Broadband Statistics for Reading, Reading
Broadband Providers21
Fastest Speed939.2 Mbps
Average Speed33.21 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Reading Internet Service Providers

Reading residents have run speed tests on 21 broadband providers. This number is 249.42% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 internet service providers. ISPs available in Reading include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Reading is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 939.2 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 74.78—279.84 Mbps. Reading's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 939.2 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Reading is 33.21 Mbps, which is 9.39% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 33.21 Mbps in Reading.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Reading
    74.78 — 279.84 Mbps
    939.2 Mbps
    99.09 Mbps
  • Gigaclear in Reading
    27.49 — 322.47 Mbps
    565.54 Mbps
    53.93 Mbps
  • Glide in Reading
    71.82 — 145.74 Mbps
    885.47 Mbps
    76.95 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Reading
    56.25 — 169.9 Mbps
    861.47 Mbps
    62.19 Mbps
  • The Phone Coop in Reading
    56.93 — 73.49 Mbps
    74.57 Mbps
    59.19 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    30.62 — 91.41 Mbps
    364.62 Mbps
    42.16 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Reading
    28.24 — 56.26 Mbps
    74.67 Mbps
    37.33 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Reading
    18.24 — 68.02 Mbps
    173.96 Mbps
    22.22 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Reading
    20.75 — 59.49 Mbps
    917.7 Mbps
    30.5 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Reading
    14.71 — 58.55 Mbps
    149.57 Mbps
    22.5 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Reading
    5.79 — 76.05 Mbps
    91.1 Mbps
    8.1 Mbps
  • uno in Reading
    15.74 — 53.4 Mbps
    73.24 Mbps
    30.98 Mbps
  • BT in Reading
    20.14 — 36.03 Mbps
    935.36 Mbps
    22.85 Mbps
  • EE in Reading
    17.29 — 37.36 Mbps
    908.11 Mbps
    23.41 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Reading
    15.17 — 36.4 Mbps
    73.1 Mbps
    16.91 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Reading
    1.92 — 55.84 Mbps
    94.47 Mbps
    1.95 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Reading
    18.44 — 18.63 Mbps
    303.11 Mbps
    18.52 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Reading
    8.9 — 33.13 Mbps
    73.83 Mbps
    12.73 Mbps
  • KCOM in Reading
    3.26 — 32.22 Mbps
    69.24 Mbps
    16.85 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Reading
    0.89 — 20.76 Mbps
    66.39 Mbps
    0.94 Mbps
  • Zone Broadband
    0.2 — 3.09 Mbps
    11.65 Mbps
    0.41 Mbps

Broadband in Reading


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Reading

939.2 Mbps

Reading's fastest speed

24.16—107.48 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Reading residents

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Reading Broadband Speed Map

Reading Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeReadingUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps26.67%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps22.87%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps18.35%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.98%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps17.13%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps7.00%2.33%

How Reading Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Reading939.2 Mbps24.16—107.48 Mbps33.21 Mbps-
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
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower

Reading 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 Reading Compares for Internet Speed in Reading

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Reading939.2 Mbps24.16—107.48 Mbps33.21 Mbps-

Reading Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Reading testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Reading ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Reading's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.33% were fast, 25.97% slow, and 30.7% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT26 Jul 2021 23:25:0735 mins2.29 Mbps6.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:52:08216 secs24.52 Mbps24.58 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:53:01429 mins5.27 Mbps40.02 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:16:00231 secs30.21 Mbps49.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:05:4727 mins23.61 Mbps54.51 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:04:01348 secs11.98 Mbps5.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:56:4533 mins51.38 Mbps44.18 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:42:29220 secs7.07 Mbps11.41 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:40:11251 secs25.27 Mbps32.02 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:13:10223 mins146.58 Mbps16.2 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:12:05616 mins153.25 Mbps196.21 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:07:32341 secs7.16 Mbps9.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:26:03827 mins0.13 Mbps2.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:42:1837 mins4.26 Mbps95.66 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 19:19:54220 mins7.29 Mbps14.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:25:34511 mins89.84 Mbps39.52 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 19:28:4726 mins10.07 Mbps5.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE26 Jul 2021 19:30:44228 secs34.08 Mbps26.16 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:27:5622 mins97.78 Mbps111.15 MbpsImproved
EE26 Jul 2021 19:26:21225 secs1.45 Mbps2.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Reading

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Gigaclear565.54 Mbps27.49—322.47 Mbps
2Virgin Media939.2 Mbps74.78—279.84 Mbps
3Hyperoptic861.47 Mbps56.25—169.9 Mbps
4Glide885.47 Mbps71.82—145.74 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks364.62 Mbps30.62—91.41 Mbps
6The Phone Coop74.57 Mbps56.93—73.49 Mbps
7Vodafone917.7 Mbps20.75—59.49 Mbps
8EE908.11 Mbps17.29—37.36 Mbps
9Plusnet74.67 Mbps28.24—56.26 Mbps
10TalkTalk173.96 Mbps18.24—68.02 Mbps
11BT935.36 Mbps20.14—36.03 Mbps
12uno73.24 Mbps15.74—53.4 Mbps
13Sky Broadband149.57 Mbps14.71—58.55 Mbps
14Cerberus Networks91.1 Mbps5.79—76.05 Mbps
15KCOM69.24 Mbps3.26—32.22 Mbps
16Spitfire94.47 Mbps1.92—55.84 Mbps
17Origin Broadband73.1 Mbps15.17—36.4 Mbps
18Zen Internet303.11 Mbps18.44—18.63 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband73.83 Mbps8.9—33.13 Mbps
20Andrews & Arnold66.39 Mbps0.89—20.76 Mbps
21Zone Broadband11.65 Mbps0.2—3.09 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Reading

How many broadband providers in Reading are there?
Reading has 21 ISPs tested by its 163,203 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Reading?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Reading with 939.2 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 74.78—279.84 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Reading?
The best internet provider in Reading is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 74.78 to 279.84 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Reading?
Users in Reading see an average internet speed of 24.16 up to 385 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 939.2 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Reading?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.2 Mbps.
Is BT available in Reading?
Broadband service from BT is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 935.36 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Reading?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 149.57 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Reading?
The broadband provider with the most users in Reading is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021