Broadband in Sunderland

Sunderland residents have run speed tests on 11 providers. This number is 87.07% above the United Kingdom average of 5.88 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 10.4—31.15 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 20.3 Mbps, which is 16.46% below the The United Kingdom national average of 24.3 Mbps, and 0.94% above the average of 20.11 Mbps in Sunderland. Nearby cities include Hetton with speeds 9.63—33.35 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Sunderland
  • Zen Internet in Sunderland
  • Glide in Sunderland
  • EE 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

14.21—50.26 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sunderland residents

Sunderland Competitive Speed Map

How Sunderland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London2164.97 Mbps20.01—72.86 Mbps31.41 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.9—68.91 Mbps24.79 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.72—61.57 Mbps22.08 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.67—70.42 Mbps23.61 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.84—67.2 Mbps23.31 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.31—78.52 Mbps22.99 MbpsFaster
Sunderland620.78 Mbps14.21—50.26 Mbps20.3 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.44—52.58 Mbps18.08 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.13—45.78 Mbps18.79 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.99—37.98 Mbps11.43 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Sunderland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sunderland620.78 Mbps14.21—50.26 Mbps20.3 Mbps11
2Hetton292.24 Mbps9.63—33.35 Mbps14.33 Mbps7

Sunderland Over Time

How Sunderland Compares for Internet Speed in Sunderland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sunderland620.78 Mbps14.21—50.26 Mbps20.3 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, 45.43% were fast, 27.2% slow, and 27.37% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk11 Aug 2020 22:33:30517 mins13.77 Mbps13.78 Mbps
TalkTalk11 Aug 2020 22:33:41252 secs3.06 Mbps11.36 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk11 Aug 2020 22:26:42298 secs13.76 Mbps13.88 Mbps
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 20:16:28736 mins100.27 Mbps77.78 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband11 Aug 2020 19:29:52716 mins44.04 Mbps29.76 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 19:23:0722 mins10.71 Mbps11.93 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband11 Aug 2020 19:17:00351 secs2.5 Mbps4.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband11 Aug 2020 19:05:0328 mins0.59 Mbps12.66 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband11 Aug 2020 18:48:36231 secs10.06 Mbps9.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 17:00:491469 mins157.67 Mbps2.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE11 Aug 2020 17:32:43212 mins22.55 Mbps36.53 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 17:20:59356 secs355.73 Mbps375.04 Mbps
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 15:00:28514 mins24.56 Mbps18.42 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 14:27:55299 secs15.5 Mbps14.3 Mbps
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 13:06:5577 mins12.81 Mbps123.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 11:08:23323 mins77.36 Mbps55.77 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 11:21:17226 secs20.47 Mbps66.3 MbpsImproved
EE11 Aug 2020 09:38:01320 mins34.9 Mbps33.65 Mbps
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 07:00:35435 mins102.29 Mbps131.68 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband11 Aug 2020 07:08:01317 mins19.86 Mbps30.29 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sunderland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media620.78 Mbps33.7—121.74 Mbps
2Zen Internet74.33 Mbps36.64—45.41 Mbps
3Glide89.07 Mbps19.94—64.73 Mbps
4EE131.03 Mbps15.85—38.7 Mbps
5BT314.16 Mbps11.98—39.15 Mbps
6Vodafone144.54 Mbps14.52—35.64 Mbps
7TalkTalk120.33 Mbps11.2—34.88 Mbps
8Plusnet72.93 Mbps11.61—31.86 Mbps
9Sky Broadband187.1 Mbps10.4—31.15 Mbps
10KCOM59.01 Mbps0.25—0.43 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband71.04 Mbps3.03—16.54 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 33.7—121.74 Mbps.
The best provider in Sunderland in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 33.7 to 121.74 Mbps.
Users in Sunderland see an average internet speed of 14.21 up to 1000 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: 11 Aug 2020