Broadband Statistics for City of London, London
Broadband Providers24
Fastest Speed1706.95 Mbps
Median Speed36.95 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in City of London

City of London is the second fastest small town in London with an average broadband speed of 63.04 Mbps in 2021. This is 4.56% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps, but a drop from 2020's position of first fastest, when City of London's average internet download speed was 64.42 Mbps.

Residents in City of London have run speed tests on 24 broadband providers. This number is 297.35% above the United Kingdom average of 6.04 internet service providers. ISPs available in City of London include BT, Vodafone, and Virgin Media. The most common broadband provider in City of London is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 930.15 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 25.32—72.3 Mbps.

City of London's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1706.95 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in City of London is 36.95 Mbps, which is 0.43% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 20.88% below the average of 46.7 Mbps in London.

Internet speeds in City of London are typically faster than Greenwich, but slower than Tower Hamlets. Nearby locations include Southwark with speeds 28.5—108.4 Mbps, Tower Hamlets with speeds 28.65—93.15 Mbps, and Lambeth with speeds 27.47—104.24 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • G.Network in City of London
    Not enough reviews
    169.24 Mbps

    G.Network's typical internet speed range in City of London is 121.63 to 540.38 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 946.75 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 448 speed tests on G.Network Broadband.

  • Glide in City of London
    4 Reviews
    151.71 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in City of London is 102.04 to 329.04 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 650.31 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 46 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Vision Fibre Media in City of London
    Not enough reviews
    99.62 Mbps

    Vision Fibre Media's typical internet speed range in City of London is 98.95 to 270.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 813.04 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 5,637 speed tests on Vision Fibre Media Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in City of London
    26 Reviews
    73.65 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in City of London is 56.63 to 261.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 910.16 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 1,401 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Community Fibre in City of London
    9 Reviews
    67.25 Mbps
    Order Online

    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in City of London is 47.17 to 156.77 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,002.52 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 3,301 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in City of London
    4 Reviews
    48.32 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in City of London is 35.14 to 70.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 90.45 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 70 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • BT in City of London
    307 Reviews
    37.47 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in City of London is 25.32 to 72.3 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 930.15 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 127,303 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in City of London
    34 Reviews
    36.12 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in City of London is 30.22 to 93.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 878.39 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 1,482 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in City of London
    174 Reviews
    35.71 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in City of London is 27.74 to 71.16 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 508.2 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 2,567 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Vodafone in City of London
    109 Reviews
    35.57 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in City of London is 28.32 to 64.04 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 938.41 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 18,416 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Spitfire in City of London
    Not enough reviews
    33.85 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in City of London is 26.17 to 44.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 95.01 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 70 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    2 Reviews
    31.36 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in City of London is 22.57 to 85.09 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 370.15 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 275 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • Optimity
    Not enough reviews
    25.96 Mbps

    Optimity's typical internet speed range in City of London is 6.38 to 37.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 198.44 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 22 speed tests on Optimity Broadband.

  • FastNet in City of London
    Not enough reviews
    21.01 Mbps

    FastNet's typical internet speed range in City of London is 21.01 to 214.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 218.51 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 5 speed tests on FastNet Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in City of London
    656 Reviews
    20.83 Mbps
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    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in City of London is 13.86 to 62.41 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,706.95 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 6,806 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • CIX in City of London
    1 Review
    20.51 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in City of London is 18.88 to 38.04 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 91.87 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 93 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in City of London
    14 Reviews
    19.81 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in City of London is 15.94 to 36.51 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.49 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 1,128 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    35 Reviews
    15.31 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in City of London is 15.31 to 29.93 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 66.75 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 5 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in City of London
    Not enough reviews
    14.15 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in City of London is 12.43 to 15.35 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 15.88 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 9 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in City of London
    407 Reviews
    14 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in City of London is 11.24 to 52.3 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 475.54 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 4,412 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • EE in City of London
    165 Reviews
    10.31 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in City of London is 6.97 to 38.2 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 234.2 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 374 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in City of London
    26 Reviews
    9.68 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in City of London is 6.42 to 31.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 67.51 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 136 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Call27 in City of London
    Not enough reviews
    9.01 Mbps

    Call27's typical internet speed range in City of London is 6.09 to 16.15 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.8 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 77 speed tests on Call27 Broadband.

  • Plusnet in City of London
    209 Reviews
    8.76 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in City of London is 6.55 to 29.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.78 Mbps. City of London residents have performed 1,225 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

Broadband in City of London

30th

Best speed range city in London

1706.95 Mbps

City of London's fastest speed

25.74—72.53 Mbps

Typical speed range available to City of London residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in City of London

YearCity of London AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201825.89 Mbps26.27 Mbps1.45% Slower
201929.76 Mbps30.63 Mbps2.84% Slower
202064.42 Mbps80.31 Mbps19.79% Slower
202163.04 Mbps66.05 Mbps4.56% Slower

City of London Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeCity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps32.92%28.50%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps25.85%24.14%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps22.32%19.58%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.85%9.52%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps10.11%15.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.95%3.02%2.33%

