Broadband Statistics for Cologne, Cologne District
Broadband Providers10
Fastest Speed3730.45 Mbps
Average Speed38.26 Mbps
Fastest ProviderNetCologne

Broadband in Cologne, Cologne District

Cologne residents have run speed tests on 10 broadband providers. This number is 213.48% above the Germany average of 3.19 internet service providers. ISPs available in Cologne include NetCologne, Liberty Global, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Cologne is NetCologne, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 3730.45 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 25.48—82.47 Mbps. Cologne's fastest provider is also NetCologne, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 3730.45 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Cologne is 38.26 Mbps, which is 10.55% above the Germany national average of 34.61 Mbps, and 3.65% below the average of 39.71 Mbps in Cologne District. Internet speeds in Cologne are typically faster than Nippes, but slower than Waldfeucht. Nearby cities include Neumarkt with speeds 46.27—250.59 Mbps, Altstadt Sud with speeds 12.44—29.57 Mbps, and Altstadt Nord with speeds 20.73—82.91 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • 39.44 — 250 Mbps
    910.23 Mbps
    58.3 Mbps
  • 41.38 — 151.25 Mbps
    197.75 Mbps
    62.59 Mbps
  • 25.48 — 82.47 Mbps
    3730.45 Mbps
    38.93 Mbps
  • 22.91 — 75.96 Mbps
    269.15 Mbps
    35.48 Mbps
  • 26.11 — 67.76 Mbps
    100.09 Mbps
    37.41 Mbps
  • 9.01 — 91.12 Mbps
    896.14 Mbps
    12.18 Mbps
  • Colt
    5.14 — 93.9 Mbps
    925.82 Mbps
    10.43 Mbps
  • 20.79 — 56.17 Mbps
    256.29 Mbps
    29.83 Mbps
  • SOCO Network Solutions
    14.86 — 40.56 Mbps
    46.02 Mbps
    14.86 Mbps
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    12.38 — 34.7 Mbps
    82.03 Mbps
    14.27 Mbps

Broadband in Cologne


Fastest city in Germany


Best speed range city in Cologne District

3730.45 Mbps

Cologne's fastest speed

25.9—89.66 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cologne residents

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Cologne Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeCologneCologne DistrictGermany
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps23.86%30.53%29.31%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps25.36%25.57%24.77%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.31%20.20%21.47%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.05%5.11%4.78%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps17.14%15.93%16.41%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.28%2.67%3.26%

How Cologne Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Hamburg1806.59 Mbps24.02—91.65 Mbps38.46 MbpsFaster
Munich962.51 Mbps26.07—90.4 Mbps39.89 MbpsFaster
Frankfurt am Main957.06 Mbps32.95—157.39 Mbps49.35 MbpsFaster
Dortmund950.83 Mbps30.67—121.87 Mbps44.72 MbpsFaster
Düsseldorf1591.4 Mbps31.96—124.24 Mbps48.05 MbpsFaster
Cologne3730.45 Mbps25.9—89.66 Mbps38.26 Mbps-
Berlin1030.69 Mbps20.25—87.37 Mbps32.94 MbpsSlower
Essen919.69 Mbps23.38—90.44 Mbps35.67 MbpsSlower
Stuttgart946.35 Mbps20.3—100.16 Mbps32.46 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 
95Weststadt912.93 Mbps26.59—104.85 Mbps38.86 MbpsFaster
96Waldfeucht855.88 Mbps32.14—123.92 Mbps38.65 MbpsFaster
97Cologne3730.45 Mbps25.9—89.66 Mbps38.26 Mbps-
98Nippes841.2 Mbps25.15—80.29 Mbps37.7 MbpsSlower
99Alfter901 Mbps24.34—92.76 Mbps37.61 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 4 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, 41.64% were fast, 26.54% slow, and 31.81% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 23:31:373111 secs18.99 Mbps33.2 MbpsImproved
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 21:53:19481 secs4.37 Mbps5.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 21:34:49230 secs31.09 Mbps35.04 MbpsImproved
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 21:34:48230 secs73.89 Mbps69.92 Mbps
Deutsche Telekom16 Jun 2021 21:07:3922 mins28.52 Mbps30.08 Mbps
Liberty Global16 Jun 2021 20:55:28353 secs74.52 Mbps184.82 MbpsImproved
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 20:14:33426 mins0.53 Mbps1.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 20:26:0032 mins5.31 Mbps1.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 20:18:37218 secs62.96 Mbps75.01 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Jun 2021 20:16:49255 secs7.16 Mbps37.91 MbpsImproved
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 20:11:27348 secs35.97 Mbps49.84 MbpsImproved
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 19:47:07250 secs65.53 Mbps95.16 MbpsImproved
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 19:27:27239 secs1.97 Mbps0.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 19:13:22212 mins4.54 Mbps4.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 19:06:27363 secs10.69 Mbps60.11 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Jun 2021 18:15:42319 mins12.38 Mbps9.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 18:09:28311 mins58.59 Mbps22.77 MbpsNeeds help
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 17:57:22234 secs2.71 Mbps1.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 17:05:37353 secs45.9 Mbps47.92 Mbps
NetCologne16 Jun 2021 16:16:18431 mins10.37 Mbps10.11 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cologne

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Liberty Global910.23 Mbps39.44—250 Mbps
2VSE NET197.75 Mbps41.38—151.25 Mbps
3Colt925.82 Mbps5.14—93.9 Mbps
4Vodafone896.14 Mbps9.01—91.12 Mbps
5NetCologne3730.45 Mbps25.48—82.47 Mbps
6Deutsche Telekom269.15 Mbps22.91—75.96 Mbps
7Plusnet100.09 Mbps26.11—67.76 Mbps
8Telefonica Germany256.29 Mbps20.79—56.17 Mbps
9SOCO Network Solutions46.02 Mbps14.86—40.56 Mbps
10PricewaterhouseCoopers82.03 Mbps12.38—34.7 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?
NetCologne is the fastest broadband provider in Cologne with 3730.45 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 25.48—82.47 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 39.44 to 250 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Cologne?
Users in Cologne see an average internet speed of 25.9 up to 2302 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 3730.45 Mbps.
Is NetCologne available in Cologne?
Broadband service from NetCologne is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 3730.45 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 910.23 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Cologne?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 896.14 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Cologne?
The broadband provider with the most users in Cologne is NetCologne.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021