Broadband Statistics for Plymouth, Plymouth
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed909.9 Mbps
Median Speed40.67 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Plymouth

Plymouth is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 81.19 Mbps in 2021. This is 22.92% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Plymouth have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 95.76% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Plymouth include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Plymouth is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 657.95 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 59.85—212.22 Mbps.

Plymouth's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 909.9 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Plymouth is 40.67 Mbps, which is 9.92% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 40.67 Mbps in Plymouth.

Our research into internet speeds in Plymouth includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in PL6, PL5, PL4, PL1, and PL9.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Plymouth
    809 Reviews
    92.22 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 59.85 to 212.22 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 657.95 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 77,302 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • CIX in Plymouth
    1 Review
    75.02 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 47.73 to 89.68 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 93.29 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 12 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Glide in Plymouth
    6 Reviews
    37.35 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 24.36 to 90.87 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 486.95 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 66 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Plymouth
    220 Reviews
    26.68 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 19.94 to 38.44 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 515.72 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 9,910 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Plymouth
    262 Reviews
    25.97 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 16.72 to 33.21 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.53 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 3,739 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Plymouth
    133 Reviews
    24.98 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 17.47 to 46.15 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 98.27 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 552 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • BT in Plymouth
    408 Reviews
    24.12 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 17.64 to 51.03 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 909.9 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 12,673 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Plymouth
    492 Reviews
    22.06 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 16.16 to 49.08 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 479.24 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 26,648 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Plymouth
    37 Reviews
    21.27 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 15.42 to 34.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 54.78 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 39 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • EE in Plymouth
    215 Reviews
    19.82 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 12.63 to 43.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 453.12 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 2,321 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Plymouth
    32 Reviews
    11.07 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Plymouth is 7.82 to 28.67 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.51 Mbps. Plymouth residents have performed 336 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Plymouth

1st

Best speed range city in Plymouth

909.9 Mbps

Plymouth's fastest speed

30.92—112.73 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Plymouth residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Plymouth

YearPlymouth AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201825.06 Mbps26.27 Mbps4.61% Slower
201929.15 Mbps30.63 Mbps4.83% Slower
202088.93 Mbps80.31 Mbps10.73% Faster
202181.19 Mbps66.05 Mbps22.92% Faster

Plymouth Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangePlymouthUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps25.91%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.81%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.27%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.31%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps20.46%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.24%2.33%

How Plymouth Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Plymouth909.9 Mbps30.92—112.73 Mbps40.67 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsSlower

Plymouth 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 Plymouth Compares for Internet Speed in Plymouth

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Plymouth909.9 Mbps30.92—112.73 Mbps40.67 Mbps-

Plymouth Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Plymouth testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Plymouth ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Plymouth 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 Plymouth's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.62% were fast, 26.68% slow, and 31.71% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 23:15:3922 mins9.51 Mbps4.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 22:16:49282 secs24.62 Mbps27.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:55:2527 mins109.24 Mbps110.72 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:43:22612 mins23.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:22:4552 mins4 Mbps12.18 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:53:45420 mins0.9 Mbps10.55 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:25:49211 mins83.04 Mbps84.97 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 20:35:06222 secs35.96 Mbps34.44 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 20:11:56619 mins2.22 Mbps19.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:16:392118 secs105.69 Mbps108.8 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:32:52532 mins3.34 Mbps1.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:40:09224 secs281.46 Mbps272.51 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 18:51:57246 secs0.42 Mbps0.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 18:49:30241 secs21.63 Mbps43.69 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 18:30:54238 secs3.74 Mbps4.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 18:21:50255 secs143.31 Mbps144.6 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 18:10:3539 mins31.64 Mbps19.51 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 18:04:2222 mins1.64 Mbps1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:02:2732 mins213.72 Mbps217.39 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 17:59:52226 secs45.09 Mbps53.56 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Plymouth

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media657.95 Mbps59.85—212.22 Mbps
2Glide486.95 Mbps24.36—90.87 Mbps
3CIX93.29 Mbps47.73—89.68 Mbps
4BT909.9 Mbps17.64—51.03 Mbps
5EE453.12 Mbps12.63—43.39 Mbps
6TalkTalk515.72 Mbps19.94—38.44 Mbps
7Sky Broadband479.24 Mbps16.16—49.08 Mbps
8Vodafone98.27 Mbps17.47—46.15 Mbps
9Plusnet74.53 Mbps16.72—33.21 Mbps
10Zen Internet54.78 Mbps15.42—34.18 Mbps
11Shell Energy72.51 Mbps7.82—28.67 Mbps
12KCOM30.67 Mbps0.97—2.75 Mbps

Plymouth Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Plymouth

How many broadband providers in Plymouth are there?
Plymouth has 12 ISPs tested by its 263,100 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Plymouth?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Plymouth with 909.9 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 17.64—51.03 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Plymouth?
The best internet provider in Plymouth is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 59.85 to 212.22 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Plymouth?
Users in Plymouth see an average internet speed of 30.92 up to 306 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 909.9 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Plymouth?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Plymouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 657.95 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Plymouth?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Plymouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 479.24 Mbps.
Is BT available in Plymouth?
Broadband service from BT is available in Plymouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 909.9 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Plymouth?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 228 of Plymouth's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Plymouth?
The broadband provider with the most users in Plymouth is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021