Internet in Cologne, Cologne District

Cologne residents have run speed tests on 7 providers. This number is 145.61% above the Germany average of 2.85 providers. ISPs available in Cologne include NetCologne, Liberty Global, and Vodafone. The most common provider in Cologne is NetCologne, with a maximum recorded speed of 655.59 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 19.16—61.76 Mbps. Cologne's fastest provider is Liberty Global, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 922.05 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Cologne is 23.89 Mbps, which is 14.31% above the Germany national average of 20.9 Mbps, and 10.24% above the average of 21.67 Mbps in Cologne District. Internet speeds in Cologne are typically faster than Ensen, but slower than Wuerselen. Nearby cities include Neumarkt with speeds 23.23—91.97 Mbps, Altstadt Sud with speeds 8.55—29.34 Mbps, and Altstadt Nord with speeds 13.86—74.47 Mbps.


Internet in Cologne


Fastest city in Germany


Best speed range city in Cologne District

922.05 Mbps

Cologne's fastest speed

16.95—65.44 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cologne residents

How Cologne Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
Frankfurt am Main946.15 Mbps20.12—115.6 Mbps31.98 MbpsFaster
Essen895.19 Mbps16.43—72.04 Mbps25.91 MbpsFaster
Dortmund917.19 Mbps19.84—98.03 Mbps30.93 MbpsFaster
Düsseldorf919.1 Mbps18.62—93.78 Mbps28.54 MbpsFaster
Cologne922.05 Mbps16.95—65.44 Mbps23.89 Mbps-
Berlin906.92 Mbps12.11—49.42 Mbps18.4 MbpsSlower
Hamburg912.73 Mbps13.15—52.8 Mbps20.19 MbpsSlower
Munich661.42 Mbps13.44—83.44 Mbps20.67 MbpsSlower
Stuttgart447.08 Mbps8.2—47.46 Mbps12.21 MbpsSlower

Cologne Over Time

How Cologne Compares for Internet Speed in Cologne District

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
117Radevormwald893.17 Mbps13.06—193.15 Mbps23.93 MbpsFaster
118Wuerselen776.8 Mbps14.91—61.52 Mbps23.9 MbpsFaster
119Cologne922.05 Mbps16.95—65.44 Mbps23.89 Mbps-
120Ensen431.76 Mbps15.97—52.84 Mbps23.87 MbpsSlower
121Duisdorf886.06 Mbps16.32—78.7 Mbps23.59 MbpsSlower

Cologne Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Cologne test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Cologne ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Cologne's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 46.84% were fast, 27.28% slow, and 25.88% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 22:01:01218 secs20.24 Mbps45.08 MbpsImproved
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 21:50:11233 secs14.13 Mbps8.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liberty Global03 Aug 2020 21:04:20227 secs1.34 Mbps1.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Deutsche Telekom03 Aug 2020 20:51:3333 mins0.44 Mbps2.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 20:14:5432 mins6.23 Mbps8.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 19:33:0426 mins0.43 Mbps2.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liberty Global03 Aug 2020 19:25:5258 mins136.75 Mbps100.32 MbpsNeeds help
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 19:04:33257 secs11.39 Mbps3.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 18:24:48296 secs7.43 Mbps11.02 MbpsImproved
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 18:02:51377 secs23.03 Mbps15.58 MbpsNeeds help
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 17:46:3925 mins21.7 Mbps22.98 Mbps
Telefonica Germany03 Aug 2020 16:24:10375 secs1.62 Mbps30.8 MbpsImproved
Liberty Global03 Aug 2020 12:23:31318 mins23.03 Mbps30.69 MbpsImproved
Liberty Global03 Aug 2020 12:26:5747 mins38.85 Mbps46.87 MbpsImproved
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 12:04:54276 secs87.4 Mbps85.59 Mbps
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 10:04:25233 secs21.35 Mbps22.73 Mbps
NetCologne03 Aug 2020 08:26:30295 secs29.02 Mbps38.58 MbpsImproved
Vodafone03 Aug 2020 05:08:56231 secs1.2 Mbps1.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne02 Aug 2020 21:00:04271 secs73.2 Mbps141.78 MbpsImproved
NetCologne02 Aug 2020 19:36:28246 secs23.8 Mbps17.67 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cologne

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Liberty Global922.05 Mbps30.34—147.27 Mbps
2NetCologne655.59 Mbps19.16—61.76 Mbps
3Plusnet91.45 Mbps23.92—54.34 Mbps
4Colt301.64 Mbps5.47—73.08 Mbps
5Deutsche Telekom308.19 Mbps13—56.84 Mbps
6Telefonica Germany140.32 Mbps13.79—45.91 Mbps
7Vodafone235.8 Mbps4.65—11.75 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Cologne

Cologne has 7 ISPs tested by its 963,395 residents.
Liberty Global is the fastest provider in Cologne with 922.05 Mbps, and an average speed range of 30.34—147.27 Mbps.
The best provider in Cologne in Liberty Global, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 30.34 to 147.27 Mbps.
Users in Cologne see an average internet speed of 16.95 up to 1939 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 922.05 Mbps.
NetCologne is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 655.59 Mbps.
Liberty Global is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 922.05 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 235.8 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Cologne is NetCologne.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2020