United Kingdom Greater London Ealing

Broadband Providers in Ealing

Broadband Providers available in Ealing include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. Ealing's fastest provider is Cerberus Networks, with a median speed of 190 Mbps. The most popular provider in Ealing is Sky Broadband. The average broadband speed in Ealing in 2022 is 73 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 43 Mbps.


Ealing Broadband Statistics

Ealing is among the 10 worst-off for fibre access out of all major cities in London, and is among the top 100 best major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 71% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 71% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Ealing's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in high speed test averages in Ealing postcodes like W3, W5, UB6, UB5, and UB1. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 43 Mbps median internet speed in Ealing, which is 17% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 5.83% below the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Ealing increased access to Gigabit speeds by 64 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Mitcham (gained 63 percentate points), Lambeth (gained 63 percentate points), and Brent (gained 61 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Ealing is significantly outperformed by Richmond (34% faster) and Hammersmith (21% faster), and is marginally faster than Brent (18% slower).

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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
104,102 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
72,402 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
39,853 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
24,543 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
11,798 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
8,709 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
8,666 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
6,406 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Cerberus Networks Logo
83 /100
Cerberus Networks
Above average
3,587 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Above average
Above Average
941 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.60 /10
About average
Above Average
782 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Ealing

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Ealing 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
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Map of Ealing's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast Speeds


of Ealing residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Ealing

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Ealing is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Ealing Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Ealing

YearEaling AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201843.1 Mbps26.27 Mbps64.07% Faster
201950.88 Mbps30.63 Mbps66.11% Faster
2020114.11 Mbps80.31 Mbps42.09% Faster
202172.42 Mbps66.05 Mbps9.64% Faster

Ealing Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeEalingGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps20.74%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.85%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.11%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps14.41%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps14.43%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.47%4.19%3.60%

How Ealing Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Ealing1713.11 Mbps31.96—84.63 Mbps42.95 Mbps-
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

Ealing 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 Ealing Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
20Sutton940.79 Mbps33.89—108.55 Mbps43.25 MbpsFaster
21Lewisham1302.22 Mbps30.85—110.12 Mbps42.97 MbpsFaster
22Ealing1713.11 Mbps31.96—84.63 Mbps42.95 Mbps-
23Forest Gate944.78 Mbps31.56—93.38 Mbps41.81 MbpsSlower
24Redbridge2368.75 Mbps29.01—111.39 Mbps41.53 MbpsSlower

Ealing Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Ealing testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Ealing ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Ealing 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 Ealing's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.74% were fast, 25.2% slow, and 35.06% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Jan 2022 23:58:00387 secs50.09 Mbps38.03 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 22:58:54355 mins1.67 Mbps2.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 23:49:563110 secs64.91 Mbps66.37 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 23:31:08363 secs10.32 Mbps10.28 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 23:05:00419 mins3.29 Mbps3.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 22:57:19219 mins23.19 Mbps33.29 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 23:12:09349 secs56.5 Mbps53.2 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:23:0722 mins55.05 Mbps64.18 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 22:16:21226 secs13.73 Mbps83.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:46:41226 mins301.05 Mbps234.96 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:00:5197 mins10.72 Mbps175.8 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 21:55:39225 secs125.17 Mbps117.04 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:45:5629 mins151.31 Mbps154.01 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:51:02251 secs804.19 Mbps818.91 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 21:21:49216 mins28.55 Mbps73.31 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:31:49243 secs4.12 Mbps4.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:17:21279 secs13.84 Mbps13.94 Mbps
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 19:06:5328125 mins3.48 Mbps2.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:03:182106 secs9.87 Mbps9.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 20:37:4442 mins60.13 Mbps67.15 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Ealing

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks715.97 Mbps164.34—242.94 Mbps
2Community Fibre948.14 Mbps75.68—284.02 Mbps
3Virgin Media940.14 Mbps83.83—231.42 Mbps
4Glide752.87 Mbps67.18—166.17 Mbps
5Hyperoptic931.33 Mbps50.36—182.58 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks371.2 Mbps51.96—116.45 Mbps
7iDNET187.44 Mbps9.73—71.32 Mbps
8London Web94.44 Mbps79.33—86.06 Mbps
9Spitfire192.23 Mbps28.66—117.85 Mbps
10Zen Internet673.17 Mbps48.43—78.78 Mbps
11Gigaclear581.23 Mbps25.73—50.37 Mbps
12Vodafone933.86 Mbps26.77—59.92 Mbps
13Sky Broadband1713.11 Mbps23.15—64.65 Mbps
14BT932 Mbps29.94—62.77 Mbps
15CIX942.04 Mbps10.97—26.13 Mbps
16TalkTalk569.97 Mbps24.73—59.84 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold150.43 Mbps22—48.39 Mbps
18EE447.26 Mbps25.35—56.77 Mbps
19O2 Broadband62.48 Mbps2.96—39.31 Mbps
20KCOM51.94 Mbps6.22—42.91 Mbps
21Plusnet74.6 Mbps17.03—64.11 Mbps
22Origin Broadband44.25 Mbps0—2.85 Mbps
23Shell Energy74.02 Mbps12.22—35.77 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Ealing

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
East Acton31.032.88%10.02%19.16%57.11%3.72%
Greenford Green34.024.09%6.77%36.40%43.13%4.03%
North Acton31.032.88%10.02%19.16%57.11%3.72%
Norwood Green33.016.54%16.73%21.91%35.54%3.67%
South Acton33.028.13%23.29%18.47%56.34%5.64%
Southall Green30.029.47%4.19%27.49%43.16%1.58%
West Ealing35.021.16%15.35%29.03%47.57%6.26%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Ealing

How many broadband providers in Ealing are there?

Ealing has 23 ISPs tested by its 341,982 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Ealing?

Cerberus Networks is the fastest broadband provider in Ealing with 715.97 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 164.34—242.94 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Ealing?

The best internet provider in Ealing is Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 164.34 to 242.94 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Ealing?

Users in Ealing see an average internet speed of 31.96 up to 729 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1713.11 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Ealing?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Ealing, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1713.11 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Ealing?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Ealing, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 940.14 Mbps.

Is BT available in Ealing?

Broadband service from BT is available in Ealing, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 932 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Ealing?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 219 of Ealing's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Ealing?

The broadband provider with the most users in Ealing is Sky Broadband.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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