Broadband Statistics for Poole, Poole
Broadband Providers14
Fastest Speed815.14 Mbps
Median Speed44.03 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Poole

Poole is the ninth fastest major town in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 73.68 Mbps in 2021. This is 11.55% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps, but a drop from 2020's position of second fastest, when Poole's average internet download speed was 96.03 Mbps.

Residents in Poole have run speed tests on 14 broadband providers. This number is 128.76% above the United Kingdom average of 6.12 internet service providers. ISPs available in Poole include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Poole is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 658.55 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 54.3—178.47 Mbps.

Poole's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 815.14 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Poole is 44.03 Mbps, which is 19% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 44.03 Mbps in Poole.

Our research into internet speeds in Poole includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in BH15, BH12, BH14, BH17, and BH13.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Poole
    790 Reviews
    86.44 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Poole is 54.3 to 178.47 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 658.55 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 51,933 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Wessex Internet in Poole
    2 Reviews
    63.36 Mbps

    Wessex Internet's typical internet speed range in Poole is 12.47 to 103.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 104.23 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 4 speed tests on Wessex Internet Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Poole
    37 Reviews
    46.11 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Poole is 37.02 to 69.17 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 159.26 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 42 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • EE in Poole
    205 Reviews
    33.52 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Poole is 25.06 to 42.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 245.69 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 1,704 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Poole
    482 Reviews
    30.59 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Poole is 23.65 to 52.66 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 424.8 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 13,237 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Poole
    209 Reviews
    27.54 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Poole is 22.07 to 44.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 451.96 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 3,417 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • BT in Poole
    397 Reviews
    24.76 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Poole is 22.02 to 51.54 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 815.14 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 9,462 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Poole
    129 Reviews
    23.44 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Poole is 18.59 to 49.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 431.14 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 742 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Juice Broadband
    Not enough reviews
    19.99 Mbps

    Juice Broadband's typical internet speed range in Poole is 12.5 to 65.58 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 426.65 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 126 speed tests on Juice Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Poole
    258 Reviews
    14.13 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Poole is 8.5 to 34.96 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.61 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 2,641 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Poole
    30 Reviews
    11.25 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Poole is 6.96 to 24.88 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.32 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 169 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • CIX in Poole
    1 Review
    6.51 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Poole is 5.44 to 33.4 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 49.99 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 18 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • iDNET in Poole
    1 Review
    5.38 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Poole is 2 to 36.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 37.21 Mbps. Poole residents have performed 9 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

Broadband in Poole

1st

Best speed range city in Poole

815.14 Mbps

Poole's fastest speed

31.93—110.21 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Poole residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Poole

YearPoole AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201849.02 Mbps26.27 Mbps86.60% Faster
201951.06 Mbps30.63 Mbps66.70% Faster
202096.03 Mbps80.31 Mbps19.57% Faster
202173.68 Mbps66.05 Mbps11.55% Faster

Poole Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangePooleUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.28%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps22.11%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.18%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps5.30%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps25.75%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.39%2.33%

How Poole Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.2—94.01 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Poole815.14 Mbps31.93—110.21 Mbps44.03 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.79—103.79 Mbps37.45 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.41—88.89 Mbps33.29 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps22.08—51.5 Mbps26.45 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.31—67.63 Mbps31.66 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.6 Mbps41.64 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.25—70.49 Mbps30.77 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.88—94.11 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh866.01 Mbps31.82—108.41 Mbps40.05 MbpsSlower

Poole 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 Poole Compares for Internet Speed in Poole

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Poole815.14 Mbps31.93—110.21 Mbps44.03 Mbps-

Poole Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Poole testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Poole ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Poole 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 Poole's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 45.92% were fast, 26.55% slow, and 27.53% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 20:53:51417 mins23.63 Mbps16.44 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 19:19:33429 mins8.32 Mbps88.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 18:54:3584 mins12.24 Mbps95.44 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 18:36:13215 secs92.33 Mbps101.05 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 18:07:43266 secs79.52 Mbps110.13 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 17:57:07108 mins215.33 Mbps73.71 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 16:49:0425 mins32.25 Mbps381.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 16:07:4566 mins14.7 Mbps7.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 15:25:56421 mins14.54 Mbps23.45 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 15:28:02217 mins67.58 Mbps70.56 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 15:28:36148 mins90.85 Mbps117.85 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 15:04:1364 mins2.29 Mbps7.49 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 13:40:01230 secs47.4 Mbps61.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 12:39:46214 mins33.62 Mbps42.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 12:06:58624 mins11.76 Mbps0.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 11:55:41412 mins7.85 Mbps10.43 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 11:50:31289 secs53.22 Mbps29.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 11:50:04235 secs23.71 Mbps41.17 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 11:28:571518 mins69.23 Mbps34.42 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 11:07:2834 mins21.99 Mbps6.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Poole

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media658.55 Mbps54.3—178.47 Mbps
2Wessex Internet104.23 Mbps12.47—103.18 Mbps
3Zen Internet159.26 Mbps37.02—69.17 Mbps
4Juice Broadband426.65 Mbps12.5—65.58 Mbps
5BT815.14 Mbps22.02—51.54 Mbps
6EE245.69 Mbps25.06—42.98 Mbps
7Sky Broadband424.8 Mbps23.65—52.66 Mbps
8TalkTalk451.96 Mbps22.07—44.72 Mbps
9Vodafone431.14 Mbps18.59—49.72 Mbps
10KCOM141.86 Mbps10.01—48.79 Mbps
11Plusnet74.61 Mbps8.5—34.96 Mbps
12iDNET37.21 Mbps2—36.78 Mbps
13CIX49.99 Mbps5.44—33.4 Mbps
14Shell Energy72.32 Mbps6.96—24.88 Mbps

Poole Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Poole

How many broadband providers in Poole are there?
Poole has 14 ISPs tested by its 150,092 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Poole?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Poole with 815.14 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 22.02—51.54 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Poole?
The best internet provider in Poole is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 54.3 to 178.47 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Poole?
Users in Poole see an average internet speed of 31.93 up to 351 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 815.14 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Poole?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Poole, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 658.55 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Poole?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Poole, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 424.8 Mbps.
Is BT available in Poole?
Broadband service from BT is available in Poole, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 815.14 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Poole?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 31 of Poole's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Poole?
The broadband provider with the most users in Poole is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021