United Kingdom Greater London Kingston upon Thames

Broadband Providers in Kingston upon Thames

Broadband Providers available in Kingston upon Thames include Virgin Media, BT, and Vodafone. Kingston upon Thames's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 149 Mbps. The most popular provider in Kingston upon Thames is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Kingston upon Thames in 2022 is 102 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 54 Mbps.

 

Kingston upon Thames Broadband Statistics

Kingston upon Thames 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 99% of Kingston upon Thames's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Kingston upon Thames postcodes like KT2, KT6, KT3, KT1, and KT9. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 54 Mbps median internet speed in Kingston upon Thames, which is 46% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 18% above the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Kingston upon Thames increased access to Gigabit speeds by 87 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Sutton (gained 86 percentate points), Romford (gained 86 percentate points), and Hounslow (gained 85 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Kingston upon Thames is marginally outperformed by Richmond (6.97% faster), and is marginally faster than Wandsworth (14% slower) and Hounslow (5.61% slower).

 
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Overall Performance
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
108,138 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
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Average
 
26,101 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
20,274 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
16,348 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
5,961 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
5,497 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,058 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
919 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
824 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.60 /10
CIX
About average
Above Average
 
389 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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No Logo
82 /100
7.0 /10
Independent Fibre Networks
Above average
Above Average
 
171 Speed Tests
4 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Kingston upon Thames

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Kingston upon Thames 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
YearKingston upon ThamesGreater LondonKingston upon ThamesGreater LondonKingston upon ThamesGreater London
202188.95%80.02%90.31%81.71%98.80%97.82%
20201.96%13.98%89.94%78.10%98.97%97.61%
20190.51%7.07%93.20%77.11%99.07%97.87%
20180.86%6.94%92.22%70.70%99.52%98.26%
20170.65%3.96%87.06%56.93%98.22%96.62%
20160.00%0.00%0.36%2.74%97.06%92.50%

Map of Kingston upon Thames's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

88.95%

of people living in Kingston upon Thames can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds

90.31%

of Kingston upon Thames residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

98.80%

availability in Kingston upon Thames

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Kingston upon Thames is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Kingston upon Thames Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Kingston upon Thames

YearKingston upon Thames AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201835.65 Mbps26.27 Mbps35.71% Faster
201945.07 Mbps30.63 Mbps47.14% Faster
2020118.15 Mbps80.31 Mbps47.12% Faster
2021101.9 Mbps66.05 Mbps54.28% Faster

Kingston upon Thames Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeKingston upon ThamesGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps1.84%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps12.98%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps62.72%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps18.93%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps2.53%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.02%4.19%3.60%

How Kingston upon Thames Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Kingston upon Thames939.64 Mbps37.69—173.55 Mbps53.68 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

Kingston upon Thames 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 Kingston upon Thames Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
4Mitcham947.74 Mbps41.84—129.22 Mbps56.16 MbpsFaster
5Enfield Town939.66 Mbps38.72—179.56 Mbps55.87 MbpsFaster
6Kingston upon Thames939.64 Mbps37.69—173.55 Mbps53.68 Mbps-
7Harrow939.68 Mbps37.71—125.84 Mbps53.62 MbpsSlower
8Islington1884.21 Mbps36.35—124.73 Mbps52.85 MbpsSlower

Kingston upon Thames Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Kingston upon Thames testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Kingston upon Thames ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Kingston upon Thames 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 Kingston upon Thames's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.48% were fast, 23.08% slow, and 33.44% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:57:1832 mins91.15 Mbps73.87 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:26:20228 mins174.76 Mbps67.58 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 22:36:19217 mins68.44 Mbps59.26 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:48:47210 secs38.81 Mbps43.03 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:48:33222 secs22.22 Mbps113.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:40:5543 mins50.64 Mbps55.04 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:54:58215 mins4.84 Mbps13.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:52:0225 mins219.38 Mbps212.27 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:52:50339 secs35.16 Mbps52.89 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:20:28229 mins132.69 Mbps93.01 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:48:57242 secs2.65 Mbps2.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 21:37:09245 secs2.9 Mbps5.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:24:391451 mins5.78 Mbps8.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 20:58:4937 mins9.17 Mbps25.75 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 20:57:17225 secs71.39 Mbps72.4 Mbps
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:40:5435 mins10.77 Mbps10.1 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:39:0322 mins190.38 Mbps170.81 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:27:58217 secs1.18 Mbps1.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 19:56:1527 mins22.35 Mbps22.42 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:02:37235 secs13.01 Mbps19.7 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Kingston upon Thames

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic783.71 Mbps92.71—305.55 Mbps
2Glide808.85 Mbps37.96—270.26 Mbps
3Virgin Media939.64 Mbps68.61—248.91 Mbps
4Community Fibre589.42 Mbps40.63—150.73 Mbps
5CIX801.5 Mbps29.46—65.4 Mbps
6Spitfire133.89 Mbps50.06—90.7 Mbps
7BT935.52 Mbps27.57—70.5 Mbps
8Vodafone933.37 Mbps31.34—61.28 Mbps
9Cerberus Networks93.28 Mbps37.23—86.07 Mbps
10Zen Internet305.32 Mbps26.82—69.35 Mbps
11Independent Fibre Networks274.57 Mbps19.54—59.19 Mbps
12SAQ66.38 Mbps0—17.17 Mbps
13EE649.68 Mbps24.74—60.06 Mbps
14KCOM87.52 Mbps11.09—65.58 Mbps
15TalkTalk929.81 Mbps20.47—61.81 Mbps
16Sky Broadband508.84 Mbps22.98—58.57 Mbps
17Plusnet74.81 Mbps20.96—60.13 Mbps
18London Web28.61 Mbps0—27.36 Mbps
19Andrews & Arnold42.27 Mbps8.67—11.78 Mbps
20Shell Energy73.22 Mbps4.63—28.68 Mbps
21Vostron18.98 Mbps1.24—14.95 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Kingston upon Thames

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Berrylands36.025.69%11.89%31.64%42.04%6.61%
Chessington37.08.43%7.66%47.56%23.68%3.92%
Coombe Hill34.024.53%10.47%29.03%37.35%10.15%
New Malden37.020.67%5.99%33.69%41.24%6.40%
Norbiton31.022.64%27.09%26.69%36.87%5.03%
Surbiton36.025.69%11.89%31.64%42.04%6.61%
Tolworth39.012.30%3.08%43.61%29.34%5.37%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Kingston upon Thames

How many broadband providers in Kingston upon Thames are there?

Kingston upon Thames has 21 ISPs tested by its 175,470 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Kingston upon Thames?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Kingston upon Thames with 783.71 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 92.71—305.55 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Kingston upon Thames?

The best internet provider in Kingston upon Thames is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 92.71 to 305.55 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Kingston upon Thames?

Users in Kingston upon Thames see an average internet speed of 37.69 up to 158 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 939.64 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Kingston upon Thames?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Kingston upon Thames, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.64 Mbps.

Is BT available in Kingston upon Thames?

Broadband service from BT is available in Kingston upon Thames, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 935.52 Mbps.

Is Vodafone available in Kingston upon Thames?

Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Kingston upon Thames, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 933.37 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Kingston upon Thames?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 78 of Kingston upon Thames's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Kingston upon Thames?

The broadband provider with the most users in Kingston upon Thames is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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