Broadband Statistics for Sunderland, Sunderland
Broadband Providers12
Fastest Speed687.19 Mbps
Average Speed28.03 Mbps
Fastest ProviderEE

Broadband in Sunderland

Sunderland residents have run speed tests on 12 broadband providers. This number is 101.68% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 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 187.1 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 13.62—38.83 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 broadband speed that users will see in Sunderland is 28.03 Mbps, which is 14.67% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.85 Mbps, and 0.54% above the average of 27.88 Mbps in Sunderland. Nearby cities include Hetton with speeds 14.85—51.47 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Sunderland
    46.68 — 203.6 Mbps
    643.89 Mbps
    70.53 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Sunderland
    36.64 — 45.41 Mbps
    74.33 Mbps
    38.33 Mbps
  • EE in Sunderland
    21.95 — 67.16 Mbps
    687.19 Mbps
    29.17 Mbps
  • BT in Sunderland
    18.44 — 49.25 Mbps
    341.17 Mbps
    26.68 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Sunderland
    17.91 — 40.71 Mbps
    73.85 Mbps
    22.5 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Sunderland
    14.63 — 47.17 Mbps
    149.97 Mbps
    23.28 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Sunderland
    0 — 72.24 Mbps
    72.76 Mbps
    72.24 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Sunderland
    13.62 — 38.83 Mbps
    187.1 Mbps
    18.79 Mbps
  • Glide in Sunderland
    10.87 — 36.9 Mbps
    89.07 Mbps
    12.49 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Sunderland
    11.14 — 32.37 Mbps
    73.73 Mbps
    15.55 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Sunderland
    4.94 — 23.93 Mbps
    71.04 Mbps
    6.81 Mbps
  • KCOM in Sunderland
    0.25 — 0.43 Mbps
    48.64 Mbps
    0.27 Mbps

Broadband in Sunderland


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Sunderland

687.19 Mbps

Sunderland's fastest speed

19.8—68.35 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sunderland residents

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Sunderland Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Sunderland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.56—92.4 Mbps43.45 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps21.8—89.85 Mbps32.63 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.62—99.57 Mbps33.58 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.59—84.11 Mbps30.7 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps20.87—102.73 Mbps33.23 MbpsFaster
Sunderland687.19 Mbps19.8—68.35 Mbps28.03 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.83—71.25 Mbps25 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.78—69.93 Mbps27.73 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.91—57.64 Mbps25.12 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps11.88—59.22 Mbps17.73 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Sunderland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Sunderland687.19 Mbps19.8—68.35 Mbps28.03 Mbps12
2Hetton380.57 Mbps14.85—51.47 Mbps22.9 Mbps7

Sunderland Broadband Over Time

How Sunderland Compares for Internet Speed in Sunderland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Sunderland687.19 Mbps19.8—68.35 Mbps28.03 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, 42.96% were fast, 23.36% slow, and 33.69% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 21:27:07272 secs77.39 Mbps184.18 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:18:07360 secs111.16 Mbps143.04 MbpsImproved
EE16 Apr 2021 19:54:05211 mins5.06 Mbps4.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 19:50:19226 secs54.72 Mbps54.59 Mbps
TalkTalk16 Apr 2021 19:19:2429 mins36.02 Mbps29.48 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk16 Apr 2021 19:01:0422 secs7.01 Mbps4.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk16 Apr 2021 18:29:16331 mins5.08 Mbps29.05 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk16 Apr 2021 18:56:04265 secs1.42 Mbps0.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 18:21:3032 mins29.56 Mbps31.27 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 17:21:40527 mins1.19 Mbps30.68 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 16:52:05232 secs30.33 Mbps75.95 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 15:51:10756 mins33.98 Mbps70.6 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk16 Apr 2021 16:37:16286 secs29.25 Mbps32.33 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk16 Apr 2021 15:26:38395 secs21.66 Mbps44.34 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 14:40:59215 mins406.85 Mbps526.97 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 14:45:0623 mins26.87 Mbps163.89 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 14:42:48250 secs29.14 Mbps40.05 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 14:39:04236 secs10.88 Mbps3.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 14:38:34230 secs26.37 Mbps23.21 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 Apr 2021 14:00:34218 mins31.5 Mbps30.31 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sunderland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media643.89 Mbps46.68—203.6 Mbps
2Andrews & Arnold72.76 Mbps0—72.24 Mbps
3EE687.19 Mbps21.95—67.16 Mbps
4Zen Internet74.33 Mbps36.64—45.41 Mbps
5BT341.17 Mbps18.44—49.25 Mbps
6Glide89.07 Mbps10.87—36.9 Mbps
7TalkTalk149.97 Mbps14.63—47.17 Mbps
8Vodafone73.85 Mbps17.91—40.71 Mbps
9Sky Broadband187.1 Mbps13.62—38.83 Mbps
10Plusnet73.73 Mbps11.14—32.37 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband71.04 Mbps4.94—23.93 Mbps
12KCOM48.64 Mbps0.25—0.43 Mbps

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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 broadband provider in Sunderland with 687.19 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 21.95—67.16 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Sunderland in Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 46.68 to 203.6 Mbps.
Users in Sunderland see an average internet speed of 19.8 up to 797 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 687.19 Mbps.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 187.1 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 643.89 Mbps.
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 149.97 Mbps.
The broadband provider with the most users in Sunderland is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2021