Broadband Statistics for South Shields, South Tyneside
Broadband Providers10
Fastest Speed707.35 Mbps
Average Speed31.49 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in South Shields

South Shields
South Shields residents have run speed tests on 10 broadband providers. This number is 68.07% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 internet service providers. ISPs available in South Shields include Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk. The most common broadband provider in South Shields is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 588.72 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 40.1—134.71 Mbps. South Shields's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 707.35 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in South Shields is 31.49 Mbps, which is 4.14% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.85 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 31.49 Mbps in South Tyneside.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in South Shields
    40.1 — 134.71 Mbps
    588.72 Mbps
    60.27 Mbps
  • CIX in South Shields
    12.94 — 114.33 Mbps
    203.71 Mbps
    13.31 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in South Shields
    17.91 — 41.09 Mbps
    252.75 Mbps
    22.88 Mbps
  • BT in South Shields
    14.05 — 46.5 Mbps
    707.35 Mbps
    20.85 Mbps
  • Vodafone in South Shields
    18.58 — 36.5 Mbps
    103.68 Mbps
    24 Mbps
  • EE in South Shields
    13.15 — 42.5 Mbps
    92.47 Mbps
    20.45 Mbps
  • Plusnet in South Shields
    11.37 — 31.06 Mbps
    73.39 Mbps
    15.67 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in South Shields
    10.25 — 32.3 Mbps
    126.06 Mbps
    13.98 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in South Shields
    7.77 — 28.97 Mbps
    71.07 Mbps
    12.29 Mbps
  • uno in South Shields
    12.77 — 13.59 Mbps
    42.46 Mbps
    12.77 Mbps

Broadband in South Shields

855th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in South Tyneside

707.35 Mbps

South Shields's fastest speed

22.52—91.74 Mbps

Typical speed range available to South Shields residents

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South Shields Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How South Shields Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.56—92.4 Mbps43.45 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps21.8—89.85 Mbps32.63 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.62—99.57 Mbps33.58 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps20.87—102.73 Mbps33.23 MbpsFaster
South Shields707.35 Mbps22.52—91.74 Mbps31.49 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.83—71.25 Mbps25 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.78—69.93 Mbps27.73 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.91—57.64 Mbps25.12 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps11.88—59.22 Mbps17.73 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.59—84.11 Mbps30.7 MbpsSlower

South Shields Broadband Over Time



How South Shields Compares for Internet Speed in South Tyneside

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1South Shields707.35 Mbps22.52—91.74 Mbps31.49 Mbps-

South Shields Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in South Shields testing broadband 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 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband 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 internet speed tests we measured, 41.42% were fast, 24.25% slow, and 34.34% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 20:06:2034 mins39.45 Mbps42.38 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 19:09:16213 mins31.54 Mbps98.05 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 19:19:16228 secs26.59 Mbps17.88 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 18:42:4537 mins89.96 Mbps78.48 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet16 Apr 2021 16:36:1122 mins3.9 Mbps3.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 16:31:0725 mins28.29 Mbps20.3 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 15:55:0465 mins22.75 Mbps43.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 15:37:44377 secs108.28 Mbps107.72 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 15:05:2125 mins137.12 Mbps69.53 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 15:03:2124 mins31.55 Mbps35.43 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 14:55:38479 secs42.56 Mbps35.03 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 14:21:1225 mins139.77 Mbps125.55 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 12:50:2923 mins42.09 Mbps40.59 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 11:37:57280 secs451.3 Mbps502.25 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 Apr 2021 11:02:56258 secs30.72 Mbps31.01 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 10:07:02235 secs15.18 Mbps320 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 09:47:49243 secs66.74 Mbps89.51 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 09:33:4327 mins34.75 Mbps26.29 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 08:13:31237 secs23.54 Mbps139.2 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 07:11:44222 secs197.8 Mbps207.24 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in South Shields

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media588.72 Mbps40.1—134.71 Mbps
2CIX203.71 Mbps12.94—114.33 Mbps
3TalkTalk252.75 Mbps17.91—41.09 Mbps
4BT707.35 Mbps14.05—46.5 Mbps
5Vodafone103.68 Mbps18.58—36.5 Mbps
6EE92.47 Mbps13.15—42.5 Mbps
7Plusnet73.39 Mbps11.37—31.06 Mbps
8Sky Broadband126.06 Mbps10.25—32.3 Mbps
9uno42.46 Mbps12.77—13.59 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband71.07 Mbps7.77—28.97 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in South Shields

South Shields has 10 ISPs tested by its 83,655 residents.
BT is the fastest broadband provider in South Shields with 707.35 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 14.05—46.5 Mbps.
The best internet provider in South Shields in Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 40.1 to 134.71 Mbps.
Users in South Shields see an average internet speed of 22.52 up to 443 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 707.35 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 588.72 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 707.35 Mbps.
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 252.75 Mbps.
The broadband provider with the most users in South Shields is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2021