Broadband Statistics for Rochdale, Rochdale
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed1244.46 Mbps
Median Speed45.18 Mbps
Fastest ProviderZen Internet

Broadband Providers in Rochdale

Rochdale is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 62.49 Mbps in 2021. This is 5.39% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Rochdale have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 95.12% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 internet service providers. ISPs available in Rochdale include Zen Internet, Sky Broadband, and Virgin Media. The most common broadband provider in Rochdale is Zen Internet, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 1244.46 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 36.92—73.29 Mbps.

Rochdale's fastest provider is also Zen Internet, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1244.46 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Rochdale is 45.18 Mbps, which is 22.11% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 45.18 Mbps in Rochdale.

Our research into internet speeds in Rochdale includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in M24, OL16, OL11, OL12, and OL10.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Rochdale
    825 Reviews
    81.29 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 54.15 to 204.44 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 655.87 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 24,666 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • CIX in Rochdale
    1 Review
    53.55 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 45.32 to 54.35 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 60.64 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 6 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • iDNET in Rochdale
    1 Review
    51.43 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 49.54 to 84.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 145.59 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 9 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Rochdale
    39 Reviews
    50.5 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 36.92 to 73.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,244.46 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 291,760 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Rochdale
    135 Reviews
    43.18 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 34.34 to 59.42 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 357.48 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 2,525 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • BT in Rochdale
    414 Reviews
    35.89 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 27.03 to 68.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 937.14 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 14,769 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Rochdale
    267 Reviews
    35.27 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 30.13 to 50.23 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.25 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 5,940 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Rochdale
    223 Reviews
    30.97 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 24.81 to 43.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 507.45 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 9,100 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Glide in Rochdale
    6 Reviews
    29.91 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 0 to 29.91 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 31.48 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 2 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Rochdale
    497 Reviews
    26.84 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 19.6 to 53.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 488.27 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 32,499 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • EE in Rochdale
    222 Reviews
    23.64 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 14.96 to 49.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 570.24 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 3,186 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Rochdale
    33 Reviews
    14 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Rochdale is 11.73 to 62.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.84 Mbps. Rochdale residents have performed 121 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Rochdale

1st

Best speed range city in Rochdale

1244.46 Mbps

Rochdale's fastest speed

36.12—73.11 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Rochdale residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Rochdale

YearRochdale AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201832.44 Mbps26.27 Mbps23.49% Faster
201938.93 Mbps30.63 Mbps27.10% Faster
202063.35 Mbps80.31 Mbps21.12% Slower
202162.49 Mbps66.05 Mbps5.39% Slower

Rochdale Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeRochdaleUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps17.09%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps31.32%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps25.06%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps18.26%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps7.54%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.72%2.33%

How Rochdale Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Rochdale1244.46 Mbps36.12—73.11 Mbps45.18 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 MbpsSlower

Rochdale 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 Rochdale Compares for Internet Speed in Rochdale

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Rochdale1244.46 Mbps36.12—73.11 Mbps45.18 Mbps-

Rochdale Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Rochdale testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Rochdale ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Rochdale 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 Rochdale's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.29% were fast, 22.57% slow, and 36.13% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Zen Internet19 Oct 2021 23:55:28398 secs8.19 Mbps0.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet19 Oct 2021 22:24:29389 secs19.75 Mbps10.79 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Oct 2021 21:37:3325 mins27.67 Mbps54.91 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 21:41:41562 secs10.15 Mbps1.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:14:58722 mins2.34 Mbps3.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Zen Internet19 Oct 2021 21:10:2023 mins0.1 Mbps32.23 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 20:31:151731 mins1.4 Mbps4.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2021 20:13:44544 mins0.4 Mbps1.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:23:55223 mins99.14 Mbps111.71 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:01:22739 mins175.41 Mbps259.91 MbpsImproved
Zen Internet19 Oct 2021 20:37:2782 mins1.26 Mbps2.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:32:2326 mins0.03 Mbps20.45 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk19 Oct 2021 20:22:00237 secs46.88 Mbps45.75 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:06:18514 mins56.62 Mbps39.46 MbpsNeeds help
Zen Internet19 Oct 2021 20:15:393104 secs38.33 Mbps48.23 MbpsImproved
Zen Internet19 Oct 2021 20:14:0252 mins7.04 Mbps6.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Zen Internet19 Oct 2021 19:51:3349 mins52.99 Mbps32.83 MbpsNeeds help
Zen Internet19 Oct 2021 19:55:35339 secs78.68 Mbps221.93 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:36:08212 secs3.94 Mbps6.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:19:58231 secs13.6 Mbps15.82 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Rochdale

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media655.87 Mbps54.15—204.44 Mbps
2iDNET145.59 Mbps49.54—84.19 Mbps
3Zen Internet1244.46 Mbps36.92—73.29 Mbps
4CIX60.64 Mbps45.32—54.35 Mbps
5BT937.14 Mbps27.03—68.43 Mbps
6Vodafone357.48 Mbps34.34—59.42 Mbps
7EE570.24 Mbps14.96—49.46 Mbps
8Plusnet74.25 Mbps30.13—50.23 Mbps
9TalkTalk507.45 Mbps24.81—43.46 Mbps
10Sky Broadband488.27 Mbps19.6—53.28 Mbps
11Glide31.48 Mbps0—29.91 Mbps
12Shell Energy73.84 Mbps11.73—62.56 Mbps

Rochdale Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Rochdale

How many broadband providers in Rochdale are there?
Rochdale has 12 ISPs tested by its 220,001 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Rochdale?
Zen Internet is the fastest broadband provider in Rochdale with 1244.46 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 36.92—73.29 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Rochdale?
The best internet provider in Rochdale is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 54.15 to 204.44 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Rochdale?
Users in Rochdale see an average internet speed of 36.12 up to 809 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1244.46 Mbps.
Is Zen Internet available in Rochdale?
Broadband service from Zen Internet is available in Rochdale, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1244.46 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Rochdale?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Rochdale, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 488.27 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Rochdale?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Rochdale, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 655.87 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Rochdale?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 92 of Rochdale's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Rochdale?
The broadband provider with the most users in Rochdale is Zen Internet.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021