Broadband Statistics for Hackney, Greater London
Broadband Providers27
Fastest Speed501.91 Mbps
Median Speed33.35 Mbps
Fastest ProviderCommunity Fibre

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 185 Mbps. The most popular provider in Hackney is Sky Broadband.

Hackney is among the 5 worst-off for broadband infrastructure 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, and 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 33 Mbps median internet speed in Hackney, which is 9.45% below the The United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 27% below the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Hackney increased access to Gigabit speeds by 0.33% in the past year. The buildout rate has also stagnated relative to neighbouring major cities like Wandsworth (12% increase), Tower Hamlets (9.77% increase), and Hammersmith (9.32% increase). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Hackney is dramatically outperformed by Islington (59.91% faster), Haringey (51.42% faster), and Tower Hamlets (12.95% faster).

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Hackney
    15 Reviews
    185.08 Mbps

    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 140.83 to 410.85 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 501.91 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 65 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Hackney
    43 Reviews
    139.15 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 76.17 to 479.61 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 809 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 130 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Pure Fibre
    3 Reviews
    97.16 Mbps

    Pure Fibre's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 67.82 to 192.07 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 391.53 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 84 speed tests on Pure Fibre Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Hackney
    1174 Reviews
    87.15 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 60.86 to 250.27 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 936.7 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 14,611 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Optimity
    Not enough reviews
    77.57 Mbps

    Optimity's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 59.01 to 189.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 868.72 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 275 speed tests on Optimity Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Hackney
    53 Reviews
    59.68 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 36.78 to 263.2 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 879.59 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 3,261 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • CIX in Hackney
    2 Reviews
    59.61 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 39 to 183.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,052.14 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 372 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    56.78 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 43.14 to 106.38 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 375.06 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 1,772 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    Not enough reviews
    54.7 Mbps

    telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s typical internet speed range in Hackney is 31.46 to 212.89 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 816.01 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 219 speed tests on telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband.

  • FastNet in Hackney
    Not enough reviews
    47.68 Mbps

    FastNet's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 21.22 to 71.11 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.63 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 9 speed tests on FastNet Broadband.

  • G.Network in Hackney
    3 Reviews
    38.82 Mbps

    G.Network's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 38.82 to 156.33 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 178.31 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 5 speed tests on G.Network Broadband.

  • BT in Hackney
    631 Reviews
    37.1 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 22.47 to 66.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 945.58 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 17,988 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Hackney
    192 Reviews
    35.9 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 30.03 to 66.04 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 936.26 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 12,485 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Hackney
    305 Reviews
    33.18 Mbps

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 25.3 to 63.62 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 525.13 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 16,064 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Hackney
    7 Reviews
    31.35 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 24.25 to 60.68 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 149.45 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 45 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Hackney
    717 Reviews
    29.8 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 20.26 to 59.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 494.53 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 96,769 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Hackney
    362 Reviews
    27.14 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 17.59 to 60.94 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.29 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 9,807 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Onestream in Hackney
    Not enough reviews
    24.36 Mbps

    Onestream's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 19.61 to 61.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 163.82 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 71 speed tests on Onestream Broadband.

  • EE in Hackney
    325 Reviews
    24.29 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 16.39 to 53.54 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 921.2 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 5,817 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Hackney
    27 Reviews
    19.97 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 16.57 to 36.92 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.15 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 109 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    67 Reviews
    14.37 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 0 to 14.37 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 33.1 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 2 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Hackney
    Not enough reviews
    13.51 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 6.66 to 65.74 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 93.38 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 44 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Glide in Hackney
    9 Reviews
    13.48 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 9.2 to 49.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 707.92 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 283 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Hackney
    45 Reviews
    9.29 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 8.09 to 35.41 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.85 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 580 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • iDNET in Hackney
    2 Reviews
    8.47 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 3.56 to 36.92 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 789.81 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 308 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Hackney
    Not enough reviews
    4.73 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 0 to 4.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 19.81 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 2 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • The Phone Coop in Hackney
    Not enough reviews
    1.79 Mbps

    The Phone Coop's typical internet speed range in Hackney is 1.79 to 64.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.08 Mbps. Hackney residents have performed 13 speed tests on The Phone Coop Broadband.

Broadband in Hackney

Gigabit Availability:

69.63%

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

Ultrafast Speeds:

72.75%

of Hackney residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband:

98.03%

availability in Hackney

Poor Broadband Speeds:

1.78%

of Hackney is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

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Map of Hackney's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Broadband Service Availability in Hackney

We analysed data from Ofcom's Connected Nations reports and calculated which internet speeds are theoretically available to Hackney residents from local broadband service providers.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
YearHackneyGreater LondonHackneyGreater LondonHackneyGreater London
202169.63%80.02%72.75%81.71%98.03%97.82%
20209.46%13.98%72.39%78.10%98.51%97.61%
20195.37%7.07%72.75%77.11%98.47%97.87%
20185.80%6.94%63.44%70.70%98.59%98.26%
20174.03%3.96%56.36%56.93%96.42%96.62%
20160.00%0.00%1.70%2.74%92.61%92.50%

