Broadband Statistics for Portsmouth, Portsmouth
Broadband Providers18
Fastest Speed940.31 Mbps
Median Speed49.92 Mbps
Fastest Providertoob

Broadband Providers in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is among the top 20 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 88.21 Mbps in 2021. This is 33.55% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Portsmouth have run speed tests on 18 broadband providers. This number is 193.64% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Portsmouth include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Portsmouth is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 934.58 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 52.9—206.55 Mbps.

Portsmouth's fastest provider is toob, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 940.31 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Portsmouth is 49.92 Mbps, which is 34.92% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 49.92 Mbps in Portsmouth.

Our research into internet speeds in Portsmouth includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in PO6, PO1, PO2, PO4, and PO5.

Broadband Providers

  • toob in Portsmouth
    2 Reviews
    161.47 Mbps

    toob's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 113.75 to 297.01 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 940.31 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 93 speed tests on toob Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Portsmouth
    19 Reviews
    81.68 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 68.24 to 82.35 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 93.84 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 4 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Portsmouth
    809 Reviews
    80.67 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 52.9 to 206.55 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934.58 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 90,711 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Portsmouth
    31 Reviews
    63.1 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 55.84 to 80.48 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 506.34 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 9 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • CIX in Portsmouth
    1 Review
    42.02 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 37.02 to 81.67 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 101.02 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 32 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Glide in Portsmouth
    6 Reviews
    37.74 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 25.32 to 100.77 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 878.1 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 95 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • uno in Portsmouth
    Not enough reviews
    36.88 Mbps

    uno's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 36.08 to 73.76 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 137.03 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 13 speed tests on uno Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Portsmouth
    220 Reviews
    36.51 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 30.32 to 70.96 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 155.5 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 2,800 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    33.27 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 28.95 to 115.59 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 186.99 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 39 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Portsmouth
    133 Reviews
    26.1 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 19.51 to 46.75 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 507.22 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 1,631 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • BT in Portsmouth
    408 Reviews
    24.35 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 14.66 to 60.32 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 902.22 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 8,967 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • EE in Portsmouth
    215 Reviews
    23.93 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 15.43 to 53.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 499.42 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 2,110 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Portsmouth
    492 Reviews
    16.54 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 11.55 to 44.26 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 489.27 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 15,103 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Portsmouth
    7 Reviews
    16.05 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 15.39 to 64.33 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 95.96 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 8 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Portsmouth
    37 Reviews
    15.02 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 12.09 to 92.08 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 461.19 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 39 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Portsmouth
    32 Reviews
    9.77 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 6.58 to 31.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.64 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 317 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Portsmouth
    262 Reviews
    9.53 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 4.72 to 34.07 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.49 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 3,359 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Portsmouth
    Not enough reviews
    7.75 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Portsmouth is 7.35 to 8.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 8.5 Mbps. Portsmouth residents have performed 8 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

Broadband in Portsmouth

1st

Best speed range city in Portsmouth

940.31 Mbps

Portsmouth's fastest speed

33.13—142.57 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Portsmouth residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Portsmouth

YearPortsmouth AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201832.12 Mbps26.27 Mbps22.27% Faster
201934.5 Mbps30.63 Mbps12.63% Faster
2020116.58 Mbps80.31 Mbps45.16% Faster
202188.21 Mbps66.05 Mbps33.55% Faster

Portsmouth Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangePortsmouthUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps25.92%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps20.81%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps15.65%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.48%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps26.32%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.83%2.33%

How Portsmouth Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Portsmouth940.31 Mbps33.13—142.57 Mbps49.92 Mbps-
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsSlower
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
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsSlower

Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Compares for Internet Speed in Portsmouth

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Portsmouth940.31 Mbps33.13—142.57 Mbps49.92 Mbps-

Portsmouth Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Portsmouth testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Portsmouth ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 44.75% were fast, 26.53% slow, and 28.72% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:59:41386 secs22.82 Mbps213.57 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:13:23411 mins52.7 Mbps73.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:18:3022 mins1.64 Mbps12.21 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 21:15:00376 secs4.77 Mbps10.44 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:48:0928 mins19.45 Mbps23.36 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:17:26253 secs103.17 Mbps109.63 Mbps
Shell Energy17 Oct 2021 19:25:501032 mins0.51 Mbps2.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:37:45716 mins6.16 Mbps14.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:41:33229 secs0.97 Mbps98.33 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:38:17219 secs82.6 Mbps93.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:28:0325 mins3.94 Mbps2.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:32:06240 secs216.32 Mbps208.88 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:11:55212 mins450.09 Mbps14.45 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:09:25214 secs12.02 Mbps19.05 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 18:46:41240 secs33.75 Mbps33.75 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 17:39:48439 mins6.51 Mbps4.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 18:09:4649 mins4.36 Mbps12.13 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:11:5034 mins1.95 Mbps3.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 17:45:30219 mins32.42 Mbps223 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 17:59:35221 secs29.75 Mbps29.47 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Portsmouth

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1toob940.31 Mbps113.75—297.01 Mbps
2Hyperoptic506.34 Mbps55.84—80.48 Mbps
3Virgin Media934.58 Mbps52.9—206.55 Mbps
4Glide878.1 Mbps25.32—100.77 Mbps
5Zen Internet461.19 Mbps12.09—92.08 Mbps
6Origin Broadband93.84 Mbps68.24—82.35 Mbps
7CCS Leeds186.99 Mbps28.95—115.59 Mbps
8uno137.03 Mbps36.08—73.76 Mbps
9CIX101.02 Mbps37.02—81.67 Mbps
10Andrews & Arnold95.96 Mbps15.39—64.33 Mbps
11TalkTalk155.5 Mbps30.32—70.96 Mbps
12BT902.22 Mbps14.66—60.32 Mbps
13EE499.42 Mbps15.43—53.18 Mbps
14Vodafone507.22 Mbps19.51—46.75 Mbps
15Sky Broadband489.27 Mbps11.55—44.26 Mbps
16Plusnet74.49 Mbps4.72—34.07 Mbps
17Shell Energy73.64 Mbps6.58—31.43 Mbps
18Spitfire8.5 Mbps7.35—8.28 Mbps

Portsmouth Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Portsmouth

How many broadband providers in Portsmouth are there?
Portsmouth has 18 ISPs tested by its 215,133 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Portsmouth?
toob is the fastest broadband provider in Portsmouth with 940.31 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 113.75—297.01 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Portsmouth?
The best internet provider in Portsmouth is toob, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 113.75 to 297.01 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Portsmouth?
Users in Portsmouth see an average internet speed of 33.13 up to 214 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 940.31 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Portsmouth?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Portsmouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.58 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Portsmouth?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Portsmouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 489.27 Mbps.
Is BT available in Portsmouth?
Broadband service from BT is available in Portsmouth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 902.22 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Portsmouth?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 58 of Portsmouth's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Portsmouth?
The broadband provider with the most users in Portsmouth is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021