Free Broadband Internet and Services

Free Broadband is a large internet provider in France. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 6,130 Mbps from Free's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 17 to 213 Mbps.


Free Broadband Coverage around France

Free Broadband is available in several large cities, including Saint-Mande, Clichy-sous-Bois, Nice, Nantes, and Toulouse. In these cities, its fastest broadband speeds range from 16 to 489 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Free Broadband serves, such as Rapilly, Saint-Paul-sur-Save, Cussey-sur-l'Ognon, Torcy-en-Valois, and Chaumesnil, maximum internet speeds vary from 0.31 to 406 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 55 and 406 Mbps.

Free's Rankings Across France: Large Broadband Providers in 2021


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Free 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.

Free's Fastest Towns and Cities in France

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Garennes-sur-Eure934.48 Mbps924.75—930.45 Mbps926.75 Mbps
2Le Mee-sur-Seine943.64 Mbps440.41—925.35 Mbps888.31 Mbps
3Le Plessis-Bouchard947.55 Mbps861.76—881.57 Mbps865.35 Mbps
4Bievres880.68 Mbps713.97—864.5 Mbps826.67 Mbps
5Marat875.91 Mbps555.78—717.89 Mbps643.28 Mbps

Free's Slowest Towns and Cities in France

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Marsais8 Mbps0.09—0.35 Mbps0.11 Mbps
2Saint-Germain-du-Corbeis18.45 Mbps0.19—1.08 Mbps0.22 Mbps
3Chamvres11.77 Mbps0.27—0.73 Mbps0.28 Mbps
4Pezou46.98 Mbps0.34—2.5 Mbps0.4 Mbps
5Auzeville-Tolosane1958.67 Mbps0.29—20.74 Mbps0.45 Mbps

Free Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeFreeFrance
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps28.44%30.89%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.85%19.82%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps13.36%13.44%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.91%4.21%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps18.18%19.13%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps14.27%12.52%

Free Growth and Broadband Performance History: Towns and Cities

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Free Broadband Speed Test Results

We analysed users testing Free multiple times, each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous internet speed test. On average, Free customers ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the download speed of a Free user'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 consider this a customer Free should speak to as soon as possible. For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Free's customer base, of the speed tests we measured, 39.1% were fast, 24.21% slow, and 36.69% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Auterive, Upper Garonne20 Jan 2022 22:55:581444 mins1.04 Mbps0.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Évry, Essonne20 Jan 2022 23:36:09288 secs79.35 Mbps82.05 Mbps
Saint-Joseph, Loire-Atlantique20 Jan 2022 23:36:38229 secs17.16 Mbps12.77 MbpsNeeds help
Les Maisons Des Bois, Yvelines20 Jan 2022 23:35:53231 secs12.23 Mbps18.81 MbpsImproved
Jarville-la-Malgrange, Meurthe et Moselle20 Jan 2022 23:30:39230 secs880.12 Mbps888.37 Mbps
Menton, Alpes-Maritimes20 Jan 2022 23:11:15217 mins0.49 Mbps0.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin20 Jan 2022 23:21:16220 secs55.58 Mbps49.55 MbpsNeeds help
Saint-Mande, Val-de-Marne20 Jan 2022 23:17:2832 mins8.33 Mbps45.7 MbpsImproved
La Bassee, North20 Jan 2022 23:10:3432 mins551.49 Mbps578.77 Mbps
Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes20 Jan 2022 23:11:43254 secs15.13 Mbps11.53 MbpsNeeds help
Anse, Rhône20 Jan 2022 22:27:331337 mins3.5 Mbps4.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Saint-Mande, Val-de-Marne20 Jan 2022 22:54:5832 mins0.31 Mbps3.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Gretz-Armainvilliers, Seine-et-Marne20 Jan 2022 22:22:33634 mins115.24 Mbps185.1 MbpsImproved
Saint-Die-des-Vosges, Vosges20 Jan 2022 22:52:3843 mins0.14 Mbps0.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Lozere, Essonne20 Jan 2022 22:55:20243 secs259.77 Mbps307.16 MbpsImproved
Lozere, Essonne20 Jan 2022 22:54:123106 secs922.45 Mbps728.88 MbpsNeeds help
Grenay, Pas-de-Calais20 Jan 2022 22:54:13215 secs84.79 Mbps41 MbpsNeeds help
Cavan, Côtes-d'Armor20 Jan 2022 22:38:0757 mins12 Mbps11.82 Mbps
Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine20 Jan 2022 22:39:47225 secs10.45 Mbps4.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Ris-Orangis, Essonne20 Jan 2022 22:39:19236 secs12.74 Mbps34.51 MbpsImproved

