Broadband Statistics for Plymouth, Plymouth
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed897.38 Mbps
Average Speed40.38 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Plymouth Internet Service Providers

Plymouth residents have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 99.67% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 59.53—210.5 Mbps. Plymouth's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 897.38 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Plymouth is 40.38 Mbps, which is 10.18% above the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 40.38 Mbps in Plymouth.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Plymouth
    59.53 — 210.5 Mbps
    657.95 Mbps
    91.92 Mbps
  • CIX in Plymouth
    31.44 — 89.88 Mbps
    93.29 Mbps
    57.39 Mbps
  • Glide in Plymouth
    24.36 — 90.87 Mbps
    486.95 Mbps
    37.35 Mbps
  • BT in Plymouth
    21.63 — 66.92 Mbps
    897.38 Mbps
    25.62 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Plymouth
    19.54 — 44.58 Mbps
    90.65 Mbps
    27.42 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Plymouth
    15.75 — 46.99 Mbps
    226.29 Mbps
    20.03 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Plymouth
    19.31 — 37 Mbps
    391.11 Mbps
    25.87 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Plymouth
    18.99 — 33.21 Mbps
    74.53 Mbps
    27.19 Mbps
  • EE in Plymouth
    11.55 — 41.61 Mbps
    306.26 Mbps
    15.28 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Plymouth
    15.42 — 32.69 Mbps
    36.8 Mbps
    21.27 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Plymouth
    6.18 — 23.83 Mbps
    72.51 Mbps
    7.73 Mbps
  • KCOM in Plymouth
    0.84 — 4.89 Mbps
    30.67 Mbps
    0.97 Mbps

Broadband in Plymouth

637th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Plymouth

897.38 Mbps

Plymouth's fastest speed

30.29—111.03 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Plymouth residents

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Plymouth Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Plymouth897.38 Mbps30.29—111.03 Mbps40.38 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 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 
1Plymouth897.38 Mbps30.29—111.03 Mbps40.38 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, 42.7% were fast, 25.11% slow, and 32.19% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:26:1714103 mins5.1 Mbps52.14 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:38:18227 mins17.43 Mbps6.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 22:17:12523 mins0.35 Mbps0.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 21:02:331258 mins42.12 Mbps51.58 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 21:47:39242 secs47.24 Mbps44.22 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 21:47:46211 secs65.11 Mbps64.55 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 21:38:01254 mins3.03 Mbps7.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:28:40230 secs11.58 Mbps26.95 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 19:28:3512120 mins4.34 Mbps8.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 21:25:50282 mins17.9 Mbps18.53 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 21:04:59227 secs31.02 Mbps70.19 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 20:04:49374 secs86.08 Mbps60.75 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:04:59261 secs56.65 Mbps57.2 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:51:26213 mins93.29 Mbps0.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:48:37224 secs17.7 Mbps73.86 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 19:43:0353 mins38.84 Mbps34.81 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 19:19:21226 mins5.35 Mbps3.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:07:04930 mins67.28 Mbps58.48 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:25:57270 secs84.11 Mbps63.56 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 19:12:48336 secs3.28 Mbps1.65 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Plymouth

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media657.95 Mbps59.53—210.5 Mbps
2CIX93.29 Mbps31.44—89.88 Mbps
3Glide486.95 Mbps24.36—90.87 Mbps
4BT897.38 Mbps21.63—66.92 Mbps
5Vodafone90.65 Mbps19.54—44.58 Mbps
6TalkTalk391.11 Mbps19.31—37 Mbps
7EE306.26 Mbps11.55—41.61 Mbps
8Sky Broadband226.29 Mbps15.75—46.99 Mbps
9Plusnet74.53 Mbps18.99—33.21 Mbps
10Zen Internet36.8 Mbps15.42—32.69 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband72.51 Mbps6.18—23.83 Mbps
12KCOM30.67 Mbps0.84—4.89 Mbps

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 897.38 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 21.63—66.92 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 59.53 to 210.5 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Plymouth?
Users in Plymouth see an average internet speed of 30.29 up to 307 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 897.38 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 226.29 Mbps.
Is BT available in Plymouth?
Broadband service from BT is available in Plymouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 897.38 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Plymouth?
The broadband provider with the most users in Plymouth is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021