Broadband Statistics for Norwich, Norfolk
Broadband Providers17
Fastest Speed934.27 Mbps
Median Speed32.41 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Norwich

Norwich is the second fastest major town in Norfolk with an average broadband speed of 52.92 Mbps in 2021. This is 19.88% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps, but a drop from 2020's position of first fastest, when Norwich's average internet download speed was 73.97 Mbps.

Residents in Norwich have run speed tests on 17 broadband providers. This number is 181.46% above the United Kingdom average of 6.04 internet service providers. ISPs available in Norwich include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Norwich is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 519.39 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 20.77—54.73 Mbps.

Norwich's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 934.27 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Norwich is 32.41 Mbps, which is 12.67% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 6.72% above the average of 30.37 Mbps in Norfolk.

Internet speeds in Norwich are typically faster than Attleborough, but slower than Harling. Nearby locations include Hellesdon with speeds 17.53—53.01 Mbps, Sprowston with speeds 19.48—55.48 Mbps, and Colney with speeds 28.05—51.81 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • CIX in Norwich
    1 Review
    829.02 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 827.37 to 833.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 879.38 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 434 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Glide in Norwich
    4 Reviews
    100.22 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 75.33 to 260.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 435.62 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 80 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Norwich
    656 Reviews
    84.08 Mbps
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    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 53.22 to 193.02 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 656.63 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 44,257 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Norwich
    34 Reviews
    60.65 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 36.38 to 171.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 210.54 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 136 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Norwich
    Not enough reviews
    39.07 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 36.63 to 42 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 67.24 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 736 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Norwich
    109 Reviews
    36.92 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 29.93 to 62.16 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 626.62 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 172 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Norwich
    14 Reviews
    36.05 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 0 to 36.05 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 42.83 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 2 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    33.47 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 33.06 to 33.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 34.39 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 6 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    2 Reviews
    32.11 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 32.11 to 163.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 164.12 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 3 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • BT in Norwich
    307 Reviews
    29.3 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 19.05 to 71.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934.27 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 27,816 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Norwich
    407 Reviews
    27.71 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 20.77 to 54.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 519.39 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 69,380 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Norwich
    4 Reviews
    27.64 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 23.14 to 31.96 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 40.93 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 48 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Norwich
    174 Reviews
    27.44 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 21.27 to 47.38 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 491.59 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 14,550 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • EE in Norwich
    165 Reviews
    23.73 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 16.09 to 57.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 885.41 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 3,753 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Norwich
    208 Reviews
    18.51 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 15.29 to 47.55 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.72 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 6,892 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • WiSpire in Norwich
    Not enough reviews
    16.98 Mbps

    WiSpire's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 14.53 to 28.89 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 32.42 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 117 speed tests on WiSpire Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Norwich
    26 Reviews
    11.4 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Norwich is 8.01 to 30.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 70.59 Mbps. Norwich residents have performed 696 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Norwich

20th

Best speed range city in Norfolk

934.27 Mbps

Norwich's fastest speed

24.2—73.05 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Norwich residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Norwich

YearNorwich AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201826.23 Mbps26.27 Mbps0.15% Slower
201929.26 Mbps30.63 Mbps4.47% Slower
202073.97 Mbps80.31 Mbps7.89% Slower
202152.92 Mbps66.05 Mbps19.88% Slower

Norwich Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeNorwichNorfolkUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps28.96%31.96%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps28.58%30.11%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.62%23.15%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps8.08%7.16%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps9.81%6.21%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.94%1.41%2.33%

How Norwich Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps35.01—93.99 Mbps47.52 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.86—102.5 Mbps37.31 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.21—89.77 Mbps33.08 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps30.03—109.67 Mbps41.79 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.58—93.5 Mbps36.28 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps32.92—109.07 Mbps42.3 MbpsFaster
Norwich934.27 Mbps24.2—73.05 Mbps32.41 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps24.08—53.35 Mbps28.55 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.23—67.21 Mbps31.52 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps18.67—70.25 Mbps30.07 MbpsSlower

