Broadband Statistics for Leicester, Leicester
Broadband Providers21
Fastest Speed917.75 Mbps
Average Speed35.1 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Leicester Broadband

Leicester residents have run speed tests on 21 broadband providers. This number is 249.42% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 internet service providers. ISPs available in Leicester include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Leicester is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 855.66 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 45.73—145.96 Mbps. Leicester's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 917.75 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Leicester is 35.1 Mbps, which is 4.23% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 35.1 Mbps in Leicester.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Leicester
    61.09 — 165.98 Mbps
    796.6 Mbps
    68.23 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Leicester
    45.73 — 145.96 Mbps
    855.66 Mbps
    69.78 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    61.01 — 97.53 Mbps
    357.56 Mbps
    75.36 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Leicester
    30.12 — 64.66 Mbps
    862.84 Mbps
    36.92 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Leicester
    18.44 — 82.83 Mbps
    92.03 Mbps
    18.44 Mbps
  • BT in Leicester
    26.99 — 60.81 Mbps
    917.75 Mbps
    32.69 Mbps
  • Glide in Leicester
    19.46 — 72.23 Mbps
    666.03 Mbps
    29.56 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Leicester
    20.5 — 68.97 Mbps
    451.4 Mbps
    28.76 Mbps
  • EE in Leicester
    20.42 — 56.7 Mbps
    765.26 Mbps
    28.33 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Leicester
    27.84 — 40.42 Mbps
    54.5 Mbps
    29.42 Mbps
  • Contingency Networks
    4.81 — 82.99 Mbps
    101.53 Mbps
    39.83 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Leicester
    14.04 — 60.61 Mbps
    291.92 Mbps
    18.98 Mbps
  • KCOM in Leicester
    10.16 — 57.08 Mbps
    464.52 Mbps
    15.83 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Leicester
    13.33 — 47.66 Mbps
    466.54 Mbps
    18.88 Mbps
  • CloudScape Connect in Leicester
    15.39 — 32.31 Mbps
    64.11 Mbps
    18.81 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Leicester
    12.85 — 36.68 Mbps
    73.15 Mbps
    20.6 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Leicester
    10.77 — 33.64 Mbps
    73.98 Mbps
    14.47 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Leicester
    8.79 — 30.5 Mbps
    41.15 Mbps
    15.05 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    6.14 — 12.14 Mbps
    32.34 Mbps
    9.81 Mbps
  • CIX in Leicester
    1.29 — 8.77 Mbps
    26.38 Mbps
    3.74 Mbps
  • XLN in Leicester
    1.86 — 1.89 Mbps
    1.89 Mbps
    1.86 Mbps

Broadband in Leicester


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Leicester

917.75 Mbps

Leicester's fastest speed

25.15—92.23 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leicester residents

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Leicester Broadband Speed Map

Leicester Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeLeicesterUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps28.84%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps26.08%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.11%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.51%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps15.64%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.81%2.33%

How Leicester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower

Leicester 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 Leicester Compares for Internet Speed in Leicester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 Mbps-

Leicester Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Leicester testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Leicester ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Leicester 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 Leicester's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.21% were fast, 24.98% slow, and 31.81% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 23:53:493113 secs1.21 Mbps51.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 23:40:42277 secs24.2 Mbps23.89 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 23:38:21233 secs1.99 Mbps0.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 23:15:3552 mins6.66 Mbps1.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:54:27244 secs6.32 Mbps9.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:28:04524 mins49.92 Mbps50.76 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 22:45:21433 secs17.16 Mbps34.36 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:31:1836 mins34.99 Mbps38.32 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:36:16244 secs3.5 Mbps4.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jul 2021 22:23:283103 secs59.54 Mbps59.04 Mbps
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 21:09:18845 mins15.98 Mbps62.19 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 21:23:37216 mins11.16 Mbps8.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:30:34240 secs23.89 Mbps24.97 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 21:12:48312 mins3.1 Mbps1.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 21:17:17352 secs70.31 Mbps132.24 MbpsImproved
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 21:13:05375 secs37.47 Mbps37.48 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 21:05:55347 secs19.22 Mbps35.32 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:58:54597 secs209.44 Mbps297.29 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:56:22293 secs134.7 Mbps111.58 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:35:53534 mins75.29 Mbps131.74 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leicester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic796.6 Mbps61.09—165.98 Mbps
2Independent Fibre Networks357.56 Mbps61.01—97.53 Mbps
3Virgin Media855.66 Mbps45.73—145.96 Mbps
4Zen Internet291.92 Mbps14.04—60.61 Mbps
5Vodafone862.84 Mbps30.12—64.66 Mbps
6Contingency Networks101.53 Mbps4.81—82.99 Mbps
7Cerberus Networks92.03 Mbps18.44—82.83 Mbps
8Glide666.03 Mbps19.46—72.23 Mbps
9BT917.75 Mbps26.99—60.81 Mbps
10TalkTalk451.4 Mbps20.5—68.97 Mbps
11EE765.26 Mbps20.42—56.7 Mbps
12KCOM464.52 Mbps10.16—57.08 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold54.5 Mbps27.84—40.42 Mbps
14Sky Broadband466.54 Mbps13.33—47.66 Mbps
15CloudScape Connect64.11 Mbps15.39—32.31 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband73.15 Mbps12.85—36.68 Mbps
17Plusnet73.98 Mbps10.77—33.64 Mbps
18Origin Broadband41.15 Mbps8.79—30.5 Mbps
19O2 Broadband32.34 Mbps6.14—12.14 Mbps
20CIX26.38 Mbps1.29—8.77 Mbps
21XLN1.89 Mbps1.86—1.89 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Leicester

How many broadband providers in Leicester are there?
Leicester has 21 ISPs tested by its 355,218 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Leicester?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Leicester with 917.75 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 26.99—60.81 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Leicester?
The best internet provider in Leicester is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 61.09 to 165.98 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Leicester?
Users in Leicester see an average internet speed of 25.15 up to 557 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 917.75 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Leicester?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 855.66 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Leicester?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 466.54 Mbps.
Is BT available in Leicester?
Broadband service from BT is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 917.75 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Leicester?
The broadband provider with the most users in Leicester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021