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Broadband in Leicester

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Leicester Broadband Statistics

  • 97 Mbps

    Fastest download speed

  • 15 Mbps

    Average download speed

  • 2 Mbps

    Fastest upload speed

Broadband in Leicester

A city of diversity and vibrancy, Leicester is host to a huge amount of history and rich multiculturalism. One of the oldest cities in Britain, its roots trace back to Roman times as a town of industry, and today the city is home to over 70 different spoken languages.

With plenty of modern businesses and a growing population of young people and students, broadband in Leicester is more important than ever. Luckily, the broadband infrastructure has become more solid in recent years, with above average speeds and reliability.

A solid broadband infrastructure

In general, broadband in Leicester reaches just above average compared to other areas in the UK. The academic areas of the city specifically boast the best connections, with the highest well above the national average.

Despite this, there are parts of the city where connections are lacking, with households around the hospital and the National Space Centre previously experiencing problems. This is gradually changing with the government’s rollout of superfast broadband.

Speed and availability

Leicester residents can enjoy speeds of around 20Mb at its highest on a standard broadband connection. This is fast enough for the vast majority of downloads and general useage. The LE3 area boasts some of the fastest speeds with an average of around 23Mb, with LE8 dropping to just over 7Mb.

Fibre-optic broadband is available for the majority of Leicester, with specialist brands such as Hyperoptic operating in some areas.  


Leicester broadband customers can enjoy services from the majority of UK broadband providers, including lesser-used brands. Firms like BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are available in the area, with fibre-optic options also open to customers.

Those looking for the next generation of broadband can choose Hyperoptic in Leicester, offering the best speeds in the city. Whilst only available in certain areas, Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband available in Britain, making it a great choice for those who can get it.


As a thriving modern city, Leicester offers enough speed and reliability to deliver a better-than-average broadband infrastructure, with fast connections and fibre-optic options.

Top broadband postcodes

  1. LE1 15 Mbps

Top providers

  1. Virgin Media30 Mbps
  2. TalkTalk5 Mbps
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