Broadband Statistics for Leicester, Leicester
Broadband Providers22
Fastest Speed933.42 Mbps
Median Speed36.55 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Leicester

Leicester is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 60.6 Mbps in 2021. This is 8.25% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Leicester have run speed tests on 22 broadband providers. This number is 258.89% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 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 916.85 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 45.44—150.09 Mbps.

Leicester's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 933.42 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Leicester is 36.55 Mbps, which is 1.22% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 36.55 Mbps in Leicester.

Our research into internet speeds in Leicester includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in LE2, LE5, LE4, LE3, and LE1.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Leicester
    31 Reviews
    112.07 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 71.01 to 173.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 891.84 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 276 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Leicester
    809 Reviews
    68.8 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 45.44 to 150.09 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 916.85 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 73,262 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    50.71 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 39.75 to 113 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 357.56 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 102 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Leicester
    Not enough reviews
    44.31 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 27.64 to 82.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 92.03 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 8 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Leicester
    133 Reviews
    38.43 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 32.53 to 65.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 924.36 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 4,473 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Leicester
    32 Reviews
    33.3 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 24.24 to 36.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.15 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 1,081 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Glide in Leicester
    6 Reviews
    33.01 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 20.82 to 80.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 666.03 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 743 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • BT in Leicester
    408 Reviews
    32.29 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 26.27 to 59.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 933.42 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 17,893 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • EE in Leicester
    215 Reviews
    31.53 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 24.06 to 59.3 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 765.26 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 2,532 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Leicester
    220 Reviews
    30.35 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 21.86 to 71.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 495.78 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 8,365 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Leicester
    7 Reviews
    29.42 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 27.5 to 41.69 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 54.5 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 9 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Leicester
    19 Reviews
    26.99 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 10.02 to 37.61 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 41.15 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 8 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Leicester
    492 Reviews
    21.85 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 15.21 to 51.88 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 496.21 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 43,000 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • CloudScape Connect in Leicester
    Not enough reviews
    20.98 Mbps

    CloudScape Connect's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 15.58 to 35.71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.21 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 49 speed tests on CloudScape Connect Broadband.

  • Contingency Networks
    Not enough reviews
    18.8 Mbps

    Contingency Networks's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 16.03 to 28.75 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 41.46 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 26 speed tests on Contingency Networks Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Leicester
    37 Reviews
    18.02 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 11.84 to 46.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 291.92 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 104 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Leicester
    262 Reviews
    16.4 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 12.36 to 35.34 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.13 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 3,161 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    45 Reviews
    6.2 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 5.68 to 12.14 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 32.34 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 22 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • XLN in Leicester
    Not enough reviews
    1.86 Mbps

    XLN's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 1.86 to 1.89 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1.89 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 3 speed tests on XLN Broadband.

  • CIX in Leicester
    1 Review
    0.96 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 0.92 to 4.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 26.38 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 17 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • BazTel
    Not enough reviews
    0.4 Mbps

    BazTel's typical internet speed range in Leicester is 0.28 to 0.58 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1.09 Mbps. Leicester residents have performed 15 speed tests on BazTel Broadband.

Broadband in Leicester

1st

Best speed range city in Leicester

933.42 Mbps

Leicester's fastest speed

26.89—94.13 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leicester residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Leicester

YearLeicester AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201820.32 Mbps26.27 Mbps22.65% Slower
201924.06 Mbps30.63 Mbps21.45% Slower
202069.91 Mbps80.31 Mbps12.95% Slower
202160.6 Mbps66.05 Mbps8.25% Slower

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 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 
1Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 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, 25.64% slow, and 31.15% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:42:35627 mins1.93 Mbps5.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:50:05214 mins0.61 Mbps1.07 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:20:11351 secs45.72 Mbps61.53 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:07:28334 mins35.74 Mbps71.69 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 21:36:24486 secs13.25 Mbps14.11 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:32:04344 secs28.52 Mbps24.98 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:18:43432 mins8.82 Mbps16.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:19:30232 secs20.64 Mbps194.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:16:30257 secs224.45 Mbps262.69 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 19:41:3946 mins56.2 Mbps1.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:43:35230 secs50.08 Mbps45.94 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:29:33278 secs0.12 Mbps106.51 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:16:59255 secs101.5 Mbps108.44 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:10:19226 secs100.31 Mbps91.26 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:54:462116 secs108.85 Mbps100.91 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 18:33:23236 secs5.06 Mbps9.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:32:52236 secs39.27 Mbps42.45 Mbps
Hyperoptic17 Oct 2021 18:29:26268 secs54.9 Mbps58.59 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 17:26:091562 mins15.86 Mbps37.1 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 18:11:5823 mins1.38 Mbps23.63 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leicester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic891.84 Mbps71.01—173.25 Mbps
2Virgin Media916.85 Mbps45.44—150.09 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks357.56 Mbps39.75—113 Mbps
4Cerberus Networks92.03 Mbps27.64—82.83 Mbps
5Glide666.03 Mbps20.82—80.39 Mbps
6Vodafone924.36 Mbps32.53—65.95 Mbps
7Zen Internet291.92 Mbps11.84—46.29 Mbps
8BT933.42 Mbps26.27—59.6 Mbps
9KCOM464.52 Mbps13.02—59.29 Mbps
10TalkTalk495.78 Mbps21.86—71.95 Mbps
11EE765.26 Mbps24.06—59.3 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold54.5 Mbps27.5—41.69 Mbps
13Sky Broadband496.21 Mbps15.21—51.88 Mbps
14Shell Energy73.15 Mbps24.24—36.86 Mbps
15Origin Broadband41.15 Mbps10.02—37.61 Mbps
16CloudScape Connect73.21 Mbps15.58—35.71 Mbps
17Plusnet74.13 Mbps12.36—35.34 Mbps
18Contingency Networks41.46 Mbps16.03—28.75 Mbps
19O2 Broadband32.34 Mbps5.68—12.14 Mbps
20CIX26.38 Mbps0.92—4.72 Mbps
21XLN1.89 Mbps1.86—1.89 Mbps
22BazTel1.09 Mbps0.28—0.58 Mbps

Leicester Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Leicester

How many broadband providers in Leicester are there?
Leicester has 22 ISPs tested by its 355,218 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Leicester?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Leicester with 933.42 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 26.27—59.6 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 71.01 to 173.25 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Leicester?
Users in Leicester see an average internet speed of 26.89 up to 534 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 933.42 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 916.85 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 496.21 Mbps.
Is BT available in Leicester?
Broadband service from BT is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 933.42 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Leicester?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 104 of Leicester's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Leicester?
The broadband provider with the most users in Leicester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021