Oldham Internet Service Providers

Oldham residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 100.33% above the United Kingdom average of 5.99 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 13.78—40.82 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 25.63 Mbps, which is 8.98% below the The United Kingdom national average of 28.16 Mbps, and 3.61% below the average of 26.59 Mbps in Oldham. Internet speeds in Oldham are typically slower than Saddleworth. Nearby cities include Saddleworth with speeds 24.21—67.31 Mbps.


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

18.13—61.58 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 Mbps25.02—74.95 Mbps36.03 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.79—72.93 Mbps27.76 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps18.17—84.7 Mbps27.2 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps17.57—72.83 Mbps26.38 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.13—91.86 Mbps28.48 MbpsFaster
Oldham917.98 Mbps18.13—61.58 Mbps25.63 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps14.13—60.9 Mbps20.99 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.9—64.14 Mbps23.9 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.72—50.94 Mbps20.88 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.88—45.27 Mbps12.82 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Oldham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Saddleworth869.32 Mbps24.21—67.31 Mbps33 Mbps10
2Oldham917.98 Mbps18.13—61.58 Mbps25.63 Mbps12

Oldham Over Time

How Oldham Compares for Internet Speed in Oldham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Saddleworth869.32 Mbps24.21—67.31 Mbps33 MbpsFaster
2Oldham917.98 Mbps18.13—61.58 Mbps25.63 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, 47.91% were fast, 25.39% slow, and 26.7% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media23 Nov 2020 22:27:5627 mins98.87 Mbps108.26 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Nov 2020 13:45:2334 mins8.07 Mbps29.95 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband23 Nov 2020 10:41:3622 mins22.24 Mbps29.6 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband22 Nov 2020 20:31:50213 mins0.82 Mbps0.21 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT22 Nov 2020 20:18:312102 secs46.03 Mbps92.18 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Nov 2020 19:49:13349 secs18.71 Mbps20.6 MbpsImproved
Vodafone22 Nov 2020 16:41:07278 secs35.67 Mbps35.88 Mbps
Sky Broadband22 Nov 2020 15:15:3027 mins1.61 Mbps0.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk22 Nov 2020 14:19:29280 secs27.45 Mbps17.78 MbpsNeeds help
BT22 Nov 2020 13:47:49232 secs0.26 Mbps0.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 23:32:32223 secs17.46 Mbps21.33 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 22:14:21345 secs422.84 Mbps421.7 Mbps
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 20:54:0732 mins102.18 Mbps98.6 Mbps
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 14:20:31229 secs70.69 Mbps43.91 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 13:43:15323 mins15.19 Mbps19.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 13:03:1974 mins34.52 Mbps19.12 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband21 Nov 2020 08:46:27227 mins108.23 Mbps77.87 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 08:32:39534 mins50.82 Mbps74.87 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 04:14:36516 mins136.88 Mbps117.71 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Nov 2020 22:07:50223 mins10.79 Mbps12.17 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Oldham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media545.2 Mbps37.86—113.89 Mbps
2BT917.98 Mbps19.45—57.47 Mbps
3iDNET141.08 Mbps12.1—33.41 Mbps
4Vodafone486.68 Mbps18.65—37.97 Mbps
5EE209.42 Mbps18.34—46.63 Mbps
6Sky Broadband145.46 Mbps13.78—40.82 Mbps
7TalkTalk424.87 Mbps11.17—36.45 Mbps
8Plusnet73.13 Mbps11.12—34.82 Mbps
9Zen Internet134.94 Mbps4.35—23.99 Mbps
10KCOM30.48 Mbps10.18—20.03 Mbps
11O2 Broadband60.46 Mbps4.78—13.68 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband65.14 Mbps4.03—17.96 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 19.45—57.47 Mbps.
The best provider in Oldham in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 37.86 to 113.89 Mbps.
Users in Oldham see an average internet speed of 18.13 up to 829 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: 23 Nov 2020