United Kingdom Hertfordshire Hexton

Broadband Providers in Hexton

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 Broadband Statistics

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).

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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
5,975 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
4,145 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
2,587 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
1,273 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
1,256 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
579 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
350 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
134 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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iDNET Logo
78 /100
6.0 /10
Above average
133 Speed Tests
3 reviews
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No Logo
82 /100
7.0 /10
Independent Fibre Networks
Above average
Above Average
67 Speed Tests
4 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
66 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Hexton

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+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps

Map of Hexton's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


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

Ultrafast 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

Hexton Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Hexton

YearHexton AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201819.22 Mbps26.27 Mbps26.84% Slower
201920.42 Mbps30.63 Mbps33.33% Slower
202028.34 Mbps80.31 Mbps64.71% Slower
202144.1 Mbps66.05 Mbps33.23% Slower

Hexton Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHextonHertfordshireUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps25.29%21.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps30.72%24.89%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps21.96%21.43%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps11.82%9.29%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps8.64%19.12%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.56%3.99%3.60%

How Hexton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsFaster
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsFaster
Hexton913.28 Mbps18.89—65.26 Mbps25.41 Mbps-
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower

Hexton 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 Hexton Compares for Internet Speed in Hertfordshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
36Kings Langley512.68 Mbps17.54—64.64 Mbps28.09 MbpsFaster
37Hatfield936.51 Mbps19.38—50.46 Mbps25.44 MbpsFaster
38Hexton913.28 Mbps18.89—65.26 Mbps25.41 Mbps-
39Watford Rural905.07 Mbps15.05—73.86 Mbps25.06 MbpsSlower
40Knebworth464.02 Mbps17.98—64.75 Mbps22.19 MbpsSlower

Hexton Internet Speed Test Results

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.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Jan 2022 17:27:4322 mins20.7 Mbps49.08 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 17:11:05274 secs39.67 Mbps40.52 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 16:27:4064 mins21.54 Mbps29.64 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 14:32:02258 secs52.06 Mbps37.14 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 13:16:3923 mins3.89 Mbps33.35 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 11:55:19237 secs12.84 Mbps13.1 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 10:40:542103 secs38.66 Mbps24.63 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Jan 2022 23:06:03256 secs58.53 Mbps218.54 MbpsImproved
BT19 Jan 2022 20:50:0925 mins12.09 Mbps12.02 Mbps
BT19 Jan 2022 18:39:3727 mins69.09 Mbps69.77 Mbps
BT19 Jan 2022 17:15:2448 mins12.04 Mbps10.64 MbpsNeeds help
BT19 Jan 2022 16:45:39212 mins10.53 Mbps7.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet19 Jan 2022 16:08:07416 mins67.19 Mbps71.06 Mbps
Plusnet19 Jan 2022 15:08:59926 mins70.82 Mbps17.77 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Jan 2022 12:46:19225 mins4.82 Mbps5.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet19 Jan 2022 10:20:26108 mins70.48 Mbps50.06 MbpsNeeds help
BT18 Jan 2022 20:07:13359 secs17.97 Mbps33.71 MbpsImproved
iDNET18 Jan 2022 17:00:44323 mins10.16 Mbps7.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 17:06:4632 mins21.89 Mbps24.84 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2022 15:16:21273 secs8.21 Mbps7.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Hexton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic506.14 Mbps107.08—214.89 Mbps
2Independent Fibre Networks371.82 Mbps42.5—92.4 Mbps
3iDNET893.88 Mbps32.69—74.11 Mbps
4Virgin Media656.6 Mbps19.17—95.19 Mbps
5Sky Broadband128.24 Mbps54.06—72.58 Mbps
6BT913.28 Mbps19.79—58.33 Mbps
7Zen Internet109.62 Mbps23.97—70.59 Mbps
8TalkTalk490.63 Mbps14.98—40.93 Mbps
9Vodafone74.53 Mbps25.82—48.77 Mbps
10Plusnet74.71 Mbps15.12—67.04 Mbps
11Origin Broadband31.83 Mbps27.33—29.79 Mbps
12EE73.53 Mbps11.95—36.88 Mbps
13Shell Energy69.32 Mbps10.02—31.86 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Hexton

How many broadband providers in Hexton are there?

Hexton has 13 ISPs tested by its 134 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Hexton?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Hexton with 506.14 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 107.08—214.89 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Hexton?

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.

What is the average internet speed in Hexton?

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.

Is BT available in Hexton?

Broadband service from BT is available in Hexton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 913.28 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Hexton?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Hexton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 656.6 Mbps.

Is Plusnet available in Hexton?

Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Hexton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.71 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Hexton?

No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) in Hexton.

Who is the most popular broadband provider 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

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