Broadband Statistics for Southampton, Southampton
Broadband Providers21
Fastest Speed946.59 Mbps
Average Speed35.36 Mbps
Fastest Providertoob

ISPs in Southampton

Southampton residents have run speed tests on 21 broadband providers. This number is 249.42% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 937.33 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 46.16—199.86 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 35.36 Mbps, which is 3.52% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 35.36 Mbps in Southampton.

Broadband Providers

  • toob in Southampton
    65.56 — 494.21 Mbps
    946.59 Mbps
    107.13 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Southampton
    93.62 — 430.67 Mbps
    916.47 Mbps
    139.61 Mbps
  • FastNet in Southampton
    65.54 — 273.13 Mbps
    276.11 Mbps
    65.54 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Southampton
    46.16 — 199.86 Mbps
    937.33 Mbps
    71.12 Mbps
  • Glide in Southampton
    25.09 — 142.92 Mbps
    667.68 Mbps
    26.81 Mbps
  • CIX in Southampton
    25.89 — 109.99 Mbps
    300.1 Mbps
    31.05 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    36.49 — 57.22 Mbps
    118.61 Mbps
    36.8 Mbps
  • Vostron in Southampton
    17.71 — 83.51 Mbps
    846.24 Mbps
    22.4 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Southampton
    32.32 — 37.68 Mbps
    120.38 Mbps
    33.97 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Southampton
    1.18 — 98.27 Mbps
    466.43 Mbps
    1.54 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Southampton
    22.56 — 48.63 Mbps
    567.45 Mbps
    29.15 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Southampton
    16.89 — 58.87 Mbps
    74.72 Mbps
    24.02 Mbps
  • BT in Southampton
    16.03 — 53.97 Mbps
    913.12 Mbps
    25.1 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Southampton
    17.07 — 48.92 Mbps
    213.74 Mbps
    25.2 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Southampton
    17.86 — 46.39 Mbps
    439.46 Mbps
    24.59 Mbps
  • EE in Southampton
    13.12 — 44.42 Mbps
    303.33 Mbps
    19 Mbps
  • CCS Leeds
    0 — 64.29 Mbps
    96.69 Mbps
    64.29 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Southampton
    16.2 — 29.28 Mbps
    73.45 Mbps
    20.44 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Southampton
    6.29 — 26.63 Mbps
    70.93 Mbps
    9.4 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Southampton
    1.99 — 24.41 Mbps
    81.1 Mbps
    2.09 Mbps
  • KCOM in Southampton
    4.71 — 17.98 Mbps
    18.69 Mbps
    5.27 Mbps

Broadband in Southampton


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Southampton

946.59 Mbps

Southampton's fastest speed

25.77—99.56 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Southampton residents

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Southampton Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Southampton946.59 Mbps25.77—99.56 Mbps35.36 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 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 Mbps25.77—99.56 Mbps35.36 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, 44.03% were fast, 27.56% slow, and 28.41% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 23:57:34225 secs34.42 Mbps44.4 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 23:02:39412 mins35.36 Mbps58.5 MbpsImproved
toob26 Jul 2021 22:47:09232 secs537.76 Mbps537.62 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 22:25:53211 mins15.01 Mbps12.03 MbpsNeeds help
EE26 Jul 2021 22:35:03229 secs15.56 Mbps19.56 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 22:18:50221 secs1.84 Mbps0.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jul 2021 21:13:41712 mins42.69 Mbps7.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet26 Jul 2021 21:24:43237 secs12.58 Mbps13.12 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 21:06:1847 mins3.31 Mbps3.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:42:14418 mins34.65 Mbps38.15 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:52:4426 mins0.82 Mbps0.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:26:11215 mins419.27 Mbps220.34 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:30:40242 secs56.02 Mbps56.17 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:24:28227 secs1.44 Mbps110.12 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:06:04278 secs56.46 Mbps11.94 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:06:39234 secs14.06 Mbps71.12 MbpsImproved
toob26 Jul 2021 19:53:3734 mins919.95 Mbps928.73 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:20:26230 mins110.86 Mbps109.94 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:40:08237 secs48.79 Mbps39.67 MbpsNeeds help
toob26 Jul 2021 19:33:0942 mins0.28 Mbps18.76 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southampton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1toob946.59 Mbps65.56—494.21 Mbps
2Hyperoptic916.47 Mbps93.62—430.67 Mbps
3FastNet276.11 Mbps65.54—273.13 Mbps
4Cerberus Networks466.43 Mbps1.18—98.27 Mbps
5Virgin Media937.33 Mbps46.16—199.86 Mbps
6Vostron846.24 Mbps17.71—83.51 Mbps
7Glide667.68 Mbps25.09—142.92 Mbps
8CCS Leeds96.69 Mbps0—64.29 Mbps
9CIX300.1 Mbps25.89—109.99 Mbps
10Independent Fibre Networks118.61 Mbps36.49—57.22 Mbps
11Vodafone567.45 Mbps22.56—48.63 Mbps
12BT913.12 Mbps16.03—53.97 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold120.38 Mbps32.32—37.68 Mbps
14Plusnet74.72 Mbps16.89—58.87 Mbps
15TalkTalk439.46 Mbps17.86—46.39 Mbps
16Sky Broadband213.74 Mbps17.07—48.92 Mbps
17EE303.33 Mbps13.12—44.42 Mbps
18Zen Internet73.45 Mbps16.2—29.28 Mbps
19Spitfire81.1 Mbps1.99—24.41 Mbps
20Post Office Broadband70.93 Mbps6.29—26.63 Mbps
21KCOM18.69 Mbps4.71—17.98 Mbps

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 65.56—494.21 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 65.56 to 494.21 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Southampton?
Users in Southampton see an average internet speed of 25.77 up to 470 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 937.33 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 213.74 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.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Southampton?
The broadband provider with the most users in Southampton is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021