Oldham Internet Service Providers

Oldham residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 102.70% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 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 145.46 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 12.87—37.72 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 23.86 Mbps, which is 6.80% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.6 Mbps, and 2.85% below the average of 24.56 Mbps in Oldham. Internet speeds in Oldham are typically slower than Saddleworth. Nearby cities include Saddleworth with speeds 20.91—63.34 Mbps.


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

16.8—57.12 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Oldham residents

Oldham Competitive Speed Map

How Oldham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps21.76—73.54 Mbps32.88 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.5—70.31 Mbps25.76 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.49—72.98 Mbps24.9 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.48—70.13 Mbps24.49 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.29—86.48 Mbps25.05 MbpsFaster
Oldham917.98 Mbps16.8—57.12 Mbps23.86 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.01—54.91 Mbps19.02 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.04—62.4 Mbps22.61 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.62—47.23 Mbps19.44 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.28—40.63 Mbps11.85 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Oldham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Saddleworth869.32 Mbps20.91—63.34 Mbps29.7 Mbps10
2Oldham917.98 Mbps16.8—57.12 Mbps23.86 Mbps12

Oldham Over Time

How Oldham Compares for Internet Speed in Oldham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Saddleworth869.32 Mbps20.91—63.34 Mbps29.7 MbpsFaster
2Oldham917.98 Mbps16.8—57.12 Mbps23.86 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 4 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, 48.98% were fast, 25.29% slow, and 25.73% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband18 Sep 2020 23:38:4925 mins43.02 Mbps43.76 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Sep 2020 22:47:00390 secs16.23 Mbps17.2 Mbps
Plusnet18 Sep 2020 21:15:12239 secs34.87 Mbps31.04 MbpsNeeds help
BT18 Sep 2020 07:54:10529 mins2.54 Mbps11.63 MbpsImproved
BT17 Sep 2020 19:47:41238 secs65.06 Mbps64.88 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2020 19:33:10239 secs137.44 Mbps142.93 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2020 18:14:2827 mins26.71 Mbps57.92 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Sep 2020 13:09:0635 mins39.3 Mbps42.99 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2020 10:52:1342 mins8.75 Mbps11.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2020 10:33:49352 secs38.67 Mbps19.11 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Sep 2020 00:59:4029 mins2.02 Mbps1.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 Sep 2020 11:15:56344 secs46.65 Mbps46.58 Mbps
TalkTalk16 Sep 2020 08:37:15257 secs1.09 Mbps0.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Sep 2020 01:19:41225 secs44.1 Mbps45.25 Mbps
Sky Broadband15 Sep 2020 19:24:242110 secs41.26 Mbps51.89 MbpsImproved
Plusnet15 Sep 2020 15:19:40318 mins10.1 Mbps7.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone15 Sep 2020 12:17:25222 secs27.55 Mbps23.38 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk15 Sep 2020 11:37:15211 mins34.76 Mbps7.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 Sep 2020 11:44:39282 secs31.35 Mbps48.29 MbpsImproved
BT14 Sep 2020 21:41:19396 secs265.96 Mbps177.54 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Oldham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media545.2 Mbps36.18—109.79 Mbps
2BT917.98 Mbps17.9—54.59 Mbps
3iDNET141.08 Mbps12.1—33.41 Mbps
4EE209.42 Mbps16.95—42.06 Mbps
5Vodafone382.18 Mbps15.82—35.04 Mbps
6Sky Broadband145.46 Mbps12.87—37.72 Mbps
7TalkTalk424.87 Mbps10.88—35.74 Mbps
8Plusnet73.13 Mbps11.5—33.99 Mbps
9Zen Internet209.18 Mbps4.19—23.69 Mbps
10KCOM30.48 Mbps10.18—20.03 Mbps
11O2 Broadband60.46 Mbps4.78—13.68 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband65.14 Mbps4.03—17.98 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 17.9—54.59 Mbps.
The best provider in Oldham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 36.18 to 109.79 Mbps.
Users in Oldham see an average internet speed of 16.8 up to 838 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 145.46 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: 18 Sep 2020