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Broadband Providers in Nottingham

Broadband Providers available in Nottingham include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and TalkTalk. Nottingham's fastest provider is Community Fibre, with a median speed of 95 Mbps. The most popular provider in Nottingham is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Nottingham in 2022 is 30 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 19 Mbps.

 

Nottingham Broadband Statistics

Nottingham has the second-best fibre access out of all major cities in the East Midlands, and is among the 50 worst-off major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 27% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 94% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Nottingham's households.

Poor broadband infrastructure results in very low speed test averages in Nottingham postcodes like NG8, NG7, NG5, NG3, and NG6. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 19.1 Mbps median internet speed in Nottingham, which is 48% below the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Nottingham increased access to Gigabit speeds by 13 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Leicester (gained 13 percentate points).

 
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Broadband Providers

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Provider
Overall Performance
Customer Ratings
Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
Average
 
1,309,562 Speed Tests
1516 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
54,009 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
21,699 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
6.0 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
15,018 Speed Tests
778 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
3,402 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,109 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
59 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
About average
Average
 
2,187 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
2,058 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.60 /10
Hyperoptic
Above average
Above Average
 
1,358 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Glide Logo
68 /100
7.50 /10
Glide
Above average
Above Average
 
877 Speed Tests
10 reviews
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Origin Broadband Logo
48 /100
5.50 /10
Origin Broadband
About average
Average
 
510 Speed Tests
29 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Nottingham

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Nottingham area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202126.73%94.23%99.29%
202013.61%90.97%99.14%
20193.07%93.96%99.38%
20182.47%92.05%99.20%
20172.38%80.53%98.65%
20160.00%1.26%96.46%

Map of Nottingham's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

26.73%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

94.23%

of Nottingham residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

99.29%

availability in Nottingham

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Nottingham is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Nottingham Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Nottingham

YearNottingham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201823.67 Mbps26.27 Mbps9.90% Slower
201931.62 Mbps30.63 Mbps3.23% Faster
202072.29 Mbps80.31 Mbps9.99% Slower
202130.35 Mbps66.05 Mbps54.05% Slower

Nottingham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeNottinghamUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps18.13%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps50.64%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.59%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps4.98%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps3.05%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.60%3.60%

How Nottingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.02—95.86 Mbps45.54 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—107 Mbps38.47 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.6 Mbps34.58 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.73—68.81 Mbps32.06 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.35—109.9 Mbps42.28 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.58—71.34 Mbps32 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.45—99.24 Mbps37 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.47 Mbps38.02 MbpsFaster
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 Mbps-

Nottingham 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 Nottingham Compares for Internet Speed in Nottingham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 Mbps-

Nottingham Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Nottingham testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Nottingham ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Nottingham 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 Nottingham's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.2% were fast, 25.78% slow, and 32.02% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 23:49:0557 mins469.55 Mbps488.66 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 23:31:2434 mins77.69 Mbps78.31 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 23:29:42393 secs13.83 Mbps14.39 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 23:24:23223 secs52.1 Mbps46 MbpsNeeds help
EE18 Jan 2022 22:44:5034 mins27.68 Mbps26.47 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 22:25:03228 secs48.46 Mbps36.65 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 22:20:4662 mins14.32 Mbps5.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 22:07:4136 mins25.56 Mbps26.45 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 21:41:48227 secs63.87 Mbps68.31 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:20:06515 mins67.09 Mbps65.62 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:14:3133 mins42.98 Mbps21.05 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:01:2822 mins50.39 Mbps71.08 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:00:41229 secs28.37 Mbps46.99 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:54:32298 secs234.71 Mbps232.26 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:19:16316 mins59.48 Mbps7.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet18 Jan 2022 20:32:26222 secs1.8 Mbps4.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:16:41212 mins144.71 Mbps185.27 MbpsImproved
EE18 Jan 2022 20:09:13311 mins0.28 Mbps22.95 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 19:31:33328 mins1.85 Mbps15.15 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 18:47:481258 mins73.17 Mbps18.44 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Nottingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre930.22 Mbps77.07—298.62 Mbps
2Zen Internet899.4 Mbps33.19—90.03 Mbps
3Hyperoptic915.33 Mbps51.87—167.4 Mbps
4Spitfire174.35 Mbps0—53.44 Mbps
5Glide917.71 Mbps40.63—138.74 Mbps
6BT917.16 Mbps23.02—74.33 Mbps
7Zone Broadband213.29 Mbps54.69—69.29 Mbps
8Vodafone535.29 Mbps29.07—62.24 Mbps
9CIX338.15 Mbps19.23—65.03 Mbps
10EE915.12 Mbps22.89—58.55 Mbps
11Sky Broadband518.61 Mbps17.43—55.8 Mbps
12TalkTalk516.63 Mbps21.21—49.49 Mbps
13Virgin Media2371.49 Mbps16.09—38.84 Mbps
14KCOM76.2 Mbps16.46—47.64 Mbps
15I Need Broadband45.05 Mbps26.04—29.72 Mbps
16Plusnet74.67 Mbps10.8—49.09 Mbps
17Shell Energy73.54 Mbps19.7—36.85 Mbps
18Origin Broadband74.57 Mbps12.45—32.39 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Nottingham

How many broadband providers in Nottingham are there?

Nottingham has 18 ISPs tested by its 331,069 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Nottingham?

Community Fibre is the fastest broadband provider in Nottingham with 930.22 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 77.07—298.62 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Nottingham?

The best internet provider in Nottingham is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 77.07 to 298.62 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Nottingham?

Users in Nottingham see an average internet speed of 16.2 up to 2583 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 2371.49 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Nottingham?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Nottingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 2371.49 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Nottingham?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Nottingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 518.61 Mbps.

Is TalkTalk available in Nottingham?

Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Nottingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 516.63 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Nottingham?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 2009 of Nottingham's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Nottingham?

The broadband provider with the most users in Nottingham is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022

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