Broadband in Sunderland

Sunderland residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 100.67% above the United Kingdom average of 5.98 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 11.98—34.41 Mbps. Sunderland's fastest provider is EE, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 687.19 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Sunderland is 25.18 Mbps, which is 15.19% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.69 Mbps, and 0.64% above the average of 25.02 Mbps in Sunderland. Nearby cities include Hetton with speeds 12.84—41.25 Mbps.


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

687.19 Mbps

Sunderland's fastest speed

17.79—62.87 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sunderland residents

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Sunderland Competitive Speed Map

How Sunderland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.94—83.37 Mbps37.11 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.71—75.55 Mbps29.03 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.49—92.12 Mbps28.94 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.98—95.21 Mbps29.95 MbpsFaster
Sunderland687.19 Mbps17.79—62.87 Mbps25.18 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.63—64.35 Mbps21.79 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.23—65.34 Mbps24.48 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.49—53.25 Mbps21.96 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.49—48.76 Mbps13.77 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Sunderland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sunderland687.19 Mbps17.79—62.87 Mbps25.18 Mbps12
2Hetton292.24 Mbps12.84—41.25 Mbps19.92 Mbps7

Sunderland Over Time

How Sunderland Compares for Internet Speed in Sunderland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sunderland687.19 Mbps17.79—62.87 Mbps25.18 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 4 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, 42.65% were fast, 27.96% slow, and 29.39% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 23:32:4444 mins85.99 Mbps25.43 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk18 Jan 2021 23:33:05230 secs19.3 Mbps14.39 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 22:38:11250 secs107.98 Mbps106.92 Mbps
BT18 Jan 2021 22:29:4124 mins11.46 Mbps32.86 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 22:24:5425 mins98.22 Mbps8.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT18 Jan 2021 21:40:5126 mins9.05 Mbps5.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 21:22:45510 mins0.68 Mbps4.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:49:09978 mins5.17 Mbps2.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT18 Jan 2021 20:27:34271 secs39.98 Mbps41.57 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 20:26:50225 secs27.46 Mbps30.64 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:16:2333 mins13.69 Mbps8.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:45:55219 mins332.44 Mbps344.66 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:42:40718 mins1.32 Mbps78.85 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2021 19:56:54393 secs4.49 Mbps2.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:52:31235 secs51.91 Mbps49.97 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:28:47227 secs7.27 Mbps7.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:20:3434 mins4.32 Mbps6.79 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 18:45:4624 mins53.48 Mbps60.53 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk18 Jan 2021 17:19:20470 mins5.36 Mbps3.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 17:57:13210 mins301.69 Mbps473.37 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sunderland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media643.89 Mbps43.19—198.18 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold72.76 Mbps0—72.24 Mbps
3EE687.19 Mbps20.56—62.39 Mbps
4Zen Internet74.33 Mbps36.64—45.41 Mbps
5Glide89.07 Mbps19.94—52.59 Mbps
6TalkTalk120.33 Mbps15.13—42.57 Mbps
7BT314.16 Mbps13.5—41.42 Mbps
8Vodafone73.21 Mbps18.88—39.19 Mbps
9Sky Broadband187.1 Mbps11.98—34.41 Mbps
10Plusnet72.93 Mbps11.03—31.94 Mbps
11KCOM59.01 Mbps0.25—0.43 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband71.04 Mbps3.72—19.61 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.
EE is the fastest provider in Sunderland with 687.19 Mbps, and an average speed range of 20.56—62.39 Mbps.
The best provider in Sunderland in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 43.19 to 198.18 Mbps.
Users in Sunderland see an average internet speed of 17.79 up to 850 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 687.19 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 643.89 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: 18 Jan 2021