Reading Internet Service Providers

Reading
Reading residents have run speed tests on 20 providers. This number is 233.33% above the United Kingdom average of 6.00 providers. ISPs available in Reading include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. 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 70.02—297 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 29.41 Mbps, which is 1.04% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.72 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 29.41 Mbps in Reading.

Providers

  • Virgin Media in Reading
    70.02—297
    937.07
    93.84
  • Glide in Reading
    103.57—215.13
    599.16
    131.33
  • Hyperoptic in Reading
    35.36—159.36
    810
    50.85
  • The Phone Coop in Reading
    52.17—73.75
    74.57
    56.93
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    21.57—89.83
    364.62
    29.77
  • Vodafone in Reading
    26.5—55.05
    487.37
    32.38
  • Spitfire in Reading
    23.02—58.03
    93.05
    23.02
  • TalkTalk in Reading
    14.43—68.16
    168.21
    18.08
  • Plusnet in Reading
    18.03—52.9
    74.24
    25
  • iDNET in Reading
    22.21—39.66
    41.31
    27.49
  • Andrews & Arnold in Reading
    9.56—57.6
    66.39
    37.19
  • BT in Reading
    19.99—36.3
    874.45
    22.77
  • uno in Reading
    13.81—42.31
    69.42
    21.76
  • EE in Reading
    16.54—36.43
    288.56
    19.77
  • Cerberus Networks in Reading
    3.22—61.57
    90.84
    9.01
  • Sky Broadband in Reading
    10.46—46.81
    148.1
    14.45
  • Zen Internet in Reading
    18.38—18.67
    92.55
    18.51
  • KCOM in Reading
    2.4—34.69
    69.24
    2.4
  • Post Office Broadband in Reading
    5.26—25.06
    66.48
    7.14
  • Gigaclear in Reading
    0—33.03
    102.46
    33.03

Internet in Reading

27th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Reading

937.07 Mbps

Reading's fastest speed

21.76—105.52 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Reading residents

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Reading Competitive Speed Map

How Reading Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.92—83.26 Mbps37.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.06—95.3 Mbps30.05 MbpsFaster
Reading937.07 Mbps21.76—105.52 Mbps29.41 Mbps-
Birmingham936.64 Mbps18.8—75.88 Mbps29.17 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.69—64.44 Mbps21.9 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.33—65.49 Mbps24.61 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.53—53.36 Mbps22.01 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.59—92.18 Mbps29.06 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.58—48.98 Mbps13.89 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.44—74.36 Mbps27.59 MbpsSlower

Reading Over Time



How Reading Compares for Internet Speed in Reading

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Reading937.07 Mbps21.76—105.52 Mbps29.41 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, 44.7% were fast, 25.83% slow, and 29.47% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 22:33:09331 mins33.69 Mbps162.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 22:44:1822 mins51.07 Mbps15.02 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet20 Jan 2021 22:35:50336 secs10.12 Mbps9.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 21:56:03232 secs70.96 Mbps75.78 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 21:45:4523 mins34.55 Mbps77.33 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Jan 2021 20:53:0922 mins67.92 Mbps43.26 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 20:43:19211 mins3.39 Mbps1.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 20:39:19232 secs186.77 Mbps189.66 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:51:04421 mins1.37 Mbps4.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:35:52631 mins263.31 Mbps19.36 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet20 Jan 2021 20:05:12234 secs66.42 Mbps34.47 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:38:22313 mins37.44 Mbps5.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:34:0724 mins35.46 Mbps20.8 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:20:5327 mins211.88 Mbps198.49 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:09:5832 mins197.72 Mbps132 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2021 19:09:46262 secs5.77 Mbps4.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:05:5062 mins13.4 Mbps1.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 18:55:54253 secs215.17 Mbps214.71 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 18:55:06235 secs92.96 Mbps94.44 Mbps
Plusnet20 Jan 2021 18:45:5823 mins33.94 Mbps36.52 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Reading

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Glide599.16 Mbps103.57—215.13 Mbps
2Virgin Media937.07 Mbps70.02—297 Mbps
3Hyperoptic810 Mbps35.36—159.36 Mbps
4Gigaclear102.46 Mbps0—33.03 Mbps
5The Phone Coop74.57 Mbps52.17—73.75 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks364.62 Mbps21.57—89.83 Mbps
7Spitfire93.05 Mbps23.02—58.03 Mbps
8Andrews & Arnold66.39 Mbps9.56—57.6 Mbps
9Cerberus Networks90.84 Mbps3.22—61.57 Mbps
10Vodafone487.37 Mbps26.5—55.05 Mbps
11BT874.45 Mbps19.99—36.3 Mbps
12iDNET41.31 Mbps22.21—39.66 Mbps
13Plusnet74.24 Mbps18.03—52.9 Mbps
14TalkTalk168.21 Mbps14.43—68.16 Mbps
15uno69.42 Mbps13.81—42.31 Mbps
16EE288.56 Mbps16.54—36.43 Mbps
17Sky Broadband148.1 Mbps10.46—46.81 Mbps
18KCOM69.24 Mbps2.4—34.69 Mbps
19Zen Internet92.55 Mbps18.38—18.67 Mbps
20Post Office Broadband66.48 Mbps5.26—25.06 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Reading

Reading has 20 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 70.02—297 Mbps.
The best provider in Reading in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 70.02 to 297 Mbps.
Users in Reading see an average internet speed of 21.76 up to 245 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.
BT is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 874.45 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Reading, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 148.1 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Reading is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 20 Jan 2021