ISPs in Waltham Forest, London

Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest residents have run speed tests on 21 providers. This number is 264.58% above the United Kingdom average of 5.76 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 34.73—125.18 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 25.25 Mbps, which is 9.31% above the The United Kingdom national average of 23.1 Mbps, and 10.90% below the average of 28.34 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Waltham Forest are typically faster than Brent, but slower than Hillingdon. Nearby cities include Forest Gate with speeds 21.26—75.85 Mbps, Redbridge with speeds 13.57—62.89 Mbps, and Hackney with speeds 13.43—56.94 Mbps.

Providers

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    37.77—279.79
    367.33
    54.56
  • Virgin Media in Waltham Forest
    34.73—125.18
    784.76
    52.28
  • Spitfire in Waltham Forest
    47.1—93.14
    260.99
    47.49
  • Hyperoptic in Waltham Forest
    46.69—92.68
    456.36
    53.09
  • CIX in Waltham Forest
    33.73—52.39
    65.58
    33.73
  • Andrews & Arnold in Waltham Forest
    29.83—51.52
    95.13
    34.67
  • Velocity1
    0—97.05
    97.12
    97.05
  • Origin Broadband in Waltham Forest
    18.52—56.89
    74.38
    26.49
  • Glide in Waltham Forest
    16.61—60.39
    98.88
    43.86
  • Vodafone in Waltham Forest
    21.12—49.21
    768.46
    26.56
  • BT in Waltham Forest
    17.89—52.75
    921.78
    26.8
  • Cerberus Networks in Waltham Forest
    7.05—44.75
    297.44
    12.2
  • Plusnet in Waltham Forest
    8.48—30.9
    74.4
    11.54
  • Sky Broadband in Waltham Forest
    7.6—32.05
    147.53
    10.66
  • EE in Waltham Forest
    6.38—34.27
    288.46
    9.92
  • TalkTalk in Waltham Forest
    6.82—30.82
    281.92
    9.87
  • Zen Internet in Waltham Forest
    5.79—31.63
    277.01
    8.2
  • iDNET in Waltham Forest
    11.91—13.84
    14.18
    12.3
  • Post Office Broadband in Waltham Forest
    3.99—15.07
    74.26
    5.31
  • KCOM in Waltham Forest
    1.68—9.26
    11.67
    9.21
  • Zone Broadband
    0—5.16
    6.79
    5.16

Internet in Waltham Forest

48th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

24th

Best speed range city in London

921.78 Mbps

Waltham Forest's fastest speed

15.42—82.3 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Waltham Forest residents

How Waltham Forest Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.08—72.15 Mbps30.24 MbpsFaster
Waltham Forest921.78 Mbps15.42—82.3 Mbps25.25 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.32—67.33 Mbps23.84 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.84—49.84 Mbps17.1 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.47 Mbps21.25 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.53 Mbps18.27 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.94—67.62 Mbps22.45 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.62—36.01 Mbps10.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.61 Mbps21.85 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.39—71.86 Mbps21.09 MbpsSlower

Waltham Forest Over Time



How Waltham Forest Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
22Barnet914.23 Mbps19.08—63.8 Mbps27.63 MbpsFaster
23Hillingdon919.79 Mbps17.96—72.17 Mbps27.25 MbpsFaster
24Waltham Forest921.78 Mbps15.42—82.3 Mbps25.25 Mbps-
25Brent930.83 Mbps15.04—57.39 Mbps23.12 MbpsSlower
26Tower Hamlets1069.45 Mbps15.52—60.31 Mbps23 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, 46.69% were fast, 25.76% slow, and 27.56% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 02:39:45247 secs30.14 Mbps56.41 MbpsImproved
BT03 Jul 2020 01:57:16510 mins67.96 Mbps69.51 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 01:34:38351 secs2.12 Mbps25.78 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 01:17:46477 secs2.43 Mbps1.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 00:46:57223 secs4.19 Mbps3.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Jul 2020 00:45:29223 secs3.22 Mbps2.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Origin Broadband03 Jul 2020 00:06:403112 secs12.76 Mbps12.48 Mbps
Virgin Media02 Jul 2020 01:29:573112 secs58.47 Mbps58.34 Mbps
BT02 Jul 2020 01:18:43221 secs11.57 Mbps11.77 Mbps
Plusnet02 Jul 2020 00:58:393103 secs2.21 Mbps3.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media02 Jul 2020 00:39:453115 secs17.09 Mbps11.2 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media02 Jul 2020 00:18:52242 secs5.53 Mbps8.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk02 Jul 2020 00:00:22229 secs9.36 Mbps9.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media02 Jul 2020 00:00:19228 secs15.92 Mbps99.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 02:25:3323 mins208.08 Mbps104.48 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 02:20:5125 mins110.02 Mbps109.39 Mbps
TalkTalk01 Jul 2020 01:59:43252 secs10.72 Mbps14.81 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 01:56:39232 secs16.09 Mbps13.99 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:37:58528 mins3.83 Mbps14.95 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk01 Jul 2020 00:54:41233 secs4.98 Mbps5.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Waltham Forest

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Independent Fibre Networks367.33 Mbps37.77—279.79 Mbps
2Velocity197.12 Mbps0—97.05 Mbps
3Virgin Media784.76 Mbps34.73—125.18 Mbps
4Hyperoptic456.36 Mbps46.69—92.68 Mbps
5Spitfire260.99 Mbps47.1—93.14 Mbps
6Vodafone768.46 Mbps21.12—49.21 Mbps
7Glide98.88 Mbps16.61—60.39 Mbps
8CIX65.58 Mbps33.73—52.39 Mbps
9BT921.78 Mbps17.89—52.75 Mbps
10Andrews & Arnold95.13 Mbps29.83—51.52 Mbps
11Cerberus Networks297.44 Mbps7.05—44.75 Mbps
12Origin Broadband74.38 Mbps18.52—56.89 Mbps
13EE288.46 Mbps6.38—34.27 Mbps
14Zen Internet277.01 Mbps5.79—31.63 Mbps
15Sky Broadband147.53 Mbps7.6—32.05 Mbps
16Plusnet74.4 Mbps8.48—30.9 Mbps
17TalkTalk281.92 Mbps6.82—30.82 Mbps
18iDNET14.18 Mbps11.91—13.84 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband74.26 Mbps3.99—15.07 Mbps
20KCOM11.67 Mbps1.68—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 17.89—52.75 Mbps.
The best provider in Waltham Forest in Independent Fibre Networks, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 37.77 to 279.79 Mbps.
Users in Waltham Forest see an average internet speed of 15.42 up to 261 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: 03 Jul 2020