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Broadband in Shortlands


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    Standard30 Mbps6 Mbps
    Superfast294 Mbps48 Mbps
    Ultrafast1000 Mbps1000 Mbps
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    Sky900 Mbps110 Mbps
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    Virgin Media1130 Mbps104 Mbps
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    BT900 Mbps110 Mbps
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    Plusnet900 Mbps110 Mbps
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    TalkTalk900 Mbps110 Mbps
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    NOW Broadband900 Mbps110 Mbps
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    EE900 Mbps110 Mbps
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    Vodafone900 Mbps110 Mbps
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    Shortlands is a Suburban Area in Greater London, London, England.

    The results above are for the postcode BR3 3HU in Shortlands, broadband availability can vary by postcode so for more exact results search for your exact postcode.

    What these results mean

    The table above shows what types of broadband are available in your postcode area, and gives estimated download and upload speeds for each type.

    If you have a green tick for a type of broadband then it should be available to all properties in your area, an orange circle means that some of the properties in can get this service. A red cross means this type of broadband is not available in your area (though you can sign up to be notified when your area is enabled for faster broadband by filling in the form above).

    Standard Broadband

    Offering download speeds of up to 24Mbps, standard broadband is considered the slow by today’s standards. This type of broadband is usually delivered over a standard BT copper telephone line. The actual speed of this broadband in a postcode area is determined by how far it is from the nearest telephone exchange. The further away, the slower the maximum download speed. Upload speeds for standard broadband max out at 1Mbps, very slow indeed. The most common types of standard broadband are ADSL, ADSLMax and ADSL2+.

    Superfast Broadband

    The term Superfast Broadband covers a few different technologies, but what they have in common is that it covers max speeds over 24Mbps and up to 200Mbps.

    The most common superfast broadband is Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) broadband which your local street cabinet that your BT copper phone line connects to is connected to a fibre optic cable which gets over the distance problems of ADSL.

    Other types include some Fibre To The Property (FTTP) connections with speeds up to 200Mbps and Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds up to 200Mbps.

    Ultrafast Broadband

    The very fastest broadband available is ultrafast broadband, this covers any service that is 200Mbps or faster. The very fastest services over 1Gbps speeds for both downloads and uploads (that’s over 40 times faster than the very fastest standard broadband download speeds).

    Almost all Ultrafast services rely on Fibre Optic technology. Most over Fibre To The Property (FTTP). Also included are Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds over 200Mbps

    Mobile Broadband

    As mobile technology has advanced you can now in many areas use mobile broadband as an alternative to fixed-line broadband. The very fastest 5G connections in theory could provide speeds of 1000Mbps. However, in practice at the moment we are seeing speeds of around 100 to 150Mbps from 5G mobile broadband connections.

    Most mobile broadband suppliers will supply you with a special wi-fi router that acts just like the routers you get with fixed-line suppliers but which connects via the mobile network rather than a wired connection. This means that setup is very simple and quick, no need for engineers or cables to be installed. The additional bonus is that the router will be easy to move around your property should you need to, as well as be able to go with you if you move house or go on holiday (as long as coverage is good at your new location).

    When you sign up with a broadband provider for a new connection they will provide you with an estimated download speed that you should expect from them.

    What these results mean

    The table above shows what types of broadband are available in your postcode area, and gives estimated download and upload speeds for each type.

    If you have a green tick for a type of broadband then it should be available to all properties in your area, an orange circle means that some of the properties in can get this service. A red cross means this type of broadband is not available in your area (though you can sign up to be notified when your area is enabled for faster broadband by filling in the form above).

    Standard Broadband

    Offering download speeds of up to 24Mbps, standard broadband is considered the slow by today’s standards. This type of broadband is usually delivered over a standard BT copper telephone line. The actual speed of this broadband in a postcode area is determined by how far it is from the nearest telephone exchange. The further away, the slower the maximum download speed. Upload speeds for standard broadband max out at 1Mbps, very slow indeed. The most common types of standard broadband are ADSL, ADSLMax and ADSL2+.

    Superfast Broadband

    The term Superfast Broadband covers a few different technologies, but what they have in common is that it covers max speeds over 24Mbps and up to 200Mbps.

    The most common superfast broadband is Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) broadband which your local street cabinet that your BT copper phone line connects to is connected to a fibre optic cable which gets over the distance problems of ADSL.

    Other types include some Fibre To The Property (FTTP) connections with speeds up to 200Mbps and Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds up to 200Mbps.

