Broadband Statistics for Wakefield, Wakefield
Broadband Providers17
Fastest Speed931.44 Mbps
Median Speed49.04 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Wakefield

Wakefield is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 66.72 Mbps in 2021. This is 1.01% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Wakefield have run speed tests on 17 broadband providers. This number is 176.87% above the United Kingdom average of 6.14 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 41.21—72.83 Mbps.

Wakefield's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 931.44 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Wakefield is 49.04 Mbps, which is 32.54% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 8.16% above the average of 45.34 Mbps in Wakefield.

Internet speeds in Wakefield are typically faster than Featherstone, but slower than Crigglestone. Nearby locations include Walton with speeds 19.06—47.27 Mbps, Crigglestone with speeds 36.34—109.4 Mbps, and Crofton with speeds 21.17—55.29 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Wakefield includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in WF2, WF1, WF10, WF8, and WF5.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Wakefield
    819 Reviews
    93.75 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 68.36 to 188.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 931.44 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 12,453 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Unchained ISP in Wakefield
    Not enough reviews
    67.87 Mbps

    Unchained ISP's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 35.14 to 85.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 204 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 11 speed tests on Unchained ISP Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    58.85 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 49.58 to 116.71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 371.67 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 25 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • BT in Wakefield
    409 Reviews
    54.41 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 41.21 to 72.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 895.56 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 15,846 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Wakefield
    493 Reviews
    52.72 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 43.17 to 64.06 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 458.73 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 4,766 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Wakefield
    39 Reviews
    49.9 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 47 to 136.05 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 521.25 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 38 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Wakefield
    265 Reviews
    36.39 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 28.48 to 55.58 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.72 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 6,581 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Zone Broadband
    Not enough reviews
    36.18 Mbps

    Zone Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 31.64 to 37.02 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 215.9 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 10 speed tests on Zone Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Wakefield
    135 Reviews
    31.13 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 23.79 to 56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 893.11 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 3,139 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Wakefield
    19 Reviews
    30.73 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 30.37 to 125.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 492.43 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 87 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • EE in Wakefield
    218 Reviews
    26.99 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 20.48 to 50.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 806.25 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 1,921 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Wakefield
    222 Reviews
    24.82 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 17.79 to 49.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 730.33 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 2,593 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Wakefield
    32 Reviews
    14.86 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 10.39 to 28.61 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 58.05 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 88 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Wakefield
    Not enough reviews
    9.47 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 8.88 to 45.07 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 88.99 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 73 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • CIX in Wakefield
    1 Review
    6.47 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 4.41 to 13.75 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 485.32 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 285 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • The Phone Coop in Wakefield
    Not enough reviews
    2.38 Mbps

    The Phone Coop's typical internet speed range in Wakefield is 2.38 to 3.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 17.29 Mbps. Wakefield residents have performed 3 speed tests on The Phone Coop Broadband.

Broadband in Wakefield

3rd

Best speed range city in Wakefield

931.44 Mbps

Wakefield's fastest speed

35.72—74.68 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wakefield residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Wakefield

YearWakefield AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201822.03 Mbps26.27 Mbps16.14% Slower
201927.01 Mbps30.63 Mbps11.82% Slower
202073.18 Mbps80.31 Mbps8.88% Slower
202166.72 Mbps66.05 Mbps1.01% Faster

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 
Wakefield931.44 Mbps35.72—74.68 Mbps49.04 Mbps-
London5794.21 Mbps34.19—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.1 Mbps37.53 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.41—88.78 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.66—51.02 Mbps25.97 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.71 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.88 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.91—94.15 Mbps36.56 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.74—108.42 Mbps39.98 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Wakefield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Normanton633.78 Mbps37.09—102.28 Mbps51.81 Mbps8
2Crigglestone903.63 Mbps36.34—109.4 Mbps51.36 Mbps10
3Wakefield931.44 Mbps35.72—74.68 Mbps49.04 Mbps17
4Featherstone910.13 Mbps21.05—72.96 Mbps30.82 Mbps9
5Crofton618.61 Mbps21.17—55.29 Mbps29.04 Mbps12
6Hemsworth756.05 Mbps19.64—44.57 Mbps25.81 Mbps8
7Sitlington74.01 Mbps24.77—35.77 Mbps25.36 Mbps4

