Broadband Statistics for Leicester, Leicester
Broadband Providers22
Fastest Speed917.75 Mbps
Average Speed30.7 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Leicester Broadband

Leicester residents have run speed tests on 22 broadband providers. This number is 269.75% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 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 41.39—127.37 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 30.7 Mbps, which is 6.54% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.85 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 30.7 Mbps in Leicester.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Leicester
    56.64 — 164.15 Mbps
    595.24 Mbps
    62.57 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Leicester
    82.83 — 93.23 Mbps
    94.73 Mbps
    92.48 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    66.75 — 96.57 Mbps
    128.84 Mbps
    75.36 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Leicester
    41.39 — 127.37 Mbps
    855.66 Mbps
    63.34 Mbps
  • Kingston Communications
    28.28 — 59.85 Mbps
    100.01 Mbps
    30.74 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Leicester
    24.89 — 59.67 Mbps
    862.84 Mbps
    31.76 Mbps
  • BT in Leicester
    23.33 — 60.33 Mbps
    917.75 Mbps
    31.67 Mbps
  • Glide in Leicester
    17.99 — 70.33 Mbps
    526.13 Mbps
    29.33 Mbps
  • Contingency Networks
    4.81 — 82.99 Mbps
    101.53 Mbps
    39.83 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Leicester
    17.19 — 55.35 Mbps
    179.75 Mbps
    24.57 Mbps
  • EE in Leicester
    12.22 — 39.34 Mbps
    415.9 Mbps
    18.06 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Leicester
    10.79 — 39.3 Mbps
    149.56 Mbps
    15.33 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Leicester
    10.58 — 35.95 Mbps
    73.13 Mbps
    15.2 Mbps
  • CloudScape Connect in Leicester
    11.63 — 30.96 Mbps
    44.15 Mbps
    14.97 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Leicester
    9.56 — 28.77 Mbps
    73.87 Mbps
    13.11 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Leicester
    14 — 18.98 Mbps
    50.85 Mbps
    14.04 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Leicester
    5.48 — 30.74 Mbps
    42.53 Mbps
    10.02 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    9.75 — 14.19 Mbps
    44.6 Mbps
    11.11 Mbps
  • KCOM in Leicester
    2.58 — 16.68 Mbps
    51.99 Mbps
    8.71 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Leicester
    4.37 — 4.84 Mbps
    39.32 Mbps
    4.49 Mbps
  • CIX in Leicester
    0.92 — 8.77 Mbps
    18.57 Mbps
    0.96 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

20.59—84.11 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leicester residents

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Leicester Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Leicester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.56—92.4 Mbps43.45 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps21.8—89.85 Mbps32.63 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.62—99.57 Mbps33.58 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps20.87—102.73 Mbps33.23 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.59—84.11 Mbps30.7 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.83—71.25 Mbps25 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.78—69.93 Mbps27.73 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps17.91—57.64 Mbps25.12 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps11.88—59.22 Mbps17.73 MbpsSlower

Leicester Broadband Over Time

How Leicester Compares for Internet Speed in Leicester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Leicester917.75 Mbps20.59—84.11 Mbps30.7 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, 42.98% were fast, 24.29% slow, and 32.74% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 22:33:31246 secs14.14 Mbps14.34 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 22:32:19228 secs24.78 Mbps18.73 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 Apr 2021 22:08:071123 mins11.3 Mbps50.54 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 21:54:5622 mins1.46 Mbps9.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 21:21:46216 secs1.36 Mbps2.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 21:12:37235 secs62.98 Mbps53.55 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:45:3624 mins7.06 Mbps18.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:48:51225 secs156.68 Mbps135.04 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:39:0826 mins6.47 Mbps3.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:41:0223 mins128.9 Mbps163.57 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:43:14225 secs42.03 Mbps43.19 Mbps
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 20:39:1822 mins12.69 Mbps18.28 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 20:33:122100 secs12.62 Mbps15.04 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 20:33:57224 secs15.33 Mbps14.45 Mbps
Vodafone16 Apr 2021 20:18:59313 mins16.8 Mbps11.45 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 19:42:563443 mins4.16 Mbps43.67 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband16 Apr 2021 20:25:00259 secs6.66 Mbps6.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 20:03:16216 mins0.68 Mbps9.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Apr 2021 20:03:43613 mins110.73 Mbps24.44 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 Apr 2021 20:09:14341 secs46.54 Mbps54.25 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leicester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic595.24 Mbps56.64—164.15 Mbps
2Virgin Media855.66 Mbps41.39—127.37 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks128.84 Mbps66.75—96.57 Mbps
4Cerberus Networks94.73 Mbps82.83—93.23 Mbps
5Contingency Networks101.53 Mbps4.81—82.99 Mbps
6Vodafone862.84 Mbps24.89—59.67 Mbps
7Glide526.13 Mbps17.99—70.33 Mbps
8BT917.75 Mbps23.33—60.33 Mbps
9Kingston Communications100.01 Mbps28.28—59.85 Mbps
10TalkTalk179.75 Mbps17.19—55.35 Mbps
11EE415.9 Mbps12.22—39.34 Mbps
12Sky Broadband149.56 Mbps10.79—39.3 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband73.13 Mbps10.58—35.95 Mbps
14CloudScape Connect44.15 Mbps11.63—30.96 Mbps
15Plusnet73.87 Mbps9.56—28.77 Mbps
16Zen Internet50.85 Mbps14—18.98 Mbps
17Origin Broadband42.53 Mbps5.48—30.74 Mbps
18KCOM51.99 Mbps2.58—16.68 Mbps
19Andrews & Arnold39.32 Mbps4.37—4.84 Mbps
20O2 Broadband44.6 Mbps9.75—14.19 Mbps
21CIX18.57 Mbps0.92—8.77 Mbps
22XLN1.89 Mbps1.86—1.89 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Leicester

Leicester has 22 ISPs tested by its 355,218 residents.
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Leicester with 917.75 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 23.33—60.33 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Leicester in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 56.64 to 164.15 Mbps.
Users in Leicester see an average internet speed of 20.59 up to 496 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 917.75 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 855.66 Mbps.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 149.56 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 917.75 Mbps.
The broadband provider with the most users in Leicester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2021