United Kingdom Greater London Harrow

Broadband Providers in Harrow

Broadband Providers available in Harrow include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Harrow's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 123 Mbps. The most popular provider in Harrow is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Harrow in 2022 is 91 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 54 Mbps.

 

Harrow Broadband Statistics

Harrow is among the top 100 for fibre access out of all major cities in the UK, and is among the top 100 best major cities in terms of fibre access in Greater London. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 86% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 86% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Harrow's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Harrow postcodes like HA3, HA2, HA1, HA7, and HA5. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 54 Mbps median internet speed in Harrow, which is 45% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 18% above the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Harrow increased access to Gigabit speeds by 75 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Camden (gained 75 percentate points), Richmond (gained 73 percentate points), and Greenwich (gained 73 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Harrow is significantly faster than Brent (48% slower), Ealing (25% slower), and Hillingdon (7.95% 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
 
108,147 Speed Tests
1519 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
37,464 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
27,743 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
6,534 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
6,334 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
5,132 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
2,902 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Gradwell Logo
36 /100
N/A
Gradwell
Below average
 
1,291 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Community Fibre Logo
96 /100
9.70 /10
Community Fibre
Above average
Above Average
 
721 Speed Tests
16 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
677 Speed Tests
69 reviews
Fastest median speed
 
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Hyperoptic
Above average
Above Average
 
652 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Harrow

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Harrow 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
YearHarrowGreater LondonHarrowGreater LondonHarrowGreater London
202185.53%80.02%85.53%81.71%98.99%97.82%
202010.11%13.98%80.85%78.10%98.73%97.61%
20192.97%7.07%75.02%77.11%98.80%97.87%
20180.84%6.94%49.51%70.70%98.35%98.26%
20170.50%3.96%72.81%56.93%98.11%96.62%
20160.00%0.00%0.17%2.74%97.28%92.50%

Map of Harrow's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

85.53%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

85.53%

of Harrow residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

98.99%

availability in Harrow

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Harrow is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Harrow Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Harrow

YearHarrow AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201826.06 Mbps26.27 Mbps0.80% Slower
201942.38 Mbps30.63 Mbps38.36% Faster
2020108 Mbps80.31 Mbps34.48% Faster
202190.52 Mbps66.05 Mbps37.05% Faster

Harrow Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHarrowGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps16.85%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps20.08%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.46%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.47%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps23.50%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps6.64%4.19%3.60%

How Harrow Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Harrow939.68 Mbps37.71—125.84 Mbps53.62 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

Harrow 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 Harrow Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
5Enfield Town939.66 Mbps38.72—179.56 Mbps55.87 MbpsFaster
6Kingston upon Thames939.64 Mbps37.69—173.55 Mbps53.68 MbpsFaster
7Harrow939.68 Mbps37.71—125.84 Mbps53.62 Mbps-
8Islington1884.21 Mbps36.35—124.73 Mbps52.85 MbpsSlower
9Hammersmith1029.53 Mbps37.02—129.08 Mbps51.82 MbpsSlower

Harrow Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Harrow testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Harrow ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Harrow 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 Harrow's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.37% were fast, 26.39% slow, and 30.24% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:15:17228 secs190.15 Mbps130.55 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:00:3429 mins38.62 Mbps93.71 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:53:394105 secs4.1 Mbps12.11 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:35:52236 secs133.12 Mbps123.86 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:16:2422 mins40.23 Mbps71.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:39:19431 mins76.39 Mbps106.24 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 21:46:00215 mins41.24 Mbps41.17 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 21:45:10238 secs24.59 Mbps24.59 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:33:42388 secs11.58 Mbps6.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:56:26230 mins93.22 Mbps93.7 Mbps
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 21:16:2164 mins50.26 Mbps50.29 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:51:05527 mins70.76 Mbps72.15 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:20:37429 mins213.06 Mbps207.63 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:22:51226 secs938.62 Mbps935.58 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:07:1632 mins1.11 Mbps13.69 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 19:35:23223 mins4.22 Mbps3.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:57:58243 secs93.69 Mbps223.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:30:14311 mins326.18 Mbps278.81 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 19:32:51254 secs25.63 Mbps18.62 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:27:39218 secs2.57 Mbps236.63 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Harrow

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Independent Fibre Networks368.26 Mbps74.07—274.74 Mbps
2Hyperoptic917.25 Mbps84.2—290.79 Mbps
3Community Fibre865.03 Mbps80.48—253.46 Mbps
4Virgin Media939.68 Mbps56.07—211.84 Mbps
5CIX921.61 Mbps24.27—93.19 Mbps
6Zen Internet740.19 Mbps15.34—63.64 Mbps
7BT922.66 Mbps37.44—94.49 Mbps
8KCOM93.4 Mbps58.95—90.87 Mbps
9Spitfire94.25 Mbps30.78—86.61 Mbps
10Vodafone930.74 Mbps27.82—58.86 Mbps
11Sky Broadband509.19 Mbps30.28—61.04 Mbps
12TalkTalk524.21 Mbps25.35—53.86 Mbps
13Gradwell924.11 Mbps24.32—30.84 Mbps
14EE646.81 Mbps19.69—54.03 Mbps
15Plusnet74.75 Mbps17.04—59.2 Mbps
16Andrews & Arnold63.77 Mbps25.18—37.81 Mbps
17Origin Broadband37.24 Mbps10.17—35.49 Mbps
18iDNET36.8 Mbps3.4—36.67 Mbps
19Glide52.48 Mbps1.36—26.29 Mbps
20Shell Energy71.67 Mbps4.24—26.48 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Harrow

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Harrow on the Hill33.526.72%10.76%28.98%43.61%6.77%
Harrow Weald39.012.60%8.92%35.94%34.68%5.18%
Pinner42.014.06%10.66%30.85%38.12%8.93%
Stanmore42.013.87%10.50%29.10%32.02%8.57%
Wealdstone33.025.48%7.91%32.10%40.79%3.17%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Harrow

How many broadband providers in Harrow are there?

Harrow has 20 ISPs tested by its 250,149 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Harrow?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Harrow with 917.25 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 84.2—290.79 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Harrow?

The best internet provider in Harrow is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 84.2 to 290.79 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Harrow?

Users in Harrow see an average internet speed of 37.71 up to 307 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 939.68 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Harrow?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Harrow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.68 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Harrow?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Harrow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 509.19 Mbps.

Is BT available in Harrow?

Broadband service from BT is available in Harrow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 922.66 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Harrow?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 622 of Harrow's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Harrow?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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