Broadband Providers available in Hexton include BT, Virgin Media, and Plusnet. Hexton's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 172 Mbps. The most popular provider in Hexton is BT. The average broadband speed in Hexton in 2022 is 46 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 25 Mbps.
Hexton has the second-lowest fibre access out of all villages in Hertfordshire, and is among the 50 worst-off villages in terms of fibre access in the East of England. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to only 0.00% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 0.00% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 89% of Hexton's households.
Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 25 Mbps median internet speed in Hexton, which is 31% below the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 44% below the median broadband speed of 45 Mbps in Hertfordshire.
Hexton's access to Gigabit speeds stagnated in the past year. The buildout rate has also stagnated relative to neighbouring villages like Ayot Saint Lawrence (gained 47 percentate points), Lilley (gained 6.22 percentate points), and Ardeley (gained 6.07 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Hexton is dramatically outperformed by Lilley (102% faster), Letchworth (100% faster), and Wymondley (40% faster).
We rank each provider relative to all providers in The United Kingdom based on their median download and upload speeds, measured round trip time latencies, and the percentage of speeds tests that exceed 50 Mbps.
Customer ratings are based on local reviews matched to Hexton IP addresses. Providers can be scored on a range of 1 to 10, and ranked relative to all providers in The United Kingdom.
Median Speed Test Result
The median is the middle result in the range of tests we measured for each provider in Hexton in the past year. Median speeds provide a better comparison than raw averages because they control for the longtail of tests related to Wi-Fi issues. The charts below represent the distribution of tests associated with each provider from low to high.
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See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Hexton area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.
|1,000+ Mbps||300+ Mbps||30+ Mbps|
of people living in Hexton can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds
of Hexton residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service
Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband
availability in Hexton
Poor Broadband Speeds
of Hexton is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps
|Year||Hexton Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||19.22 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||26.84% Slower|
|2019||20.42 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||33.33% Slower|
|2020||28.34 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||64.71% Slower|
|2021||44.1 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||33.23% Slower|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Hexton||Hertfordshire||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||25.29%||21.27%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||30.72%||24.89%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||21.96%||21.43%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||11.82%||9.29%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||8.64%||19.12%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||1.56%||3.99%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||33.04—95.97 Mbps||45.56 Mbps||Faster|
|Birmingham||2786.06 Mbps||29.31—107.04 Mbps||38.5 Mbps||Faster|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.56—89.74 Mbps||34.61 Mbps||Faster|
|Sheffield||934.82 Mbps||23.76—68.87 Mbps||32.08 Mbps||Faster|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.38—109.93 Mbps||42.32 Mbps||Faster|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.63—71.33 Mbps||32 Mbps||Faster|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.47—99.31 Mbps||37.03 Mbps||Faster|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.96—107.51 Mbps||38.06 Mbps||Faster|
|Hexton||913.28 Mbps||18.89—65.26 Mbps||25.41 Mbps||-|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.11—40.25 Mbps||18.99 Mbps||Slower|
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.
|Position||City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|36||Kings Langley||512.68 Mbps||17.54—64.64 Mbps||28.09 Mbps||Faster|
|37||Hatfield||936.51 Mbps||19.38—50.46 Mbps||25.44 Mbps||Faster|
|38||Hexton||913.28 Mbps||18.89—65.26 Mbps||25.41 Mbps||-|
|39||Watford Rural||905.07 Mbps||15.05—73.86 Mbps||25.06 Mbps||Slower|
|40||Knebworth||464.02 Mbps||17.98—64.75 Mbps||22.19 Mbps||Slower|
We analysed the results of people in Hexton testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Hexton ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Hexton 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 Hexton's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.71% were fast, 25.7% slow, and 33.59% broadly the same.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|BT||20 Jan 2022 17:27:43||2||2 mins||20.7 Mbps||49.08 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||20 Jan 2022 17:11:05||2||74 secs||39.67 Mbps||40.52 Mbps|
|BT||20 Jan 2022 16:27:40||6||4 mins||21.54 Mbps||29.64 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||20 Jan 2022 14:32:02||2||58 secs||52.06 Mbps||37.14 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||20 Jan 2022 13:16:39||2||3 mins||3.89 Mbps||33.35 Mbps||Improved|
|Plusnet||20 Jan 2022 11:55:19||2||37 secs||12.84 Mbps||13.1 Mbps|
|BT||20 Jan 2022 10:40:54||2||103 secs||38.66 Mbps||24.63 Mbps||Needs help|
|BT||19 Jan 2022 23:06:03||2||56 secs||58.53 Mbps||218.54 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||19 Jan 2022 20:50:09||2||5 mins||12.09 Mbps||12.02 Mbps|
|BT||19 Jan 2022 18:39:37||2||7 mins||69.09 Mbps||69.77 Mbps|
|BT||19 Jan 2022 17:15:24||4||8 mins||12.04 Mbps||10.64 Mbps||Needs help|
|BT||19 Jan 2022 16:45:39||2||12 mins||10.53 Mbps||7.44 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Plusnet||19 Jan 2022 16:08:07||4||16 mins||67.19 Mbps||71.06 Mbps|
|Plusnet||19 Jan 2022 15:08:59||9||26 mins||70.82 Mbps||17.77 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||19 Jan 2022 12:46:19||2||25 mins||4.82 Mbps||5.47 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Plusnet||19 Jan 2022 10:20:26||10||8 mins||70.48 Mbps||50.06 Mbps||Needs help|
|BT||18 Jan 2022 20:07:13||3||59 secs||17.97 Mbps||33.71 Mbps||Improved|
|iDNET||18 Jan 2022 17:00:44||3||23 mins||10.16 Mbps||7.35 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 17:06:46||3||2 mins||21.89 Mbps||24.84 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||18 Jan 2022 15:16:21||2||73 secs||8.21 Mbps||7.6 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|#||Provider Name||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range|
|1||Hyperoptic||506.14 Mbps||107.08—214.89 Mbps|
|2||Independent Fibre Networks||371.82 Mbps||42.5—92.4 Mbps|
|3||iDNET||893.88 Mbps||32.69—74.11 Mbps|
|4||Virgin Media||656.6 Mbps||19.17—95.19 Mbps|
|5||Sky Broadband||128.24 Mbps||54.06—72.58 Mbps|
|6||BT||913.28 Mbps||19.79—58.33 Mbps|
|7||Zen Internet||109.62 Mbps||23.97—70.59 Mbps|
|8||TalkTalk||490.63 Mbps||14.98—40.93 Mbps|
|9||Vodafone||74.53 Mbps||25.82—48.77 Mbps|
|10||Plusnet||74.71 Mbps||15.12—67.04 Mbps|
|11||Origin Broadband||31.83 Mbps||27.33—29.79 Mbps|
|12||EE||73.53 Mbps||11.95—36.88 Mbps|
|13||Shell Energy||69.32 Mbps||10.02—31.86 Mbps|
Hexton has 13 ISPs tested by its 134 residents.
Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Hexton with 506.14 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 107.08—214.89 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Hexton is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 107.08 to 214.89 Mbps.
Users in Hexton see an average internet speed of 18.89 up to 1323 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 913.28 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Hexton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 913.28 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Hexton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 656.6 Mbps.
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Hexton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.71 Mbps.
No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) in Hexton.
The broadband provider with the most users in Hexton is BT.
Author: Thomas Buck
Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper
Published: 10 Nov 2019
Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022