Oldham Internet Service Providers

Oldham residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 108.70% above the United Kingdom average of 5.75 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 11.66—35.87 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 21.85 Mbps, which is 5.37% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.09 Mbps, and 2.59% below the average of 22.43 Mbps in Oldham. Internet speeds in Oldham are typically faster than Shaw and Crompton, but slower than Saddleworth. Nearby cities include Shaw and Crompton with speeds 3.01—33.47 Mbps, and Saddleworth with speeds 19.03—60.05 Mbps.


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

15.38—52.23 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Oldham residents

Oldham Competitive Speed Map

How Oldham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.09—72.15 Mbps30.25 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.33—67.29 Mbps23.85 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 MbpsFaster
Oldham917.98 Mbps15.38—52.23 Mbps21.85 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.83—49.83 Mbps17.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.5 Mbps21.24 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.51 Mbps18.26 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.6—35.98 Mbps10.79 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.57 Mbps21.82 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.38—71.77 Mbps21.07 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Oldham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Saddleworth528.08 Mbps19.03—60.05 Mbps27.47 Mbps10
2Oldham917.98 Mbps15.38—52.23 Mbps21.85 Mbps12

Oldham Over Time

How Oldham Compares for Internet Speed in Oldham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Saddleworth528.08 Mbps19.03—60.05 Mbps27.47 MbpsFaster
2Oldham917.98 Mbps15.38—52.23 Mbps21.85 Mbps-
3Shaw and Crompton54.11 Mbps3.01—33.47 Mbps5.07 MbpsSlower

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, 43.81% were fast, 26.98% slow, and 29.21% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 01:28:21449 mins22.82 Mbps47.91 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband01 Jul 2020 00:24:20528 mins34.32 Mbps29.41 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 00:48:43293 secs15.55 Mbps32.53 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 00:35:45211 mins64.91 Mbps0.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT30 Jun 2020 00:20:50224 secs43.27 Mbps48.92 MbpsImproved
BT29 Jun 2020 02:39:16258 secs33.19 Mbps33.66 Mbps
Sky Broadband29 Jun 2020 00:51:39225 secs12.84 Mbps36.49 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband28 Jun 2020 01:48:23230 secs6.22 Mbps8.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband28 Jun 2020 00:09:52314 mins4.48 Mbps5.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband28 Jun 2020 00:05:36218 mins5.03 Mbps3.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 Jun 2020 00:33:44236 secs21.57 Mbps172.61 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 23:13:11510 mins0.7 Mbps15.04 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jun 2020 22:02:15228 mins13.76 Mbps16.92 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jun 2020 22:08:32233 secs34.43 Mbps32.25 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 21:19:44327 mins1.26 Mbps0.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 21:45:02226 secs13.49 Mbps13.85 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 21:32:27225 secs9.04 Mbps6.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 21:05:2522 mins33.12 Mbps36.64 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 20:45:2629 mins30.92 Mbps31.25 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 20:43:22238 secs0.07 Mbps0.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Oldham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media545.2 Mbps34.07—108.59 Mbps
2BT917.98 Mbps16.28—49.81 Mbps
3EE110.08 Mbps14.87—37.57 Mbps
4Vodafone382.18 Mbps13.99—33.76 Mbps
5KCOM30.48 Mbps16.74—30.24 Mbps
6Sky Broadband145.46 Mbps11.66—35.87 Mbps
7Plusnet73.13 Mbps12.84—34 Mbps
8TalkTalk112.17 Mbps10.41—33.82 Mbps
9Zen Internet209.18 Mbps4.98—23.69 Mbps
10iDNET46.1 Mbps12.1—13.2 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband65.14 Mbps5.71—21.08 Mbps
12O2 Broadband60.46 Mbps4.28—13.42 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 16.28—49.81 Mbps.
The best provider in Oldham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 34.07 to 108.59 Mbps.
Users in Oldham see an average internet speed of 15.38 up to 854 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: 01 Jul 2020