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 50.38 to 203.81 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 36 to 208.12 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Virgin Media Broadband serves, such as Ringway, Baulking, Frankley, Hexton, and Birkin, maximum internet speeds vary from 2.92 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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M50 Fibre Broadband54 Mbps Average£38.00/moGet Deal
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M100 Fibre Broadband108 Mbps Average£44.00/moGet Deal
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M200 Fibre Broadband213 Mbps Average£50.00/moGet Deal
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M350 Fibre Broadband362 Mbps Average£56.00/moGet Deal
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M500 Fibre Broadband516 Mbps Average£62.00/moGet Deal
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Gig1 Fibre Broadband1130 Mbps Average£62.00/moGet Deal
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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 Mbps188.83—588.89 Mbps489.36 Mbps
2Higham Ferrers892.06 Mbps207.48—518.64 Mbps482.51 Mbps
3Little Chalfont639.77 Mbps214.12—597.07 Mbps416.74 Mbps
4Binfield932.77 Mbps329.07—371.17 Mbps346.67 Mbps
5Colinton643.1 Mbps284.3—368.65 Mbps345.05 Mbps

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

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1South Brent404.45 Mbps0.61—372.4 Mbps0.82 Mbps
2Bletchley and Fenny Stratford280.01 Mbps0.8—1.03 Mbps0.93 Mbps
3Uckfield392.14 Mbps0.99—6.59 Mbps1 Mbps
4Thame74.92 Mbps1.01—5.29 Mbps1.03 Mbps
5Bourton44.86 Mbps0.98—5.25 Mbps1.37 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
1Bradford946.05 Mbps55.8—210.05 Mbps
2Liverpool870.54 Mbps50.36—194.3 Mbps
3Edinburgh705.74 Mbps61.87—211.38 Mbps
4Bristol939.67 Mbps48.11—184.99 Mbps
5Barnet2779.64 Mbps66.89—208.03 Mbps
6Croydon938.14 Mbps65.26—215.44 Mbps
7Coventry935.24 Mbps49.57—154.43 Mbps
8Leicester916.85 Mbps46.14—153.21 Mbps
9Forest Gate937.02 Mbps40.73—146.22 Mbps
10Wakefield920.9 Mbps67.06—186.65 Mbps
11Ealing940.14 Mbps93.66—218.72 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester645.03 Mbps54.22—138.84 Mbps
13Enfield Town936.87 Mbps61.65—214.52 Mbps
14Bromley938.79 Mbps55.02—200.08 Mbps
15Nottingham934.56 Mbps24.42—53.19 Mbps
16Brent939.03 Mbps53.08—157.11 Mbps
17Sandwell934.67 Mbps48.37—204.14 Mbps
18Wandsworth940.11 Mbps55.92—197.75 Mbps
19Wigan931.89 Mbps50.05—178.95 Mbps
20Lambeth936.94 Mbps71.78—214.11 Mbps
21Wirral684.9 Mbps52.91—195.92 Mbps
22Dudley933.47 Mbps43.43—165.16 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets936.54 Mbps40.55—208.2 Mbps
24Southwark937.19 Mbps53.02—208.21 Mbps
25Doncaster749.6 Mbps57.22—216.37 Mbps
26Hillingdon945.28 Mbps56.25—208.92 Mbps
27Redbridge2368.75 Mbps54.43—213.32 Mbps
28Lewisham939.53 Mbps58.1—206.83 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne932.29 Mbps52.86—196.89 Mbps
