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

Southend-on-Sea Internet Service Providers

Southend-on-Sea residents have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 116.31% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 68.19—249.09 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 Mbps, which is 1.77% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 0.31% above the average of 35.89 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 9.8—37.05 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Southend-on-Sea
    68.19 — 249.09 Mbps
    2786.35 Mbps
    92.6 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Southend-on-Sea
    47.76 — 164.82 Mbps
    564.11 Mbps
    69.78 Mbps
  • Community Fibre in Southend-on-Sea
    40.42 — 156.74 Mbps
    156.99 Mbps
    96.97 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Southend-on-Sea
    27.17 — 75.43 Mbps
    512.51 Mbps
    33.97 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Southend-on-Sea
    25.76 — 63.15 Mbps
    297.69 Mbps
    32.66 Mbps
  • BT in Southend-on-Sea
    19.32 — 59.03 Mbps
    900.73 Mbps
    29.48 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Southend-on-Sea
    21.08 — 44.92 Mbps
    108.55 Mbps
    28.61 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Southend-on-Sea
    13.54 — 49.49 Mbps
    416.41 Mbps
    19.24 Mbps
  • EE in Southend-on-Sea
    14.78 — 33.1 Mbps
    699.66 Mbps
    16.75 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Southend-on-Sea
    11.88 — 36.12 Mbps
    74.6 Mbps
    17.36 Mbps
  • Glide in Southend-on-Sea
    6.61 — 29.2 Mbps
    149.82 Mbps
    11.68 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Southend-on-Sea
    4.74 — 16.91 Mbps
    52.37 Mbps
    6.38 Mbps
  • uno in Southend-on-Sea
    0.08 — 4.7 Mbps
    62.05 Mbps
    0.08 Mbps

Broadband 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

24.58—101.07 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Southend-on-Sea residents

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Southend-on-Sea Broadband Speed Map

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 
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
Southend-on-Sea2786.35 Mbps24.58—101.07 Mbps36 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

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 Mbps24.58—101.07 Mbps36 Mbps-
2Leigh-on-Sea493.25 Mbps9.8—37.05 Mbps12.39 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, 42.83% were fast, 24.68% slow, and 32.48% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 23:29:3823 mins5.67 Mbps0.83 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:45:23637 mins12.71 Mbps7.18 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Jul 2021 20:58:2233 mins2.26 Mbps14.07 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 20:26:56530 mins0.21 Mbps14.85 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:36:02211 mins2.96 Mbps4.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:24:46252 secs37.47 Mbps36.71 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 19:19:37240 secs48.55 Mbps45.94 Mbps
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 18:16:31226 mins54.96 Mbps59.25 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:41:01254 secs210.56 Mbps203.84 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:18:34438 secs63.64 Mbps75.38 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 17:36:0235 mins18.44 Mbps39.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:00:56253 secs170.75 Mbps136.87 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 16:50:2367 mins19.34 Mbps30.31 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 16:30:3952 mins122.89 Mbps130.82 Mbps
BT26 Jul 2021 15:49:3246 mins8.24 Mbps5.87 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet26 Jul 2021 15:33:41413 mins7.2 Mbps11.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 15:30:20246 secs112.96 Mbps430.09 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 15:05:05412 mins75.89 Mbps57.48 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 15:15:213109 secs2.62 Mbps0 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 14:43:10620 mins2.55 Mbps30.97 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southend-on-Sea

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media2786.35 Mbps68.19—249.09 Mbps
2Community Fibre156.99 Mbps40.42—156.74 Mbps
3Hyperoptic564.11 Mbps47.76—164.82 Mbps
4Vodafone512.51 Mbps27.17—75.43 Mbps
5BT900.73 Mbps19.32—59.03 Mbps
6Zen Internet108.55 Mbps21.08—44.92 Mbps
7TalkTalk297.69 Mbps25.76—63.15 Mbps
8Sky Broadband416.41 Mbps13.54—49.49 Mbps
9EE699.66 Mbps14.78—33.1 Mbps
10Glide149.82 Mbps6.61—29.2 Mbps
11uno62.05 Mbps0.08—4.7 Mbps
12Plusnet74.6 Mbps11.88—36.12 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband52.37 Mbps4.74—16.91 Mbps

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 68.19—249.09 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Southend-on-Sea?
The best internet provider in Southend-on-Sea is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 68.19 to 249.09 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Southend-on-Sea?
Users in Southend-on-Sea see an average internet speed of 24.58 up to 463 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 900.73 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 416.41 Mbps.
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: 26 Jul 2021