United Kingdom Greater London Bexley

Broadband Providers in Bexley

Broadband Providers available in Bexley include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Bexley's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 100 Mbps. The most popular provider in Bexley is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Bexley in 2022 is 86 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 47 Mbps.

 

Bexley Broadband Statistics

Bexley is among the 20 worst-off for fibre access out of all major cities in Greater London, and is among the 20 worst-off major cities in terms of fibre access in London. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 82% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 83% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Bexley's households.

Despite poor broadband infrastructure, we see very high speed test averages in Bexley postcodes like DA7, DA8, DA16, DA14, and DA15. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 47 Mbps median internet speed in Bexley, which is 26% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 2.13% above the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Bexley increased access to Gigabit speeds by 66 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Greater London (gained 65 percentate points), Ealing (gained 64 percentate points), and Mitcham (gained 63 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Bexley is significantly faster than Greenwich (28% slower), Lewisham (8.40% slower), and Bromley (1.35% slower).

 
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Broadband Providers

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Overall Performance
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
86,533 Speed Tests
1519 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
49,792 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
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Average
 
42,697 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
6,993 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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No Logo
82 /100
7.0 /10
Independent Fibre Networks
Above average
Above Average
 
5,165 Speed Tests
4 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
3,534 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,409 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
1,733 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.60 /10
CIX
About average
Above Average
 
1,670 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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Community Fibre Logo
96 /100
9.70 /10
Community Fibre
Above average
Above Average
 
222 Speed Tests
16 reviews
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Cerberus Networks Logo
83 /100
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Cerberus Networks
Above average
 
176 Speed Tests
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Bexley

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Bexley area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
YearBexleyGreater LondonBexleyGreater LondonBexleyGreater London
202182.41%80.02%82.96%81.71%98.63%97.82%
202016.17%13.98%78.69%78.10%98.63%97.61%
20199.75%7.07%81.88%77.11%98.08%97.87%
20180.36%6.94%73.82%70.70%97.07%98.26%
20170.02%3.96%70.43%56.93%95.09%96.62%
20160.00%0.00%0.00%2.74%94.80%92.50%

Map of Bexley's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

82.41%

of people living in Bexley can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds

82.96%

of Bexley residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

98.63%

availability in Bexley

Poor Broadband Speeds

1.25%

of Bexley is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Bexley Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Bexley

YearBexley AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201826.03 Mbps26.27 Mbps0.91% Slower
201933.65 Mbps30.63 Mbps9.86% Faster
202091.8 Mbps80.31 Mbps14.31% Faster
202185.41 Mbps66.05 Mbps29.31% Faster

Bexley Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBexleyGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps19.25%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps22.37%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.04%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.80%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps20.15%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.39%4.19%3.60%

How Bexley Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Bexley937.39 Mbps34.35—115.99 Mbps46.58 Mbps-
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsSlower
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsSlower

Bexley 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 Bexley Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
13Waltham Forest939.55 Mbps34.9—122.58 Mbps49.13 MbpsFaster
14Wandsworth3167.42 Mbps35.3—97.23 Mbps47.05 MbpsFaster
15Bexley937.39 Mbps34.35—115.99 Mbps46.58 Mbps-
16Bromley3332.46 Mbps32.72—111.13 Mbps45.96 MbpsSlower
17Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsSlower

Bexley Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bexley testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bexley ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Bexley 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 Bexley's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.32% were fast, 24.51% slow, and 33.17% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:43:52218 secs143.48 Mbps152.41 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 23:36:12286 secs12.15 Mbps42.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:02:4626 mins525.64 Mbps45.41 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2022 23:00:00260 secs43.26 Mbps43.09 Mbps
EE20 Jan 2022 22:17:13261 secs74.73 Mbps77.93 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:13:30279 secs32.78 Mbps88.68 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 22:02:5124 mins2.99 Mbps2.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:02:1222 mins0.21 Mbps0.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:11:50227 mins54.91 Mbps47.75 MbpsNeeds help
EE20 Jan 2022 21:28:0924 mins71.13 Mbps79.74 MbpsImproved
Independent Fibre Networks20 Jan 2022 21:22:36243 secs74.33 Mbps72.67 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:16:28358 secs149.01 Mbps279.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:12:0122 mins1.77 Mbps24.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:20:40741 mins89.83 Mbps76.92 MbpsNeeds help
Independent Fibre Networks20 Jan 2022 21:01:03240 secs0.43 Mbps0.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:55:21247 secs32.94 Mbps84.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:35:5745 mins198.87 Mbps438.36 MbpsImproved
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 20:13:24321 mins204.67 Mbps201.16 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:19:39614 mins0.79 Mbps7.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 19:47:3458 mins136.87 Mbps373.65 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bexley

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Glide815.96 Mbps79.92—730.87 Mbps
2Spitfire229.62 Mbps73.34—215.45 Mbps
3Hyperoptic703.69 Mbps61.09—167.75 Mbps
4Virgin Media937.39 Mbps60.95—214.29 Mbps
5Community Fibre554.84 Mbps42.89—179.23 Mbps
6BT927.15 Mbps36.14—84.46 Mbps
7Independent Fibre Networks909.27 Mbps39.1—110.23 Mbps
8Cerberus Networks683.09 Mbps30.93—90.93 Mbps
9EE922.86 Mbps19.47—57.06 Mbps
10Vodafone544.7 Mbps27.55—56.4 Mbps
11CIX381.64 Mbps36.23—40.56 Mbps
12Sky Broadband475.9 Mbps20.83—58.92 Mbps
13CCS Leeds37.63 Mbps0—20.9 Mbps
14Zen Internet92.95 Mbps20.19—36.91 Mbps
15Plusnet74.73 Mbps17.31—46.78 Mbps
16TalkTalk529.68 Mbps16.92—34.13 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold35.25 Mbps0.64—26.65 Mbps
18Shell Energy70.39 Mbps8.86—32.02 Mbps
19iDNET16.93 Mbps12.86—14.32 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bexley

How many broadband providers in Bexley are there?

Bexley has 19 ISPs tested by its 247,258 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bexley?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Bexley with 703.69 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 61.09—167.75 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Bexley?

The best internet provider in Bexley is Glide, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 79.92 to 730.87 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Bexley?

Users in Bexley see an average internet speed of 34.35 up to 343 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 937.39 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Bexley?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Bexley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.39 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Bexley?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bexley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 475.9 Mbps.

Is BT available in Bexley?

Broadband service from BT is available in Bexley, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 927.15 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Bexley?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1998 of Bexley's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Bexley?

The broadband provider with the most users in Bexley is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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