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Broadband Providers in Lambeth

Broadband Providers available in Lambeth include Virgin Media, BT, and Plusnet. Lambeth's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 94 Mbps. The most popular provider in Lambeth is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Lambeth in 2022 is 71 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 39 Mbps.


Lambeth Broadband Statistics

Lambeth is among the 5 worst-off for fibre access 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 68% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 72% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 97% of Lambeth's households.

Despite poor broadband infrastructure, we see high speed test averages in Lambeth postcodes like SW2, SW9, SW4, SW16, and SW8. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 39 Mbps median internet speed in Lambeth, which is 4.91% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 15% below the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Lambeth increased access to Gigabit speeds by 63 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Brent (gained 61 percentate points), Hackney (gained 60 percentate points), and Redbridge (gained 58 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Lambeth is marginally outperformed by Greater London (18% faster) and Southwark (3.98% faster).

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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
123,322 Speed Tests
1519 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
108,576 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
58,730 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
36,393 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
14,930 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
12,903 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
11,585 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Above average
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6,292 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Community Fibre Logo
96 /100
9.70 /10
Community Fibre
Above average
Above Average
4,867 Speed Tests
16 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
4,057 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Spitfire Logo
88 /100
Above average
1,895 Speed Tests
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Lambeth

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Lambeth 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
YearLambethGreater LondonLambethGreater LondonLambethGreater London

Map of Lambeth's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast Speeds


of Lambeth residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Lambeth

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Lambeth is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Lambeth Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Lambeth

YearLambeth AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201833.76 Mbps26.27 Mbps28.51% Faster
201939.35 Mbps30.63 Mbps28.47% Faster
2020100.27 Mbps80.31 Mbps24.85% Faster
202171.04 Mbps66.05 Mbps7.55% Faster

Lambeth Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeLambethGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.92%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.97%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.58%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps12.33%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps19.24%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.97%4.19%3.60%

How Lambeth Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Lambeth1849.17 Mbps26.61—95.53 Mbps38.67 Mbps-
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
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

Lambeth 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 Lambeth Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
26Barnet2779.64 Mbps29.85—73.68 Mbps40.5 MbpsFaster
27Southwark945.94 Mbps28.82—108.6 Mbps40.21 MbpsFaster
28Lambeth1849.17 Mbps26.61—95.53 Mbps38.67 Mbps-

Lambeth Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Lambeth testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Lambeth ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Lambeth 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 Lambeth's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.57% were fast, 26.24% slow, and 30.18% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:58:31233 secs11.88 Mbps15.69 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 23:32:44817 mins2.37 Mbps3.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:26:44262 secs130.27 Mbps157.45 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 23:17:5532 mins5.78 Mbps4.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 23:08:4723 mins19.57 Mbps6.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 22:57:0122 mins27.59 Mbps16.2 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2022 22:44:48312 mins120.57 Mbps128.31 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:39:07217 mins107.41 Mbps107.24 Mbps
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 22:51:51222 secs2.71 Mbps10.18 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic20 Jan 2022 22:20:43331 mins58.85 Mbps63.16 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:26:5426 mins8.23 Mbps8.81 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 22:20:2326 mins2.54 Mbps23.01 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:15:1724 mins90.74 Mbps76.65 MbpsNeeds help
EE20 Jan 2022 21:58:28246 secs30.71 Mbps17.83 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:47:321510 mins93.64 Mbps105.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:53:1722 mins211.9 Mbps208.57 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 21:48:4634 mins0.3 Mbps10.03 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 21:15:12635 mins18.53 Mbps2.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 21:40:44292 secs47.33 Mbps47.63 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:38:50240 secs2.09 Mbps205.93 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Lambeth

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic932.96 Mbps93.7—254.09 Mbps
2Community Fibre1849.17 Mbps55.24—211.88 Mbps
3Virgin Media937.28 Mbps60.71—213.52 Mbps
4G.Network946.93 Mbps93.66—93.84 Mbps
5Cerberus Networks786.66 Mbps19.67—89.17 Mbps
6Glide350.73 Mbps40.27—171.72 Mbps
7iDNET906.89 Mbps32.38—71.61 Mbps
8Zen Internet885.37 Mbps37.3—71.32 Mbps
9Vodafone939.79 Mbps33.68—71.05 Mbps
10Independent Fibre Networks361.24 Mbps38.55—90.65 Mbps
11Spitfire930.53 Mbps17.6—74.86 Mbps
12BT944.99 Mbps17.23—67.17 Mbps
13KCOM93.58 Mbps28.99—67.45 Mbps
14TalkTalk523.51 Mbps18.04—53.35 Mbps
15Sky Broadband450.64 Mbps15.03—63.76 Mbps
16EE872.58 Mbps14.25—48.03 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold139.24 Mbps1.96—51.4 Mbps
18Plusnet75.55 Mbps15.23—56.17 Mbps
19CloudScape Connect36.22 Mbps13.65—27.79 Mbps
20Shell Energy74.08 Mbps7.49—25.31 Mbps
21Origin Broadband36.97 Mbps11.39—14.26 Mbps
22FastNet32.45 Mbps8.41—18.12 Mbps
23CIX18.25 Mbps2.68—17.96 Mbps
24O2 Broadband11.36 Mbps0.15—0.47 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Lambeth

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
South Lambeth31.032.90%12.92%16.34%64.67%4.33%
Streatham Hill33.030.62%16.67%27.70%64.58%5.28%
West Norwood33.023.56%19.91%29.05%59.90%5.01%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Lambeth

How many broadband providers in Lambeth are there?

Lambeth has 24 ISPs tested by its 325,917 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Lambeth?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Lambeth with 932.96 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 93.7—254.09 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Lambeth?

The best internet provider in Lambeth is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 93.7 to 254.09 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Lambeth?

Users in Lambeth see an average internet speed of 26.61 up to 570 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1849.17 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Lambeth?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Lambeth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.28 Mbps.

Is BT available in Lambeth?

Broadband service from BT is available in Lambeth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 944.99 Mbps.

Is Plusnet available in Lambeth?

Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Lambeth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 75.55 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Lambeth?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 356 of Lambeth's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Lambeth?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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