Broadband Statistics for Sunderland, Sunderland
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed889.04 Mbps
Median Speed33.44 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband Providers in Sunderland

Sunderland is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 56.83 Mbps in 2021. This is 13.96% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Sunderland have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 112.07% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Sunderland include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and TalkTalk. The most common broadband provider in Sunderland is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 452.45 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 19.64—48.12 Mbps.

Sunderland's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 889.04 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Sunderland is 33.44 Mbps, which is 9.62% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.45% above the average of 33.29 Mbps in Sunderland.

Nearby locations include Hetton with speeds 17.63—56.26 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Sunderland includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in SR4, SR5, SR3, SR2, and DH4.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Sunderland
    809 Reviews
    81.9 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 52.63 to 207.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 844.3 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 30,216 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Sunderland
    31 Reviews
    50.39 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 44.32 to 161.03 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 814.56 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 61 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Sunderland
    37 Reviews
    47.14 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 41.4 to 49.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.61 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 9 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • EE in Sunderland
    215 Reviews
    34.21 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 27.37 to 72.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 687.19 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 2,563 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • BT in Sunderland
    408 Reviews
    33.33 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 25.48 to 55.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 865.31 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 7,512 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Sunderland
    133 Reviews
    31.04 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 24.21 to 56.45 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 889.04 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 1,352 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Sunderland
    220 Reviews
    26.34 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 18.78 to 50.7 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 497.12 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 7,815 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Sunderland
    492 Reviews
    26.26 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 19.64 to 48.12 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 452.45 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 40,929 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Sunderland
    262 Reviews
    19.21 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 14.7 to 36.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.83 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 2,230 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Glide in Sunderland
    6 Reviews
    14.14 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 12.49 to 43.21 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 95.97 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 25 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Sunderland
    32 Reviews
    7.65 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 6.09 to 26.17 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 65.73 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 530 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Call27 in Sunderland
    Not enough reviews
    0.13 Mbps

    Call27's typical internet speed range in Sunderland is 0 to 0.13 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 2.33 Mbps. Sunderland residents have performed 2 speed tests on Call27 Broadband.

Broadband in Sunderland

1st

Best speed range city in Sunderland

889.04 Mbps

Sunderland's fastest speed

25.58—71.98 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sunderland residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Sunderland

YearSunderland AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
20187.6 Mbps26.27 Mbps71.07% Slower
201911.55 Mbps30.63 Mbps62.29% Slower
202082.7 Mbps80.31 Mbps2.98% Faster
202156.83 Mbps66.05 Mbps13.96% Slower

Sunderland Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSunderlandUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.72%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps29.70%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.44%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps4.84%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps11.13%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.17%2.33%

How Sunderland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Sunderland889.04 Mbps25.58—71.98 Mbps33.44 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Sunderland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Sunderland889.04 Mbps25.58—71.98 Mbps33.44 Mbps13
2Hetton461.52 Mbps17.63—56.26 Mbps24.69 Mbps7

Sunderland 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 Sunderland Compares for Internet Speed in Sunderland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Sunderland889.04 Mbps25.58—71.98 Mbps33.44 Mbps-

Sunderland Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Sunderland testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Sunderland ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Sunderland 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 Sunderland's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.18% were fast, 23.19% slow, and 36.63% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 23:09:48412 mins399.27 Mbps364.06 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 22:55:38311 mins31.68 Mbps18.54 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 22:41:29244 secs54.64 Mbps65.02 MbpsImproved
EE17 Oct 2021 21:52:1326 mins70.26 Mbps69.98 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 21:32:05254 secs28.6 Mbps28.71 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:36:36333 mins22.05 Mbps20.3 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 21:00:23227 secs31.83 Mbps31.65 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 20:07:56597 secs12.36 Mbps26.34 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:21:011040 mins30.56 Mbps19.09 MbpsNeeds help
EE17 Oct 2021 18:40:06875 mins70.33 Mbps70.35 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 19:22:17242 secs6.33 Mbps6.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 19:06:35226 secs72.85 Mbps72.86 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:00:5533 mins2.79 Mbps18.96 MbpsImproved
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 18:45:4883 mins34.33 Mbps14.9 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 18:27:3229 mins2.55 Mbps2.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 18:18:11217 mins33.68 Mbps16.1 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 17:59:1236 mins28.43 Mbps26.11 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 16:41:21426 mins35.61 Mbps38.17 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 16:25:10330 mins4.77 Mbps2.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 16:33:45314 mins0.12 Mbps0.22 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sunderland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic814.56 Mbps44.32—161.03 Mbps
2Virgin Media844.3 Mbps52.63—207.49 Mbps
3EE687.19 Mbps27.37—72.95 Mbps
4Zen Internet72.61 Mbps41.4—49.49 Mbps
5BT865.31 Mbps25.48—55.29 Mbps
6Vodafone889.04 Mbps24.21—56.45 Mbps
7TalkTalk497.12 Mbps18.78—50.7 Mbps
8Sky Broadband452.45 Mbps19.64—48.12 Mbps
9Glide95.97 Mbps12.49—43.21 Mbps
10KCOM48.64 Mbps0—0.27 Mbps
11Plusnet73.83 Mbps14.7—36.01 Mbps
12Shell Energy65.73 Mbps6.09—26.17 Mbps
13Call272.33 Mbps0—0.13 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Sunderland

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Houghton-Le-Spring42.08.90%10.96%34.96%11.09%2.66%
Ryhope41.08.53%15.04%36.93%14.81%2.74%

Sunderland Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sunderland

How many broadband providers in Sunderland are there?
Sunderland has 13 ISPs tested by its 277,417 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Sunderland?
Vodafone is the fastest broadband provider in Sunderland with 889.04 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 24.21—56.45 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Sunderland?
The best internet provider in Sunderland is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 52.63 to 207.49 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sunderland?
Users in Sunderland see an average internet speed of 25.58 up to 878 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 889.04 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Sunderland?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 452.45 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Sunderland?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 844.3 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in Sunderland?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 497.12 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Sunderland?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 35 of Sunderland's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Sunderland?
The broadband provider with the most users in Sunderland is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021