    Ultrafast Broadband

    The very fastest broadband available is ultrafast broadband, this covers any service that is 200Mbps or faster. The very fastest services over 1Gbps speeds for both downloads and uploads (that’s over 40 times faster than the very fastest standard broadband download speeds).

    Almost all Ultrafast services rely on Fibre Optic technology. Most over Fibre To The Property (FTTP). Also included are Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds over 200Mbps

    Mobile Broadband

    As mobile technology has advanced you can now in many areas use mobile broadband as an alternative to fixed-line broadband. The very fastest 5G connections in theory could provide speeds of 1000Mbps. However, in practice at the moment we are seeing speeds of around 100 to 150Mbps from 5G mobile broadband connections.

    Most mobile broadband suppliers will supply you with a special wi-fi router that acts just like the routers you get with fixed-line suppliers but which connects via the mobile network rather than a wired connection. This means that setup is very simple and quick, no need for engineers or cables to be installed. The additional bonus is that the router will be easy to move around your property should you need to, as well as be able to go with you if you move house or go on holiday (as long as coverage is good at your new location).

    When you sign up with a broadband provider for a new connection they will provide you with an estimated download speed that you should expect from them.

    Average Broadband Speeds Over Time in Shortlands

    YearShortlands AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
    201843.42 Mbps26.22 Mbps65.6% Faster
    201943.27 Mbps31.42 Mbps37.71% Faster
    202055.40 Mbps45.53 Mbps21.68% Faster
    202166.67 Mbps60.62 Mbps9.98% Faster
    2022104.72 Mbps84.65 Mbps23.71% Faster
    2023112.14 Mbps95.77 Mbps17.09% Faster

    Summary of Broadband Providers in Shortlands

    #Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
    1Virgin Media Limited937.06 Mbps29.18-186.22 Mbps
    2Sky UK Limited74.56 Mbps59.82-74.43 Mbps
    3London Stock Exchange PLC123.88 Mbps39.75-89.49 Mbps
    4Hutchison 3G UK Limited975.31 Mbps40.60-71.44 Mbps
    5Exponential-E Ltd.94.48 Mbps26.33-81.09 Mbps
    6Zen Internet Ltd123.53 Mbps21.35-64.24 Mbps
    7essensys Ltd265.78 Mbps45.13-101.38 Mbps
    8TalkTalk Communications Limited386.51 Mbps15.18-71.51 Mbps
    9British Telecommunications PLC540.97 Mbps15.76-65.54 Mbps
    10Vodafone Limited196.71 Mbps9.13-36.99 Mbps
    11Infinity Developments Limited25.53 Mbps25.53-25.53 Mbps
    12EE Limited72.33 Mbps10.21-30.97 Mbps
    13Tiscali UK Limited200.67 Mbps11.82-25.15 Mbps
    14Gamma Telecom Holdings Ltd71.16 Mbps6.39-40.05 Mbps
    15Cable & Wireless Access Limited483.44 Mbps7.98-69.98 Mbps

    Recent Speed Tests in Shortlands

    Provider NameTimeSpeed
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 11:34:39 PM52.76 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 11:13:54 PM241.83 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 11:13:16 PM1.86 Mbps
    CustodianDC Limited2/22/2024, 10:46:40 PM0.61 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 10:29:19 PM8.82 Mbps
    TalkTalk Communications Limited2/22/2024, 10:20:45 PM64.60 Mbps
    CustodianDC Limited2/22/2024, 9:35:18 PM3.99 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 9:21:37 PM146.43 Mbps
    British Telecommunications PLC2/22/2024, 9:15:24 PM70.40 Mbps
    CustodianDC Limited2/22/2024, 9:09:17 PM0.41 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 9:05:11 PM32.31 Mbps
    British Telecommunications PLC2/22/2024, 8:52:34 PM39.92 Mbps
    TalkTalk Communications Limited2/22/2024, 8:48:41 PM61.30 Mbps
    CustodianDC Limited2/22/2024, 8:07:54 PM3.26 Mbps
    British Telecommunications PLC2/22/2024, 7:53:51 PM33.06 Mbps
    British Telecommunications PLC2/22/2024, 7:53:50 PM44.45 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 7:52:00 PM170.12 Mbps
    British Telecommunications PLC2/22/2024, 7:50:59 PM15.73 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 7:47:58 PM7.16 Mbps
    Virgin Media Limited2/22/2024, 7:34:39 PM15.82 Mbps