Wakefield Broadband

Wakefield
Wakefield residents have run speed tests on 15 providers. This number is 155.10% above the United Kingdom average of 5.88 providers. ISPs available in Wakefield include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common provider in Wakefield is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 597.15 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 31.09—109.13 Mbps. Wakefield's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 898.57 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Wakefield is 26.97 Mbps, which is 10.99% above the The United Kingdom national average of 24.3 Mbps, and 5.39% above the average of 25.59 Mbps in Wakefield. Internet speeds in Wakefield are typically faster than Crofton, but slower than Crigglestone. Nearby cities include Walton with speeds 12.26—29.07 Mbps, Crigglestone with speeds 20.33—91.59 Mbps, and Crofton with speeds 14.6—73.14 Mbps.

Providers

  • Unchained ISP in Wakefield
    27.52—131.45
    196.47
    43.14
  • Zen Internet in Wakefield
    46.82—88.25
    278.2
    72.14
  • Virgin Media in Wakefield
    31.09—109.13
    597.15
    44.28
  • BT in Wakefield
    20.36—63.99
    898.57
    29.82
  • Sky Broadband in Wakefield
    20.3—51.45
    143.63
    27.71
  • Plusnet in Wakefield
    16.02—45.49
    73.9
    21.69
  • Spitfire in Wakefield
    13.37—41.77
    190.9
    18.79
  • EE in Wakefield
    12.99—37.67
    118.83
    18.08
  • Vodafone in Wakefield
    12.92—31.9
    410
    17.55
  • TalkTalk in Wakefield
    9.84—34.79
    872.7
    13.55
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    2.9—32.08
    114.19
    13.84
  • Origin Broadband in Wakefield
    1.25—34.58
    63.21
    2.21
  • CIX in Wakefield
    4.82—17.77
    144.17
    7.14
  • Post Office Broadband in Wakefield
    4.95—13.49
    55.47
    6.24
  • KCOM in Wakefield
    0.83—19.85
    51.22
    2.67

Internet in Wakefield

142nd

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Wakefield

898.57 Mbps

Wakefield's fastest speed

18.97—62.8 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wakefield residents

Wakefield Competitive Speed Map

How Wakefield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London2164.97 Mbps20.01—72.86 Mbps31.41 MbpsFaster
Wakefield898.57 Mbps18.97—62.8 Mbps26.97 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.9—68.91 Mbps24.79 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.44—52.58 Mbps18.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.72—61.57 Mbps22.08 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.13—45.78 Mbps18.79 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.67—70.42 Mbps23.61 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.99—37.98 Mbps11.43 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.84—67.2 Mbps23.31 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.31—78.52 Mbps22.99 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Wakefield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Crigglestone858.85 Mbps20.33—91.59 Mbps30.46 Mbps9
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps18.97—62.8 Mbps26.97 Mbps15
3Crofton435.67 Mbps14.6—73.14 Mbps23.02 Mbps10
4Normanton531.29 Mbps14.54—48.29 Mbps20.97 Mbps8
5Featherstone538.62 Mbps10.88—41.34 Mbps16.11 Mbps8
6South Elmsall74.52 Mbps11.54—31.54 Mbps16.07 Mbps7
7Hemsworth135.63 Mbps12.71—34.52 Mbps15.32 Mbps9

Wakefield Over Time



How Wakefield Compares for Internet Speed in Wakefield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Crigglestone858.85 Mbps20.33—91.59 Mbps30.46 MbpsFaster
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps18.97—62.8 Mbps26.97 Mbps-
3Crofton435.67 Mbps14.6—73.14 Mbps23.02 MbpsSlower
4Normanton531.29 Mbps14.54—48.29 Mbps20.97 MbpsSlower

Wakefield Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wakefield test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wakefield ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Wakefield's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 45.71% were fast, 24% slow, and 30.29% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media11 Aug 2020 22:53:27347 secs323.83 Mbps470.78 MbpsImproved
EE11 Aug 2020 19:46:15649 mins27.66 Mbps26.12 Mbps
TalkTalk11 Aug 2020 19:21:1639 mins4.82 Mbps37.01 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk11 Aug 2020 11:15:0724 mins37.32 Mbps44.83 MbpsImproved
Plusnet11 Aug 2020 09:54:062106 secs28.36 Mbps32.28 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband11 Aug 2020 09:04:0123 mins62.74 Mbps65.98 Mbps
TalkTalk11 Aug 2020 08:32:3334 mins5.13 Mbps14.21 MbpsImproved
Plusnet11 Aug 2020 01:56:174113 secs17.8 Mbps15.71 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 19:25:57230 secs30.71 Mbps24.37 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk10 Aug 2020 19:22:572106 secs3.44 Mbps3.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
CIX10 Aug 2020 16:18:1735 mins4.63 Mbps3.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk10 Aug 2020 15:38:14217 mins56.43 Mbps58.86 Mbps
EE10 Aug 2020 13:51:5622 mins28.89 Mbps22.94 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk10 Aug 2020 13:04:103100 secs3.51 Mbps16.93 MbpsImproved
BT10 Aug 2020 11:45:1129 mins41.58 Mbps53.03 MbpsImproved
EE10 Aug 2020 09:26:1833 mins19.29 Mbps19.9 Mbps
Virgin Media09 Aug 2020 23:05:29243 secs6.04 Mbps10.78 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband09 Aug 2020 22:37:55224 secs30.6 Mbps29.56 Mbps
Plusnet09 Aug 2020 19:50:01214 mins2.7 Mbps1.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet09 Aug 2020 18:46:18250 secs30.08 Mbps30.08 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wakefield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Unchained ISP196.47 Mbps27.52—131.45 Mbps
2Virgin Media597.15 Mbps31.09—109.13 Mbps
3Zen Internet278.2 Mbps46.82—88.25 Mbps
4BT898.57 Mbps20.36—63.99 Mbps
5Spitfire190.9 Mbps13.37—41.77 Mbps
6TalkTalk872.7 Mbps9.84—34.79 Mbps
7Sky Broadband143.63 Mbps20.3—51.45 Mbps
8Independent Fibre Networks114.19 Mbps2.9—32.08 Mbps
9Plusnet73.9 Mbps16.02—45.49 Mbps
10EE118.83 Mbps12.99—37.67 Mbps
11Vodafone410 Mbps12.92—31.9 Mbps
12KCOM51.22 Mbps0.83—19.85 Mbps
13Origin Broadband63.21 Mbps1.25—34.58 Mbps
14CIX144.17 Mbps4.82—17.77 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband55.47 Mbps4.95—13.49 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

Wakefield has 15 ISPs tested by its 345,038 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Wakefield with 898.57 Mbps, and an average speed range of 20.36—63.99 Mbps.
The best provider in Wakefield in Unchained ISP, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 27.52 to 131.45 Mbps.
Users in Wakefield see an average internet speed of 18.97 up to 611 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 898.57 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 597.15 Mbps.
BT is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 898.57 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 143.63 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Wakefield is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 11 Aug 2020