United Kingdom Greater London Hounslow

Broadband Providers in Hounslow

Broadband Providers available in Hounslow include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. Hounslow's fastest provider is G.Network, with a median speed of 302 Mbps. The most popular provider in Hounslow is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Hounslow in 2022 is 86 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 51 Mbps.


Hounslow Broadband Statistics

Hounslow is among the top 100 for fibre access out of all major cities in the UK, and is among the top 5 best major cities in terms of fibre access in Greater London. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 90% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 90% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Hounslow's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Hounslow postcodes like W4, TW7, TW13, TW3, and TW8. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 51 Mbps median internet speed in Hounslow, which is 38% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 11% above the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Hounslow increased access to Gigabit speeds by 85 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Haringey (gained 82 percentate points), Forest Gate (gained 80 percentate points), and Bromley (gained 77 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Hounslow is marginally outperformed by Richmond (13% faster) and Kingston upon Thames (5.61% faster), and is marginally faster than Ealing (18% slower).

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Broadband Providers

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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
136,267 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
40,852 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
35,903 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
13,731 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
11,888 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
9,101 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
9,005 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
2,469 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Above average
Above Average
2,421 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Community Fibre Logo
96 /100
9.70 /10
Community Fibre
Above average
Above Average
1,048 Speed Tests
16 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
324 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Hounslow

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Hounslow 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
YearHounslowGreater LondonHounslowGreater LondonHounslowGreater London

Map of Hounslow's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast Speeds


of Hounslow residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Hounslow

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Hounslow is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Hounslow Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Hounslow

YearHounslow AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201829.19 Mbps26.27 Mbps11.12% Faster
201944.34 Mbps30.63 Mbps44.76% Faster
2020111.41 Mbps80.31 Mbps38.72% Faster
202185.7 Mbps66.05 Mbps29.75% Faster

Hounslow Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHounslowGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps17.09%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps19.10%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.61%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps11.41%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps24.39%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.40%4.19%3.60%

How Hounslow Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Hounslow942.69 Mbps36.58—112.21 Mbps50.83 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

Hounslow 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 Hounslow Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
8Islington1884.21 Mbps36.35—124.73 Mbps52.85 MbpsFaster
9Hammersmith1029.53 Mbps37.02—129.08 Mbps51.82 MbpsFaster
10Hounslow942.69 Mbps36.58—112.21 Mbps50.83 Mbps-
11Haringey943.48 Mbps36.92—142.09 Mbps49.89 MbpsSlower
12Hillingdon945.28 Mbps38.45—110.45 Mbps49.67 MbpsSlower

Hounslow Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Hounslow testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Hounslow ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Hounslow 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 Hounslow's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.61% were fast, 23.27% slow, and 34.13% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:14:52412 mins187.56 Mbps129.23 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:01:41217 secs235.47 Mbps56.92 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:59:07225 secs2.19 Mbps3.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:35:07310 mins108.57 Mbps102.44 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:43:23221 secs133.97 Mbps117.33 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 22:19:19249 secs1.91 Mbps2.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:02:16416 mins56.14 Mbps639.55 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:59:15237 secs76.08 Mbps208.34 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:56:204116 secs8.88 Mbps19.96 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:43:02246 secs110.43 Mbps110.43 Mbps
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 21:33:0522 mins0.93 Mbps15.64 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:26:5048 mins74.39 Mbps36.16 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2022 21:00:36225 mins51.39 Mbps50.94 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:59:42225 mins29.98 Mbps11.57 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:02:28220 mins4.27 Mbps7.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:19:192102 secs930.55 Mbps930.39 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 21:05:2229 mins55.11 Mbps54.43 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:47:00221 mins2.58 Mbps6.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 21:03:1925 mins43.39 Mbps45.78 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:57:2043 mins2.2 Mbps15.66 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Hounslow

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1G.Network937.26 Mbps185.98—689.24 Mbps
2Hyperoptic911.44 Mbps83.94—306.61 Mbps
3Community Fibre854.79 Mbps79.16—201.39 Mbps
4Virgin Media940.26 Mbps59.4—214.99 Mbps
5Gigaclear339.7 Mbps70.79—161.29 Mbps
6Zen Internet797.97 Mbps71.46—73.9 Mbps
7Andrews & Arnold137.56 Mbps48.01—86.35 Mbps
8Independent Fibre Networks165.23 Mbps16.43—91.81 Mbps
9Spitfire388.72 Mbps12.21—83.62 Mbps
10BT942.69 Mbps38.65—67.9 Mbps
11iDNET73.6 Mbps35.62—73.07 Mbps
12Vodafone936.16 Mbps26.23—61.48 Mbps
13TalkTalk519.52 Mbps26.08—60.1 Mbps
14EE918.45 Mbps17.52—55.6 Mbps
15Sky Broadband822.73 Mbps21.72—61.24 Mbps
16Plusnet74.57 Mbps16.07—50.44 Mbps
17Origin Broadband69.97 Mbps12.95—25.72 Mbps
18uno36.03 Mbps15.99—32.98 Mbps
19CIX74.16 Mbps14.91—39.61 Mbps
20Cerberus Networks255.65 Mbps2.4—34.44 Mbps
21Shell Energy72.03 Mbps4.33—27.05 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Hounslow

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Hounslow Central31.037.28%9.40%19.32%58.78%3.27%
Hounslow East31.037.28%9.40%19.32%58.78%3.27%
Hounslow West32.028.72%12.90%24.11%51.09%2.94%
Turnham Green36.032.81%11.04%23.46%51.95%8.04%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Hounslow

How many broadband providers in Hounslow are there?

Hounslow has 21 ISPs tested by its 270,782 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Hounslow?

G.Network is the fastest broadband provider in Hounslow with 937.26 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 185.98—689.24 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Hounslow?

The best internet provider in Hounslow is G.Network, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 185.98 to 689.24 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Hounslow?

Users in Hounslow see an average internet speed of 36.58 up to 355 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 942.69 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Hounslow?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Hounslow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 940.26 Mbps.

Is BT available in Hounslow?

Broadband service from BT is available in Hounslow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 942.69 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Hounslow?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Hounslow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 822.73 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Hounslow?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 220 of Hounslow's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Hounslow?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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