Broadband Statistics for Sheffield, Sheffield
Broadband Providers18
Fastest Speed932.42 Mbps
Median Speed31.69 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband Providers in Sheffield

Sheffield is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 47.58 Mbps in 2021. This is 27.96% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Sheffield have run speed tests on 18 broadband providers. This number is 193.64% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 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 506.69 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 18.04—51.49 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 31.69 Mbps, which is 14.35% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.22% below the average of 31.76 Mbps in Sheffield.

Internet speeds in Sheffield are typically faster than Ecclesfield, but slower than Bradfield. Nearby locations include Ecclesfield with speeds 19.03—51.86 Mbps, Bradfield with speeds 24.8—94.16 Mbps, and Stocksbridge with speeds 6.17—23.49 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Sheffield includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in S5, S6, S2, S10, and S8.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Sheffield
    31 Reviews
    68.95 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 59.16 to 170.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 912.82 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 1,656 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Sheffield
    808 Reviews
    67.46 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 44.05 to 126.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 906.34 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 53,585 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Glide in Sheffield
    6 Reviews
    62.82 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 41.87 to 158.22 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 866.88 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 1,543 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Sheffield
    37 Reviews
    59.95 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 56.74 to 62.61 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 635.82 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 1,812 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Pine Media in Sheffield
    Not enough reviews
    57.34 Mbps

    Pine Media's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 32.77 to 180.45 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 784.4 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 5,323 speed tests on Pine Media Broadband.

  • BT in Sheffield
    408 Reviews
    35.58 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 27.03 to 67.91 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 926.7 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 70,087 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Sheffield
    133 Reviews
    33.1 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 27.32 to 53.81 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 932.42 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 934 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • EE in Sheffield
    215 Reviews
    32.87 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 25.88 to 59.85 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 911.38 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 8,431 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Sheffield
    19 Reviews
    27.11 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 19.59 to 45.71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 389.04 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 175 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Sheffield
    220 Reviews
    27.01 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 20.67 to 48.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 519.83 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 35,473 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Sheffield
    492 Reviews
    24.85 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 18.04 to 51.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 506.69 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 76,089 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Sheffield
    262 Reviews
    24.76 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 18.26 to 50.42 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 250.58 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 35,794 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • uno in Sheffield
    Not enough reviews
    18.85 Mbps

    uno's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 17.91 to 37.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 436.9 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 1,771 speed tests on uno Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Sheffield
    7 Reviews
    15.95 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 3.48 to 21 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 26.44 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 6 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Sheffield
    32 Reviews
    9.41 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 6.66 to 33.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.25 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 1,450 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • iDNET in Sheffield
    1 Review
    7.05 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 2.25 to 35.61 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 786.52 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 52 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • CIX in Sheffield
    1 Review
    1.66 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Sheffield is 1.15 to 27.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.26 Mbps. Sheffield residents have performed 79 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

Broadband in Sheffield

2nd

Best speed range city in Sheffield

932.42 Mbps

Sheffield's fastest speed

23.32—67.69 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sheffield residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Sheffield

YearSheffield AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201817.3 Mbps26.27 Mbps34.15% Slower
201921.24 Mbps30.63 Mbps30.66% Slower
202053.04 Mbps80.31 Mbps33.96% Slower
202147.58 Mbps66.05 Mbps27.96% Slower

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

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Sheffield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Bradfield920.42 Mbps24.8—94.16 Mbps35.09 Mbps15
2Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 Mbps18
3Ecclesfield532.84 Mbps19.03—51.86 Mbps27.24 Mbps13

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 Mbps24.8—94.16 Mbps35.09 MbpsFaster
2Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 Mbps-
3Ecclesfield532.84 Mbps19.03—51.86 Mbps27.24 MbpsSlower
4Stocksbridge514.47 Mbps6.17—23.49 Mbps7.81 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, 42.36% were fast, 25.24% slow, and 32.4% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT17 Oct 2021 23:57:58363 secs5.09 Mbps8.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 23:51:0942 mins80.82 Mbps277.17 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 23:49:16215 secs18.65 Mbps18.77 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 23:27:31237 secs56.54 Mbps56.62 Mbps
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 23:12:55240 secs20.48 Mbps20.6 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:44:581010 mins43.84 Mbps45.14 Mbps
Glide17 Oct 2021 22:43:4623 mins160.68 Mbps230.52 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:30:3423 mins5.28 Mbps0.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Zen Internet17 Oct 2021 22:27:1133 mins73.22 Mbps74.03 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 22:28:13233 secs26.6 Mbps31.45 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 21:21:02332 mins20.41 Mbps7.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 21:24:4823 mins43.94 Mbps43.92 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:57:29222 mins209.05 Mbps208.67 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 20:40:30432 mins47.15 Mbps277.43 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 20:36:12334 mins25.25 Mbps37.35 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 20:50:02245 secs25.74 Mbps26.89 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:46:39217 secs190.72 Mbps122.08 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 20:38:3128 mins30.41 Mbps39.95 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 20:41:14231 secs22.11 Mbps23.85 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:11:19317 mins39.42 Mbps32.72 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sheffield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1KCOM770.53 Mbps129.58—755.51 Mbps
2Hyperoptic912.82 Mbps59.16—170.9 Mbps
3Glide866.88 Mbps41.87—158.22 Mbps
4Virgin Media906.34 Mbps44.05—126.86 Mbps
5Pine Media784.4 Mbps32.77—180.45 Mbps
6Zen Internet635.82 Mbps56.74—62.61 Mbps
7BT926.7 Mbps27.03—67.91 Mbps
8iDNET786.52 Mbps2.25—35.61 Mbps
9Vodafone932.42 Mbps27.32—53.81 Mbps
10EE911.38 Mbps25.88—59.85 Mbps
11TalkTalk519.83 Mbps20.67—48.83 Mbps
12Sky Broadband506.69 Mbps18.04—51.49 Mbps
13Origin Broadband389.04 Mbps19.59—45.71 Mbps
14Plusnet250.58 Mbps18.26—50.42 Mbps
15uno436.9 Mbps17.91—37.78 Mbps
16Shell Energy74.25 Mbps6.66—33.19 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold26.44 Mbps3.48—21 Mbps
18CIX73.26 Mbps1.15—27.25 Mbps

Sheffield Broadband Speed Map

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 27.32—53.81 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 129.58 to 755.51 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sheffield?
Users in Sheffield see an average internet speed of 23.32 up to 1125 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 506.69 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 906.34 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Sheffield?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1112 of Sheffield's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Sheffield?
The broadband provider with the most users in Sheffield is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021