Broadband Statistics for Birmingham, Birmingham
Broadband Providers23
Fastest Speed941.32 Mbps
Median Speed37.55 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Birmingham

Birmingham is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 68.36 Mbps in 2021. This is 3.50% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Birmingham have run speed tests on 23 broadband providers. This number is 273.98% above the United Kingdom average of 6.15 internet service providers. ISPs available in Birmingham include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Birmingham is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 935.43 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 45.72—193.3 Mbps.

Birmingham's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 941.32 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Birmingham is 37.55 Mbps, which is 1.49% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 1.65% below the average of 38.18 Mbps in Birmingham.

Internet speeds in Birmingham are typically slower than Sutton Coldfield. Nearby locations include Sutton Coldfield with speeds 36.11—149.71 Mbps. Our research into internet speeds in Birmingham includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in B31, B23, B29, B14, and B32.

Broadband Providers

  • Contingency Networks
    Not enough reviews
    228.33 Mbps

    Contingency Networks's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 226.23 to 267.09 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 907.48 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 21 speed tests on Contingency Networks Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Birmingham
    31 Reviews
    107.59 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 92.28 to 170.25 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 923.93 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 5,711 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Birmingham
    827 Reviews
    72.3 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 45.72 to 193.3 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 935.43 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 246,629 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • iDNET in Birmingham
    1 Review
    71.53 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 71.53 to 90.79 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 93.77 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 5 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Trunk Networks in Birmingham
    Not enough reviews
    53.99 Mbps

    Trunk Networks's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 53.99 to 78.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 78.6 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 3 speed tests on Trunk Networks Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    46.91 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 36.13 to 110.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 373.38 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 611 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Birmingham
    Not enough reviews
    46.27 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 20.82 to 92.1 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934.68 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 54 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Glide in Birmingham
    6 Reviews
    43.4 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 30.81 to 79.4 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 908.66 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 1,534 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Birmingham
    Not enough reviews
    43.12 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 16.18 to 68.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 92.3 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 99 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • CIX in Birmingham
    1 Review
    38.96 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 27.87 to 58.06 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 284.13 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 1,479 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • BT in Birmingham
    414 Reviews
    37.58 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 32.84 to 65.73 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 941.32 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 103,324 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Birmingham
    39 Reviews
    36.37 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 30.32 to 69.5 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 625.11 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 303 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Birmingham
    135 Reviews
    35.33 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 29.25 to 65.68 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 936.73 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 17,023 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • Aquiss in Birmingham
    Not enough reviews
    28.68 Mbps

    Aquiss's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 27.85 to 33.99 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 66.84 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 10 speed tests on Aquiss Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Birmingham
    223 Reviews
    24.43 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 16.66 to 50.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 545.06 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 44,955 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • EE in Birmingham
    222 Reviews
    22.99 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 15.58 to 50.17 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 879.99 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 10,429 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Birmingham
    497 Reviews
    22.74 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 15.01 to 53.62 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 517.84 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 106,399 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Origin Broadband in Birmingham
    19 Reviews
    21.13 Mbps

    Origin Broadband's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 18.1 to 35.63 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.45 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 198 speed tests on Origin Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Birmingham
    267 Reviews
    13.39 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 9.56 to 36.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.8 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 14,865 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Birmingham
    7 Reviews
    12.95 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 12.95 to 14.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 19.73 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 5 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Birmingham
    33 Reviews
    11.57 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 7.58 to 34.09 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 3,326 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    5.63 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Birmingham is 5.63 to 11.33 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 62.01 Mbps. Birmingham residents have performed 3 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

Broadband in Birmingham

2nd

Best speed range city in Birmingham

941.32 Mbps

Birmingham's fastest speed

28.85—104.15 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Birmingham residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Birmingham

YearBirmingham AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201827.18 Mbps26.27 Mbps3.46% Faster
201930.19 Mbps30.63 Mbps1.44% Slower
202076.85 Mbps80.31 Mbps4.31% Slower
202168.36 Mbps66.05 Mbps3.50% Faster

