United Kingdom Greater London Lewisham

Broadband Providers in Lewisham

Broadband Providers available in Lewisham include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. Lewisham's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 119 Mbps. The most popular provider in Lewisham is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Lewisham in 2022 is 79 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 43 Mbps.

 

Lewisham Broadband Statistics

Lewisham has the third-lowest 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 66% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 67% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 96% of Lewisham's households.

Despite poor broadband infrastructure, we see high speed test averages in Lewisham postcodes like SE6, SE13, SE23, SE26, and SE4. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 43 Mbps median internet speed in Lewisham, which is 17% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 5.79% below the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Lewisham increased access to Gigabit speeds by 56 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Wandsworth (gained 52 percentate points), Dagenham (gained 44 percentate points), and Southwark (gained 41 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Lewisham is marginally faster than Greenwich (18% slower), Tower Hamlets (13% slower), and Southwark (6.86% 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
 
93,891 Speed Tests
1519 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
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Average
 
38,503 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
22,030 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
15,533 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
9,715 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
9,358 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
7,505 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Hyperoptic
Above average
Above Average
 
842 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
457 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Andrews & Arnold Logo
71 /100
10 /10
Andrews & Arnold
Above average
Above Average
 
426 Speed Tests
11 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
263 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Lewisham

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Lewisham 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
YearLewishamGreater LondonLewishamGreater LondonLewishamGreater London
202166.35%80.02%67.12%81.71%95.85%97.82%
202010.44%13.98%62.85%78.10%95.90%97.61%
20199.28%7.07%69.03%77.11%96.94%97.87%
20189.42%6.94%60.94%70.70%97.12%98.26%
20178.68%3.96%30.00%56.93%95.16%96.62%
20160.00%0.00%7.97%2.74%85.64%92.50%

Map of Lewisham's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

66.35%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

67.12%

of Lewisham residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

95.85%

availability in Lewisham

Poor Broadband Speeds

3.83%

of Lewisham is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Lewisham Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Lewisham

YearLewisham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201832.9 Mbps26.27 Mbps25.24% Faster
201942.82 Mbps30.63 Mbps39.80% Faster
2020106.95 Mbps80.31 Mbps33.17% Faster
202178.43 Mbps66.05 Mbps18.74% Faster

Lewisham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeLewishamGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps20.25%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.92%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.73%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.56%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps23.28%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.27%4.19%3.60%

How Lewisham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Lewisham1302.22 Mbps30.85—110.12 Mbps42.97 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
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

Lewisham 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 Lewisham Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
19Dagenham938.42 Mbps32.6—110.73 Mbps44.45 MbpsFaster
20Sutton940.79 Mbps33.89—108.55 Mbps43.25 MbpsFaster
21Lewisham1302.22 Mbps30.85—110.12 Mbps42.97 Mbps-
22Ealing1713.11 Mbps31.96—84.63 Mbps42.95 MbpsSlower
23Forest Gate944.78 Mbps31.56—93.38 Mbps41.81 MbpsSlower

Lewisham Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Lewisham testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Lewisham ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Lewisham 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 Lewisham's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.52% were fast, 25.78% slow, and 31.71% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:29:195627 mins56.04 Mbps42.26 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2022 23:54:15221 secs86.87 Mbps82.55 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 23:26:4735 mins28.83 Mbps20.86 MbpsNeeds help
BT20 Jan 2022 22:44:45423 mins145.39 Mbps139.42 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:59:3452 mins524.54 Mbps507.71 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:33:091312 mins57.85 Mbps75.16 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 22:37:25370 secs8.09 Mbps20.62 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 22:27:41229 secs59.71 Mbps59.31 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:12:12233 secs46.21 Mbps47.34 Mbps
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 21:31:4043 mins0.9 Mbps8.65 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 21:33:46252 secs9.59 Mbps8.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:40:21340 mins20.57 Mbps23.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:50:39212 mins52.42 Mbps50.45 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:38:49317 mins54.07 Mbps226.25 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 20:56:01215 secs120.86 Mbps94.35 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 20:27:06327 mins8.62 Mbps3.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 20:53:39226 secs19.63 Mbps21.16 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:44:5427 mins0.97 Mbps5.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:33:15618 mins12.08 Mbps73.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:45:31251 secs0.14 Mbps0.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Lewisham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic876.67 Mbps93.33—274.22 Mbps
2KCOM301.17 Mbps94.18—266.93 Mbps
3Community Fibre1302.22 Mbps83.87—221.87 Mbps
4Glide256.39 Mbps32.04—223.78 Mbps
5FastNet202.32 Mbps60.21—197.18 Mbps
6Zen Internet929.83 Mbps32.02—122.42 Mbps
7Virgin Media939.53 Mbps51.58—200.16 Mbps
8Vodafone936.78 Mbps31.5—70.54 Mbps
9BT939.22 Mbps24.47—71.53 Mbps
10Independent Fibre Networks110.56 Mbps48.81—91.12 Mbps
11Spitfire765.24 Mbps19.23—73.4 Mbps
12EE906.2 Mbps19.43—70.18 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold74.83 Mbps63.55—66.68 Mbps
14Cerberus Networks90.81 Mbps41.16—86.55 Mbps
15iDNET74.63 Mbps34.65—74.29 Mbps
16Gradwell90.68 Mbps31.78—65.27 Mbps
17TalkTalk629.9 Mbps24.8—61.97 Mbps
18CIX87.17 Mbps18.75—66.95 Mbps
19Sky Broadband488.75 Mbps15.87—52.6 Mbps
20Plusnet74.64 Mbps12.9—42.34 Mbps
21Origin Broadband67.18 Mbps16.31—27.62 Mbps
22Shell Energy73.99 Mbps5.15—29.35 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Lewisham

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Catford33.028.88%9.51%26.74%59.61%3.69%
Deptford30.030.14%29.32%18.92%67.67%2.84%
New Cross31.033.71%16.81%21.40%67.82%4.78%
Sydenham35.019.64%19.84%27.63%59.06%4.55%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Lewisham

How many broadband providers in Lewisham are there?

Lewisham has 22 ISPs tested by its 303,536 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Lewisham?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Lewisham with 876.67 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 93.33—274.22 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Lewisham?

The best internet provider in Lewisham is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 93.33 to 274.22 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Lewisham?

Users in Lewisham see an average internet speed of 30.85 up to 393 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1302.22 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Lewisham?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Lewisham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.53 Mbps.

Is BT available in Lewisham?

Broadband service from BT is available in Lewisham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.22 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Lewisham?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Lewisham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 488.75 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Lewisham?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 775 of Lewisham's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Lewisham?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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