Broadband Statistics for Oldham, Oldham
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed905.89 Mbps
Average Speed34.78 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Oldham Internet Service Providers

Oldham residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 115.95% above the United Kingdom average of 6.02 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 894.69 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 54.43—198.42 Mbps. Oldham's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 905.89 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Oldham is 34.78 Mbps, which is 5.08% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.64 Mbps, and 3.60% below the average of 36.08 Mbps in Oldham. Internet speeds in Oldham are typically slower than Saddleworth. Nearby cities include Saddleworth with speeds 34.98—71.99 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Oldham
    54.43 — 198.42 Mbps
    894.69 Mbps
    80.92 Mbps
  • BT in Oldham
    24.48 — 71.37 Mbps
    905.89 Mbps
    33.69 Mbps
  • EE in Oldham
    26.11 — 58.7 Mbps
    606.33 Mbps
    32.24 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Oldham
    22.19 — 51.17 Mbps
    486.68 Mbps
    29.14 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Oldham
    18.17 — 52.41 Mbps
    371.71 Mbps
    25.4 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Oldham
    19.35 — 47.82 Mbps
    549.06 Mbps
    26.93 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Oldham
    11.33 — 45.76 Mbps
    752.98 Mbps
    20.46 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Oldham
    16.09 — 35.53 Mbps
    73.91 Mbps
    20.02 Mbps
  • iDNET in Oldham
    6.49 — 33.41 Mbps
    141.08 Mbps
    6.49 Mbps
  • KCOM in Oldham
    10.18 — 17.83 Mbps
    84.81 Mbps
    11.75 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Oldham
    3.64 — 19.06 Mbps
    62.21 Mbps
    3.99 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    0.32 — 15.37 Mbps
    42.99 Mbps
    3.92 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Oldham
    0 — 9.39 Mbps
    10.21 Mbps
    9.39 Mbps

Broadband in Oldham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Oldham

905.89 Mbps

Oldham's fastest speed

26.26—88.74 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Oldham residents

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Oldham Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps34.78—93.78 Mbps47.2 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.78—95.99 Mbps36.46 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.82—108.56 Mbps39.71 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.19—92.25 Mbps35.13 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.37—108.7 Mbps41.19 MbpsFaster
Oldham905.89 Mbps26.26—88.74 Mbps34.78 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.27—86.49 Mbps31.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.5—53.33 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.84—64.45 Mbps29.77 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.24—69.56 Mbps26.22 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Oldham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Saddleworth939.53 Mbps34.98—71.99 Mbps46.86 Mbps11
2Oldham905.89 Mbps26.26—88.74 Mbps34.78 Mbps13

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 Mbps34.98—71.99 Mbps46.86 MbpsFaster
2Oldham905.89 Mbps26.26—88.74 Mbps34.78 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 4 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, 41.42% were fast, 25.48% slow, and 33.1% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 23:17:5964 mins125.7 Mbps134.05 Mbps
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 22:20:36225 secs37.17 Mbps32.07 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 21:58:26262 secs0.7 Mbps0.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT29 Jul 2021 21:56:202108 secs37.42 Mbps47.62 MbpsImproved
BT29 Jul 2021 21:29:05210 mins2.77 Mbps2.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 21:21:01217 secs26.13 Mbps61.44 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 21:08:2626 mins5.53 Mbps2.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone29 Jul 2021 20:57:55264 secs59.29 Mbps51.75 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 20:30:5042 mins99.68 Mbps107.53 Mbps
TalkTalk29 Jul 2021 20:21:1157 mins36.8 Mbps83.48 MbpsImproved
BT29 Jul 2021 20:16:04241 secs27.86 Mbps30.45 Mbps
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 20:00:25214 mins40.16 Mbps40.26 Mbps
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 20:12:3232 mins32.15 Mbps27.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 19:49:17214 secs14.99 Mbps534.66 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 19:25:5529 mins8.05 Mbps7.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE29 Jul 2021 19:31:3432 mins7.55 Mbps7.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE29 Jul 2021 18:59:07260 secs10.5 Mbps37.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 18:07:52222 mins66.59 Mbps49.33 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 18:07:0942 mins178.39 Mbps147.43 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 17:48:2722 mins41.57 Mbps45.61 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Oldham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media894.69 Mbps54.43—198.42 Mbps
2BT905.89 Mbps24.48—71.37 Mbps
3Vodafone486.68 Mbps22.19—51.17 Mbps
4EE606.33 Mbps26.11—58.7 Mbps
5Zen Internet752.98 Mbps11.33—45.76 Mbps
6iDNET141.08 Mbps6.49—33.41 Mbps
7Sky Broadband371.71 Mbps18.17—52.41 Mbps
8TalkTalk549.06 Mbps19.35—47.82 Mbps
9Plusnet73.91 Mbps16.09—35.53 Mbps
10KCOM84.81 Mbps10.18—17.83 Mbps
11O2 Broadband42.99 Mbps0.32—15.37 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband62.21 Mbps3.64—19.06 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold10.21 Mbps0—9.39 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Oldham

How many broadband providers in Oldham are there?
Oldham has 13 ISPs tested by its 235,623 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Oldham?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Oldham with 905.89 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 24.48—71.37 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 54.43 to 198.42 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Oldham?
Users in Oldham see an average internet speed of 26.26 up to 591 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 905.89 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 894.69 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 371.71 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.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Oldham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Oldham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021