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Free Broadband is a large internet provider in France. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 6129.67 Mbps from Free's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 14.44 to 181.28 Mbps. Free Broadband is available in several large cities, including Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, and Nantes. In these cities, its fastest broadband speeds range from 15.16 to 285.85 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Free Broadband serves, such as Rapilly, Saint-Paul-sur-Save, Augnax, Cussey-sur-l'Ognon, and Torcy-en-Valois, maximum internet speeds vary from 0 to 406.34 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 55.12 and 406.34 Mbps.

Free's Rankings Across France: Large Broadband Providers in 2020


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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-Eure933.95 Mbps924.06—929.95 Mbps926.04 Mbps
2Le Plessis-Robinson3193.83 Mbps379.9—902.87 Mbps872.71 Mbps
3Le Plessis-Bouchard911.99 Mbps837.13—867.97 Mbps859.23 Mbps
4Le Perreux-sur-Marne943.27 Mbps334.72—864.51 Mbps848.78 Mbps
5Terville936.15 Mbps93.75—913.97 Mbps806.44 Mbps

Free's Slowest Towns and Cities in France

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Salsigne0.56 Mbps0.1—0.13 Mbps0.11 Mbps
2Saint-Benoit873.13 Mbps0.06—20.02 Mbps0.18 Mbps
3Saint-Germain-du-Corbeis18.45 Mbps0.19—1.08 Mbps0.22 Mbps
4Doulcon4.46 Mbps0.21—3 Mbps0.25 Mbps
5Chamvres11.77 Mbps0.27—0.73 Mbps0.28 Mbps

Free Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeFreeFrance
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps44.16%42.34%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.11%21.40%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps10.17%10.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3%3.67%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.76%13.82%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps7.81%7.86%

