Broadband Statistics for Rotherham, Rotherham
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed932.6 Mbps
Median Speed29.96 Mbps
Fastest ProviderOrigin Broadband

Broadband Providers in Rotherham

Rotherham is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 51.91 Mbps in 2021. This is 21.41% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Rotherham have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 94.81% above the United Kingdom average of 6.16 internet service providers. ISPs available in Rotherham include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and Origin Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Rotherham is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 509.88 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 18.88—51.37 Mbps.

Rotherham's fastest provider is Origin Broadband, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 932.6 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Rotherham is 29.96 Mbps, which is 19.03% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 10.89% below the average of 33.62 Mbps in Rotherham.

Internet speeds in Rotherham are typically faster than North and South Anston, but slower than Aston cum Aughton. Nearby locations include Brinsworth with speeds 35.42—157.02 Mbps, Wickersley with speeds 42.58—52.45 Mbps, and Orgreave with speeds 34.43—60.85 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Rotherham includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in S61, S62, S60, S65, and S95.

Broadband Providers

  • CIX in Rotherham
    1 Review
    189.03 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 93.57 to 592.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 932.02 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 72 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Rotherham
    858 Reviews
    79.62 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 53.08 to 198.48 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 927.55 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 25,606 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Zone Broadband
    Not enough reviews
    62.53 Mbps

    Zone Broadband's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 61.84 to 63.97 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 338.53 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 1,510 speed tests on Zone Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Rotherham
    138 Reviews
    39.29 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 35.98 to 43.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 190.69 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 608 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • BT in Rotherham
    430 Reviews
    29.55 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 21.22 to 51.13 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 908.52 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 6,493 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Rotherham
    231 Reviews
    29.07 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 23.34 to 45.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 527.01 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 3,139 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Rotherham
    511 Reviews
    25.76 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 18.88 to 51.37 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 509.88 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 26,637 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • EE in Rotherham
    229 Reviews
    22.73 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 17.28 to 43.09 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 298.83 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 1,645 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Rotherham
    272 Reviews
    18.69 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 13.5 to 37.03 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.63 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 2,593 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Rotherham
    19 Reviews
    13.47 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 9.67 to 30.16 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 932.6 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 14,246 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Rotherham
    34 Reviews
    10.46 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 8.38 to 31.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.26 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 346 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Glide in Rotherham
    6 Reviews
    0.27 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Rotherham is 0.09 to 0.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 3.26 Mbps. Rotherham residents have performed 4 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

Broadband in Rotherham

Gigabit Availability:

16.99%

of people living in Rotherham can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds:

86.51%

of Rotherham residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband:

99.41%

availability in Rotherham

Poor Broadband Speeds:

None

of Rotherham is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

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Broadband Service Availability in Rotherham

We analysed data from Ofcom's Connected Nations reports and calculated which internet speeds are theoretically available to Rotherham residents from local broadband service providers.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202116.99%86.51%99.41%
20204.56%85.87%99.49%
20194.38%71.07%99.58%
20183.51%75.57%98.56%
20170.00%64.96%94.91%
20160.00%0.00%92.24%

Average Broadband Speeds in Rotherham

YearRotherham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201817.49 Mbps26.27 Mbps33.42% Slower
201926.14 Mbps30.63 Mbps14.66% Slower
202046.55 Mbps80.31 Mbps42.04% Slower
202151.91 Mbps66.05 Mbps21.41% Slower

Rotherham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeRotherhamUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps42.64%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps33.25%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps14.31%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.00%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps6.02%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.78%2.33%

How Rotherham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.16—94.02 Mbps46.8 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.89—104.4 Mbps37.63 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.48—88.72 Mbps33.38 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.34—67.75 Mbps31.7 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.9—109.66 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.39—70.47 Mbps30.92 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.97—94.14 Mbps36.59 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.54—108.38 Mbps39.81 MbpsFaster
Rotherham932.6 Mbps21.34—69.95 Mbps29.96 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.14—50.4 Mbps25.33 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Rotherham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Brinsworth896.7 Mbps35.42—157.02 Mbps51.57 Mbps9
2Wickersley122.13 Mbps42.58—52.45 Mbps43.83 Mbps4
3Aston cum Aughton900.48 Mbps35.56—71.76 Mbps38.27 Mbps10
4Rotherham932.6 Mbps21.34—69.95 Mbps29.96 Mbps12
5North and South Anston919.75 Mbps23.29—48.36 Mbps28.61 Mbps7
6Dinnington St. John's490.85 Mbps18.84—53.06 Mbps25 Mbps12

