Wigan Broadband Options

Wigan
Wigan residents have run speed tests on 14 providers. This number is 138.50% above the United Kingdom average of 5.87 providers. ISPs available in Wigan include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Wigan is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 536.31 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 29.35—107.36 Mbps. Wigan's fastest provider is B4RN, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 659.35 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Wigan is 23.97 Mbps, which is 0.75% below the The United Kingdom national average of 24.15 Mbps, and 0.17% above the average of 23.93 Mbps in Wigan. Internet speeds in Wigan are typically faster than Shevington. Nearby cities include Shevington with speeds 5.29—39.92 Mbps.

Providers

  • B4RN in Wigan
    29.71—271.22
    659.35
    29.71
  • Virgin Media in Wigan
    29.35—107.36
    536.31
    42.42
  • BT in Wigan
    17.14—48.61
    426.21
    25.55
  • KCOM in Wigan
    14.84—51.18
    67.79
    16.61
  • Vodafone in Wigan
    16.31—36.56
    204.08
    20.77
  • EE in Wigan
    14.47—39.17
    131.61
    19.83
  • Sky Broadband in Wigan
    11.58—34.44
    135.89
    15.86
  • TalkTalk in Wigan
    10.65—34.39
    109.84
    15.17
  • Plusnet in Wigan
    10.51—32.63
    73.83
    14.04
  • Boundless Networks
    10.44—29.04
    48.92
    11.49
  • Zen Internet in Wigan
    3.73—40.42
    68.02
    15.28
  • Post Office Broadband in Wigan
    6.49—25.47
    69.77
    8.99
  • Origin Broadband in Wigan
    6.67—19.99
    72.69
    9.12
  • O2 Broadband
    2.66—6.91
    30.08
    3.85

Internet in Wigan

473rd

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Wigan

659.35 Mbps

Wigan's fastest speed

16.67—62.29 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wigan residents

Wigan Competitive Speed Map

How Wigan Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London2164.97 Mbps19.83—72.68 Mbps31.14 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.83—68.75 Mbps24.7 MbpsFaster
Wigan659.35 Mbps16.67—62.29 Mbps23.97 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.39—52.35 Mbps18.01 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.65—61.32 Mbps21.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.08—45.7 Mbps18.76 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.58—70.13 Mbps23.47 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.91—37.61 Mbps11.35 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.74—66.76 Mbps23.13 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.23—77.83 Mbps22.81 MbpsSlower

Wigan Over Time



How Wigan Compares for Internet Speed in Wigan

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Wigan659.35 Mbps16.67—62.29 Mbps23.97 Mbps-
2Shevington169.14 Mbps5.29—39.92 Mbps7.77 MbpsSlower

Wigan Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wigan test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wigan ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Wigan 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 Wigan's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 46.08% were fast, 27.48% slow, and 26.43% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 20:24:38467 mins17.89 Mbps22.4 MbpsImproved
Plusnet03 Aug 2020 21:28:11225 secs33.86 Mbps34.78 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 21:21:44256 secs12.2 Mbps10.06 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 20:00:13443 mins0.61 Mbps0.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk03 Aug 2020 20:00:42228 mins61.39 Mbps51.36 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 20:21:54299 secs0.12 Mbps12.21 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 20:20:17347 secs47.31 Mbps44.11 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 20:09:2823 mins0.42 Mbps0.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 20:09:36226 secs8.77 Mbps8.05 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 17:02:12334 secs17.55 Mbps19.33 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 16:22:3333 mins1 Mbps12.42 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 15:14:5544 mins26.67 Mbps24.49 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2020 13:12:13317 mins109.17 Mbps76.88 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media03 Aug 2020 12:03:21227 mins1.63 Mbps86.88 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2020 10:55:14628 mins11.21 Mbps49.02 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Aug 2020 10:49:35212 mins310.54 Mbps319.73 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2020 09:05:38278 secs11 Mbps15.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Aug 2020 07:56:1434 mins2.77 Mbps6.07 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband02 Aug 2020 21:30:53550 mins1.22 Mbps1.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband02 Aug 2020 21:58:19289 secs1.51 Mbps2.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wigan

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1B4RN659.35 Mbps29.71—271.22 Mbps
2Virgin Media536.31 Mbps29.35—107.36 Mbps
3Zen Internet68.02 Mbps3.73—40.42 Mbps
4BT426.21 Mbps17.14—48.61 Mbps
5KCOM67.79 Mbps14.84—51.18 Mbps
6Vodafone204.08 Mbps16.31—36.56 Mbps
7EE131.61 Mbps14.47—39.17 Mbps
8TalkTalk109.84 Mbps10.65—34.39 Mbps
9Sky Broadband135.89 Mbps11.58—34.44 Mbps
10Plusnet73.83 Mbps10.51—32.63 Mbps
11Boundless Networks48.92 Mbps10.44—29.04 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband69.77 Mbps6.49—25.47 Mbps
13Origin Broadband72.69 Mbps6.67—19.99 Mbps
14O2 Broadband30.08 Mbps2.66—6.91 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Wigan

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Atherton39.013.63%16.43%35.96%9.53%3.08%
Golborne40.012.54%16.73%36.62%6.77%2.92%
Hindley39.010.79%20.79%36.07%10.67%2.56%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wigan

Wigan has 14 ISPs tested by its 326,088 residents.
B4RN is the fastest provider in Wigan with 659.35 Mbps, and an average speed range of 29.71—271.22 Mbps.
The best provider in Wigan in B4RN, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 29.71 to 271.22 Mbps.
Users in Wigan see an average internet speed of 16.67 up to 621 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 659.35 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 536.31 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 135.89 Mbps.
BT is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 426.21 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Wigan is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2020