Broadband Providers in Trafford

Broadband Providers available in Trafford include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Trafford's fastest provider is Zen Internet, with a median speed of 90 Mbps. The most popular provider in Trafford is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Trafford in 2022 is 67 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 42 Mbps.

 

Broadband speed data in Trafford

Average Speed67 Mbps
Median Speed42 Mbps
Fastest ProviderZen Internet
Gigabit Fibre Availability69.43%

Trafford Broadband Statistics

Trafford is among the top 5 for fibre access out of all major cities in the North West, and is among the 50 worst-off major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 69% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 73% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Trafford's households.

Despite poor broadband infrastructure, we see high speed test averages in Trafford postcodes like M33, WA15, M41, WA14, and M32. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 41.6 Mbps median internet speed in Trafford, which is 13% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Trafford increased access to Gigabit speeds by 69 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Liverpool (gained 54 percentate points), Bury (gained 50 percentate points), and Manchester (gained 49 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Trafford is significantly faster than Partington (27% slower).

 
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Provider
Overall Performance
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
57,955 Speed Tests
1534 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
24,323 Speed Tests
887 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
21,020 Speed Tests
785 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
16,676 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
11,067 Speed Tests
383 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
54 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
5,650 Speed Tests
445 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
66 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
4,316 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,948 Speed Tests
398 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
764 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.40 /10
Hyperoptic
Above average
Above Average
 
250 Speed Tests
49 reviews
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No Logo
85 /100
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telcom (Velocity Fibre)
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228 Speed Tests
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Trafford

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Trafford area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202169.43%72.51%98.95%
20200.85%72.10%98.76%
20190.73%66.56%98.94%
20180.76%63.22%98.90%
20170.70%36.31%98.65%
20160.00%0.26%97.74%

Map of Trafford's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

69.43%

of people living in Trafford can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds

72.51%

of Trafford residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

98.95%

availability in Trafford

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Trafford is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Trafford Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Trafford

YearTrafford AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201828.35 Mbps26.27 Mbps7.92% Faster
201935.74 Mbps30.63 Mbps16.68% Faster
202063.59 Mbps80.31 Mbps20.82% Slower
202166.55 Mbps66.05 Mbps0.76% Faster

Trafford Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeTraffordUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps20.85%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.67%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.11%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.32%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps15.99%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.06%3.60%

How Trafford Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.1—96.06 Mbps45.61 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.46—109.99 Mbps42.42 MbpsFaster
Trafford936.89 Mbps31.53—93.47 Mbps41.6 Mbps-
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.35—107.11 Mbps38.56 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.63—89.99 Mbps34.68 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps15.99—39.85 Mbps18.81 MbpsSlower
Sheffield936.79 Mbps23.81—68.97 Mbps32.12 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.72—71.44 Mbps32.11 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.49—99.53 Mbps37.05 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.98—107.56 Mbps38.13 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Trafford

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Trafford936.89 Mbps31.53—93.47 Mbps41.6 Mbps16
2Partington944.19 Mbps17.22—213.58 Mbps32.87 Mbps6

Trafford Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

How Trafford Compares for Internet Speed in Trafford

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Trafford936.89 Mbps31.53—93.47 Mbps41.6 Mbps-

Trafford Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Trafford testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Trafford ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Trafford 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 Trafford's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.23% were fast, 27.58% slow, and 30.19% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 23:26:4829 mins22.83 Mbps27.83 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 23:00:55237 secs108.85 Mbps109.4 Mbps
BT24 Jan 2022 22:37:3745 mins65.29 Mbps65.2 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 22:16:58319 mins209.14 Mbps208.81 Mbps
TalkTalk24 Jan 2022 22:01:493114 secs29.74 Mbps32.79 MbpsImproved
Vodafone24 Jan 2022 22:02:09266 secs72.33 Mbps72.32 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 21:59:59389 secs111.42 Mbps15.62 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone24 Jan 2022 21:20:31534 mins45.46 Mbps47.85 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 21:26:39355 secs45.3 Mbps30.5 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone24 Jan 2022 21:13:1629 mins53.88 Mbps53.44 Mbps
Vodafone24 Jan 2022 20:53:04230 secs1.19 Mbps3.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk24 Jan 2022 20:49:22229 secs148.06 Mbps147.56 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 20:41:24227 secs216.61 Mbps136.47 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 20:19:381920 mins1.34 Mbps8.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone24 Jan 2022 20:25:1337 mins31.83 Mbps44.09 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 20:25:08213 secs73.67 Mbps73.51 Mbps
Sky Broadband24 Jan 2022 20:20:02220 secs15.27 Mbps20.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 20:15:2923 mins171.41 Mbps52.2 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media24 Jan 2022 19:41:3742 mins26.9 Mbps137.89 MbpsImproved
Vodafone24 Jan 2022 19:10:161528 mins38.01 Mbps15.16 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Trafford

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic747.57 Mbps55.56—172.83 Mbps
2Virgin Media936.89 Mbps47.96—173.57 Mbps
3Glide869.12 Mbps47.48—97.94 Mbps
4Zen Internet907.68 Mbps71.37—104.51 Mbps
5Vodafone936.11 Mbps30.89—65.33 Mbps
6telcom (Velocity Fibre)408.13 Mbps23.55—90.41 Mbps
7BT925.74 Mbps30.79—70.81 Mbps
8TalkTalk615.7 Mbps26.04—61.94 Mbps
9EE535.12 Mbps23.98—60.2 Mbps
10Origin Broadband53.92 Mbps15.22—49.89 Mbps
11Shell Energy74.31 Mbps11.33—73.48 Mbps
12Sky Broadband516.97 Mbps20.66—55.03 Mbps
13Cerberus Networks69.8 Mbps10.34—64.06 Mbps
14Plusnet74.55 Mbps14.3—41.29 Mbps
15CIX25.11 Mbps1.56—12.07 Mbps
16O2 Broadband12.28 Mbps0.61—11.64 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Trafford

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Altrincham37.022.19%3.19%35.77%14.39%6.50%
Stretford38.011.95%7.80%34.61%18.08%3.47%
Urmston41.012.93%3.27%38.48%11.64%4.03%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Trafford

How many broadband providers in Trafford are there?

Trafford has 16 ISPs tested by its 236,370 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Trafford?

Zen Internet is the fastest broadband provider in Trafford with 907.68 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 71.37—104.51 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Trafford?

The best internet provider in Trafford is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 55.56 to 172.83 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Trafford?

Users in Trafford see an average internet speed of 31.53 up to 602 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 936.89 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Trafford?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Trafford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 936.89 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Trafford?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Trafford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 516.97 Mbps.

Is BT available in Trafford?

Broadband service from BT is available in Trafford, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 925.74 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Trafford?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 163 of Trafford's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Trafford?

The broadband provider with the most users in Trafford is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2022

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