Free in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Strasbourg2154.32 Mbps16.15—189.98 Mbps
2Montpellier1576.5 Mbps31.77—335.76 Mbps
3Bordeaux2351.99 Mbps28—283.42 Mbps
4Lille1599.4 Mbps9.51—93.27 Mbps
5Rennes4171.89 Mbps30.92—276.28 Mbps
6Reims2333.08 Mbps29.18—259.73 Mbps
7Le Havre3580.07 Mbps27.99—904.76 Mbps
8Saint-Etienne1024.4 Mbps31.79—250.14 Mbps
9Toulon2197.46 Mbps14.22—146.1 Mbps
10Angers2627.22 Mbps21.08—240.79 Mbps
11Grenoble1812.1 Mbps24.69—251.56 Mbps
12Dijon1913.1 Mbps29.01—272.34 Mbps
13Nîmes934.83 Mbps17.97—181.07 Mbps
14Aix-en-Provence961.42 Mbps12.23—85.37 Mbps
15Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines933.51 Mbps12.95—89.09 Mbps
16Brest3606.37 Mbps32.93—275.23 Mbps
17Le Mans2325.51 Mbps29.14—261.19 Mbps
18Amiens1551.4 Mbps28.24—165.7 Mbps
19Tours3334.94 Mbps34.67—227.38 Mbps
20Limoges1847.75 Mbps19.28—166.7 Mbps
21Clermont-Ferrand947.48 Mbps14.71—156.21 Mbps
22Villeurbanne2973.26 Mbps30.89—291.27 Mbps
23Besançon2335.93 Mbps27.1—234.66 Mbps
24Orléans3529.47 Mbps26.61—226.16 Mbps
25Metz1493.15 Mbps34.2—285.67 Mbps
26Rouen2550.25 Mbps14.11—248.49 Mbps
27Mulhouse1353.49 Mbps27.64—236.73 Mbps
28Perpignan3686.36 Mbps28.63—202.78 Mbps
29Caen2308.58 Mbps32.59—310.67 Mbps
30Boulogne-Billancourt1610.48 Mbps50.98—519.48 Mbps
31Nancy1525.33 Mbps11.89—158.36 Mbps
32Argenteuil3938.49 Mbps31.95—253.59 Mbps
33Saint-Denis5800.04 Mbps35.66—495.23 Mbps
34Roubaix2333.65 Mbps21.96—162.51 Mbps
35Tourcoing944.59 Mbps27.19—231.77 Mbps
36Montreuil2322.95 Mbps18.71—212.83 Mbps
37Avignon3838.88 Mbps37.72—332.95 Mbps
38Marseille 131304.45 Mbps36.9—44.87 Mbps
39Asnieres-sur-Seine1425.71 Mbps29.95—371.73 Mbps
40Nanterre5975.67 Mbps34.9—277.72 Mbps
41Poitiers3303.95 Mbps27.63—246.48 Mbps
42Versailles1703.31 Mbps93.53—340.57 Mbps
43Courbevoie1882.83 Mbps46.96—774.81 Mbps
44Créteil2335.83 Mbps19.56—254.59 Mbps
45Pau947.29 Mbps36.25—238.54 Mbps
46Colombes4476.13 Mbps46.58—417.14 Mbps
47Vitry-sur-Seine2367.4 Mbps21.38—266.97 Mbps
48Aulnay-sous-Bois3685.63 Mbps24.64—215.67 Mbps
49Marseille 08937.97 Mbps36.09—221.57 Mbps
50Marseille 15931.33 Mbps5.45—38.09 Mbps
51Marseille 09823.12 Mbps16.86—167.27 Mbps
52La Rochelle2009.99 Mbps28.51—252.21 Mbps
53Champigny-sur-Marne2331.06 Mbps17.66—212.12 Mbps
54Rueil-Malmaison3367.87 Mbps37.02—282.09 Mbps
55Antibes2105.27 Mbps20.27—141.72 Mbps
56Saint-Maur-des-Fossés2033.21 Mbps28.63—178.52 Mbps
57Calais952.22 Mbps24.42—173.79 Mbps
58Béziers947.14 Mbps13.07—103.97 Mbps
59Dunkirk2188.93 Mbps19.44—199.17 Mbps