Average Broadband Speeds in Hackney

YearHackney AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201819.97 Mbps26.27 Mbps23.98% Slower
201925.89 Mbps30.63 Mbps15.48% Slower
202053.34 Mbps80.31 Mbps33.58% Slower
202146.67 Mbps66.05 Mbps29.34% Slower

Hackney Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHackneyGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps32.10%28.33%28.61%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps27.01%24.07%26.53%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.05%19.47%20.90%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.14%9.63%8.48%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps8.96%15.44%13.15%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.74%3.06%2.34%

How Hackney Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.25—94.44 Mbps45.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.09—105.84 Mbps38.01 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.21—88.43 Mbps34.15 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.11—109.76 Mbps42.04 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps27.21—96.34 Mbps36.78 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps30.4—107.62 Mbps38.5 MbpsFaster
Hackney1052.14 Mbps23.46—65.94 Mbps33.35 Mbps-
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps17.96—45.54 Mbps21.65 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.44—68.11 Mbps31.83 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.98—71.06 Mbps31.49 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 Mbps27.09—73.79 Mbps36.33 MbpsFaster
31Brent943.35 Mbps27.51—68.84 Mbps35.99 MbpsFaster
32Hackney1052.14 Mbps23.46—65.94 Mbps33.35 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, 41.31% were fast, 25.97% slow, and 32.72% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
EE05 Dec 2021 22:42:55411 mins2.89 Mbps40.44 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 22:27:2322 mins2.01 Mbps7.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 22:14:2633 mins10.08 Mbps6.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media05 Dec 2021 21:54:24213 mins22.69 Mbps32.02 MbpsImproved
BT05 Dec 2021 21:43:46317 mins13.79 Mbps10.65 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet05 Dec 2021 21:46:182112 secs19.76 Mbps12.86 MbpsNeeds help
BT05 Dec 2021 21:25:4223 mins0.93 Mbps1.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone05 Dec 2021 21:27:13228 secs20.58 Mbps21.73 Mbps
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 21:05:11319 mins1.24 Mbps3.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 21:21:2342 mins12.6 Mbps8.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 20:59:53221 mins7.08 Mbps3.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone05 Dec 2021 20:53:08222 mins58.15 Mbps58.17 Mbps
EE05 Dec 2021 20:30:04531 mins1.33 Mbps20.27 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 20:44:55238 secs40.47 Mbps40.15 Mbps
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 20:06:16220 secs4.97 Mbps107.68 MbpsImproved
Vodafone05 Dec 2021 19:59:46227 secs63.53 Mbps61.4 Mbps
Virgin Media05 Dec 2021 19:43:08261 secs103.97 Mbps107.93 Mbps
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 18:38:57431 mins14.87 Mbps26.83 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 17:58:45230 secs15.84 Mbps17.04 Mbps
Sky Broadband05 Dec 2021 17:45:51239 secs72.88 Mbps25.14 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Hackney

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre501.91 Mbps140.83—410.85 Mbps
2Hyperoptic809 Mbps76.17—479.61 Mbps
3CIX1052.14 Mbps39—183.43 Mbps
4Virgin Media936.7 Mbps60.86—250.27 Mbps
5Optimity868.72 Mbps59.01—189.46 Mbps
6telcom (Velocity Fibre)816.01 Mbps31.46—212.89 Mbps
7Zen Internet879.59 Mbps36.78—263.2 Mbps
8Pure Fibre391.53 Mbps67.82—192.07 Mbps
9G.Network178.31 Mbps38.82—156.33 Mbps
10Independent Fibre Networks375.06 Mbps43.14—106.38 Mbps
11Vodafone936.26 Mbps30.03—66.04 Mbps
12FastNet73.63 Mbps21.22—71.11 Mbps
13BT945.58 Mbps22.47—66.73 Mbps
14TalkTalk525.13 Mbps25.3—63.62 Mbps
15Andrews & Arnold149.45 Mbps24.25—60.68 Mbps
16Onestream163.82 Mbps19.61—61.01 Mbps
17Sky Broadband494.53 Mbps20.26—59.26 Mbps
18The Phone Coop74.08 Mbps1.79—64.26 Mbps
19EE921.2 Mbps16.39—53.54 Mbps
20Plusnet74.29 Mbps17.59—60.94 Mbps
21Glide707.92 Mbps9.2—49.49 Mbps
22Spitfire93.38 Mbps6.66—65.74 Mbps
23Origin Broadband73.15 Mbps16.57—36.92 Mbps
24O2 Broadband33.1 Mbps0—14.37 Mbps
25iDNET789.81 Mbps3.56—36.92 Mbps
26Shell Energy74.85 Mbps8.09—35.41 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—410.85 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 410.85 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Hackney?
Users in Hackney see an average internet speed of 23.46 up to 1248 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 the most popular broadband provider in Hackney?
The broadband provider with the most users in Hackney is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021