St Helens Internet Speeds

St Helens
St Helens residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 52.03% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 providers. ISPs available in St Helens include BT, Virgin Media, and Sky Broadband. The most common provider in St Helens is BT, with a maximum recorded speed of 289.16 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 12.82—46.59 Mbps. St Helens's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 538.15 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in St Helens is 17.61 Mbps, which is 31.21% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.6 Mbps, and 31.98% below the average of 25.89 Mbps in St Helens. Internet speeds in St Helens are typically slower than Rainhill. Nearby cities include Eccleston with speeds 25.64—108.63 Mbps, Bold with speeds 15.49—54.85 Mbps, and Rainhill with speeds 14.33—53.64 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in St Helens
  • EE in St Helens
  • BT in St Helens
  • Vodafone in St Helens
  • Plusnet in St Helens
  • Sky Broadband in St Helens
  • TalkTalk in St Helens
  • Post Office Broadband in St Helens
  • Andrews & Arnold in St Helens

Internet in St Helens


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in St Helens

538.15 Mbps

St Helens's fastest speed

12.24—48.72 Mbps

Typical speed range available to St Helens residents

St Helens Competitive Speed Map

How St Helens Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps21.76—73.54 Mbps32.88 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.5—70.31 Mbps25.76 MbpsFaster
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.01—54.91 Mbps19.02 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.04—62.4 Mbps22.61 MbpsFaster
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.62—47.23 Mbps19.44 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.49—72.98 Mbps24.9 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.48—70.13 Mbps24.49 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.29—86.48 Mbps25.05 MbpsFaster
St Helens538.15 Mbps12.24—48.72 Mbps17.61 Mbps-
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.28—40.63 Mbps11.85 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in St Helens

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Eccleston743.01 Mbps25.64—108.63 Mbps36.22 Mbps8
2Rainford415.26 Mbps23.23—106.84 Mbps34.31 Mbps8
3Billinge Chapel End527.32 Mbps16.9—69.05 Mbps24.63 Mbps8
4Bold543.22 Mbps15.49—54.85 Mbps21.71 Mbps10
5Rainhill527.32 Mbps14.33—53.64 Mbps21.39 Mbps8
6St Helens538.15 Mbps12.24—48.72 Mbps17.61 Mbps9

St Helens Over Time

How St Helens Compares for Internet Speed in St Helens

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
4Bold543.22 Mbps15.49—54.85 Mbps21.71 MbpsFaster
5Rainhill527.32 Mbps14.33—53.64 Mbps21.39 MbpsFaster
6St Helens538.15 Mbps12.24—48.72 Mbps17.61 Mbps-

St Helens Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in St Helens test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in St Helens ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the St Helens 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 St Helens's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 46.49% were fast, 30.7% slow, and 22.81% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT17 Sep 2020 18:41:5045 mins8.83 Mbps10.69 MbpsImproved
BT14 Sep 2020 18:40:2525 mins1.19 Mbps0.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Sep 2020 15:36:42243 secs1.56 Mbps0.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media11 Sep 2020 20:29:25227 secs12.67 Mbps21.8 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media05 Sep 2020 22:08:53216 secs5.64 Mbps31.9 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband02 Sep 2020 13:46:56233 secs7.37 Mbps7.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media31 Aug 2020 12:09:52227 secs8.67 Mbps168.26 MbpsImproved
BT28 Aug 2020 18:57:42227 secs41.64 Mbps44.17 Mbps
EE27 Aug 2020 14:48:20230 secs36.33 Mbps34 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Aug 2020 20:12:29211 mins216.34 Mbps116.51 MbpsNeeds help
BT25 Aug 2020 17:31:0122 mins124.68 Mbps119.08 Mbps
Sky Broadband25 Aug 2020 12:15:07215 mins0.18 Mbps13.2 MbpsImproved
Vodafone24 Aug 2020 19:52:2922 mins11.61 Mbps9.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband23 Aug 2020 16:36:52834 mins25.91 Mbps7.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT23 Aug 2020 13:07:25218 mins10.32 Mbps16.61 MbpsImproved
BT23 Aug 2020 07:03:3924 mins7.45 Mbps26.73 MbpsImproved
Plusnet22 Aug 2020 06:10:03214 mins0.19 Mbps6.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Aug 2020 21:18:25289 secs36.57 Mbps33.24 Mbps
BT19 Aug 2020 15:49:32353 secs34.52 Mbps34.38 Mbps
Plusnet18 Aug 2020 13:54:1624 mins9.09 Mbps25.8 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in St Helens

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media538.15 Mbps25.27—97.12 Mbps
2BT289.16 Mbps12.82—46.59 Mbps
3EE234.68 Mbps17.67—51.35 Mbps
4Vodafone327.77 Mbps9.03—31.59 Mbps
5Plusnet73.6 Mbps10.4—28.15 Mbps
6Sky Broadband87.03 Mbps8.49—28.16 Mbps
7TalkTalk138.15 Mbps6.49—26.55 Mbps
8Andrews & Arnold29.04 Mbps2.34—14.41 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband62.36 Mbps5.1—10.58 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in St Helens

St Helens has 9 ISPs tested by its 102,555 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in St Helens with 538.15 Mbps, and an average speed range of 25.27—97.12 Mbps.
The best provider in St Helens in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 25.27 to 97.12 Mbps.
Users in St Helens see an average internet speed of 12.24 up to 1180 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 538.15 Mbps.
BT is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 289.16 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 538.15 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 87.03 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in St Helens is BT.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2020