Broadband Statistics for Islington, London
Broadband Providers28
Fastest Speed1884.21 Mbps
Median Speed53.99 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Islington

Islington is in the top 100 fastest major cities in London with an average broadband speed of 85.47 Mbps in 2021. This is 29.40% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Islington have run speed tests on 28 broadband providers. This number is 355.28% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 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 57.24—204.87 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 53.99 Mbps, which is 45.92% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 17.09% above the average of 46.11 Mbps in London.

Internet speeds in Islington are typically faster than Kingston upon Thames, but slower than Harrow. Nearby locations include City of London with speeds 25.66—72.42 Mbps, Camden with speeds 49.36—200.09 Mbps, and London with speeds 34.18—94.02 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Islington includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in N1, N7, N19, EC1V, and N5.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Islington
    11 Reviews
    172.42 Mbps

    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in Islington is 123.94 to 410.4 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934.08 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 1,205 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Islington
    31 Reviews
    102.64 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Islington is 94 to 111.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 920.28 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 8,726 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • G.Network in Islington
    2 Reviews
    100.43 Mbps

    G.Network's typical internet speed range in Islington is 76.41 to 297.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 946.73 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 586 speed tests on G.Network Broadband.

  • Glide in Islington
    6 Reviews
    94.13 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Islington is 79.84 to 274.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 882.51 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 198 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Islington
    Not enough reviews
    89.33 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Islington is 70.5 to 142.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 945.28 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 1,921 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Islington
    825 Reviews
    86.35 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Islington is 57.24 to 204.87 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 936.52 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 144,944 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Gigaclear in Islington
    6 Reviews
    79.68 Mbps

    Gigaclear's typical internet speed range in Islington is 69.76 to 146.84 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 383.15 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 32 speed tests on Gigaclear Broadband.

  • Optimity
    Not enough reviews
    64.85 Mbps

    Optimity's typical internet speed range in Islington is 45.02 to 206.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 932.27 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 3,416 speed tests on Optimity Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    50.16 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Islington is 38.8 to 95.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 372.24 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 2,386 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • BT in Islington
    414 Reviews
    49.46 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Islington is 31.92 to 71 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,884.21 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 43,163 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • CIX in Islington
    1 Review
    42.15 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Islington is 20.57 to 83.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 425.45 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 53 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • CloudScape Connect in Islington
    Not enough reviews
    39.85 Mbps

    CloudScape Connect's typical internet speed range in Islington is 35.07 to 60.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.75 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 117 speed tests on CloudScape Connect Broadband.

  • telcom (Velocity Fibre)
    Not enough reviews
    39.66 Mbps

    telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s typical internet speed range in Islington is 33.58 to 72.16 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 718.68 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 75 speed tests on telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Islington
    7 Reviews
    35.24 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Islington is 23.16 to 71.53 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 149.92 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 172 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Islington
    135 Reviews
    32.38 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Islington is 27.44 to 57.91 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 925.22 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 12,040 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Islington
    39 Reviews
    32.35 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Islington is 27.53 to 88.38 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 913.63 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 11,097 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Islington
    223 Reviews
    30.94 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Islington is 23.51 to 54.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 415.5 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 5,584 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • iDNET in Islington
    1 Review
    28.97 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Islington is 24.62 to 52.67 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 147.77 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 69 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Structured Communications in Islington
    2 Reviews
    23.31 Mbps

    Structured Communications's typical internet speed range in Islington is 21.7 to 27.08 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 409.52 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 1,345 speed tests on Structured Communications Broadband.

  • EE in Islington
    222 Reviews
    21.24 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Islington is 13.03 to 59.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 566.49 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 5,079 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Islington
    497 Reviews
    21.1 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Islington is 14.8 to 55.38 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 478.06 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 21,587 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Islington
    267 Reviews
    17.71 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Islington is 12.87 to 43.41 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 75.46 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 7,149 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Islington
    Not enough reviews
    16.92 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Islington is 13.14 to 36.93 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 196.81 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 121 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • FastNet in Islington
    Not enough reviews
    9.41 Mbps

    FastNet's typical internet speed range in Islington is 8.25 to 42.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 668.29 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 15 speed tests on FastNet Broadband.

  • Gradwell in Islington
    Not enough reviews
    9.36 Mbps

    Gradwell's typical internet speed range in Islington is 7.36 to 17.23 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 29.78 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 24 speed tests on Gradwell Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Islington
    33 Reviews
    7.77 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Islington is 5.83 to 26.65 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.15 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 1,065 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • uno in Islington
    Not enough reviews
    5.38 Mbps

    uno's typical internet speed range in Islington is 5.38 to 6.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 7.59 Mbps. Islington residents have performed 3 speed tests on uno Broadband.

