Wigan Broadband Options

Wigan
Wigan residents have run speed tests on 15 providers. This number is 150.84% above the United Kingdom average of 5.98 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 645.41 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 34.53—120.76 Mbps. Wigan's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 645.41 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Wigan is 29.53 Mbps, which is 0.54% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.69 Mbps, and 0.14% above the average of 29.49 Mbps in Wigan. Internet speeds in Wigan are typically faster than Shevington. Nearby cities include Shevington with speeds 5.52—47.41 Mbps.

Providers

  • Virgin Media in Wigan
    34.53—120.76
    645.41
    50.36
  • B4RN in Wigan
    26.79—44.89
    275.84
    26.79
  • BT in Wigan
    21.88—51.96
    463.52
    30.78
  • Glide in Wigan
    21.87—44.53
    92.26
    24.71
  • Vodafone in Wigan
    19.13—39.7
    303.18
    23.03
  • Sky Broadband in Wigan
    15.23—45.14
    135.89
    20.78
  • Zen Internet in Wigan
    3.73—65.81
    525.39
    15.28
  • EE in Wigan
    15.14—40.92
    131.61
    21.44
  • TalkTalk in Wigan
    13.35—38.05
    109.84
    18.08
  • KCOM in Wigan
    14.84—31.96
    58.2
    16.61
  • Plusnet in Wigan
    11.12—33
    73.83
    14.92
  • Boundless Networks
    8.33—29.04
    33.22
    10.61
  • Post Office Broadband in Wigan
    8.78—27.15
    69.77
    10.71
  • Origin Broadband in Wigan
    6.67—19.65
    72.69
    8.98
  • O2 Broadband
    0.69—8
    30.08
    0.87

Internet in Wigan

595th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Wigan

645.41 Mbps

Wigan's fastest speed

20.73—74.15 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wigan residents

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Wigan Competitive Speed Map

How Wigan Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.94—83.37 Mbps37.11 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.98—95.21 Mbps29.95 MbpsFaster
Wigan645.41 Mbps20.73—74.15 Mbps29.53 Mbps-
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.71—75.55 Mbps29.03 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.63—64.35 Mbps21.79 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.23—65.34 Mbps24.48 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.49—53.25 Mbps21.96 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.49—92.12 Mbps28.94 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.49—48.76 Mbps13.77 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 MbpsSlower

Wigan Over Time



How Wigan Compares for Internet Speed in Wigan

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Wigan645.41 Mbps20.73—74.15 Mbps29.53 Mbps-
2Shevington169.14 Mbps5.52—47.41 Mbps8.84 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, 47.53% were fast, 27.31% slow, and 25.16% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT18 Jan 2021 23:36:18264 secs21 Mbps21.66 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 22:13:40215 mins28.92 Mbps29.99 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:21:2432 mins2.87 Mbps108.65 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2021 19:41:112786 mins3.87 Mbps7.81 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 21:00:16254 secs17.29 Mbps17.44 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:24:46214 secs0.94 Mbps1.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:52:41430 mins0.71 Mbps0.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:20:49382 secs32.61 Mbps41.67 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:16:1634 mins28.91 Mbps106.53 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2021 19:37:12325 mins11.22 Mbps38.58 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:43:13210 mins52.34 Mbps53.45 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:46:05238 secs2.73 Mbps4.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:45:46226 secs108.64 Mbps109.29 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:40:14226 secs31 Mbps72.89 MbpsImproved
Plusnet18 Jan 2021 19:24:08258 secs25.96 Mbps37.76 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:18:45227 secs20.89 Mbps20.17 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 18:59:26217 mins35.83 Mbps107.72 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:12:1423 mins9.54 Mbps13.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:05:5828 mins157.31 Mbps103.18 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet18 Jan 2021 18:46:20522 mins7.41 Mbps36.27 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wigan

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1B4RN275.84 Mbps26.79—44.89 Mbps
2Zen Internet525.39 Mbps3.73—65.81 Mbps
3Virgin Media645.41 Mbps34.53—120.76 Mbps
4Glide92.26 Mbps21.87—44.53 Mbps
5BT463.52 Mbps21.88—51.96 Mbps
6Vodafone303.18 Mbps19.13—39.7 Mbps
7Sky Broadband135.89 Mbps15.23—45.14 Mbps
8EE131.61 Mbps15.14—40.92 Mbps
9KCOM58.2 Mbps14.84—31.96 Mbps
10TalkTalk109.84 Mbps13.35—38.05 Mbps
11Plusnet73.83 Mbps11.12—33 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband69.77 Mbps8.78—27.15 Mbps
13Boundless Networks33.22 Mbps8.33—29.04 Mbps
14Origin Broadband72.69 Mbps6.67—19.65 Mbps
15O2 Broadband30.08 Mbps0.69—8 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.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Wigan with 645.41 Mbps, and an average speed range of 34.53—120.76 Mbps.
The best provider in Wigan in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 34.53 to 120.76 Mbps.
Users in Wigan see an average internet speed of 20.73 up to 494 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 645.41 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 645.41 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 463.52 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Wigan is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2021