Broadband Statistics for St Helens, St Helens
Broadband Providers9
Fastest Speed795.54 Mbps
Average Speed30.74 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

St Helens Internet Speeds

St Helens residents have run speed tests on 9 broadband providers. This number is 52.03% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 internet service providers. ISPs available in St Helens include Sky Broadband, BT, and Virgin Media. The most common broadband provider in St Helens is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 137.17 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 18.13—48.97 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 30.74 Mbps, which is 17.17% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 19.63% below the average of 38.25 Mbps in St Helens. Internet speeds in St Helens are typically slower than Billinge Chapel End. Nearby cities include Eccleston with speeds 46.41—210.2 Mbps, Bold with speeds 25.41—71.64 Mbps, and Rainhill with speeds 17.15—85.56 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in St Helens
    46.3 — 125.52 Mbps
    564.87 Mbps
    66.42 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in St Helens
    69.64 — 72.63 Mbps
    74.24 Mbps
    69.73 Mbps
  • BT in St Helens
    31.46 — 119.2 Mbps
    795.54 Mbps
    40.2 Mbps
  • Vodafone in St Helens
    23.77 — 64.56 Mbps
    326.93 Mbps
    33.38 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in St Helens
    18.13 — 48.97 Mbps
    137.17 Mbps
    25.01 Mbps
  • EE in St Helens
    14.59 — 35.51 Mbps
    72.93 Mbps
    14.75 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in St Helens
    11.84 — 35.81 Mbps
    363.05 Mbps
    14.49 Mbps
  • Plusnet in St Helens
    10.98 — 35.66 Mbps
    74.14 Mbps
    16.38 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in St Helens
    7.78 — 34.06 Mbps
    73.01 Mbps
    13.32 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

21.76—70.34 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%28.66%
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 
London5284.34 Mbps35.69—93.94 Mbps48.34 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—99.11 Mbps36.98 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.44—89.34 Mbps32.36 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.94—66.08 Mbps30.94 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.87—109.32 Mbps41.53 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.14—92.58 Mbps35.89 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.56—109.45 Mbps44.48 MbpsFaster
St Helens795.54 Mbps21.76—70.34 Mbps30.74 Mbps-
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—53.02 Mbps28.13 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.7 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in St Helens

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Eccleston844.34 Mbps46.41—210.2 Mbps71.58 Mbps9
2Bold913.13 Mbps25.41—71.64 Mbps32.98 Mbps10
3Rainford770.48 Mbps24.56—98.44 Mbps31.83 Mbps10
4Billinge Chapel End641.82 Mbps23.28—66.54 Mbps31.23 Mbps8
5St Helens795.54 Mbps21.76—70.34 Mbps30.74 Mbps9
6Rainhill777.42 Mbps17.15—85.56 Mbps29.57 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 
3Rainford770.48 Mbps24.56—98.44 Mbps31.83 MbpsFaster
4Billinge Chapel End641.82 Mbps23.28—66.54 Mbps31.23 MbpsFaster
5St Helens795.54 Mbps21.76—70.34 Mbps30.74 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 3 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, 39.82% were fast, 31.22% slow, and 28.96% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone01 Aug 2021 14:42:40235 secs70.36 Mbps70.33 Mbps
Sky Broadband01 Aug 2021 12:37:4433 mins21.23 Mbps15.24 MbpsNeeds help
BT31 Jul 2021 18:20:1323 mins24.08 Mbps7.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk31 Jul 2021 17:41:59253 secs26.15 Mbps29.87 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk31 Jul 2021 13:57:06350 secs20.92 Mbps38.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media31 Jul 2021 11:19:341094 mins52 Mbps5.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media31 Jul 2021 10:33:35225 mins498.75 Mbps509.45 Mbps
Sky Broadband31 Jul 2021 10:14:42268 secs22.01 Mbps21.85 Mbps
Vodafone31 Jul 2021 07:40:24367 secs46.25 Mbps45.37 Mbps
Plusnet30 Jul 2021 22:36:22237 secs24.56 Mbps24.42 Mbps
Plusnet30 Jul 2021 20:48:16225 mins15.62 Mbps14.16 Mbps
TalkTalk30 Jul 2021 19:38:14420 mins14.18 Mbps44.22 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 18:12:49238 secs49.31 Mbps35.13 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone29 Jul 2021 16:45:55410 mins8.47 Mbps16.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Jul 2021 20:02:09413 mins109.43 Mbps109.94 Mbps
Virgin Media28 Jul 2021 14:58:05332 mins84.95 Mbps19.26 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband28 Jul 2021 11:46:27289 secs4.59 Mbps38.35 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Jul 2021 07:59:18215 secs31.07 Mbps17.32 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media27 Jul 2021 20:24:15259 secs190.72 Mbps221.42 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 Jul 2021 15:19:54217 mins0 Mbps61.23 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in St Helens

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media564.87 Mbps46.3—125.52 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold74.24 Mbps69.64—72.63 Mbps
3BT795.54 Mbps31.46—119.2 Mbps
4Vodafone326.93 Mbps23.77—64.56 Mbps
5Sky Broadband137.17 Mbps18.13—48.97 Mbps
6TalkTalk363.05 Mbps11.84—35.81 Mbps
7EE72.93 Mbps14.59—35.51 Mbps
8Plusnet74.14 Mbps10.98—35.66 Mbps
9Post Office Broadband73.01 Mbps7.78—34.06 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 31.46—119.2 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 46.3 to 125.52 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in St Helens?
Users in St Helens see an average internet speed of 21.76 up to 921 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 795.54 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.
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 564.87 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in St Helens?
The broadband provider with the most users in St Helens is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 01 Aug 2021