Wakefield Broadband

Wakefield
Wakefield residents have run speed tests on 15 providers. This number is 151.68% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 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 32.77—109.94 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 31.13 Mbps, which is 15.42% above the The United Kingdom national average of 26.97 Mbps, and 6.06% above the average of 29.35 Mbps in Wakefield. Internet speeds in Wakefield are typically faster than Crofton, but slower than Crigglestone. Nearby cities include Walton with speeds 13.39—29.23 Mbps, Crigglestone with speeds 23.74—96.22 Mbps, and Crofton with speeds 16.52—74.43 Mbps.

Providers

  • Unchained ISP in Wakefield
    27.52—131.45
    196.47
    43.14
  • Zen Internet in Wakefield
    46.76—88.25
    278.2
    72.14
  • Virgin Media in Wakefield
    32.77—109.94
    597.15
    46.33
  • BT in Wakefield
    27.16—69.31
    898.57
    36.92
  • Sky Broadband in Wakefield
    24.23—57.57
    143.63
    32.19
  • Plusnet in Wakefield
    20.74—57.04
    73.9
    27.53
  • Spitfire in Wakefield
    13.37—41.77
    190.9
    18.97
  • EE in Wakefield
    13.63—40.04
    118.83
    19
  • Vodafone in Wakefield
    15.78—33.19
    410
    20.33
  • TalkTalk in Wakefield
    10.28—36.45
    872.7
    14.61
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    7.4—38.69
    114.19
    13.84
  • Origin Broadband in Wakefield
    1.25—34.58
    63.21
    2.21
  • CIX in Wakefield
    4.6—21.72
    144.17
    7.54
  • Post Office Broadband in Wakefield
    5.58—15.22
    55.47
    7.35
  • KCOM in Wakefield
    0.83—19.85
    51.22
    2.67

Internet in Wakefield

164th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Wakefield

898.57 Mbps

Wakefield's fastest speed

22.28—66.63 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wakefield residents

Wakefield Competitive Speed Map

How Wakefield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.55—73.95 Mbps34.77 MbpsFaster
Wakefield898.57 Mbps22.28—66.63 Mbps31.13 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.14—71.8 Mbps26.81 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.59—57.97 Mbps19.93 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.51—63.54 Mbps23.36 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.16—49.29 Mbps20.21 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.43—77.92 Mbps26.17 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.55—42.84 Mbps12.27 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.96—71.98 Mbps25.38 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.23—91.04 Mbps27 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Wakefield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Crigglestone858.85 Mbps23.74—96.22 Mbps34.57 Mbps9
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps22.28—66.63 Mbps31.13 Mbps15
3Crofton435.67 Mbps16.52—74.43 Mbps25.97 Mbps10
4Normanton619.36 Mbps18.13—62.95 Mbps25.54 Mbps8
5Featherstone545.97 Mbps12.81—46.23 Mbps18.48 Mbps8
6Hemsworth120.12 Mbps12.38—35.02 Mbps16.72 Mbps9
7South Elmsall74.52 Mbps11.53—32.58 Mbps16.17 Mbps7

Wakefield Over Time



How Wakefield Compares for Internet Speed in Wakefield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Crigglestone858.85 Mbps23.74—96.22 Mbps34.57 MbpsFaster
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps22.28—66.63 Mbps31.13 Mbps-
3Crofton435.67 Mbps16.52—74.43 Mbps25.97 MbpsSlower
4Normanton619.36 Mbps18.13—62.95 Mbps25.54 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, 43.82% were fast, 24.72% slow, and 31.46% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media24 Oct 2020 16:25:01234 secs54.08 Mbps54.29 Mbps
Plusnet24 Oct 2020 15:53:13235 secs27.66 Mbps57.63 MbpsImproved
Plusnet24 Oct 2020 12:29:23415 mins2.86 Mbps57.62 MbpsImproved
Plusnet24 Oct 2020 06:54:0138 mins10.17 Mbps9.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media23 Oct 2020 19:33:02244 secs0.18 Mbps1.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE23 Oct 2020 19:02:07222 mins39.69 Mbps34.63 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 19:07:18226 secs26.27 Mbps15.85 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 17:48:32229 secs124.18 Mbps120.26 Mbps
Plusnet23 Oct 2020 16:13:54927 mins27.16 Mbps26.78 Mbps
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 13:48:3728 mins59.85 Mbps63.26 Mbps
Sky Broadband23 Oct 2020 11:44:35356 secs65.33 Mbps61.68 Mbps
Vodafone23 Oct 2020 05:40:1822 mins8.46 Mbps10.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Oct 2020 00:20:51216 secs29.27 Mbps23.41 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 18:15:56397 secs174.84 Mbps249 MbpsImproved
Plusnet22 Oct 2020 11:55:51211 mins19.1 Mbps31.25 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk22 Oct 2020 12:01:10229 secs47.99 Mbps48.71 Mbps
Vodafone21 Oct 2020 19:42:41959 mins1.47 Mbps1.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 19:34:27212 mins62.13 Mbps109.33 MbpsImproved
EE21 Oct 2020 16:16:37492 secs20.48 Mbps30.57 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 15:40:4932 mins60.09 Mbps51.39 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wakefield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Unchained ISP196.47 Mbps27.52—131.45 Mbps
2Virgin Media597.15 Mbps32.77—109.94 Mbps
3Zen Internet278.2 Mbps46.76—88.25 Mbps
4BT898.57 Mbps27.16—69.31 Mbps
5TalkTalk872.7 Mbps10.28—36.45 Mbps
6Sky Broadband143.63 Mbps24.23—57.57 Mbps
7Plusnet73.9 Mbps20.74—57.04 Mbps
8Spitfire190.9 Mbps13.37—41.77 Mbps
9Independent Fibre Networks114.19 Mbps7.4—38.69 Mbps
10EE118.83 Mbps13.63—40.04 Mbps
11Vodafone410 Mbps15.78—33.19 Mbps
12KCOM51.22 Mbps0.83—19.85 Mbps
13CIX144.17 Mbps4.6—21.72 Mbps
14Origin Broadband63.21 Mbps1.25—34.58 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband55.47 Mbps5.58—15.22 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 27.16—69.31 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 22.28 up to 622 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: 24 Oct 2020