30Stockport935.9 Mbps66.54—209.12 Mbps
31Brighton929.94 Mbps53.59—212.34 Mbps
32Greenwich932.26 Mbps49.59—213.76 Mbps
33Bolton838.12 Mbps63.58—212.29 Mbps
34Walsall934.62 Mbps49.43—208.61 Mbps
35Hackney930.5 Mbps56.77—216.08 Mbps
36Gillingham908.53 Mbps63.23—216.3 Mbps
37Sunderland844.3 Mbps53.48—210.31 Mbps
38Waltham Forest938.03 Mbps51.39—204.29 Mbps
39Belfast897.55 Mbps55.97—213.67 Mbps
40Hounslow940.26 Mbps68.89—215.6 Mbps
41Haringey936.58 Mbps66.22—213.55 Mbps
42Rotherham918.05 Mbps54.94—202.99 Mbps
43Plymouth657.95 Mbps61.68—212.54 Mbps
44Camden937.9 Mbps85.29—276.98 Mbps
45Wolverhampton935.55 Mbps46.18—184.44 Mbps
46Romford937.1 Mbps51.58—210.55 Mbps
47Derby864.85 Mbps47.83—200.27 Mbps
48Stoke-on-Trent880.65 Mbps56.51—211.78 Mbps
49London5284.34 Mbps53.66—216.1 Mbps
50Salford931.68 Mbps46.76—148.9 Mbps
51Southampton937.41 Mbps49.79—207.79 Mbps
52Harrow939.68 Mbps63.27—214.84 Mbps
53Bexley937.39 Mbps62.33—210.36 Mbps
54Barnsley913.48 Mbps60.04—215.63 Mbps
55Islington936.52 Mbps59.46—205.34 Mbps
56Trafford936.89 Mbps49.77—175.75 Mbps
57Oldham913.05 Mbps57.98—203.55 Mbps
58Northampton936.29 Mbps55.39—203.26 Mbps
59Rochdale655.87 Mbps54.5—206.06 Mbps
60Portsmouth932.64 Mbps54.29—207.94 Mbps
61Solihull934.37 Mbps48.02—162.78 Mbps
62Luton565.52 Mbps31.24—312.9 Mbps
63Dagenham938.17 Mbps53.46—198.43 Mbps
64York931.52 Mbps33.89—110.77 Mbps
65Warrington764.08 Mbps78.88—276.57 Mbps
66Mitcham938.63 Mbps61.48—210.9 Mbps
67Sutton937.9 Mbps62.13—206.99 Mbps
68Gateshead880.27 Mbps42.89—121.22 Mbps
69Peterborough659.66 Mbps45.58—205.22 Mbps
70Stockton-on-Tees936.65 Mbps51.16—193.45 Mbps
71Richmond938.88 Mbps82.56—260.75 Mbps
72Aberdeen637.89 Mbps0—269.3 Mbps
73Colchester653.89 Mbps61.54—209.93 Mbps
74Bath657.33 Mbps34.6—119.29 Mbps
75Bury902.49 Mbps75.25—141.62 Mbps
76Basildon884.21 Mbps74.32—240.21 Mbps
77Hammersmith939.79 Mbps103.04—300.51 Mbps
78Southend-on-Sea2786.35 Mbps64.09—250.59 Mbps
79Chelmsford657.4 Mbps77.92—216.49 Mbps
80Basingstoke937.45 Mbps65.9—219.96 Mbps
81Kingston upon Thames939.64 Mbps75.1—256.85 Mbps
82High Wycombe939.3 Mbps248.7—349.96 Mbps
83Bedford540.87 Mbps32.16—110.62 Mbps
84Maidstone659.6 Mbps57.53—214.66 Mbps
85Canterbury1.8 Mbps0—1.19 Mbps
86Bournemouth936.3 Mbps69.28—214.95 Mbps
87Reading939.2 Mbps62.37—230.45 Mbps
88Harrogate653.27 Mbps54.41—205.37 Mbps
89Kensington1294.05 Mbps95.23—286.18 Mbps
90Oxford934.44 Mbps56.34—208.42 Mbps
91Maidenhead658.02 Mbps99.46—345.63 Mbps
92Poole658.55 Mbps57.52—187.39 Mbps
93Slough658.91 Mbps59.73—212.58 Mbps
94Huddersfield929.25 Mbps47.24—160.07 Mbps
95Blackburn926.9 Mbps40.16—110.58 Mbps
96Guildford1025.61 Mbps60.3—209.1 Mbps
97Reigate617.26 Mbps102.86—307.89 Mbps
98Dundee935.36 Mbps58.06—204.56 Mbps
99St Albans659.22 Mbps53.31—130.6 Mbps
100Lancaster620.86 Mbps44.1—198.12 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 50.38—203.81 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: 17 Sep 2021