Broadband in Sunderland

Sunderland residents have run speed tests on 11 providers. This number is 95.38% above the United Kingdom average of 5.63 providers. ISPs available in Sunderland include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. 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 9.46—26.99 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 17.87 Mbps, which is 17.73% below the The United Kingdom national average of 21.72 Mbps, and 0.79% above the average of 17.73 Mbps in Sunderland. Nearby cities include Hetton with speeds 9.28—31.08 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Sunderland
  • Zen Internet in Sunderland
  • Glide in Sunderland
  • EE in Sunderland
  • BT in Sunderland
  • Vodafone in Sunderland
  • Plusnet in Sunderland
  • TalkTalk 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

12.84—46.17 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sunderland residents

Sunderland Competitive Speed Map

How Sunderland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps18.33—71.85 Mbps29.38 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.54—64.77 Mbps22.6 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps13.53—58.76 Mbps20.37 MbpsFaster
Bristol896.3 Mbps13.98—62.89 Mbps20.83 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.35—59.49 Mbps20.67 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps12.59—65.7 Mbps19.52 MbpsFaster
Sunderland620.78 Mbps12.84—46.17 Mbps17.87 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.28—46.41 Mbps16.12 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.04—42.29 Mbps17.47 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.28—34.22 Mbps10.08 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Sunderland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sunderland620.78 Mbps12.84—46.17 Mbps17.87 Mbps11
2Hetton292.24 Mbps9.28—31.08 Mbps13.42 Mbps7

Sunderland Over Time

How Sunderland Compares for Internet Speed in Sunderland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sunderland620.78 Mbps12.84—46.17 Mbps17.87 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, 46.24% were fast, 26.67% slow, and 27.09% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 23:24:442104 secs3.05 Mbps3.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet27 May 2020 22:52:40240 secs2.28 Mbps18.33 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 22:28:44211 mins28.64 Mbps0.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT27 May 2020 22:35:22261 secs35.16 Mbps37.6 Mbps
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 22:33:53242 secs0.19 Mbps1.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 22:23:17256 secs61.35 Mbps21.53 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media27 May 2020 22:08:52495 secs0.13 Mbps6.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Post Office Broadband27 May 2020 22:02:5232 mins1.11 Mbps23.92 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 21:39:16384 secs24.91 Mbps17.16 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media27 May 2020 21:20:34384 secs4.9 Mbps20.21 MbpsImproved
Vodafone27 May 2020 20:34:1533 mins2.46 Mbps7.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:33:45223 secs48.74 Mbps99.11 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 19:57:25270 secs6.05 Mbps10.06 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 19:32:36265 secs60.22 Mbps54.31 Mbps
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 19:29:47276 secs3.63 Mbps13.67 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 19:28:22241 secs0.36 Mbps0.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 19:00:30269 secs7.1 Mbps7.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 May 2020 18:44:10316 mins269.47 Mbps298.39 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 18:29:46219 mins9.84 Mbps9.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 18:37:35250 secs5.72 Mbps5.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sunderland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media620.78 Mbps30.66—107.38 Mbps
2Zen Internet74.33 Mbps44.78—45.41 Mbps
3Glide89.07 Mbps20.74—69.37 Mbps
4EE131.03 Mbps14—36.49 Mbps
5BT278.62 Mbps12.35—37.04 Mbps
6Vodafone144.54 Mbps12.49—33.64 Mbps
7TalkTalk85.45 Mbps9.69—32.94 Mbps
8Plusnet72.11 Mbps12.53—30.09 Mbps
9Sky Broadband187.1 Mbps9.46—26.99 Mbps
10KCOM59.01 Mbps0.25—0.43 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband71.04 Mbps3.04—19.7 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Sunderland

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sunderland

Sunderland has 11 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 30.66—107.38 Mbps.
The best provider in Sunderland in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 30.66 to 107.38 Mbps.
Users in Sunderland see an average internet speed of 12.84 up to 1085 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.
BT is available in Sunderland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 278.62 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Sunderland is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 27 May 2020