Broadband Statistics for Islington, London
Broadband Providers27
Fastest Speed1884.21 Mbps
Average Speed54.12 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

ISPs in Islington, London

Islington residents have run speed tests on 27 broadband providers. This number is 356.08% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 internet service providers. ISPs available in Islington include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Islington is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 936.52 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 62.75—206.87 Mbps. Islington's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1884.21 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Islington is 54.12 Mbps, which is 45.84% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 14.86% above the average of 47.12 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Islington are typically faster than Kingston upon Thames, but slower than Harrow. Nearby cities include City of London with speeds 25.83—73.21 Mbps, Camden with speeds 52.23—203.93 Mbps, and London with speeds 35.69—93.94 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Islington
    208.92 — 411.98 Mbps
    806.13 Mbps
    369.24 Mbps
  • G.Network in Islington
    98.86 — 378.76 Mbps
    938.76 Mbps
    154.93 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Islington
    94.03 — 168.26 Mbps
    920.28 Mbps
    107.88 Mbps
  • Glide in Islington
    37.37 — 273.9 Mbps
    777.7 Mbps
    79.84 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Islington
    62.75 — 206.87 Mbps
    936.52 Mbps
    92.33 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Islington
    74.35 — 139.73 Mbps
    937.1 Mbps
    92.03 Mbps
  • Optimity
    41.14 — 182.42 Mbps
    932.27 Mbps
    57.63 Mbps
  • Gigaclear in Islington
    61.3 — 94.18 Mbps
    165.03 Mbps
    69.76 Mbps
  • CIX in Islington
    54.61 — 84.9 Mbps
    221.28 Mbps
    73.96 Mbps
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    45.75 — 87.83 Mbps
    718.68 Mbps
    51.79 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    36.65 — 98.14 Mbps
    371.26 Mbps
    46.28 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Islington
    27.56 — 86.21 Mbps
    913.63 Mbps
    31.7 Mbps
  • BT in Islington
    33.29 — 71.15 Mbps
    1884.21 Mbps
    50.1 Mbps
  • CloudScape Connect in Islington
    35.07 — 60.72 Mbps
    72.75 Mbps
    39.85 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Islington
    23.57 — 71.84 Mbps
    149.92 Mbps
    36.03 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Islington
    27.26 — 55.02 Mbps
    925.22 Mbps
    32.14 Mbps
  • iDNET in Islington
    25.63 — 50.6 Mbps
    147.77 Mbps
    29.06 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Islington
    21.21 — 53.05 Mbps
    300.45 Mbps
    28.62 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Islington
    16.07 — 54 Mbps
    478.06 Mbps
    22.67 Mbps
  • EE in Islington
    11.95 — 58.27 Mbps
    286.81 Mbps
    19.04 Mbps
  • Structured Communications in Islington
    21.48 — 27.3 Mbps
    409.52 Mbps
    23.3 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Islington
    15.55 — 38.58 Mbps
    196.81 Mbps
    21.33 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Islington
    13.18 — 40.51 Mbps
    75.46 Mbps
    17.73 Mbps
  • FastNet in Islington
    8.25 — 42.56 Mbps
    668.29 Mbps
    9.41 Mbps
  • KCOM in Islington
    4.75 — 31.68 Mbps
    110.05 Mbps
    4.84 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Islington
    5.87 — 26.96 Mbps
    74.15 Mbps
    7.9 Mbps
  • Gradwell in Islington
    3.38 — 12.8 Mbps
    29.78 Mbps
    7.36 Mbps

Broadband in Islington


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in London

1884.21 Mbps

Islington's fastest speed

36.85—135.35 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Islington residents

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Islington Broadband Speed Map

Islington Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeIslingtonLondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps22.85%28.50%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.92%24.14%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps17.17%19.58%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.12%9.52%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps22.49%15.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.45%3.02%2.33%

How Islington Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Islington1884.21 Mbps36.85—135.35 Mbps54.12 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps35.69—93.94 Mbps48.34 MbpsSlower
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—99.11 Mbps36.98 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.44—89.34 Mbps32.36 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—53.02 Mbps28.13 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.94—66.08 Mbps30.94 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.87—109.32 Mbps41.53 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.7 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.14—92.58 Mbps35.89 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.56—109.45 Mbps44.48 MbpsSlower

