Broadband Statistics for Barnet, London
Broadband Providers26
Fastest Speed2779.64 Mbps
Average Speed38.52 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Barnet Internet Service Providers

Barnet residents have run speed tests on 26 broadband providers. This number is 337.71% above the United Kingdom average of 5.94 internet service providers. ISPs available in Barnet include Plusnet, BT, and Virgin Media. The most common broadband provider in Barnet is Plusnet, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 75.45 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 23.92—63.76 Mbps. Barnet's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 2779.64 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Barnet is 38.52 Mbps, which is 11.56% above the The United Kingdom national average of 34.53 Mbps, and 7.05% below the average of 41.44 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Barnet are typically faster than Bromley, but slower than Romford. Nearby cities include Enfield Town with speeds 36.78—143 Mbps, Haringey with speeds 36.08—113.5 Mbps, and Harrow with speeds 32.36—110.66 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Barnet
    86.4 — 227.71 Mbps
    409.46 Mbps
    113.84 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Barnet
    62.86 — 192.85 Mbps
    2779.64 Mbps
    85.13 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Barnet
    34.69 — 156.1 Mbps
    919.16 Mbps
    51.68 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Barnet
    65.68 — 90.96 Mbps
    273.53 Mbps
    66.11 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Barnet
    49.28 — 72.85 Mbps
    146.5 Mbps
    59.71 Mbps
  • CIX in Barnet
    41.93 — 86.83 Mbps
    97.27 Mbps
    41.93 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Barnet
    36.33 — 86.04 Mbps
    93.16 Mbps
    46.34 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    28.7 — 82.83 Mbps
    350.34 Mbps
    38.59 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Barnet
    30.47 — 66.65 Mbps
    933.55 Mbps
    36.02 Mbps
  • BT in Barnet
    29.55 — 67.6 Mbps
    921.87 Mbps
    38.63 Mbps
  • EE in Barnet
    27.58 — 59.47 Mbps
    521.14 Mbps
    35.13 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Barnet
    23.92 — 63.76 Mbps
    75.45 Mbps
    31.92 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Barnet
    21.92 — 58.15 Mbps
    148.69 Mbps
    28.71 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Barnet
    19.46 — 47.72 Mbps
    202.18 Mbps
    27.04 Mbps
  • KCOM in Barnet
    8.1 — 69.9 Mbps
    74.18 Mbps
    11.08 Mbps
  • Optimity
    3.7 — 77.96 Mbps
    855.3 Mbps
    11.5 Mbps
  • Glide in Barnet
    15.15 — 50.51 Mbps
    255.99 Mbps
    16.42 Mbps
  • London Web in Barnet
    0 — 74.18 Mbps
    93.8 Mbps
    74.18 Mbps
  • FastNet in Barnet
    12.46 — 39.87 Mbps
    72.18 Mbps
    12.54 Mbps
  • uno in Barnet
    11.77 — 34.74 Mbps
    66.25 Mbps
    18.22 Mbps
  • iDNET in Barnet
    10.3 — 33.15 Mbps
    71.53 Mbps
    20.8 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Barnet
    6.3 — 28.93 Mbps
    514.13 Mbps
    9.89 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Barnet
    6.54 — 18.31 Mbps
    74.51 Mbps
    8.05 Mbps
  • Aquiss in Barnet
    4.26 — 4.29 Mbps
    7.41 Mbps
    4.29 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    0.09 — 2.71 Mbps
    6.8 Mbps
    2.69 Mbps
  • Gigaclear in Barnet
    0 — 1.43 Mbps
    33.08 Mbps
    1.43 Mbps

Broadband in Barnet


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in London

2779.64 Mbps

Barnet's fastest speed

29.64—71.22 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Barnet residents

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Barnet Broadband Speed Map

Barnet Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBarnetLondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps24.02%28.50%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.28%24.14%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.35%19.58%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps15.22%9.52%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.85%15.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.28%3.02%2.33%

How Barnet Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps32.65—93.17 Mbps45.24 MbpsFaster
Barnet2779.64 Mbps29.64—71.22 Mbps38.52 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps25.04—87.49 Mbps34.27 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.47—73.92 Mbps27.32 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps21.44—56.76 Mbps26.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps19.12—59.94 Mbps26.91 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.5—104.07 Mbps35.54 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.38—62.25 Mbps20.74 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.61—87.72 Mbps31.81 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.76—105.98 Mbps35.84 MbpsSlower

Barnet 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 Barnet Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
18Lewisham939.53 Mbps28.62—110.35 Mbps39.57 MbpsFaster
19Romford937.1 Mbps29.14—106.24 Mbps39.17 MbpsFaster
20Barnet2779.64 Mbps29.64—71.22 Mbps38.52 Mbps-
21Bromley940.58 Mbps27.75—95.89 Mbps37.49 MbpsSlower
22Forest Gate940.6 Mbps28—86.38 Mbps37.12 MbpsSlower

