Broadband in Brighton

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TalkTalk
67Mb
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Unlimited
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18
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NOW Broadband
63Mb
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12
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£22.00
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BT
67Mb
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£31.99
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Virgin Media
108Mb
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£34.00
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Shell Energy Broadband
63Mb
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Shell Energy Broadband
17Mb
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£17.99
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NOW Broadband
11Mb
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£18.00
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NOW Broadband
11Mb
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Unlimited
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12
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£18.00
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£18.00
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Plusnet
10Mb
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Unlimited
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12
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£18.99
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£18.99
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Shell Energy Broadband
38Mb
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Unlimited
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18
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£21.99
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Shell Energy Broadband
£21.99
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NOW Broadband
63Mb
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Unlimited
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12
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£22.00
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£22.00
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Vodafone
35Mb
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Unlimited
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24
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£22.00
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£22.00
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NOW Broadband
36Mb
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Unlimited
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12
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£22.00
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£22.00
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Vodafone
63Mb
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Unlimited
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24
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£22.00
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£22.00
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36Mb
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12
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£22.00
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Broadband in Brighton

Broadband in Brighton is in a much healthier state than many other areas of the UK. In fact, few cities can boast such a broad choice of providers and packages and such high availability for not one, but two fibre optic networks.

Whether this is as a result of local prosperity, the proximity of the University of Sussex or the multitude of tourists that visit Brighton each year, residents are lucky to have access to broadband at up to 100Mbps across huge swathes of the city, and a choice of more than a dozen standard broadband providers.

About Brighton

Home to more than 155,000 full-time residents, Brighton also boasts the University of Sussex which lies just 4 miles from the city centre on a sprawling modern campus – and being situated just 60 minutes travel time from central London puts Brighton well within the community belt. But what you might not realise is that Brighton is an exceptionally well-connected city, with an excellent range of broadband services.

Brighton is famous for being one of the UK’s foremost tourist destinations. Thousands upon thousands of holidaymakers from around the country and around the world descend on Brighton each year to enjoy the Blue Flag beach, museums, art galleries, bars and clubs. No wonder then that Brighton is as well-connected as it is!

The biggest UK providers all have a strong presence in Brighton, including BT, Sky and Virgin Media. Speeds can vary greatly across the city depending upon location, provider and broadband type from as low as just 1.5Mbps ADSL to 100Mbps fibre optic broadband – and in some areas such as Bevendean you can actually find these two extremes on the same street.

Superfast broadband

What really benefits Brighton’s broadband standing is the extensive fibre optic networks belonging to two of the UK’s biggest providers - BT and Virgin Media. Virgin Media owns and operates the UK’s most extensive fibre optic network, and currently holds the title of the UK’s fastest provider. Virgin has invested heavily into its infrastructure in the Brighton area, and many thousands of residents are able to access the top end services, especially those living in the city centre, Patcham, Hollingbury & Withdean and the popular student area Moulescoomb.

BT also offers its Infinity range of fibre optic packages to many parts of the city. BT Infinity speeds in the region aren’t yet as high as for Virgin, but they’re still incredible fast, with many thousands of residents able to get Infinity at up to 80Mbps.

Crucially, BT Infinity is available in some areas that Virgin Media is not, thus giving residents in those neighbourhoods fibre optic broadband access that they wouldn’t otherwise have. Plus, in many areas including London Road and its surroundings, residents are able to receive both services, which gives them the choice of which provider to use based upon costs and perks rather than a simple matter of availability.

Fibre optic broadband is ideal if you do a lot of bandwidth-intensive activities such as streaming or downloading movies, especially those in HD. It really comes into its own for families and shared houses – making it perfect for Brighton’s thriving student population. With broadband at 30Mbps and higher widely available across the Sussex city you'll be able to do everything you want online, no matter how many people your connection is being shared with at any given time.

Another often-overlooked benefit of access to a good fibre optic network is the increased upload speeds that come with the technology. Having an upload speed of 5Mbps or higher – which is actually faster than the download speeds a lot of consumers have to put up with – enables you to do things online that you might not be able to do otherwise, such as seamless multiplayer console gaming. High upload speeds are also a real boon for Brighton’s many businesses as it lets them share data with prospective customers, from simple PDF brochures to high quality video presentations.

Broadband to suit all needs and budgets

Fibre optic broadband is all well and good, but many consumers – arguably the majority – don’t ever use their connections for particularly strenuous tasks. After all, you don’t need a lightning fast connection to check your email.

