Southend-on-Sea Internet Service Providers

Southend-on-Sea residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 108.33% above the United Kingdom average of 5.76 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 38.04—157.8 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 824.62 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Southend-on-Sea is 24.1 Mbps, which is 4.33% above the The United Kingdom national average of 23.1 Mbps, and 0.33% above the average of 24.02 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 9.36—43.48 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Southend-on-Sea
  • Vodafone in Southend-on-Sea
  • BT in Southend-on-Sea
  • TalkTalk in Southend-on-Sea
  • Plusnet in Southend-on-Sea
  • Community Fibre in Southend-on-Sea
  • Zen Internet 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
  • Andrews & Arnold in Southend-on-Sea

Internet in Southend-on-Sea


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Southend-on-Sea

824.62 Mbps

Southend-on-Sea's fastest speed

16.5—69.31 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% 
London943.62 Mbps19.08—72.15 Mbps30.24 MbpsFaster
Southend-on-Sea824.62 Mbps16.5—69.31 Mbps24.1 Mbps-
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.32—67.33 Mbps23.84 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.84—49.84 Mbps17.1 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.47 Mbps21.25 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.53 Mbps18.27 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.94—67.62 Mbps22.45 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.62—36.01 Mbps10.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.61 Mbps21.85 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.39—71.86 Mbps21.09 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-Sea824.62 Mbps16.5—69.31 Mbps24.1 Mbps-
2Leigh-on-Sea74.11 Mbps9.36—43.48 Mbps16.68 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, 46.6% were fast, 24.22% slow, and 29.18% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT03 Jul 2020 01:46:48233 secs34.88 Mbps36.31 Mbps
Sky Broadband02 Jul 2020 01:12:37357 secs2.3 Mbps2.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband01 Jul 2020 01:53:43392 secs37.4 Mbps27.31 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk01 Jul 2020 01:22:39225 secs14.18 Mbps7.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 23:21:31246 secs310.39 Mbps329.93 Mbps
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 22:52:20225 secs10.64 Mbps8.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 22:38:28365 secs70.96 Mbps114.19 MbpsImproved
Vodafone30 Jun 2020 22:33:03231 secs63.43 Mbps63.54 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 22:16:5122 mins0.34 Mbps0.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 22:00:1942 mins9.07 Mbps30.76 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 21:57:37240 secs0.7 Mbps5.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 21:48:44217 secs109.07 Mbps108.77 Mbps
TalkTalk30 Jun 2020 21:48:04227 secs42.5 Mbps45.22 Mbps
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 21:41:57225 secs35.69 Mbps16.2 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 21:24:24516 mins66.72 Mbps46.04 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 21:31:2227 mins22.64 Mbps14.74 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 20:50:19435 mins8.86 Mbps9.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 20:12:52952 mins70.7 Mbps110.77 MbpsImproved
Vodafone30 Jun 2020 20:52:32231 secs38.02 Mbps43.93 MbpsImproved
EE30 Jun 2020 20:30:29228 secs29.32 Mbps29.11 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southend-on-Sea

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media549.02 Mbps38.04—157.8 Mbps
2Vodafone824.62 Mbps20.91—57.29 Mbps
3Community Fibre91.2 Mbps3.1—54.08 Mbps
4BT545.51 Mbps18.43—55.32 Mbps
5TalkTalk141.14 Mbps13.11—38.86 Mbps
6Plusnet74.41 Mbps11.63—39 Mbps
7EE285.61 Mbps12.75—27.63 Mbps
8Zen Internet91.15 Mbps14.63—29.72 Mbps
9CIX20.4 Mbps12.75—19.61 Mbps
10Sky Broadband139.89 Mbps6.29—25.02 Mbps
11Andrews & Arnold24.44 Mbps0.43—19.31 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.
Vodafone is the fastest provider in Southend-on-Sea with 824.62 Mbps, and an average speed range of 20.91—57.29 Mbps.
The best provider in Southend-on-Sea in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 38.04 to 157.8 Mbps.
Users in Southend-on-Sea see an average internet speed of 16.5 up to 434 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 824.62 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 545.51 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 139.89 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Southend-on-Sea is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Jul 2020