Broadband Statistics for Wirral, Wirral
Broadband Providers15
Fastest Speed903.38 Mbps
Average Speed38.52 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in Wirral

Wirral residents have run speed tests on 15 broadband providers. This number is 153.38% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 internet service providers. ISPs available in Wirral include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Wirral is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 684.9 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 53.42—198.88 Mbps. Wirral's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 903.38 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Wirral is 38.52 Mbps, which is 3.80% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 38.52 Mbps in Wirral.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Wirral
    87.97 — 573.98 Mbps
    654.35 Mbps
    89.31 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Wirral
    53.42 — 198.88 Mbps
    684.9 Mbps
    71.32 Mbps
  • BT in Wirral
    36.06 — 70.13 Mbps
    903.38 Mbps
    44.51 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Wirral
    26.93 — 62.12 Mbps
    718.54 Mbps
    38.65 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Wirral
    27.76 — 41.78 Mbps
    193 Mbps
    31.97 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Wirral
    19.71 — 54.24 Mbps
    461.83 Mbps
    26.78 Mbps
  • EE in Wirral
    23.96 — 41.59 Mbps
    812.88 Mbps
    30.34 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Wirral
    16.63 — 54.15 Mbps
    74.78 Mbps
    21.7 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Wirral
    17.78 — 44.96 Mbps
    492.82 Mbps
    24.09 Mbps
  • Glide in Wirral
    11.9 — 21.75 Mbps
    834.63 Mbps
    14.34 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Wirral
    6.53 — 31.8 Mbps
    74.01 Mbps
    8.49 Mbps
  • Internet Central
    6.61 — 17.93 Mbps
    59.38 Mbps
    17.03 Mbps
  • KCOM in Wirral
    4.92 — 19.28 Mbps
    93.63 Mbps
    8.33 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Wirral
    6.42 — 12.35 Mbps
    60.33 Mbps
    6.46 Mbps
  • CIX in Wirral
    0 — 6.45 Mbps
    6.6 Mbps
    6.45 Mbps

Broadband in Wirral

572nd

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Wirral

903.38 Mbps

Wirral's fastest speed

29.91—83.76 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wirral residents

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Wirral Broadband Speed Map

Wirral Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWirralUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps34.61%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps25.03%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.80%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.81%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.95%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.81%2.33%

How Wirral Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps35.65—93.94 Mbps48.29 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.89—109.32 Mbps41.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.54—109.42 Mbps44.28 MbpsFaster
Wirral903.38 Mbps29.91—83.76 Mbps38.52 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.66—99.25 Mbps36.98 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.43—89.32 Mbps32.35 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—52.99 Mbps28.11 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.98—66.21 Mbps30.98 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.69 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.16—92.6 Mbps35.92 MbpsSlower

Wirral 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 Wirral Compares for Internet Speed in Wirral

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Wirral903.38 Mbps29.91—83.76 Mbps38.52 Mbps-

Wirral Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wirral testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wirral ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Wirral 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 Wirral's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.4% were fast, 24.73% slow, and 33.87% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT03 Aug 2021 23:55:0922 mins44.22 Mbps44.95 Mbps
Plusnet03 Aug 2021 21:37:49233 secs18.21 Mbps26 MbpsImproved
BT03 Aug 2021 20:59:49324 mins40.15 Mbps49.39 MbpsImproved
Vodafone03 Aug 2021 21:11:5134 mins20.58 Mbps27.13 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 21:01:0425 mins10.21 Mbps10.52 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 21:03:30237 secs2.38 Mbps6.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Aug 2021 20:40:35322 mins19.98 Mbps19.97 Mbps
BT03 Aug 2021 20:54:3934 mins57.17 Mbps3.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 20:48:1824 mins8.84 Mbps7.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 20:35:20369 secs8.24 Mbps9.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 20:18:04412 mins39.94 Mbps62.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 19:58:37426 mins191.36 Mbps200.55 Mbps
TalkTalk03 Aug 2021 19:52:48258 secs58.87 Mbps60.65 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 19:43:45358 secs82.65 Mbps82.6 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Aug 2021 19:41:33228 secs9.23 Mbps17.43 MbpsImproved
BT03 Aug 2021 18:42:17554 mins20.08 Mbps19.9 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 19:30:27251 secs14.28 Mbps15.05 Mbps
Plusnet03 Aug 2021 19:27:18382 secs4.63 Mbps5.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 19:22:493107 secs55.18 Mbps55.02 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Aug 2021 19:16:1826 mins69.32 Mbps30.51 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wirral

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic654.35 Mbps87.97—573.98 Mbps
2Glide834.63 Mbps11.9—21.75 Mbps
3Virgin Media684.9 Mbps53.42—198.88 Mbps
4BT903.38 Mbps36.06—70.13 Mbps
5Zen Internet718.54 Mbps26.93—62.12 Mbps
6EE812.88 Mbps23.96—41.59 Mbps
7Sky Broadband461.83 Mbps19.71—54.24 Mbps
8TalkTalk492.82 Mbps17.78—44.96 Mbps
9Vodafone193 Mbps27.76—41.78 Mbps
10Plusnet74.78 Mbps16.63—54.15 Mbps
11Internet Central59.38 Mbps6.61—17.93 Mbps
12KCOM93.63 Mbps4.92—19.28 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband74.01 Mbps6.53—31.8 Mbps
14Origin Broadband60.33 Mbps6.42—12.35 Mbps
15CIX6.6 Mbps0—6.45 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Wirral

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Birkenhead33.028.59%5.21%19.88%21.68%2.15%
Wallasey46.011.93%1.09%39.68%15.97%4.43%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wirral

How many broadband providers in Wirral are there?
Wirral has 15 ISPs tested by its 323,235 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Wirral?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Wirral with 903.38 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 36.06—70.13 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Wirral?
The best internet provider in Wirral is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 87.97 to 573.98 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Wirral?
Users in Wirral see an average internet speed of 29.91 up to 645 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 903.38 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Wirral?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wirral, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 684.9 Mbps.
Is BT available in Wirral?
Broadband service from BT is available in Wirral, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 903.38 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Wirral?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Wirral, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 461.83 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Wirral?
The broadband provider with the most users in Wirral is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2021