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Free Broadband is a large internet provider in France. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 5221.91 Mbps from Free's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 10.67 to 96.15 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 11.49 to 182.44 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Free Broadband serves, such as Larnat, Rapilly, Metz-Robert, Saint-Paul-sur-Save, and Augnax, maximum internet speeds vary from 0.03 to 14.88 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 7.1 and 14.88 Mbps.

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


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Free Broadband Speeds Over Time

Free's Fastest Towns and Cities in France

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Garennes-sur-Eure933.84 Mbps922.95—929.52 Mbps925.35 Mbps
2Terville936.15 Mbps895.09—916.77 Mbps910.02 Mbps
3Le Plessis-Robinson3193.83 Mbps750.52—903.69 Mbps884.49 Mbps
4Le Perreux-sur-Marne927.4 Mbps351.67—864.49 Mbps847.68 Mbps
5Vic-sur-Cere847.49 Mbps781.44—839.47 Mbps831.19 Mbps

Free's Slowest Towns and Cities in France

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Ligueil16.98 Mbps0.06—2.04 Mbps0.08 Mbps
2Salsigne0.56 Mbps0.1—0.13 Mbps0.11 Mbps
3Le Fresne-Camilly30.67 Mbps0.13—3.03 Mbps0.18 Mbps
4Doulcon0.61 Mbps0.17—0.22 Mbps0.18 Mbps
5Foucarmont4.75 Mbps0.18—0.88 Mbps0.2 Mbps

