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Middlesbrough?
The broadband provider with the most users in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021