Broadband Statistics for Nottingham, Nottingham
Broadband Providers17
Fastest Speed934.56 Mbps
Median Speed26.09 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Nottingham

Nottingham is in the top 100 slowest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 36.98 Mbps in 2021. This is 44.01% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Nottingham have run speed tests on 17 broadband providers. This number is 177.32% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Nottingham include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and TalkTalk. The most common broadband provider in Nottingham is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 934.56 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 21.92—50.73 Mbps.

Nottingham's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 934.56 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Nottingham is 26.09 Mbps, which is 29.49% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 26.09 Mbps in Nottingham.

Our research into internet speeds in Nottingham includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in NG8, NG7, NG5, NG3, and NG6.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Nottingham
    11 Reviews
    77.71 Mbps

    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 67.2 to 250.48 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 930.22 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 35 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • Zone Broadband
    Not enough reviews
    63.38 Mbps

    Zone Broadband's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 54.69 to 68.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 213.29 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 22 speed tests on Zone Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Nottingham
    31 Reviews
    62.66 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 52.3 to 167.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 915.33 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 1,149 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Glide in Nottingham
    6 Reviews
    59.43 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 40.07 to 98.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 856.81 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 618 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Nottingham
    37 Reviews
    36.56 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 31.53 to 85.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 494.86 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 83 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • BT in Nottingham
    408 Reviews
    34.85 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 24.58 to 72.88 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 917.16 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 11,698 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Nottingham
    133 Reviews
    33.4 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 25.91 to 61.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 535.29 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 1,749 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Nottingham
    32 Reviews
    29.36 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 19.53 to 36.77 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.54 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 1,710 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Nottingham
    220 Reviews
    27.75 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 20.38 to 48.41 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 516.63 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 16,873 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • I Need Broadband in Nottingham
    Not enough reviews
    27.69 Mbps

    I Need Broadband's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 26.04 to 29.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 45.05 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 7 speed tests on I Need Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Nottingham
    808 Reviews
    26.05 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 21.92 to 50.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934.56 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 795,931 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • EE in Nottingham
    215 Reviews
    25.35 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 18.52 to 48.99 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 914.29 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 2,247 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • CIX in Nottingham
    1 Review
    24.82 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 18.9 to 66.5 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 338.15 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 177 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Nottingham
    262 Reviews
    24.63 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 15.32 to 55.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.67 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 3,367 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Nottingham
    492 Reviews
    24.48 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 16.91 to 53.41 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 509.6 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 48,985 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Nottingham
    19 Reviews
    14.38 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Nottingham is 11.03 to 28.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.57 Mbps. Nottingham residents have performed 858 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

Broadband in Nottingham

1st

Best speed range city in Nottingham

934.56 Mbps

Nottingham's fastest speed

21.77—51.15 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Nottingham residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Nottingham

YearNottingham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201827.3 Mbps26.27 Mbps3.92% Faster
201931.05 Mbps30.63 Mbps1.37% Faster
202064.73 Mbps80.31 Mbps19.40% Slower
202136.98 Mbps66.05 Mbps44.01% Slower

Nottingham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeNottinghamUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.95%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.28%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.09%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.63%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps12.12%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.93%2.33%

How Nottingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 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 
1Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 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, 44.6% were fast, 27.27% slow, and 28.12% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 23:57:04241 secs29.49 Mbps27.73 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 23:28:09213 mins215.08 Mbps451.2 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:53:49217 mins180.74 Mbps159.74 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:25:15225 secs377.05 Mbps357.5 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:55:07395 secs161.74 Mbps159.34 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:38:1125 mins251.72 Mbps275.48 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:10:46232 secs3.1 Mbps3.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 19:37:28318 mins0.28 Mbps1.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:26:1254 mins0.58 Mbps0.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 18:50:11216 mins14.38 Mbps6.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 19:00:1724 mins16.37 Mbps0.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:47:32246 secs86.65 Mbps63.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:22:48317 mins3.96 Mbps14.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:12:3236 mins11.81 Mbps192.21 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 18:02:13234 secs7.38 Mbps7.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 17:55:50242 secs79.83 Mbps114.88 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 17:28:36264 secs0.55 Mbps0.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 17:17:32226 secs36.26 Mbps40.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:31:272540 mins13.88 Mbps4.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:57:31236 secs27.1 Mbps45.05 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Nottingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre930.22 Mbps67.2—250.48 Mbps
2Hyperoptic915.33 Mbps52.3—167.19 Mbps
3Glide856.81 Mbps40.07—98.78 Mbps
4BT917.16 Mbps24.58—72.88 Mbps
5Zone Broadband213.29 Mbps54.69—68.6 Mbps
6Zen Internet494.86 Mbps31.53—85.29 Mbps
7Vodafone535.29 Mbps25.91—61.43 Mbps
8CIX338.15 Mbps18.9—66.5 Mbps
9Virgin Media934.56 Mbps21.92—50.73 Mbps
10EE914.29 Mbps18.52—48.99 Mbps
11TalkTalk516.63 Mbps20.38—48.41 Mbps
12Sky Broadband509.6 Mbps16.91—53.41 Mbps
13KCOM76.2 Mbps16.46—47.35 Mbps
14Plusnet74.67 Mbps15.32—55.18 Mbps
15I Need Broadband45.05 Mbps26.04—29.72 Mbps
16Shell Energy73.54 Mbps19.53—36.77 Mbps
17Origin Broadband74.57 Mbps11.03—28.57 Mbps

Nottingham Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Nottingham

How many broadband providers in Nottingham are there?
Nottingham has 17 ISPs tested by its 331,069 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Nottingham?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Nottingham with 934.56 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 21.92—50.73 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 67.2 to 250.48 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Nottingham?
Users in Nottingham see an average internet speed of 21.77 up to 1931 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 934.56 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 934.56 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 509.6 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 1783 of Nottingham's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Nottingham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Nottingham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021