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Broadband Providers in Cologne, Cologne District

Residents in Cologne have run speed tests on 10 broadband providers. This number is 194.99% above the Germany average of 3.39 internet service providers. Broadband Providers available in Cologne include NetCologne, Vodafone, and Liberty Global. The most common broadband provider in Cologne is NetCologne, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 927.51 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 25.13—87.6 Mbps.

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Cologne Broadband Statistics

Cologne's fastest provider is Liberty Global, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 969.28 Mbps.

Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Cologne is 38.02 Mbps, which is 5.23% above the Germany national average of 36.13 Mbps, and 7.65% below the average of 41.17 Mbps in Cologne District.

Internet speeds in Cologne are typically faster than Kurten, but slower than Herzogenrath. Nearby locations include Neumarkt with speeds 30.4—139.44 Mbps, Altstadt Sud with speeds 13.17—26.74 Mbps, and Altstadt Nord with speeds 19.56—91.82 Mbps.

 
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Broadband Providers

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Overall Performance
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74 /100
5.0 /10
NetCologne
Above average
Average
 
88,939 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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71 /100
6.0 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
20,520 Speed Tests
35 reviews
Fastest median speed
 
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78 /100
N/A
Liberty Global
Above average
 
15,108 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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62 /100
8.50 /10
Deutsche Telekom
Above average
Above Average
 
6,012 Speed Tests
18 reviews
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41 /100
N/A
Plusnet
About average
 
1,687 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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45 /100
10 /10
Telefonica Germany
About average
Above Average
 
1,622 Speed Tests
6 reviews
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62 /100
N/A
Colt
Above average
 
1,216 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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38 /100
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PricewaterhouseCoopers
Below average
 
133 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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76 /100
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SOCO Network Solutions
Above average
 
5 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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75 /100
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HeLi NET Telekommunikation
Above average
 
5 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
 

Broadband Network Infrastructure in Cologne

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Best speed range city in Cologne District

969.28 Mbps

Cologne's fastest speed

26.03—92.33 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cologne residents

Cologne Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Cologne

YearCologne AverageGermany AverageDifference
201825.67 Mbps22.88 Mbps12.19% Faster
201925.97 Mbps26.64 Mbps2.52% Slower
202088.23 Mbps82 Mbps7.60% Faster
202171.18 Mbps68.72 Mbps3.58% Faster

Cologne Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeCologneCologne DistrictGermany
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps21.93%25.72%25.10%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps23.79%21.97%23.23%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.91%21.49%22.55%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.03%5.77%5.33%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps20.30%20.79%19.68%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.04%4.26%4.11%

How Cologne Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Berlin1030.69 Mbps24.18—94.55 Mbps38.27 MbpsFaster
Hamburg1806.59 Mbps26.11—93.02 Mbps40.68 MbpsFaster
Munich962.51 Mbps27.73—92.96 Mbps41.59 MbpsFaster
Frankfurt am Main1801 Mbps34.13—141.86 Mbps49.78 MbpsFaster
Essen919.69 Mbps25.62—91.85 Mbps38.43 MbpsFaster
Dortmund987.88 Mbps31.17—135.51 Mbps45.63 MbpsFaster
Düsseldorf1898.71 Mbps33.56—121.72 Mbps49.32 MbpsFaster
Cologne969.28 Mbps26.03—92.33 Mbps38.02 Mbps-
Stuttgart1020.66 Mbps22.28—104.52 Mbps35.4 MbpsSlower

Cologne 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.

How Cologne Compares for Internet Speed in Cologne District

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
103Hochkreuz995.68 Mbps25.75—92.3 Mbps38.16 MbpsFaster
104Herzogenrath926.47 Mbps24.89—79.53 Mbps38.02 MbpsFaster
105Cologne969.28 Mbps26.03—92.33 Mbps38.02 Mbps-
106Kurten452.66 Mbps25.04—98.62 Mbps37.87 MbpsSlower
107UEbach-Palenberg945.31 Mbps24.92—88.22 Mbps37.77 MbpsSlower

Cologne Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Cologne testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Cologne ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Cologne 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 Cologne's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.8% were fast, 25.5% slow, and 34.7% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 23:58:23229 secs18.33 Mbps20.47 MbpsImproved
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 22:21:29214 mins16.13 Mbps2.49 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 20:53:52217 mins4.99 Mbps5.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 21:04:1623 mins17.49 Mbps93.99 MbpsImproved
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 21:02:29284 secs10.57 Mbps9.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 21:01:18234 secs10.05 Mbps3.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 20:56:00250 secs62.91 Mbps65.61 Mbps
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 20:50:45285 secs12.16 Mbps10.99 Mbps
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 20:30:34611 mins172.23 Mbps185.97 Mbps
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 20:18:5723 mins13.47 Mbps22.14 MbpsImproved
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 20:07:25232 secs98.84 Mbps99.48 Mbps
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 19:33:34411 mins56.66 Mbps69.08 MbpsImproved
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 18:09:573105 secs0.61 Mbps46.3 MbpsImproved
Telefonica Germany17 Jan 2022 18:11:15217 secs8.22 Mbps12.58 MbpsImproved
Vodafone17 Jan 2022 18:10:12228 secs72.72 Mbps107.56 MbpsImproved
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 18:03:5432 mins37.91 Mbps22.92 MbpsNeeds help
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 17:26:36253 secs48.93 Mbps49.04 Mbps
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 16:59:45417 mins89 Mbps3.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 17:02:54274 secs68.15 Mbps69.01 Mbps
NetCologne17 Jan 2022 16:59:38398 secs1.95 Mbps21.89 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cologne

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Liberty Global969.28 Mbps32.8—238.47 Mbps
2Vodafone911.09 Mbps14.47—155.78 Mbps
3Colt937.19 Mbps9.06—93.6 Mbps
4NetCologne927.51 Mbps25.13—87.6 Mbps
5Deutsche Telekom629.41 Mbps23.31—85.34 Mbps
6Plusnet100.09 Mbps27.68—76.51 Mbps
7Telefonica Germany296.94 Mbps21.11—57.41 Mbps
8PricewaterhouseCoopers109.49 Mbps15.87—47.67 Mbps
9SOCO Network Solutions46.02 Mbps14.86—40.56 Mbps
10HeLi NET Telekommunikation8.24 Mbps5.56—8.24 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Cologne

How many broadband providers in Cologne are there?

Cologne has 10 ISPs tested by its 963,395 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Cologne?

Liberty Global is the fastest broadband provider in Cologne with 969.28 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 32.8—238.47 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Cologne?

The best internet provider in Cologne is Liberty Global, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 32.8 to 238.47 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Cologne?

Users in Cologne see an average internet speed of 26.03 up to 2338 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 969.28 Mbps.

Is NetCologne available in Cologne?

Broadband service from NetCologne is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 927.51 Mbps.

Is Vodafone available in Cologne?

Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 911.09 Mbps.

Is Liberty Global available in Cologne?

Broadband service from Liberty Global is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 969.28 Mbps.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Cologne?

The broadband provider with the most users in Cologne is NetCologne.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2022

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