KCOM Broadband Internet and Services


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KCOM Broadband is a medium-sized internet provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 899.42 Mbps from KCOM's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 15.41 to 60.65 Mbps. KCOM Broadband is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest broadband speeds range from 0 to 35.46 Mbps. Of the smaller cities KCOM Broadband serves, such as Adlestrop, Toot Baldon, Chilcote, Asheldham, and Stockton, maximum internet speeds vary from 0 to 36.27 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 7.17 and 36.27 Mbps.

KCOM's Rankings Across The United Kingdom: Medium-sized Broadband Providers in 2020


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KCOM 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.

KCOM's Fastest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Bournemouth278.5 Mbps100.7—219.06 Mbps125.25 Mbps
2Cheddon Fitzpaine220 Mbps73.57—143.53 Mbps89.39 Mbps
3Harrow93.47 Mbps64.16—91.18 Mbps83.48 Mbps
4Shenley Brook End661.55 Mbps52.36—89.66 Mbps74.63 Mbps
5Ashton-under-Lyne74.24 Mbps73.27—73.99 Mbps73.53 Mbps

KCOM's Slowest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Esher15.56 Mbps0.12—10.72 Mbps0.13 Mbps
2Winchcombe62.93 Mbps0.09—0.81 Mbps0.15 Mbps
3Eastbourne36.83 Mbps0.43—2.26 Mbps0.68 Mbps
4Starcross33.98 Mbps0.6—4.07 Mbps0.94 Mbps
5Arlingham9.92 Mbps0.66—1.02 Mbps0.96 Mbps

KCOM Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeKCOMUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps33.58%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.47%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.84%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps16.56%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps2.54%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.02%2.33%

KCOM Growth and Broadband Performance History: Towns and Cities

KCOM Broadband in Regions and Counties

KCOM Broadband Speed Test Results

We analysed users testing KCOM multiple times, each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous internet speed test. On average, KCOM customers ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the download speed of a KCOM 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 KCOM 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 KCOM's customer base, of the speed tests we measured, 42.84% were fast, 26.56% slow, and 30.6% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 20:58:16210 mins2.06 Mbps3.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 18:28:1532128 mins3.6 Mbps0.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 19:46:45229 secs7.72 Mbps7.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 19:03:2573 mins1.49 Mbps5.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 18:35:59218 mins16.33 Mbps15.29 Mbps
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 17:34:12385 secs0.71 Mbps2.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Beckbury, Shropshire05 May 2021 16:09:20949 mins7.4 Mbps26.86 MbpsImproved
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 16:34:28210 mins15.21 Mbps13.03 MbpsNeeds help
Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside05 May 2021 16:42:50264 secs0.83 Mbps1.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Toot Baldon, Oxfordshire05 May 2021 16:34:4626 mins6.46 Mbps13.18 MbpsImproved
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 16:10:38213 mins8.47 Mbps9.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 15:38:12232 secs32.08 Mbps32.26 Mbps
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 13:53:45226 mins13.71 Mbps10.37 MbpsNeeds help
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 14:13:5625 mins0.44 Mbps1.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Ballycastle, Causeway Coast and Glens05 May 2021 13:43:17223 secs54.26 Mbps73.93 MbpsImproved
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 12:41:06218 mins61.01 Mbps62.07 Mbps
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 12:54:31276 secs13.9 Mbps13.38 Mbps
Exeter, Devon05 May 2021 12:37:32272 secs22.45 Mbps36.88 MbpsImproved
Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees05 May 2021 12:36:07235 secs0.33 Mbps0.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Chichester, West Sussex05 May 2021 11:45:0132 mins8.76 Mbps7.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

