ISPs in Waltham Forest, London

Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Waltham Forest is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 784.76 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 38.58—143.89 Mbps. Waltham Forest's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 921.78 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Waltham Forest is 29.09 Mbps, which is 9.98% above the The United Kingdom national average of 26.45 Mbps, and 8.00% below the average of 31.62 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Waltham Forest are typically faster than Lambeth, but slower than Sutton. Nearby cities include Forest Gate with speeds 23.08—83.01 Mbps, Redbridge with speeds 16.14—68.19 Mbps, and Hackney with speeds 14.74—59.36 Mbps.

Providers

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    38.4—280.32
    367.33
    54.57
  • Virgin Media in Waltham Forest
    38.58—143.89
    784.76
    57.41
  • Spitfire in Waltham Forest
    47.17—93.26
    260.99
    68.17
  • Hyperoptic in Waltham Forest
    46.69—92.68
    456.36
    53.09
  • Glide in Waltham Forest
    43.86—89.63
    199.55
    55.51
  • CIX in Waltham Forest
    33.73—65.58
    92.63
    39.13
  • Andrews & Arnold in Waltham Forest
    33.99—50.64
    73.65
    36.12
  • Vodafone in Waltham Forest
    23.39—56.45
    768.46
    30.69
  • Origin Broadband in Waltham Forest
    19.33—60.18
    74.38
    27.91
  • Velocity1
    0—97.05
    97.12
    97.05
  • BT in Waltham Forest
    18.53—55.2
    921.78
    28.12
  • TalkTalk in Waltham Forest
    8.14—35.87
    281.92
    11.94
  • Cerberus Networks in Waltham Forest
    6.49—38.59
    297.44
    10.88
  • Sky Broadband in Waltham Forest
    7.84—34.16
    147.53
    10.96
  • EE in Waltham Forest
    6.23—35.58
    288.46
    9.71
  • Plusnet in Waltham Forest
    8.4—30.91
    74.4
    11.56
  • Zen Internet in Waltham Forest
    6.06—35.11
    147.13
    8.56
  • iDNET in Waltham Forest
    11.91—13.84
    14.18
    12.3
  • Post Office Broadband in Waltham Forest
    3.91—16.07
    74.26
    5.19
  • KCOM in Waltham Forest
    6.45—9.26
    11.67
    7.54
  • Zone Broadband
    0—5.16
    6.79
    5.16

Internet in Waltham Forest

55th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

24th

Best speed range city in London

921.78 Mbps

Waltham Forest's fastest speed

17.53—92.7 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Waltham Forest residents

How Waltham Forest Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.68—73.75 Mbps33.68 MbpsFaster
Waltham Forest921.78 Mbps17.53—92.7 Mbps29.09 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.89—71.21 Mbps26.41 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.44—57.1 Mbps19.7 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.39—63.06 Mbps23.13 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.97—48.48 Mbps19.96 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.09—75.28 Mbps25.71 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.51—42.62 Mbps12.18 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.82—71.57 Mbps25.13 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.99—89.93 Mbps26.39 MbpsSlower

Waltham Forest Over Time



How Waltham Forest Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
22Dagenham897.58 Mbps22.39—75.6 Mbps30.42 MbpsFaster
23Sutton930.58 Mbps20.8—83.73 Mbps30.23 MbpsFaster
24Waltham Forest921.78 Mbps17.53—92.7 Mbps29.09 Mbps-
25Lambeth932.27 Mbps15.99—91.52 Mbps26.93 MbpsSlower
26Croydon930.32 Mbps16.34—70.41 Mbps24.91 MbpsSlower

Waltham Forest Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Waltham Forest test 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 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 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 speed tests we measured, 39.39% were fast, 31.24% slow, and 29.37% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 21:12:1135 mins9.16 Mbps4.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 19:53:41213 mins13.68 Mbps90.74 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 19:04:48724 mins9.46 Mbps48.29 MbpsImproved
Plusnet29 Sep 2020 18:09:21236 secs1.25 Mbps0.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 18:07:3222 mins368.8 Mbps15.07 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband29 Sep 2020 18:04:1425 mins8.64 Mbps7.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband29 Sep 2020 17:56:5833 mins2.11 Mbps7.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 17:02:471139 mins3.68 Mbps24.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 17:07:56414 mins5.68 Mbps86.03 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 16:17:5527 mins1.39 Mbps0.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 16:16:21238 secs7.11 Mbps16.93 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband29 Sep 2020 15:22:37232 secs1.07 Mbps1.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 14:31:38225 mins21.8 Mbps14.76 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 14:44:05262 secs6.84 Mbps5.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 12:34:023062 mins1.45 Mbps0.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet29 Sep 2020 13:24:52247 secs5.12 Mbps2.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT29 Sep 2020 12:36:16231 secs112.67 Mbps133.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 11:02:042117 secs36.34 Mbps40.07 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 10:28:16321 mins35.28 Mbps41.59 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Sep 2020 09:40:54314 mins0.64 Mbps15.1 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Waltham Forest

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Independent Fibre Networks367.33 Mbps38.4—280.32 Mbps
2Velocity197.12 Mbps0—97.05 Mbps
3Virgin Media784.76 Mbps38.58—143.89 Mbps
4Spitfire260.99 Mbps47.17—93.26 Mbps
5Hyperoptic456.36 Mbps46.69—92.68 Mbps
6Glide199.55 Mbps43.86—89.63 Mbps
7Vodafone768.46 Mbps23.39—56.45 Mbps
8CIX92.63 Mbps33.73—65.58 Mbps
9BT921.78 Mbps18.53—55.2 Mbps
10Andrews & Arnold73.65 Mbps33.99—50.64 Mbps
11Origin Broadband74.38 Mbps19.33—60.18 Mbps
12Cerberus Networks297.44 Mbps6.49—38.59 Mbps
13TalkTalk281.92 Mbps8.14—35.87 Mbps
14EE288.46 Mbps6.23—35.58 Mbps
15Zen Internet147.13 Mbps6.06—35.11 Mbps
16Sky Broadband147.53 Mbps7.84—34.16 Mbps
17Plusnet74.4 Mbps8.4—30.91 Mbps
18iDNET14.18 Mbps11.91—13.84 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband74.26 Mbps3.91—16.07 Mbps
20KCOM11.67 Mbps6.45—9.26 Mbps
21Zone Broadband6.79 Mbps0—5.16 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Waltham Forest

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Chingford41.08.94%7.42%39.27%33.08%4.59%
Higham Hill31.020.85%19.37%28.29%56.62%2.77%
Leyton31.042.64%1.72%27.62%65.50%2.71%
Leytonstone32.035.88%2.65%26.34%63.92%4.01%
Walthamstow32.027.72%8.82%31.02%60.88%3.05%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest has 21 ISPs tested by its 276,700 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Waltham Forest with 921.78 Mbps, and an average speed range of 18.53—55.2 Mbps.
The best provider in Waltham Forest in Independent Fibre Networks, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 38.4 to 280.32 Mbps.
Users in Waltham Forest see an average internet speed of 17.53 up to 266 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 921.78 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Waltham Forest, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 784.76 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Waltham Forest, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 147.53 Mbps.
BT is available in Waltham Forest, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.78 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Waltham Forest is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2020