Broadband Statistics for Peterborough, Peterborough
Broadband Providers16
Fastest Speed938.18 Mbps
Median Speed37.92 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband Providers in Peterborough

Peterborough is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 71.04 Mbps in 2021. This is 7.55% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Peterborough have run speed tests on 16 broadband providers. This number is 160.16% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 internet service providers. ISPs available in Peterborough include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Peterborough is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 659.66 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 44.65—203.11 Mbps.

Peterborough's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 938.18 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Peterborough is 37.92 Mbps, which is 2.49% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 4.46% above the average of 36.3 Mbps in Peterborough.

Internet speeds in Peterborough are typically faster than Bainton, but slower than Eye. Nearby locations include Eye with speeds 40.91—76.32 Mbps, Ailsworth with speeds 10.14—32.53 Mbps, and Northborough with speeds 20.85—52.11 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Peterborough includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in PE1, PE2, PE4, and PE3.

Broadband Providers

  • O2 Broadband
    45 Reviews
    108.36 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 82.44 to 221.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 644.55 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 30 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Peterborough
    825 Reviews
    70.31 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 44.65 to 203.11 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 659.66 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 35,141 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Gigaclear in Peterborough
    6 Reviews
    69.85 Mbps

    Gigaclear's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 37 to 156.23 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 340.61 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 71 speed tests on Gigaclear Broadband.

  • Contingency Networks
    Not enough reviews
    65.35 Mbps

    Contingency Networks's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 58.46 to 75.74 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 583.95 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 1,625 speed tests on Contingency Networks Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    54.22 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 40.41 to 114.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 372.16 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 577 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Peterborough
    135 Reviews
    39.67 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 31.36 to 68.08 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 938.18 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 3,037 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • BT in Peterborough
    414 Reviews
    32.44 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 21.9 to 66.04 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 915.46 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 12,099 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • EE in Peterborough
    222 Reviews
    30.83 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 23.2 to 49.51 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 922.23 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 2,067 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Peterborough
    39 Reviews
    24.61 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 20.41 to 48.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 95.96 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 95 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Peterborough
    497 Reviews
    23.89 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 16.73 to 51.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 472.7 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 18,066 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Peterborough
    7 Reviews
    23.37 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 20.28 to 58.4 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 60.48 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 20 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Peterborough
    223 Reviews
    22.27 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 17.48 to 37.64 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 276.39 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 2,592 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Peterborough
    266 Reviews
    20.35 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 15.75 to 55.22 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.61 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 1,441 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Peterborough
    33 Reviews
    11.77 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 6.56 to 25.42 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.3 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 184 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Peterborough
    Not enough reviews
    7 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Peterborough is 0 to 7 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 11.9 Mbps. Peterborough residents have performed 2 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

Broadband in Peterborough

2nd

Best speed range city in Peterborough

938.18 Mbps

Peterborough's fastest speed

28.14—100.4 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Peterborough residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Peterborough

YearPeterborough AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201830.8 Mbps26.27 Mbps17.24% Faster
201935.6 Mbps30.63 Mbps16.23% Faster
202087.33 Mbps80.31 Mbps8.74% Faster
202171.04 Mbps66.05 Mbps7.55% Faster

Peterborough Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangePeterboroughUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps24.01%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps23.06%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.83%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.36%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps17.04%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.71%2.33%

How Peterborough Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 MbpsFaster
Peterborough938.18 Mbps28.14—100.4 Mbps37.92 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Peterborough

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Peterborough938.18 Mbps28.14—100.4 Mbps37.92 Mbps16
2Bainton946.21 Mbps23.52—50.12 Mbps30.59 Mbps11

Peterborough 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 Peterborough Compares for Internet Speed in Peterborough

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Eye108.86 Mbps40.91—76.32 Mbps46.67 MbpsFaster
2Peterborough938.18 Mbps28.14—100.4 Mbps37.92 Mbps-
3Bainton946.21 Mbps23.52—50.12 Mbps30.59 MbpsSlower
4Northborough73.18 Mbps20.85—52.11 Mbps25.06 MbpsSlower

Peterborough Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Peterborough testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Peterborough ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Peterborough 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 Peterborough's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.48% were fast, 24.12% slow, and 33.4% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 22:04:50246 secs16.23 Mbps16.31 Mbps
BT19 Oct 2021 21:31:0523 mins2.98 Mbps4.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:06:27317 mins99.92 Mbps47.9 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Oct 2021 19:57:2633 mins4.82 Mbps6.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:44:39258 secs109.99 Mbps103.72 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:38:4845 mins0.69 Mbps1.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2021 19:35:4126 mins14.3 Mbps23.38 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:11:58230 secs18.32 Mbps12.45 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 18:58:36213 mins109.35 Mbps44.01 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 18:28:45531 mins4.24 Mbps49.15 MbpsImproved
EE19 Oct 2021 18:09:3942 mins0.79 Mbps0.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 17:53:57227 secs157.75 Mbps150.65 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 17:47:19354 secs37.38 Mbps9.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2021 17:12:15222 secs0.2 Mbps0.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 17:00:2628 mins6.17 Mbps89.78 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 16:43:49216 mins0.39 Mbps0.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2021 16:46:18235 secs39.37 Mbps39.41 Mbps
BT19 Oct 2021 16:36:3828 mins1.77 Mbps64.75 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 16:13:26327 mins86.89 Mbps89.71 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 15:28:00226 secs40.04 Mbps7.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Peterborough

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1O2 Broadband644.55 Mbps82.44—221.56 Mbps
2Virgin Media659.66 Mbps44.65—203.11 Mbps
3Gigaclear340.61 Mbps37—156.23 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks372.16 Mbps40.41—114.26 Mbps
5Contingency Networks583.95 Mbps58.46—75.74 Mbps
6Vodafone938.18 Mbps31.36—68.08 Mbps
7BT915.46 Mbps21.9—66.04 Mbps
8EE922.23 Mbps23.2—49.51 Mbps
9Andrews & Arnold60.48 Mbps20.28—58.4 Mbps
10Zen Internet95.96 Mbps20.41—48.19 Mbps
11Sky Broadband472.7 Mbps16.73—51.36 Mbps
12TalkTalk276.39 Mbps17.48—37.64 Mbps
13Plusnet74.61 Mbps15.75—55.22 Mbps
14KCOM66.98 Mbps7.65—16.05 Mbps
15Shell Energy74.3 Mbps6.56—25.42 Mbps
16Spitfire11.9 Mbps0—7 Mbps

Peterborough Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Peterborough

How many broadband providers in Peterborough are there?
Peterborough has 16 ISPs tested by its 201,041 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Peterborough?
Vodafone is the fastest broadband provider in Peterborough with 938.18 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 31.36—68.08 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Peterborough?
The best internet provider in Peterborough is O2 Broadband, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 82.44 to 221.56 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Peterborough?
Users in Peterborough see an average internet speed of 28.14 up to 493 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 938.18 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Peterborough?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Peterborough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 659.66 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Peterborough?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Peterborough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 472.7 Mbps.
Is BT available in Peterborough?
Broadband service from BT is available in Peterborough, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 915.46 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Peterborough?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 139 of Peterborough's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Peterborough?
The broadband provider with the most users in Peterborough is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021