Broadband Statistics for Oldham, Oldham
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed913.05 Mbps
Median Speed36.95 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Oldham

Oldham is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 64.66 Mbps in 2021. This is 2.10% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Oldham have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 95.76% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Oldham include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and TalkTalk. The most common broadband provider in Oldham is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 913.05 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 59.04—203.07 Mbps.

Oldham's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 913.05 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Oldham is 36.95 Mbps, which is 0.14% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 4.89% below the average of 38.85 Mbps in Oldham.

Internet speeds in Oldham are typically slower than Saddleworth. Nearby locations include Saddleworth with speeds 36.91—73.07 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Oldham includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in OL9, OL8, OL4, OL1, and M35.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Oldham
    808 Reviews
    86.27 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 59.04 to 203.07 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 913.05 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 26,255 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • BT in Oldham
    408 Reviews
    34.02 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 24.04 to 71.44 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 898.13 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 7,241 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • EE in Oldham
    215 Reviews
    32.01 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 25.35 to 58.85 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 752.94 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 2,110 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Oldham
    133 Reviews
    31.67 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 24.77 to 52.44 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 484.83 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 1,946 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Oldham
    220 Reviews
    28.69 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 21.49 to 49.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 549.06 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 7,529 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Oldham
    492 Reviews
    26.91 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 19.54 to 54.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 437.15 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 19,975 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Oldham
    37 Reviews
    23.83 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 16 to 57.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 790.89 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 397 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Oldham
    262 Reviews
    22.07 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 17.74 to 37.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.91 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 1,749 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Oldham
    32 Reviews
    19.15 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 11.93 to 35.93 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.13 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 109 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • iDNET in Oldham
    1 Review
    6.49 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 0.3 to 8.32 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 64.53 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 4 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    45 Reviews
    3.92 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Oldham is 0.32 to 6.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 42.99 Mbps. Oldham residents have performed 6 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

Broadband in Oldham

2nd

Best speed range city in Oldham

913.05 Mbps

Oldham's fastest speed

28.77—101.63 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Oldham residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Oldham

YearOldham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201837.63 Mbps26.27 Mbps43.24% Faster
201944.18 Mbps30.63 Mbps44.24% Faster
202058.98 Mbps80.31 Mbps26.56% Slower
202164.66 Mbps66.05 Mbps2.10% Slower

Oldham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeOldhamUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps27.17%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps28.77%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.96%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.90%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps12.39%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.81%2.33%

How Oldham 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
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Oldham913.05 Mbps28.77—101.63 Mbps36.95 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Oldham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Saddleworth939.53 Mbps36.91—73.07 Mbps51.28 Mbps11
2Oldham913.05 Mbps28.77—101.63 Mbps36.95 Mbps12

Oldham 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 Oldham Compares for Internet Speed in Oldham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Saddleworth939.53 Mbps36.91—73.07 Mbps51.28 MbpsFaster
2Oldham913.05 Mbps28.77—101.63 Mbps36.95 Mbps-

Oldham Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Oldham testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Oldham ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Oldham's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.74% were fast, 23.43% slow, and 33.83% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 23:15:2033 mins99.95 Mbps99.53 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:56:2422 mins26.87 Mbps27.49 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 22:21:08242 secs9.5 Mbps20.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:08:45225 secs44.99 Mbps39.67 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:26:36321 mins20.84 Mbps98.86 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:36:22511 mins17.2 Mbps22.54 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 18:06:242103 secs1.6 Mbps27.8 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 17:46:59229 secs143.49 Mbps148.22 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 17:21:03242 secs11.73 Mbps30.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:51:0024 mins3.38 Mbps4.07 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 16:33:33393 secs57.07 Mbps61.46 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 16:19:242106 secs53.63 Mbps62.66 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 15:48:09211 mins0.09 Mbps0.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 14:43:2222 mins96.55 Mbps99.68 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 14:02:23615 mins3.64 Mbps25.29 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 09:36:50242 secs12.64 Mbps14.04 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 07:21:06348 secs46.17 Mbps54.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 03:50:0928 mins99.03 Mbps100.97 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2021 20:52:584117 secs18.18 Mbps30.63 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk16 Oct 2021 20:03:141734 mins2.09 Mbps17.71 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Oldham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media913.05 Mbps59.04—203.07 Mbps
2Zen Internet790.89 Mbps16—57.82 Mbps
3BT898.13 Mbps24.04—71.44 Mbps
4Vodafone484.83 Mbps24.77—52.44 Mbps
5EE752.94 Mbps25.35—58.85 Mbps
6KCOM84.81 Mbps15.69—57 Mbps
7TalkTalk549.06 Mbps21.49—49.98 Mbps
8Sky Broadband437.15 Mbps19.54—54.72 Mbps
9Plusnet73.91 Mbps17.74—37.39 Mbps
10Shell Energy74.13 Mbps11.93—35.93 Mbps
11iDNET64.53 Mbps0.3—8.32 Mbps
12O2 Broadband42.99 Mbps0.32—6.8 Mbps

Oldham Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Oldham

How many broadband providers in Oldham are there?
Oldham has 12 ISPs tested by its 235,623 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Oldham?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Oldham with 913.05 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 59.04—203.07 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Oldham?
The best internet provider in Oldham is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 59.04 to 203.07 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Oldham?
Users in Oldham see an average internet speed of 28.77 up to 481 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 913.05 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Oldham?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Oldham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 913.05 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Oldham?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Oldham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 437.15 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in Oldham?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Oldham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 549.06 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Oldham?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 921 of Oldham's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Oldham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Oldham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021