Broadband speed test

See if your current broadband speed is performing as well as it should be and compare it with other internet providers.


How easy is it to test my broadband speed?

You’ll be able to test your broadband speed at the click of a button with our internet speed checker. It will let you know how your broadband is performing by measuring your download and upload speeds and give you your results in Megabits per second (Mbps).

Here’s how the broadband speed test works

We’ve broken down how the broadband speed test will measure your current download speed in three easy steps. For the upload speeds, the internet speed checker will do the same steps but in the reverse order.

Step 1

Step 1

Our internet speed checker will send a signal to the test server and then back to your device.

Step 2

Step 2

It’ll calculate how long it takes for your device to respond.

Step 3

Step 3

The server will then send test data to your device and will calculate how long it took.

Why should I test my broadband speed?

It’s important to know how well your broadband is performing, and that you’re getting what you pay for. Use our internet speed checker to see if your internet provider’s broadband is right for your household. The results from your broadband speed test could help you find a better broadband deal to suit your work, streaming or browsing needs.

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Where can I compare broadband speeds?

Check out our list of the fastest broadband speeds for all major broadband providers.

UK’s fastest major broadband provider: based on Gig1 Fibre Broadband avg download speed 1,130Mbps vs avg download speeds of major UK internet service providers. Gig1 available in selected cities.

Fast Median Speed

Virgin Media

1140 Mbps


910 Mbps


910 Mbps

Talk Talk

No median stated / over 900 Mbps


300 Mbps

Sky (inc. Sky Name TV)

285 Mbps


66 Mbps

The legal stuff

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What if I cancel or move home?
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