Internet in Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham residents have run speed tests on 18 providers. This number is 206.12% above the United Kingdom average of 5.88 providers. ISPs available in Birmingham include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Birmingham is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 931.57 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 31.56—109.43 Mbps. Birmingham's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 931.57 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Birmingham is 24.78 Mbps, which is 2.10% above the The United Kingdom national average of 24.27 Mbps, and 1.31% below the average of 25.11 Mbps in Birmingham. Internet speeds in Birmingham are typically slower than Sutton Coldfield. Nearby cities include Sutton Coldfield with speeds 20.33—61.96 Mbps.

Providers

  • Spitfire in Birmingham
    82.72—92.83
    94.03
    89.25
  • Hyperoptic in Birmingham
    38.9—157.15
    856.36
    55.07
  • Virgin Media in Birmingham
    31.56—109.43
    931.57
    45.72
  • Contingency Networks
    52.86—58.61
    90.17
    52.86
  • Glide in Birmingham
    17.72—74.01
    545.7
    26.48
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    24.32—58.45
    363.23
    36.1
  • KCOM in Birmingham
    9.26—85.39
    282.54
    15.65
  • BT in Birmingham
    20.77—61.92
    898.2
    32.91
  • Vodafone in Birmingham
    18.08—39.92
    262.4
    23.83
  • Zen Internet in Birmingham
    12.73—41.66
    92.82
    18.42
  • EE in Birmingham
    10.26—36.61
    249.48
    15.49
  • TalkTalk in Birmingham
    10.1—35.51
    149.32
    14.76
  • CIX in Birmingham
    9.61—31.39
    393.22
    13.01
  • Zone Broadband
    6.22—35.01
    45.34
    31.26
  • Sky Broadband in Birmingham
    7.54—31.62
    148.84
    10.7
  • Plusnet in Birmingham
    8.01—28.8
    74.23
    10.88
  • Post Office Broadband in Birmingham
    4.59—18.67
    73.49
    6.3
  • SAQ in Birmingham
    8.34—9.71
    10.12
    9.07

Internet in Birmingham

35th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Birmingham

931.57 Mbps

Birmingham's fastest speed

15.89—68.89 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Birmingham residents

Birmingham Competitive Speed Map

How Birmingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London2164.97 Mbps19.99—72.84 Mbps31.38 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.89—68.89 Mbps24.78 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.43—52.51 Mbps18.07 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.7—61.54 Mbps22.07 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.12—45.76 Mbps18.79 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.66—70.36 Mbps23.59 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.98—37.99 Mbps11.45 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.83—67.14 Mbps23.29 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.3—78.44 Mbps22.97 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Birmingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sutton Coldfield828.85 Mbps20.33—61.96 Mbps27.34 Mbps9
2Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.89—68.89 Mbps24.78 Mbps18

Birmingham Over Time



How Birmingham Compares for Internet Speed in Birmingham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sutton Coldfield828.85 Mbps20.33—61.96 Mbps27.34 MbpsFaster
2Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.89—68.89 Mbps24.78 Mbps-

Birmingham Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Birmingham test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Birmingham ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Birmingham's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 43.58% were fast, 28.16% slow, and 28.26% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 23:10:3957 mins37.34 Mbps86.36 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 23:17:53217 secs8.79 Mbps10.25 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 22:58:12231 secs16.95 Mbps22.31 MbpsImproved
EE10 Aug 2020 22:53:02245 secs3.31 Mbps1.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 22:45:09225 secs30.21 Mbps48.82 MbpsImproved
EE10 Aug 2020 22:17:2622 mins0.11 Mbps72.87 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk10 Aug 2020 22:03:15370 secs8.26 Mbps8.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband10 Aug 2020 21:56:32219 secs7.33 Mbps14.87 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband10 Aug 2020 21:49:49213 secs1.6 Mbps1.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband10 Aug 2020 21:38:5529 mins36.53 Mbps28.16 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 21:45:55220 secs14.41 Mbps25.08 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband10 Aug 2020 21:35:10353 secs0.89 Mbps1.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk10 Aug 2020 20:59:56218 mins1.26 Mbps17.15 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband10 Aug 2020 21:10:5143 mins16.09 Mbps16.88 Mbps
CIX10 Aug 2020 20:59:11252 secs22.71 Mbps11.92 MbpsNeeds help
BT10 Aug 2020 20:37:23219 mins97.83 Mbps123.35 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 20:23:22327 mins7.44 Mbps22.47 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband10 Aug 2020 20:49:04242 secs2.14 Mbps2.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 20:26:3223 mins11.87 Mbps14.39 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media10 Aug 2020 20:18:2664 mins105.43 Mbps109.32 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Birmingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic856.36 Mbps38.9—157.15 Mbps
2Virgin Media931.57 Mbps31.56—109.43 Mbps
3Spitfire94.03 Mbps82.72—92.83 Mbps
4Contingency Networks90.17 Mbps52.86—58.61 Mbps
5Glide545.7 Mbps17.72—74.01 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks363.23 Mbps24.32—58.45 Mbps
7KCOM282.54 Mbps9.26—85.39 Mbps
8BT898.2 Mbps20.77—61.92 Mbps
9Zone Broadband45.34 Mbps6.22—35.01 Mbps
10Zen Internet92.82 Mbps12.73—41.66 Mbps
11Vodafone262.4 Mbps18.08—39.92 Mbps
12EE249.48 Mbps10.26—36.61 Mbps
13TalkTalk149.32 Mbps10.1—35.51 Mbps
14CIX393.22 Mbps9.61—31.39 Mbps
15Sky Broadband148.84 Mbps7.54—31.62 Mbps
16Plusnet74.23 Mbps8.01—28.8 Mbps
17Post Office Broadband73.49 Mbps4.59—18.67 Mbps
18SAQ10.12 Mbps8.34—9.71 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Birmingham

Birmingham has 18 ISPs tested by its 1,141,374 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Birmingham with 931.57 Mbps, and an average speed range of 31.56—109.43 Mbps.
The best provider in Birmingham in Spitfire, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 82.72 to 92.83 Mbps.
Users in Birmingham see an average internet speed of 15.89 up to 486 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 931.57 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 931.57 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 148.84 Mbps.
BT is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 898.2 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Birmingham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020