Broadband Statistics for Luton, Luton
Broadband Providers5
Fastest Speed612.77 Mbps
Median Speed36.67 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Luton

Luton is one of the 30 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 84.12 Mbps in 2021. This is 27.36% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Luton have run speed tests on 5 broadband providers. This number is 18.43% below the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Luton include Virgin Media, Plusnet, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Luton is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 612.77 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 21.47—308.28 Mbps.

Luton's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 612.77 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Luton is 36.67 Mbps, which is 0.89% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 36.67 Mbps in Luton.

Our research into internet speeds in Luton includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in LU2, LU3, LU1, and LU4.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Luton
    808 Reviews
    44.5 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Luton is 21.47 to 308.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 612.77 Mbps. Luton residents have performed 2,634 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Luton
    133 Reviews
    30.6 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Luton is 28.14 to 36.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.77 Mbps. Luton residents have performed 21 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Luton
    220 Reviews
    28.16 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Luton is 23.35 to 40.68 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 62.03 Mbps. Luton residents have performed 7 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • BT in Luton
    408 Reviews
    27.29 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Luton is 24.31 to 42.78 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 367.58 Mbps. Luton residents have performed 40 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Luton
    262 Reviews
    22.71 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Luton is 15.6 to 40.35 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.39 Mbps. Luton residents have performed 156 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

Broadband in Luton

1st

Best speed range city in Luton

612.77 Mbps

Luton's fastest speed

21.32—306.73 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Luton residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Luton

YearLuton AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201815.74 Mbps26.27 Mbps40.08% Slower
201947.39 Mbps30.63 Mbps54.72% Faster
2020274.32 Mbps80.31 Mbps241.58% Faster
202184.12 Mbps66.05 Mbps27.36% Faster

Luton Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeLutonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps32.93%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps18.89%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps9.26%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.57%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps17.21%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps18.15%2.33%

How Luton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Luton612.77 Mbps21.32—306.73 Mbps36.67 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower

Luton 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 Luton Compares for Internet Speed in Luton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Luton612.77 Mbps21.32—306.73 Mbps36.67 Mbps-

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Luton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media612.77 Mbps21.47—308.28 Mbps
2BT367.58 Mbps24.31—42.78 Mbps
3TalkTalk62.03 Mbps23.35—40.68 Mbps
4Vodafone73.77 Mbps28.14—36.39 Mbps
5Plusnet74.39 Mbps15.6—40.35 Mbps

Luton Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Luton

How many broadband providers in Luton are there?
Luton has 5 ISPs tested by its 214,109 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Luton?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Luton with 612.77 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 21.47—308.28 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Luton?
The best internet provider in Luton is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 21.47 to 308.28 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Luton?
Users in Luton see an average internet speed of 21.32 up to 34 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 612.77 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Luton?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Luton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 612.77 Mbps.
Is Plusnet available in Luton?
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Luton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 74.39 Mbps.
Is BT available in Luton?
Broadband service from BT is available in Luton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 367.58 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Luton?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 34 of Luton's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Luton?
The broadband provider with the most users in Luton is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021