Internet in Cologne, Cologne District

Cologne residents have run speed tests on 8 providers. This number is 170.27% above the Germany average of 2.96 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 3730.45 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 23.06—74.86 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 speed users will see in Cologne is 30.67 Mbps, which is 25.23% above the Germany national average of 24.49 Mbps, and 22.48% above the average of 25.04 Mbps in Cologne District. Internet speeds in Cologne are typically faster than Bergisch Gladbach, but slower than Westhoven. Nearby cities include Neumarkt with speeds 86.54—251.97 Mbps, Altstadt Sud with speeds 9.24—34.13 Mbps, and Altstadt Nord with speeds 17.29—76.8 Mbps.


Internet in Cologne


Fastest city in Germany


Best speed range city in Cologne District

3730.45 Mbps

Cologne's fastest speed

21.31—78.58 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Cologne residents

How Cologne Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
Munich900.07 Mbps36.92—100.25 Mbps47.51 MbpsFaster
Frankfurt am Main947.57 Mbps23.66—150.44 Mbps37.58 MbpsFaster
Dortmund917.19 Mbps24.63—108.95 Mbps36.89 MbpsFaster
Düsseldorf919.1 Mbps20.91—101.16 Mbps31.93 MbpsFaster
Cologne3730.45 Mbps21.31—78.58 Mbps30.67 Mbps-
Berlin928.33 Mbps13.42—56.51 Mbps21.58 MbpsSlower
Hamburg916.3 Mbps15.58—66.45 Mbps24.33 MbpsSlower
Essen895.19 Mbps18.53—83.19 Mbps28.8 MbpsSlower
Stuttgart919.44 Mbps14.17—95.3 Mbps24.97 MbpsSlower

Cologne Over Time

How Cologne Compares for Internet Speed in Cologne District

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
100Tuernich920.48 Mbps19.91—98.55 Mbps30.83 MbpsFaster
101Westhoven888.55 Mbps20.35—80.84 Mbps30.75 MbpsFaster
102Cologne3730.45 Mbps21.31—78.58 Mbps30.67 Mbps-
103Bergisch Gladbach516.25 Mbps20.19—73.05 Mbps30.66 MbpsSlower
104Forst879.81 Mbps20.29—90.21 Mbps30.31 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 3 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, 47.69% were fast, 26.54% slow, and 25.77% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
NetCologne29 Nov 2020 21:03:32221 secs16.43 Mbps18.29 MbpsImproved
NetCologne29 Nov 2020 17:17:34292 secs2.24 Mbps7.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne29 Nov 2020 16:56:48233 secs18.29 Mbps26.08 MbpsImproved
NetCologne29 Nov 2020 16:50:09368 secs5.27 Mbps17.15 MbpsImproved
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 21:43:11263 secs3.95 Mbps14.56 MbpsImproved
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 21:38:53274 secs71.51 Mbps80.51 MbpsImproved
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 18:43:30243 secs11.92 Mbps7.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 17:20:4737 mins0.31 Mbps7.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 16:24:09225 secs17.4 Mbps21.93 MbpsImproved
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 16:09:36232 secs14.09 Mbps14.16 Mbps
Liberty Global28 Nov 2020 15:32:54294 secs147.13 Mbps408.06 MbpsImproved
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 13:48:40228 secs15.88 Mbps16.05 Mbps
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 12:28:43322 mins33.34 Mbps17.31 MbpsNeeds help
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 12:39:46231 secs12.21 Mbps13.39 Mbps
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 10:59:4732 mins22.25 Mbps12.87 MbpsNeeds help
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 09:41:44259 secs23.52 Mbps23.5 Mbps
NetCologne28 Nov 2020 07:11:05640 mins16.27 Mbps18.77 MbpsImproved
NetCologne27 Nov 2020 20:20:14232 secs41.33 Mbps46.84 MbpsImproved
NetCologne27 Nov 2020 17:41:3175 mins16.63 Mbps5.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Deutsche Telekom27 Nov 2020 16:55:03227 secs107.14 Mbps109.65 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Cologne

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1VSE NET466.19 Mbps42.22—177.57 Mbps
2Liberty Global922.05 Mbps32.28—161.98 Mbps
3NetCologne3730.45 Mbps23.06—74.86 Mbps
4Plusnet92.39 Mbps27.5—54.52 Mbps
5Colt301.64 Mbps6.73—82.68 Mbps
6Deutsche Telekom308.19 Mbps13.97—56.99 Mbps
7Telefonica Germany145.99 Mbps16.25—47.92 Mbps
8Vodafone235.8 Mbps4.55—11.8 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Cologne

Cologne has 8 ISPs tested by its 963,395 residents.
NetCologne is the fastest provider in Cologne with 3730.45 Mbps, and an average speed range of 23.06—74.86 Mbps.
The best provider in Cologne in VSE NET, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 42.22 to 177.57 Mbps.
Users in Cologne see an average internet speed of 21.31 up to 1936 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 3730.45 Mbps.
NetCologne is available in Cologne, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 3730.45 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: 29 Nov 2020