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 
1Normanton633.78 Mbps37.09—102.28 Mbps51.81 MbpsFaster
2Crigglestone903.63 Mbps36.34—109.4 Mbps51.36 MbpsFaster
3Wakefield931.44 Mbps35.72—74.68 Mbps49.04 Mbps-
4Featherstone910.13 Mbps21.05—72.96 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
5Crofton618.61 Mbps21.17—55.29 Mbps29.04 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, 39.27% were fast, 26.1% slow, and 34.63% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone18 Oct 2021 22:14:50392 secs11.44 Mbps20.44 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk18 Oct 2021 21:56:41257 secs48.94 Mbps48.95 Mbps
BT18 Oct 2021 20:37:19214 mins238.64 Mbps274.34 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 19:54:29215 mins173.3 Mbps140.91 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 20:04:2823 mins924.69 Mbps931.44 Mbps
EE18 Oct 2021 18:53:3927 mins1.73 Mbps66.99 MbpsImproved
BT18 Oct 2021 18:52:08247 secs49.93 Mbps50.14 Mbps
EE18 Oct 2021 18:17:2227 mins57.4 Mbps49.08 MbpsNeeds help
BT18 Oct 2021 18:19:59353 secs28.65 Mbps10.55 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband18 Oct 2021 17:53:16215 mins17.15 Mbps91.41 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 17:49:18367 secs78.75 Mbps106.65 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 15:08:32240 secs122.54 Mbps120.62 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 14:31:43386 secs19.56 Mbps8.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE18 Oct 2021 13:25:59462 mins28.38 Mbps40.97 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 12:52:34315 mins92.87 Mbps637.47 MbpsImproved
Vodafone18 Oct 2021 12:52:11210 mins10.29 Mbps9.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 12:45:41217 secs277.86 Mbps347.14 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 12:17:11212 mins27.83 Mbps27.94 Mbps
Vodafone18 Oct 2021 11:44:15214 mins30.01 Mbps37.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Oct 2021 11:32:40321 mins83.53 Mbps70.78 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wakefield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1KCOM418.97 Mbps34.63—336.66 Mbps
2Independent Fibre Networks371.67 Mbps49.58—116.71 Mbps
3Virgin Media931.44 Mbps68.36—188.39 Mbps
4Zen Internet521.25 Mbps47—136.05 Mbps
5Origin Broadband492.43 Mbps30.37—125.31 Mbps
6Unchained ISP204 Mbps35.14—85.43 Mbps
7BT895.56 Mbps41.21—72.83 Mbps
8TalkTalk730.33 Mbps17.79—49.72 Mbps
9Zone Broadband215.9 Mbps31.64—37.02 Mbps
10Sky Broadband458.73 Mbps43.17—64.06 Mbps
11Vodafone893.11 Mbps23.79—56 Mbps
12Plusnet74.72 Mbps28.48—55.58 Mbps
13EE806.25 Mbps20.48—50.86 Mbps
14Spitfire88.99 Mbps8.88—45.07 Mbps
15CIX485.32 Mbps4.41—13.75 Mbps
16Shell Energy58.05 Mbps10.39—28.61 Mbps
17The Phone Coop17.29 Mbps2.38—3.18 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%

Wakefield Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wakefield

How many broadband providers in Wakefield are there?
Wakefield has 17 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 931.44 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 68.36—188.39 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 34.63 to 336.66 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Wakefield?
Users in Wakefield see an average internet speed of 35.72 up to 743 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 931.44 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 931.44 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.
Is BT full fibre available in Wakefield?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 205 of Wakefield's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Wakefield?
The broadband provider with the most users in Wakefield is BT.

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021