Broadband Providers available in Warrington include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Warrington's fastest provider is CIX, with a median speed of 476 Mbps. The most popular provider in Warrington is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Warrington in 2022 is 85 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 46 Mbps.
Warrington has the second-best fibre access out of all major cities in the North West, and is among the top 100 best major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 88% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 90% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 100% of Warrington's households.
Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Warrington postcodes like WA2, WA4, WA1, and WA55. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 46 Mbps median internet speed in Warrington, which is 24% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.
Warrington increased access to Gigabit speeds by 88 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Trafford (gained 69 percentate points), Liverpool (gained 54 percentate points), and Bury (gained 50 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Warrington is marginally outperformed by Stockton Heath (18% faster), and is significantly faster than Grappenhall and Thelwall (24% slower).
We rank each provider relative to all providers in The United Kingdom based on their median download and upload speeds, measured round trip time latencies, and the percentage of speeds tests that exceed 50 Mbps.
Customer ratings are based on local reviews matched to Warrington IP addresses. Providers can be scored on a range of 1 to 10, and ranked relative to all providers in The United Kingdom.
Median Speed Test Result
The median is the middle result in the range of tests we measured for each provider in Warrington in the past year. Median speeds provide a better comparison than raw averages because they control for the longtail of tests related to Wi-Fi issues. The charts below represent the distribution of tests associated with each provider from low to high.
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See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Warrington area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.
|1,000+ Mbps||300+ Mbps||30+ Mbps|
of people living in Warrington can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds
of Warrington residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service
Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband
availability in Warrington
Poor Broadband Speeds
of Warrington is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps
|Year||Warrington Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||36.72 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||39.78% Faster|
|2019||49.49 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||61.57% Faster|
|2020||150.73 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||87.69% Faster|
|2021||84.58 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||28.05% Faster|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Warrington||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||15.90%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||20.55%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||23.59%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||10.80%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||22.01%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||7.14%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Warrington||833.15 Mbps||35.03—109.44 Mbps||45.86 Mbps||-|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||33.02—95.86 Mbps||45.54 Mbps||Slower|
|Birmingham||941.32 Mbps||29.29—107 Mbps||38.47 Mbps||Slower|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.52—89.6 Mbps||34.58 Mbps||Slower|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.2—40.46 Mbps||19.1 Mbps||Slower|
|Sheffield||932.42 Mbps||23.73—68.81 Mbps||32.06 Mbps||Slower|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.35—109.9 Mbps||42.28 Mbps||Slower|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.58—71.34 Mbps||32 Mbps||Slower|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.45—99.24 Mbps||37 Mbps||Slower|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.96—107.47 Mbps||38.02 Mbps||Slower|
|Position||City||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median||# Providers|
|1||Warrington||833.15 Mbps||35.03—109.44 Mbps||45.86 Mbps||10|
|2||Appleton||858.04 Mbps||31.9—93.16 Mbps||42.14 Mbps||10|
|3||Great Sankey||780.89 Mbps||26.16—67.02 Mbps||31.92 Mbps||10|
|4||Lymm||748.72 Mbps||15.29—43.78 Mbps||19.49 Mbps||9|
|5||Birchwood||778.35 Mbps||15.94—48.32 Mbps||16.55 Mbps||9|
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.
|Position||City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|1||Stockton Heath||330.04 Mbps||36.93—80.56 Mbps||54.01 Mbps||Faster|
|2||Warrington||833.15 Mbps||35.03—109.44 Mbps||45.86 Mbps||-|
|3||Appleton||858.04 Mbps||31.9—93.16 Mbps||42.14 Mbps||Slower|
|4||Grappenhall and Thelwall||364.44 Mbps||26.72—164.74 Mbps||36.94 Mbps||Slower|
We analysed the results of people in Warrington testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Warrington ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Warrington 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 Warrington's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.64% were fast, 23.13% slow, and 37.23% broadly the same.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 21:19:50||3||2 mins||25.12 Mbps||23.66 Mbps|
|BT||18 Jan 2022 20:40:24||2||16 mins||36.16 Mbps||36.5 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 20:35:23||2||60 secs||16.51 Mbps||25.7 Mbps||Improved|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 20:29:46||3||2 mins||11.5 Mbps||302.62 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||18 Jan 2022 19:07:35||2||12 mins||41.29 Mbps||50.34 Mbps||Improved|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 18:49:46||2||36 secs||79.57 Mbps||48.64 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 16:54:11||2||3 mins||30.4 Mbps||15.28 Mbps||Needs help|
|EE||18 Jan 2022 15:49:08||4||8 mins||34.05 Mbps||24.24 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 11:10:00||2||32 secs||6.95 Mbps||7.9 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Plusnet||18 Jan 2022 09:50:35||2||52 secs||5.32 Mbps||7.17 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 03:26:08||3||58 secs||59.59 Mbps||63.33 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||17 Jan 2022 23:35:39||2||92 secs||30.56 Mbps||30.1 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 22:52:41||2||32 secs||146.34 Mbps||231.1 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 22:41:27||2||17 secs||2.58 Mbps||1.28 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||17 Jan 2022 20:59:40||2||6 mins||32.41 Mbps||295.54 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||17 Jan 2022 20:54:49||2||95 secs||46.06 Mbps||50.81 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||17 Jan 2022 20:49:14||3||103 secs||36.12 Mbps||31.22 Mbps||Needs help|
|BT||17 Jan 2022 20:40:24||2||2 mins||35.28 Mbps||36.48 Mbps|
|BT||17 Jan 2022 19:54:47||2||20 mins||27.66 Mbps||32.36 Mbps||Improved|
|Sky Broadband||17 Jan 2022 19:35:02||2||15 mins||0.11 Mbps||3.05 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|#||Provider Name||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range|
|1||CIX||486.07 Mbps||476.44—479.25 Mbps|
|2||Virgin Media||777.78 Mbps||68.14—228.14 Mbps|
|3||BT||833.15 Mbps||36.02—73.48 Mbps|
|4||Vodafone||815.81 Mbps||32.24—62.34 Mbps|
|5||EE||344 Mbps||29.6—58.29 Mbps|
|6||TalkTalk||304.37 Mbps||22.37—56.84 Mbps|
|7||Sky Broadband||421.73 Mbps||26.44—60.52 Mbps|
|8||Zen Internet||73.05 Mbps||5.25—34.58 Mbps|
|9||Plusnet||74.13 Mbps||15.96—34.51 Mbps|
|10||Shell Energy||66.8 Mbps||5.83—30.31 Mbps|
Warrington has 10 ISPs tested by its 209,547 residents.
CIX is the fastest broadband provider in Warrington with 486.07 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 476.44—479.25 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Warrington is CIX, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 476.44 to 479.25 Mbps.
Users in Warrington see an average internet speed of 35.03 up to 408 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 833.15 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Warrington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 777.78 Mbps.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Warrington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 421.73 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Warrington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 833.15 Mbps.
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 31 of Warrington's postcodes.
The broadband provider with the most users in Warrington is Virgin Media.
Author: Thomas Buck
Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper
Published: 10 Nov 2019
Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022