St Helens Internet Speeds

St Helens
St Helens residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 50.25% above the United Kingdom average of 5.99 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 15.65—53.37 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 20.33 Mbps, which is 27.86% below the The United Kingdom national average of 28.18 Mbps, and 30.11% below the average of 29.09 Mbps in St Helens. Internet speeds in St Helens are typically slower than Rainhill. Nearby cities include Eccleston with speeds 29.43—144.79 Mbps, Bold with speeds 17.02—61.77 Mbps, and Rainhill with speeds 14.66—54.45 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in St Helens
  • EE in St Helens
  • BT in St Helens
  • Sky Broadband in St Helens
  • Vodafone in St Helens
  • Plusnet 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

14.01—53.68 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% 
London4729.77 Mbps25.05—75.07 Mbps36.06 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.8—72.94 Mbps27.78 MbpsFaster
Liverpool912.85 Mbps14.14—60.91 Mbps20.99 MbpsFaster
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.9—64.17 Mbps23.9 MbpsFaster
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.73—50.96 Mbps20.9 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps18.18—84.79 Mbps27.22 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps17.58—72.88 Mbps26.4 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.16—91.87 Mbps28.52 MbpsFaster
St Helens538.15 Mbps14.01—53.68 Mbps20.33 Mbps-
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.89—45.29 Mbps12.84 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in St Helens

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Eccleston743.01 Mbps29.43—144.79 Mbps41.48 Mbps8
2Rainford415.26 Mbps25.66—108.17 Mbps36.32 Mbps9
3Billinge Chapel End527.32 Mbps19.62—70.34 Mbps28.01 Mbps8
4Bold543.22 Mbps17.02—61.77 Mbps24.19 Mbps10
5Rainhill581.17 Mbps14.66—54.45 Mbps21.54 Mbps8
6St Helens538.15 Mbps14.01—53.68 Mbps20.33 Mbps9

St Helens Over Time

How St Helens Compares for Internet Speed in St Helens

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
4Bold543.22 Mbps17.02—61.77 Mbps24.19 MbpsFaster
5Rainhill581.17 Mbps14.66—54.45 Mbps21.54 MbpsFaster
6St Helens538.15 Mbps14.01—53.68 Mbps20.33 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, 47.06% were fast, 37.25% slow, and 15.69% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media21 Nov 2020 16:54:33317 mins4.92 Mbps0.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Nov 2020 19:56:48288 secs111.11 Mbps118.2 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Nov 2020 19:10:27233 secs53.07 Mbps37.45 MbpsNeeds help
BT18 Nov 2020 18:28:00255 secs20.64 Mbps45.46 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Nov 2020 18:58:55360 secs20.86 Mbps17.69 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Nov 2020 15:17:5044 mins1.55 Mbps10.83 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Nov 2020 17:01:4227 mins6.09 Mbps53.07 MbpsImproved
BT13 Nov 2020 21:38:31230 secs1.08 Mbps0.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE09 Nov 2020 14:34:21294 secs35.17 Mbps30.43 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk07 Nov 2020 09:45:1957 mins31.41 Mbps23.13 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media05 Nov 2020 10:22:1534 mins4.89 Mbps13.85 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk04 Nov 2020 23:32:312111 secs3.64 Mbps1.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk04 Nov 2020 21:14:37323 mins2.72 Mbps5.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk04 Nov 2020 06:46:0222 mins8.41 Mbps18.75 MbpsImproved
BT03 Nov 2020 16:57:12224 secs43.17 Mbps37.62 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media02 Nov 2020 22:58:52231 secs40.89 Mbps43.92 Mbps
TalkTalk31 Oct 2020 14:00:29252 secs22.9 Mbps23.25 Mbps
BT27 Oct 2020 11:56:55222 mins2.56 Mbps2.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Oct 2020 18:35:48391 secs29.95 Mbps4.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Oct 2020 09:00:324107 secs6.23 Mbps42.62 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in St Helens

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media538.15 Mbps29.04—104.08 Mbps
2BT289.16 Mbps15.65—53.37 Mbps
3EE234.68 Mbps16.56—52.14 Mbps
4Vodafone327.77 Mbps9.7—32.07 Mbps
5Sky Broadband87.03 Mbps10.37—32.36 Mbps
6Plusnet73.6 Mbps10.4—28.29 Mbps
7TalkTalk138.15 Mbps8.11—31 Mbps
8Andrews & Arnold29.04 Mbps2.34—14.41 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband62.36 Mbps4.53—10.93 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 29.04—104.08 Mbps.
The best provider in St Helens in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 29.04 to 104.08 Mbps.
Users in St Helens see an average internet speed of 14.01 up to 1115 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: 26 Nov 2020