Broadband Statistics for Salford, Salford
Broadband Providers16
Fastest Speed935.56 Mbps
Median Speed37.18 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband Providers in Salford

Salford is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 62.13 Mbps in 2021. This is 5.93% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Salford have run speed tests on 16 broadband providers. This number is 161.01% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Salford include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Salford is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 931.68 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 46.94—146.04 Mbps.

Salford's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 935.56 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Salford is 37.18 Mbps, which is 0.49% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 37.18 Mbps in Salford.

Our research into internet speeds in Salford includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in M27, M28, M30, M6, and M7.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Salford
    31 Reviews
    162.08 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Salford is 103.21 to 215.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 897.99 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 2,468 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    Not enough reviews
    81.09 Mbps

    telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s typical internet speed range in Salford is 62.42 to 432.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 644.11 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 15 speed tests on telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband.

  • Internetty
    Not enough reviews
    77.51 Mbps

    Internetty's typical internet speed range in Salford is 9.05 to 522.84 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 540.15 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 4 speed tests on Internetty Broadband.

  • Glide in Salford
    6 Reviews
    71.39 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Salford is 52.22 to 164.97 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 876.58 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 731 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Salford
    808 Reviews
    70.29 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Salford is 46.94 to 146.04 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 931.68 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 35,244 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • CIX in Salford
    1 Review
    67.68 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Salford is 56.1 to 96.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 397.82 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 248 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • BT in Salford
    408 Reviews
    47.9 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Salford is 38.33 to 135.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 904.55 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 21,790 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Salford
    133 Reviews
    34.57 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Salford is 28.99 to 63.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 935.56 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 18,614 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Salford
    220 Reviews
    34.18 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Salford is 27.22 to 69.38 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 830.87 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 7,731 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Salford
    37 Reviews
    31.98 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Salford is 16.56 to 91.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 811.16 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 86 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • EE in Salford
    215 Reviews
    30.23 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Salford is 20.93 to 53.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 767.47 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 4,122 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Salford
    492 Reviews
    24.08 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Salford is 16.49 to 51.59 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 478.14 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 27,714 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Salford
    262 Reviews
    20.8 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Salford is 14.17 to 41.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.72 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 4,647 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Salford
    19 Reviews
    17.92 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Salford is 14.97 to 32.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.12 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 83 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Salford
    32 Reviews
    9.6 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Salford is 6.21 to 33.64 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.21 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 1,448 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Salford
    7 Reviews
    3.49 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Salford is 0 to 3.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 3.68 Mbps. Salford residents have performed 2 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

Broadband in Salford

1st

Best speed range city in Salford

935.56 Mbps

Salford's fastest speed

28.87—93.79 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Salford residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Salford

YearSalford AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201813.3 Mbps26.27 Mbps49.37% Slower
201916.29 Mbps30.63 Mbps46.82% Slower
202071.28 Mbps80.31 Mbps11.24% Slower
202162.13 Mbps66.05 Mbps5.93% Slower

Salford Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSalfordUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps27.85%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps26.59%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.50%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps8.02%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps15.61%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.42%2.33%

How Salford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Salford935.56 Mbps28.87—93.79 Mbps37.18 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower

Salford 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 Salford Compares for Internet Speed in Salford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Salford935.56 Mbps28.87—93.79 Mbps37.18 Mbps-

Salford Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Salford testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Salford ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Salford 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 Salford's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.22% were fast, 24.42% slow, and 34.35% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet16 Oct 2021 23:40:26263 secs28.87 Mbps3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 22:46:4445 mins33.7 Mbps36.69 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2021 22:25:0364 mins6.58 Mbps11.08 MbpsImproved
EE16 Oct 2021 21:34:2323 mins18.87 Mbps61.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 21:33:41343 secs74.99 Mbps7.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 20:52:27257 secs212.9 Mbps150.1 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2021 20:38:26229 secs14.74 Mbps10.11 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 19:47:30224 mins26.12 Mbps32.36 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2021 19:47:54243 secs13.7 Mbps31.95 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk16 Oct 2021 19:05:27228 secs61.68 Mbps57.97 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2021 17:19:067105 mins1.32 Mbps4.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2021 18:28:3133 mins5.64 Mbps1.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 17:15:44239 secs25.93 Mbps30.55 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic16 Oct 2021 17:12:0522 mins164.05 Mbps169.24 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Oct 2021 16:11:29653 mins2.15 Mbps1.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Shell Energy16 Oct 2021 16:51:4734 mins0.83 Mbps6.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 Oct 2021 16:08:17210 mins409.48 Mbps86.58 MbpsNeeds help
Hyperoptic16 Oct 2021 15:41:39229 mins165.84 Mbps168.41 Mbps
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 15:57:57228 secs50.5 Mbps49.8 Mbps
Vodafone16 Oct 2021 15:51:4024 mins32.99 Mbps151.39 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Salford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Internetty540.15 Mbps9.05—522.84 Mbps
2telcom (Velocity Fibre)644.11 Mbps62.42—432.95 Mbps
3Hyperoptic897.99 Mbps103.21—215.39 Mbps
4Glide876.58 Mbps52.22—164.97 Mbps
5Virgin Media931.68 Mbps46.94—146.04 Mbps
6Zen Internet811.16 Mbps16.56—91.43 Mbps
7BT904.55 Mbps38.33—135.28 Mbps
8CIX397.82 Mbps56.1—96.57 Mbps
9Vodafone935.56 Mbps28.99—63.9 Mbps
10TalkTalk830.87 Mbps27.22—69.38 Mbps
11EE767.47 Mbps20.93—53.39 Mbps
12Sky Broadband478.14 Mbps16.49—51.59 Mbps
13Plusnet74.72 Mbps14.17—41.24 Mbps
14Origin Broadband72.12 Mbps14.97—32.78 Mbps
15Shell Energy74.21 Mbps6.21—33.64 Mbps
16Andrews & Arnold3.68 Mbps0—3.49 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Salford

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Boothstown41.08.73%1.67%48.67%5.64%6.14%
Worsley43.08.76%1.01%41.90%5.74%7.18%

Salford Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Salford

How many broadband providers in Salford are there?
Salford has 16 ISPs tested by its 254,408 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Salford?
Vodafone is the fastest broadband provider in Salford with 935.56 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 28.99—63.9 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Salford?
The best internet provider in Salford is telcom (Velocity Fibre), and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 62.42 to 432.95 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Salford?
Users in Salford see an average internet speed of 28.87 up to 545 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 935.56 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Salford?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Salford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 931.68 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Salford?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Salford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 478.14 Mbps.
Is BT available in Salford?
Broadband service from BT is available in Salford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 904.55 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Salford?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 2840 of Salford's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Salford?
The broadband provider with the most users in Salford is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021