Rotherham 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 Rotherham Compares for Internet Speed in Rotherham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
3Orgreave76.45 Mbps34.43—60.85 Mbps42.33 MbpsFaster
4Aston cum Aughton900.48 Mbps35.56—71.76 Mbps38.27 MbpsFaster
5Rotherham932.6 Mbps21.34—69.95 Mbps29.96 Mbps-
6North and South Anston919.75 Mbps23.29—48.36 Mbps28.61 MbpsSlower
7Dinnington St. John's490.85 Mbps18.84—53.06 Mbps25 MbpsSlower

Rotherham Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Rotherham testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Rotherham ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Rotherham 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 Rotherham's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 44.35% were fast, 29.38% slow, and 26.27% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk23 Oct 2021 22:56:00270 secs10.86 Mbps1.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 21:33:04219 mins0.51 Mbps2.65 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2021 20:37:0726 mins6.39 Mbps6.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 19:27:1323 mins250.28 Mbps370.91 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband23 Oct 2021 18:22:402120 secs26.04 Mbps30.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 17:48:29517 mins1.89 Mbps168.38 MbpsImproved
Plusnet23 Oct 2021 17:30:0932 mins36.25 Mbps35.19 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 16:51:52523 mins103.87 Mbps22.53 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 16:55:42343 secs55.79 Mbps55.99 Mbps
BT23 Oct 2021 16:13:36514 mins2.58 Mbps2.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 16:14:36212 mins217.67 Mbps216.35 Mbps
TalkTalk23 Oct 2021 16:08:01239 secs27.22 Mbps0.49 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 15:46:072116 secs76.53 Mbps64.23 MbpsNeeds help
Origin Broadband23 Oct 2021 15:29:5925 mins2.48 Mbps3.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 15:27:3047 mins15.43 Mbps52.3 MbpsImproved
Origin Broadband23 Oct 2021 14:31:09214 mins0.92 Mbps2.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 12:42:32330 mins252.42 Mbps268.24 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 12:24:5327 mins64.72 Mbps67.93 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Oct 2021 12:08:20384 secs0.29 Mbps41.06 MbpsImproved
EE23 Oct 2021 11:52:3627 mins44.99 Mbps33.62 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Rotherham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1CIX932.02 Mbps93.57—592.56 Mbps
2Virgin Media927.55 Mbps53.08—198.48 Mbps
3Zone Broadband338.53 Mbps61.84—63.97 Mbps
4BT908.52 Mbps21.22—51.13 Mbps
5Vodafone190.69 Mbps35.98—43.26 Mbps
6TalkTalk527.01 Mbps23.34—45.01 Mbps
7Sky Broadband509.88 Mbps18.88—51.37 Mbps
8EE298.83 Mbps17.28—43.09 Mbps
9Plusnet74.63 Mbps13.5—37.03 Mbps
10Origin Broadband932.6 Mbps9.67—30.16 Mbps
11Shell Energy72.26 Mbps8.38—31.9 Mbps
12Glide3.26 Mbps0.09—0.72 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Rotherham

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Rawmarsh40.09.93%26.28%32.74%14.57%2.10%

Rotherham Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Rotherham

How many broadband providers in Rotherham are there?
Rotherham has 12 ISPs tested by its 264,671 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Rotherham?
Origin Broadband is the fastest broadband provider in Rotherham with 932.6 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 9.67—30.16 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Rotherham?
The best internet provider in Rotherham is CIX, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 93.57 to 592.56 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Rotherham?
Users in Rotherham see an average internet speed of 21.34 up to 1012 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 932.6 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Rotherham?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Rotherham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 509.88 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Rotherham?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Rotherham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 927.55 Mbps.
Is Origin Broadband available in Rotherham?
Broadband service from Origin Broadband is available in Rotherham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 932.6 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Rotherham?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 79 of Rotherham's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Rotherham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Rotherham is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2021