Internet in Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield residents have run speed tests on 19 providers. This number is 218.79% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 providers. ISPs available in Sheffield include Sky Broadband, BT, and Virgin Media. The most common provider in Sheffield is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded speed of 146.05 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 11.72—36.17 Mbps. Sheffield's fastest provider is Glide, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 820.73 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Sheffield is 20.2 Mbps, which is 25.05% below the The United Kingdom national average of 26.95 Mbps, and 1.17% below the average of 20.44 Mbps in Sheffield. Internet speeds in Sheffield are typically faster than Stocksbridge, but slower than Bradfield. Nearby cities include Ecclesfield with speeds 14.9—48.79 Mbps, Bradfield with speeds 16.01—59.48 Mbps, and Stocksbridge with speeds 3.72—15.94 Mbps.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Sheffield
    35.71—152.12
    815.42
    43.01
  • Virgin Media in Sheffield
    35.65—110.39
    546.3
    51.7
  • Zen Internet in Sheffield
    55.03—63.63
    137.33
    59.29
  • Glide in Sheffield
    18.26—66.99
    820.73
    28.66
  • CIX in Sheffield
    18.96—58.32
    91.21
    24.2
  • uno in Sheffield
    17.49—45.96
    465.8
    18.8
  • EE in Sheffield
    14.61—49.92
    302.97
    21.74
  • Vodafone in Sheffield
    20.45—35.75
    377.42
    26.1
  • Pine Media in Sheffield
    16.7—40.3
    437.14
    21.28
  • BT in Sheffield
    9.08—50.82
    745.59
    16.8
  • TalkTalk in Sheffield
    14.27—36.63
    150.44
    19.72
  • Sky Broadband in Sheffield
    11.72—36.17
    146.05
    16.59
  • Plusnet in Sheffield
    11.96—35.29
    220.32
    16.81
  • Origin Broadband in Sheffield
    18.65—18.78
    437.08
    18.68
  • Post Office Broadband in Sheffield
    5.72—24.65
    74.17
    7.8
  • Zone Broadband
    1.52—22.05
    33.01
    6.67
  • iDNET in Sheffield
    3.1—6.67
    67.83
    4.26
  • Andrews & Arnold in Sheffield
    0.05—12.26
    18.44
    0.05
  • Cerberus Networks in Sheffield
    0.15—3.89
    4.22
    0.53

Internet in Sheffield

356th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

3rd

Best speed range city in Sheffield

820.73 Mbps

Sheffield's fastest speed

14.16—49.26 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sheffield residents

Sheffield Competitive Speed Map

How Sheffield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.52—73.95 Mbps34.73 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.13—71.79 Mbps26.79 MbpsFaster
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.51—63.53 Mbps23.34 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.41—77.76 Mbps26.14 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.96—71.95 Mbps25.38 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.21—91.03 Mbps26.97 MbpsFaster
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.16—49.26 Mbps20.2 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.58—57.94 Mbps19.91 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.55—42.85 Mbps12.28 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Sheffield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Ecclesfield496.62 Mbps14.9—48.79 Mbps22.34 Mbps10
2Bradfield544.49 Mbps16.01—59.48 Mbps21.49 Mbps15
3Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.16—49.26 Mbps20.2 Mbps19

Sheffield Over Time



How Sheffield Compares for Internet Speed in Sheffield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Ecclesfield496.62 Mbps14.9—48.79 Mbps22.34 MbpsFaster
2Bradfield544.49 Mbps16.01—59.48 Mbps21.49 MbpsFaster
3Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.16—49.26 Mbps20.2 Mbps-
4Stocksbridge70.76 Mbps3.72—15.94 Mbps5.2 MbpsSlower

Sheffield Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Sheffield test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Sheffield ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Sheffield 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 Sheffield's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 43.66% were fast, 25.43% slow, and 30.91% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
EE23 Oct 2020 22:04:0937 mins10.07 Mbps8.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2020 20:41:39225 secs89.74 Mbps95.27 Mbps
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 20:04:06244 secs18.27 Mbps25.47 MbpsImproved
Plusnet23 Oct 2020 20:01:47223 secs17.33 Mbps21.99 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Oct 2020 18:52:20242 secs3.63 Mbps29.65 MbpsImproved
Plusnet23 Oct 2020 18:20:2237 mins2.7 Mbps5.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet23 Oct 2020 16:57:48280 secs3.18 Mbps1.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 15:21:28323 mins59.64 Mbps36.45 MbpsNeeds help
BT23 Oct 2020 15:25:4822 mins5.76 Mbps5.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT23 Oct 2020 15:22:45268 secs150.84 Mbps109.94 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 14:54:54295 secs19.18 Mbps19.53 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Oct 2020 14:49:3332 mins12.64 Mbps1.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk23 Oct 2020 14:17:562116 secs0.61 Mbps0.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 14:03:5534 mins52.74 Mbps48.74 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Oct 2020 12:27:10368 secs372.39 Mbps380.11 Mbps
Pine Media23 Oct 2020 11:34:46233 secs12.96 Mbps9.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk23 Oct 2020 10:32:571045 mins6.92 Mbps50.29 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Oct 2020 09:54:2676 mins181.57 Mbps9.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet23 Oct 2020 09:46:0737 mins9.87 Mbps0.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE23 Oct 2020 08:23:19238 secs16.54 Mbps16.84 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sheffield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media546.3 Mbps35.65—110.39 Mbps
2Hyperoptic815.42 Mbps35.71—152.12 Mbps
3Zen Internet137.33 Mbps55.03—63.63 Mbps
4Glide820.73 Mbps18.26—66.99 Mbps
5CIX91.21 Mbps18.96—58.32 Mbps
6BT745.59 Mbps9.08—50.82 Mbps
7EE302.97 Mbps14.61—49.92 Mbps
8Vodafone377.42 Mbps20.45—35.75 Mbps
9Pine Media437.14 Mbps16.7—40.3 Mbps
10uno465.8 Mbps17.49—45.96 Mbps
11TalkTalk150.44 Mbps14.27—36.63 Mbps
12Origin Broadband437.08 Mbps18.65—18.78 Mbps
13Plusnet220.32 Mbps11.96—35.29 Mbps
14Sky Broadband146.05 Mbps11.72—36.17 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband74.17 Mbps5.72—24.65 Mbps
16Zone Broadband33.01 Mbps1.52—22.05 Mbps
17iDNET67.83 Mbps3.1—6.67 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold18.44 Mbps0.05—12.26 Mbps
19Cerberus Networks4.22 Mbps0.15—3.89 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sheffield

Sheffield has 19 ISPs tested by its 582,506 residents.
Glide is the fastest provider in Sheffield with 820.73 Mbps, and an average speed range of 18.26—66.99 Mbps.
The best provider in Sheffield in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 35.71 to 152.12 Mbps.
Users in Sheffield see an average internet speed of 14.16 up to 1227 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 820.73 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Sheffield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 146.05 Mbps.
BT is available in Sheffield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 745.59 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Sheffield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 546.3 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Sheffield is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2020