Broadband in South Shields

South Shields
South Shields residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 73.61% above the United Kingdom average of 5.76 providers. ISPs available in South Shields include Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk. The most common provider in South Shields is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 529.85 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 28.47—101.07 Mbps. South Shields's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 529.85 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in South Shields is 22.34 Mbps, which is 3.37% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.12 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 22.34 Mbps in South Tyneside.


  • Virgin Media in South Shields
  • BT in South Shields
  • CIX in South Shields
  • Vodafone in South Shields
  • TalkTalk in South Shields
  • EE in South Shields
  • Plusnet in South Shields
  • Sky Broadband in South Shields
  • Post Office Broadband in South Shields
  • uno in South Shields

Internet in South Shields


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in South Tyneside

529.85 Mbps

South Shields's fastest speed

15.43—56.39 Mbps

Typical speed range available to South Shields residents

South Shields Competitive Speed Map

How South Shields Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.11—72.16 Mbps30.28 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.34—67.39 Mbps23.88 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.96—67.75 Mbps22.48 MbpsFaster
South Shields529.85 Mbps15.43—56.39 Mbps22.34 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.85—49.86 Mbps17.11 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.47 Mbps21.25 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.53—44.56 Mbps18.29 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.63—36.05 Mbps10.83 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.04—63.76 Mbps21.91 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.41—71.94 Mbps21.13 MbpsSlower

South Shields Over Time

How South Shields Compares for Internet Speed in South Tyneside

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1South Shields529.85 Mbps15.43—56.39 Mbps22.34 Mbps-

South Shields Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in South Shields test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in South Shields ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the South Shields 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 South Shields's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 46.41% were fast, 23.56% slow, and 30.04% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media06 Jul 2020 00:17:3932 mins2.29 Mbps223.17 MbpsImproved
BT04 Jul 2020 00:26:5754 mins3.99 Mbps13.06 MbpsImproved
BT04 Jul 2020 00:08:0648 mins1.65 Mbps2.65 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 22:58:40213 mins27.52 Mbps25.52 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 22:38:05296 secs55.44 Mbps100.9 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 21:59:39225 secs39.32 Mbps40.52 Mbps
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 21:47:3749 mins18.07 Mbps16.93 Mbps
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 21:50:54262 secs0.42 Mbps5.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 20:38:11214 mins97.3 Mbps13.2 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 20:51:44261 secs29.01 Mbps29.15 Mbps
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 20:20:29318 mins16.66 Mbps18.11 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 20:20:55410 mins5.66 Mbps9.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 20:09:1734 mins8.17 Mbps7.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 20:00:25243 secs143.41 Mbps143.05 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 19:23:49228 mins0.29 Mbps1.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet03 Jul 2020 18:53:26712 mins11.13 Mbps21 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 17:16:5432 mins10.41 Mbps15.35 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 17:04:30235 secs39.12 Mbps46.7 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 16:34:1459 mins213.2 Mbps208.95 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 15:44:58394 secs14.53 Mbps15.25 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in South Shields

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media529.85 Mbps28.47—101.07 Mbps
2BT262.31 Mbps13.72—43.44 Mbps
3Vodafone176.34 Mbps11.71—33.61 Mbps
4EE73.26 Mbps9.14—35.11 Mbps
5TalkTalk117.56 Mbps10.86—31.83 Mbps
6Plusnet71.83 Mbps11.04—29.47 Mbps
7CIX54.95 Mbps15.09—26.89 Mbps
8Sky Broadband121.63 Mbps8.47—28.05 Mbps
9uno12.77 Mbps0—9.32 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband71.07 Mbps4.84—19.7 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in South Shields

South Shields has 10 ISPs tested by its 83,655 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in South Shields with 529.85 Mbps, and an average speed range of 28.47—101.07 Mbps.
The best provider in South Shields in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 28.47 to 101.07 Mbps.
Users in South Shields see an average internet speed of 15.43 up to 735 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 529.85 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 529.85 Mbps.
BT is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 262.31 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 117.56 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in South Shields is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 06 Jul 2020