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Southampton Broadband Statistics

  • 66 Mbps

    Fastest download speed

  • 10 Mbps

    Average download speed

  • 2 Mbps

    Fastest upload speed

Broadband in Southampton

Known for being the home of the Mayflower, the harbour city of Southampton is a modern and thriving city with a bustling young population, historic dockyard and high-profile sports venues.

Southampton’s population of students and young workers demand a good broadband infrastructure, with plenty of areas of the city compatible with superfast fibre connection.

Modern, vibrant broadband

Broadband in Southampton has improved immensely over recent years, with the vast majority of areas allowing for fast speeds and few dropouts in connection.

With 2 different universities operating in the city, broadband upgrades have been a high priority when looking for things to improve. Thanks to the government’s superfast broadband scheme, Southampton residents can now enjoy fast speeds in most areas.

Speed and availability

Thanks to the prevalence of fibre-optic connections, the highest speeds you can reach in Southampton exceed those in other places in the UK. Depending on where you live in the city, Virgin Media can provide Fibre To The Property broadband with potential speeds of nearly 100Mb.

Whilst this won’t be the same for every property, fibre-optic connections have raised the average broadband speed in the city hugely, with most providers offering fibre packages.


Nearly all UK providers are catered for in Southampton. Firms like BT, TalkTalk and Virgin Media can call be utilised by customers, as well as lesser known brands like Tentel and Origin Broadband.

Currently, Hyperoptic does not operate in the area, but Virgin Media’s superfast fibre-optic connection rivals what it has to offer.


Southampton benefits from an excellent broadband infrastructure that allows both properties and businesses to thrive. With many providers and packages on offer, finding a broadband connection in the city is as easy as choosing your preferred type.

Top broadband postcodes

  1. SO1 10 Mbps

Top providers

  1. BT34 Mbps
  2. Virgin Media13 Mbps
  3. TalkTalk11 Mbps
  4. Sky4 Mbps
  5. Three1 Mbps

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