St Helens Internet Speeds

St Helens
St Helens residents have run speed tests on 9 providers. This number is 56.52% above the United Kingdom average of 5.75 providers. ISPs available in St Helens include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common provider in St Helens is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 538.15 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 24.22—84.86 Mbps. St Helens's fastest provider is also 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 16.72 Mbps, which is 27.59% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.09 Mbps, and 28.02% below the average of 23.23 Mbps in St Helens. Internet speeds in St Helens are typically slower than Bold. Nearby cities include Eccleston with speeds 23.03—103.94 Mbps, Bold with speeds 14.46—49.02 Mbps, and Rainhill with speeds 14.06—50.39 Mbps.


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

11.4—47.03 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% 
London943.62 Mbps19.09—72.15 Mbps30.25 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.33—67.29 Mbps23.85 MbpsFaster
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.83—49.83 Mbps17.08 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.5 Mbps21.24 MbpsFaster
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.51 Mbps18.26 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.93—67.55 Mbps22.43 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.57 Mbps21.82 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.38—71.77 Mbps21.07 MbpsFaster
St Helens538.15 Mbps11.4—47.03 Mbps16.72 Mbps-
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.6—35.98 Mbps10.79 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in St Helens

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Eccleston539.34 Mbps23.03—103.94 Mbps33.11 Mbps8
2Rainford415.26 Mbps20.54—98.69 Mbps30.65 Mbps8
3Billinge Chapel End527.32 Mbps14.63—60.07 Mbps21.23 Mbps8
4Rainhill527.32 Mbps14.06—50.39 Mbps20.65 Mbps8
5Bold543.22 Mbps14.46—49.02 Mbps19.8 Mbps10
6St Helens538.15 Mbps11.4—47.03 Mbps16.72 Mbps9

St Helens Over Time

How St Helens Compares for Internet Speed in St Helens

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
4Rainhill527.32 Mbps14.06—50.39 Mbps20.65 MbpsFaster
5Bold543.22 Mbps14.46—49.02 Mbps19.8 MbpsFaster
6St Helens538.15 Mbps11.4—47.03 Mbps16.72 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 4 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, 48.17% were fast, 26.15% slow, and 25.69% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk27 Jun 2020 00:08:30312 mins15.42 Mbps37.03 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jun 2020 19:31:5468 mins0.49 Mbps1.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE26 Jun 2020 16:31:153117 secs55.61 Mbps56.88 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jun 2020 09:06:373117 secs2.18 Mbps1.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jun 2020 08:32:03317 mins30.7 Mbps30.83 Mbps
BT26 Jun 2020 07:45:07237 secs4.51 Mbps4.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone24 Jun 2020 00:12:41225 secs33.96 Mbps26.77 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media23 Jun 2020 20:58:11363 secs1.51 Mbps0.49 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT23 Jun 2020 17:03:05495 secs25.84 Mbps54.64 MbpsImproved
BT23 Jun 2020 16:23:27625 mins0.05 Mbps10.21 MbpsImproved
Plusnet23 Jun 2020 15:22:0166 mins15.95 Mbps18.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Jun 2020 11:38:2853 mins24.65 Mbps19.03 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet23 Jun 2020 11:22:56287 secs6.09 Mbps8.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Jun 2020 10:33:40350 secs0.49 Mbps3.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk23 Jun 2020 09:45:50943 mins61.82 Mbps26.63 MbpsNeeds help
EE23 Jun 2020 05:31:40210 mins9.61 Mbps9.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media22 Jun 2020 21:48:24349 secs0.63 Mbps2.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT22 Jun 2020 19:07:5225 mins22.49 Mbps29.78 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk22 Jun 2020 18:56:34212 mins0.68 Mbps9.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband22 Jun 2020 18:25:38373 secs22.34 Mbps24.34 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in St Helens

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media538.15 Mbps24.22—84.86 Mbps
2BT289.16 Mbps12.97—45.84 Mbps
3EE72.1 Mbps17.91—51.35 Mbps
4Plusnet73.6 Mbps10.48—27.69 Mbps
5Vodafone327.77 Mbps8.78—28.71 Mbps
6TalkTalk138.15 Mbps6.38—24.89 Mbps
7Sky Broadband69.27 Mbps5.84—22.86 Mbps
8Andrews & Arnold18.57 Mbps1.92—14.41 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband62.36 Mbps5.1—9.93 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 24.22—84.86 Mbps.
The best provider in St Helens in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 24.22 to 84.86 Mbps.
Users in St Helens see an average internet speed of 11.4 up to 1107 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 538.15 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 538.15 Mbps.
BT is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 289.16 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in St Helens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 69.27 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in St Helens is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020