Broadband Statistics for Sheffield, Sheffield
Broadband Providers19
Fastest Speed926.71 Mbps
Average Speed25.23 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband in Sheffield

Sheffield residents have run speed tests on 19 broadband providers. This number is 219.33% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 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 148.71 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 14.51—40.65 Mbps. Sheffield's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 926.71 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Sheffield is 25.23 Mbps, which is 23.29% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.89 Mbps, and 0.79% below the average of 25.43 Mbps in Sheffield. Internet speeds in Sheffield are typically faster than Ecclesfield, but slower than Bradfield. Nearby cities include Ecclesfield with speeds 16.68—53.35 Mbps, Bradfield with speeds 19.3—73.61 Mbps, and Stocksbridge with speeds 6.33—24.38 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Kingston Communications
    701.71 — 755.51 Mbps
    765.21 Mbps
    737.86 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Sheffield
    49.87 — 163.89 Mbps
    816.4 Mbps
    61.42 Mbps
  • Glide in Sheffield
    46.46 — 143.99 Mbps
    820.73 Mbps
    62.01 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Sheffield
    41.12 — 111.06 Mbps
    834.61 Mbps
    62.54 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Sheffield
    55.69 — 62.44 Mbps
    479.26 Mbps
    58.95 Mbps
  • Pine Media in Sheffield
    17.6 — 64.52 Mbps
    305.03 Mbps
    23.21 Mbps
  • BT in Sheffield
    18.58 — 60.59 Mbps
    926.7 Mbps
    29.69 Mbps
  • EE in Sheffield
    17.83 — 58.37 Mbps
    302.97 Mbps
    25.26 Mbps
  • CIX in Sheffield
    16.14 — 56.52 Mbps
    91.21 Mbps
    23.83 Mbps
  • uno in Sheffield
    18.3 — 44.85 Mbps
    465.8 Mbps
    18.84 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Sheffield
    20.99 — 37.27 Mbps
    926.71 Mbps
    26.94 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Sheffield
    15.43 — 43.51 Mbps
    250.58 Mbps
    21.56 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Sheffield
    14.51 — 40.65 Mbps
    148.71 Mbps
    20.01 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Sheffield
    15.57 — 37.38 Mbps
    519.83 Mbps
    21.57 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Sheffield
    18.64 — 25.88 Mbps
    437.08 Mbps
    18.68 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Sheffield
    6.29 — 27.18 Mbps
    74.25 Mbps
    8.37 Mbps
  • iDNET in Sheffield
    3.1 — 21.06 Mbps
    66.74 Mbps
    4.25 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Sheffield
    3.48 — 15.95 Mbps
    18.44 Mbps
    3.48 Mbps
  • KCOM in Sheffield
    0 — 12.16 Mbps
    17.27 Mbps
    12.16 Mbps

Broadband in Sheffield


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Sheffield

926.71 Mbps

Sheffield's fastest speed

17.99—57.74 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sheffield residents

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Sheffield Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Sheffield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.57—92.42 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps21.9—89.89 Mbps32.7 MbpsFaster
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.85—70.04 Mbps27.82 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.69—99.66 Mbps33.66 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.62—84.06 Mbps30.74 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps20.97—102.77 Mbps33.33 MbpsFaster
Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.99—57.74 Mbps25.23 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.91—71.3 Mbps25.11 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12—59.52 Mbps17.97 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Sheffield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Bradfield892.49 Mbps19.3—73.61 Mbps28.02 Mbps15
2Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.99—57.74 Mbps25.23 Mbps19
3Ecclesfield496.62 Mbps16.68—53.35 Mbps24.96 Mbps12

Sheffield Broadband Over Time

How Sheffield Compares for Internet Speed in Sheffield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Bradfield892.49 Mbps19.3—73.61 Mbps28.02 MbpsFaster
2Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.99—57.74 Mbps25.23 Mbps-
3Ecclesfield496.62 Mbps16.68—53.35 Mbps24.96 MbpsSlower
4Stocksbridge55.26 Mbps6.33—24.38 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, 41.66% were fast, 25.49% slow, and 32.85% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT19 Apr 2021 23:09:3420 secs39.38 Mbps38.04 Mbps
BT19 Apr 2021 22:35:33630 mins42.74 Mbps37.75 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Apr 2021 23:05:09216 secs42.19 Mbps39.32 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 22:50:5827 mins25.53 Mbps29.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 22:30:55224 mins107.38 Mbps108.21 Mbps
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 22:15:491716 mins69.71 Mbps56.92 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk19 Apr 2021 21:45:301332 mins1.08 Mbps3.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:57:16414 mins0.19 Mbps0.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:25:371644 mins34.68 Mbps26.84 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Apr 2021 21:38:29531 mins32.28 Mbps48.78 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 21:40:10326 mins61.86 Mbps38.8 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 21:53:4126 mins25.13 Mbps25.17 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 21:49:0839 mins30.24 Mbps29.6 Mbps
BT19 Apr 2021 21:56:57237 secs7.61 Mbps9.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:50:0535 mins17.49 Mbps0.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 21:51:27238 secs66.73 Mbps69.94 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:38:1037 mins209.97 Mbps51.49 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Apr 2021 21:40:10266 secs86.43 Mbps68.7 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet19 Apr 2021 21:40:26215 secs42.49 Mbps48.53 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Apr 2021 20:57:25642 mins66.78 Mbps59.86 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sheffield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Kingston Communications765.21 Mbps701.71—755.51 Mbps
2Hyperoptic816.4 Mbps49.87—163.89 Mbps
3Virgin Media834.61 Mbps41.12—111.06 Mbps
4Glide820.73 Mbps46.46—143.99 Mbps
5Zen Internet479.26 Mbps55.69—62.44 Mbps
6Pine Media305.03 Mbps17.6—64.52 Mbps
7BT926.7 Mbps18.58—60.59 Mbps
8EE302.97 Mbps17.83—58.37 Mbps
9CIX91.21 Mbps16.14—56.52 Mbps
10Vodafone926.71 Mbps20.99—37.27 Mbps
11uno465.8 Mbps18.3—44.85 Mbps
12Plusnet250.58 Mbps15.43—43.51 Mbps
13TalkTalk519.83 Mbps15.57—37.38 Mbps
14Origin Broadband437.08 Mbps18.64—25.88 Mbps
15Sky Broadband148.71 Mbps14.51—40.65 Mbps
16KCOM17.27 Mbps0—12.16 Mbps
17Post Office Broadband74.25 Mbps6.29—27.18 Mbps
18iDNET66.74 Mbps3.1—21.06 Mbps
19Andrews & Arnold18.44 Mbps3.48—15.95 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sheffield

How many broadband providers in Sheffield are there?
Sheffield has 19 ISPs tested by its 582,506 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Sheffield?
Vodafone is the fastest broadband provider in Sheffield with 926.71 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 20.99—37.27 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Sheffield?
The best internet provider in Sheffield in Kingston Communications, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 701.71 to 755.51 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sheffield?
Users in Sheffield see an average internet speed of 17.99 up to 1206 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 926.71 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 148.71 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 834.61 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: 19 Apr 2021