Oldham Internet Service Providers

Oldham residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 103.74% above the United Kingdom average of 5.89 providers. ISPs available in Oldham include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. The most common provider in Oldham is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded speed of 145.78 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 15.93—44.28 Mbps. Oldham's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 917.98 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Oldham is 27.29 Mbps, which is 11.65% below the The United Kingdom national average of 30.89 Mbps, and 5.14% below the average of 28.77 Mbps in Oldham. Internet speeds in Oldham are typically slower than Saddleworth. Nearby cities include Saddleworth with speeds 28.48—69.44 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Oldham
  • BT in Oldham
  • EE in Oldham
  • Vodafone in Oldham
  • Sky Broadband in Oldham
  • TalkTalk in Oldham
  • Plusnet in Oldham
  • KCOM in Oldham
  • Zen Internet in Oldham
  • iDNET in Oldham
  • Post Office Broadband in Oldham
  • O2 Broadband

Internet in Oldham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Oldham

917.98 Mbps

Oldham's fastest speed

19.77—65.59 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Oldham residents

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Oldham Competitive Speed Map

How Oldham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps29.14—89.5 Mbps40.41 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.64 Mbps19.46—80.47 Mbps30.1 MbpsFaster
Bristol937.97 Mbps20.71—93.08 Mbps30.49 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps19.24—78.74 Mbps28.78 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.73—99.06 Mbps30.99 MbpsFaster
Oldham917.98 Mbps19.77—65.59 Mbps27.29 Mbps-
Liverpool836.13 Mbps15—67.05 Mbps22.37 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps16.8—66.66 Mbps25.22 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps16.11—54.95 Mbps22.8 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps10.1—51.9 Mbps14.7 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Oldham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Saddleworth869.32 Mbps28.48—69.44 Mbps37.13 Mbps9
2Oldham917.98 Mbps19.77—65.59 Mbps27.29 Mbps12

Oldham Over Time

How Oldham Compares for Internet Speed in Oldham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Saddleworth869.32 Mbps28.48—69.44 Mbps37.13 MbpsFaster
2Oldham917.98 Mbps19.77—65.59 Mbps27.29 Mbps-

Oldham Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Oldham test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Oldham ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Oldham 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Oldham's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 40.88% were fast, 27% slow, and 32.12% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband24 Feb 2021 15:20:0658 mins46.73 Mbps40 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband24 Feb 2021 10:12:1048 mins0.85 Mbps1.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk23 Feb 2021 11:16:45224 secs36.62 Mbps36.88 Mbps
Sky Broadband23 Feb 2021 09:26:51259 secs23.1 Mbps24.35 Mbps
TalkTalk22 Feb 2021 22:32:09271 secs18.57 Mbps12.26 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband22 Feb 2021 20:56:20232 secs57.31 Mbps65.99 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Feb 2021 12:28:14222 secs246.13 Mbps252.12 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Feb 2021 22:32:10281 secs19.63 Mbps105.51 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Feb 2021 01:14:48253 secs49.18 Mbps36.91 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Feb 2021 01:01:1028 mins22.78 Mbps20.31 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 22:52:35227 mins40.38 Mbps55.2 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 21:20:58242 secs9.08 Mbps12.8 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 21:13:3732 mins8.28 Mbps6.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk16 Feb 2021 21:00:2236 mins19.92 Mbps12.23 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 16:37:45372 secs32.38 Mbps27.82 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 15:51:15356 secs33.33 Mbps8.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Feb 2021 10:53:36231 secs204.5 Mbps213.83 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 10:43:48235 secs33.22 Mbps33.36 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Feb 2021 10:32:26266 secs6.35 Mbps6.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Feb 2021 23:15:40251 secs6.7 Mbps7.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Oldham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media545.2 Mbps38.65—134.05 Mbps
2BT917.98 Mbps21.68—60.9 Mbps
3Vodafone486.68 Mbps18.93—41 Mbps
4EE291.14 Mbps18.23—48.65 Mbps
5Sky Broadband145.78 Mbps15.93—44.28 Mbps
6iDNET141.08 Mbps6.49—13.2 Mbps
7TalkTalk424.87 Mbps12.16—37 Mbps
8Plusnet73.13 Mbps11.28—35.69 Mbps
9Zen Internet193.66 Mbps3.96—22.48 Mbps
10KCOM30.48 Mbps10.18—20.03 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband62.21 Mbps4.02—17.97 Mbps
12O2 Broadband41.23 Mbps3.52—11.05 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Oldham

Oldham has 12 ISPs tested by its 235,623 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Oldham with 917.98 Mbps, and an average speed range of 21.68—60.9 Mbps.
The best provider in Oldham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 38.65 to 134.05 Mbps.
Users in Oldham see an average internet speed of 19.77 up to 804 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 917.98 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Oldham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 145.78 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Oldham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 545.2 Mbps.
BT is available in Oldham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 917.98 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Oldham is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021