Broadband Statistics for Waltham Forest, London
Broadband Providers20
Fastest Speed937.37 Mbps
Average Speed43.61 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

ISPs in Waltham Forest, London

Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest residents have run speed tests on 20 broadband providers. This number is 236.13% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 internet service providers. ISPs available in Waltham Forest include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Waltham Forest is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 937.37 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 49.51—200.13 Mbps. Waltham Forest's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 937.37 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Waltham Forest is 43.61 Mbps, which is 22.60% above the The United Kingdom national average of 35.57 Mbps, and 0.07% above the average of 43.58 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Waltham Forest are typically faster than Bexley, but slower than Wandsworth. Nearby cities include Forest Gate with speeds 29.08—88.66 Mbps, Redbridge with speeds 23.11—100.63 Mbps, and Hackney with speeds 19.56—64.31 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Waltham Forest
    49.51 — 200.13 Mbps
    937.37 Mbps
    75.93 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Waltham Forest
    63.76 — 93.41 Mbps
    257.36 Mbps
    86.78 Mbps
  • Community Fibre in Waltham Forest
    33.82 — 147.99 Mbps
    657.52 Mbps
    64.34 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    37.58 — 110.19 Mbps
    434.6 Mbps
    49.56 Mbps
  • Glide in Waltham Forest
    33.31 — 92.17 Mbps
    276.43 Mbps
    45.14 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Waltham Forest
    30.63 — 65.46 Mbps
    936.41 Mbps
    35.35 Mbps
  • BT in Waltham Forest
    22.63 — 67.18 Mbps
    914.11 Mbps
    32.48 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Waltham Forest
    22.44 — 58.25 Mbps
    69.09 Mbps
    27.26 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Waltham Forest
    14.4 — 47.8 Mbps
    520.75 Mbps
    22.5 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Waltham Forest
    11.38 — 50.72 Mbps
    150.81 Mbps
    17.27 Mbps
  • CIX in Waltham Forest
    17.73 — 35.96 Mbps
    93.1 Mbps
    22.56 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Waltham Forest
    3.98 — 61.85 Mbps
    449.79 Mbps
    17.88 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Waltham Forest
    8.85 — 47.83 Mbps
    365.59 Mbps
    17.49 Mbps
  • EE in Waltham Forest
    9.05 — 43.43 Mbps
    521.79 Mbps
    13.4 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Waltham Forest
    6.29 — 41.95 Mbps
    324.52 Mbps
    11.28 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Waltham Forest
    6.58 — 40.58 Mbps
    183.37 Mbps
    9.88 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Waltham Forest
    9.5 — 34.73 Mbps
    74.28 Mbps
    13.35 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Waltham Forest
    6.1 — 33.47 Mbps
    74.09 Mbps
    9.02 Mbps
  • KCOM in Waltham Forest
    7.53 — 9.53 Mbps
    67.59 Mbps
    7.6 Mbps
  • FastNet in Waltham Forest
    0 — 1.4 Mbps
    66.34 Mbps
    1.4 Mbps

Broadband in Waltham Forest


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in London

937.37 Mbps

Waltham Forest's fastest speed

30.08—110.2 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Waltham Forest residents

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Waltham Forest Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWaltham ForestLondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps28.07%28.50%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.52%24.14%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.25%19.58%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.07%9.52%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps20.35%15.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.75%3.02%2.33%

How Waltham Forest Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps33.89—93.45 Mbps46.49 MbpsFaster
Waltham Forest937.37 Mbps30.08—110.2 Mbps43.61 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps26.22—91.49 Mbps35.21 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps19.97—80.08 Mbps29.15 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.57 Mbps22.67—54.21 Mbps27.65 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps20.36—61.71 Mbps28.19 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps27.05—106.59 Mbps36.91 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps14.57—66.06 Mbps23.05 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps23.03—91.51 Mbps33.22 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps27.36—107.5 Mbps38.24 MbpsSlower

Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
13Hillingdon945.28 Mbps33.58—100.58 Mbps44.38 MbpsFaster
14Wandsworth948.97 Mbps33.92—93.26 Mbps44.25 MbpsFaster
15Waltham Forest937.37 Mbps30.08—110.2 Mbps43.61 Mbps-
16Bexley937.39 Mbps32.54—107.58 Mbps43.57 MbpsSlower
17Ealing1258.11 Mbps32.34—108.01 Mbps43.42 MbpsSlower

Waltham Forest Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Waltham Forest testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Waltham Forest ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 46.16% were fast, 25.8% slow, and 28.04% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 21:20:0223 mins75.48 Mbps72.29 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 20:51:15245 secs376.94 Mbps98.08 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 20:08:271336 mins0.28 Mbps15.87 MbpsImproved
Post Office Broadband13 Jun 2021 20:28:13258 secs6.87 Mbps12.52 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 19:17:46530 mins5.91 Mbps37.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 19:24:5233 mins90.43 Mbps105.18 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband13 Jun 2021 19:16:03211 mins13.61 Mbps5.22 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet13 Jun 2021 18:59:46236 secs4.82 Mbps3.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet13 Jun 2021 18:42:17511 mins0.74 Mbps0.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk13 Jun 2021 18:36:58245 secs37.32 Mbps36.24 Mbps
BT13 Jun 2021 18:30:03281 secs32.53 Mbps24.24 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 18:04:20212 secs108.52 Mbps105.29 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 17:50:3752 mins70.13 Mbps64.68 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 17:42:2733 mins3.34 Mbps19.32 MbpsImproved
EE13 Jun 2021 17:02:23273 secs68.28 Mbps60.86 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 16:58:4742 mins0.84 Mbps1.21 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT13 Jun 2021 15:59:31622 mins337.12 Mbps883.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 16:15:14228 secs353.08 Mbps325.51 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 15:50:42274 secs41.62 Mbps5.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media13 Jun 2021 15:39:1952 mins32.6 Mbps3.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Waltham Forest

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media937.37 Mbps49.51—200.13 Mbps
2Community Fibre657.52 Mbps33.82—147.99 Mbps
3Spitfire257.36 Mbps63.76—93.41 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks434.6 Mbps37.58—110.19 Mbps
5Hyperoptic449.79 Mbps3.98—61.85 Mbps
6Vodafone936.41 Mbps30.63—65.46 Mbps
7Glide276.43 Mbps33.31—92.17 Mbps
8BT914.11 Mbps22.63—67.18 Mbps
9FastNet66.34 Mbps0—1.4 Mbps
10Origin Broadband69.09 Mbps22.44—58.25 Mbps
11CIX93.1 Mbps17.73—35.96 Mbps
12TalkTalk520.75 Mbps14.4—47.8 Mbps
13Zen Internet365.59 Mbps8.85—47.83 Mbps
14Sky Broadband150.81 Mbps11.38—50.72 Mbps
15Cerberus Networks324.52 Mbps6.29—41.95 Mbps
16Andrews & Arnold183.37 Mbps6.58—40.58 Mbps
17EE521.79 Mbps9.05—43.43 Mbps
18Plusnet74.28 Mbps9.5—34.73 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband74.09 Mbps6.1—33.47 Mbps
20KCOM67.59 Mbps7.53—9.53 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Waltham Forest

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Higham Hill31.020.85%19.37%28.29%56.62%2.77%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Waltham Forest

How many broadband providers in Waltham Forest are there?
Waltham Forest has 20 ISPs tested by its 276,700 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Waltham Forest?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Waltham Forest with 937.37 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 49.51—200.13 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Waltham Forest?
The best internet provider in Waltham Forest is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 49.51 to 200.13 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Waltham Forest?
Users in Waltham Forest see an average internet speed of 30.08 up to 279 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 937.37 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Waltham Forest?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Waltham Forest, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.37 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Waltham Forest?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Waltham Forest, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 150.81 Mbps.
Is BT available in Waltham Forest?
Broadband service from BT is available in Waltham Forest, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 914.11 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Waltham Forest?
The broadband provider with the most users in Waltham Forest is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2021