Wakefield Broadband

Wakefield
Wakefield residents have run speed tests on 16 providers. This number is 168.46% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 providers. ISPs available in Wakefield include BT, Virgin Media, and Sky Broadband. The most common provider in Wakefield is BT, with a maximum recorded speed of 898.57 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 36.98—71.99 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 speed users will see in Wakefield is 36.96 Mbps, which is 24.82% above the The United Kingdom national average of 29.61 Mbps, and 6.67% above the average of 34.65 Mbps in Wakefield. Internet speeds in Wakefield are typically faster than Normanton, but slower than Crigglestone. Nearby cities include Walton with speeds 13.39—29.3 Mbps, Crigglestone with speeds 27.64—105.92 Mbps, and Crofton with speeds 15.98—72.2 Mbps.

Providers

  • Kingston Communications
    336.66—415.45
    418.97
    336.66
  • Zen Internet in Wakefield
    71.23—97.5
    521.25
    72.55
  • Virgin Media in Wakefield
    37.04—133.42
    538.38
    52.71
  • Unchained ISP in Wakefield
    27.52—131.45
    196.47
    43.14
  • BT in Wakefield
    36.98—71.99
    898.57
    45.94
  • Sky Broadband in Wakefield
    27.84—60.87
    143.63
    35.63
  • Plusnet in Wakefield
    27.97—60.53
    73.9
    37.02
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    10.72—56.15
    116.71
    17.61
  • EE in Wakefield
    14.91—42.07
    118.83
    20.88
  • Spitfire in Wakefield
    14.44—41.77
    190.9
    20.33
  • Vodafone in Wakefield
    16.58—33.41
    188.99
    20.94
  • TalkTalk in Wakefield
    10.57—37.04
    872.7
    14.7
  • Origin Broadband in Wakefield
    1.25—35.24
    63.21
    2.21
  • CIX in Wakefield
    4.6—21.03
    144.17
    6
  • Post Office Broadband in Wakefield
    6.09—15.67
    55.47
    8.11
  • KCOM in Wakefield
    0.83—19.85
    51.22
    2.67

Internet in Wakefield

182nd

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Wakefield

898.57 Mbps

Wakefield's fastest speed

27.52—69.98 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wakefield residents

Wakefield Competitive Speed Map

How Wakefield Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.82—83.07 Mbps37.05 MbpsFaster
Wakefield898.57 Mbps27.52—69.98 Mbps36.96 Mbps-
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.62—75.2 Mbps28.93 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.55—64.19 Mbps21.66 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.14—65.1 Mbps24.36 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.42—53.07 Mbps21.88 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.38—91.93 Mbps28.82 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.43—48.55 Mbps13.69 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.35—74.23 Mbps27.47 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.89—94.95 Mbps29.8 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Wakefield

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Crigglestone839.09 Mbps27.64—105.92 Mbps37.07 Mbps9
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps27.52—69.98 Mbps36.96 Mbps16
3Normanton619.36 Mbps22.2—69.11 Mbps32.18 Mbps8
4Crofton435.67 Mbps15.98—72.2 Mbps25.9 Mbps10
5Featherstone545.97 Mbps13.67—48.4 Mbps19.29 Mbps8
6Hemsworth276 Mbps14.01—35.16 Mbps19.24 Mbps9

Wakefield Over Time



How Wakefield Compares for Internet Speed in Wakefield

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Crigglestone839.09 Mbps27.64—105.92 Mbps37.07 MbpsFaster
2Wakefield898.57 Mbps27.52—69.98 Mbps36.96 Mbps-
3Normanton619.36 Mbps22.2—69.11 Mbps32.18 MbpsSlower
4Crofton435.67 Mbps15.98—72.2 Mbps25.9 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, 50.8% were fast, 22.99% slow, and 26.2% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone13 Jan 2021 19:19:403120 secs28.5 Mbps22.83 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 16:16:0222 mins10.47 Mbps85.2 MbpsImproved
BT13 Jan 2021 09:58:25356 secs12.34 Mbps4.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone13 Jan 2021 08:54:20226 secs43.58 Mbps43.74 Mbps
Vodafone13 Jan 2021 08:29:0526 mins17.88 Mbps18.41 Mbps
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 19:32:292113 secs212.95 Mbps198.06 Mbps
Vodafone12 Jan 2021 19:02:43220 secs39.24 Mbps49.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 17:16:05470 secs79.02 Mbps109.53 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media12 Jan 2021 12:46:34224 secs275.96 Mbps300.46 Mbps
Sky Broadband12 Jan 2021 09:35:4627 mins15.98 Mbps15.55 Mbps
Vodafone12 Jan 2021 08:54:17233 secs14.58 Mbps30.14 MbpsImproved
Plusnet11 Jan 2021 15:49:03222 secs8.68 Mbps17.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media11 Jan 2021 11:00:18410 mins232.42 Mbps261.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media09 Jan 2021 20:08:4226 mins15.75 Mbps33.54 MbpsImproved
BT09 Jan 2021 16:52:18283 secs13.03 Mbps15.05 MbpsImproved
BT09 Jan 2021 14:03:17230 secs41.58 Mbps39.65 Mbps
EE08 Jan 2021 19:05:4933 mins5.97 Mbps4.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media08 Jan 2021 15:42:37361 secs126.04 Mbps202.08 MbpsImproved
Plusnet08 Jan 2021 15:21:36512 mins46.16 Mbps62.65 MbpsImproved
Vodafone08 Jan 2021 15:01:1222 mins1 Mbps7.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wakefield

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Kingston Communications418.97 Mbps336.66—415.45 Mbps
2Zen Internet521.25 Mbps71.23—97.5 Mbps
3Virgin Media538.38 Mbps37.04—133.42 Mbps
4Unchained ISP196.47 Mbps27.52—131.45 Mbps
5BT898.57 Mbps36.98—71.99 Mbps
6TalkTalk872.7 Mbps10.57—37.04 Mbps
7Plusnet73.9 Mbps27.97—60.53 Mbps
8Sky Broadband143.63 Mbps27.84—60.87 Mbps
9Independent Fibre Networks116.71 Mbps10.72—56.15 Mbps
10Spitfire190.9 Mbps14.44—41.77 Mbps
11EE118.83 Mbps14.91—42.07 Mbps
12Vodafone188.99 Mbps16.58—33.41 Mbps
13KCOM51.22 Mbps0.83—19.85 Mbps
14Origin Broadband63.21 Mbps1.25—35.24 Mbps
15CIX144.17 Mbps4.6—21.03 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband55.47 Mbps6.09—15.67 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 16 ISPs tested by its 345,038 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Wakefield with 898.57 Mbps, and an average speed range of 36.98—71.99 Mbps.
The best provider in Wakefield in Kingston Communications, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 336.66 to 415.45 Mbps.
Users in Wakefield see an average internet speed of 27.52 up to 622 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 898.57 Mbps.
BT is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 898.57 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Wakefield, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 538.38 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 BT.

Last updated: 13 Jan 2021