Broadband Statistics for St Helens, St Helens
Broadband Providers10
Fastest Speed795.54 Mbps
Median Speed31.26 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in St Helens

St Helens is one of the 30 fastest major towns in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 46.56 Mbps in 2021. This is 29.51% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in St Helens have run speed tests on 10 broadband providers. This number is 63.40% above the United Kingdom average of 6.12 internet service providers. ISPs available in St Helens include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in St Helens is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 611.13 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 45.28—124.01 Mbps.

St Helens's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 795.54 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in St Helens is 31.26 Mbps, which is 15.51% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 19.52% below the average of 38.84 Mbps in St Helens.

Internet speeds in St Helens are typically slower than Billinge Chapel End. Nearby locations include Eccleston with speeds 46.36—194.31 Mbps, Bold with speeds 25.52—72.69 Mbps, and Rainhill with speeds 20.76—99.32 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in St Helens includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in WA9, WA10, WA11, and WA12.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in St Helens
    790 Reviews
    65.6 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 45.28 to 124.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 611.13 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 2,634 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • BT in St Helens
    396 Reviews
    41.13 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 33.04 to 140.11 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 795.54 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 2,286 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in St Helens
    128 Reviews
    33.88 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 24.77 to 64.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 491 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 477 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in St Helens
    481 Reviews
    25.31 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 18.45 to 49.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 494.66 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 2,558 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in St Helens
    209 Reviews
    18.78 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 13.48 to 37.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 363.05 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 1,007 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in St Helens
    258 Reviews
    16.01 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 10.98 to 34.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.14 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 993 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • EE in St Helens
    205 Reviews
    14.78 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 14.65 to 36.93 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 185.54 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 443 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in St Helens
    7 Reviews
    13.69 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 9.69 to 71.52 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.24 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 9 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in St Helens
    30 Reviews
    10.01 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 9.1 to 13.51 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.01 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 167 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • CIX in St Helens
    1 Review
    7.45 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in St Helens is 4.83 to 10.81 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 60.03 Mbps. St Helens residents have performed 9 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

Broadband in St Helens

5th

Best speed range city in St Helens

795.54 Mbps

St Helens's fastest speed

22.5—73.8 Mbps

Typical speed range available to St Helens residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in St Helens

YearSt Helens AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201854.64 Mbps26.27 Mbps107.99% Faster
201927.64 Mbps30.63 Mbps9.76% Slower
202064.73 Mbps80.31 Mbps19.40% Slower
202146.56 Mbps66.05 Mbps29.51% Slower

St Helens Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSt HelensUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps34.68%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps31.00%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.28%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps4.62%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps9.86%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.56%2.33%

How St Helens Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.19—94.01 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.77—103.7 Mbps37.42 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.4—88.89 Mbps33.28 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.31—67.61 Mbps31.66 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.88—109.59 Mbps41.61 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.87—94.09 Mbps36.54 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh866.01 Mbps31.77—108.36 Mbps39.99 MbpsFaster
St Helens795.54 Mbps22.5—73.8 Mbps31.26 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps22.19—51.62 Mbps26.57 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.28—70.51 Mbps30.78 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in St Helens

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Eccleston844.34 Mbps46.36—194.31 Mbps69.62 Mbps9
2Bold917.08 Mbps25.52—72.69 Mbps33.47 Mbps11
3Rainhill777.42 Mbps20.76—99.32 Mbps32.21 Mbps9
4Billinge Chapel End641.82 Mbps23.56—66.74 Mbps31.81 Mbps8
5St Helens795.54 Mbps22.5—73.8 Mbps31.26 Mbps10
6Rainford770.48 Mbps24.29—77.17 Mbps30.96 Mbps10

St Helens 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 St Helens Compares for Internet Speed in St Helens

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
3Rainhill777.42 Mbps20.76—99.32 Mbps32.21 MbpsFaster
4Billinge Chapel End641.82 Mbps23.56—66.74 Mbps31.81 MbpsFaster
5St Helens795.54 Mbps22.5—73.8 Mbps31.26 Mbps-

St Helens Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in St Helens testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in St Helens ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband 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 internet speed tests we measured, 38.63% were fast, 30.04% slow, and 31.33% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone13 Oct 2021 13:23:24267 secs11.83 Mbps21.59 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 12:32:10613 mins109.16 Mbps107.69 Mbps
Vodafone13 Oct 2021 10:36:3334 mins36.51 Mbps36.34 Mbps
CIX12 Oct 2021 18:38:5532 mins10.81 Mbps3.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet12 Oct 2021 16:03:46221 mins71.09 Mbps26.96 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet12 Oct 2021 14:35:4245 mins24.85 Mbps2.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE12 Oct 2021 11:56:14240 secs17.87 Mbps16.08 MbpsNeeds help
BT12 Oct 2021 10:09:11229 secs12.54 Mbps50.11 MbpsImproved
Vodafone12 Oct 2021 08:15:2558 mins18.47 Mbps30.22 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media11 Oct 2021 13:49:58235 secs41.01 Mbps40.96 Mbps
BT11 Oct 2021 12:31:4774 mins10.11 Mbps10.73 Mbps
Vodafone11 Oct 2021 10:21:3425 mins19.01 Mbps26.68 MbpsImproved
BT10 Oct 2021 12:55:3834 mins62.15 Mbps6.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone09 Oct 2021 16:22:03525 mins3.44 Mbps3.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT09 Oct 2021 12:41:44227 mins7.17 Mbps11.12 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media08 Oct 2021 23:44:1477 mins5.06 Mbps5.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media08 Oct 2021 21:21:45215 mins167.06 Mbps22.96 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband08 Oct 2021 18:36:00436 mins382.68 Mbps342.88 MbpsNeeds help
EE08 Oct 2021 11:12:3628 mins20.99 Mbps19.43 Mbps
Plusnet06 Oct 2021 10:16:3835 mins0.59 Mbps5.95 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in St Helens

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media611.13 Mbps45.28—124.01 Mbps
2BT795.54 Mbps33.04—140.11 Mbps
3Vodafone491 Mbps24.77—64.56 Mbps
4Andrews & Arnold74.24 Mbps9.69—71.52 Mbps
5Sky Broadband494.66 Mbps18.45—49.82 Mbps
6TalkTalk363.05 Mbps13.48—37.72 Mbps
7EE185.54 Mbps14.65—36.93 Mbps
8Plusnet74.14 Mbps10.98—34.6 Mbps
9Shell Energy73.01 Mbps9.1—13.51 Mbps
10CIX60.03 Mbps4.83—10.81 Mbps

St Helens Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in St Helens

How many broadband providers in St Helens are there?
St Helens has 10 ISPs tested by its 102,555 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in St Helens?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in St Helens with 795.54 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 33.04—140.11 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in St Helens?
The best internet provider in St Helens is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 45.28 to 124.01 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in St Helens?
Users in St Helens see an average internet speed of 22.5 up to 761 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 795.54 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in St Helens?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 611.13 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in St Helens?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 494.66 Mbps.
Is BT available in St Helens?
Broadband service from BT is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 795.54 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in St Helens?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 95 of St Helens's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in St Helens?
The broadband provider with the most users in St Helens is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021