Broadband Statistics for Sprowston, Norfolk
Broadband Providers9
Fastest Speed921.22 Mbps
Median Speed29.55 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Sprowston

Sprowston is the third fastest small town in Norfolk with an average broadband speed of 40.06 Mbps in 2021. This is 39.35% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps, and an improvement from 2020's position of ninth fastest, when Sprowston's average internet download speed was 35.99 Mbps.

Residents in Sprowston have run speed tests on 9 broadband providers. This number is 45.87% above the United Kingdom average of 6.17 internet service providers. ISPs available in Sprowston include BT, Sky Broadband, and EE. The most common broadband provider in Sprowston is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 921.22 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 12.88—50.6 Mbps.

Sprowston's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 921.22 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Sprowston is 29.55 Mbps, which is 20.14% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 3.02% below the average of 30.47 Mbps in Norfolk.

Internet speeds in Sprowston are typically faster than Costessey, but slower than Ashill. Nearby locations include Rackheath with speeds 24.82—54.84 Mbps, Hellesdon with speeds 17.83—55.84 Mbps, and Norwich with speeds 24.28—73.04 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Sprowston includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in NR7.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Sprowston
    869 Reviews
    59.97 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 38.24 to 136.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 547.96 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 477 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • EE in Sprowston
    236 Reviews
    43.44 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 31.12 to 60.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 818.06 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 1,928 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Sprowston
    139 Reviews
    32.3 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 29.86 to 71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 336.91 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 66 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Sprowston
    519 Reviews
    32.03 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 31.6 to 59.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 354.09 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 4,188 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Sprowston
    233 Reviews
    23.86 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 15.58 to 51.44 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 429.98 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 547 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • BT in Sprowston
    438 Reviews
    21.76 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 12.88 to 50.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 921.22 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 7,647 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Sprowston
    283 Reviews
    16.13 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 15.56 to 27.22 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.02 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 1,097 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • WiSpire in Sprowston
    Not enough reviews
    11.66 Mbps

    WiSpire's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 4.11 to 29.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 31.43 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 16 speed tests on WiSpire Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Sprowston
    35 Reviews
    10.64 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Sprowston is 8.19 to 28.65 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.83 Mbps. Sprowston residents have performed 110 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Sprowston

Gigabit Availability:

None

of people living in Sprowston can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds:

90.10%

of Sprowston residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband:

99.52%

availability in Sprowston

Poor Broadband Speeds:

None

of Sprowston is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

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Broadband Service Availability in Sprowston

We analysed data from Ofcom's Connected Nations reports and calculated which internet speeds are theoretically available to Sprowston residents from local broadband service providers.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
YearSprowstonNorfolkSprowstonNorfolkSprowstonNorfolk
20210.00%8.07%90.10%43.24%99.52%96.22%
20200.00%1.46%90.04%38.95%99.52%95.82%
20190.00%1.05%92.08%40.22%99.65%95.61%
20180.00%0.64%91.84%38.11%99.59%93.97%
20170.00%0.04%70.90%19.44%99.53%92.44%
20160.00%0.00%0.00%0.03%99.31%91.39%

Average Broadband Speeds in Sprowston

YearSprowston AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
202035.99 Mbps80.31 Mbps55.19% Slower
202140.06 Mbps66.05 Mbps39.35% Slower

Sprowston Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSprowstonNorfolkUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.05%31.96%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps31.20%30.11%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.36%23.15%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.44%7.16%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps3.73%6.21%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.22%1.41%2.33%

How Sprowston Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.15—94.02 Mbps46.79 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.89—104.47 Mbps37.65 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.52—88.67 Mbps33.42 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.76 Mbps31.69 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.9—109.67 Mbps41.7 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.41—70.45 Mbps30.93 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps27—94.23 Mbps36.61 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.48—108.36 Mbps39.77 MbpsFaster
Sprowston921.22 Mbps19.58—56.7 Mbps29.55 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps20.94—50.22 Mbps25.1 MbpsSlower

