Broadband Statistics for Wakefield, Wakefield
Broadband Providers16
Fastest Speed898.57 Mbps
Average Speed43.52 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Wakefield Broadband

Wakefield residents have run speed tests on 16 broadband providers. This number is 168.46% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 internet service providers. ISPs available in Wakefield include BT, Virgin Media, and Plusnet. The most common broadband provider in Wakefield is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 898.57 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 38.14—72.69 Mbps. Wakefield's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 898.57 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Wakefield is 43.52 Mbps, which is 32.24% above the The United Kingdom national average of 32.91 Mbps, and 10.79% above the average of 39.28 Mbps in Wakefield. Internet speeds in Wakefield are typically faster than Normanton, but slower than Crigglestone. Nearby cities include Walton with speeds 10.3—27.24 Mbps, Crigglestone with speeds 33.43—108.69 Mbps, and Crofton with speeds 15.38—63.47 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Kingston Communications
    336.66 — 415.45 Mbps
    418.97 Mbps
    336.66 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Wakefield
    47.3 — 152.96 Mbps
    621.56 Mbps
    73.67 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Wakefield
    71.22 — 98.49 Mbps
    521.25 Mbps
    72.31 Mbps
  • Unchained ISP in Wakefield
    36.93 — 144.46 Mbps
    204 Mbps
    55.46 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Wakefield
    30.35 — 123.1 Mbps
    492.43 Mbps
    30.73 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    25.99 — 116.71 Mbps
    371.67 Mbps
    56.15 Mbps
  • BT in Wakefield
    38.14 — 72.69 Mbps
    898.57 Mbps
    51.24 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Wakefield
    32.17 — 62.21 Mbps
    143.63 Mbps
    43.01 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Wakefield
    32.54 — 59.01 Mbps
    74.65 Mbps
    40.15 Mbps
  • EE in Wakefield
    18.46 — 47.13 Mbps
    806.25 Mbps
    24.9 Mbps
  • KCOM in Wakefield
    4.52 — 72.19 Mbps
    73.79 Mbps
    4.52 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Wakefield
    18.64 — 37.28 Mbps
    660.6 Mbps
    23.12 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Wakefield
    13.22 — 42.54 Mbps
    872.7 Mbps
    19.18 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Wakefield
    14.17 — 35.17 Mbps
    190.9 Mbps
    19.94 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Wakefield
    6.61 — 15.82 Mbps
    58.05 Mbps
    8.54 Mbps
  • CIX in Wakefield
    3.88 — 11.12 Mbps
    107.56 Mbps
    5.35 Mbps

Broadband in Wakefield


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Wakefield

898.57 Mbps

Wakefield's fastest speed

32.18—72.85 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wakefield residents

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Wakefield Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Wakefield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Wakefield898.57 Mbps32.18—72.85 Mbps43.52 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps31.58—92.44 Mbps43.48 MbpsSlower
Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.92—71.32 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.87—70.07 Mbps27.84 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.01—57.79 Mbps25.27 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.71—99.71 Mbps33.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12.02—59.62 Mbps18 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.66—84.04 Mbps30.77 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Wakefield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Crigglestone882.8 Mbps33.43—108.69 Mbps45.72 Mbps9
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps32.18—72.85 Mbps43.52 Mbps16
3Normanton619.36 Mbps26.18—69.33 Mbps36.57 Mbps8
4Featherstone804.52 Mbps17.43—67.99 Mbps25.92 Mbps8
5South Elmsall202.36 Mbps18.76—47 Mbps24.33 Mbps7
6Crofton618.61 Mbps15.38—63.47 Mbps23.93 Mbps11
7Hemsworth276 Mbps15.92—36.81 Mbps21.88 Mbps9

Wakefield Broadband Over Time

How Wakefield Compares for Internet Speed in Wakefield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Crigglestone882.8 Mbps33.43—108.69 Mbps45.72 MbpsFaster
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps32.18—72.85 Mbps43.52 Mbps-
3Normanton619.36 Mbps26.18—69.33 Mbps36.57 MbpsSlower
4Sitlington500.81 Mbps22.93—36.58 Mbps27.42 MbpsSlower

Wakefield Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wakefield testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wakefield ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Wakefield 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 Wakefield's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.21% were fast, 24.09% slow, and 34.7% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Apr 2021 21:48:56267 secs35.92 Mbps24.94 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 21:16:56263 secs20.21 Mbps19.91 Mbps
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 19:39:57396 secs0.03 Mbps1.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE20 Apr 2021 19:03:48247 secs68.98 Mbps68.93 Mbps
CIX20 Apr 2021 17:01:4725 mins10.06 Mbps5.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE20 Apr 2021 16:12:45227 secs11.95 Mbps70.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 15:26:14295 secs91.15 Mbps0.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 14:18:35244 secs10.01 Mbps9.83 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 14:00:4623 mins1.24 Mbps8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Apr 2021 11:27:43218 mins6.72 Mbps13.64 MbpsImproved
EE20 Apr 2021 10:59:56414 mins148.77 Mbps169.8 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 11:00:333108 secs31.01 Mbps33.41 Mbps
BT20 Apr 2021 09:13:36417 mins6.95 Mbps0.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE20 Apr 2021 08:28:0623 mins37.55 Mbps87.84 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Apr 2021 01:09:05495 secs41.95 Mbps47.42 MbpsImproved
BT19 Apr 2021 22:12:29373 secs117.75 Mbps6.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Apr 2021 21:09:27941 mins56.58 Mbps53.22 Mbps
BT19 Apr 2021 20:25:5623 mins5 Mbps4.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone19 Apr 2021 20:16:0822 mins32.18 Mbps73.03 MbpsImproved
Vodafone19 Apr 2021 20:02:35257 secs70.08 Mbps68.67 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wakefield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Kingston Communications418.97 Mbps336.66—415.45 Mbps
2Independent Fibre Networks371.67 Mbps25.99—116.71 Mbps
3Zen Internet521.25 Mbps71.22—98.49 Mbps
4Virgin Media621.56 Mbps47.3—152.96 Mbps
5Unchained ISP204 Mbps36.93—144.46 Mbps
6Origin Broadband492.43 Mbps30.35—123.1 Mbps
7BT898.57 Mbps38.14—72.69 Mbps
8KCOM73.79 Mbps4.52—72.19 Mbps
9Sky Broadband143.63 Mbps32.17—62.21 Mbps
10Plusnet74.65 Mbps32.54—59.01 Mbps
11TalkTalk872.7 Mbps13.22—42.54 Mbps
12EE806.25 Mbps18.46—47.13 Mbps
13Spitfire190.9 Mbps14.17—35.17 Mbps
14Vodafone660.6 Mbps18.64—37.28 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband58.05 Mbps6.61—15.82 Mbps
16CIX107.56 Mbps3.88—11.12 Mbps

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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wakefield

How many broadband providers in Wakefield are there?
Wakefield has 16 ISPs tested by its 345,038 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Wakefield?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Wakefield with 898.57 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 38.14—72.69 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Wakefield?
The best internet provider in Wakefield in Kingston Communications, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 336.66 to 415.45 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Wakefield?
Users in Wakefield see an average internet speed of 32.18 up to 607 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 898.57 Mbps.
Is BT available in Wakefield?
Broadband service from BT is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 898.57 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Wakefield?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 621.56 Mbps.
Is Plusnet available in Wakefield?
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.65 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Wakefield?
The broadband provider with the most users in Wakefield is BT.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2021