If this sounds like you then you may well be better served with a budget broadband package. Fortunately, Brighton has a plethora of low price providers and packages to choose from with most residents able to choose between more than a dozen big names.

To find out which broadband types, providers, packages and bundles are available in your area of Brighton you can use the postcode checker at the top of this page in the “What broadband can I get?” box. Doing so will give you a clear list of the packages on offer where you live along with a breakdown of prices, and you’ll be shown your estimated download speeds for standard, high-speed and fibre optic broadband.

See also

Brighton postcodes

BN10 7AT
BN10 8AT
BN10 8BU
BN10 8DZ
BN10 8SG
BN11 1QG
BN11 1QY
BN11 1RL
BN11 1XT
BN11 2BJ
BN11 2BQ
BN11 3EZ
BN11 3HY
BN11 3JT
BN11 3NR
BN11 3PB
BN11 3PE
BN11 4AS
BN11 4BF
BN11 4SS
BN11 5DR
BN11 5HG
BN11 5QH
BN12 4EF
BN12 4JR
BN12 4SR
BN12 4TU
BN12 4UT
BN12 4XD
BN12 5BY
BN12 6FN
BN12 6RZ
BN1 2AJ
BN1 2PD
BN1 2PU
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BN13 1EL
BN13 1HA
BN13 1LQ
BN13 3AB
BN13 3BT
BN13 3HJ
BN13 3UR
BN1 3JH
BN14 7AH
BN14 7AQ
BN14 7EE
BN14 7PN
BN14 7QY
BN14 8EW
BN14 9AP
BN14 9PS
BN15 0BT
BN15 0LN
BN15 0NL
BN15 9EP
BN15 9QF
BN1 5AA
BN1 5AE
BN1 5JS
BN16 1AR
BN16 2DU
BN16 2RZ
BN16 3EN
BN16 3JB
BN16 4BU
BN16 4NP
BN16 4PX
BN1 6DL
BN1 6DQ
BN1 6FB
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BN17 7RB
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BN18 0LF
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BN21 3LD
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BN21 4DU
BN2 1JA
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BN2 1QA
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BN2 1TT
BN22 0EX
BN22 0HX
BN22 0UQ
BN22 3UX
BN22 7BB
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BN22 7EU
BN22 7PZ
BN22 7RZ
BN22 8AE
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BN23 7AZ
BN23 7EQ
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BN23 7QL
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BN23 8BN
BN23 8HW
BN2 3AY
BN2 3DD
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BN2 4AA
BN2 4NA
BN25 1AW
BN25 2BD
BN25 2XJ
BN25 3SQ
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BN2 6SJ
BN27 1HP
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BN27 1TU
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BN27 3WD
BN27 4SD
BN2 7FS
BN2 8AH
BN2 8BQ
BN2 8BU
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BN2 8HB
BN2 8LD
BN2 8PF
BN3 1EG
BN3 1FJ
BN3 1HJ
BN3 1ND
BN3 1PG
BN3 1TS
BN3 2FN
BN3 2PH
BN3 2RN
BN3 2RP
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BN3 3EH
BN3 3UA
BN3 3WB
BN3 3WD
BN3 5NG
BN3 6QB
BN3 7FJ
BN3 7QP
BN3 8GG
BN41 1DE
BN41 1GA
BN43 5BJ
BN43 6HF
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BN44 3HB
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BN44 3JH
BN5 9HZ
BN5 9SF
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BN6 8LG
BN6 8QZ
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BN6 8SX
BN6 8TS
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BN7 1HD
BN7 1JU
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BN7 1XN
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BN7 2LU
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BN7 2PU
BN7 3DA
BN8 5AL
BN8 5BT
BN8 5GF
BN8 5NS
BN8 6BA
BN9 9DQ
BN9 9LJ

News

13th January 2012
Caroline Lucas MP has argued Brighton and Hove should be given the chance to bid for state urban broadband funding. Brighton and Hove should be allowed to bid for government funding that will support the rollout of ultra-fast fibre optic broadband...
06th July 2010
Residents in Brighton are opposed to BT fibre-optic broadband plans, it is reported. BT's plans to install broadband cabinets to bring superfast capabilities to Brighton have met with objections from some conservation groups, it has been reported. A...
06th July 2010
Residents in Brighton are opposed to BT fibre-optic broadband plans, it is reported. BT's plans to install broadband cabinets to bring superfast capabilities to Brighton have met with objections from some conservation groups, it has been reported.A...
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