How City of London Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps35.01—93.99 Mbps47.52 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.86—102.5 Mbps37.31 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps30.03—109.67 Mbps41.79 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps32.92—109.07 Mbps42.3 MbpsFaster
City of London1706.95 Mbps25.74—72.53 Mbps36.95 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.21—89.77 Mbps33.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps24.08—53.35 Mbps28.55 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.23—67.21 Mbps31.52 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps18.67—70.25 Mbps30.07 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.58—93.5 Mbps36.28 MbpsSlower

City of London 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 City of London Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
28Southwark945.94 Mbps28.5—108.4 Mbps39.01 MbpsFaster
29Tower Hamlets948.68 Mbps28.65—93.15 Mbps37.48 MbpsFaster
30City of London1706.95 Mbps25.74—72.53 Mbps36.95 Mbps-
31Greenwich948.39 Mbps26.44—73.49 Mbps36.34 MbpsSlower
32Brent943.35 Mbps26.41—69.97 Mbps35.11 MbpsSlower

City of London Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in City of London testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in City of London ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the City of London 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 City of London's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.8% were fast, 29.87% slow, and 30.33% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet17 Sep 2021 23:30:10282 secs6.56 Mbps6.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Sep 2021 22:27:13326 mins46.04 Mbps68.16 MbpsImproved
BT17 Sep 2021 22:43:522116 secs28.88 Mbps36.45 MbpsImproved
Vision Fibre Media17 Sep 2021 22:36:04239 secs11.92 Mbps28.22 MbpsImproved
Independent Fibre Networks17 Sep 2021 21:37:55494 secs15.92 Mbps3.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Sep 2021 20:06:33221 mins116.5 Mbps142.43 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Sep 2021 19:27:302357 mins1.62 Mbps11.83 MbpsImproved
Vodafone17 Sep 2021 19:18:5422 mins406.03 Mbps321.41 MbpsNeeds help
BT17 Sep 2021 19:11:22244 secs5.52 Mbps5.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Sep 2021 17:49:41457 mins14.45 Mbps14.82 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 18:25:11217 mins42.53 Mbps42.83 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 18:20:32517 mins97.98 Mbps98.17 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 17:33:58238 secs10.73 Mbps9.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Sep 2021 17:30:36212 secs6.15 Mbps44.03 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Sep 2021 16:32:481254 mins1.44 Mbps12.15 MbpsImproved
BT17 Sep 2021 16:57:32225 secs60.3 Mbps53.4 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 16:52:08294 secs0.79 Mbps1.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 16:32:00311 mins3.94 Mbps15.25 MbpsImproved
BT17 Sep 2021 16:26:5125 mins43.79 Mbps45.35 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 16:01:5423 mins69.86 Mbps68.69 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in City of London

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1G.Network946.75 Mbps121.63—540.38 Mbps
2Glide650.31 Mbps102.04—329.04 Mbps
3Vision Fibre Media813.04 Mbps98.95—270.73 Mbps
4Hyperoptic910.16 Mbps56.63—261.98 Mbps
5FastNet218.51 Mbps21.01—214.29 Mbps
6Community Fibre1002.52 Mbps47.17—156.77 Mbps
7Zen Internet878.39 Mbps30.22—93.86 Mbps
8BT930.15 Mbps25.32—72.3 Mbps
9Independent Fibre Networks370.15 Mbps22.57—85.09 Mbps
10Vodafone938.41 Mbps28.32—64.04 Mbps
11Andrews & Arnold90.45 Mbps35.14—70.95 Mbps
12TalkTalk508.2 Mbps27.74—71.16 Mbps
13Virgin Media1706.95 Mbps13.86—62.41 Mbps
14Spitfire95.01 Mbps26.17—44.83 Mbps
15Optimity198.44 Mbps6.38—37.25 Mbps
16CIX91.87 Mbps18.88—38.04 Mbps
17O2 Broadband66.75 Mbps15.31—29.93 Mbps
18Sky Broadband475.54 Mbps11.24—52.3 Mbps
19Origin Broadband74.49 Mbps15.94—36.51 Mbps
20EE234.2 Mbps6.97—38.2 Mbps
21Shell Energy67.51 Mbps6.42—31.39 Mbps
22Plusnet73.78 Mbps6.55—29.57 Mbps
23Cerberus Networks15.88 Mbps12.43—15.35 Mbps
24Call2773.8 Mbps6.09—16.15 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in City of London

How many broadband providers in City of London are there?
City of London has 24 ISPs tested by its 8,706 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in City of London?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in City of London with 1706.95 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 13.86—62.41 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in City of London?
The best internet provider in City of London is G.Network, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 121.63 to 540.38 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in City of London?
Users in City of London see an average internet speed of 25.74 up to 832 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1706.95 Mbps.
Is BT available in City of London?
Broadband service from BT is available in City of London, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 930.15 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in City of London?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in City of London, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 938.41 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in City of London?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in City of London, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1706.95 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in City of London?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 113 of City of London's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in City of London?
The broadband provider with the most users in City of London is BT.

Last updated: 17 Sep 2021