Reading Internet Service Providers

Reading
Reading residents have run speed tests on 19 providers. This number is 220.40% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 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 55.39—217.51 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 28.92 Mbps, which is 12.01% above the The United Kingdom national average of 25.82 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 28.92 Mbps in Reading.

Providers

  • Glide in Reading
    115.89—203.3
    262.8
    134.15
  • Virgin Media in Reading
    55.39—217.51
    937.07
    87.96
  • Hyperoptic in Reading
    38.85—159.88
    810
    56.01
  • Cerberus Networks in Reading
    29.04—81.54
    92.64
    48.19
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    19.76—65.73
    364.62
    24.33
  • Vodafone in Reading
    23.3—45.22
    487.37
    29.86
  • iDNET in Reading
    22.21—39.66
    41.31
    27.49
  • TalkTalk in Reading
    12.66—57.97
    145.14
    17.71
  • Plusnet in Reading
    14.94—53.28
    74.44
    20.46
  • Andrews & Arnold in Reading
    13.78—54.42
    57.85
    37.19
  • Zen Internet in Reading
    14.14—43.82
    92.55
    18.23
  • BT in Reading
    10.44—48.05
    874.45
    16.56
  • EE in Reading
    15.59—37.44
    237.14
    18.49
  • uno in Reading
    11.91—36.7
    69.42
    18.28
  • Sky Broadband in Reading
    9.69—37.11
    147.57
    13.75
  • KCOM in Reading
    2.4—34.69
    69.24
    2.4
  • Spitfire in Reading
    6.28—23.02
    28.14
    6.28
  • Gigaclear in Reading
    0—33.03
    102.46
    33.03
  • Post Office Broadband in Reading
    4.92—21.43
    72.7
    6.66

Internet in Reading

17th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Reading

937.07 Mbps

Reading's fastest speed

18.31—100.73 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Reading residents

Reading Competitive Speed Map

How Reading Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.26—73.67 Mbps33.36 MbpsFaster
Reading937.07 Mbps18.31—100.73 Mbps28.92 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.6—70.48 Mbps25.94 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.07—55.31 Mbps19.09 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.11—62.57 Mbps22.72 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.7—47.54 Mbps19.56 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.65—73.62 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.31—41.03 Mbps11.89 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.54—70.38 Mbps24.61 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.45—87.53 Mbps25.36 MbpsSlower

Reading Over Time



How Reading Compares for Internet Speed in Reading

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Reading937.07 Mbps18.31—100.73 Mbps28.92 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, 44.54% were fast, 24.65% slow, and 30.81% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 19:00:56221 mins13.36 Mbps13.82 Mbps
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 18:21:23253 secs13.51 Mbps13.33 Mbps
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 16:21:05324 mins25.2 Mbps49.29 MbpsImproved
Glide28 Sep 2020 16:07:57225 secs55.95 Mbps103.57 MbpsImproved
BT28 Sep 2020 15:00:533103 secs25.6 Mbps21.24 MbpsNeeds help
BT28 Sep 2020 09:50:2927 mins2.92 Mbps1.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 09:25:3924 mins33.41 Mbps33.47 Mbps
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 08:47:1224 mins1.76 Mbps1.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 08:41:35224 secs2.52 Mbps2.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 08:29:3749 mins0.09 Mbps0.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet28 Sep 2020 08:21:2142 mins13.42 Mbps17.7 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband28 Sep 2020 07:50:5727 mins19.56 Mbps19.87 Mbps
BT28 Sep 2020 07:22:55247 secs89.17 Mbps88.22 Mbps
BT27 Sep 2020 22:57:4179 mins27.85 Mbps24.69 MbpsNeeds help
BT27 Sep 2020 16:34:4228 mins1.71 Mbps1.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 13:12:34748 mins49.19 Mbps61.45 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 Sep 2020 14:00:30216 secs20.11 Mbps24.98 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 12:37:52227 secs5.17 Mbps7.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 11:09:2922 mins118.1 Mbps197.72 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 Sep 2020 10:15:05225 secs5.21 Mbps5.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Reading

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Glide262.8 Mbps115.89—203.3 Mbps
2Virgin Media937.07 Mbps55.39—217.51 Mbps
3Hyperoptic810 Mbps38.85—159.88 Mbps
4Gigaclear102.46 Mbps0—33.03 Mbps
5Cerberus Networks92.64 Mbps29.04—81.54 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks364.62 Mbps19.76—65.73 Mbps
7Andrews & Arnold57.85 Mbps13.78—54.42 Mbps
8BT874.45 Mbps10.44—48.05 Mbps
9iDNET41.31 Mbps22.21—39.66 Mbps
10Vodafone487.37 Mbps23.3—45.22 Mbps
11TalkTalk145.14 Mbps12.66—57.97 Mbps
12Plusnet74.44 Mbps14.94—53.28 Mbps
13EE237.14 Mbps15.59—37.44 Mbps
14Zen Internet92.55 Mbps14.14—43.82 Mbps
15uno69.42 Mbps11.91—36.7 Mbps
16KCOM69.24 Mbps2.4—34.69 Mbps
17Sky Broadband147.57 Mbps9.69—37.11 Mbps
18Spitfire28.14 Mbps6.28—23.02 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband72.7 Mbps4.92—21.43 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Reading

Reading has 19 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 55.39—217.51 Mbps.
The best provider in Reading in Glide, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 115.89 to 203.3 Mbps.
Users in Reading see an average internet speed of 18.31 up to 195 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: 28 Sep 2020