Norwich 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 Norwich Compares for Internet Speed in Norfolk

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
18Horsford247.67 Mbps25.2—50.34 Mbps33.1 MbpsFaster
19Harling71.85 Mbps12.49—39.91 Mbps32.5 MbpsFaster
20Norwich934.27 Mbps24.2—73.05 Mbps32.41 Mbps-
21Attleborough913.5 Mbps22.99—61.02 Mbps32.36 MbpsSlower
22Ashill906.01 Mbps22.46—61.97 Mbps31.87 MbpsSlower

Norwich Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Norwich testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Norwich ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Norwich 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 Norwich's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.91% were fast, 24.11% slow, and 33.98% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2021 23:33:0729 mins0.7 Mbps1.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Sep 2021 23:10:21230 secs24.08 Mbps26.87 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 22:10:0727 mins359.14 Mbps437.14 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Sep 2021 22:12:17234 secs8.31 Mbps29.39 MbpsImproved
BT17 Sep 2021 21:58:30413 mins114.29 Mbps109.97 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 21:56:4026 mins24.45 Mbps22.45 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 22:01:27294 secs50.28 Mbps41.5 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Sep 2021 21:53:1622 mins2.3 Mbps1.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk17 Sep 2021 21:24:19415 mins51.16 Mbps77.99 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Sep 2021 21:00:28815 mins20.63 Mbps18.14 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2021 21:08:41212 secs1.72 Mbps1.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Sep 2021 20:57:33244 secs0.59 Mbps0.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk17 Sep 2021 20:33:3688 mins83.52 Mbps35.74 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2021 20:09:2235 mins3.89 Mbps3.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:54:12255 secs419.37 Mbps417.87 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 19:42:46382 secs33.07 Mbps33.87 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2021 19:35:3144 mins142.77 Mbps142 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:01:4223 mins110.21 Mbps107.84 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2021 19:00:1332 mins26.58 Mbps23 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2021 18:22:38294 secs14.5 Mbps44.68 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Norwich

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1CIX879.38 Mbps827.37—833.78 Mbps
2Glide435.62 Mbps75.33—260.9 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks164.12 Mbps32.11—163.29 Mbps
4Virgin Media656.63 Mbps53.22—193.02 Mbps
5Zen Internet210.54 Mbps36.38—171.28 Mbps
6Vodafone626.62 Mbps29.93—62.16 Mbps
7BT934.27 Mbps19.05—71.26 Mbps
8Origin Broadband42.83 Mbps0—36.05 Mbps
9Spitfire67.24 Mbps36.63—42 Mbps
10EE885.41 Mbps16.09—57.86 Mbps
11Sky Broadband519.39 Mbps20.77—54.73 Mbps
12CCS Leeds34.39 Mbps33.06—33.57 Mbps
13TalkTalk491.59 Mbps21.27—47.38 Mbps
14Andrews & Arnold40.93 Mbps23.14—31.96 Mbps
15Plusnet74.72 Mbps15.29—47.55 Mbps
16WiSpire32.42 Mbps14.53—28.89 Mbps
17Shell Energy70.59 Mbps8.01—30.49 Mbps

Norwich Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Norwich

How many broadband providers in Norwich are there?
Norwich has 17 ISPs tested by its 141,137 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Norwich?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Norwich with 934.27 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 19.05—71.26 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Norwich?
The best internet provider in Norwich is CIX, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 827.37 to 833.78 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Norwich?
Users in Norwich see an average internet speed of 24.2 up to 797 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 934.27 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Norwich?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Norwich, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 519.39 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Norwich?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Norwich, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 656.63 Mbps.
Is BT available in Norwich?
Broadband service from BT is available in Norwich, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.27 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Norwich?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 648 of Norwich's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Norwich?
The broadband provider with the most users in Norwich is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 17 Sep 2021