Broadband Statistics for St Helens, St Helens
Broadband Providers9
Fastest Speed795.54 Mbps
Average Speed25.02 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

St Helens Internet Speeds

St Helens
St Helens residents have run speed tests on 9 broadband providers. This number is 51.52% above the United Kingdom average of 5.94 internet service providers. ISPs available in St Helens include BT, Virgin Media, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in St Helens is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 795.54 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 23.89—69.64 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 broadband speed that users will see in St Helens is 25.02 Mbps, which is 27.54% below the The United Kingdom national average of 34.53 Mbps, and 27.23% below the average of 34.38 Mbps in St Helens. Internet speeds in St Helens are typically slower than Bold. Nearby cities include Eccleston with speeds 39.15—199.23 Mbps, Bold with speeds 22.48—70.96 Mbps, and Rainhill with speeds 15.24—61.92 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in St Helens
    34.23 — 118.2 Mbps
    538.82 Mbps
    51.53 Mbps
  • BT in St Helens
    23.89 — 69.64 Mbps
    795.54 Mbps
    32.78 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in St Helens
    14.32 — 39.47 Mbps
    137.17 Mbps
    20.31 Mbps
  • Vodafone in St Helens
    15.03 — 32.94 Mbps
    107.06 Mbps
    18.11 Mbps
  • Plusnet in St Helens
    13.21 — 35.76 Mbps
    74.14 Mbps
    17.73 Mbps
  • EE in St Helens
    14.32 — 33.13 Mbps
    234.68 Mbps
    14.77 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in St Helens
    11.09 — 33.95 Mbps
    264.11 Mbps
    13.55 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in St Helens
    13.2 — 29.04 Mbps
    69.73 Mbps
    13.2 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in St Helens
    7.08 — 35.36 Mbps
    73.01 Mbps
    7.4 Mbps

Broadband in St Helens


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in St Helens

795.54 Mbps

St Helens's fastest speed

17.02—62.14 Mbps

Typical speed range available to St Helens residents

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St Helens Broadband Speed Map

St Helens Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSt HelensUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps34.68%28.67%
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 
London5284.34 Mbps32.65—93.17 Mbps45.24 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps25.04—87.49 Mbps34.27 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.47—73.92 Mbps27.32 MbpsFaster
Nottingham917.03 Mbps21.44—56.76 Mbps26.99 MbpsFaster
Sheffield926.71 Mbps19.12—59.94 Mbps26.91 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.5—104.07 Mbps35.54 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.61—87.72 Mbps31.81 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.76—105.98 Mbps35.84 MbpsFaster
St Helens795.54 Mbps17.02—62.14 Mbps25.02 Mbps-
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.38—62.25 Mbps20.74 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in St Helens

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Eccleston743.01 Mbps39.15—199.23 Mbps58.27 Mbps9
2Billinge Chapel End641.82 Mbps22.77—69.51 Mbps31.14 Mbps8
3Rainford541.25 Mbps23.08—108.98 Mbps30.94 Mbps10
4Bold794.51 Mbps22.48—70.96 Mbps30.78 Mbps10
5St Helens795.54 Mbps17.02—62.14 Mbps25.02 Mbps9
6Rainhill707.87 Mbps15.24—61.92 Mbps23.96 Mbps9

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 
3Rainford541.25 Mbps23.08—108.98 Mbps30.94 MbpsFaster
4Bold794.51 Mbps22.48—70.96 Mbps30.78 MbpsFaster
5St Helens795.54 Mbps17.02—62.14 Mbps25.02 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, 41.06% were fast, 27.06% slow, and 31.88% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media16 May 2021 18:58:10220 mins203.38 Mbps200.75 Mbps
Virgin Media16 May 2021 17:49:182104 secs152.51 Mbps190.14 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 15:27:0258 mins17.54 Mbps175.01 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 14:16:31228 mins105.9 Mbps105.75 Mbps
BT16 May 2021 10:35:5627 mins0.24 Mbps0.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 May 2021 07:36:28227 secs53.46 Mbps74.28 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 May 2021 02:08:31217 secs35.13 Mbps31.55 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media15 May 2021 19:28:26560 mins16.38 Mbps108.53 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 18:44:14217 mins7.59 Mbps7.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 18:34:3824 mins33.92 Mbps7.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 15:02:50235 secs1.6 Mbps1.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet15 May 2021 14:51:00226 secs17.45 Mbps14.59 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 14:27:2822 mins71.52 Mbps2.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 13:39:34241 secs4.91 Mbps3.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 13:05:09223 secs40.07 Mbps41.89 Mbps
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 11:18:04240 secs100.23 Mbps102.17 Mbps
TalkTalk15 May 2021 08:43:1024 mins13.5 Mbps7.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk15 May 2021 07:54:55610 mins6.52 Mbps11.48 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 May 2021 19:04:00713 mins0.44 Mbps0.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 May 2021 18:56:42450 secs7.55 Mbps11.13 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in St Helens

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media538.82 Mbps34.23—118.2 Mbps
2BT795.54 Mbps23.89—69.64 Mbps
3Andrews & Arnold69.73 Mbps13.2—29.04 Mbps
4Vodafone107.06 Mbps15.03—32.94 Mbps
5Sky Broadband137.17 Mbps14.32—39.47 Mbps
6Plusnet74.14 Mbps13.21—35.76 Mbps
7TalkTalk264.11 Mbps11.09—33.95 Mbps
8EE234.68 Mbps14.32—33.13 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband73.01 Mbps7.08—35.36 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in St Helens

How many broadband providers in St Helens are there?
St Helens has 9 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 23.89—69.64 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 34.23 to 118.2 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in St Helens?
Users in St Helens see an average internet speed of 17.02 up to 1107 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 795.54 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 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 538.82 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 137.17 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in St Helens?
The broadband provider with the most users in St Helens is BT.

Last updated: 16 May 2021