Internet in Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham residents have run speed tests on 20 providers. This number is 235.57% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 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 934.25 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 36.67—125.27 Mbps. Birmingham's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 934.25 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Birmingham is 28.96 Mbps, which is 2.33% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.65 Mbps, and 1.86% below the average of 29.51 Mbps in Birmingham. Internet speeds in Birmingham are typically slower than Sutton Coldfield. Nearby cities include Sutton Coldfield with speeds 25.32—90.18 Mbps.

Providers

  • Spitfire in Birmingham
    89.84—93.39
    94.03
    91.75
  • Hyperoptic in Birmingham
    43.16—162.1
    856.36
    60.35
  • Cerberus Networks in Birmingham
    72.37—73
    73.71
    72.37
  • Virgin Media in Birmingham
    36.67—125.27
    934.25
    53.75
  • BT in Birmingham
    29.87—66.81
    912.04
    38.48
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    26.7—58.23
    363.23
    36.53
  • Glide in Birmingham
    17.11—67.65
    793.87
    23.55
  • Vodafone in Birmingham
    18.68—43.35
    524.13
    25.07
  • KCOM in Birmingham
    11.87—55.83
    92.57
    15.13
  • Contingency Networks
    11.33—52.86
    58.61
    28.29
  • Zen Internet in Birmingham
    8.82—44.3
    92.82
    17.31
  • EE in Birmingham
    10.96—36.98
    284.39
    16.38
  • TalkTalk in Birmingham
    10.42—36.79
    149.32
    15.77
  • Sky Broadband in Birmingham
    8.35—34.37
    148.84
    11.93
  • Plusnet in Birmingham
    8.71—31.23
    74.23
    10.86
  • Zone Broadband
    6.22—35.01
    45.34
    31.26
  • CIX in Birmingham
    8.26—27.29
    143.75
    11.17
  • Post Office Broadband in Birmingham
    4.81—22.63
    73.49
    6.76
  • SAQ in Birmingham
    7.95—9.71
    10.12
    9.07
  • Andrews & Arnold in Birmingham
    0—12.95
    14.83
    12.95

Internet in Birmingham

27th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Birmingham

934.25 Mbps

Birmingham's fastest speed

18.65—75.27 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Birmingham residents

Birmingham Competitive Speed Map

How Birmingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.88—83.24 Mbps37.08 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.92—95.07 Mbps29.87 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.65—75.27 Mbps28.96 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.56—64.26 Mbps21.69 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.17—65.19 Mbps24.4 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.43—53.11 Mbps21.89 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.41—91.99 Mbps28.85 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.44—48.6 Mbps13.72 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.37—74.27 Mbps27.51 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Birmingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sutton Coldfield886.1 Mbps25.32—90.18 Mbps34.02 Mbps9
2Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.65—75.27 Mbps28.96 Mbps20

Birmingham Over Time



How Birmingham Compares for Internet Speed in Birmingham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sutton Coldfield886.1 Mbps25.32—90.18 Mbps34.02 MbpsFaster
2Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.65—75.27 Mbps28.96 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, 42.76% were fast, 28.75% slow, and 28.49% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 22:06:43277 secs15.68 Mbps2.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone15 Jan 2021 21:00:0223 mins4.27 Mbps4.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk15 Jan 2021 20:50:592118 secs53.19 Mbps47.62 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 18:45:19431 mins32.57 Mbps33.09 Mbps
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 18:28:3326 mins38.97 Mbps2.98 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 18:33:17222 secs155.8 Mbps182.24 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 17:08:1736 mins42.61 Mbps33.28 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 16:59:40226 secs9.66 Mbps20.41 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 16:59:12228 secs26.01 Mbps29.57 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 15:21:48749 mins12.03 Mbps19.04 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk15 Jan 2021 15:45:54351 secs16.66 Mbps14.93 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 15:25:4652 mins63.76 Mbps13.31 MbpsNeeds help
BT15 Jan 2021 15:17:042114 secs2.49 Mbps2.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 15:16:55227 secs567.85 Mbps605.56 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 14:57:24392 secs33.16 Mbps42.57 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 14:29:53241 secs88.07 Mbps81.65 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 14:26:18226 secs94.72 Mbps69.38 MbpsNeeds help
BT15 Jan 2021 12:35:33223 mins26.97 Mbps34.14 MbpsImproved
BT15 Jan 2021 12:14:08216 mins47.54 Mbps51.67 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 12:21:15241 secs206.6 Mbps199.78 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Birmingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic856.36 Mbps43.16—162.1 Mbps
2Virgin Media934.25 Mbps36.67—125.27 Mbps
3Spitfire94.03 Mbps89.84—93.39 Mbps
4Cerberus Networks73.71 Mbps72.37—73 Mbps
5BT912.04 Mbps29.87—66.81 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks363.23 Mbps26.7—58.23 Mbps
7Glide793.87 Mbps17.11—67.65 Mbps
8Contingency Networks58.61 Mbps11.33—52.86 Mbps
9KCOM92.57 Mbps11.87—55.83 Mbps
10Vodafone524.13 Mbps18.68—43.35 Mbps
11Zone Broadband45.34 Mbps6.22—35.01 Mbps
12Zen Internet92.82 Mbps8.82—44.3 Mbps
13EE284.39 Mbps10.96—36.98 Mbps
14TalkTalk149.32 Mbps10.42—36.79 Mbps
15Sky Broadband148.84 Mbps8.35—34.37 Mbps
16Plusnet74.23 Mbps8.71—31.23 Mbps
17CIX143.75 Mbps8.26—27.29 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold14.83 Mbps0—12.95 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband73.49 Mbps4.81—22.63 Mbps
20SAQ10.12 Mbps7.95—9.71 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Birmingham

Birmingham has 20 ISPs tested by its 1,141,374 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in Birmingham with 934.25 Mbps, and an average speed range of 36.67—125.27 Mbps.
The best provider in Birmingham in Spitfire, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 89.84 to 93.39 Mbps.
Users in Birmingham see an average internet speed of 18.65 up to 484 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 934.25 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Birmingham, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.25 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 912.04 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Birmingham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2021