Wigan Broadband Options

Wigan
Wigan 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 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 31.99—109.33 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 26.98 Mbps, which is 0.19% above the The United Kingdom national average of 26.93 Mbps, and 0.11% above the average of 26.95 Mbps in Wigan. Internet speeds in Wigan are typically faster than Shevington. Nearby cities include Shevington with speeds 5.62—44.92 Mbps.

Providers

  • B4RN in Wigan
    29.71—271.22
    659.35
    29.71
  • Virgin Media in Wigan
    31.99—109.33
    536.31
    46.58
  • BT in Wigan
    20.11—50.23
    426.21
    28.93
  • Glide in Wigan
    16.2—44.53
    92.26
    21.87
  • Vodafone in Wigan
    18.18—39.87
    204.08
    23.12
  • Zen Internet in Wigan
    3.73—65.81
    525.39
    15.28
  • KCOM in Wigan
    15.32—41.82
    58.59
    16.61
  • EE in Wigan
    14.84—39.6
    131.61
    20.19
  • Sky Broadband in Wigan
    13.82—40.31
    135.89
    18.72
  • TalkTalk in Wigan
    11.79—36.74
    109.84
    17.06
  • Plusnet in Wigan
    10.43—32.28
    73.83
    13.95
  • Boundless Networks
    10.44—29.04
    48.92
    11.49
  • Post Office Broadband in Wigan
    6.88—26.92
    69.77
    9.56
  • Origin Broadband in Wigan
    6.75—20.38
    72.69
    9.18
  • O2 Broadband
    0.69—5.67
    30.08
    0.88

Internet in Wigan

521st

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Wigan

659.35 Mbps

Wigan's fastest speed

18.81—68.49 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wigan residents

Wigan Competitive Speed Map

How Wigan Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.47—73.94 Mbps34.69 MbpsFaster
Wigan659.35 Mbps18.81—68.49 Mbps26.98 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.12—71.77 Mbps26.78 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.57—57.91 Mbps19.9 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.5—63.53 Mbps23.34 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.15—49.23 Mbps20.19 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.4—77.63 Mbps26.13 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.55—42.82 Mbps12.27 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.95—71.94 Mbps25.36 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.2—90.98 Mbps26.94 MbpsSlower

Wigan Over Time



How Wigan Compares for Internet Speed in Wigan

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Wigan659.35 Mbps18.81—68.49 Mbps26.98 Mbps-
2Shevington169.14 Mbps5.62—44.92 Mbps8.32 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, 46.45% were fast, 23.86% slow, and 29.7% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT22 Oct 2020 20:20:3636 mins52.68 Mbps51.59 Mbps
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 18:31:38431 mins1.55 Mbps3.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 10:34:05228 mins322.99 Mbps339.6 Mbps
TalkTalk22 Oct 2020 10:20:2123 mins51.37 Mbps55.07 Mbps
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 20:53:1432 mins10.83 Mbps39.62 MbpsImproved
BT21 Oct 2020 16:11:194113 secs1.5 Mbps0.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 10:28:59229 secs52.76 Mbps52.42 Mbps
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 07:50:17431 mins12.54 Mbps64.64 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk21 Oct 2020 07:56:28227 secs19.81 Mbps19.8 Mbps
EE20 Oct 2020 22:54:522106 secs1.6 Mbps0.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 20:03:06560 mins0.65 Mbps23.45 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Oct 2020 20:40:4325 mins9.56 Mbps8.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Oct 2020 19:35:07280 secs35.81 Mbps51.76 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 19:16:06311 mins3.19 Mbps2.21 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 16:05:031063 mins3.56 Mbps1.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 13:28:17224 secs163.79 Mbps178.32 Mbps
Post Office Broadband20 Oct 2020 07:04:47224 mins10.95 Mbps10.8 Mbps
BT19 Oct 2020 17:56:22229 secs46.75 Mbps47.59 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 06:33:56352 secs74.89 Mbps74.54 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 05:35:49212 mins20.07 Mbps46.06 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wigan

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1B4RN659.35 Mbps29.71—271.22 Mbps
2Zen Internet525.39 Mbps3.73—65.81 Mbps
3Virgin Media536.31 Mbps31.99—109.33 Mbps
4Glide92.26 Mbps16.2—44.53 Mbps
5BT426.21 Mbps20.11—50.23 Mbps
6KCOM58.59 Mbps15.32—41.82 Mbps
7Vodafone204.08 Mbps18.18—39.87 Mbps
8EE131.61 Mbps14.84—39.6 Mbps
9Sky Broadband135.89 Mbps13.82—40.31 Mbps
10TalkTalk109.84 Mbps11.79—36.74 Mbps
11Plusnet73.83 Mbps10.43—32.28 Mbps
12Boundless Networks48.92 Mbps10.44—29.04 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband69.77 Mbps6.88—26.92 Mbps
14Origin Broadband72.69 Mbps6.75—20.38 Mbps
15O2 Broadband30.08 Mbps0.69—5.67 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 15 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 18.81 up to 569 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: 22 Oct 2020