Broadband Statistics for Birmingham, Birmingham
Broadband Providers21
Fastest Speed936.73 Mbps
Average Speed36.97 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband in Birmingham

Birmingham residents have run speed tests on 21 broadband providers. This number is 255.33% above the United Kingdom average of 5.91 internet service providers. ISPs available in Birmingham include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common broadband provider in Birmingham is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 934.25 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 46.27—191.7 Mbps. Birmingham's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 936.73 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Birmingham is 36.97 Mbps, which is 0.40% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37.12 Mbps, and 1.26% below the average of 37.44 Mbps in Birmingham. Internet speeds in Birmingham are typically slower than Sutton Coldfield. Nearby cities include Sutton Coldfield with speeds 36.31—167.63 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Contingency Networks
    226.23 — 267.09 Mbps
    907.48 Mbps
    228.33 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Birmingham
    67.01 — 169.71 Mbps
    923.93 Mbps
    106.92 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Birmingham
    46.27 — 191.7 Mbps
    934.25 Mbps
    73.1 Mbps
  • iDNET in Birmingham
    71.53 — 90.79 Mbps
    93.77 Mbps
    71.53 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    33.4 — 104.12 Mbps
    373.38 Mbps
    44.13 Mbps
  • Glide in Birmingham
    32.72 — 79.58 Mbps
    899.46 Mbps
    48.01 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Birmingham
    33.81 — 72.27 Mbps
    625.11 Mbps
    38.61 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Birmingham
    20.82 — 92.1 Mbps
    934.68 Mbps
    46.27 Mbps
  • BT in Birmingham
    33.75 — 64.18 Mbps
    934.74 Mbps
    37.87 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Birmingham
    28.83 — 64.02 Mbps
    936.73 Mbps
    34.35 Mbps
  • Aquiss in Birmingham
    28.68 — 62.44 Mbps
    66.84 Mbps
    28.68 Mbps
  • CIX in Birmingham
    25.17 — 57.55 Mbps
    284.13 Mbps
    35.5 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Birmingham
    15.72 — 70.59 Mbps
    92.3 Mbps
    16.18 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Birmingham
    14.05 — 51.87 Mbps
    450.75 Mbps
    21.44 Mbps
  • EE in Birmingham
    14.5 — 49.59 Mbps
    867.16 Mbps
    22.27 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Birmingham
    15.35 — 46.73 Mbps
    545.06 Mbps
    22.62 Mbps
  • Origin Broadband in Birmingham
    19.27 — 35.18 Mbps
    73.45 Mbps
    22.49 Mbps
  • KCOM in Birmingham
    11.55 — 35.46 Mbps
    385.13 Mbps
    24.96 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Birmingham
    9.64 — 36.36 Mbps
    74.8 Mbps
    13.42 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Birmingham
    6.86 — 32.05 Mbps
    74 Mbps
    9.41 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Birmingham
    12.6 — 13.61 Mbps
    14.83 Mbps
    12.95 Mbps

Broadband in Birmingham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Birmingham

936.73 Mbps

Birmingham's fastest speed

28.67—98.93 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Birmingham residents

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Birmingham Broadband Speed Map

Birmingham Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBirminghamUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.01%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps25.16%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.47%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.93%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps14.29%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.14%2.33%

How Birmingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps35.71—93.94 Mbps48.36 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.86—109.31 Mbps41.51 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.58—109.47 Mbps44.56 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—98.93 Mbps36.97 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.45—89.36 Mbps32.37 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.57—53.14 Mbps28.17 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.91—66 Mbps30.92 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.77—70.15 Mbps28.69 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.11—92.56 Mbps35.87 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Birmingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Sutton Coldfield915.66 Mbps36.31—167.63 Mbps51.02 Mbps9
2Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—98.93 Mbps36.97 Mbps21

Birmingham Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

How Birmingham Compares for Internet Speed in Birmingham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Sutton Coldfield915.66 Mbps36.31—167.63 Mbps51.02 MbpsFaster
2Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—98.93 Mbps36.97 Mbps-

Birmingham Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Birmingham testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Birmingham ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Birmingham resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Birmingham's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.71% were fast, 27.74% slow, and 29.55% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 23:28:34241 secs132.07 Mbps154.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 22:25:54658 mins71.38 Mbps74.72 Mbps
EE30 Jul 2021 23:19:54226 secs23.25 Mbps23.58 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 23:13:1456 mins62.58 Mbps96.11 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 23:06:39310 mins36.67 Mbps12.72 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 22:53:562105 secs10.85 Mbps0.08 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 22:54:25238 secs23.08 Mbps55.19 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband30 Jul 2021 22:43:46236 secs41.12 Mbps64.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 22:22:2523 mins239.16 Mbps325.18 MbpsImproved
Plusnet30 Jul 2021 22:05:0336 mins17.83 Mbps0.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk30 Jul 2021 22:05:5832 mins13.94 Mbps10.16 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 21:56:0232 mins34.08 Mbps28.77 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 21:51:2627 mins54.85 Mbps42.54 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband30 Jul 2021 21:48:53264 secs4.28 Mbps5.14 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE30 Jul 2021 21:29:06318 mins0.31 Mbps0.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 21:46:15344 secs124.75 Mbps121 Mbps
Sky Broadband30 Jul 2021 21:24:15222 mins2.73 Mbps2.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 21:45:59218 secs65.88 Mbps83.42 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 21:18:06227 mins141.55 Mbps213.43 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jul 2021 21:38:503101 secs36.85 Mbps36.97 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Birmingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Contingency Networks907.48 Mbps226.23—267.09 Mbps
2Spitfire934.68 Mbps20.82—92.1 Mbps
3Hyperoptic923.93 Mbps67.01—169.71 Mbps
4Virgin Media934.25 Mbps46.27—191.7 Mbps
5iDNET93.77 Mbps71.53—90.79 Mbps
6Glide899.46 Mbps32.72—79.58 Mbps
7Independent Fibre Networks373.38 Mbps33.4—104.12 Mbps
8Zen Internet625.11 Mbps33.81—72.27 Mbps
9Vodafone936.73 Mbps28.83—64.02 Mbps
10BT934.74 Mbps33.75—64.18 Mbps
11Aquiss66.84 Mbps28.68—62.44 Mbps
12KCOM385.13 Mbps11.55—35.46 Mbps
13Cerberus Networks92.3 Mbps15.72—70.59 Mbps
14CIX284.13 Mbps25.17—57.55 Mbps
15EE867.16 Mbps14.5—49.59 Mbps
16Sky Broadband450.75 Mbps14.05—51.87 Mbps
17TalkTalk545.06 Mbps15.35—46.73 Mbps
18Origin Broadband73.45 Mbps19.27—35.18 Mbps
19Plusnet74.8 Mbps9.64—36.36 Mbps
20Post Office Broadband74 Mbps6.86—32.05 Mbps
21Andrews & Arnold14.83 Mbps12.6—13.61 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Birmingham

How many broadband providers in Birmingham are there?
Birmingham has 21 ISPs tested by its 1,141,374 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Birmingham?
Vodafone is the fastest broadband provider in Birmingham with 936.73 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 28.83—64.02 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Birmingham?
The best internet provider in Birmingham is Contingency Networks, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 226.23 to 267.09 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Birmingham?
Users in Birmingham see an average internet speed of 28.67 up to 495 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 936.73 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Birmingham?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.25 Mbps.
Is BT available in Birmingham?
Broadband service from BT is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.74 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Birmingham?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 450.75 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Birmingham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Birmingham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 30 Jul 2021