Broadband in Brighton

Find out everything you need to know about broadband in Brighton. Get the lowdown on Brighton’s broadband providers and packages, find out what speeds you can expect where you live and compare the latest prices and deals quickly and easily.
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TalkTalk
11Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
12
months
£19.95
per month
TalkTalk
£19.95
per month
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0800 090 1342
BT
10Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
18
months
£24.99
per month
BT
£24.99
per month
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Virgin Media
108Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
12
months
£29.00
per month
Virgin Media
£29.00
per month
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0800 090 1342
Plusnet
10Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
18
months
£18.99
per month
Plusnet
£18.99
per month
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EE
10Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
18
months
£20.00
per month
EE
£20.00
per month
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3
7.2Mb
(up to)
2GB
limit
12
months
£10.00
per month
3
£10.00
per month
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0800 090 1342
3
7.2Mb
(up to)
2GB
limit
1
month
£10.00
per month
3
£10.00
per month
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0800 090 1342
Vodafone
15Mb
(up to)
15GB
limit
12
months
£15.00
per month
Vodafone
£15.00
per month
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3
7.2Mb
(up to)
5GB
limit
12
months
£15.00
per month
3
£15.00
per month
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0800 090 1342
3
7.2Mb
(up to)
5GB
limit
1
month
£15.00
per month
3
£15.00
per month
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0800 090 1342
Plusnet
18Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
12
months
£18.00
per month
Plusnet
£18.00
per month
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0800 090 1342
SSE
11Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
18
months
£18.00
per month
SSE
£18.00
per month
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3
7.2Mb
(up to)
15GB
limit
1
month
£20.00
per month
3
£20.00
per month
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or call to order
0800 090 1342
Vodafone
15Mb
(up to)
30GB
limit
12
months
£20.00
per month
Vodafone
£20.00
per month
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0800 090 1342
TalkTalk
36Mb
(average)
Unlimited
usage
18
months
£22.50
per month
TalkTalk
£22.50
per month
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0800 090 1342
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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

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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