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Broadband Providers in Wokingham

Broadband Providers available in Wokingham include BT, Virgin Media, and Plusnet. Wokingham's fastest provider is Virgin Media, with a median speed of 187 Mbps. The most popular provider in Wokingham is BT. The average broadband speed in Wokingham in 2022 is 100 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 51 Mbps.

 

Wokingham Broadband Statistics

Wokingham is among the top 10 for fibre access out of all medium-sized towns in the South East, and is among the top 50 best medium-sized towns in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 79% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 81% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Wokingham's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Wokingham postcodes like RG40 and RG41. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 50.93 Mbps median internet speed in Wokingham, which is 38% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Wokingham increased access to Gigabit speeds by 79 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring medium-sized towns like Thatcham (gained 78 percentate points), Newbury (gained 60 percentate points), and East Grinstead (gained 53 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Wokingham is dramatically faster than Winnersh (128% slower).

Local broadband speeds over time

The median broadband speed in Wokingham has increased by 47% over the last five years.

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Local broadband speeds in context

As of 2022, the median broadband speed in Wokingham is 24% higher than the South East and 28% higher than the UK overall.

Wokingham51 Mbps
South East39 Mbps
United Kingdom37 Mbps

Wokingham 2022 Broadband Scorecard

27th lowest fibre access

Medium-Sized Towns, South East

24% above regional broadband speed

South East

28% above national broadband speed

UK Overall

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Overall Performance
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BT Logo
70 /100
6.0 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
7,361 Speed Tests
776 reviews
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Fastest median speed
 
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Virgin Media Logo
69 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
Average
 
3,591 Speed Tests
1502 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
54 /100
6.20 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
1,108 Speed Tests
442 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
954 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
60 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
About average
Average
 
462 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
31 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
26 Speed Tests
395 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
67 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
12 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.60 /10
Hyperoptic
Above average
Above Average
 
4 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Andrews & Arnold Logo
73 /100
10 /10
Andrews & Arnold
Above average
Above Average
 
3 Speed Tests
10 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Wokingham

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Wokingham area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202179.45%81.02%98.37%
20200.24%81.03%98.06%
20190.37%75.94%99.13%
20180.05%84.42%98.69%
20170.05%80.01%97.80%
20160.00%0.03%97.43%

Map of Wokingham's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

79.45%

of people living in Wokingham can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds

81.02%

of Wokingham residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

98.37%

availability in Wokingham

Poor Broadband Speeds

1.30%

of Wokingham is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Wokingham Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Wokingham

YearWokingham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201835.86 Mbps26.27 Mbps36.51% Faster
201936.21 Mbps30.63 Mbps18.22% Faster
2020103.13 Mbps80.31 Mbps28.41% Faster
2021100.44 Mbps66.05 Mbps52.07% Faster

Wokingham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWokinghamUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps21.01%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.47%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.55%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps12.33%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps13.51%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps9.13%3.60%

How Wokingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Wokingham920.72 Mbps38.69—148.43 Mbps50.93 Mbps-
Greater London5794.21 Mbps32.96—95.6 Mbps45.49 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.26—106.92 Mbps38.41 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.5—89.41 Mbps34.55 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.34—40.87 Mbps19.3 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.67—68.69 Mbps32.02 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.28—109.85 Mbps42.19 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.52—71.3 Mbps31.97 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.38—98.99 Mbps36.93 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.95—107.42 Mbps38 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Wokingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Arborfield and Newland936.33 Mbps38.17—140.69 Mbps54.44 Mbps14
2Wokingham920.72 Mbps38.69—148.43 Mbps50.93 Mbps11
3Woodley934.99 Mbps36.41—206.08 Mbps50.78 Mbps14
4Earley938.68 Mbps35.88—108.66 Mbps50.7 Mbps10
5Remenham913.35 Mbps33.54—72.99 Mbps40.45 Mbps14
6Ruscombe924.04 Mbps30.1—97.87 Mbps37.38 Mbps11
7Shinfield293.37 Mbps28.83—30.7 Mbps30.08 Mbps7

