Broadband Statistics for Waltham Forest, London
Broadband Providers20
Fastest Speed938.03 Mbps
Median Speed47.97 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is in the top 100 fastest major cities in London with an average broadband speed of 84.76 Mbps in 2021. This is 28.33% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Waltham Forest have run speed tests on 20 broadband providers. This number is 231.13% above the United Kingdom average of 6.04 internet service providers. ISPs available in Waltham Forest include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Waltham Forest is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 938.03 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 51.39—204.29 Mbps.

Waltham Forest's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 938.03 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Waltham Forest is 47.97 Mbps, which is 29.26% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 2.72% above the average of 46.7 Mbps in London.

Internet speeds in Waltham Forest are typically faster than London, but slower than Wandsworth. Nearby locations include Forest Gate with speeds 30.85—89.41 Mbps, Redbridge with speeds 27.94—110.07 Mbps, and Hackney with speeds 22.35—66.7 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Waltham Forest
    9 Reviews
    125.34 Mbps
    Order Online

    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 84.55 to 195.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 657.52 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 97 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Waltham Forest
    Not enough reviews
    87.96 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 74.32 to 93.47 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 293.28 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 4,929 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Waltham Forest
    656 Reviews
    78.07 Mbps
    Order Online

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 51.39 to 204.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 938.03 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 139,746 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • FastNet in Waltham Forest
    Not enough reviews
    66.34 Mbps

    FastNet's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 1.4 to 68.53 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.06 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 4 speed tests on FastNet Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Waltham Forest
    26 Reviews
    60.48 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 51.5 to 168.55 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 914.99 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 131 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    2 Reviews
    57.8 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 47.44 to 109.76 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 434.6 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 1,870 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • Glide in Waltham Forest
    4 Reviews
    45.94 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 34.51 to 94.84 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 459.84 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 270 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Waltham Forest
    109 Reviews
    36.89 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 32.37 to 66.33 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 936.41 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 1,475 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • BT in Waltham Forest
    306 Reviews
    34.91 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 23.74 to 69.77 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 933.44 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 29,569 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Waltham Forest
    14 Reviews
    31.02 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 28.08 to 61.92 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 69.09 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 51 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Waltham Forest
    34 Reviews
    26.9 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 19.68 to 61.59 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 365.59 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 563 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Waltham Forest
    174 Reviews
    26.57 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 18.02 to 51.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 527.04 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 12,544 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Waltham Forest
    407 Reviews
    24.73 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 14.95 to 60.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 418.67 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 22,976 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Waltham Forest
    Not enough reviews
    23.92 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 20.38 to 73.06 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 324.52 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 59 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • CIX in Waltham Forest
    1 Review
    23.25 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 18.13 to 36.96 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 93.1 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 50 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • EE in Waltham Forest
    164 Reviews
    20.04 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 12.76 to 58.76 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 650.63 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 4,547 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Waltham Forest
    208 Reviews
    16.67 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 11.81 to 39.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.29 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 6,914 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Waltham Forest
    4 Reviews
    11.58 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 6.58 to 49.11 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 183.37 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 84 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Waltham Forest
    26 Reviews
    10.08 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Waltham Forest is 7.37 to 35.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.09 Mbps. Waltham Forest residents have performed 1,601 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Waltham Forest

14th

Best speed range city in London

938.03 Mbps

Waltham Forest's fastest speed

34.21—116.19 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Waltham Forest residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Waltham Forest

YearWaltham Forest AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
202087.85 Mbps80.31 Mbps9.39% Faster
202184.76 Mbps66.05 Mbps28.33% Faster

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 
Waltham Forest938.03 Mbps34.21—116.19 Mbps47.97 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps35.01—93.99 Mbps47.52 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.86—102.5 Mbps37.31 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.21—89.77 Mbps33.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps24.08—53.35 Mbps28.55 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.23—67.21 Mbps31.52 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps30.03—109.67 Mbps41.79 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps18.67—70.25 Mbps30.07 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.58—93.5 Mbps36.28 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps32.92—109.07 Mbps42.3 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 
12Hillingdon945.28 Mbps37.06—107.53 Mbps48.3 MbpsFaster
13Wandsworth948.97 Mbps36.1—94.35 Mbps48.06 MbpsFaster
14Waltham Forest938.03 Mbps34.21—116.19 Mbps47.97 Mbps-
15London5284.34 Mbps35.01—93.99 Mbps47.52 MbpsSlower
16Bexley937.39 Mbps34.03—108.67 Mbps45.87 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, 46.14% were fast, 26.04% slow, and 27.83% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 23:24:22212 mins15.27 Mbps2.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 23:08:2622 mins10.05 Mbps28.61 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Sep 2021 23:00:1756 mins4.73 Mbps11.66 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Sep 2021 22:51:51473 secs72.28 Mbps72.11 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 22:40:39256 secs655.86 Mbps657.27 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 22:36:00215 secs44.41 Mbps43.12 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 22:19:4333 mins97.35 Mbps85.92 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 22:19:3132 mins24.6 Mbps11.67 MbpsNeeds help
BT17 Sep 2021 22:13:4925 mins59.77 Mbps67.25 MbpsImproved
BT17 Sep 2021 22:18:38221 secs3.86 Mbps43.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 21:00:06215 mins91.73 Mbps82.82 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Sep 2021 21:10:5844 mins0.27 Mbps29.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 20:26:2774 mins29.77 Mbps21.93 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 20:19:3436 mins8.26 Mbps67.01 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 20:19:2833 mins109.12 Mbps98.88 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 20:13:02454 secs93.65 Mbps112.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:59:4038 mins1.49 Mbps12.25 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:24:17329 mins110.62 Mbps105.18 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:18:24217 mins0.03 Mbps1.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 17:30:3124110 mins24.23 Mbps56.85 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Waltham Forest

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre657.52 Mbps84.55—195.31 Mbps
2Hyperoptic914.99 Mbps51.5—168.55 Mbps
3Virgin Media938.03 Mbps51.39—204.29 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks434.6 Mbps47.44—109.76 Mbps
5Spitfire293.28 Mbps74.32—93.47 Mbps
6Glide459.84 Mbps34.51—94.84 Mbps
7KCOM67.59 Mbps0—50.43 Mbps
8BT933.44 Mbps23.74—69.77 Mbps
9FastNet73.06 Mbps1.4—68.53 Mbps
10Vodafone936.41 Mbps32.37—66.33 Mbps
11EE650.63 Mbps12.76—58.76 Mbps
12Cerberus Networks324.52 Mbps20.38—73.06 Mbps
13Origin Broadband69.09 Mbps28.08—61.92 Mbps
14Zen Internet365.59 Mbps19.68—61.59 Mbps
15TalkTalk527.04 Mbps18.02—51.73 Mbps
16Sky Broadband418.67 Mbps14.95—60.19 Mbps
17CIX93.1 Mbps18.13—36.96 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold183.37 Mbps6.58—49.11 Mbps
19Plusnet74.29 Mbps11.81—39.82 Mbps
20Shell Energy74.09 Mbps7.37—35.25 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

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 938.03 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 51.39—204.29 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Waltham Forest?
The best internet provider in Waltham Forest is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 84.55 to 195.31 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Waltham Forest?
Users in Waltham Forest see an average internet speed of 34.21 up to 297 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 938.03 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 938.03 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 933.44 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 418.67 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Waltham Forest?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 589 of Waltham Forest's postcodes.
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: 17 Sep 2021