Free Broadband Internet and Services

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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 15.89 to 200.04 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 15.84 to 301.77 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 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-Eure934.03 Mbps924.42—929.98 Mbps926.43 Mbps
2Le Plessis-Bouchard947.55 Mbps857.82—875.44 Mbps863.74 Mbps
3Bievres939.19 Mbps846.67—866.6 Mbps859.7 Mbps
4Villemur-sur-Tarn866.52 Mbps277.79—844.54 Mbps746.01 Mbps
5Walincourt-Selvigny834.41 Mbps362.62—820.25 Mbps645.37 Mbps

Free's Slowest Towns and Cities in France

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Marsais8 Mbps0.09—0.24 Mbps0.11 Mbps
2Saint-Germain-du-Corbeis18.45 Mbps0.19—1.08 Mbps0.22 Mbps
3Chamvres11.77 Mbps0.27—0.73 Mbps0.28 Mbps
4Wittersdorf28.96 Mbps0.29—3.25 Mbps0.35 Mbps
5Tugny-et-Pont120.97 Mbps0.29—31.36 Mbps0.43 Mbps

Free Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeFreeFrance
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps44.13%42.31%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.11%21.40%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps10.17%10.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.00%3.67%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.77%13.84%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps7.82%7.87%

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, 39.21% were fast, 23.98% slow, and 36.8% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Rosny-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis14 Oct 2021 23:14:45221 mins15.78 Mbps13.35 MbpsNeeds help
Créteil, Val-de-Marne14 Oct 2021 23:20:28311 mins25.98 Mbps21.93 MbpsNeeds help
Houilles, Yvelines14 Oct 2021 23:26:07299 secs421.92 Mbps424.32 Mbps
L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Val-de-Marne14 Oct 2021 23:25:482109 secs17.38 Mbps23.56 MbpsImproved
Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine14 Oct 2021 23:19:09248 secs4.35 Mbps6.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Toucy, Yonne14 Oct 2021 23:17:11232 secs3.84 Mbps4.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Ingre, Loiret14 Oct 2021 23:08:49234 secs578.5 Mbps517.94 MbpsNeeds help
Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne14 Oct 2021 23:03:5424 mins9.78 Mbps6.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Haguenau, Bas-Rhin14 Oct 2021 22:58:18225 secs64.74 Mbps23.03 MbpsNeeds help
Sollies-Pont, Var14 Oct 2021 22:57:38212 secs15.86 Mbps19.05 MbpsImproved
Créteil, Val-de-Marne14 Oct 2021 22:50:13264 secs19.75 Mbps26.11 MbpsImproved
Tarnos, Landes14 Oct 2021 22:35:5922 mins6.13 Mbps6.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Nancy, Meurthe et Moselle14 Oct 2021 22:33:38230 secs504.13 Mbps472.89 Mbps
La Courneuve, Seine-Saint-Denis14 Oct 2021 22:31:57236 secs8.89 Mbps93.07 MbpsImproved
Issenheim, Haut-Rhin14 Oct 2021 22:01:31330 mins0.06 Mbps0.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Magny-les-Hameaux, Yvelines14 Oct 2021 22:29:57264 secs74.33 Mbps66.93 Mbps
Toulouse, Upper Garonne14 Oct 2021 22:25:41223 secs72.38 Mbps85.68 MbpsImproved
Levare, Mayenne14 Oct 2021 22:15:29223 secs0.48 Mbps1.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Chambéry, Savoy14 Oct 2021 22:04:4722 mins3.49 Mbps2.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Le Ban Saint-Martin, Moselle14 Oct 2021 22:03:30258 secs92.69 Mbps94.05 Mbps