KCOM in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Liverpool4.72 Mbps3.49—4.13 Mbps
2Bristol93.02 Mbps8.33—70.21 Mbps
3Barnet74.18 Mbps8.24—70.06 Mbps
4Croydon94 Mbps4.77—7.69 Mbps
5Coventry34.98 Mbps1.02—33.24 Mbps
6Leicester51.99 Mbps1—9.97 Mbps
7Forest Gate73.63 Mbps4.34—34.43 Mbps
8Wakefield73.79 Mbps4.52—72.19 Mbps
9Ealing42.91 Mbps6.22—24.53 Mbps
10Cheshire West and Chester91.5 Mbps7.3—17.36 Mbps
11Enfield Town35.23 Mbps11.16—25.99 Mbps
12Bromley91.47 Mbps11.58—18.97 Mbps
13Nottingham59.01 Mbps8.2—44.56 Mbps
14Sandwell73.19 Mbps55.26—73.07 Mbps
15Wandsworth73.64 Mbps15.73—28.03 Mbps
16Wigan65.84 Mbps1.78—24.91 Mbps
17Lambeth92.6 Mbps9.88—33.48 Mbps
18Wirral151.17 Mbps4.92—15.47 Mbps
19Dudley275.07 Mbps0.93—10.18 Mbps
20Southwark48.23 Mbps6.71—44.15 Mbps
21Doncaster71.71 Mbps11.13—65.09 Mbps
22Hillingdon35.83 Mbps1.02—4.04 Mbps
23Redbridge23.22 Mbps0—20.88 Mbps
24Lewisham117.99 Mbps27.87—105.38 Mbps
25Newcastle upon Tyne69.47 Mbps0—20.6 Mbps
26Stockport100.26 Mbps1.92—20.75 Mbps
27Brighton73.22 Mbps8.24—38.02 Mbps
28Greenwich69.19 Mbps9.74—17.28 Mbps
29Bolton51.03 Mbps13.39—50.05 Mbps
30Walsall70.33 Mbps6.71—57.43 Mbps
31Hackney0.16 Mbps0—0.12 Mbps
32Gillingham74.14 Mbps63.13—73.83 Mbps
33Sunderland48.64 Mbps0.27—0.43 Mbps
34Waltham Forest67.59 Mbps7.53—9.53 Mbps
35Belfast62.12 Mbps5.26—29.65 Mbps
36Haringey71.24 Mbps7.7—23.5 Mbps
37Plymouth30.67 Mbps0.84—6.05 Mbps
38Camden69.99 Mbps1.41—14.3 Mbps
39Hull72.58 Mbps28.29—67.3 Mbps
40Romford29.86 Mbps0—0.89 Mbps
41Derby94.32 Mbps17.68—90.34 Mbps
42Stoke-on-Trent787.08 Mbps35.36—113.99 Mbps
43London92.22 Mbps8.37—32.09 Mbps
44Salford56.71 Mbps2.9—16.92 Mbps
45Southampton18.69 Mbps4.71—17.98 Mbps
46Harrow93.47 Mbps64.16—91.18 Mbps
47Islington91.37 Mbps4.68—29.11 Mbps
48Oldham84.81 Mbps6.5—15.34 Mbps
49Northampton47.2 Mbps28.1—34.5 Mbps
50Portsmouth33.85 Mbps19.97—31.08 Mbps
51Dagenham72.49 Mbps10.3—11.86 Mbps
52York72.83 Mbps0.99—16.4 Mbps
53Sutton58.28 Mbps12.28—33.45 Mbps
54Peterborough59.59 Mbps2.81—20.89 Mbps
55Stockton-on-Tees65.29 Mbps0.33—29.38 Mbps
56Richmond78.88 Mbps7.57—22.56 Mbps
57Colchester68.34 Mbps0—65.26 Mbps
58Bath67.15 Mbps3.39—19.99 Mbps
59Hammersmith72.92 Mbps1.36—43.83 Mbps
60Chelmsford3.38 Mbps0—3.1 Mbps
61Basingstoke93.73 Mbps22.6—90.83 Mbps
62Kingston upon Thames65.58 Mbps4.21—8.19 Mbps
63High Wycombe69.41 Mbps15.58—65.82 Mbps
64Maidstone31.26 Mbps0.28—1.04 Mbps
65Canterbury70.16 Mbps7.24—15.64 Mbps
66Bournemouth278.5 Mbps100.7—219.06 Mbps
67Reading69.24 Mbps2.4—34.69 Mbps
68Kensington94.37 Mbps7.54—28.46 Mbps
69Oxford42.53 Mbps0.88—36.99 Mbps
70Poole141.86 Mbps4.33—36.35 Mbps
71Huddersfield22.3 Mbps7.43—15.85 Mbps
72Reigate90.67 Mbps20.74—31.95 Mbps
73Dundee14.04 Mbps13.68—13.85 Mbps
74St Albans54.53 Mbps46.39—53.87 Mbps
75Lancaster85.08 Mbps6.45—26.96 Mbps
76Horsham39.25 Mbps12.55—14.44 Mbps
77Preston69.42 Mbps5.51—53.53 Mbps
78Middlesbrough28.42 Mbps4.63—11.43 Mbps
79Blackpool73.67 Mbps6.62—42.84 Mbps
80Ipswich69.95 Mbps8.24—24.25 Mbps
81Esher15.56 Mbps0.12—10.72 Mbps
82Stafford196.16 Mbps6.33—51.9 Mbps
83Eastleigh35.5 Mbps5.87—12.53 Mbps
84Tonbridge270.93 Mbps12.14—34.44 Mbps
85Exeter811.7 Mbps16.11—62.97 Mbps
86Havant66.74 Mbps8.07—17.39 Mbps
87Cambridge70.69 Mbps3.1—61.73 Mbps
88Winchester14.39 Mbps3.84—11.53 Mbps
89Tunbridge Wells73.59 Mbps5.73—73.45 Mbps
90Worthing67.95 Mbps12.54—64.4 Mbps
91Chesterfield71.09 Mbps3.8—33.67 Mbps
92Eastbourne36.83 Mbps0.43—2.26 Mbps
93Great Yarmouth66.01 Mbps0—16.16 Mbps
94Staines-upon-Thames57.42 Mbps6.74—43.57 Mbps
95Lincoln66.45 Mbps30.32—32.54 Mbps
96Watford64.92 Mbps2.05—23.26 Mbps
97Royal Leamington Spa62.82 Mbps4.88—11.08 Mbps
98Southport56.03 Mbps9.34—26.56 Mbps
99Grays10.26 Mbps0—9.11 Mbps
100Burnley144.28 Mbps14.18—25.26 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about KCOM Broadband

How fast are KCOM's broadband download speeds?
The fastest internet speed we've seen for KCOM is 899.42 Mbps, and most people see broadband download speeds in the range of 15.41—60.65 Mbps.
Where is KCOM Broadband Available?
We have recorded KCOM Broadband internet speed tests in over 100 towns and cities, including Liverpool, Bristol, Barnet, Croydon, and Coventry.
How do KCOM's speeds compare to other internet providers?
KCOM Broadband is ranked as the 19th fastest internet provider in The United Kingdom.
How many people use KCOM as their ISP?
In The United Kingdom, KCOM Broadband is the 3rd most popular broadband provider.

Last updated: 05 May 2021