Broadband Statistics for Birmingham, Birmingham
Broadband Providers19
Fastest Speed936.73 Mbps
Average Speed32.7 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVodafone

Broadband in Birmingham

Birmingham residents have run speed tests on 19 broadband providers. This number is 218.79% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 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 934.25 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 40.54—150.11 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 32.7 Mbps, which is 0.64% below the The United Kingdom national average of 32.91 Mbps, and 1.15% below the average of 33.08 Mbps in Birmingham. Internet speeds in Birmingham are typically slower than Sutton Coldfield. Nearby cities include Sutton Coldfield with speeds 26.88—101.92 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Birmingham
    53.72 — 167.44 Mbps
    919.03 Mbps
    62.58 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Birmingham
    40.54 — 150.11 Mbps
    934.25 Mbps
    61.32 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Birmingham
    53.16 — 91.92 Mbps
    93.48 Mbps
    83.22 Mbps
  • BT in Birmingham
    32.02 — 67.96 Mbps
    929.71 Mbps
    39.49 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    29.58 — 68.67 Mbps
    368.99 Mbps
    40.27 Mbps
  • Glide in Birmingham
    24.47 — 76.54 Mbps
    899.46 Mbps
    35.97 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Birmingham
    24.79 — 73.98 Mbps
    445.48 Mbps
    41.21 Mbps
  • Contingency Networks
    28.29 — 57.16 Mbps
    81.17 Mbps
    41.8 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Birmingham
    24.27 — 55.67 Mbps
    936.73 Mbps
    30.57 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Birmingham
    13.89 — 70.27 Mbps
    92.3 Mbps
    16.11 Mbps
  • EE in Birmingham
    11.68 — 41.16 Mbps
    639.95 Mbps
    17.93 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Birmingham
    10.08 — 41.57 Mbps
    283.89 Mbps
    14.73 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Birmingham
    11.72 — 37.68 Mbps
    338.24 Mbps
    17.65 Mbps
  • KCOM in Birmingham
    10.19 — 34.77 Mbps
    385.13 Mbps
    13.15 Mbps
  • CIX in Birmingham
    10.8 — 32.11 Mbps
    284.13 Mbps
    14.99 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Birmingham
    9.39 — 34.58 Mbps
    74.8 Mbps
    12.52 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Birmingham
    12.6 — 13.61 Mbps
    14.83 Mbps
    12.95 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Birmingham
    5.5 — 24.98 Mbps
    73.49 Mbps
    7.43 Mbps
  • Zone Broadband
    0 — 6.22 Mbps
    31.26 Mbps
    6.22 Mbps

Broadband in Birmingham


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Birmingham

936.73 Mbps

Birmingham's fastest speed

22.02—89.57 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%28.67%
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 Mbps31.58—92.44 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.71—99.71 Mbps33.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.92—71.32 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.87—70.07 Mbps27.84 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.01—57.79 Mbps25.27 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12.02—59.62 Mbps18 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.66—84.04 Mbps30.77 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Birmingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Sutton Coldfield899.51 Mbps26.88—101.92 Mbps36.33 Mbps9
2Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 Mbps19

Birmingham Broadband 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 Coldfield899.51 Mbps26.88—101.92 Mbps36.33 MbpsFaster
2Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 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, 41.79% were fast, 26.1% slow, and 32.11% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 23:27:03213 mins80.51 Mbps10.62 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 23:24:5138 mins19.28 Mbps16.78 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 23:26:3465 mins38.2 Mbps75.55 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 23:29:14236 secs215.57 Mbps217.22 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 23:19:3458 mins65.17 Mbps66.05 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 23:25:53379 secs18.72 Mbps15.39 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 23:07:40211 mins51.44 Mbps54.48 Mbps
BT20 Apr 2021 23:18:40227 secs39.13 Mbps56.18 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Apr 2021 23:10:0852 mins19.84 Mbps22.74 MbpsImproved
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 22:55:09217 mins0.31 Mbps2.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 23:07:14228 secs21.32 Mbps21.67 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 22:53:27227 secs74.75 Mbps45.91 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 22:52:17228 secs22.23 Mbps22.15 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 22:46:1434 mins70.7 Mbps102.89 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 22:45:00232 secs7.98 Mbps16.46 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 22:30:4483 mins30.86 Mbps34.28 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 22:31:0732 mins0.81 Mbps1.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 22:27:1624 mins107.28 Mbps68.18 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone20 Apr 2021 22:30:13363 secs29.09 Mbps29.75 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 22:21:11240 secs36.41 Mbps30.03 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Birmingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic919.03 Mbps53.72—167.44 Mbps
2Virgin Media934.25 Mbps40.54—150.11 Mbps
3Glide899.46 Mbps24.47—76.54 Mbps
4Zen Internet445.48 Mbps24.79—73.98 Mbps
5Spitfire93.48 Mbps53.16—91.92 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks368.99 Mbps29.58—68.67 Mbps
7BT929.71 Mbps32.02—67.96 Mbps
8Contingency Networks81.17 Mbps28.29—57.16 Mbps
9Vodafone936.73 Mbps24.27—55.67 Mbps
10Cerberus Networks92.3 Mbps13.89—70.27 Mbps
11KCOM385.13 Mbps10.19—34.77 Mbps
12EE639.95 Mbps11.68—41.16 Mbps
13TalkTalk338.24 Mbps11.72—37.68 Mbps
14Sky Broadband283.89 Mbps10.08—41.57 Mbps
15CIX284.13 Mbps10.8—32.11 Mbps
16Plusnet74.8 Mbps9.39—34.58 Mbps
17Zone Broadband31.26 Mbps0—6.22 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold14.83 Mbps12.6—13.61 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband73.49 Mbps5.5—24.98 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Birmingham

How many broadband providers in Birmingham are there?
Birmingham has 19 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 24.27—55.67 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Birmingham?
The best internet provider in Birmingham in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 53.72 to 167.44 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Birmingham?
Users in Birmingham see an average internet speed of 22.02 up to 469 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 Sky Broadband available in Birmingham?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 283.89 Mbps.
Is BT available in Birmingham?
Broadband service from BT is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 929.71 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: 20 Apr 2021