60Aubervilliers4904.62 Mbps12.81—233.26 Mbps
61Cannes2466.41 Mbps10.38—145.36 Mbps
62Mérignac1856.02 Mbps33.23—185.86 Mbps
63Bourges3462.89 Mbps32.51—283.27 Mbps
64Saint-Nazaire2712.71 Mbps9.68—93.43 Mbps
65Colmar1031.86 Mbps19.36—222.05 Mbps
66Valence1739.5 Mbps14.75—162.22 Mbps
67Quimper1091.56 Mbps22.63—218.77 Mbps
68Drancy3626.52 Mbps20.56—209.39 Mbps
69Noisy-le-Grand2211.17 Mbps28.98—272.66 Mbps
70Villeneuve-d'Ascq1356.19 Mbps28.13—260.5 Mbps
71La Seyne-sur-Mer927.64 Mbps31.01—406.04 Mbps
72Levallois-Perret1616.41 Mbps46.52—423.97 Mbps
73Marseille 14935.52 Mbps5.55—68.91 Mbps
74Chambéry898.57 Mbps15.99—175.74 Mbps
75Issy-les-Moulineaux2273.01 Mbps25.82—253.06 Mbps
76Neuilly-sur-Seine2336.75 Mbps28.42—274.75 Mbps
77Troyes4288.19 Mbps15.86—294.23 Mbps
78Antony934.93 Mbps466.67—536.25 Mbps
79La Roche-sur-Yon1344.6 Mbps30.94—233.06 Mbps
80Marseille 12921.72 Mbps18.6—185.31 Mbps
81Lorient1548.82 Mbps31.18—93.2 Mbps
82Sarcelles3008.05 Mbps18.5—231.46 Mbps
83Pessac933.79 Mbps21.22—238.74 Mbps
84Ivry-sur-Seine2709.06 Mbps21.9—274.89 Mbps
85Évreux2132.81 Mbps31.95—257.73 Mbps
86Vénissieux930.35 Mbps23.07—271.61 Mbps
87Cergy1982.31 Mbps31.97—260.37 Mbps
88Clichy3185.46 Mbps75.07—872.53 Mbps
89Marseille 11889.38 Mbps14.73—204.6 Mbps
90Saint-Quentin1341.2 Mbps32.93—252.74 Mbps
91Niort1847.72 Mbps28.68—281.82 Mbps
92Belfort932.92 Mbps31.12—255.53 Mbps
93Ajaccio850.18 Mbps28.48—216.28 Mbps
94Vannes2327 Mbps29.09—242.08 Mbps
95Sartrouville1170.57 Mbps37.64—325.87 Mbps
96Maisons-Alfort2257.13 Mbps25.05—242.12 Mbps
97Meaux3333.23 Mbps32.79—266.52 Mbps
98Blois2334.02 Mbps42.41—604.35 Mbps
99Brive-la-Gaillarde1029.62 Mbps18.01—213.02 Mbps
100Arles932.84 Mbps19.97—219.46 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Free Broadband

How fast are Free's broadband download speeds?

The fastest internet speed we've seen for Free is 6129.67 Mbps, and most people see broadband download speeds in the range of 17.32—212.88 Mbps.

Where is Free Broadband Available?

We have recorded Free Broadband internet speed tests in over 100 towns and cities, including Strasbourg, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lille, and Rennes.

How do Free's speeds compare to other internet providers?

Free Broadband is ranked as the 1st fastest internet provider in France.

How many people use Free as their ISP?

In France, Free Broadband is the 2nd most popular broadband provider.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Thomas Buck

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022