Broadband Statistics for Wigan, Wigan
Broadband Providers15
Fastest Speed1196.6 Mbps
Average Speed41.38 Mbps
Fastest ProviderZen Internet

Wigan Broadband Options

Wigan residents have run speed tests on 15 broadband providers. This number is 149.58% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 921.14 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 48.26—176.4 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 41.38 Mbps, which is 12.91% above the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0.12% above the average of 41.33 Mbps in Wigan. Internet speeds in Wigan are typically faster than Shevington. Nearby cities include Shevington with speeds 1.02—9.12 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • B4RN in Wigan
    44.89 — 359.36 Mbps
    939.37 Mbps
    177.45 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Wigan
    48.26 — 176.4 Mbps
    921.14 Mbps
    75.03 Mbps
  • BT in Wigan
    30.73 — 92.99 Mbps
    814.54 Mbps
    42.87 Mbps
  • Glide in Wigan
    26.41 — 93.13 Mbps
    98.14 Mbps
    36.22 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Wigan
    23.74 — 53.03 Mbps
    295.82 Mbps
    30.67 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Wigan
    22.41 — 52.52 Mbps
    485.54 Mbps
    28.11 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Wigan
    22.28 — 52.28 Mbps
    690.21 Mbps
    26.69 Mbps
  • EE in Wigan
    18.95 — 53.52 Mbps
    239.72 Mbps
    28.23 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Wigan
    18.52 — 36.83 Mbps
    1196.6 Mbps
    36.04 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Wigan
    16.04 — 41.68 Mbps
    74.29 Mbps
    19.34 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Wigan
    9.26 — 26.64 Mbps
    65 Mbps
    12.04 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Wigan
    7.36 — 28.29 Mbps
    73.13 Mbps
    9.79 Mbps
  • Boundless Networks
    5.8 — 18.81 Mbps
    33.17 Mbps
    7.57 Mbps
  • KCOM in Wigan
    1.78 — 24.91 Mbps
    65.84 Mbps
    4.14 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    0.82 — 4.01 Mbps
    13.28 Mbps
    1.06 Mbps

Broadband in Wigan

16th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Wigan

1196.6 Mbps

Wigan's fastest speed

30.33—105.89 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wigan residents

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Wigan Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Wigan1196.6 Mbps30.33—105.89 Mbps41.38 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 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 Mbps30.33—105.89 Mbps41.38 Mbps-
2Shevington78.32 Mbps1.02—9.12 Mbps2.45 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, 43% were fast, 25.56% slow, and 31.44% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 23:37:57351 secs0.31 Mbps15.6 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:55:48381 secs20.35 Mbps115.6 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:03:20521 mins42.93 Mbps16.18 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:56:41294 secs13.96 Mbps4.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:39:08218 mins137.33 Mbps148.15 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 21:42:44229 secs30.44 Mbps32.32 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:20:57259 secs0.43 Mbps0.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:10:3823 mins211.22 Mbps208.08 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:09:23391 secs62.33 Mbps131.11 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 21:01:322108 secs28.15 Mbps27.06 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:31:58227 secs55.8 Mbps57.09 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:17:302104 secs2.18 Mbps2.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 19:48:5147 mins71.14 Mbps71.76 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:22:48514 mins3.21 Mbps12.69 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:29:4322 mins68.06 Mbps70.73 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 18:52:35296 secs4.04 Mbps4.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jul 2021 18:43:47224 secs69.14 Mbps106.31 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 18:07:52226 secs48.1 Mbps42.91 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:05:3522 mins161.18 Mbps179.16 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:44:00162 mins25.55 Mbps52.27 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wigan

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1B4RN939.37 Mbps44.89—359.36 Mbps
2BT814.54 Mbps30.73—92.99 Mbps
3Virgin Media921.14 Mbps48.26—176.4 Mbps
4Zen Internet1196.6 Mbps18.52—36.83 Mbps
5Glide98.14 Mbps26.41—93.13 Mbps
6TalkTalk485.54 Mbps22.41—52.52 Mbps
7Sky Broadband295.82 Mbps23.74—53.03 Mbps
8EE239.72 Mbps18.95—53.52 Mbps
9Vodafone690.21 Mbps22.28—52.28 Mbps
10Plusnet74.29 Mbps16.04—41.68 Mbps
11Origin Broadband65 Mbps9.26—26.64 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband73.13 Mbps7.36—28.29 Mbps
13KCOM65.84 Mbps1.78—24.91 Mbps
14Boundless Networks33.17 Mbps5.8—18.81 Mbps
15O2 Broadband13.28 Mbps0.82—4.01 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

How many broadband providers in Wigan are there?
Wigan has 15 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 18.52—36.83 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 30.33 up to 411 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 921.14 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 295.82 Mbps.
Is BT available in Wigan?
Broadband service from BT is available in Wigan, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 814.54 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Wigan?
The broadband provider with the most users in Wigan is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021