Middlesbrough Internet Speeds

Middlesbrough residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 66.94% above the United Kingdom average of 5.99 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 39.45—145.91 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 23.94 Mbps, which is 15.05% below the The United Kingdom national average of 28.18 Mbps, and 0.37% below the average of 24.03 Mbps in Middlesbrough. Internet speeds in Middlesbrough are typically slower than Nunthorpe. Nearby cities include Nunthorpe with speeds 23.72—65.7 Mbps.


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

14.96—79.38 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Middlesbrough residents

Middlesbrough Competitive Speed Map

How Middlesbrough Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London4729.77 Mbps25.05—75.07 Mbps36.06 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.8—72.94 Mbps27.78 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps18.18—84.79 Mbps27.22 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps17.58—72.88 Mbps26.4 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.16—91.87 Mbps28.52 MbpsFaster
Middlesbrough540.52 Mbps14.96—79.38 Mbps23.94 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps14.14—60.91 Mbps20.99 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.9—64.17 Mbps23.9 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.73—50.96 Mbps20.9 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.89—45.29 Mbps12.84 MbpsSlower

Middlesbrough Over Time

How Middlesbrough Compares for Internet Speed in Middlesbrough

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Nunthorpe358.98 Mbps23.72—65.7 Mbps31.59 MbpsFaster
2Middlesbrough540.52 Mbps14.96—79.38 Mbps23.94 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, 43.75% were fast, 26.25% slow, and 30% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media24 Nov 2020 19:44:34938 mins58.54 Mbps71.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media24 Nov 2020 15:21:02429 mins109.32 Mbps51.61 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband24 Nov 2020 15:40:03355 secs8.37 Mbps8.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media24 Nov 2020 11:50:1274 mins1.12 Mbps8.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media24 Nov 2020 09:34:211026 mins6.06 Mbps132.54 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband23 Nov 2020 19:49:25221 mins0.12 Mbps0.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband23 Nov 2020 19:46:36232 secs2.2 Mbps1.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT23 Nov 2020 14:37:13235 secs10.22 Mbps12.87 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband23 Nov 2020 11:19:56231 secs12.91 Mbps13.09 Mbps
Sky Broadband23 Nov 2020 08:39:02314 mins0.59 Mbps3.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband22 Nov 2020 22:30:131351 mins11.26 Mbps8.22 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT22 Nov 2020 21:43:49624 mins27.19 Mbps24.92 Mbps
BT22 Nov 2020 21:38:39226 secs20.29 Mbps20.42 Mbps
Sky Broadband22 Nov 2020 20:38:3633 mins4.68 Mbps3.22 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband22 Nov 2020 19:58:231118 mins1.1 Mbps0.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet22 Nov 2020 14:59:59248 secs70.63 Mbps73.29 Mbps
EE22 Nov 2020 09:57:47228 secs37.56 Mbps33.52 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband21 Nov 2020 22:08:39244 secs6.9 Mbps6.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 20:24:552102 secs161.01 Mbps152.74 Mbps
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 09:15:3242 mins44.74 Mbps1.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Middlesbrough

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media540.52 Mbps39.45—145.91 Mbps
2BT408.13 Mbps18.64—49.65 Mbps
3Vodafone71.19 Mbps16.03—40.13 Mbps
4TalkTalk73.75 Mbps16.44—37.46 Mbps
5EE73.15 Mbps10.91—36.41 Mbps
6Plusnet73.82 Mbps10.34—32.39 Mbps
7Sky Broadband137.54 Mbps6.13—27.83 Mbps
8Post Office Broadband65.17 Mbps6.63—27.79 Mbps
9Glide93.53 Mbps4.7—22.92 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 39.45—145.91 Mbps.
The best provider in Middlesbrough in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 39.45 to 145.91 Mbps.
Users in Middlesbrough see an average internet speed of 14.96 up to 432 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 408.13 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Middlesbrough is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 24 Nov 2020