Broadband Statistics for Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed2786.35 Mbps
Median Speed36.34 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 71.9 Mbps in 2021. This is 8.86% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Southend-on-Sea have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 112.07% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Southend-on-Sea include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Southend-on-Sea is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 2786.35 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 61.75—240.2 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 broadband speed that users will see in Southend-on-Sea is 36.34 Mbps, which is 1.78% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0.22% above the average of 36.26 Mbps in Southend-on-Sea.

Internet speeds in Southend-on-Sea are typically faster than Leigh-on-Sea. Nearby locations include Leigh-on-Sea with speeds 10.27—41.23 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Southend-on-Sea includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in SS0, SS2, SS1, SS9, and SS3.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Southend-on-Sea
    11 Reviews
    216.22 Mbps

    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 211.69 to 296.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 792.65 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 25 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Southend-on-Sea
    809 Reviews
    90.2 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 61.75 to 240.2 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 2,786.35 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 34,590 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Southend-on-Sea
    31 Reviews
    69.6 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 47.45 to 164.58 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 564.11 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 236 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Southend-on-Sea
    133 Reviews
    37.3 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 27.88 to 94.14 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 538.36 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 476 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Southend-on-Sea
    220 Reviews
    34.88 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 28.3 to 53.39 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 468.38 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 3,167 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • BT in Southend-on-Sea
    408 Reviews
    28.53 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 18.41 to 58.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 913.02 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 21,344 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Southend-on-Sea
    37 Reviews
    27.07 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 20.83 to 99.63 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 464.14 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 126 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Southend-on-Sea
    492 Reviews
    23.04 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 15.7 to 53.85 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 461.03 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 18,051 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • EE in Southend-on-Sea
    215 Reviews
    17.34 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 15.7 to 35.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 759.05 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 4,546 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Southend-on-Sea
    262 Reviews
    17.03 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 11.93 to 36.35 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.79 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 3,695 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Glide in Southend-on-Sea
    6 Reviews
    10.75 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 8.44 to 22.14 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 149.82 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 79 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Southend-on-Sea
    32 Reviews
    7.06 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 5.91 to 19.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 52.37 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 129 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • uno in Southend-on-Sea
    Not enough reviews
    0.08 Mbps

    uno's typical internet speed range in Southend-on-Sea is 0.08 to 4.7 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 62.05 Mbps. Southend-on-Sea residents have performed 3 speed tests on uno Broadband.

Broadband in Southend-on-Sea

1st

Best speed range city in Southend-on-Sea

2786.35 Mbps

Southend-on-Sea's fastest speed

25.25—102.71 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Southend-on-Sea residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Southend-on-Sea

YearSouthend-on-Sea AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201837.35 Mbps26.27 Mbps42.18% Faster
201946.92 Mbps30.63 Mbps53.18% Faster
202089.15 Mbps80.31 Mbps11.01% Faster
202171.9 Mbps66.05 Mbps8.86% Faster

Southend-on-Sea Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSouthend-on-SeaUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps25.87%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps25.50%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps17.27%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.55%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps16.61%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.20%2.33%

How Southend-on-Sea 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
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Southend-on-Sea2786.35 Mbps25.25—102.71 Mbps36.34 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

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

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Southend-on-Sea2786.35 Mbps25.25—102.71 Mbps36.34 Mbps-
2Leigh-on-Sea493.25 Mbps10.27—41.23 Mbps15.21 MbpsSlower

Southend-on-Sea Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Southend-on-Sea testing broadband 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 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband 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 internet speed tests we measured, 42.34% were fast, 22.55% slow, and 35.11% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:03:12229 secs67.82 Mbps70.96 Mbps
EE17 Oct 2021 21:37:54585 secs7.02 Mbps1.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:31:2042 mins5.81 Mbps60.6 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 21:32:22450 secs4.12 Mbps29.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:22:30223 secs0.75 Mbps102.45 MbpsImproved
BT17 Oct 2021 19:40:01298 secs43.04 Mbps49.74 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:17:07523 mins28.53 Mbps215.34 MbpsImproved
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 18:04:19320 mins29.33 Mbps72.41 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 17:49:33374 secs63.6 Mbps64.02 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 17:29:40271 secs58.83 Mbps115.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 17:22:5065 mins4.32 Mbps1.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 Oct 2021 17:08:14223 secs136.44 Mbps127.76 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:11:56226 mins9.17 Mbps13.17 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 16:35:57249 secs13.71 Mbps14.68 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:22:49237 secs545.76 Mbps545.97 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 16:20:22332 secs91.92 Mbps85.85 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 14:44:07266 secs0.82 Mbps3.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 14:05:2237 mins17.57 Mbps110.34 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 13:32:07221 mins205.53 Mbps521.56 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 12:36:431763 mins9.43 Mbps71.13 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southend-on-Sea

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Community Fibre792.65 Mbps211.69—296.19 Mbps
2Virgin Media2786.35 Mbps61.75—240.2 Mbps
3Hyperoptic564.11 Mbps47.45—164.58 Mbps
4Vodafone538.36 Mbps27.88—94.14 Mbps
5Zen Internet464.14 Mbps20.83—99.63 Mbps
6BT913.02 Mbps18.41—58.19 Mbps
7TalkTalk468.38 Mbps28.3—53.39 Mbps
8Sky Broadband461.03 Mbps15.7—53.85 Mbps
9EE759.05 Mbps15.7—35.8 Mbps
10uno62.05 Mbps0.08—4.7 Mbps
11Plusnet74.79 Mbps11.93—36.35 Mbps
12Glide149.82 Mbps8.44—22.14 Mbps
13Shell Energy52.37 Mbps5.91—19.57 Mbps

Southend-on-Sea Broadband Speed Map

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

How many broadband providers in Southend-on-Sea are there?
Southend-on-Sea has 13 ISPs tested by its 182,463 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Southend-on-Sea?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Southend-on-Sea with 2786.35 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 61.75—240.2 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Southend-on-Sea?
The best internet provider in Southend-on-Sea is Community Fibre, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 211.69 to 296.19 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Southend-on-Sea?
Users in Southend-on-Sea see an average internet speed of 25.25 up to 475 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 2786.35 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Southend-on-Sea?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 2786.35 Mbps.
Is BT available in Southend-on-Sea?
Broadband service from BT is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 913.02 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Southend-on-Sea?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Southend-on-Sea, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 461.03 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Southend-on-Sea?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 25 of Southend-on-Sea's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Southend-on-Sea?
The broadband provider with the most users in Southend-on-Sea is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021