Broadband Statistics for Islington, London
Broadband Providers27
Fastest Speed1884.21 Mbps
Average Speed49.12 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

ISPs in Islington, London

Islington residents have run speed tests on 27 broadband providers. This number is 354.55% above the United Kingdom average of 5.94 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 60.15—200.34 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 49.12 Mbps, which is 42.25% above the The United Kingdom national average of 34.53 Mbps, and 18.53% above the average of 41.44 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Islington are typically faster than Haringey, but slower than Hammersmith. Nearby cities include City of London with speeds 23.42—72.38 Mbps, Camden with speeds 49.88—191.46 Mbps, and London with speeds 32.65—93.17 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Islington
    403.05 — 412.14 Mbps
    806.13 Mbps
    407.87 Mbps
  • G.Network in Islington
    98.86 — 371.08 Mbps
    662.56 Mbps
    154.65 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Islington
    107.61 — 258.05 Mbps
    907.12 Mbps
    108.36 Mbps
  • Glide in Islington
    34.61 — 256.41 Mbps
    699.5 Mbps
    66.82 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Islington
    60.15 — 200.34 Mbps
    936.52 Mbps
    90.93 Mbps
  • Optimity
    43.25 — 225.46 Mbps
    922.47 Mbps
    64.86 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Islington
    72.23 — 140.07 Mbps
    925.23 Mbps
    91.08 Mbps
  • Gigaclear in Islington
    61.3 — 94.18 Mbps
    165.03 Mbps
    69.76 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    35.89 — 112.53 Mbps
    370.82 Mbps
    47.9 Mbps
  • BT in Islington
    29.21 — 70.8 Mbps
    1884.21 Mbps
    48.02 Mbps
  • CloudScape Connect in Islington
    34.23 — 60.24 Mbps
    72.75 Mbps
    39.47 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Islington
    37.67 — 51.91 Mbps
    149.04 Mbps
    43.24 Mbps
  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    27.9 — 71.43 Mbps
    89.92 Mbps
    44.21 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Islington
    27.25 — 72.69 Mbps
    887.97 Mbps
    30.73 Mbps
  • CIX in Islington
    23.49 — 73.96 Mbps
    159.63 Mbps
    24.32 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Islington
    23.51 — 44.46 Mbps
    850.77 Mbps
    29.3 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Islington
    16.99 — 49.4 Mbps
    300.45 Mbps
    25.11 Mbps
  • EE in Islington
    13.04 — 53.66 Mbps
    286.81 Mbps
    20.14 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Islington
    13.42 — 49.12 Mbps
    149.63 Mbps
    17.59 Mbps
  • Structured Communications in Islington
    21.41 — 27.26 Mbps
    293.5 Mbps
    23.17 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Islington
    14.38 — 36.53 Mbps
    54.22 Mbps
    17.18 Mbps
  • iDNET in Islington
    11.92 — 36.63 Mbps
    145.5 Mbps
    15.64 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Islington
    10.22 — 33.46 Mbps
    74.67 Mbps
    13.79 Mbps
  • FastNet in Islington
    4.09 — 42.56 Mbps
    668.29 Mbps
    18.1 Mbps
  • KCOM in Islington
    4.68 — 30.25 Mbps
    106.21 Mbps
    4.83 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Islington
    6.13 — 20.15 Mbps
    73.85 Mbps
    8.03 Mbps
  • Gradwell in Islington
    2.2 — 9.8 Mbps
    54.93 Mbps
    5.66 Mbps

Broadband in Islington


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in London

1884.21 Mbps

Islington's fastest speed

32.3—111.82 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%28.67%
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 Mbps32.3—111.82 Mbps49.12 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps32.65—93.17 Mbps45.24 MbpsSlower
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

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 
5Mitcham938.54 Mbps37.03—110.76 Mbps52.62 MbpsFaster
6Hammersmith942.47 Mbps36.07—103.81 Mbps49.84 MbpsFaster
7Islington1884.21 Mbps32.3—111.82 Mbps49.12 Mbps-
8Haringey933.98 Mbps36.08—113.5 Mbps48.21 MbpsSlower
9Harrow938.99 Mbps32.36—110.66 Mbps47.6 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, 46.03% were fast, 25.7% slow, and 28.26% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media16 May 2021 20:57:0326 mins11.24 Mbps20.09 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband16 May 2021 20:59:01245 secs61.71 Mbps54.66 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 May 2021 20:44:36226 secs57.75 Mbps53.25 Mbps
Virgin Media16 May 2021 20:04:191439 mins116.13 Mbps90.22 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband16 May 2021 20:26:53415 mins0.73 Mbps0.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 May 2021 20:28:41212 mins24.14 Mbps36.27 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband16 May 2021 20:39:17396 secs26.06 Mbps34.89 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 20:27:28240 secs74.04 Mbps82.81 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:13:01337 mins0.17 Mbps53.17 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:20:581128 mins2.09 Mbps5.22 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:42:17266 secs26.35 Mbps66.12 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:27:52215 mins10.99 Mbps24.83 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:00:12942 mins6.96 Mbps11.97 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:38:10223 secs171.73 Mbps177.57 Mbps
Virgin Media16 May 2021 19:09:44245 secs103.28 Mbps29.56 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media16 May 2021 18:50:09312 mins1.12 Mbps2.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 May 2021 18:58:38272 secs58.41 Mbps50.3 MbpsNeeds help
BT16 May 2021 17:54:521663 mins10.54 Mbps16.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 May 2021 18:01:58439 mins43.17 Mbps41.02 Mbps
BT16 May 2021 18:40:38228 secs34.24 Mbps33.97 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Islington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre806.13 Mbps403.05—412.14 Mbps
2G.Network662.56 Mbps98.86—371.08 Mbps
3Hyperoptic907.12 Mbps107.61—258.05 Mbps
4Glide699.5 Mbps34.61—256.41 Mbps
5Virgin Media936.52 Mbps60.15—200.34 Mbps
6FastNet668.29 Mbps4.09—42.56 Mbps
7Optimity922.47 Mbps43.25—225.46 Mbps
8Spitfire925.23 Mbps72.23—140.07 Mbps
9Independent Fibre Networks370.82 Mbps35.89—112.53 Mbps
10Gigaclear165.03 Mbps61.3—94.18 Mbps
11Zen Internet887.97 Mbps27.25—72.69 Mbps
12CIX159.63 Mbps23.49—73.96 Mbps
13BT1884.21 Mbps29.21—70.8 Mbps
14telcom (Velocity Fibre)89.92 Mbps27.9—71.43 Mbps
15Andrews & Arnold149.04 Mbps37.67—51.91 Mbps
16CloudScape Connect72.75 Mbps34.23—60.24 Mbps
17Vodafone850.77 Mbps23.51—44.46 Mbps
18TalkTalk300.45 Mbps16.99—49.4 Mbps
19EE286.81 Mbps13.04—53.66 Mbps
20Sky Broadband149.63 Mbps13.42—49.12 Mbps
21iDNET145.5 Mbps11.92—36.63 Mbps
22Structured Communications293.5 Mbps21.41—27.26 Mbps
23Cerberus Networks54.22 Mbps14.38—36.53 Mbps
24Plusnet74.67 Mbps10.22—33.46 Mbps
25KCOM106.21 Mbps4.68—30.25 Mbps
26Post Office Broadband73.85 Mbps6.13—20.15 Mbps
27Gradwell54.93 Mbps2.2—9.8 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 29.21—70.8 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 403.05 to 412.14 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Islington?
Users in Islington see an average internet speed of 32.3 up to 233 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 149.63 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: 16 May 2021