Broadband Statistics for Reading, Reading
Broadband Providers20
Fastest Speed939.06 Mbps
Average Speed31.41 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Reading Internet Service Providers

Reading residents have run speed tests on 20 broadband providers. This number is 236.13% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 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 939.06 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 70.7—275.04 Mbps. Reading's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 939.06 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Reading is 31.41 Mbps, which is 4.50% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.89 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 31.41 Mbps in Reading.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Reading
    70.7 — 275.04 Mbps
    939.06 Mbps
    93.93 Mbps
  • Glide in Reading
    76.98 — 211.56 Mbps
    885.47 Mbps
    78.48 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Reading
    45.46 — 167.19 Mbps
    861.47 Mbps
    61.01 Mbps
  • The Phone Coop in Reading
    56.93 — 73.75 Mbps
    74.57 Mbps
    56.93 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    20.01 — 73.41 Mbps
    364.62 Mbps
    27.67 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Reading
    16.87 — 68.82 Mbps
    168.21 Mbps
    18.44 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Reading
    22.51 — 53.89 Mbps
    74.24 Mbps
    32.26 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Reading
    20.86 — 55.73 Mbps
    917.7 Mbps
    30.18 Mbps
  • uno in Reading
    20.14 — 53.15 Mbps
    69.42 Mbps
    28.58 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Reading
    9.56 — 57.6 Mbps
    66.39 Mbps
    37.19 Mbps
  • BT in Reading
    20.19 — 36.18 Mbps
    904.98 Mbps
    22.93 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Reading
    11.84 — 52.54 Mbps
    149.57 Mbps
    16.62 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Reading
    2.67 — 66.82 Mbps
    90.84 Mbps
    3.56 Mbps
  • EE in Reading
    14.75 — 36.23 Mbps
    296.04 Mbps
    18.66 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Reading
    18.42 — 18.64 Mbps
    92.55 Mbps
    18.51 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Reading
    13.24 — 15.74 Mbps
    17.6 Mbps
    14.43 Mbps
  • KCOM in Reading
    2.4 — 34.69 Mbps
    69.24 Mbps
    2.4 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Reading
    5.7 — 27.79 Mbps
    73.83 Mbps
    8.85 Mbps
  • Gigaclear in Reading
    0 — 33.03 Mbps
    102.46 Mbps
    33.03 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Reading
    1.92 — 28.14 Mbps
    94.47 Mbps
    1.93 Mbps

Broadband in Reading


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Reading

939.06 Mbps

Reading's fastest speed

22.75—106.69 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Reading residents

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Reading Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Reading Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.57—92.42 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps21.9—89.89 Mbps32.7 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.69—99.66 Mbps33.66 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps20.97—102.77 Mbps33.33 MbpsFaster
Reading939.06 Mbps22.75—106.69 Mbps31.41 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.91—71.3 Mbps25.11 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.85—70.04 Mbps27.82 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.99—57.74 Mbps25.23 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12—59.52 Mbps17.97 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.62—84.06 Mbps30.74 MbpsSlower

Reading Broadband Over Time

How Reading Compares for Internet Speed in Reading

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Reading939.06 Mbps22.75—106.69 Mbps31.41 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, 42.87% were fast, 25.8% slow, and 31.33% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:32:52251 secs49.97 Mbps104.97 MbpsImproved
BT19 Apr 2021 20:59:1923 mins3.05 Mbps1.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 20:52:24296 secs79.29 Mbps100.38 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 20:36:47316 mins1.44 Mbps105.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 20:36:3034 mins23.77 Mbps56.84 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 20:09:2326 mins8.15 Mbps6.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Apr 2021 19:54:48230 secs26.97 Mbps25.51 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 19:32:23417 mins15.26 Mbps18.41 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 19:31:35215 mins37.64 Mbps40.75 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 18:40:12236 secs40.05 Mbps41.34 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 18:34:5264 mins43.16 Mbps63.44 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 18:17:07233 secs28.08 Mbps27.24 Mbps
EE19 Apr 2021 18:07:3826 mins6.2 Mbps15.44 MbpsImproved
BT19 Apr 2021 18:05:0934 mins288.58 Mbps90.78 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 17:51:42316 mins27.74 Mbps29.02 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 17:55:42252 secs0.36 Mbps124.91 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 17:38:47257 secs38.14 Mbps7.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 17:37:0022 mins0.55 Mbps0.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 17:24:24294 secs0.55 Mbps0.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE19 Apr 2021 16:47:27335 mins12.79 Mbps2.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Reading

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Glide885.47 Mbps76.98—211.56 Mbps
2Virgin Media939.06 Mbps70.7—275.04 Mbps
3Hyperoptic861.47 Mbps45.46—167.19 Mbps
4Gigaclear102.46 Mbps0—33.03 Mbps
5The Phone Coop74.57 Mbps56.93—73.75 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks364.62 Mbps20.01—73.41 Mbps
7Vodafone917.7 Mbps20.86—55.73 Mbps
8Andrews & Arnold66.39 Mbps9.56—57.6 Mbps
9BT904.98 Mbps20.19—36.18 Mbps
10Plusnet74.24 Mbps22.51—53.89 Mbps
11TalkTalk168.21 Mbps16.87—68.82 Mbps
12uno69.42 Mbps20.14—53.15 Mbps
13Cerberus Networks90.84 Mbps2.67—66.82 Mbps
14Sky Broadband149.57 Mbps11.84—52.54 Mbps
15EE296.04 Mbps14.75—36.23 Mbps
16Spitfire94.47 Mbps1.92—28.14 Mbps
17KCOM69.24 Mbps2.4—34.69 Mbps
18Zen Internet92.55 Mbps18.42—18.64 Mbps
19Origin Broadband17.6 Mbps13.24—15.74 Mbps
20Post Office Broadband73.83 Mbps5.7—27.79 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Reading

How many broadband providers in Reading are there?
Reading has 20 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 939.06 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 70.7—275.04 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Reading?
The best internet provider in Reading in Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 70.7 to 275.04 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Reading?
Users in Reading see an average internet speed of 22.75 up to 289 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 939.06 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 939.06 Mbps.
Is BT available in Reading?
Broadband service from BT is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 904.98 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: 19 Apr 2021