Broadband Providers available in Wallsend include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Wallsend's fastest provider is Virgin Media, with a median speed of 70 Mbps. The most popular provider in Wallsend is also Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Wallsend in 2022 is 69 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 41 Mbps.
Wallsend has the best fibre access out of all medium-sized towns in the North East, and is among the top 100 best medium-sized towns in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 30% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 79% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Wallsend's households.
Great broadband infrastructure results in high speed test averages in Wallsend postcodes like NE28, NE29, NE12, NE30, and NE26. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 41.28 Mbps median internet speed in Wallsend, which is 12% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.
Wallsend increased access to Gigabit speeds by 30 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring medium-sized towns like Durham (gained 6.65 percentate points), Blyth (gained 4.53 percentate points), and Great Aycliffe (gained 3.54 percentate points).
The median broadband speed in Wallsend has increased by 78% over the last five years.
As of 2022, the median broadband speed in Wallsend is 16% higher than the North East and 11% higher than the UK overall.
|North East||35 Mbps|
|United Kingdom||37 Mbps|
▲ First place fibre access
Medium-Sized Towns, North East
▲ 16% above regional broadband speed
▲ 11% above national broadband speed
We rank each provider relative to all providers in The United Kingdom based on their median download and upload speeds, measured round trip time latencies, and the percentage of speeds tests that exceed 50 Mbps.
Customer ratings are based on local reviews matched to Wallsend IP addresses. Providers can be scored on a range of 1 to 10, and ranked relative to all providers in The United Kingdom.
Median Speed Test Result
The median is the middle result in the range of tests we measured for each provider in Wallsend in the past year. Median speeds provide a better comparison than raw averages because they control for the longtail of tests related to Wi-Fi issues. The charts below represent the distribution of tests associated with each provider from low to high.
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See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Wallsend area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.
|1,000+ Mbps||300+ Mbps||30+ Mbps|
of people living in Wallsend can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds
of Wallsend residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service
Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband
availability in Wallsend
Poor Broadband Speeds
of Wallsend is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps
|Year||Wallsend Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||18.7 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||28.82% Slower|
|2019||23.49 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||23.31% Slower|
|2020||83.49 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||3.96% Faster|
|2021||69.04 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||4.53% Faster|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Wallsend||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||18.84%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||21.50%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||25.62%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||9.06%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||22.19%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||2.79%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||33—95.73 Mbps||45.51 Mbps||Faster|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.31—109.88 Mbps||42.23 Mbps||Faster|
|Wallsend||933.54 Mbps||31.23—107.22 Mbps||41.28 Mbps||-|
|Birmingham||941.32 Mbps||29.29—106.98 Mbps||38.45 Mbps||Slower|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.52—89.49 Mbps||34.56 Mbps||Slower|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.27—40.66 Mbps||19.2 Mbps||Slower|
|Sheffield||932.42 Mbps||23.68—68.72 Mbps||32.03 Mbps||Slower|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.52—71.27 Mbps||31.97 Mbps||Slower|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.39—99.03 Mbps||36.95 Mbps||Slower|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.95—107.43 Mbps||38.01 Mbps||Slower|
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.
|Position||City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|1||Wallsend||933.54 Mbps||31.23—107.22 Mbps||41.28 Mbps||-|
We analysed the results of people in Wallsend testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wallsend ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Wallsend 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 Wallsend's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.12% were fast, 25.12% slow, and 34.75% broadly the same.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 23:42:44||2||28 secs||68.56 Mbps||68.26 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 22:32:10||5||16 mins||17.21 Mbps||198.91 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 22:17:37||2||6 mins||10.34 Mbps||58.1 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 22:12:53||3||5 mins||9.86 Mbps||42.26 Mbps||Improved|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 22:06:48||3||6 mins||23.57 Mbps||18.27 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 21:47:50||3||53 secs||210.08 Mbps||203.09 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 21:29:38||3||9 mins||31.77 Mbps||27.88 Mbps||Needs help|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 21:29:11||2||62 secs||42.65 Mbps||40.61 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 21:00:20||4||24 mins||30.77 Mbps||26.54 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 21:17:00||2||39 secs||1.04 Mbps||6.7 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 19:56:07||2||28 secs||28.44 Mbps||24.07 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 19:49:05||4||4 mins||49.38 Mbps||120.19 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 19:46:15||2||32 secs||4.8 Mbps||4.03 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||14 Jan 2022 18:57:26||13||40 mins||0.09 Mbps||0.17 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 19:33:39||2||12 secs||0.34 Mbps||0.55 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||14 Jan 2022 18:51:00||2||29 mins||63.65 Mbps||63.41 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 19:07:29||2||10 mins||37.57 Mbps||56.52 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 19:09:14||2||30 secs||42.79 Mbps||59.48 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||14 Jan 2022 18:55:40||2||7 mins||404.71 Mbps||437.44 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 18:47:31||7||15 mins||2.69 Mbps||12.54 Mbps||Improved|
|#||Provider Name||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range|
|1||Virgin Media||933.54 Mbps||47.87—178.76 Mbps|
|2||BT||818.45 Mbps||32.59—71.37 Mbps|
|3||Vodafone||247.7 Mbps||27.75—58.56 Mbps|
|4||TalkTalk||461.12 Mbps||22.99—50.63 Mbps|
|5||EE||371.23 Mbps||30.71—51.73 Mbps|
|6||Zen Internet||43.29 Mbps||35.57—36.52 Mbps|
|7||Sky Broadband||454.18 Mbps||20.6—53.16 Mbps|
|8||Plusnet||74.19 Mbps||16.05—43.01 Mbps|
|9||Shell Energy||71.97 Mbps||7.23—30.38 Mbps|
|10||CIX||69.2 Mbps||1.29—1.91 Mbps|
Wallsend has 10 ISPs tested by its 42,739 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Wallsend with 933.54 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 47.87—178.76 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Wallsend is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 47.87 to 178.76 Mbps.
Users in Wallsend see an average internet speed of 31.23 up to 457 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 933.54 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wallsend, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 933.54 Mbps.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Wallsend, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 454.18 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Wallsend, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 818.45 Mbps.
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1325 of Wallsend's postcodes.
The broadband provider with the most users in Wallsend is Virgin Media.
Author: Thomas Buck
Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper
Published: 10 Nov 2019
Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022