Virgin Media Broadband Internet and Services

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Virgin Media Broadband is a large internet provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 5284.34 Mbps from Virgin Media's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 52.55 to 203.35 Mbps. Virgin Media Broadband is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest broadband speeds range from 35.49 to 203.83 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Virgin Media Broadband serves, such as Ringway, Baulking, Frankley, Hexton, and Birkin, maximum internet speeds vary from 4.94 to 163.2 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 136.26 and 163.2 Mbps.

Virgin Media's Rankings Across The United Kingdom: Large Broadband Providers in 2020


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Virgin Media 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.

Virgin Media's Fastest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Bayston Hill606.29 Mbps451.49—592.73 Mbps553.26 Mbps
2Higham Ferrers892.06 Mbps109.02—519.84 Mbps415.07 Mbps
3Bardney377.93 Mbps358.21—373.73 Mbps366.23 Mbps
4Eastleigh484.88 Mbps230.76—444.7 Mbps351.1 Mbps
5Binfield530.05 Mbps329.17—370.84 Mbps346.67 Mbps

Virgin Media's Slowest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Portadown185.06 Mbps0.42—19.82 Mbps0.98 Mbps
2Bourton44.86 Mbps0.94—5.2 Mbps1 Mbps
3Bretby2.68 Mbps1.96—2.26 Mbps2.16 Mbps
4Keresley110.7 Mbps1.86—16.92 Mbps2.18 Mbps
5Thame38.73 Mbps1.02—9.52 Mbps2.35 Mbps

Virgin Media Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeVirgin MediaUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps15.13%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps16.30%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps15.15%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.90%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps39.61%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps6.91%2.33%

