St Helens Internet Speeds

St Helens
St Helens residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 52.80% above the United Kingdom average of 5.89 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 795.54 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 17.8—66.9 Mbps. St Helens's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 795.54 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in St Helens is 21.06 Mbps, which is 31.82% below the The United Kingdom national average of 30.89 Mbps, and 32.13% below the average of 31.03 Mbps in St Helens. Internet speeds in St Helens are typically slower than Bold. Nearby cities include Eccleston with speeds 33.43—195.73 Mbps, Bold with speeds 19.04—67.95 Mbps, and Rainhill with speeds 14.78—54.75 Mbps.


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

Internet in St Helens


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in St Helens

795.54 Mbps

St Helens's fastest speed

14.75—56.81 Mbps

Typical speed range available to St Helens residents

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St Helens Competitive Speed Map

How St Helens Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps29.14—89.5 Mbps40.41 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.64 Mbps19.46—80.47 Mbps30.1 MbpsFaster
Liverpool836.13 Mbps15—67.05 Mbps22.37 MbpsFaster
Nottingham917.03 Mbps16.8—66.66 Mbps25.22 MbpsFaster
Sheffield926.7 Mbps16.11—54.95 Mbps22.8 MbpsFaster
Bristol937.97 Mbps20.71—93.08 Mbps30.49 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps19.24—78.74 Mbps28.78 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.73—99.06 Mbps30.99 MbpsFaster
St Helens795.54 Mbps14.75—56.81 Mbps21.06 Mbps-
Glasgow898.7 Mbps10.1—51.9 Mbps14.7 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in St Helens

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Eccleston743.01 Mbps33.43—195.73 Mbps48.88 Mbps9
2Rainford415.26 Mbps23.89—108.22 Mbps33.36 Mbps10
3Billinge Chapel End527.32 Mbps20.72—68.98 Mbps28.67 Mbps8
4Bold767.56 Mbps19.04—67.95 Mbps26.94 Mbps10
5St Helens795.54 Mbps14.75—56.81 Mbps21.06 Mbps9
6Rainhill581.17 Mbps14.78—54.75 Mbps20.72 Mbps8

St Helens Over Time

How St Helens Compares for Internet Speed in St Helens

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
3Billinge Chapel End527.32 Mbps20.72—68.98 Mbps28.67 MbpsFaster
4Bold767.56 Mbps19.04—67.95 Mbps26.94 MbpsFaster
5St Helens795.54 Mbps14.75—56.81 Mbps21.06 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, 35.26% were fast, 24.36% slow, and 40.38% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk16 Feb 2021 10:52:5744 mins18.35 Mbps18.9 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Feb 2021 21:16:4847 mins26.26 Mbps26.36 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Feb 2021 19:56:12431 mins5.06 Mbps5.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Feb 2021 11:17:3063 mins10.34 Mbps17.48 MbpsImproved
BT12 Feb 2021 09:36:17222 secs0.57 Mbps1.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband10 Feb 2021 20:29:27238 secs22.45 Mbps24.41 Mbps
BT10 Feb 2021 19:53:161229 mins0.75 Mbps27.13 MbpsImproved
BT10 Feb 2021 13:00:5523 mins12.9 Mbps25.16 MbpsImproved
EE09 Feb 2021 21:47:3139 mins0.41 Mbps0.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband07 Feb 2021 10:02:03259 secs7.46 Mbps7.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband06 Feb 2021 11:33:07227 secs7.11 Mbps7.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband05 Feb 2021 15:00:22268 secs37.63 Mbps47.88 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband04 Feb 2021 12:04:46423 mins42.86 Mbps40.68 Mbps
BT03 Feb 2021 20:39:59247 secs4.03 Mbps26.93 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Feb 2021 14:41:531638 mins4.34 Mbps8.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT02 Feb 2021 18:35:32232 secs34.54 Mbps33.36 Mbps
Sky Broadband01 Feb 2021 11:53:402108 secs7.65 Mbps7.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband31 Jan 2021 23:52:00350 secs2.48 Mbps1.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet31 Jan 2021 20:46:50236 secs23.56 Mbps23.96 Mbps
Sky Broadband31 Jan 2021 20:16:56229 mins8.6 Mbps19.22 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in St Helens

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media538.15 Mbps29.53—106.77 Mbps
2BT795.54 Mbps17.8—66.9 Mbps
3EE234.68 Mbps14.06—33.33 Mbps
4Andrews & Arnold69.73 Mbps2.34—18.57 Mbps
5Sky Broadband95.99 Mbps10.54—32.52 Mbps
6Plusnet73.08 Mbps11.12—30.66 Mbps
7Vodafone72.35 Mbps12.54—28.84 Mbps
8TalkTalk138.15 Mbps8.59—31.43 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband36.53 Mbps4.53—13.51 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in St Helens

St Helens has 9 ISPs tested by its 102,555 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in St Helens with 795.54 Mbps, and an average speed range of 17.8—66.9 Mbps.
The best provider in St Helens in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 29.53 to 106.77 Mbps.
Users in St Helens see an average internet speed of 14.75 up to 1114 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 795.54 Mbps.
BT is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 795.54 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 95.99 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in St Helens is BT.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2021