Broadband Statistics for Sunderland, Sunderland
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed889.04 Mbps
Average Speed31.8 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband in Sunderland

Sunderland residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 116.31% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 392.99 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 16.87—43.74 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 31.8 Mbps, which is 13.23% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0.41% above the average of 31.67 Mbps in Sunderland. Nearby cities include Hetton with speeds 19.18—55.14 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Sunderland
    53.02 — 210.41 Mbps
    844.3 Mbps
    81.95 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Sunderland
    62.23 — 72.24 Mbps
    72.76 Mbps
    62.23 Mbps
  • EE in Sunderland
    27.2 — 99.91 Mbps
    687.19 Mbps
    33.99 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Sunderland
    36.64 — 47.65 Mbps
    62.79 Mbps
    38.33 Mbps
  • BT in Sunderland
    23.83 — 53.87 Mbps
    531.07 Mbps
    31.69 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Sunderland
    22.1 — 51.94 Mbps
    889.04 Mbps
    27.82 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Sunderland
    17.4 — 51.55 Mbps
    497.12 Mbps
    25.56 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Sunderland
    16.87 — 43.74 Mbps
    392.99 Mbps
    23.35 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Sunderland
    14.01 — 34.25 Mbps
    73.73 Mbps
    18.65 Mbps
  • Glide in Sunderland
    10.87 — 25.29 Mbps
    78.57 Mbps
    12 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Sunderland
    5.78 — 25.4 Mbps
    65.73 Mbps
    7.14 Mbps
  • CIX in Sunderland
    0 — 9.36 Mbps
    40.21 Mbps
    9.36 Mbps
  • KCOM in Sunderland
    0 — 0.27 Mbps
    48.64 Mbps
    0.27 Mbps

Broadband in Sunderland


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Sunderland

889.04 Mbps

Sunderland's fastest speed

23.9—72.03 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sunderland residents

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Sunderland Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Sunderland889.04 Mbps23.9—72.03 Mbps31.8 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Sunderland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Sunderland889.04 Mbps23.9—72.03 Mbps31.8 Mbps13
2Hetton380.57 Mbps19.18—55.14 Mbps26.75 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 Mbps23.9—72.03 Mbps31.8 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 3 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, 41.24% were fast, 24.12% slow, and 34.64% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:02:55226 secs49.25 Mbps53.82 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:59:1622 mins29.65 Mbps0.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 20:42:0034 mins11.34 Mbps16.16 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:21:58228 secs22.85 Mbps22.41 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 20:04:47241 secs16.12 Mbps16.11 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:36:35226 secs28.32 Mbps29.12 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:57:05229 mins27.95 Mbps22.45 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:23:452108 secs0.17 Mbps0 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:27:51929 mins17.02 Mbps38.79 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:54:26229 secs107.47 Mbps108.5 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:36:35222 secs68.7 Mbps153.95 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:12:56231 secs58.21 Mbps54.06 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:46:39323 mins214.3 Mbps213.07 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 17:32:321030 mins23.98 Mbps58.15 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:30:091020 mins1.95 Mbps2.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:27:54315 mins113.88 Mbps23.29 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:42:38226 secs76.2 Mbps53.77 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 17:05:49217 mins2.5 Mbps36.34 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 17:17:45270 secs7.68 Mbps6.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 17:03:4775 mins35.98 Mbps35.81 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sunderland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media844.3 Mbps53.02—210.41 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold72.76 Mbps62.23—72.24 Mbps
3EE687.19 Mbps27.2—99.91 Mbps
4Zen Internet62.79 Mbps36.64—47.65 Mbps
5BT531.07 Mbps23.83—53.87 Mbps
6Vodafone889.04 Mbps22.1—51.94 Mbps
7TalkTalk497.12 Mbps17.4—51.55 Mbps
8Sky Broadband392.99 Mbps16.87—43.74 Mbps
9CIX40.21 Mbps0—9.36 Mbps
10KCOM48.64 Mbps0—0.27 Mbps
11Glide78.57 Mbps10.87—25.29 Mbps
12Plusnet73.73 Mbps14.01—34.25 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband65.73 Mbps5.78—25.4 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Sunderland

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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 22.1—51.94 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 53.02 to 210.41 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sunderland?
Users in Sunderland see an average internet speed of 23.9 up to 807 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 392.99 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.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Sunderland?
The broadband provider with the most users in Sunderland is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021