Broadband in Islington

7th

Best speed range city in London

1884.21 Mbps

Islington's fastest speed

36.76—127.26 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Islington residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Islington

YearIslington AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201859.09 Mbps26.27 Mbps124.93% Faster
201945.87 Mbps30.63 Mbps49.76% Faster
2020108.33 Mbps80.31 Mbps34.89% Faster
202185.47 Mbps66.05 Mbps29.40% Faster

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 Mbps36.76—127.26 Mbps53.99 Mbps-
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 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 
5Mitcham947.74 Mbps42.63—126.04 Mbps57.03 MbpsFaster
6Harrow939.68 Mbps37.79—121.24 Mbps54.21 MbpsFaster
7Islington1884.21 Mbps36.76—127.26 Mbps53.99 Mbps-
8Kingston upon Thames939.64 Mbps37.89—182.34 Mbps53.89 MbpsSlower
9Hammersmith948.63 Mbps37.67—115.47 Mbps53.13 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, 44.48% were fast, 28% slow, and 27.52% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Hyperoptic19 Oct 2021 22:52:44260 secs123.52 Mbps153.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:49:3253 mins38.22 Mbps23.2 MbpsNeeds help
G.Network19 Oct 2021 22:29:1223 mins54.3 Mbps2.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:14:44243 secs9.59 Mbps8.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:12:11349 secs283.19 Mbps119.35 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 21:58:20213 mins12.4 Mbps11.79 Mbps
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 21:30:4446 mins17.59 Mbps2.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:13:22316 mins75.96 Mbps120.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:14:29257 secs216.4 Mbps202.19 Mbps
Hyperoptic19 Oct 2021 21:09:00276 secs164.45 Mbps164.06 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:57:28231 secs11.21 Mbps481.38 MbpsImproved
Vodafone19 Oct 2021 20:35:2627 mins61.28 Mbps57.59 Mbps
Independent Fibre Networks19 Oct 2021 20:27:15215 mins22.45 Mbps21.37 Mbps
Hyperoptic19 Oct 2021 20:39:00233 secs106.02 Mbps114.6 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:30:4022 mins30.95 Mbps86.35 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic19 Oct 2021 20:28:07230 secs106.26 Mbps72.7 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:27:27228 secs94.64 Mbps57.05 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 20:07:4133 mins119.85 Mbps118.96 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:23:4437 mins200.35 Mbps168.9 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 19:24:533108 secs34.85 Mbps42.08 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Islington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre934.08 Mbps123.94—410.4 Mbps
2G.Network946.73 Mbps76.41—297.18 Mbps
3Glide882.51 Mbps79.84—274.31 Mbps
4Hyperoptic920.28 Mbps94—111.82 Mbps
5Gigaclear383.15 Mbps69.76—146.84 Mbps
6Virgin Media936.52 Mbps57.24—204.87 Mbps
7Optimity932.27 Mbps45.02—206.43 Mbps
8Spitfire945.28 Mbps70.5—142.83 Mbps
9FastNet668.29 Mbps8.25—42.56 Mbps
10Zen Internet913.63 Mbps27.53—88.38 Mbps
11Independent Fibre Networks372.24 Mbps38.8—95.39 Mbps
12CIX425.45 Mbps20.57—83.46 Mbps
13telcom (Velocity Fibre)718.68 Mbps33.58—72.16 Mbps
14BT1884.21 Mbps31.92—71 Mbps
15Andrews & Arnold149.92 Mbps23.16—71.53 Mbps
16Vodafone925.22 Mbps27.44—57.91 Mbps
17CloudScape Connect72.75 Mbps35.07—60.72 Mbps
18iDNET147.77 Mbps24.62—52.67 Mbps
19TalkTalk415.5 Mbps23.51—54.31 Mbps
20EE566.49 Mbps13.03—59.83 Mbps
21Sky Broadband478.06 Mbps14.8—55.38 Mbps
22Cerberus Networks196.81 Mbps13.14—36.93 Mbps
23Structured Communications409.52 Mbps21.7—27.08 Mbps
24Plusnet75.46 Mbps12.87—43.41 Mbps
25KCOM394.92 Mbps4.72—28.66 Mbps
26Shell Energy74.15 Mbps5.83—26.65 Mbps
27Gradwell29.78 Mbps7.36—17.23 Mbps
28uno7.59 Mbps5.38—6.39 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Islington

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Archway33.019.12%34.41%20.95%58.79%6.53%
Barnsbury31.028.42%28.49%13.71%55.10%5.62%
Canonbury32.020.74%36.72%16.11%57.89%4.41%
Clerkenwell31.024.92%34.89%16.25%39.43%6.49%
Farringdon31.024.92%34.89%16.25%39.43%6.49%
Finsbury31.024.92%34.89%16.25%39.43%6.49%
Highbury33.024.94%21.39%23.02%58.32%7.21%
Holloway30.024.63%22.57%14.18%63.07%3.85%
Lower Holloway30.024.63%22.57%14.18%63.07%3.85%
Mildmay31.022.30%35.76%19.11%59.89%5.94%
Upper Holloway33.024.47%21.62%17.66%60.55%6.06%

Islington Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Islington

How many broadband providers in Islington are there?
Islington has 28 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 31.92—71 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 123.94 to 410.4 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Islington?
Users in Islington see an average internet speed of 36.76 up to 257 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.
Is BT full fibre available in Islington?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 62 of Islington's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Islington?
The broadband provider with the most users in Islington is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021