United Kingdom Greater London Hillingdon

Broadband Providers in Hillingdon

Broadband Providers available in Hillingdon include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Hillingdon's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 857 Mbps. The most popular provider in Hillingdon is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Hillingdon in 2022 is 89 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 50 Mbps.


Hillingdon Broadband Statistics

Hillingdon is among the top 100 for fibre access out of all major cities in the UK, and is among the top 10 best major cities in terms of fibre access in Greater London. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 89% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 90% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Hillingdon's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Hillingdon postcodes like HA4, UB3, UB8, UB10, and UB4. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 50 Mbps median internet speed in Hillingdon, which is 35% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 8.90% above the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Hillingdon increased access to Gigabit speeds by 88 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Kingston upon Thames (gained 87 percentate points), Sutton (gained 86 percentate points), and Romford (gained 86 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Hillingdon is marginally outperformed by Harrow (7.95% faster) and Hounslow (2.34% faster), and is significantly faster than Brent (37% slower).

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Broadband Providers

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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
115,152 Speed Tests
1519 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
55,819 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
42,663 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
7,015 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
6,012 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
5,841 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
3,337 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Above average
Above Average
1,390 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
1,149 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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No Logo
82 /100
7.0 /10
Independent Fibre Networks
Above average
Above Average
366 Speed Tests
4 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
127 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Hillingdon

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Hillingdon 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
YearHillingdonGreater LondonHillingdonGreater LondonHillingdonGreater London

Map of Hillingdon's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast Speeds


of Hillingdon residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Hillingdon

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Hillingdon is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Hillingdon Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Hillingdon

YearHillingdon AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201836.72 Mbps26.27 Mbps39.78% Faster
201939.83 Mbps30.63 Mbps30.04% Faster
202088.46 Mbps80.31 Mbps10.15% Faster
202188.32 Mbps66.05 Mbps33.72% Faster

Hillingdon Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHillingdonGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps16.76%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps18.64%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.34%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps13.02%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps21.57%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.69%4.19%3.60%

How Hillingdon Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Hillingdon945.28 Mbps38.45—110.45 Mbps49.67 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

Hillingdon 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 Hillingdon Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
10Hounslow942.69 Mbps36.58—112.21 Mbps50.83 MbpsFaster
11Haringey943.48 Mbps36.92—142.09 Mbps49.89 MbpsFaster
12Hillingdon945.28 Mbps38.45—110.45 Mbps49.67 Mbps-
13Waltham Forest939.55 Mbps34.9—122.58 Mbps49.13 MbpsSlower
14Wandsworth3167.42 Mbps35.3—97.23 Mbps47.05 MbpsSlower

Hillingdon Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Hillingdon testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Hillingdon ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Hillingdon 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 Hillingdon's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.78% were fast, 25.04% slow, and 33.18% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:42:25414 mins86.77 Mbps206.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:57:3132 mins53.05 Mbps64.24 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:26:55217 secs2.68 Mbps68.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:06:07216 mins24.34 Mbps99.13 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:15:46238 secs2.34 Mbps20.68 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 22:05:1669 mins34.25 Mbps49.38 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 22:03:5324 mins64.95 Mbps50.54 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:39:30621 mins191.29 Mbps214.65 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:48:10212 mins8.38 Mbps99.08 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:10:06265 secs11.85 Mbps4.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE20 Jan 2022 21:03:3644 mins0.7 Mbps1.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:56:42217 secs206.28 Mbps212.78 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:32:2337 mins337.98 Mbps387.6 MbpsImproved
EE20 Jan 2022 20:20:11220 secs38.76 Mbps43.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:08:02310 mins1.68 Mbps4.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 20:15:0243 mins7.75 Mbps4.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:44:56431 mins110.8 Mbps110.58 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:05:27310 mins77.22 Mbps81.87 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:10:0633 mins32.8 Mbps22.84 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2022 20:07:26227 secs44.04 Mbps49.49 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Hillingdon

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic917.75 Mbps837.71—885.4 Mbps
2Community Fibre302.63 Mbps0—296.73 Mbps
3Zen Internet923.69 Mbps22.12—125.17 Mbps
4Virgin Media945.28 Mbps53.41—209.17 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks374.5 Mbps46.77—114.54 Mbps
6Glide237.85 Mbps28—146.71 Mbps
7Velocity196.41 Mbps46.3—92.13 Mbps
8BT941.21 Mbps37.11—70.23 Mbps
9Cerberus Networks511.1 Mbps11.42—84.45 Mbps
10EE928.7 Mbps21.99—64.49 Mbps
11Vodafone937.28 Mbps25.94—59.9 Mbps
12Sky Broadband473.21 Mbps34.51—63.92 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold149.79 Mbps20.2—55.22 Mbps
14TalkTalk332.16 Mbps32.07—48.58 Mbps
15Spitfire91.15 Mbps24.5—47.25 Mbps
16Plusnet74.36 Mbps14.95—43 Mbps
17Shell Energy74.02 Mbps8.21—18.52 Mbps
18O2 Broadband7.75 Mbps0—7.71 Mbps
19KCOM9.67 Mbps0.96—1.02 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Hillingdon

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Northwood Hills40.014.81%11.42%34.50%35.02%6.25%
South Ruislip35.016.18%7.74%41.09%32.14%3.20%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Hillingdon

How many broadband providers in Hillingdon are there?

Hillingdon has 19 ISPs tested by its 304,824 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Hillingdon?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Hillingdon with 917.75 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 837.71—885.4 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Hillingdon?

The best internet provider in Hillingdon is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 837.71 to 885.4 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Hillingdon?

Users in Hillingdon see an average internet speed of 38.45 up to 382 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 945.28 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Hillingdon?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Hillingdon, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 945.28 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Hillingdon?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Hillingdon, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 473.21 Mbps.

Is BT available in Hillingdon?

Broadband service from BT is available in Hillingdon, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 941.21 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Hillingdon?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1599 of Hillingdon's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Hillingdon?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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