Reading Internet Service Providers

Reading
Reading residents have run speed tests on 16 providers. This number is 178.26% above the United Kingdom average of 5.75 providers. ISPs available in Reading include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Reading is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 937.07 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 44.85—208.16 Mbps. Reading's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 937.07 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Reading is 23.53 Mbps, which is 1.91% above the The United Kingdom national average of 23.09 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 23.53 Mbps in Reading.

Providers

  • Glide in Reading
    89.69—185.22
    219.73
    143.21
  • Virgin Media in Reading
    44.85—208.16
    937.07
    68.14
  • Hyperoptic in Reading
    35.67—148.48
    878.72
    49.6
  • Cerberus Networks in Reading
    29.04—77.26
    92.64
    48.19
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    19.64—58.37
    357.11
    24.02
  • Vodafone in Reading
    23.07—45.14
    487.37
    29.25
  • iDNET in Reading
    22.21—39.66
    41.31
    27.49
  • Andrews & Arnold in Reading
    13.78—54.42
    57.85
    37.19
  • EE in Reading
    16.57—41.55
    237.14
    20.54
  • TalkTalk in Reading
    11.21—51.4
    102.35
    16.78
  • Plusnet in Reading
    13.64—43.92
    74.44
    17.94
  • BT in Reading
    7.99—41.79
    874.45
    12.5
  • Sky Broadband in Reading
    9.49—35.35
    147.57
    13.51
  • uno in Reading
    7.06—31.47
    72.46
    12.44
  • Post Office Broadband in Reading
    4.47—17.15
    72.7
    5.99
  • Zen Internet in Reading
    5.64—13.44
    92.55
    7.54

Internet in Reading

14th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Reading

937.07 Mbps

Reading's fastest speed

15.45—76.78 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Reading residents

Reading Competitive Speed Map

How Reading Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.09—72.15 Mbps30.25 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.33—67.29 Mbps23.85 MbpsFaster
Reading937.07 Mbps15.45—76.78 Mbps23.53 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.83—49.83 Mbps17.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.5 Mbps21.24 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.51 Mbps18.26 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.6—35.98 Mbps10.79 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.57 Mbps21.82 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.38—71.77 Mbps21.07 MbpsSlower

Reading Over Time



How Reading Compares for Internet Speed in Reading

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Reading937.07 Mbps15.45—76.78 Mbps23.53 Mbps-

Reading Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Reading test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Reading ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Reading 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 Reading's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 44.72% were fast, 27.08% slow, and 28.2% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 00:00:0423 mins90.72 Mbps110.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jun 2020 02:25:27216 secs83.34 Mbps88.97 Mbps
Virgin Media27 Jun 2020 01:19:3638 mins26.62 Mbps109.07 MbpsImproved
BT27 Jun 2020 01:10:5937 mins69.76 Mbps66.27 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 22:08:0774 mins19.26 Mbps16.82 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 21:33:02216 mins6.2 Mbps8.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 21:23:51223 secs18.89 Mbps140.77 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 20:36:19826 mins2.13 Mbps3.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jun 2020 20:44:18232 secs10.15 Mbps10.1 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 20:39:13238 secs1.3 Mbps5.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 20:20:1977 mins4.55 Mbps12.18 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 20:08:08516 mins157.37 Mbps509.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 19:42:0828 mins361.16 Mbps297.09 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 19:44:2732 mins4.17 Mbps3.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 19:41:1723 mins3.78 Mbps6.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 19:41:3042 mins0.82 Mbps0.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jun 2020 19:26:39616 mins199.91 Mbps7.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 19:31:29351 secs5.3 Mbps31.73 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jun 2020 19:26:09249 secs33.52 Mbps36.06 Mbps
BT26 Jun 2020 19:12:51386 secs42.96 Mbps25.97 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Reading

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Glide219.73 Mbps89.69—185.22 Mbps
2Virgin Media937.07 Mbps44.85—208.16 Mbps
3Hyperoptic878.72 Mbps35.67—148.48 Mbps
4Cerberus Networks92.64 Mbps29.04—77.26 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks357.11 Mbps19.64—58.37 Mbps
6Andrews & Arnold57.85 Mbps13.78—54.42 Mbps
7iDNET41.31 Mbps22.21—39.66 Mbps
8BT874.45 Mbps7.99—41.79 Mbps
9Vodafone487.37 Mbps23.07—45.14 Mbps
10EE237.14 Mbps16.57—41.55 Mbps
11TalkTalk102.35 Mbps11.21—51.4 Mbps
12Plusnet74.44 Mbps13.64—43.92 Mbps
13Sky Broadband147.57 Mbps9.49—35.35 Mbps
14uno72.46 Mbps7.06—31.47 Mbps
15Zen Internet92.55 Mbps5.64—13.44 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband72.7 Mbps4.47—17.15 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Reading

Reading has 16 ISPs tested by its 163,203 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Reading with 937.07 Mbps, and an average speed range of 44.85—208.16 Mbps.
The best provider in Reading in Glide, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 89.69 to 185.22 Mbps.
Users in Reading see an average internet speed of 15.45 up to 307 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 937.07 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.07 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 147.57 Mbps.
BT is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 874.45 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Reading is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020