Broadband Statistics for South Shields, South Tyneside
Broadband Providers10
Fastest Speed768.94 Mbps
Median Speed42.23 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in South Shields

South Shields is among the top 20 fastest major towns in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 67.91 Mbps in 2021. This is 2.82% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in South Shields have run speed tests on 10 broadband providers. This number is 63.13% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 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 690.63 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 51.63—156.38 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 42.23 Mbps, which is 14.14% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 42.23 Mbps in South Tyneside.

Our research into internet speeds in South Shields includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in NE34, NE33, NE32, NE31, and NE36.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in South Shields
    808 Reviews
    77.23 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 51.63 to 156.38 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 690.63 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 22,406 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Vodafone in South Shields
    133 Reviews
    36.48 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 29.98 to 54.12 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 277.82 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 1,668 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in South Shields
    220 Reviews
    30.35 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 24.1 to 56.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 462.96 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 4,059 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • EE in South Shields
    215 Reviews
    26.52 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 17.88 to 47.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 276 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 1,502 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • BT in South Shields
    408 Reviews
    24.93 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 15.28 to 57.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 768.94 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 5,784 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • CIX in South Shields
    1 Review
    24.69 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 12.94 to 114.33 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 203.71 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 20 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in South Shields
    32 Reviews
    20.64 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 13.75 to 32.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 63.88 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 139 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Plusnet in South Shields
    262 Reviews
    14.84 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 11.53 to 30.59 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.86 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 1,626 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • uno in South Shields
    Not enough reviews
    13.59 Mbps

    uno's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 13.58 to 42.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 71.82 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 4 speed tests on uno Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in South Shields
    492 Reviews
    12.33 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in South Shields is 9.05 to 40.52 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 393.54 Mbps. South Shields residents have performed 1,350 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

Broadband in South Shields

1st

Best speed range city in South Tyneside

768.94 Mbps

South Shields's fastest speed

30.67—104.25 Mbps

Typical speed range available to South Shields residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in South Shields

YearSouth Shields AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201830.83 Mbps26.27 Mbps17.36% Faster
201930.71 Mbps30.63 Mbps0.26% Faster
202075.36 Mbps80.31 Mbps6.16% Slower
202167.91 Mbps66.05 Mbps2.82% Faster

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
South Shields768.94 Mbps30.67—104.25 Mbps42.23 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 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 Mbps30.67—104.25 Mbps42.23 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, 40.1% were fast, 23.61% slow, and 36.29% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT17 Oct 2021 23:33:35227 secs24.72 Mbps23.26 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:01:1242 mins8.45 Mbps65.7 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 19:34:07239 secs1.18 Mbps63.86 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:32:49234 secs358.22 Mbps385.98 Mbps
EE17 Oct 2021 18:54:00512 mins34.34 Mbps57.79 MbpsImproved
EE17 Oct 2021 17:22:05233 secs61.46 Mbps61.12 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:59:16518 mins441.17 Mbps434.33 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:21:17229 secs12.14 Mbps15.56 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 15:47:05229 mins23.12 Mbps23.04 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 15:40:50225 secs25.04 Mbps25.18 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 14:38:35229 secs23.77 Mbps25.41 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 13:53:01231 secs43.59 Mbps43.91 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 13:18:14232 secs13.97 Mbps14.36 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 12:24:47226 secs92.97 Mbps92.33 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 11:54:17226 secs23.63 Mbps23.89 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 07:00:5932 mins1.32 Mbps1.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 23:44:28236 secs10.81 Mbps11.32 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 22:32:56628 mins0.1 Mbps47.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 21:56:101748 mins3.34 Mbps6.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk16 Oct 2021 22:05:01241 secs3.13 Mbps6.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in South Shields

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media690.63 Mbps51.63—156.38 Mbps
2CIX203.71 Mbps12.94—114.33 Mbps
3BT768.94 Mbps15.28—57.24 Mbps
4TalkTalk462.96 Mbps24.1—56.01 Mbps
5Vodafone277.82 Mbps29.98—54.12 Mbps
6uno71.82 Mbps13.58—42.46 Mbps
7EE276 Mbps17.88—47.83 Mbps
8Sky Broadband393.54 Mbps9.05—40.52 Mbps
9Shell Energy63.88 Mbps13.75—32.57 Mbps
10Plusnet73.86 Mbps11.53—30.59 Mbps

South Shields Broadband Speed Map

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 15.28—57.24 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 51.63 to 156.38 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in South Shields?
Users in South Shields see an average internet speed of 30.67 up to 461 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 690.63 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.
Is BT full fibre available in South Shields?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 16 of South Shields's postcodes.
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: 17 Oct 2021