Broadband Statistics for Wirral, Wirral
Broadband Providers15
Fastest Speed936.4 Mbps
Median Speed39.98 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Wirral

Wirral is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 64.62 Mbps in 2021. This is 2.17% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Wirral have run speed tests on 15 broadband providers. This number is 143.90% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 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 936.4 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 52.94—193.15 Mbps.

Wirral's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 936.4 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Wirral is 39.98 Mbps, which is 8.05% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 39.98 Mbps in Wirral.

Our research into internet speeds in Wirral includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in CH43, CH63, CH62, CH41, and CH45.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Wirral
    31 Reviews
    89.31 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 87.97 to 573.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 654.35 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 10 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Wirral
    825 Reviews
    72.4 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 52.94 to 193.15 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 936.4 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 35,233 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • BT in Wirral
    414 Reviews
    45.8 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 37.58 to 71.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 916.21 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 32,702 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Wirral
    39 Reviews
    45.55 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 36.56 to 68.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 614.65 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 215 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Wirral
    135 Reviews
    31.6 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 26.07 to 46.71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 512.39 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 636 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • EE in Wirral
    222 Reviews
    30.76 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 25.56 to 52.2 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 812.88 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 4,640 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Wirral
    497 Reviews
    28.79 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 21.25 to 56.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 506.71 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 26,609 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Wirral
    223 Reviews
    25.63 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 18.71 to 46.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 492.82 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 4,122 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Wirral
    267 Reviews
    22.22 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 17.34 to 54.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.78 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 8,393 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Glide in Wirral
    6 Reviews
    14.34 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 11.9 to 21.75 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 834.63 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 9 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Wirral
    19 Reviews
    12.35 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 11.74 to 17.02 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 60.33 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 12 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Wirral
    33 Reviews
    7.71 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 5.31 to 26.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.01 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 200 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Internet Central
    Not enough reviews
    6.61 Mbps

    Internet Central's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 0.82 to 17.03 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 59.38 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 6 speed tests on Internet Central Broadband.

  • CIX in Wirral
    1 Review
    6.6 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Wirral is 6.45 to 7.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 52.05 Mbps. Wirral residents have performed 4 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

Broadband in Wirral

1st

Best speed range city in Wirral

936.4 Mbps

Wirral's fastest speed

30.53—89.25 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Wirral residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Wirral

YearWirral AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201816.65 Mbps26.27 Mbps36.62% Slower
201917.96 Mbps30.63 Mbps41.36% Slower
202072.89 Mbps80.31 Mbps9.24% Slower
202164.62 Mbps66.05 Mbps2.17% Slower

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Wirral936.4 Mbps30.53—89.25 Mbps39.98 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 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 
1Wirral936.4 Mbps30.53—89.25 Mbps39.98 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, 40.45% were fast, 24.73% slow, and 34.82% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 23:41:07911 mins61.16 Mbps61.76 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 23:43:03349 secs42.43 Mbps28.66 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 23:04:0122 mins21.99 Mbps18.61 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Oct 2021 22:00:38327 mins201.21 Mbps203.98 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 22:11:59314 mins0.62 Mbps0.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:50:27232 secs108.17 Mbps107.97 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:49:18314 mins62.4 Mbps8.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2021 20:58:49234 secs6.25 Mbps8.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:39:58212 mins0.89 Mbps154.56 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:23:59417 mins99.22 Mbps17.3 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Oct 2021 20:08:42211 secs54.2 Mbps57.71 Mbps
EE19 Oct 2021 20:05:4022 mins1.13 Mbps14.3 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:50:03238 secs13.52 Mbps13.36 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:09:00226 mins64.23 Mbps63.82 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:34:21219 secs10.55 Mbps14.6 MbpsImproved
Vodafone19 Oct 2021 19:27:4723 mins0.12 Mbps0.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:27:41241 secs6.81 Mbps8.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:20:5062 mins28.68 Mbps11.58 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet19 Oct 2021 19:15:18227 secs12.7 Mbps12.45 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 19:13:23361 secs27.44 Mbps27.78 Mbps

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 Media936.4 Mbps52.94—193.15 Mbps
4BT916.21 Mbps37.58—71.78 Mbps
5Zen Internet614.65 Mbps36.56—68.95 Mbps
6EE812.88 Mbps25.56—52.2 Mbps
7Sky Broadband506.71 Mbps21.25—56.8 Mbps
8TalkTalk492.82 Mbps18.71—46.56 Mbps
9Vodafone512.39 Mbps26.07—46.71 Mbps
10Plusnet74.78 Mbps17.34—54.98 Mbps
11CIX52.05 Mbps6.45—7.36 Mbps
12Origin Broadband60.33 Mbps11.74—17.02 Mbps
13Internet Central59.38 Mbps0.82—17.03 Mbps
14Shell Energy74.01 Mbps5.31—26.01 Mbps
15KCOM53.43 Mbps7.37—18.94 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%

Wirral Broadband Speed Map

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?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Wirral with 936.4 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 52.94—193.15 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 30.53 up to 631 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 936.4 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 936.4 Mbps.
Is BT available in Wirral?
Broadband service from BT is available in Wirral, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 916.21 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 506.71 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Wirral?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 4130 of Wirral's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Wirral?
The broadband provider with the most users in Wirral is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021