United Kingdom Greater London Redbridge

Broadband Providers in Redbridge

Broadband Providers available in Redbridge include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Redbridge's fastest provider is Community Fibre, with a median speed of 148 Mbps. The most popular provider in Redbridge is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Redbridge in 2022 is 84 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 42 Mbps.

 

Redbridge Broadband Statistics

Redbridge is among the top 100 for fibre access out of all major cities in Greater London, and is among the top 100 best major cities in terms of fibre access in London. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 87% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 88% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Redbridge's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in high speed test averages in Redbridge postcodes like IG1, IG8, IG6, IG3, and IG2. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 42 Mbps median internet speed in Redbridge, which is 13% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 8.95% below the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Redbridge increased access to Gigabit speeds by 58 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Lewisham (gained 56 percentate points), Wandsworth (gained 52 percentate points), and Dagenham (gained 44 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Redbridge is marginally outperformed by Waltham Forest (18% faster) and Forest Gate (0.67% faster), and is significantly faster than Hackney (23% slower).

 
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Overall Performance
Customer Ratings
Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
114,719 Speed Tests
1519 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
58,833 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
35,722 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
8,593 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
6,454 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
4,717 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
3,623 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
2,767 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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No Logo
82 /100
7.0 /10
Independent Fibre Networks
Above average
Above Average
 
856 Speed Tests
4 reviews
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Glide Logo
67 /100
7.40 /10
Glide
Above average
Above Average
 
313 Speed Tests
10 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
142 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Redbridge

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Redbridge 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
YearRedbridgeGreater LondonRedbridgeGreater LondonRedbridgeGreater London
202187.45%80.02%87.92%81.71%98.64%97.82%
202029.39%13.98%85.24%78.10%97.97%97.61%
20197.71%7.07%90.65%77.11%98.93%97.87%
20188.22%6.94%72.66%70.70%98.37%98.26%
20177.99%3.96%78.10%56.93%97.49%96.62%
20160.00%0.00%7.71%2.74%89.51%92.50%

Gigabit Availability

87.45%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

87.92%

of Redbridge residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

98.64%

availability in Redbridge

Poor Broadband Speeds

1.24%

of Redbridge is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Redbridge Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Redbridge

YearRedbridge AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201824.19 Mbps26.27 Mbps7.92% Slower
201930.02 Mbps30.63 Mbps1.99% Slower
202086.35 Mbps80.31 Mbps7.52% Faster
202183.26 Mbps66.05 Mbps26.06% Faster

Redbridge Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeRedbridgeGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.07%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps23.75%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.26%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps8.77%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps20.49%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.67%4.19%3.60%

How Redbridge 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
Redbridge2368.75 Mbps29.01—111.39 Mbps41.53 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

Redbridge 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 Redbridge Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
22Ealing1713.11 Mbps31.96—84.63 Mbps42.95 MbpsFaster
23Forest Gate944.78 Mbps31.56—93.38 Mbps41.81 MbpsFaster
24Redbridge2368.75 Mbps29.01—111.39 Mbps41.53 Mbps-
25Croydon939.65 Mbps29.13—109.73 Mbps40.52 MbpsSlower
26Barnet2779.64 Mbps29.85—73.68 Mbps40.5 MbpsSlower

Redbridge Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Redbridge testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Redbridge ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Redbridge 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 Redbridge's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.19% were fast, 27.33% slow, and 29.49% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Jan 2022 23:15:502104 secs30.07 Mbps30.12 Mbps
EE20 Jan 2022 23:16:11365 secs31.69 Mbps35.25 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:10:28230 secs12.24 Mbps13.8 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:06:441036 mins10.85 Mbps267.79 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:35:04245 secs208.26 Mbps209.47 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:18:5325 mins65.82 Mbps75.06 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:15:35242 secs2.86 Mbps62.09 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:55:02220 secs178.98 Mbps240.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:47:102114 secs110.41 Mbps109.93 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:36:1942 mins379.92 Mbps378.6 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:33:07233 secs0.9 Mbps1.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:28:4622 mins81.37 Mbps92.35 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 21:20:5337 mins278.13 Mbps268.11 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:19:0026 mins14.2 Mbps214.75 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:38:512545 mins1.54 Mbps2.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 20:36:48545 mins9.08 Mbps5.22 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:39:24921 mins13.23 Mbps41.81 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:45:3027 mins0.99 Mbps13.62 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:39:46231 secs1.61 Mbps2.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:23:22210 mins10.21 Mbps7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Redbridge

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre943.14 Mbps105.57—275.42 Mbps
2Glide932.62 Mbps101.49—278.09 Mbps
3Hyperoptic415.45 Mbps66.55—177.45 Mbps
4Virgin Media2368.75 Mbps51.97—211.7 Mbps
5Gigaclear382.2 Mbps51.04—101.69 Mbps
6Zen Internet644.54 Mbps19.94—179.37 Mbps
7FastNet185.57 Mbps68.73—86.07 Mbps
8BT938.11 Mbps27.96—92.5 Mbps
9Vodafone939.54 Mbps38.44—72.54 Mbps
10Independent Fibre Networks362.59 Mbps37.18—94.25 Mbps
11Spitfire93.08 Mbps39.88—47.23 Mbps
12Internet Central58.52 Mbps37.15—38.45 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold70.67 Mbps20.39—39.87 Mbps
14TalkTalk801.6 Mbps22.75—60.99 Mbps
15EE920.87 Mbps15.47—65.22 Mbps
16CIX66.82 Mbps20.6—43.62 Mbps
17Sky Broadband913.08 Mbps13.82—54.37 Mbps
18Origin Broadband37 Mbps7.65—35.68 Mbps
19KCOM27.88 Mbps0—19.74 Mbps
20Plusnet74.25 Mbps18.05—29.41 Mbps
21Shell Energy74.1 Mbps7.63—33.2 Mbps
22Pure Fibre206.49 Mbps8.25—16.75 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Redbridge

How many broadband providers in Redbridge are there?

Redbridge has 22 ISPs tested by its 303,858 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Redbridge?

Community Fibre is the fastest broadband provider in Redbridge with 943.14 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 105.57—275.42 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Redbridge?

The best internet provider in Redbridge is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 105.57 to 275.42 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Redbridge?

Users in Redbridge see an average internet speed of 29.01 up to 359 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 2368.75 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Redbridge?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Redbridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 2368.75 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Redbridge?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Redbridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 913.08 Mbps.

Is BT available in Redbridge?

Broadband service from BT is available in Redbridge, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 938.11 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Redbridge?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1562 of Redbridge's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Redbridge?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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