Southend-on-Sea Internet Service Providers

Southend-on-Sea residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 102.36% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 providers. ISPs available in Southend-on-Sea include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common provider in Southend-on-Sea is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 549.02 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 45.72—196.55 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 883.34 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Southend-on-Sea is 26.26 Mbps, which is 0.72% below the The United Kingdom national average of 26.45 Mbps, and 0.34% above the average of 26.17 Mbps in Southend-on-Sea. Internet speeds in Southend-on-Sea are typically faster than Leigh-on-Sea. Nearby cities include Leigh-on-Sea with speeds 10.12—41.01 Mbps.


  • Hyperoptic in Southend-on-Sea
  • Virgin Media in Southend-on-Sea
  • Vodafone in Southend-on-Sea
  • BT in Southend-on-Sea
  • TalkTalk in Southend-on-Sea
  • Zen Internet in Southend-on-Sea
  • Community Fibre in Southend-on-Sea
  • Plusnet in Southend-on-Sea
  • EE in Southend-on-Sea
  • CIX in Southend-on-Sea
  • Sky Broadband in Southend-on-Sea
  • Post Office Broadband in Southend-on-Sea

Internet in Southend-on-Sea


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Southend-on-Sea

883.34 Mbps

Southend-on-Sea's fastest speed

17.9—73.26 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Southend-on-Sea residents

Southend-on-Sea Competitive Speed Map

How Southend-on-Sea Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.68—73.75 Mbps33.68 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.89—71.21 Mbps26.41 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.99—89.93 Mbps26.39 MbpsFaster
Southend-on-Sea883.34 Mbps17.9—73.26 Mbps26.26 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.44—57.1 Mbps19.7 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.39—63.06 Mbps23.13 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.97—48.48 Mbps19.96 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.09—75.28 Mbps25.71 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.51—42.62 Mbps12.18 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.82—71.57 Mbps25.13 MbpsSlower

Southend-on-Sea Over Time

How Southend-on-Sea Compares for Internet Speed in Southend-on-Sea

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Southend-on-Sea883.34 Mbps17.9—73.26 Mbps26.26 Mbps-
2Leigh-on-Sea74.11 Mbps10.12—41.01 Mbps14.17 MbpsSlower

Southend-on-Sea Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Southend-on-Sea test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Southend-on-Sea ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Southend-on-Sea 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Southend-on-Sea's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 27.01% were fast, 19.91% slow, and 53.08% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
EE29 Sep 2020 14:44:39215 mins15.96 Mbps16.08 Mbps
BT29 Sep 2020 13:25:1832 mins29.12 Mbps45.31 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Sep 2020 22:42:3222 mins11.87 Mbps12.76 Mbps
BT28 Sep 2020 16:02:4633 mins7.51 Mbps8.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT28 Sep 2020 15:56:07225 secs55.51 Mbps55.65 Mbps
TalkTalk28 Sep 2020 07:00:17320 mins4.05 Mbps1.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk28 Sep 2020 06:16:20124 mins3.19 Mbps3.21 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 19:11:5723 mins194.69 Mbps201.96 Mbps
BT27 Sep 2020 17:33:24225 secs17.56 Mbps30.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 Sep 2020 17:03:022101 secs292.03 Mbps296.12 Mbps
EE27 Sep 2020 14:44:3922 mins7.27 Mbps6.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk27 Sep 2020 14:17:11212 mins0.81 Mbps4.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT27 Sep 2020 13:39:13228 secs55.05 Mbps54.3 Mbps
TalkTalk27 Sep 2020 12:35:11376 secs2.55 Mbps3.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT27 Sep 2020 10:11:00223 secs54.27 Mbps55.18 Mbps
BT27 Sep 2020 08:29:10237 secs19.16 Mbps20.22 Mbps
BT27 Sep 2020 01:39:24390 secs55.75 Mbps55.82 Mbps
BT27 Sep 2020 00:44:14226 secs55.4 Mbps55.53 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 20:52:43241 secs83.99 Mbps77.69 Mbps
EE26 Sep 2020 14:24:07220 mins16.08 Mbps8.9 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southend-on-Sea

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic401.94 Mbps59.85—269.14 Mbps
2Virgin Media549.02 Mbps45.72—196.55 Mbps
3Vodafone824.62 Mbps24.81—61.13 Mbps
4Community Fibre91.2 Mbps3.1—54.08 Mbps
5BT883.34 Mbps19.19—58.78 Mbps
6TalkTalk141.14 Mbps15.81—52.77 Mbps
7Zen Internet68.62 Mbps15.7—36.57 Mbps
8Plusnet74.41 Mbps10.77—35.65 Mbps
9EE285.61 Mbps12.94—27.41 Mbps
10Sky Broadband144.8 Mbps7—27.86 Mbps
11CIX20.4 Mbps12.75—19.61 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband54.17 Mbps5.56—26.06 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea has 12 ISPs tested by its 182,463 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Southend-on-Sea with 883.34 Mbps, and an average speed range of 19.19—58.78 Mbps.
The best provider in Southend-on-Sea in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 59.85 to 269.14 Mbps.
Users in Southend-on-Sea see an average internet speed of 17.9 up to 439 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 883.34 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 549.02 Mbps.
BT is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 883.34 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 144.8 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Southend-on-Sea is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2020