Broadband Statistics for Sheffield, Sheffield
Broadband Providers18
Fastest Speed932.42 Mbps
Average Speed29.77 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband in Sheffield

Sheffield residents have run speed tests on 18 broadband providers. This number is 199.00% above the United Kingdom average of 6.02 internet service providers. ISPs available in Sheffield include Sky Broadband, BT, and Virgin Media. The most common broadband provider in Sheffield is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 450.03 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 17.11—47.98 Mbps. Sheffield's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 932.42 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Sheffield is 29.77 Mbps, which is 18.75% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.64 Mbps, and 0.43% below the average of 29.9 Mbps in Sheffield. Internet speeds in Sheffield are typically faster than Ecclesfield, but slower than Bradfield. Nearby cities include Ecclesfield with speeds 18.56—53.32 Mbps, Bradfield with speeds 22.99—93.81 Mbps, and Stocksbridge with speeds 9—27.12 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • KCOM in Sheffield
    43.89 — 755.51 Mbps
    770.53 Mbps
    701.71 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Sheffield
    56.67 — 166.17 Mbps
    909.26 Mbps
    62.64 Mbps
  • Glide in Sheffield
    41.26 — 151.02 Mbps
    849.61 Mbps
    60.25 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Sheffield
    44.86 — 131.61 Mbps
    843.01 Mbps
    69.43 Mbps
  • Pine Media in Sheffield
    22.01 — 138.29 Mbps
    784.4 Mbps
    33.19 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Sheffield
    56.05 — 62.34 Mbps
    635.82 Mbps
    59.2 Mbps
  • BT in Sheffield
    26.19 — 67.45 Mbps
    926.7 Mbps
    34.76 Mbps
  • EE in Sheffield
    23.32 — 59.32 Mbps
    308.94 Mbps
    30.74 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Sheffield
    24.9 — 47.38 Mbps
    137.09 Mbps
    29.4 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Sheffield
    24.28 — 45 Mbps
    932.42 Mbps
    31.24 Mbps
  • CIX in Sheffield
    19.88 — 50.8 Mbps
    91.21 Mbps
    30.7 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Sheffield
    17.95 — 50.15 Mbps
    250.58 Mbps
    24.24 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Sheffield
    17.11 — 47.98 Mbps
    450.03 Mbps
    23.23 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Sheffield
    19.1 — 43.2 Mbps
    519.83 Mbps
    25.33 Mbps
  • uno in Sheffield
    18.35 — 35.54 Mbps
    465.8 Mbps
    18.82 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Sheffield
    6.55 — 32.58 Mbps
    74.25 Mbps
    9.2 Mbps
  • iDNET in Sheffield
    3.38 — 33.57 Mbps
    786.52 Mbps
    5.16 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Sheffield
    3.48 — 21 Mbps
    26.44 Mbps
    15.95 Mbps

Broadband in Sheffield


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Sheffield

932.42 Mbps

Sheffield's fastest speed

21.84—64.45 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sheffield residents

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Sheffield Broadband Speed Map

Sheffield Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSheffieldUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps30.19%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps30.69%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.12%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.61%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps8.16%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.23%2.33%

How Sheffield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps34.78—93.78 Mbps47.2 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.78—95.99 Mbps36.46 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.27—86.49 Mbps31.31 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.82—108.56 Mbps39.71 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.19—92.25 Mbps35.13 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.37—108.7 Mbps41.19 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.84—64.45 Mbps29.77 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.5—53.33 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.24—69.56 Mbps26.22 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Sheffield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Bradfield920.42 Mbps22.99—93.81 Mbps33.86 Mbps15
2Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.84—64.45 Mbps29.77 Mbps18
3Ecclesfield532.84 Mbps18.56—53.32 Mbps26.99 Mbps14

Sheffield 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 Sheffield Compares for Internet Speed in Sheffield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Bradfield920.42 Mbps22.99—93.81 Mbps33.86 MbpsFaster
2Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.84—64.45 Mbps29.77 Mbps-
3Ecclesfield532.84 Mbps18.56—53.32 Mbps26.99 MbpsSlower
4Stocksbridge514.47 Mbps9—27.12 Mbps14.62 MbpsSlower

Sheffield Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Sheffield testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Sheffield ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Sheffield's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.84% were fast, 25.38% slow, and 30.78% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT29 Jul 2021 23:33:5626 mins20.39 Mbps15.99 MbpsNeeds help
BT29 Jul 2021 23:39:47235 secs41.4 Mbps48.94 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk29 Jul 2021 23:12:2053 mins16.19 Mbps18.97 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk29 Jul 2021 22:19:02375 secs34.18 Mbps33.86 Mbps
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 21:55:38411 mins32.91 Mbps34.34 Mbps
TalkTalk29 Jul 2021 21:48:06212 mins15.7 Mbps16.79 Mbps
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 21:39:2126 mins14.56 Mbps11.96 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 21:33:5327 mins41.34 Mbps34.03 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 21:32:4535 mins2.96 Mbps2.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 21:18:2037 mins0.8 Mbps1.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 21:23:56234 secs2.02 Mbps21.27 MbpsImproved
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 21:10:3922 mins9.06 Mbps9.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 21:08:2223 mins110.17 Mbps30.09 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 21:03:12375 secs2.25 Mbps12.54 MbpsImproved
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 20:55:2124 mins2.68 Mbps2.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 20:25:30628 mins16.29 Mbps18.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 20:52:06266 secs54.55 Mbps23.85 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 20:44:14224 secs26.05 Mbps24.01 Mbps
BT29 Jul 2021 20:36:124110 secs38.77 Mbps41.73 Mbps
BT29 Jul 2021 20:35:06223 secs143.01 Mbps232.22 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sheffield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1KCOM770.53 Mbps43.89—755.51 Mbps
2Hyperoptic909.26 Mbps56.67—166.17 Mbps
3Virgin Media843.01 Mbps44.86—131.61 Mbps
4Glide849.61 Mbps41.26—151.02 Mbps
5Pine Media784.4 Mbps22.01—138.29 Mbps
6Zen Internet635.82 Mbps56.05—62.34 Mbps
7BT926.7 Mbps26.19—67.45 Mbps
8iDNET786.52 Mbps3.38—33.57 Mbps
9Vodafone932.42 Mbps24.28—45 Mbps
10EE308.94 Mbps23.32—59.32 Mbps
11CIX91.21 Mbps19.88—50.8 Mbps
12Origin Broadband137.09 Mbps24.9—47.38 Mbps
13TalkTalk519.83 Mbps19.1—43.2 Mbps
14Plusnet250.58 Mbps17.95—50.15 Mbps
15Sky Broadband450.03 Mbps17.11—47.98 Mbps
16uno465.8 Mbps18.35—35.54 Mbps
17Post Office Broadband74.25 Mbps6.55—32.58 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold26.44 Mbps3.48—21 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sheffield

How many broadband providers in Sheffield are there?
Sheffield has 18 ISPs tested by its 582,506 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Sheffield?
Vodafone is the fastest broadband provider in Sheffield with 932.42 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 24.28—45 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Sheffield?
The best internet provider in Sheffield is KCOM, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 43.89 to 755.51 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sheffield?
Users in Sheffield see an average internet speed of 21.84 up to 1175 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 932.42 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Sheffield?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Sheffield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 450.03 Mbps.
Is BT available in Sheffield?
Broadband service from BT is available in Sheffield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 926.7 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Sheffield?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Sheffield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 843.01 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Sheffield?
The broadband provider with the most users in Sheffield is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021