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Broadband Providers in Warrington

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 Broadband Statistics

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).

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Broadband Providers

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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
17,843 Speed Tests
1516 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
11,249 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
6.0 /10
Above average
8,266 Speed Tests
778 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
1,552 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
59 /100
5.50 /10
About average
888 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
About average
Above Average
440 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
318 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
79 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
4 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.70 /10
About average
Above Average
3 Speed Tests
2 reviews

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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Warrington

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Warrington

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.

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Map of Warrington's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


of people living in Warrington can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast 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

Warrington Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Warrington

YearWarrington AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201836.72 Mbps26.27 Mbps39.78% Faster
201949.49 Mbps30.63 Mbps61.57% Faster
2020150.73 Mbps80.31 Mbps87.69% Faster
202184.58 Mbps66.05 Mbps28.05% Faster

Warrington Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWarringtonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps15.90%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps20.55%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.59%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.80%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps22.01%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps7.14%3.60%

How Warrington Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Warrington833.15 Mbps35.03—109.44 Mbps45.86 Mbps-
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.02—95.86 Mbps45.54 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—107 Mbps38.47 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.6 Mbps34.58 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.73—68.81 Mbps32.06 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.35—109.9 Mbps42.28 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.58—71.34 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.45—99.24 Mbps37 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.47 Mbps38.02 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Warrington

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Warrington833.15 Mbps35.03—109.44 Mbps45.86 Mbps10
2Appleton858.04 Mbps31.9—93.16 Mbps42.14 Mbps10
3Great Sankey780.89 Mbps26.16—67.02 Mbps31.92 Mbps10
4Lymm748.72 Mbps15.29—43.78 Mbps19.49 Mbps9
5Birchwood778.35 Mbps15.94—48.32 Mbps16.55 Mbps9

Warrington 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 Warrington Compares for Internet Speed in Warrington

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Stockton Heath330.04 Mbps36.93—80.56 Mbps54.01 MbpsFaster
2Warrington833.15 Mbps35.03—109.44 Mbps45.86 Mbps-
3Appleton858.04 Mbps31.9—93.16 Mbps42.14 MbpsSlower
4Grappenhall and Thelwall364.44 Mbps26.72—164.74 Mbps36.94 MbpsSlower

Warrington Internet Speed Test Results

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.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 21:19:5032 mins25.12 Mbps23.66 Mbps
BT18 Jan 2022 20:40:24216 mins36.16 Mbps36.5 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 20:35:23260 secs16.51 Mbps25.7 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 20:29:4632 mins11.5 Mbps302.62 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2022 19:07:35212 mins41.29 Mbps50.34 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 18:49:46236 secs79.57 Mbps48.64 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 16:54:1123 mins30.4 Mbps15.28 MbpsNeeds help
EE18 Jan 2022 15:49:0848 mins34.05 Mbps24.24 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 11:10:00232 secs6.95 Mbps7.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet18 Jan 2022 09:50:35252 secs5.32 Mbps7.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 03:26:08358 secs59.59 Mbps63.33 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Jan 2022 23:35:39292 secs30.56 Mbps30.1 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 22:52:41232 secs146.34 Mbps231.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 22:41:27217 secs2.58 Mbps1.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Jan 2022 20:59:4026 mins32.41 Mbps295.54 MbpsImproved
BT17 Jan 2022 20:54:49295 secs46.06 Mbps50.81 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Jan 2022 20:49:143103 secs36.12 Mbps31.22 MbpsNeeds help
BT17 Jan 2022 20:40:2422 mins35.28 Mbps36.48 Mbps
BT17 Jan 2022 19:54:47220 mins27.66 Mbps32.36 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Jan 2022 19:35:02215 mins0.11 Mbps3.05 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Warrington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1CIX486.07 Mbps476.44—479.25 Mbps
2Virgin Media777.78 Mbps68.14—228.14 Mbps
3BT833.15 Mbps36.02—73.48 Mbps
4Vodafone815.81 Mbps32.24—62.34 Mbps
5EE344 Mbps29.6—58.29 Mbps
6TalkTalk304.37 Mbps22.37—56.84 Mbps
7Sky Broadband421.73 Mbps26.44—60.52 Mbps
8Zen Internet73.05 Mbps5.25—34.58 Mbps
9Plusnet74.13 Mbps15.96—34.51 Mbps
10Shell Energy66.8 Mbps5.83—30.31 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Warrington

How many broadband providers in Warrington are there?

Warrington has 10 ISPs tested by its 209,547 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Warrington?

CIX is the fastest broadband provider in Warrington with 486.07 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 476.44—479.25 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Warrington?

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.

What is the average internet speed in Warrington?

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.

Is Virgin Media available in Warrington?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Warrington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 777.78 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Warrington?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Warrington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 421.73 Mbps.

Is BT available in Warrington?

Broadband service from BT is available in Warrington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 833.15 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Warrington?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 31 of Warrington's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Warrington?

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

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