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, 39.63% were fast, 24.97% slow, and 35.39% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
La Courneuve, Seine-Saint-Denis19 Apr 2021 23:35:47422 mins5.45 Mbps2.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne19 Apr 2021 23:29:42521 mins25.49 Mbps26.19 Mbps
Le Mans, Sarthe19 Apr 2021 23:44:1726 mins2.56 Mbps2.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Torcy, Seine-et-Marne19 Apr 2021 23:37:1828 mins352.59 Mbps426.48 MbpsImproved
Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes19 Apr 2021 23:38:2325 mins5.38 Mbps7.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Carcassonne, Aude19 Apr 2021 23:38:48255 secs126.52 Mbps126.26 Mbps
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine19 Apr 2021 23:34:45233 secs0.68 Mbps0.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Taissy, Marne19 Apr 2021 23:32:20248 secs0.65 Mbps0.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Tournon-sur-Rhône, Ardèche19 Apr 2021 23:30:30236 secs11.43 Mbps12.73 MbpsImproved
Aubusson, Creuse19 Apr 2021 23:21:09217 secs6.37 Mbps6.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Versailles, Yvelines19 Apr 2021 23:20:30223 secs9.11 Mbps11.07 MbpsImproved
Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire19 Apr 2021 23:18:40360 secs7.65 Mbps8.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Saint-Mande, Val-de-Marne19 Apr 2021 23:18:16248 secs9.45 Mbps15.14 MbpsImproved
Montpellier, Hérault19 Apr 2021 23:06:00212 mins276.04 Mbps236.06 MbpsNeeds help
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Essonne19 Apr 2021 23:12:1622 mins81.84 Mbps90.16 MbpsImproved
Villejuif, Val-de-Marne19 Apr 2021 23:10:41228 secs8.3 Mbps8.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Roquettes, Upper Garonne19 Apr 2021 23:03:34231 secs10.9 Mbps17.09 MbpsImproved
Sollies-Pont, Var19 Apr 2021 22:49:5564 mins1 Mbps0.81 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
La Garenne-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine19 Apr 2021 22:24:48429 mins228.75 Mbps525.32 MbpsImproved
La Courneuve, Seine-Saint-Denis19 Apr 2021 22:36:02215 mins3.56 Mbps2.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Free in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Strasbourg2284.15 Mbps12.98—160.09 Mbps
2Montpellier934.89 Mbps25.21—349.1 Mbps
3Bordeaux924.58 Mbps16.54—109.14 Mbps
4Lille935.73 Mbps7.76—65.31 Mbps
5Rennes959.14 Mbps25.32—190.99 Mbps
6Reims2315.52 Mbps19.15—161.01 Mbps
7Le Havre3580.07 Mbps34.33—856.17 Mbps
8Saint-Etienne1024.4 Mbps20.81—146.34 Mbps
9Toulon934.27 Mbps7.91—56.68 Mbps
10Angers1381.74 Mbps15.21—136.23 Mbps
11Grenoble925.13 Mbps14.46—93.31 Mbps
12Dijon922.25 Mbps19.34—163.43 Mbps
13Nîmes873.09 Mbps9.86—51.32 Mbps
14Aix-en-Provence937.81 Mbps9.98—55.07 Mbps
15Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines933.51 Mbps6.59—25.9 Mbps
16Brest929.05 Mbps21.09—109.68 Mbps
17Le Mans2390.65 Mbps15.33—137.1 Mbps
18Amiens1251.41 Mbps13.34—92.94 Mbps
19Tours2232.56 Mbps28.78—113.36 Mbps
20Limoges998.88 Mbps14.79—100.22 Mbps
21Clermont-Ferrand1041.72 Mbps9.64—90.08 Mbps
22Villeurbanne2973.26 Mbps21.69—169.65 Mbps
23Besançon945.51 Mbps11.58—95.4 Mbps
24Orléans1189.77 Mbps9.26—79.4 Mbps
25Metz929.52 Mbps14.73—115.42 Mbps
26Rouen2550.25 Mbps8.57—89.33 Mbps
27Mulhouse901.94 Mbps16.2—129.14 Mbps
28Perpignan1361.88 Mbps9.35—112.17 Mbps
29Caen2111.5 Mbps23.09—180.2 Mbps
30Boulogne-Billancourt1597.77 Mbps32.33—523.35 Mbps
31Nancy934.59 Mbps10.06—69.85 Mbps
32Argenteuil936.76 Mbps17.16—142.41 Mbps
33Saint-Denis1762.01 Mbps15.08—344.11 Mbps
34Roubaix1226.42 Mbps8.85—81.89 Mbps
35Tourcoing944.59 Mbps12.9—130.46 Mbps
36Montreuil946.15 Mbps8.77—86.22 Mbps
37Avignon905.07 Mbps12.67—91.61 Mbps
38Marseille 13781.58 Mbps17.92—47.37 Mbps
39Asnieres-sur-Seine946.01 Mbps77.02—920.54 Mbps
40Nanterre948.51 Mbps27.04—173.05 Mbps
41Poitiers2240.28 Mbps14.62—125.31 Mbps
42Versailles1703.31 Mbps84.68—497.86 Mbps
43Courbevoie946.35 Mbps26.54—757.32 Mbps
44Créteil941.17 Mbps10.03—97.64 Mbps
45Pau914.26 Mbps11.67—117.91 Mbps
46Colombes1016.12 Mbps27.08—224.71 Mbps
47Vitry-sur-Seine944.91 Mbps9.56—37.65 Mbps
48Aulnay-sous-Bois961.43 Mbps10.24—97.64 Mbps
49Marseille 08932.49 Mbps49.91—81.69 Mbps
50Marseille 15798.7 Mbps7.26—49.75 Mbps
51Marseille 09823.12 Mbps9.56—63.53 Mbps
52La Rochelle912.48 Mbps12.9—93.02 Mbps
53Champigny-sur-Marne939.72 Mbps10.95—122.99 Mbps
54Rueil-Malmaison933.74 Mbps18.29—139.01 Mbps
55Antibes926.14 Mbps9.33—84.18 Mbps
56Saint-Maur-des-Fossés941.61 Mbps15.05—106.84 Mbps
57Calais922.44 Mbps9.88—84.68 Mbps
58Béziers934.37 Mbps7.75—39.88 Mbps
59Dunkirk918.48 Mbps10.47—74.12 Mbps
60Aubervilliers1511.29 Mbps8.46—60.48 Mbps
61Cannes930.03 Mbps5.3—22.16 Mbps
62Mérignac919.88 Mbps21.49—135.56 Mbps
63Bourges944.74 Mbps12.48—150 Mbps
64Saint-Nazaire930.48 Mbps6.35—36.11 Mbps
65Colmar887.44 Mbps6.1—44.42 Mbps
66Valence893.89 Mbps6.83—64.46 Mbps
67Quimper853.9 Mbps12.66—85.82 Mbps
68Drancy894.84 Mbps7.04—51.58 Mbps
69Noisy-le-Grand1856.78 Mbps23.92—189.67 Mbps
70Villeneuve-d'Ascq1356.19 Mbps23—342.28 Mbps
71La Seyne-sur-Mer892.46 Mbps12.2—115.58 Mbps
72Levallois-Perret935 Mbps24.46—221.12 Mbps
73Marseille 14845.02 Mbps4.49—13.56 Mbps
74Chambéry879.85 Mbps9.05—80.32 Mbps
75Issy-les-Moulineaux2106.33 Mbps21.02—162.63 Mbps
76Neuilly-sur-Seine895.34 Mbps22.38—115.53 Mbps
77Troyes945.2 Mbps8.57—58.96 Mbps
78Antony931.77 Mbps426.16—543.99 Mbps
79La Roche-sur-Yon907.14 Mbps11.67—70.95 Mbps
80Marseille 12921.72 Mbps7.41—82.84 Mbps
81Lorient1548.82 Mbps13.19—79.43 Mbps
82Sarcelles2882.94 Mbps12.99—132.16 Mbps
83Pessac888.04 Mbps15.87—254.64 Mbps
84Ivry-sur-Seine2709.06 Mbps12.37—165.35 Mbps
85Évreux933.34 Mbps16.63—128.18 Mbps
86Vénissieux47.57 Mbps3.21—23.07 Mbps
87Cergy1982.31 Mbps23.62—208.37 Mbps
88Clichy1353.18 Mbps26.21—228.5 Mbps
89Marseille 11916.94 Mbps7.58—92.9 Mbps
90Saint-Quentin928.83 Mbps11—53.84 Mbps
91Niort929.64 Mbps16.55—132.95 Mbps
92Belfort932.92 Mbps13.16—112.04 Mbps
93Ajaccio875.15 Mbps17.07—85.56 Mbps
94Vannes947.03 Mbps12.49—96.52 Mbps
95Sartrouville1713.93 Mbps23.89—197.34 Mbps
96Maisons-Alfort935.54 Mbps29.84—230.31 Mbps
97Meaux1949.51 Mbps29.44—200.26 Mbps
98Blois928.46 Mbps81.67—604.88 Mbps
99Brive-la-Gaillarde1029.62 Mbps15.16—124.38 Mbps
100Arles860.26 Mbps10.5—45.9 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 5221.91 Mbps, and most people see broadband download speeds in the range of 10.67—96.15 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: 19 Apr 2021