Free in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Strasbourg2284.15 Mbps14.68—160.38 Mbps
2Montpellier1527.98 Mbps33.11—398.85 Mbps
3Bordeaux2268.79 Mbps25.55—271.94 Mbps
4Lille1599.4 Mbps9.26—92.7 Mbps
5Rennes4171.89 Mbps29.27—285.06 Mbps
6Reims2315.52 Mbps29.44—248.1 Mbps
7Le Havre3580.07 Mbps32.37—909.55 Mbps
8Saint-Etienne1024.4 Mbps28.11—234.81 Mbps
9Toulon1001.88 Mbps12.76—115.74 Mbps
10Angers2627.22 Mbps17.76—221.62 Mbps
11Grenoble1812.1 Mbps23.03—248.27 Mbps
12Dijon1880.98 Mbps27.94—267.08 Mbps
13Nîmes934.43 Mbps16.87—164.08 Mbps
14Aix-en-Provence961.42 Mbps12.05—88.36 Mbps
15Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines933.51 Mbps12.62—92.56 Mbps
16Brest3606.37 Mbps27.45—245.05 Mbps
17Le Mans1089.31 Mbps23.93—232.39 Mbps
18Amiens1318.02 Mbps26.92—161.82 Mbps
19Tours3334.94 Mbps42.28—187.11 Mbps
20Limoges1847.75 Mbps18.36—141.93 Mbps
21Clermont-Ferrand1041.72 Mbps14.69—233.18 Mbps
22Villeurbanne2973.26 Mbps29.36—272.45 Mbps
23Besançon1737.5 Mbps27.93—223.99 Mbps
24Orléans2769.96 Mbps25.31—225.5 Mbps
25Metz1493.15 Mbps32.41—274.3 Mbps
26Rouen2550.25 Mbps12.31—178.82 Mbps
27Mulhouse1353.49 Mbps25.98—216.77 Mbps
28Perpignan3686.36 Mbps22.89—179.24 Mbps
29Caen2299.16 Mbps33.96—301.98 Mbps
30Boulogne-Billancourt1364.62 Mbps52.34—523.42 Mbps
31Nancy945.26 Mbps11.87—145.31 Mbps
32Argenteuil3938.49 Mbps31.41—249.77 Mbps
33Saint-Denis5800.04 Mbps30.74—557.2 Mbps
34Roubaix1226.42 Mbps21.16—127.18 Mbps
35Tourcoing944.59 Mbps25.72—233.47 Mbps
36Montreuil2322.95 Mbps12.3—140.71 Mbps
37Avignon3838.88 Mbps43.62—374.11 Mbps
38Marseille 131304.45 Mbps34.48—45.86 Mbps
39Asnieres-sur-Seine1146.92 Mbps34.24—810.11 Mbps
40Nanterre5975.67 Mbps33.01—271.72 Mbps
41Poitiers2240.28 Mbps22.87—214.05 Mbps
42Versailles1703.31 Mbps93.62—525.96 Mbps
43Courbevoie1882.83 Mbps26.93—471.5 Mbps
44Créteil944.71 Mbps21.97—258.76 Mbps
45Pau947.29 Mbps34.55—226.22 Mbps
46Colombes4476.13 Mbps45.87—385.61 Mbps
47Vitry-sur-Seine2367.4 Mbps17.55—247.13 Mbps
48Aulnay-sous-Bois3685.63 Mbps20.38—184.96 Mbps
49Marseille 08937.97 Mbps51.44—91.93 Mbps
50Marseille 15931.33 Mbps6.39—38.75 Mbps
51Marseille 09823.12 Mbps13.11—124.13 Mbps
52La Rochelle931.8 Mbps29.18—252.4 Mbps
53Champigny-sur-Marne2323.98 Mbps15.2—209.12 Mbps
54Rueil-Malmaison935.12 Mbps33.7—297.47 Mbps
55Antibes936.27 Mbps16.48—125.38 Mbps
56Saint-Maur-des-Fossés2033.21 Mbps26.29—165.06 Mbps
57Calais952.22 Mbps18.61—126.33 Mbps
58Béziers947.14 Mbps12.23—100.46 Mbps
59Dunkirk1551.9 Mbps16.52—193.96 Mbps
60Aubervilliers4904.62 Mbps13.21—222.22 Mbps
61Cannes2466.41 Mbps9.81—71.7 Mbps
62Mérignac1856.02 Mbps32.75—185.02 Mbps
63Bourges2301.98 Mbps25.99—221.01 Mbps
64Saint-Nazaire2712.71 Mbps8.29—62.41 Mbps
65Colmar1031.86 Mbps20.72—221.17 Mbps
66Valence1739.5 Mbps13.43—116.91 Mbps
67Quimper864.35 Mbps17.09—148.09 Mbps
68Drancy3626.52 Mbps13.97—155.4 Mbps
69Noisy-le-Grand2211.17 Mbps27.77—270.72 Mbps
70Villeneuve-d'Ascq1356.19 Mbps30.92—284.72 Mbps
71La Seyne-sur-Mer894.94 Mbps22.43—226.81 Mbps
72Levallois-Perret947.67 Mbps44.69—393.36 Mbps
73Marseille 14935.52 Mbps5.31—45.87 Mbps
74Chambéry898.57 Mbps15.68—159.83 Mbps
75Issy-les-Moulineaux2273.01 Mbps25.71—242.07 Mbps
76Neuilly-sur-Seine2336.75 Mbps27.99—283.81 Mbps
77Troyes4288.19 Mbps12.24—233.35 Mbps
78Antony931.77 Mbps491.32—542.33 Mbps
79La Roche-sur-Yon949.12 Mbps24.03—171.03 Mbps
80Marseille 12921.72 Mbps20.22—179.91 Mbps
81Lorient1548.82 Mbps31.01—117.24 Mbps
82Sarcelles3008.05 Mbps14.48—187.4 Mbps
83Pessac933.79 Mbps19.03—210.49 Mbps
84Ivry-sur-Seine2709.06 Mbps23.09—274.37 Mbps
85Évreux1683.2 Mbps27.77—233.65 Mbps
86Vénissieux271.61 Mbps3.21—33.97 Mbps
87Cergy1982.31 Mbps27.68—241.91 Mbps
88Clichy1733.39 Mbps73.18—862.74 Mbps
89Marseille 11889.38 Mbps15.77—183.78 Mbps
90Saint-Quentin1341.2 Mbps30.52—242.74 Mbps
91Niort1847.72 Mbps24.61—301.51 Mbps
92Belfort932.92 Mbps28.71—222.14 Mbps
93Ajaccio850.18 Mbps20.77—172.41 Mbps
94Vannes947.78 Mbps26.3—245.11 Mbps
95Sartrouville1170.57 Mbps35.13—299.98 Mbps
96Maisons-Alfort2249.77 Mbps20.2—239.5 Mbps
97Meaux2923.93 Mbps33.01—258.17 Mbps
98Blois2334.02 Mbps71.08—611.65 Mbps
99Brive-la-Gaillarde1029.62 Mbps17.74—199.57 Mbps
100Arles932.84 Mbps15.28—155.58 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 15.89—200.04 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: 14 Oct 2021