Barnet Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Barnet testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Barnet ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Barnet 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 Barnet's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.74% were fast, 26.38% slow, and 30.88% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone16 May 2021 21:27:33412 mins20.52 Mbps11.19 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 May 2021 21:25:12211 mins568.57 Mbps600.05 Mbps
TalkTalk16 May 2021 20:39:27290 secs1.12 Mbps0.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet16 May 2021 19:31:161042 mins1.08 Mbps0.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:48:01221 mins260.72 Mbps559.78 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 May 2021 20:02:5425 mins47.2 Mbps50.36 Mbps
Plusnet16 May 2021 20:01:38241 secs1.49 Mbps1.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet16 May 2021 19:43:19317 mins0.93 Mbps0.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE16 May 2021 19:32:45618 mins56.64 Mbps67.52 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 May 2021 19:38:1547 mins2.8 Mbps3.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:35:55224 secs9.45 Mbps17.12 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 May 2021 19:10:31323 mins67.7 Mbps68.01 Mbps
BT16 May 2021 19:30:18226 secs37.41 Mbps32 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:00:262029 mins0.39 Mbps37.07 MbpsImproved
BT16 May 2021 19:28:15233 secs1.13 Mbps2.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet16 May 2021 18:56:59331 mins8.06 Mbps15.79 MbpsImproved
BT16 May 2021 19:09:04213 mins17.82 Mbps21.17 MbpsImproved
Plusnet16 May 2021 19:19:0423 mins60.8 Mbps55.01 Mbps
Plusnet16 May 2021 19:15:56273 secs54.83 Mbps58.17 Mbps
Spitfire16 May 2021 19:15:13480 secs21.12 Mbps72 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Barnet

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre409.46 Mbps86.4—227.71 Mbps
2Virgin Media2779.64 Mbps62.86—192.85 Mbps
3Hyperoptic919.16 Mbps34.69—156.1 Mbps
4London Web93.8 Mbps0—74.18 Mbps
5Optimity855.3 Mbps3.7—77.96 Mbps
6Zen Internet273.53 Mbps65.68—90.96 Mbps
7CIX97.27 Mbps41.93—86.83 Mbps
8Vodafone933.55 Mbps30.47—66.65 Mbps
9Andrews & Arnold146.5 Mbps49.28—72.85 Mbps
10BT921.87 Mbps29.55—67.6 Mbps
11Independent Fibre Networks350.34 Mbps28.7—82.83 Mbps
12Spitfire93.16 Mbps36.33—86.04 Mbps
13Glide255.99 Mbps15.15—50.51 Mbps
14EE521.14 Mbps27.58—59.47 Mbps
15Plusnet75.45 Mbps23.92—63.76 Mbps
16FastNet72.18 Mbps12.46—39.87 Mbps
17Sky Broadband148.69 Mbps21.92—58.15 Mbps
18KCOM74.18 Mbps8.1—69.9 Mbps
19TalkTalk202.18 Mbps19.46—47.72 Mbps
20iDNET71.53 Mbps10.3—33.15 Mbps
21Cerberus Networks514.13 Mbps6.3—28.93 Mbps
22uno66.25 Mbps11.77—34.74 Mbps
23Gigaclear33.08 Mbps0—1.43 Mbps
24Post Office Broadband74.51 Mbps6.54—18.31 Mbps
25Aquiss7.41 Mbps4.26—4.29 Mbps
26O2 Broadband6.8 Mbps0.09—2.71 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Barnet

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Burnt Oak32.020.99%24.39%24.73%50.04%3.07%
East Finchley35.024.57%10.64%26.55%54.85%6.66%
Friern Barnet34.025.14%9.18%34.53%48.99%6.25%
Golders Green30.033.34%6.79%22.64%45.39%9.29%
High Barnet41.018.96%2.94%35.71%35.23%8.54%
Mill Hill35.018.89%5.38%34.12%36.37%9.15%
New Barnet39.019.31%4.13%35.24%37.58%7.49%
North Finchley36.027.66%6.01%31.12%44.86%6.11%
The Hyde31.024.44%21.96%20.60%50.55%2.96%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Barnet

How many broadband providers in Barnet are there?
Barnet has 26 ISPs tested by its 392,140 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Barnet?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Barnet with 2779.64 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 62.86—192.85 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Barnet?
The best internet provider in Barnet is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 86.4 to 227.71 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Barnet?
Users in Barnet see an average internet speed of 29.64 up to 719 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 2779.64 Mbps.
Is Plusnet available in Barnet?
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Barnet, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 75.45 Mbps.
Is BT available in Barnet?
Broadband service from BT is available in Barnet, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.87 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Barnet?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Barnet, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 2779.64 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Barnet?
The broadband provider with the most users in Barnet is Plusnet.

Last updated: 16 May 2021