Sprowston 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 Sprowston Compares for Internet Speed in Norfolk

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
26Erpingham746.86 Mbps19.96—69.63 Mbps29.99 MbpsFaster
27Ashill906.01 Mbps19.92—60.7 Mbps29.65 MbpsFaster
28Sprowston921.22 Mbps19.58—56.7 Mbps29.55 Mbps-
29Costessey879.06 Mbps21.67—60.44 Mbps29.28 MbpsSlower
30Harling71.85 Mbps11.13—32.79 Mbps29.27 MbpsSlower

Sprowston Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Sprowston testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Sprowston ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Sprowston 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 Sprowston's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.25% were fast, 21.84% slow, and 38.91% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT25 Oct 2021 20:09:22738 mins45.37 Mbps32.17 MbpsNeeds help
BT25 Oct 2021 11:26:2623 mins21.63 Mbps21.48 Mbps
BT25 Oct 2021 10:59:59244 secs72.3 Mbps72.52 Mbps
BT25 Oct 2021 10:59:02225 secs68.48 Mbps70.85 Mbps
BT25 Oct 2021 10:13:03346 secs48.54 Mbps68.04 MbpsImproved
BT25 Oct 2021 09:44:1727 mins20.14 Mbps21.76 Mbps
BT25 Oct 2021 08:49:04230 mins72.5 Mbps69.61 Mbps
BT24 Oct 2021 21:12:51264 secs22.88 Mbps44.69 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband24 Oct 2021 19:17:4049 mins47.8 Mbps46.23 Mbps
BT24 Oct 2021 18:39:5923 mins0.15 Mbps0.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT24 Oct 2021 18:05:50220 mins27.62 Mbps10.41 MbpsNeeds help
BT24 Oct 2021 18:09:3248 mins0.34 Mbps14.18 MbpsImproved
BT24 Oct 2021 17:01:2727 mins30.8 Mbps28.89 Mbps
BT24 Oct 2021 12:26:2923 mins30.32 Mbps24.2 MbpsNeeds help
BT24 Oct 2021 11:03:1226 mins32.44 Mbps34.73 Mbps
BT23 Oct 2021 11:15:01246 secs16.94 Mbps21.95 MbpsImproved
BT23 Oct 2021 09:00:34638 mins29.35 Mbps10.02 MbpsNeeds help
EE23 Oct 2021 07:38:2238 mins3.07 Mbps11.5 MbpsImproved
BT22 Oct 2021 13:10:21247 secs146.31 Mbps145.38 Mbps
BT22 Oct 2021 09:02:08239 secs68.77 Mbps66.74 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sprowston

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media547.96 Mbps38.24—136.73 Mbps
2EE818.06 Mbps31.12—60.72 Mbps
3Vodafone336.91 Mbps29.86—71 Mbps
4Sky Broadband354.09 Mbps31.6—59.36 Mbps
5BT921.22 Mbps12.88—50.6 Mbps
6TalkTalk429.98 Mbps15.58—51.44 Mbps
7Plusnet74.02 Mbps15.56—27.22 Mbps
8WiSpire31.43 Mbps4.11—29.46 Mbps
9Shell Energy73.83 Mbps8.19—28.65 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sprowston

How many broadband providers in Sprowston are there?
Sprowston has 9 ISPs tested by its 15,293 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Sprowston?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Sprowston with 921.22 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 12.88—50.6 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Sprowston?
The best internet provider in Sprowston is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 38.24 to 136.73 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sprowston?
Users in Sprowston see an average internet speed of 19.58 up to 1665 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 921.22 Mbps.
Is BT available in Sprowston?
Broadband service from BT is available in Sprowston, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.22 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Sprowston?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Sprowston, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 354.09 Mbps.
Is EE available in Sprowston?
Broadband service from EE is available in Sprowston, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 818.06 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Sprowston?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 40 of Sprowston's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Sprowston?
The broadband provider with the most users in Sprowston is BT.

Last updated: 25 Oct 2021