Wokingham 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 Wokingham Compares for Internet Speed in Wokingham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Sonning260.69 Mbps111.11—259.33 Mbps256.69 MbpsFaster
2Arborfield and Newland936.33 Mbps38.17—140.69 Mbps54.44 MbpsFaster
3Wokingham920.72 Mbps38.69—148.43 Mbps50.93 Mbps-
4Woodley934.99 Mbps36.41—206.08 Mbps50.78 MbpsSlower
5Earley938.68 Mbps35.88—108.66 Mbps50.7 MbpsSlower

Wokingham Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wokingham testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wokingham ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Wokingham 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 Wokingham's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 52.08% were fast, 20.83% slow, and 27.08% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet14 Jan 2022 14:54:56377 secs43.55 Mbps42.71 Mbps
Plusnet13 Jan 2022 18:41:44225 secs43.53 Mbps43.59 Mbps
Plusnet13 Jan 2022 15:57:4077 mins43.95 Mbps43.58 Mbps
Plusnet12 Jan 2022 16:51:441745 mins46.52 Mbps44.2 Mbps
Plusnet12 Jan 2022 15:44:321121 mins37.75 Mbps46.58 MbpsImproved
Plusnet12 Jan 2022 08:54:361078 mins44.74 Mbps37.74 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet11 Jan 2022 15:51:1968 mins22.35 Mbps37.3 MbpsImproved
Plusnet11 Jan 2022 10:19:04215 mins16.2 Mbps23.95 MbpsImproved
Vodafone09 Jan 2022 00:38:17423 mins1.92 Mbps9.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone03 Jan 2022 17:44:1823 mins52.86 Mbps44.43 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone02 Jan 2022 16:59:39239 secs59 Mbps62.03 Mbps
Vodafone31 Dec 2021 01:32:39239 secs49.19 Mbps57.63 MbpsImproved
Plusnet29 Dec 2021 19:06:1447 mins0.63 Mbps3.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone29 Dec 2021 17:00:47244 secs0.89 Mbps2.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet15 Dec 2021 20:55:52385 secs0.22 Mbps0.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet13 Dec 2021 13:10:01328 mins12.07 Mbps37.31 MbpsImproved
Vodafone13 Dec 2021 09:41:4724 mins14.2 Mbps18.75 MbpsImproved
Vodafone12 Dec 2021 23:01:46225 secs12.2 Mbps20.84 MbpsImproved
Vodafone09 Dec 2021 12:38:02259 secs70.28 Mbps69.43 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wokingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media920.72 Mbps96.04—372.19 Mbps
2Hyperoptic169.34 Mbps19.99—84.33 Mbps
3TalkTalk447.75 Mbps36.74—93.89 Mbps
4BT885.04 Mbps38.78—89.53 Mbps
5Zen Internet74.56 Mbps54.25—70.71 Mbps
6KCOM74.01 Mbps57.59—68.76 Mbps
7Andrews & Arnold64.86 Mbps27.09—58.1 Mbps
8Vodafone75.58 Mbps25.99—58.13 Mbps
9Plusnet74.23 Mbps13.05—41.77 Mbps
10EE64.01 Mbps6.96—34.64 Mbps
11Shell Energy36.79 Mbps11—23.43 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wokingham

How many broadband providers in Wokingham are there?

Wokingham has 11 ISPs tested by its 34,431 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Wokingham?

Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Wokingham with 920.72 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 96.04—372.19 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Wokingham?

The best internet provider in Wokingham is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 96.04 to 372.19 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Wokingham?

Users in Wokingham see an average internet speed of 38.69 up to 198 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 920.72 Mbps.

Is BT available in Wokingham?

Broadband service from BT is available in Wokingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 885.04 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Wokingham?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wokingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 920.72 Mbps.

Is Plusnet available in Wokingham?

Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Wokingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.23 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Wokingham?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 87 of Wokingham's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Wokingham?

The broadband provider with the most users in Wokingham is BT.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2022

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