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.18—94.02 Mbps46.82 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps29.91—109.63 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.66—108.39 Mbps39.9 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.43—88.74 Mbps33.34 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.55—50.89 Mbps25.83 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.72 Mbps31.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.32—70.51 Mbps30.87 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.93—94.09 Mbps36.57 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Birmingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Sutton Coldfield918.17 Mbps36.11—149.71 Mbps50.67 Mbps10
2Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 Mbps23

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 Coldfield918.17 Mbps36.11—149.71 Mbps50.67 MbpsFaster
2Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.85—104.15 Mbps37.55 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, 42.81% were fast, 26.79% slow, and 30.39% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 23:44:34614 mins0.2 Mbps0.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 23:50:3645 mins10.17 Mbps17.55 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:57:40712 mins13.53 Mbps11.35 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:50:40217 mins195.41 Mbps182.75 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:57:4329 mins3.96 Mbps103.29 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:58:59230 secs40.88 Mbps171.28 MbpsImproved
Shell Energy19 Oct 2021 22:56:26254 secs7.48 Mbps7.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:26:0265 mins2.21 Mbps49.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:21:2436 mins45.33 Mbps4.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 22:22:33279 secs1.17 Mbps0.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:59:021024 mins7.47 Mbps62.79 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:40:492036 mins1.2 Mbps30.72 MbpsImproved
Plusnet19 Oct 2021 22:13:0623 mins28.96 Mbps27.89 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 22:00:2023 mins24.04 Mbps85.82 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2021 21:57:57220 secs41.93 Mbps44.41 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:53:28257 secs220.47 Mbps239.29 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:30:06275 secs25.36 Mbps60.54 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:24:394116 secs18.59 Mbps72.33 MbpsImproved
Plusnet19 Oct 2021 21:23:192102 secs23.88 Mbps31.68 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2021 21:06:43518 mins38.22 Mbps32.18 MbpsNeeds help

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 Mbps92.28—170.25 Mbps
4Virgin Media935.43 Mbps45.72—193.3 Mbps
5iDNET93.77 Mbps71.53—90.79 Mbps
6Glide908.66 Mbps30.81—79.4 Mbps
7Independent Fibre Networks373.38 Mbps36.13—110.49 Mbps
8Trunk Networks78.6 Mbps53.99—78.46 Mbps
9Vodafone936.73 Mbps29.25—65.68 Mbps
10Zen Internet625.11 Mbps30.32—69.5 Mbps
11BT941.32 Mbps32.84—65.73 Mbps
12Cerberus Networks92.3 Mbps16.18—68.86 Mbps
13CIX284.13 Mbps27.87—58.06 Mbps
14Aquiss66.84 Mbps27.85—33.99 Mbps
15EE879.99 Mbps15.58—50.17 Mbps
16TalkTalk545.06 Mbps16.66—50.31 Mbps
17Sky Broadband517.84 Mbps15.01—53.62 Mbps
18KCOM385.13 Mbps13.95—31.43 Mbps
19CCS Leeds62.01 Mbps5.63—11.33 Mbps
20Origin Broadband73.45 Mbps18.1—35.63 Mbps
21Plusnet74.8 Mbps9.56—36.8 Mbps
22Shell Energy74 Mbps7.58—34.09 Mbps
23Andrews & Arnold19.73 Mbps12.95—14.83 Mbps

Birmingham Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Birmingham

How many broadband providers in Birmingham are there?
Birmingham has 23 ISPs tested by its 1,141,374 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Birmingham?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Birmingham with 941.32 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 32.84—65.73 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 28.85 up to 462 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 941.32 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 935.43 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 517.84 Mbps.
Is BT available in Birmingham?
Broadband service from BT is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 941.32 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Birmingham?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 6673 of Birmingham's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Birmingham?
The broadband provider with the most users in Birmingham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021