Residents in Lens have run speed tests on 6 broadband providers. This number is 91.08% above the France average of 3.14 internet service providers. Broadband Providers available in Lens include Bouygues Telecom ISP, Free, and SFR Group. The most common broadband provider in Lens is Bouygues Telecom ISP, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 1083.78 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 33.62—262.8 Mbps.Compare Local Providers
Lens's fastest provider is KWAOO, K-NET, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 320.66 Mbps.
Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Lens is 60.66 Mbps, which is 94.86% above the France national average of 31.13 Mbps, and 30.73% above the average of 46.4 Mbps in Pas-de-Calais.
Internet speeds in Lens are typically faster than Souchez, but slower than Arleux-en-Gohelle. Nearby locations include Eleu-dit-Leauwette with speeds 36.71—226.36 Mbps, Loison-sous-Lens with speeds 28.76—183.69 Mbps, and Avion with speeds 37.5—279.52 Mbps.
We rank each provider relative to all providers in France based on their median download and upload speeds, measured round trip time latencies, and the percentage of speeds tests that exceed 50 Mbps.
Customer ratings are based on local reviews matched to Lens IP addresses. Providers can be scored on a range of 1 to 10, and ranked relative to all providers in France.
Median Speed Test Result
The median is the middle result in the range of tests we measured for each provider in Lens in the past year. Median speeds provide a better comparison than raw averages because they control for the longtail of tests related to Wi-Fi issues. The charts below represent the distribution of tests associated with each provider from low to high.
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Lens's fastest speed
Typical speed range available to Lens residents
|Year||Lens Average||France Average||Difference|
|2018||44.23 Mbps||40.72 Mbps||8.62% Faster|
|2019||52.59 Mbps||47.72 Mbps||10.21% Faster|
|2020||156.8 Mbps||129.11 Mbps||21.45% Faster|
|2021||143.99 Mbps||111.05 Mbps||29.66% Faster|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Lens||Pas-de-Calais||France|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||15.44%||20.42%||30.89%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||16.19%||18.50%||19.82%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||19.04%||16.55%||13.44%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||8.58%||5.15%||4.21%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||24.25%||24.37%||19.13%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||16.51%||15.02%||12.52%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Lens||1083.78 Mbps||41.43—252.46 Mbps||60.66 Mbps||-|
|Paris||1591.04 Mbps||27.99—229.58 Mbps||53.16 Mbps||Slower|
|Lyon||944.69 Mbps||36.06—264.87 Mbps||50.24 Mbps||Slower|
|Toulouse||1725.37 Mbps||22.37—197.32 Mbps||39.3 Mbps||Slower|
|Nice||1504.41 Mbps||24.7—205.16 Mbps||44.37 Mbps||Slower|
|Nantes||2501.87 Mbps||22.92—268.94 Mbps||41.18 Mbps||Slower|
|Strasbourg||2154.32 Mbps||32.44—290.17 Mbps||53.54 Mbps||Slower|
|Montpellier||1576.5 Mbps||22.23—241.65 Mbps||38.49 Mbps||Slower|
|Bordeaux||2268.79 Mbps||25.94—220.75 Mbps||42.2 Mbps||Slower|
|Lille||1820.57 Mbps||9.61—18.08 Mbps||10.71 Mbps||Slower|
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.
|Position||City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|52||Calais||952.22 Mbps||36.85—205.9 Mbps||61.36 Mbps||Faster|
|53||Arleux-en-Gohelle||760.81 Mbps||38.5—366.7 Mbps||60.78 Mbps||Faster|
|54||Lens||1083.78 Mbps||41.43—252.46 Mbps||60.66 Mbps||-|
|55||Souchez||913.19 Mbps||40.72—305.12 Mbps||60.43 Mbps||Slower|
|56||Sanghen||917.47 Mbps||35.56—224.1 Mbps||60.19 Mbps||Slower|
We analysed the results of people in Lens testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Lens ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Lens 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 Lens's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 35.68% were fast, 21.61% slow, and 42.71% broadly the same.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|SFR Group||17 Jan 2022 18:47:58||2||19 mins||415.72 Mbps||411.81 Mbps|
|Orange France||17 Jan 2022 13:39:03||3||85 secs||63.13 Mbps||66.17 Mbps|
|Orange France||17 Jan 2022 09:49:16||4||9 mins||95.67 Mbps||103.35 Mbps|
|SFR Group||16 Jan 2022 18:01:13||2||24 secs||354.6 Mbps||343.49 Mbps|
|Orange France||16 Jan 2022 11:34:47||2||19 mins||300.91 Mbps||202.96 Mbps||Needs help|
|Orange France||16 Jan 2022 09:35:32||2||61 secs||346.45 Mbps||376.03 Mbps|
|Orange France||15 Jan 2022 21:46:28||4||36 mins||11.01 Mbps||13.47 Mbps||Improved|
|Orange France||15 Jan 2022 21:47:52||2||52 secs||102.44 Mbps||153.93 Mbps||Improved|
|Bouygues Telecom ISP||15 Jan 2022 19:59:03||2||27 secs||83.63 Mbps||85.22 Mbps|
|Free||15 Jan 2022 07:19:46||3||16 mins||308.81 Mbps||34.83 Mbps||Needs help|
|SFR Group||15 Jan 2022 05:32:46||5||11 mins||0.58 Mbps||0.14 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|SFR Group||15 Jan 2022 04:55:50||2||50 secs||0.7 Mbps||0.85 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Bouygues Telecom ISP||14 Jan 2022 23:33:28||2||60 secs||249.5 Mbps||248.86 Mbps|
|Orange France||14 Jan 2022 18:59:01||6||5 mins||81.08 Mbps||206.89 Mbps||Improved|
|Orange France||14 Jan 2022 17:59:14||2||25 secs||104.07 Mbps||111.41 Mbps|
|Orange France||14 Jan 2022 16:34:15||2||39 secs||52.92 Mbps||63.06 Mbps||Improved|
|SFR Group||14 Jan 2022 14:51:50||2||23 mins||16.04 Mbps||80.42 Mbps||Improved|
|SFR Group||14 Jan 2022 10:19:59||2||63 secs||34.14 Mbps||48.41 Mbps||Improved|
|Free||14 Jan 2022 10:09:54||2||56 secs||830.18 Mbps||744.6 Mbps||Needs help|
|Free||13 Jan 2022 21:19:38||5||5 mins||5.67 Mbps||10.43 Mbps||Improved|
Lens has 6 ISPs tested by its 38,265 residents.
KWAOO, K-NET is the fastest broadband provider in Lens with 320.66 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 0—312.16 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Lens is SFR Group, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 34.52 to 380.78 Mbps.
Users in Lens see an average internet speed of 41.43 up to 1321 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1083.78 Mbps.
Broadband service from Bouygues Telecom ISP is available in Lens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1083.78 Mbps.
Broadband service from Free is available in Lens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.7 Mbps.
Broadband service from SFR Group is available in Lens, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 914.48 Mbps.
The broadband provider with the most users in Lens is Bouygues Telecom ISP.
Author: Thomas Buck
Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper
Published: 10 Nov 2019
Last Updated: 17 Jan 2022