United Kingdom Greater London Hackney

Broadband Providers in Hackney

Broadband Providers available in Hackney include Sky Broadband, BT, and TalkTalk. Hackney's fastest provider is Community Fibre, with a median speed of 191 Mbps. The most popular provider in Hackney is Sky Broadband. The average broadband speed in Hackney in 2022 is 49 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 34 Mbps.


Hackney Broadband Statistics

Hackney is among the 10 worst-off for fibre access out of all major cities in London, and is among the 50 worst-off 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 70% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 73% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Hackney's households.

Poor broadband infrastructure results in low speed test averages in Hackney postcodes like N16, E8, E5, E9, and EC2A. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 34 Mbps median internet speed in Hackney, which is 8.22% below the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 26% below the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Hackney increased access to Gigabit speeds by 60 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Redbridge (gained 58 percentate points), Lewisham (gained 56 percentate points), and Wandsworth (gained 52 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Hackney is dramatically outperformed by Islington (56% faster), Haringey (47% faster), and Tower Hamlets (12% faster).

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Broadband Providers

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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
113,881 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
20,209 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
17,988 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
16,489 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
14,852 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
10,429 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
6,452 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
3,559 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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No Logo
82 /100
7.0 /10
Independent Fibre Networks
Above average
Above Average
2,041 Speed Tests
4 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Above average
Above Average
1,107 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
582 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Hackney

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Hackney 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
YearHackneyGreater LondonHackneyGreater LondonHackneyGreater London

Map of Hackney's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast Speeds


of Hackney residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Hackney

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Hackney is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Hackney Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Hackney

YearHackney AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201825.72 Mbps26.27 Mbps2.09% Slower
201929.68 Mbps30.63 Mbps3.10% Slower
202064.73 Mbps80.31 Mbps19.40% Slower
202148.47 Mbps66.05 Mbps26.62% Slower

Hackney Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHackneyGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.79%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.88%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps26.82%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps14.18%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps9.43%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.91%4.19%3.60%

How Hackney Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsFaster
Hackney1052.14 Mbps24.06—66.21 Mbps33.83 Mbps-
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsSlower

Hackney 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 Hackney Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
30Greenwich1842.04 Mbps27.22—74.3 Mbps36.45 MbpsFaster
31Brent946.36 Mbps27.91—69.07 Mbps36.33 MbpsFaster
32Hackney1052.14 Mbps24.06—66.21 Mbps33.83 Mbps-

Hackney Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Hackney testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Hackney ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Hackney 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 Hackney's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.13% were fast, 25.91% slow, and 31.96% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Jan 2022 23:27:53419 mins25.7 Mbps27.6 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 23:24:04236 secs4.12 Mbps3.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 23:19:24231 secs35.64 Mbps35.71 Mbps
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 23:09:0756 mins5.01 Mbps7.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 22:53:142113 secs44.32 Mbps36.84 MbpsNeeds help
Independent Fibre Networks20 Jan 2022 22:27:30314 mins355.96 Mbps348.99 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:28:0723 mins24.02 Mbps17.81 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 22:21:08236 secs45.27 Mbps44.02 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 21:35:55248 secs72.12 Mbps71.93 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:10:13422 mins0.46 Mbps3.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:13:2434 mins1.72 Mbps2.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:49:36321 mins73.82 Mbps73.91 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 20:49:20369 secs7.84 Mbps56.46 MbpsImproved
EE20 Jan 2022 20:08:13620 mins2.03 Mbps21.09 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 20:15:28281 secs40.33 Mbps46.63 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 19:56:58234 secs35.43 Mbps36.05 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 19:34:5223 mins29.57 Mbps31.38 Mbps
Zen Internet20 Jan 2022 19:27:4023 mins12.32 Mbps4.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 19:22:163104 secs5.41 Mbps6.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 18:59:58261 secs102.35 Mbps95.93 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Hackney

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre501.91 Mbps140.83—401.8 Mbps
2Hyperoptic933 Mbps69.71—333.2 Mbps
3CIX1052.14 Mbps47.69—184.26 Mbps
4Virgin Media936.7 Mbps62.78—260.27 Mbps
5Optimity868.72 Mbps56.76—189.16 Mbps
6telcom (Velocity Fibre)816.01 Mbps30.46—191.19 Mbps
7Zen Internet896.91 Mbps36.3—270.68 Mbps
8Pure Fibre391.53 Mbps64.57—150.72 Mbps
9G.Network178.31 Mbps28.6—125.24 Mbps
10Independent Fibre Networks375.06 Mbps44.07—111.23 Mbps
11Vodafone936.26 Mbps31.71—68.43 Mbps
12Spitfire94.55 Mbps33.78—93.01 Mbps
13BT945.58 Mbps23.03—66.47 Mbps
14FastNet73.63 Mbps21.22—71.11 Mbps
15TalkTalk525.13 Mbps25.71—65.54 Mbps
16Andrews & Arnold149.45 Mbps24.25—57.84 Mbps
17Sky Broadband494.53 Mbps20.69—59.28 Mbps
18Onestream163.82 Mbps19.61—61.01 Mbps
19The Phone Coop74.08 Mbps1.79—64.26 Mbps
20EE921.2 Mbps16.2—53.66 Mbps
21Glide707.92 Mbps9.48—50.08 Mbps
22Plusnet74.61 Mbps17.49—63.21 Mbps
23iDNET789.81 Mbps3.76—37.79 Mbps
24Origin Broadband73.45 Mbps16.22—36.92 Mbps
25O2 Broadband33.1 Mbps0—14.37 Mbps
26Shell Energy74.85 Mbps8.15—35.71 Mbps
27Cerberus Networks19.81 Mbps0—4.73 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Hackney

How many broadband providers in Hackney are there?

Hackney has 27 ISPs tested by its 279,665 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Hackney?

Community Fibre is the fastest broadband provider in Hackney with 501.91 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 140.83—401.8 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Hackney?

The best internet provider in Hackney is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 140.83 to 401.8 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Hackney?

Users in Hackney see an average internet speed of 24.06 up to 1287 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1052.14 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Hackney?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Hackney, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 494.53 Mbps.

Is BT available in Hackney?

Broadband service from BT is available in Hackney, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 945.58 Mbps.

Is TalkTalk available in Hackney?

Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Hackney, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 525.13 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Hackney?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 105 of Hackney's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Hackney?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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