Broadband Statistics for Wakefield, Wakefield
Broadband Providers16
Fastest Speed920.9 Mbps
Average Speed49.94 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Wakefield Broadband

Wakefield residents have run speed tests on 16 broadband providers. This number is 166.22% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 895.56 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 40.85—72.82 Mbps. Wakefield's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 920.9 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Wakefield is 49.94 Mbps, which is 36.26% above the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 9.11% above the average of 45.77 Mbps in Wakefield. Internet speeds in Wakefield are typically faster than Featherstone, but slower than Normanton. Nearby cities include Walton with speeds 17.65—48.01 Mbps, Crigglestone with speeds 36.91—109.77 Mbps, and Crofton with speeds 18.52—55.15 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • KCOM in Wakefield
    73.79 — 415.45 Mbps
    418.97 Mbps
    73.79 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Wakefield
    38.64 — 252.59 Mbps
    521.25 Mbps
    56.73 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Wakefield
    66.15 — 181.02 Mbps
    920.9 Mbps
    92.03 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    46.88 — 116.55 Mbps
    371.67 Mbps
    58.85 Mbps
  • Unchained ISP in Wakefield
    35.14 — 131.45 Mbps
    204 Mbps
    43.14 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Wakefield
    30.37 — 125.31 Mbps
    492.43 Mbps
    30.73 Mbps
  • BT in Wakefield
    40.85 — 72.82 Mbps
    895.56 Mbps
    54.61 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Wakefield
    44.99 — 63.36 Mbps
    143.63 Mbps
    55.3 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Wakefield
    32.8 — 58.59 Mbps
    74.72 Mbps
    42.1 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Wakefield
    22.05 — 51.2 Mbps
    660.6 Mbps
    28.95 Mbps
  • EE in Wakefield
    18.84 — 47.73 Mbps
    806.25 Mbps
    24.9 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Wakefield
    16.38 — 43.61 Mbps
    837.2 Mbps
    22.99 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Wakefield
    9.54 — 45.07 Mbps
    88.99 Mbps
    16.24 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Wakefield
    5.89 — 31.18 Mbps
    58.05 Mbps
    8.35 Mbps
  • CIX in Wakefield
    4.77 — 13.21 Mbps
    107.56 Mbps
    6.71 Mbps
  • The Phone Coop in Wakefield
    0 — 2.38 Mbps
    3.18 Mbps
    2.38 Mbps

Broadband in Wakefield

258th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

3rd

Best speed range city in Wakefield

920.9 Mbps

Wakefield's fastest speed

36.22—73.13 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wakefield residents

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Wakefield Broadband Speed Map

Wakefield Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWakefieldUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps24.71%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.69%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.60%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps15.12%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps9.25%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.64%2.33%

How Wakefield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Wakefield920.9 Mbps36.22—73.13 Mbps49.94 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsSlower
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Wakefield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Crigglestone894.17 Mbps36.91—109.77 Mbps51.87 Mbps9
2Normanton619.36 Mbps36.41—70.22 Mbps50.62 Mbps8
3Wakefield920.9 Mbps36.22—73.13 Mbps49.94 Mbps16
4Featherstone910.13 Mbps21.39—73.02 Mbps30.82 Mbps8
5Crofton618.61 Mbps18.52—55.15 Mbps25.96 Mbps12
6Sitlington500.81 Mbps24.78—36.34 Mbps25.47 Mbps3
7Hemsworth401.82 Mbps19.22—39.88 Mbps24.67 Mbps8

Wakefield 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 Wakefield Compares for Internet Speed in Wakefield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Crigglestone894.17 Mbps36.91—109.77 Mbps51.87 MbpsFaster
2Normanton619.36 Mbps36.41—70.22 Mbps50.62 MbpsFaster
3Wakefield920.9 Mbps36.22—73.13 Mbps49.94 Mbps-
4Featherstone910.13 Mbps21.39—73.02 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
5South Elmsall264.11 Mbps23.27—48.57 Mbps27.44 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, 41.4% were fast, 25.45% slow, and 33.15% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 23:39:4723 mins46.24 Mbps9.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jul 2021 21:00:11214 mins31.11 Mbps32.43 Mbps
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 20:55:49381 secs69.27 Mbps65.42 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:53:23249 secs515.33 Mbps530.32 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:24:52922 mins1.07 Mbps30.26 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:32:03270 secs40.92 Mbps39.07 Mbps
BT26 Jul 2021 16:57:43215 mins22.82 Mbps35.52 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 16:00:4723 mins34.72 Mbps6.65 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 14:30:5124 mins3.63 Mbps19.13 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 13:12:55235 secs10.44 Mbps12.08 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 12:47:07211 mins144.49 Mbps178.99 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 12:45:5444 mins0.31 Mbps0.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jul 2021 12:08:4728 secs682.04 Mbps667.24 Mbps
CIX26 Jul 2021 11:39:52217 mins28.47 Mbps58.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 11:26:07259 secs29.42 Mbps28.24 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 10:53:2824 secs32.93 Mbps49.95 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 10:05:19259 secs48.34 Mbps47.45 Mbps
EE26 Jul 2021 09:19:5827 mins52.15 Mbps50.61 Mbps
Plusnet26 Jul 2021 08:20:2623 mins36.6 Mbps37.08 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 07:38:28713 mins13.96 Mbps6.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wakefield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1KCOM418.97 Mbps73.79—415.45 Mbps
2Zen Internet521.25 Mbps38.64—252.59 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks371.67 Mbps46.88—116.55 Mbps
4Virgin Media920.9 Mbps66.15—181.02 Mbps
5Origin Broadband492.43 Mbps30.37—125.31 Mbps
6Unchained ISP204 Mbps35.14—131.45 Mbps
7BT895.56 Mbps40.85—72.82 Mbps
8Sky Broadband143.63 Mbps44.99—63.36 Mbps
9Plusnet74.72 Mbps32.8—58.59 Mbps
10TalkTalk837.2 Mbps16.38—43.61 Mbps
11Vodafone660.6 Mbps22.05—51.2 Mbps
12EE806.25 Mbps18.84—47.73 Mbps
13Spitfire88.99 Mbps9.54—45.07 Mbps
14Post Office Broadband58.05 Mbps5.89—31.18 Mbps
15CIX107.56 Mbps4.77—13.21 Mbps
16The Phone Coop3.18 Mbps0—2.38 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Wakefield

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Castleford41.015.24%8.59%38.72%9.57%2.07%
Ossett42.011.42%12.01%36.74%7.82%3.79%
Pontefract39.09.96%15.86%37.61%8.94%2.77%

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?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Wakefield with 920.9 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 66.15—181.02 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Wakefield?
The best internet provider in Wakefield is KCOM, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 73.79 to 415.45 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Wakefield?
Users in Wakefield see an average internet speed of 36.22 up to 743 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 920.9 Mbps.
Is BT available in Wakefield?
Broadband service from BT is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 895.56 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 920.9 Mbps.
Is Plusnet available in Wakefield?
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.72 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Wakefield?
The broadband provider with the most users in Wakefield is BT.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021