Broadband in South Shields

South Shields
South Shields residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 68.63% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 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 30.27—107.15 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 24.65 Mbps, which is 4.35% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.77 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 24.65 Mbps in South Tyneside.


  • Virgin Media in South Shields
  • BT in South Shields
  • Vodafone in South Shields
  • EE in South Shields
  • TalkTalk in South Shields
  • CIX 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

17.22—62.47 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% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.16—73.64 Mbps33.26 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.58—70.45 Mbps25.9 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.61—73.5 Mbps25.08 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.41—87.34 Mbps25.28 MbpsFaster
South Shields529.85 Mbps17.22—62.47 Mbps24.65 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.06—55.24 Mbps19.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.1—62.52 Mbps22.7 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.68—47.47 Mbps19.53 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.31—40.95 Mbps11.88 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.52—70.31 Mbps24.58 MbpsSlower

South Shields Over Time

How South Shields Compares for Internet Speed in South Tyneside

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1South Shields529.85 Mbps17.22—62.47 Mbps24.65 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 3 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, 45.61% were fast, 23.16% slow, and 31.23% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone26 Sep 2020 20:11:48237 secs18.97 Mbps18.73 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 15:20:45727 mins98.35 Mbps97.07 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 15:06:00233 secs18.32 Mbps14.48 MbpsNeeds help
EE25 Sep 2020 13:33:38324 mins9.42 Mbps8.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE25 Sep 2020 12:30:21326 mins8.8 Mbps3.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE25 Sep 2020 10:43:4534 mins9.4 Mbps9.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk25 Sep 2020 10:22:22613 mins4.62 Mbps3.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet25 Sep 2020 10:31:1633 mins9.54 Mbps20.79 MbpsImproved
Vodafone25 Sep 2020 09:09:1828 mins7.32 Mbps4.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media24 Sep 2020 14:37:59437 mins0.65 Mbps3.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE23 Sep 2020 15:53:18242 secs19.6 Mbps19.78 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Sep 2020 14:26:21321 mins102.24 Mbps99.67 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Sep 2020 12:42:1534 mins0.03 Mbps0.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Sep 2020 10:10:49261 secs197.13 Mbps213.86 Mbps
TalkTalk22 Sep 2020 03:39:18241 secs72.53 Mbps71.85 Mbps
Virgin Media21 Sep 2020 17:53:4827 mins21.09 Mbps39.17 MbpsImproved
BT20 Sep 2020 22:10:1525 mins11.37 Mbps1.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Sep 2020 19:16:0322 mins115.32 Mbps142.93 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk19 Sep 2020 17:06:4633 mins21.25 Mbps19.94 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Sep 2020 12:31:202120 secs144.32 Mbps173.67 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in South Shields

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media529.85 Mbps30.27—107.15 Mbps
2BT262.31 Mbps14.05—44.92 Mbps
3EE73.26 Mbps11.54—37.38 Mbps
4Vodafone176.34 Mbps14.12—35.72 Mbps
5TalkTalk117.56 Mbps12.92—34.12 Mbps
6CIX54.95 Mbps15.32—26.89 Mbps
7Plusnet71.83 Mbps11.24—32.5 Mbps
8Sky Broadband121.63 Mbps10.18—30.32 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband71.07 Mbps5.23—21.02 Mbps
10uno12.77 Mbps0—9.32 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 30.27—107.15 Mbps.
The best provider in South Shields in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 30.27 to 107.15 Mbps.
Users in South Shields see an average internet speed of 17.22 up to 684 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: 26 Sep 2020