Broadband Statistics for Southampton, Southampton
Broadband Providers21
Fastest Speed946.59 Mbps
Median Speed37.06 Mbps
Fastest Providertoob

Broadband Providers in Southampton

Southampton is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 79.43 Mbps in 2021. This is 20.26% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Southampton have run speed tests on 21 broadband providers. This number is 242.58% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Southampton include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Southampton is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 937.41 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 48.95—208 Mbps.

Southampton's fastest provider is toob, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 946.59 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Southampton is 37.06 Mbps, which is 0.16% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 37.06 Mbps in Southampton.

Our research into internet speeds in Southampton includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in SO16, SO19, SO15, SO18, and SO14.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Southampton
    31 Reviews
    137.94 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 90.23 to 427.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 916.47 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 386 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • toob in Southampton
    2 Reviews
    100.18 Mbps

    toob's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 62.65 to 484.76 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 946.59 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 17,700 speed tests on toob Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Southampton
    Not enough reviews
    98.27 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 98.27 to 301.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 466.43 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 3 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Southampton
    809 Reviews
    75.42 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 48.95 to 208 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 937.41 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 97,913 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    64.29 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 0 to 64.29 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 96.69 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 2 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • Vostron in Southampton
    Not enough reviews
    49.1 Mbps

    Vostron's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 47.47 to 73.98 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 846.24 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 155 speed tests on Vostron Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    36.89 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 36.68 to 58.69 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 301.74 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 97 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Southampton
    7 Reviews
    34.38 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 32.99 to 37.85 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.6 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 733 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • CIX in Southampton
    1 Review
    33.57 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 32.97 to 72.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 363.93 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 220 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Southampton
    133 Reviews
    29.53 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 23.32 to 53.37 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 567.45 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 1,383 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Southampton
    220 Reviews
    27.59 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 20.5 to 50.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 523.83 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 18,029 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Glide in Southampton
    6 Reviews
    26.12 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 16.3 to 91.55 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 250.46 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 57 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Southampton
    492 Reviews
    25.57 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 17.43 to 50.48 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 459.82 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 56,470 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • BT in Southampton
    408 Reviews
    25.09 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 16.14 to 57.5 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 913.12 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 18,606 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • FastNet in Southampton
    Not enough reviews
    23.47 Mbps

    FastNet's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 23.47 to 273.13 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 276.11 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 5 speed tests on FastNet Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Southampton
    262 Reviews
    23.18 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 16.39 to 57.59 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.72 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 7,647 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • EE in Southampton
    215 Reviews
    22.34 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 15.71 to 46.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 303.33 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 2,709 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Southampton
    37 Reviews
    22.12 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 20.48 to 30.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 532.43 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 59 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Southampton
    32 Reviews
    7.65 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 5.89 to 23.82 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 71.42 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 1,015 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Southampton
    Not enough reviews
    2.09 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 1.99 to 24.41 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 81.1 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 15 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • iDNET in Southampton
    1 Review
    0.53 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Southampton is 0.53 to 0.89 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1.82 Mbps. Southampton residents have performed 3 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

Broadband in Southampton

1st

Best speed range city in Southampton

946.59 Mbps

Southampton's fastest speed

27.8—109.56 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Southampton residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Southampton

YearSouthampton AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201831.99 Mbps26.27 Mbps21.77% Faster
201936.42 Mbps30.63 Mbps18.90% Faster
202083.37 Mbps80.31 Mbps3.81% Faster
202179.43 Mbps66.05 Mbps20.26% Faster

Southampton Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps30.16%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps26.43%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.75%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.08%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps13.57%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.01%2.33%

How Southampton 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
Southampton946.59 Mbps27.8—109.56 Mbps37.06 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

Southampton 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 Southampton Compares for Internet Speed in Southampton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Southampton946.59 Mbps27.8—109.56 Mbps37.06 Mbps-

Southampton Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Southampton testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Southampton ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Southampton 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 Southampton's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.69% were fast, 28.33% slow, and 27.98% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:38:1526 mins905.31 Mbps907.04 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:16:17260 secs20.2 Mbps0.07 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:35:51525 mins9.39 Mbps6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 21:48:50230 secs36.61 Mbps35.68 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:30:22317 mins16.86 Mbps21.5 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:19:06229 secs3.89 Mbps13.53 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:18:17227 secs28.38 Mbps43.23 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 21:04:5426 mins16.15 Mbps16.93 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:52:03272 secs0.24 Mbps24.89 MbpsImproved
Shell Energy17 Oct 2021 20:35:26384 secs4.8 Mbps4.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 19:48:49235 secs19.49 Mbps14.45 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:17:23526 mins12.67 Mbps63.02 MbpsImproved
toob17 Oct 2021 19:34:3224 mins0.35 Mbps71.94 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:36:54236 secs6.52 Mbps5.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:26:50260 secs1.42 Mbps1.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
toob17 Oct 2021 19:18:5126 mins889.42 Mbps916.25 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 19:07:11226 secs122.07 Mbps111 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:01:51230 secs1.97 Mbps3.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:59:583111 secs64.59 Mbps169.67 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:34:38216 secs540.2 Mbps521.4 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southampton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Cerberus Networks466.43 Mbps98.27—301.6 Mbps
2toob946.59 Mbps62.65—484.76 Mbps
3Hyperoptic916.47 Mbps90.23—427.36 Mbps
4FastNet276.11 Mbps23.47—273.13 Mbps
5Virgin Media937.41 Mbps48.95—208 Mbps
6Vostron846.24 Mbps47.47—73.98 Mbps
7CCS Leeds96.69 Mbps0—64.29 Mbps
8Independent Fibre Networks301.74 Mbps36.68—58.69 Mbps
9CIX363.93 Mbps32.97—72.36 Mbps
10Glide250.46 Mbps16.3—91.55 Mbps
11BT913.12 Mbps16.14—57.5 Mbps
12Vodafone567.45 Mbps23.32—53.37 Mbps
13Zen Internet532.43 Mbps20.48—30.8 Mbps
14TalkTalk523.83 Mbps20.5—50.49 Mbps
15Andrews & Arnold72.6 Mbps32.99—37.85 Mbps
16Sky Broadband459.82 Mbps17.43—50.48 Mbps
17Plusnet74.72 Mbps16.39—57.59 Mbps
18EE303.33 Mbps15.71—46.25 Mbps
19Spitfire81.1 Mbps1.99—24.41 Mbps
20Shell Energy71.42 Mbps5.89—23.82 Mbps
21iDNET1.82 Mbps0.53—0.89 Mbps

Southampton Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Southampton

How many broadband providers in Southampton are there?
Southampton has 21 ISPs tested by its 252,796 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Southampton?
toob is the fastest broadband provider in Southampton with 946.59 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 62.65—484.76 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Southampton?
The best internet provider in Southampton is toob, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 62.65 to 484.76 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Southampton?
Users in Southampton see an average internet speed of 27.8 up to 372 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 946.59 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Southampton?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Southampton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.41 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Southampton?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Southampton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 459.82 Mbps.
Is BT available in Southampton?
Broadband service from BT is available in Southampton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 913.12 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Southampton?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 21 of Southampton's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Southampton?
The broadband provider with the most users in Southampton is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021