Croydon, London Broadband Options

Croydon
Croydon residents have run speed tests on 21 providers. This number is 254.13% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 providers. ISPs available in Croydon include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Croydon is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 658.39 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 38.74—147.4 Mbps. Croydon's fastest provider is CIX, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 930.32 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Croydon is 24.21 Mbps, which is 5.98% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.75 Mbps, and 22.13% below the average of 31.09 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Croydon are typically slower than Tower Hamlets. Nearby cities include Mitcham with speeds 28.77—106.43 Mbps, Sutton with speeds 20.55—82.2 Mbps, and Bromley with speeds 21.71—81.36 Mbps.

Providers

  • Community Fibre in Croydon
    54.21—147.59
    216.69
    67.73
  • Virgin Media in Croydon
    38.74—147.4
    658.39
    57.69
  • Hyperoptic in Croydon
    33.65—136.13
    921.99
    42.71
  • Glide in Croydon
    42.53—116.18
    281.72
    61.21
  • Cerberus Networks in Croydon
    66.92—67.21
    262.37
    67
  • Spitfire in Croydon
    36.81—70.06
    84.86
    37.4
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    28.53—74.31
    361.1
    39.25
  • Zen Internet in Croydon
    19.73—66.02
    383.73
    31.39
  • BT in Croydon
    17.7—66.26
    910.13
    27.01
  • Vodafone in Croydon
    21.64—42.83
    785.39
    27.46
  • CIX in Croydon
    17.74—46.71
    930.32
    24.84
  • TalkTalk in Croydon
    10.23—35.68
    146
    14.69
  • EE in Croydon
    8.7—33.85
    151.84
    12.8
  • Post Office Broadband in Croydon
    6.81—36.91
    74.74
    10.73
  • CloudScape Connect in Croydon
    10.14—26.48
    69.52
    13.33
  • Plusnet in Croydon
    8.45—29.12
    74.31
    11.23
  • FastNet in Croydon
    4.98—28.81
    268.44
    11.94
  • Sky Broadband in Croydon
    6.15—23.1
    160.2
    8.15
  • Andrews & Arnold in Croydon
    2.88—26.8
    64.55
    3.65
  • KCOM in Croydon
    5.73—19.48
    87.13
    6.54
  • The Phone Coop in Croydon
    4.89—5.37
    5.45
    4.89

Internet in Croydon

39th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

28th

Best speed range city in London

930.32 Mbps

Croydon's fastest speed

15.85—69.53 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Croydon residents

Croydon Competitive Speed Map

How Croydon Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.1—73.63 Mbps33.21 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.57—70.43 Mbps25.88 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.6—73.43 Mbps25.06 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.52—70.29 Mbps24.58 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.39—87.24 Mbps25.24 MbpsFaster
Croydon930.32 Mbps15.85—69.53 Mbps24.21 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.05—55.18 Mbps19.07 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.08—62.49 Mbps22.68 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.67—47.43 Mbps19.52 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.31—40.94 Mbps11.88 MbpsSlower

Croydon Over Time



How Croydon Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
26Brent938.87 Mbps15.98—59.34 Mbps24.35 MbpsFaster
27Tower Hamlets1069.45 Mbps16.33—61.6 Mbps24.22 MbpsFaster
28Croydon930.32 Mbps15.85—69.53 Mbps24.21 Mbps-

Croydon Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Croydon test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Croydon ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Croydon 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Croydon's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 41.2% were fast, 24.74% slow, and 34.05% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone25 Sep 2020 21:33:1920 secs9.79 Mbps10.06 Mbps
CIX25 Sep 2020 21:15:1529 mins55.6 Mbps56.56 Mbps
TalkTalk25 Sep 2020 20:21:02236 secs27.69 Mbps28.01 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 20:11:50379 secs14.42 Mbps14.48 Mbps
CIX25 Sep 2020 19:14:57232 secs8.27 Mbps8.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 19:12:04238 secs108.51 Mbps108.96 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 18:14:27276 secs8.25 Mbps11.22 MbpsImproved
EE25 Sep 2020 17:38:15262 secs10.38 Mbps10.81 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 16:48:15228 mins67.48 Mbps71.85 Mbps
Vodafone25 Sep 2020 15:33:2420 secs9.51 Mbps10.5 MbpsImproved
Vodafone25 Sep 2020 14:53:24228 secs33.52 Mbps33.87 Mbps
Sky Broadband25 Sep 2020 10:59:12350 secs12.05 Mbps10.85 Mbps
Sky Broadband25 Sep 2020 10:53:4843 mins13.57 Mbps53.41 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband25 Sep 2020 10:53:1742 mins12.63 Mbps15.59 MbpsImproved
Vodafone25 Sep 2020 09:33:3020 secs10.09 Mbps9.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 08:24:08244 secs315.21 Mbps257.3 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 05:27:44226 secs35.65 Mbps41.71 MbpsImproved
Vodafone25 Sep 2020 03:33:1420 secs8.99 Mbps10.9 MbpsImproved
CIX25 Sep 2020 03:10:19220 mins56.73 Mbps56.8 Mbps
CIX24 Sep 2020 21:09:20226 mins44.8 Mbps48.7 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Croydon

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media658.39 Mbps38.74—147.4 Mbps
2Community Fibre216.69 Mbps54.21—147.59 Mbps
3Hyperoptic921.99 Mbps33.65—136.13 Mbps
4Glide281.72 Mbps42.53—116.18 Mbps
5Cerberus Networks262.37 Mbps66.92—67.21 Mbps
6Spitfire84.86 Mbps36.81—70.06 Mbps
7Independent Fibre Networks361.1 Mbps28.53—74.31 Mbps
8BT910.13 Mbps17.7—66.26 Mbps
9Zen Internet383.73 Mbps19.73—66.02 Mbps
10Vodafone785.39 Mbps21.64—42.83 Mbps
11CIX930.32 Mbps17.74—46.71 Mbps
12FastNet268.44 Mbps4.98—28.81 Mbps
13TalkTalk146 Mbps10.23—35.68 Mbps
14KCOM87.13 Mbps5.73—19.48 Mbps
15EE151.84 Mbps8.7—33.85 Mbps
16Plusnet74.31 Mbps8.45—29.12 Mbps
17Post Office Broadband74.74 Mbps6.81—36.91 Mbps
18CloudScape Connect69.52 Mbps10.14—26.48 Mbps
19Sky Broadband160.2 Mbps6.15—23.1 Mbps
20Andrews & Arnold64.55 Mbps2.88—26.8 Mbps
21The Phone Coop5.45 Mbps4.89—5.37 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Croydon

Croydon has 21 ISPs tested by its 385,346 residents.
CIX is the fastest provider in Croydon with 930.32 Mbps, and an average speed range of 17.74—46.71 Mbps.
The best provider in Croydon in Community Fibre, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 54.21 to 147.59 Mbps.
Users in Croydon see an average internet speed of 15.85 up to 512 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 930.32 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Croydon, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 658.39 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Croydon, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 160.2 Mbps.
BT is available in Croydon, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 910.13 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Croydon is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2020