Broadband Statistics for South Shields, South Tyneside
Broadband Providers10
Fastest Speed768.94 Mbps
Average Speed37.06 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in South Shields

South Shields residents have run speed tests on 10 broadband providers. This number is 66.39% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 625.26 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 50.15—151.94 Mbps. South Shields's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 768.94 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in South Shields is 37.06 Mbps, which is 1.12% above the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 37.06 Mbps in South Tyneside.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in South Shields
    50.15 — 151.94 Mbps
    625.26 Mbps
    75.72 Mbps
  • CIX in South Shields
    12.94 — 110.99 Mbps
    203.71 Mbps
    24.69 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in South Shields
    21.28 — 52.41 Mbps
    462.96 Mbps
    28.27 Mbps
  • Vodafone in South Shields
    21.64 — 44.31 Mbps
    103.68 Mbps
    26.39 Mbps
  • EE in South Shields
    17.1 — 44.2 Mbps
    276 Mbps
    24.61 Mbps
  • BT in South Shields
    12.54 — 49.77 Mbps
    768.94 Mbps
    20.16 Mbps
  • Plusnet in South Shields
    12.15 — 32.39 Mbps
    73.86 Mbps
    15.02 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in South Shields
    9.03 — 33.11 Mbps
    131.76 Mbps
    12.14 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in South Shields
    10.41 — 29.38 Mbps
    38.16 Mbps
    16.45 Mbps
  • uno in South Shields
    13.58 — 13.59 Mbps
    42.46 Mbps
    13.58 Mbps

Broadband in South Shields

999th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in South Tyneside

768.94 Mbps

South Shields's fastest speed

27.24—102.36 Mbps

Typical speed range available to South Shields residents

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South Shields Broadband Speed Map

South Shields Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSouth ShieldsUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps27.56%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps28.10%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps21.57%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps5.79%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps14.38%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.60%2.33%

How South Shields Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
South Shields768.94 Mbps27.24—102.36 Mbps37.06 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsSlower

South Shields 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 South Shields Compares for Internet Speed in South Tyneside

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1South Shields768.94 Mbps27.24—102.36 Mbps37.06 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, 41.67% were fast, 23.15% slow, and 35.17% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 23:20:28222 mins97.25 Mbps90.55 Mbps
BT26 Jul 2021 20:51:07238 secs11.39 Mbps11.68 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:48:56257 secs106.3 Mbps106.21 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:19:24237 secs5.65 Mbps5.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:50:26621 mins22.92 Mbps2.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 15:49:1542 mins23.52 Mbps26.68 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 15:01:4934 mins27.85 Mbps65.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 13:58:222119 secs20.3 Mbps44.46 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 13:53:46261 secs213.88 Mbps209.88 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 11:43:32252 secs78.61 Mbps81.45 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 10:04:5526 mins1.56 Mbps85.19 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 07:55:371338 mins17.22 Mbps15.38 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 05:24:11236 secs110.34 Mbps104.15 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 01:03:08230 secs3.51 Mbps31.99 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Jul 2021 23:33:07219 mins86.55 Mbps66.26 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media25 Jul 2021 23:40:27330 secs1.71 Mbps19.15 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Jul 2021 22:27:33231 secs24.22 Mbps91.89 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk25 Jul 2021 21:51:51253 secs30.92 Mbps28.12 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Jul 2021 20:48:38614 mins0.66 Mbps87.01 MbpsImproved
BT25 Jul 2021 21:00:5422 mins9.67 Mbps0.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in South Shields

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media625.26 Mbps50.15—151.94 Mbps
2CIX203.71 Mbps12.94—110.99 Mbps
3TalkTalk462.96 Mbps21.28—52.41 Mbps
4BT768.94 Mbps12.54—49.77 Mbps
5Vodafone103.68 Mbps21.64—44.31 Mbps
6EE276 Mbps17.1—44.2 Mbps
7uno42.46 Mbps13.58—13.59 Mbps
8Plusnet73.86 Mbps12.15—32.39 Mbps
9Sky Broadband131.76 Mbps9.03—33.11 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband38.16 Mbps10.41—29.38 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in South Shields

How many broadband providers in South Shields are there?
South Shields has 10 ISPs tested by its 83,655 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in South Shields?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in South Shields with 768.94 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 12.54—49.77 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in South Shields?
The best internet provider in South Shields is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 50.15 to 151.94 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in South Shields?
Users in South Shields see an average internet speed of 27.24 up to 450 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 768.94 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in South Shields?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 625.26 Mbps.
Is BT available in South Shields?
Broadband service from BT is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 768.94 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in South Shields?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 462.96 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in South Shields?
The broadband provider with the most users in South Shields is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021