United Kingdom Greater London Camden

Broadband Providers in Camden

Broadband Providers available in Camden include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. Camden's fastest provider is Community Fibre, with a median speed of 135 Mbps. The most popular provider in Camden is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Camden in 2022 is 108 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 64 Mbps.

 

Camden Broadband Statistics

Camden is among the top 10 for fibre access out of all major cities in the UK, and is the second-best major city in terms of fibre access in Greater London. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 92% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 92% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Camden's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Camden postcodes like NW3, NW1, NW6, NW5, and W1T. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 64 Mbps median internet speed in Camden, which is 73% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 40% above the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Camden increased access to Gigabit speeds by 75 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Richmond (gained 73 percentate points), Greenwich (gained 73 percentate points), and Islington (gained 73 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Camden is significantly faster than Greater London (40% slower) and Islington (21% slower).

 
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Broadband Providers

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Overall Performance
Customer Ratings
Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
102,628 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
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Average
 
43,600 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
15,146 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
12,315 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
7,921 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
7,014 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Fastest median speed
 
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Community Fibre Logo
96 /100
9.70 /10
Community Fibre
Above average
Above Average
 
6,017 Speed Tests
16 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
5,704 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,647 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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G.Network Logo
100 /100
8.20 /10
G.Network
Above average
Above Average
 
2,121 Speed Tests
3 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Hyperoptic
Above average
Above Average
 
649 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Camden

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Camden

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Camden 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
YearCamdenGreater LondonCamdenGreater LondonCamdenGreater London
202191.88%80.02%91.84%81.71%98.14%97.82%
202016.93%13.98%89.77%78.10%97.84%97.61%
20193.16%7.07%87.92%77.11%98.53%97.87%
20184.34%6.94%90.41%70.70%99.64%98.26%
20171.68%3.96%1.74%56.93%98.55%96.62%
20160.00%0.00%0.33%2.74%95.54%92.50%

Map of Camden's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

91.88%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

91.84%

of Camden residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

98.14%

availability in Camden

Poor Broadband Speeds

1.27%

of Camden is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Camden Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Camden

YearCamden AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201850.7 Mbps26.27 Mbps93.00% Faster
201968.64 Mbps30.63 Mbps124.09% Faster
2020147.26 Mbps80.31 Mbps83.36% Faster
2021107.06 Mbps66.05 Mbps62.09% Faster

Camden Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeCamdenGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps17.28%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps19.50%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps17.12%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps13.72%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps22.96%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps9.42%4.19%3.60%

How Camden Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Camden3453.27 Mbps46.52—189.05 Mbps63.87 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

Camden 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 Camden Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Kensington1622.61 Mbps50.18—179.5 Mbps65.6 MbpsFaster
2Camden3453.27 Mbps46.52—189.05 Mbps63.87 Mbps-
3Richmond941.64 Mbps39.91—187.07 Mbps57.42 MbpsSlower
4Mitcham947.74 Mbps41.84—129.22 Mbps56.16 MbpsSlower

Camden Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Camden testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Camden ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Camden 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 Camden's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.42% were fast, 26.98% slow, and 30.6% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Jan 2022 23:37:30278 secs31.33 Mbps35.13 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:34:163113 secs388.63 Mbps38.4 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:00:30326 mins211.23 Mbps6.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 23:17:10278 secs49.5 Mbps47.29 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 23:02:1843 mins63.26 Mbps72.2 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 22:43:41316 mins34.01 Mbps34.29 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:31:05414 mins2.43 Mbps4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:46:56265 secs132.59 Mbps91.18 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:21:41222 mins58.22 Mbps50.59 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2022 20:41:09321 mins7.34 Mbps2.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:55:03279 secs42.77 Mbps39.34 Mbps
G.Network20 Jan 2022 20:34:4734 mins545.56 Mbps627.38 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:12:00526 mins93.56 Mbps376.34 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:15:21346 secs287.06 Mbps305.55 Mbps
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 19:44:18294 secs127.29 Mbps123.25 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:26:23310 mins97.28 Mbps12.58 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:15:09210 mins13.41 Mbps7.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 19:20:10376 secs80.39 Mbps87.56 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:13:3325 mins7.46 Mbps11.51 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 18:50:06318 mins6.52 Mbps8.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Camden

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1G.Network945.87 Mbps86.63—327.64 Mbps
2Community Fibre3453.27 Mbps93.69—332.69 Mbps
3Zen Internet931.55 Mbps57.78—362.79 Mbps
4Virgin Media940.02 Mbps77.53—261.32 Mbps
5Hyperoptic891.09 Mbps33.94—174.21 Mbps
6Spitfire902.12 Mbps43.08—120.83 Mbps
7Independent Fibre Networks372.21 Mbps34.57—115.62 Mbps
8CIX396.42 Mbps9.44—143.67 Mbps
9Gigaclear491.27 Mbps31.16—99.96 Mbps
10Glide896.43 Mbps37.65—71.9 Mbps
11BT945.53 Mbps37.92—72.74 Mbps
12Vodafone936.27 Mbps30.29—69.45 Mbps
13Cerberus Networks269.93 Mbps4.28—22.36 Mbps
14Structured Communications293.62 Mbps20.11—40.93 Mbps
15Sky Broadband1887.37 Mbps17.97—73.9 Mbps
16Andrews & Arnold148.47 Mbps22.64—61.07 Mbps
17Vostron86.03 Mbps10.31—57.9 Mbps
18EE926.91 Mbps19.78—66.65 Mbps
19TalkTalk500.09 Mbps23.61—55.18 Mbps
20Origin Broadband58.18 Mbps6.69—37 Mbps
21iDNET107.91 Mbps18.16—45.76 Mbps
22Plusnet74.76 Mbps14.16—56.39 Mbps
23Aquiss47.74 Mbps5.4—6.64 Mbps
24FastNet63.41 Mbps2.3—56.52 Mbps
25Shell Energy73.71 Mbps5.55—25.6 Mbps
26KCOM73.95 Mbps1.43—14.01 Mbps
27O2 Broadband17.75 Mbps3.53—13.43 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Camden

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Belsize Park35.035.72%15.15%17.24%60.52%10.60%
Chalk Farm32.020.71%40.12%13.84%56.89%6.95%
Covent Garden33.029.96%26.55%11.20%37.97%7.92%
Euston30.027.01%33.27%9.12%50.88%5.43%
Fitzrovia29.037.17%16.89%10.56%39.39%7.67%
Gospel Oak35.020.26%39.64%16.35%53.01%7.99%
Hampstead36.039.80%5.43%18.79%56.56%13.13%
Holborn33.029.96%26.55%11.20%37.97%7.92%
Kentish Town32.028.31%24.65%18.40%58.24%7.53%
Primrose Hill34.038.26%11.40%18.58%65.50%8.79%
Regent's Park30.027.01%33.27%9.12%50.88%5.43%
Swiss Cottage34.038.26%11.40%18.58%65.50%8.79%
West Hampstead32.042.42%11.03%17.67%72.46%5.15%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Camden

How many broadband providers in Camden are there?

Camden has 27 ISPs tested by its 262,226 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Camden?

Community Fibre is the fastest broadband provider in Camden with 3453.27 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 93.69—332.69 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Camden?

The best internet provider in Camden is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 93.69 to 332.69 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Camden?

Users in Camden see an average internet speed of 46.52 up to 134 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 3453.27 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Camden?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Camden, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 940.02 Mbps.

Is BT available in Camden?

Broadband service from BT is available in Camden, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 945.53 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Camden?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Camden, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1887.37 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Camden?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 366 of Camden's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Camden?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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