Broadband in Southport
Once a home to exiled Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (the first president of France), Southport attracts many visitors every year, not all of them as forcibly coerced into spending time here as Bonaparte was! In 2010 the town was listed in the UK’s top ten locations for seaside tourism jobs, but it’s good digital connections that will help the town prosper in the 21st century.
Broadband speeds and availability
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The following statistics are compiled from 741 broadband speed tests taken in Southport.
Cheap Local Broadband Deals
£3.50 after 12 mths
£9.99 after 12 mths
£9.95 after 12 mths
£4 after 3 mths
£8 after 6 mths
£7.50 after 12 mths
Selling Southport via digital
Though there has been settlement in the area since Anglo-Saxon times, Southport itself didn’t take shape until close to the end of the 18th Century. It was a shrewd man named William Sutton who essentially founded the place amongst previously uninhabited sand dunes by building a bathing house there.
Six years later he opened the South Port Hotel, and by the early 19th Century Southport was a thriving seaside resort. Thanks to the canals, and then the railway network, the town’s growth was accelerated by influxes of visitors from nearby Liverpool and Manchester.
Today the town continues to be a popular seaside resort, and is known for its authentic Victorian stylings, entertaining pier (one of the first built from iron), beaches, shops and coastal walks.
Tourism remains a crucial part of the town’s economy, and in the digital age broadband in Southport is helping local businesses to promote themselves to a wider audience, as well as encouraging small, digitally-based businesses to take up residence.
For the most part, residents and businesses in Southport appear to be getting a good level of service from their broadband connections currently, with no connection problems reported in Churchtown, Marshside or Blowick.
Even more remote communities such as Birkdale and Crossens are fairing well. In 2011, BT upgraded the Churchtown exchange to super-fast fibre-optic broadband as part of its roll out of faster internet services across the region.
Broadband providers and services
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Fibre optic broadband
To check fibre optic broadband availability in Southport, see our fibre optic broadband page.
To check BT Infinity availability in Southport, see our BT Infinity page.
TalkTalk fibre broadband
To check TalkTalk fibre broadband availability in Southport, see our TalkTalk fibre broadband page.
To check Sky broadband availability in Southport, see our Sky broadband page.
Virgin Media cable broadband
To check Virgin cable broadband availability in Southport, see our Virgin Media broadband page.
To check BT broadband availability in Southport, see our BT broadband page.
To check Plusnet broadband availability in Southport, see our Plusnet broadband page.
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