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, 40.01% were fast, 25.02% slow, and 34.97% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Haubourdin, North29 Jul 2021 23:41:4432 mins15.76 Mbps14.55 Mbps
Limoges, Haute-Vienne29 Jul 2021 23:31:20493 secs0.68 Mbps18.86 MbpsImproved
Homecourt, Meurthe et Moselle29 Jul 2021 23:15:24218 secs13.9 Mbps12.41 MbpsNeeds help
Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône29 Jul 2021 22:53:43418 mins2.83 Mbps4.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Talence, Gironde29 Jul 2021 23:04:14229 secs4.4 Mbps7.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Bordeaux, Gironde29 Jul 2021 22:43:56248 secs4.91 Mbps7.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Les Ulis, Essonne29 Jul 2021 22:39:022111 secs71.69 Mbps72.19 Mbps
Nantua, Ain29 Jul 2021 22:38:223114 secs5.19 Mbps7.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Rivesaltes, Pyrénées-Orientales29 Jul 2021 22:21:0628 mins41.6 Mbps38.34 Mbps
Sevran, Seine-Saint-Denis29 Jul 2021 22:22:0653 mins2.96 Mbps2.95 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Veneux-les-Sablons, Seine-et-Marne29 Jul 2021 21:54:47228 mins0.03 Mbps0.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Ozoir-la-Ferriere, Seine-et-Marne29 Jul 2021 22:22:16211 secs581.99 Mbps652.88 MbpsImproved
Courthezon, Vaucluse29 Jul 2021 22:21:39233 secs118.27 Mbps100.2 MbpsNeeds help
Saint-Mande, Val-de-Marne29 Jul 2021 22:11:1047 mins18.2 Mbps38.35 MbpsImproved
Hazebrouck, North29 Jul 2021 22:15:35232 secs14.36 Mbps19.04 MbpsImproved
Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine29 Jul 2021 21:59:14412 mins933.01 Mbps933.58 Mbps
Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, Meurthe et Moselle29 Jul 2021 22:08:5432 mins32.64 Mbps27.74 MbpsNeeds help
Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin29 Jul 2021 22:06:1833 mins19.48 Mbps31.61 MbpsImproved
Lacrouzette, Tarn29 Jul 2021 21:58:4227 mins0.34 Mbps0.83 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Lacrouzette, Tarn29 Jul 2021 21:46:3322 mins0.73 Mbps0.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Free in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Strasbourg2284.15 Mbps14.31—139.86 Mbps
2Montpellier1527.98 Mbps35.85—415.12 Mbps
3Bordeaux2268.79 Mbps23.23—227.07 Mbps
4Lille940.12 Mbps8.8—89.69 Mbps
5Rennes1754.38 Mbps31.35—286.64 Mbps
6Reims2315.52 Mbps27.01—222.2 Mbps
7Le Havre3580.07 Mbps45.47—907.23 Mbps
8Saint-Etienne1024.4 Mbps23.59—194.89 Mbps
9Toulon943.73 Mbps12.37—93.82 Mbps
10Angers945.55 Mbps16.47—188.44 Mbps
11Grenoble1812.1 Mbps20.2—245.16 Mbps
12Dijon929.45 Mbps24.66—249.22 Mbps
13Nîmes934.43 Mbps14.79—123.32 Mbps
14Aix-en-Provence961.42 Mbps9.82—74.63 Mbps
15Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines933.51 Mbps10.67—69.76 Mbps
16Brest1626.48 Mbps22.85—192.22 Mbps
17Le Mans2390.65 Mbps21.28—203.54 Mbps
18Amiens1318.02 Mbps22.95—151.35 Mbps
19Tours3273.97 Mbps49.25—149.67 Mbps
20Limoges1847.75 Mbps16.5—160.07 Mbps
21Clermont-Ferrand1041.72 Mbps14.37—225.04 Mbps
22Villeurbanne2973.26 Mbps27.42—241.37 Mbps
23Besançon1737.5 Mbps20.48—211.17 Mbps
24Orléans2769.96 Mbps20.7—200.93 Mbps
25Metz929.52 Mbps27.04—254.25 Mbps
26Rouen2550.25 Mbps11.47—141.17 Mbps
27Mulhouse1353.49 Mbps21.46—192.62 Mbps
28Perpignan3686.36 Mbps13.78—129.56 Mbps
29Caen2299.16 Mbps32.38—287.12 Mbps
30Boulogne-Billancourt1597.77 Mbps54.98—525.85 Mbps
31Nancy934.59 Mbps10.64—137.1 Mbps
32Argenteuil1017.31 Mbps27.5—222.26 Mbps
33Saint-Denis2326.67 Mbps27.11—484.52 Mbps
34Roubaix1226.42 Mbps16.43—117.35 Mbps
35Tourcoing944.59 Mbps21.28—208.65 Mbps
36Montreuil2322.95 Mbps11.68—120.67 Mbps
37Avignon3838.88 Mbps28.95—204.46 Mbps
38Marseille 131304.45 Mbps30.72—46.26 Mbps
39Asnieres-sur-Seine946.01 Mbps48.64—912.63 Mbps
40Nanterre2358.88 Mbps34.06—294.44 Mbps
41Poitiers2240.28 Mbps18.56—181.68 Mbps
42Versailles1703.31 Mbps93.71—523.71 Mbps
43Courbevoie1882.83 Mbps26.57—731.54 Mbps
44Créteil944.71 Mbps16.91—216.71 Mbps
45Pau934.99 Mbps30.6—210.5 Mbps
46Colombes4476.13 Mbps43.31—361.81 Mbps
47Vitry-sur-Seine2367.4 Mbps12.26—179.14 Mbps
48Aulnay-sous-Bois3685.63 Mbps17.1—161.74 Mbps
49Marseille 08932.49 Mbps58.9—83.03 Mbps
50Marseille 15910.64 Mbps6.61—45.59 Mbps
51Marseille 09823.12 Mbps13.56—110.03 Mbps
52La Rochelle931.8 Mbps19.78—195.8 Mbps
53Champigny-sur-Marne947.94 Mbps17.28—178.73 Mbps
54Rueil-Malmaison933.74 Mbps31.2—301.57 Mbps
55Antibes936.27 Mbps13.58—98.09 Mbps
56Saint-Maur-des-Fossés945.17 Mbps22.19—151.36 Mbps
57Calais932.97 Mbps15.54—112.73 Mbps
58Béziers947.14 Mbps11.09—68.08 Mbps
59Dunkirk1551.9 Mbps15.97—172.5 Mbps
60Aubervilliers4904.62 Mbps11.12—124.64 Mbps
61Cannes2466.41 Mbps8.2—47.96 Mbps
62Mérignac1856.02 Mbps31.9—193.51 Mbps
63Bourges944.74 Mbps21.97—211.46 Mbps
64Saint-Nazaire930.48 Mbps11.28—107.38 Mbps
65Colmar932.47 Mbps14.41—166.28 Mbps
66Valence1209.13 Mbps11.61—94.48 Mbps
67Quimper864.35 Mbps18.28—142.09 Mbps
68Drancy946.85 Mbps10.57—100.99 Mbps
69Noisy-le-Grand2211.17 Mbps26.43—254.25 Mbps
70Villeneuve-d'Ascq1356.19 Mbps24.47—298.81 Mbps
71La Seyne-sur-Mer894.94 Mbps18.87—216.88 Mbps
72Levallois-Perret947.67 Mbps41.34—363.06 Mbps
73Marseille 14935.52 Mbps5.8—37.82 Mbps
74Chambéry898.57 Mbps14.33—135.51 Mbps
75Issy-les-Moulineaux2273.01 Mbps20.07—237.73 Mbps
76Neuilly-sur-Seine947.71 Mbps27.74—206.32 Mbps
77Troyes945.2 Mbps11.26—133.74 Mbps
78Antony931.77 Mbps471.26—542.84 Mbps
79La Roche-sur-Yon925.14 Mbps18.32—135.18 Mbps
80Marseille 12921.72 Mbps9.96—137.5 Mbps
81Lorient1548.82 Mbps27.43—139.55 Mbps
82Sarcelles2882.94 Mbps12.64—177.4 Mbps
83Pessac933.79 Mbps23.28—229.49 Mbps
84Ivry-sur-Seine2709.06 Mbps21.73—276.1 Mbps
85Évreux939.41 Mbps21.01—191.43 Mbps
86Vénissieux23.07 Mbps3.21—7.79 Mbps
87Cergy1982.31 Mbps28.05—245.6 Mbps
88Clichy1733.39 Mbps49.25—826.09 Mbps
89Marseille 11881.85 Mbps17.41—171.23 Mbps
90Saint-Quentin1013.07 Mbps27.72—227.85 Mbps
91Niort1688.41 Mbps25.09—270.81 Mbps
92Belfort932.92 Mbps26.63—210.25 Mbps
93Ajaccio850.18 Mbps19.78—126.78 Mbps
94Vannes947.78 Mbps23.1—245.11 Mbps
95Sartrouville1713.93 Mbps35.95—293.74 Mbps
96Maisons-Alfort947.08 Mbps18.79—238.71 Mbps
97Meaux1949.51 Mbps31.35—241.6 Mbps
98Blois930.22 Mbps147.88—612.12 Mbps
99Brive-la-Gaillarde1029.62 Mbps15.29—157.15 Mbps
100Arles932.84 Mbps13.66—91.51 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 14.44—181.28 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.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021