Southend-on-Sea Internet Service Providers

Southend-on-Sea residents have run speed tests on 12 providers. This number is 100% above the United Kingdom average of 6.00 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 2786.35 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 53.12—214.76 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 2786.35 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Southend-on-Sea is 28.05 Mbps, which is 5.62% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.72 Mbps, and 0.50% above the average of 27.91 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 8.32—35.78 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in Southend-on-Sea
  • Hyperoptic 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
  • Plusnet in Southend-on-Sea
  • EE in Southend-on-Sea
  • Sky Broadband in Southend-on-Sea
  • CIX in Southend-on-Sea
  • Post Office Broadband in Southend-on-Sea
  • Glide in Southend-on-Sea

Internet in Southend-on-Sea


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Southend-on-Sea

2786.35 Mbps

Southend-on-Sea's fastest speed

18.24—84.49 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Southend-on-Sea residents

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Southend-on-Sea Competitive Speed Map

How Southend-on-Sea Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.92—83.26 Mbps37.1 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.64 Mbps18.8—75.88 Mbps29.17 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.59—92.18 Mbps29.06 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps18.06—95.3 Mbps30.05 MbpsFaster
Southend-on-Sea2786.35 Mbps18.24—84.49 Mbps28.05 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.69—64.44 Mbps21.9 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.33—65.49 Mbps24.61 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.53—53.36 Mbps22.01 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.58—48.98 Mbps13.89 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.44—74.36 Mbps27.59 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-Sea2786.35 Mbps18.24—84.49 Mbps28.05 Mbps-
2Leigh-on-Sea73.8 Mbps8.32—35.78 Mbps12.46 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, 40.97% were fast, 22.05% slow, and 36.98% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 22:15:0922 mins28.47 Mbps160.33 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2021 21:39:232104 secs28.91 Mbps0.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 21:30:37240 secs3.29 Mbps8.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2021 21:28:562101 secs40.58 Mbps40.58 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 21:29:11233 secs78.2 Mbps68.26 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 20:12:22829 mins23.59 Mbps240.19 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:37:20644 mins4.72 Mbps132.86 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2021 19:58:1822 mins9.9 Mbps0.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 19:57:47219 secs82.36 Mbps88.62 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2021 19:43:1632 mins21.02 Mbps39.48 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2021 19:04:232111 secs65.48 Mbps67.33 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2021 18:26:32225 secs13.85 Mbps19.81 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2021 18:22:5622 mins70.13 Mbps69.38 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2021 18:02:10323 mins13.66 Mbps9.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 17:53:04250 secs319.34 Mbps281.33 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 17:40:2442 mins44.26 Mbps40.26 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 17:29:0546 mins544 Mbps544.32 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 17:13:36238 secs14.14 Mbps22.65 MbpsImproved
EE20 Jan 2021 16:58:11214 mins25.18 Mbps30.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2021 16:28:30429 mins56.33 Mbps86.81 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southend-on-Sea

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media2786.35 Mbps53.12—214.76 Mbps
2Hyperoptic401.94 Mbps39.03—128.49 Mbps
3Vodafone824.62 Mbps26.16—66.07 Mbps
4BT883.34 Mbps19.35—62.73 Mbps
5TalkTalk149.39 Mbps15.3—50.15 Mbps
6Zen Internet68.62 Mbps14.98—36.47 Mbps
7EE285.61 Mbps13.14—24.02 Mbps
8Plusnet74.36 Mbps9.45—32.89 Mbps
9Sky Broadband150.47 Mbps7.64—31.46 Mbps
10CIX20.4 Mbps12.75—19.61 Mbps
11Glide57.99 Mbps0.27—1.01 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband54.17 Mbps5.56—26.83 Mbps

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

Southend-on-Sea has 12 ISPs tested by its 182,463 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Southend-on-Sea with 2786.35 Mbps, and an average speed range of 53.12—214.76 Mbps.
The best provider in Southend-on-Sea in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 53.12 to 214.76 Mbps.
Users in Southend-on-Sea see an average internet speed of 18.24 up to 440 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 2786.35 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 2786.35 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 150.47 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Southend-on-Sea is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 20 Jan 2021