Virgin Media Growth and Broadband Performance History: Towns and Cities

Virgin Media Broadband in Regions and Counties

Virgin Media in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford937.25 Mbps53.68—209.82 Mbps
2Liverpool828.48 Mbps49.16—192.22 Mbps
3Edinburgh705.74 Mbps58.36—207.06 Mbps
4Bristol917.62 Mbps46.33—172.51 Mbps
5Barnet2779.64 Mbps65.4—201.59 Mbps
6Croydon938.14 Mbps62.42—212.95 Mbps
7Coventry930.79 Mbps44.94—128.28 Mbps
8Leicester855.66 Mbps45.58—145.4 Mbps
9Forest Gate936.23 Mbps36.81—135 Mbps
10Wakefield920.9 Mbps60.89—174.54 Mbps
11Ealing938.2 Mbps93.32—217.62 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester644.4 Mbps50.31—133.5 Mbps
13Enfield Town936.86 Mbps60.17—213.17 Mbps
14Bromley938.79 Mbps51.43—195.96 Mbps
15Nottingham917.57 Mbps24.21—54.94 Mbps
16Brent938.5 Mbps52.52—157.39 Mbps
17Sandwell934.67 Mbps44.4—194.32 Mbps
18Wandsworth939.19 Mbps51.34—156.7 Mbps
19Wigan645.41 Mbps45.76—170.62 Mbps
20Lambeth936.94 Mbps69.33—212.82 Mbps
21Wirral643.94 Mbps51.15—191.56 Mbps
22Dudley932.9 Mbps44.3—164.02 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets936.54 Mbps43.69—211.27 Mbps
24Southwark936.6 Mbps52.19—199.46 Mbps
25Doncaster749.6 Mbps55.69—214.6 Mbps
26Hillingdon945.28 Mbps58.84—207.19 Mbps
27Redbridge2368.75 Mbps53.38—206.56 Mbps
28Lewisham939.53 Mbps60.2—206.32 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne932.29 Mbps48.96—181.51 Mbps
30Stockport935.9 Mbps64.18—209.31 Mbps
31Brighton790.72 Mbps53.89—210.6 Mbps
32Greenwich913.93 Mbps49.79—210.13 Mbps
33Bolton838.12 Mbps59.78—210.39 Mbps
34Walsall931.97 Mbps46.26—202 Mbps
35Hackney930.5 Mbps67.29—193.05 Mbps
36Gillingham816.51 Mbps56.44—215.04 Mbps
37Sunderland844.3 Mbps50.6—209.62 Mbps
38Waltham Forest937.37 Mbps49.45—200.14 Mbps
39Belfast841.65 Mbps52.64—211.68 Mbps
40Hounslow940.26 Mbps63.04—212.01 Mbps
41Haringey933.98 Mbps66.59—212.32 Mbps
42Rotherham918.05 Mbps52.31—206.75 Mbps
43Plymouth657.95 Mbps55.7—208.24 Mbps
44Camden937.07 Mbps82.9—266.7 Mbps
45Wolverhampton934.9 Mbps43.95—159.67 Mbps
46Romford937.1 Mbps53.18—212.86 Mbps
47Derby864.85 Mbps44.38—190.22 Mbps
48Stoke-on-Trent880.65 Mbps56.81—208.92 Mbps
49London5284.34 Mbps55.32—215.24 Mbps
50Salford929.15 Mbps44.29—146.48 Mbps
51Southampton937.33 Mbps44.81—188.43 Mbps
52Harrow939.05 Mbps61.58—212.63 Mbps
53Bexley937.39 Mbps63.69—203.92 Mbps
54Barnsley650.32 Mbps63.13—215.56 Mbps
55Islington936.52 Mbps61.55—203.35 Mbps
56Trafford936.89 Mbps51.43—189.14 Mbps
57Oldham894.69 Mbps50.45—190.84 Mbps
58Northampton899.09 Mbps51.16—186.81 Mbps
59Rochdale650.21 Mbps52.05—198.26 Mbps
60Portsmouth932.64 Mbps54.46—202.55 Mbps
61Solihull929.73 Mbps41.59—144.95 Mbps
62Luton565.52 Mbps237.26—317.96 Mbps
63Dagenham938.17 Mbps51.2—191.08 Mbps
64York639.93 Mbps31.41—111.23 Mbps
65Warrington757.13 Mbps78.08—255.12 Mbps
66Mitcham938.54 Mbps68.11—211.83 Mbps
67Sutton937.9 Mbps60.36—198.05 Mbps
68Gateshead787.88 Mbps34.2—109.07 Mbps
69Peterborough659.66 Mbps46.42—204.62 Mbps
70Stockton-on-Tees635 Mbps48.01—183.73 Mbps
71Richmond938.88 Mbps91.28—247.36 Mbps
72Colchester653.89 Mbps66.28—211.79 Mbps
73Bath657.33 Mbps30.45—109.94 Mbps
74Bury772.38 Mbps73.25—143.23 Mbps
75Basildon884.21 Mbps75.75—217.23 Mbps
76Hammersmith939.46 Mbps103.44—291.22 Mbps
77Southend-on-Sea2786.35 Mbps66.79—235.23 Mbps
78Chelmsford655.87 Mbps69.03—212.12 Mbps
79Basingstoke937.45 Mbps52.33—209.28 Mbps
80Kingston upon Thames938.56 Mbps73.92—218.38 Mbps
81High Wycombe939.3 Mbps83.6—328.23 Mbps
82Bedford548.39 Mbps37.23—206.44 Mbps
83Maidstone659.32 Mbps50.31—209.29 Mbps
84Bournemouth658.6 Mbps71.15—212.68 Mbps
85Reading939.06 Mbps76.91—290.32 Mbps
86Harrogate653.27 Mbps49.41—197.81 Mbps
87Kensington938.81 Mbps92.87—256.66 Mbps
88Oxford656.84 Mbps57.32—206.37 Mbps
89Maidenhead658.02 Mbps132.82—343.3 Mbps
90Poole656.06 Mbps59.61—197.44 Mbps
91Slough657.6 Mbps52.28—200.95 Mbps
92Huddersfield771.28 Mbps45.68—137.46 Mbps
93Blackburn895.51 Mbps40.75—138.2 Mbps
94Guildford1025.61 Mbps63.52—206.52 Mbps
95Reigate617.26 Mbps92.63—290.25 Mbps
96Dundee935.36 Mbps55.86—202.08 Mbps
97St Albans659.19 Mbps56.87—127.41 Mbps
98Lancaster620.86 Mbps50.39—207.02 Mbps
99Horsham321.05 Mbps82.58—242.35 Mbps
100Preston892.01 Mbps46.62—211.7 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Virgin Media Broadband

How fast are Virgin Media's broadband download speeds?
The fastest internet speed we've seen for Virgin Media is 5284.34 Mbps, and most people see broadband download speeds in the range of 52.55—203.35 Mbps.
Where is Virgin Media Broadband Available?
We have recorded Virgin Media Broadband internet speed tests in over 100 towns and cities, including Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Barnet.
How do Virgin Media's speeds compare to other internet providers?
Virgin Media Broadband is ranked as the 2nd fastest internet provider in The United Kingdom.
How many people use Virgin Media as their ISP?
In The United Kingdom, Virgin Media Broadband is the 1st most popular broadband provider.

Last updated: 19 Jun 2021