Islington 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 Islington Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
6Hammersmith942.47 Mbps39.74—111.01 Mbps54.96 MbpsFaster
7Harrow939.68 Mbps38.85—120.61 Mbps54.68 MbpsFaster
8Islington1884.21 Mbps36.85—135.35 Mbps54.12 Mbps-
9Kingston upon Thames939.64 Mbps39.07—181.22 Mbps54.06 MbpsSlower
10Haringey939.73 Mbps39.92—150.63 Mbps53.01 MbpsSlower

Islington Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Islington testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Islington ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Islington 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 Islington's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 45.6% were fast, 27.53% slow, and 26.87% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 23:26:56329 mins370.79 Mbps373.28 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 23:35:58243 secs374.12 Mbps52.63 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 23:14:56413 mins0.87 Mbps9.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 23:16:4934 mins46.79 Mbps148.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 22:26:271934 mins14.83 Mbps34.96 MbpsImproved
Plusnet01 Aug 2021 21:45:03665 mins13.18 Mbps9.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 22:09:01417 mins104.61 Mbps108.21 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 21:37:00447 mins30.67 Mbps16.99 MbpsNeeds help
Hyperoptic01 Aug 2021 22:19:56217 secs10.12 Mbps14.57 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 21:43:362101 secs140.73 Mbps211.25 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 21:15:2625 mins336.11 Mbps160.15 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 20:59:5927 mins210.32 Mbps195.21 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 20:16:18746 mins55.34 Mbps41.68 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 20:44:4828 mins52.14 Mbps189.68 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 20:40:3727 mins364.44 Mbps344.59 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 19:30:44325 mins107.11 Mbps42.17 MbpsNeeds help
BT01 Aug 2021 19:24:5425 mins51.02 Mbps48.4 Mbps
Zen Internet01 Aug 2021 18:59:10228 mins12.75 Mbps14.99 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 18:50:55330 mins474.86 Mbps44.5 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 18:57:14518 mins5.92 Mbps185.24 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Islington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre806.13 Mbps208.92—411.98 Mbps
2G.Network938.76 Mbps98.86—378.76 Mbps
3Hyperoptic920.28 Mbps94.03—168.26 Mbps
4Glide777.7 Mbps37.37—273.9 Mbps
5Virgin Media936.52 Mbps62.75—206.87 Mbps
6Optimity932.27 Mbps41.14—182.42 Mbps
7Spitfire937.1 Mbps74.35—139.73 Mbps
8FastNet668.29 Mbps8.25—42.56 Mbps
9Zen Internet913.63 Mbps27.56—86.21 Mbps
10telcom (Velocity Fibre)718.68 Mbps45.75—87.83 Mbps
11CIX221.28 Mbps54.61—84.9 Mbps
12Gigaclear165.03 Mbps61.3—94.18 Mbps
13Independent Fibre Networks371.26 Mbps36.65—98.14 Mbps
14BT1884.21 Mbps33.29—71.15 Mbps
15Andrews & Arnold149.92 Mbps23.57—71.84 Mbps
16CloudScape Connect72.75 Mbps35.07—60.72 Mbps
17Vodafone925.22 Mbps27.26—55.02 Mbps
18iDNET147.77 Mbps25.63—50.6 Mbps
19TalkTalk300.45 Mbps21.21—53.05 Mbps
20Cerberus Networks196.81 Mbps15.55—38.58 Mbps
21Sky Broadband478.06 Mbps16.07—54 Mbps
22EE286.81 Mbps11.95—58.27 Mbps
23Structured Communications409.52 Mbps21.48—27.3 Mbps
24Plusnet75.46 Mbps13.18—40.51 Mbps
25KCOM110.05 Mbps4.75—31.68 Mbps
26Post Office Broadband74.15 Mbps5.87—26.96 Mbps
27Gradwell29.78 Mbps3.38—12.8 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Islington

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Lower Holloway30.024.63%22.57%14.18%63.07%3.85%
Upper Holloway33.024.47%21.62%17.66%60.55%6.06%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Islington

How many broadband providers in Islington are there?
Islington has 27 ISPs tested by its 239,142 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Islington?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Islington with 1884.21 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 33.29—71.15 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Islington?
The best internet provider in Islington is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 208.92 to 411.98 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Islington?
Users in Islington see an average internet speed of 36.85 up to 252 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1884.21 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Islington?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Islington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 936.52 Mbps.
Is BT available in Islington?
Broadband service from BT is available in Islington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1884.21 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Islington?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Islington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 478.06 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Islington?
The broadband provider with the most users in Islington is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 01 Aug 2021