United Kingdom Brighton and Hove

Broadband Providers in Brighton

Broadband Providers available in Brighton include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Brighton's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, with a median speed of 90 Mbps. The most popular provider in Brighton is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Brighton in 2022 is 77 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 39 Mbps.


Brighton Broadband Statistics

Brighton has the second-lowest fibre access out of all major cities in the South East, and is among the 20 worst-off major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 11% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 86% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Brighton's households.

Despite poor broadband infrastructure, we see high speed test averages in Brighton postcodes like BN1, BN2, BN3, BN41, and BN88. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 39.33 Mbps median internet speed in Brighton, which is 6.70% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Brighton increased access to Gigabit speeds by 10 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Gillingham (gained 2.63 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Brighton is dramatically faster than Rottingdean (361% slower).

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Broadband Providers

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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
146,406 Speed Tests
1519 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
72,191 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
34,668 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
20,864 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
12,574 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
5,998 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
3,706 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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FastNet Logo
62 /100
Above average
3,585 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
3,027 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
976 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Above average
Above Average
295 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Brighton

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Brighton

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Brighton area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps

Gigabit Availability


of people living in Brighton can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds


of Brighton residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Brighton

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Brighton is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Brighton Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Brighton

YearBrighton AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201824.21 Mbps26.27 Mbps7.84% Slower
201932.59 Mbps30.63 Mbps6.40% Faster
2020112.79 Mbps80.31 Mbps40.44% Faster
202175.9 Mbps66.05 Mbps14.91% Faster

Brighton Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBrightonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps21.43%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps22.58%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps11.29%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps19.20%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps5.07%3.60%

How Brighton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Brighton942.13 Mbps29.64—108.4 Mbps39.33 Mbps-
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsSlower

Brighton 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 Brighton Compares for Internet Speed in Brighton and Hove

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Brighton942.13 Mbps29.64—108.4 Mbps39.33 Mbps-
2Rottingdean74.81 Mbps7.04—36.29 Mbps8.53 MbpsSlower

Brighton Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Brighton testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Brighton ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Brighton 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 Brighton's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.6% were fast, 25.16% slow, and 31.24% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT20 Jan 2022 23:49:18225 secs50.02 Mbps49.86 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 23:48:43227 secs26.35 Mbps30.74 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 23:38:1633 mins9 Mbps10.5 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:34:06215 secs247.71 Mbps258.19 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 23:11:06232 secs3.23 Mbps7.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:07:0033 mins341.45 Mbps276.71 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:58:59218 secs302.83 Mbps304.31 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:22:08218 mins0.59 Mbps1.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 22:34:15225 secs13.74 Mbps17.87 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:29:35364 secs244.76 Mbps231.12 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:20:5124 mins9.37 Mbps3.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 22:16:44224 secs34.32 Mbps50.75 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 22:15:05230 secs4.93 Mbps5.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:35:57221 mins45.13 Mbps335.33 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:36:59526 mins57.95 Mbps245.72 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:45:30249 secs69.16 Mbps37.89 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:28:09213 mins39.63 Mbps13.4 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 20:09:32328 mins360.43 Mbps293.92 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 20:31:51297 secs36.56 Mbps36.74 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:28:5822 mins5.68 Mbps12.99 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Brighton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic907.63 Mbps61.67—274.13 Mbps
2Virgin Media937.3 Mbps50.38—209.88 Mbps
3iDNET234.9 Mbps28.85—54.55 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks358.62 Mbps44.33—116.26 Mbps
5BT925.26 Mbps33.99—71.66 Mbps
6Zen Internet558.6 Mbps55.13—69.58 Mbps
7FastNet942.13 Mbps22.77—66.94 Mbps
8Pembs Wifi64.47 Mbps0—44.61 Mbps
9Andrews & Arnold148.44 Mbps19.24—94.75 Mbps
10CCS Leeds128.13 Mbps9.39—92.37 Mbps
11TalkTalk741.93 Mbps23.46—56.82 Mbps
12Spitfire92.76 Mbps14.93—62.13 Mbps
13Vodafone937.73 Mbps27.67—59.25 Mbps
14Glide93.33 Mbps10.12—69.82 Mbps
15Sky Broadband510.89 Mbps19.45—54.89 Mbps
16EE855.96 Mbps15.5—58.81 Mbps
17Gradwell73.94 Mbps16.99—48.88 Mbps
18KCOM72.56 Mbps10.38—44.1 Mbps
19Plusnet74.76 Mbps9.72—36.27 Mbps
20CIX81.23 Mbps4.81—26.96 Mbps
21Shell Energy73.7 Mbps9.52—29.76 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Brighton

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
The City of Brighton and Hove36.034.26%21.30%19.07%23.95%8.23%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Brighton

How many broadband providers in Brighton are there?

Brighton has 21 ISPs tested by its 290,395 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Brighton?

Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Brighton with 907.63 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 61.67—274.13 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Brighton?

The best internet provider in Brighton is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 61.67 to 274.13 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Brighton?

Users in Brighton see an average internet speed of 29.64 up to 442 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 942.13 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Brighton?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Brighton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.3 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Brighton?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Brighton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 510.89 Mbps.

Is BT available in Brighton?

Broadband service from BT is available in Brighton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 925.26 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Brighton?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 888 of Brighton's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Brighton?

The broadband provider with the most users in Brighton is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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