Broadband Statistics for Wigan, Wigan
Broadband Providers17
Fastest Speed1196.6 Mbps
Median Speed41.77 Mbps
Fastest ProviderZen Internet

Broadband Providers in Wigan

Wigan is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 81 Mbps in 2021. This is 22.63% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Wigan have run speed tests on 17 broadband providers. This number is 177.32% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Wigan include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Wigan is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 931.89 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 49.94—179.71 Mbps.

Wigan's fastest provider is Zen Internet, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1196.6 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Wigan is 41.77 Mbps, which is 12.89% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.07% above the average of 41.74 Mbps in Wigan.

Internet speeds in Wigan are typically faster than Shevington. Nearby locations include Shevington with speeds 1.02—16.01 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Wigan includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in WN2, WN7, WN5, WA3, and WN3.

Broadband Providers

  • B4RN in Wigan
    1 Review
    177.45 Mbps

    B4RN's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 44.89 to 359.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 939.37 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 7 speed tests on B4RN Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Wigan
    808 Reviews
    75.71 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 49.94 to 179.71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 931.89 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 43,267 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Glide in Wigan
    6 Reviews
    49.11 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 29.81 to 95.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 98.14 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 49 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • BT in Wigan
    408 Reviews
    39.93 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 28.16 to 93.12 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 820.87 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 14,008 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Wigan
    492 Reviews
    32.11 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 25.41 to 56.32 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 445.4 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 22,958 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Wigan
    37 Reviews
    31.38 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 18.04 to 36.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,196.6 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 81 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Wigan
    220 Reviews
    30.44 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 24.67 to 55.3 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 485.54 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 4,442 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • EE in Wigan
    215 Reviews
    27.17 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 18.15 to 55.24 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 333.59 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 1,325 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Wigan
    133 Reviews
    27.05 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 22.67 to 53.44 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 690.21 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 2,754 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • FibreNest in Wigan
    Not enough reviews
    20.81 Mbps

    FibreNest's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 0 to 20.81 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 169.57 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 2 speed tests on FibreNest Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Wigan
    262 Reviews
    20.72 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 16.36 to 43.12 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.58 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 3,446 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Boundless Networks
    1 Review
    17.77 Mbps

    Boundless Networks's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 11.88 to 25.71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 49.18 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 42 speed tests on Boundless Networks Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Wigan
    Not enough reviews
    14.93 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 0 to 14.93 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 18.15 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 2 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Wigan
    19 Reviews
    12.66 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 9.26 to 29.1 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 65 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 31 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Wigan
    32 Reviews
    11.8 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 8.76 to 32.51 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.13 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 358 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    45 Reviews
    3.3 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wigan is 2.47 to 5 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 13.28 Mbps. Wigan residents have performed 32 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

Broadband in Wigan

1st

Best speed range city in Wigan

1196.6 Mbps

Wigan's fastest speed

31.4—106.97 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wigan residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Wigan

YearWigan AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201820.82 Mbps26.27 Mbps20.75% Slower
201925.04 Mbps30.63 Mbps18.25% Slower
202072.46 Mbps80.31 Mbps9.77% Slower
202181 Mbps66.05 Mbps22.63% Faster

Wigan Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWiganUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps29.32%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.04%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps21.35%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.36%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps14.17%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.77%2.33%

How Wigan Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Wigan1196.6 Mbps31.4—106.97 Mbps41.77 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsSlower

Wigan 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 Wigan Compares for Internet Speed in Wigan

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Wigan1196.6 Mbps31.4—106.97 Mbps41.77 Mbps-
2Shevington71.76 Mbps1.02—16.01 Mbps3.43 MbpsSlower

Wigan Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wigan testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wigan ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Wigan's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.41% were fast, 24.78% slow, and 34.82% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 23:02:11217 mins90.82 Mbps32.51 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 23:11:23233 secs13.84 Mbps6.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:43:55414 mins106.55 Mbps97.03 Mbps
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 21:59:3342 mins3.42 Mbps103.19 MbpsImproved
Shell Energy17 Oct 2021 20:35:01314 mins7.87 Mbps14.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:18:3442 mins12.14 Mbps135.89 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:18:38218 secs297.14 Mbps192.82 MbpsNeeds help
BT17 Oct 2021 19:56:5626 mins0.02 Mbps0.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:52:5432 mins8.75 Mbps285.73 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:24:3022 mins67.64 Mbps67.77 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 19:24:57362 secs43.37 Mbps44.81 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:48:05230 mins27.11 Mbps14.95 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 18:50:24273 secs21.21 Mbps26.5 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 18:12:0929 mins66.03 Mbps65.99 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:16:49237 secs10.04 Mbps8.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 17:29:3435 mins3.92 Mbps55.81 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:56:0932 mins86.36 Mbps89.19 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:54:16221 secs92.31 Mbps92.25 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 16:12:41214 secs15.37 Mbps24.83 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 15:46:3024 mins2.75 Mbps106.05 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wigan

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1B4RN939.37 Mbps44.89—359.36 Mbps
2BT820.87 Mbps28.16—93.12 Mbps
3Virgin Media931.89 Mbps49.94—179.71 Mbps
4FibreNest169.57 Mbps0—20.81 Mbps
5Zen Internet1196.6 Mbps18.04—36.9 Mbps
6Glide98.14 Mbps29.81—95.57 Mbps
7TalkTalk485.54 Mbps24.67—55.3 Mbps
8Sky Broadband445.4 Mbps25.41—56.32 Mbps
9EE333.59 Mbps18.15—55.24 Mbps
10Vodafone690.21 Mbps22.67—53.44 Mbps
11Plusnet74.58 Mbps16.36—43.12 Mbps
12Origin Broadband65 Mbps9.26—29.1 Mbps
13Boundless Networks49.18 Mbps11.88—25.71 Mbps
14KCOM65.84 Mbps1.21—25.08 Mbps
15Shell Energy73.13 Mbps8.76—32.51 Mbps
16Spitfire18.15 Mbps0—14.93 Mbps
17O2 Broadband13.28 Mbps2.47—5 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%

Wigan Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wigan

How many broadband providers in Wigan are there?
Wigan has 17 ISPs tested by its 326,088 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Wigan?
Zen Internet is the fastest broadband provider in Wigan with 1196.6 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 18.04—36.9 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Wigan?
The best internet provider in Wigan is B4RN, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 44.89 to 359.36 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Wigan?
Users in Wigan see an average internet speed of 31.4 up to 432 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1196.6 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Wigan?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 931.89 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Wigan?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 445.4 Mbps.
Is BT available in Wigan?
Broadband service from BT is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 820.87 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Wigan?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 231 of Wigan's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Wigan?
The broadband provider with the most users in Wigan is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021