Broadband in Sunderland

Sunderland residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 101.34% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 providers. ISPs available in Sunderland include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and TalkTalk. The most common provider in Sunderland is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded speed of 187.1 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 11.29—32.62 Mbps. Sunderland's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 620.78 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Sunderland is 22.47 Mbps, which is 16.50% below the The United Kingdom national average of 26.91 Mbps, and 0.90% above the average of 22.27 Mbps in Sunderland. Nearby cities include Hetton with speeds 10.66—35.57 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Sunderland
  • Zen Internet in Sunderland
  • Glide in Sunderland
  • EE in Sunderland
  • Andrews & Arnold in Sunderland
  • Vodafone in Sunderland
  • BT in Sunderland
  • TalkTalk in Sunderland
  • Plusnet in Sunderland
  • Sky Broadband in Sunderland
  • Post Office Broadband in Sunderland
  • KCOM in Sunderland

Internet in Sunderland


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Sunderland

620.78 Mbps

Sunderland's fastest speed

15.71—54.35 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sunderland residents

Sunderland Competitive Speed Map

How Sunderland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.43—73.93 Mbps34.65 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.11—71.74 Mbps26.76 MbpsFaster
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.5—63.51 Mbps23.34 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.39—77.52 Mbps26.11 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.94—71.93 Mbps25.34 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.18—90.96 Mbps26.92 MbpsFaster
Sunderland620.78 Mbps15.71—54.35 Mbps22.47 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.57—57.88 Mbps19.89 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.15—49.2 Mbps20.19 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.55—42.78 Mbps12.25 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Sunderland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sunderland620.78 Mbps15.71—54.35 Mbps22.47 Mbps12
2Hetton292.24 Mbps10.66—35.57 Mbps15.79 Mbps7

Sunderland Over Time

How Sunderland Compares for Internet Speed in Sunderland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sunderland620.78 Mbps15.71—54.35 Mbps22.47 Mbps-

Sunderland Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Sunderland test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Sunderland ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Sunderland's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 42.09% were fast, 25.37% slow, and 32.54% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk21 Oct 2020 21:42:14233 secs43.44 Mbps52.86 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 21:07:21228 secs8.27 Mbps13.95 MbpsImproved
EE21 Oct 2020 18:16:4423 mins10.74 Mbps10.37 Mbps
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 15:53:12325 mins3.33 Mbps57.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 13:37:06226 secs10.14 Mbps10.83 Mbps
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 11:31:47639 mins0.29 Mbps0.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 08:23:3642 mins99.46 Mbps47.8 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Oct 2020 21:21:16427 mins23.7 Mbps14.72 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 20:42:39232 secs7.18 Mbps9.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Oct 2020 19:38:3832 mins58.99 Mbps53.47 Mbps
BT20 Oct 2020 18:33:56369 secs23.18 Mbps23.55 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 18:21:14364 secs52.81 Mbps52.81 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 18:13:51236 secs107.1 Mbps92.83 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Oct 2020 17:14:0747 mins50.23 Mbps49.24 Mbps
BT20 Oct 2020 15:46:34242 secs49.98 Mbps49.85 Mbps
TalkTalk20 Oct 2020 12:54:04418 mins5.19 Mbps11.24 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Oct 2020 12:53:50232 secs6.53 Mbps6.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 07:59:53230 secs9.99 Mbps7.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 18:14:0721 secs23.7 Mbps22.44 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 14:17:111434 mins49.58 Mbps51.78 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sunderland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media620.78 Mbps37.07—153.18 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold72.76 Mbps0—72.24 Mbps
3Zen Internet74.33 Mbps36.64—45.41 Mbps
4Glide89.07 Mbps19.94—64.73 Mbps
5EE131.03 Mbps16.92—45.04 Mbps
6TalkTalk120.33 Mbps13.2—36.58 Mbps
7BT314.16 Mbps12.3—40.21 Mbps
8Vodafone144.54 Mbps15.9—37.03 Mbps
9Sky Broadband187.1 Mbps11.29—32.62 Mbps
10Plusnet72.93 Mbps11.58—32.16 Mbps
11KCOM59.01 Mbps0.25—0.43 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband71.04 Mbps3.26—17.9 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Sunderland

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sunderland

Sunderland has 12 ISPs tested by its 277,417 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Sunderland with 620.78 Mbps, and an average speed range of 37.07—153.18 Mbps.
The best provider in Sunderland in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 37.07 to 153.18 Mbps.
Users in Sunderland see an average internet speed of 15.71 up to 998 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 620.78 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 187.1 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 620.78 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 120.33 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Sunderland is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2020