Internet in Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham residents have run speed tests on 18 providers. This number is 218.58% above the United Kingdom average of 5.65 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 28.76—107.39 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 23.08 Mbps, which is 3.78% above the The United Kingdom national average of 22.24 Mbps, and 0.86% below the average of 23.28 Mbps in Birmingham. Internet speeds in Birmingham are typically slower than Sutton Coldfield. Nearby cities include Sutton Coldfield with speeds 17.73—55.42 Mbps.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Birmingham
    35.58—149.46
    856.36
    50.22
  • Spitfire in Birmingham
    57.5—93.39
    94.03
    87.19
  • Virgin Media in Birmingham
    28.76—107.39
    931.57
    42.1
  • Contingency Networks
    52.86—58.61
    90.17
    52.86
  • KCOM in Birmingham
    13.15—85.93
    282.54
    19.7
  • Glide in Birmingham
    15.94—73.07
    545.7
    24.79
  • BT in Birmingham
    19.99—60.91
    898.2
    32.12
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    21.04—57.76
    363.23
    31.91
  • Vodafone in Birmingham
    17.69—40.15
    206.52
    23.26
  • Zen Internet in Birmingham
    11.71—40.82
    92.82
    16.95
  • EE in Birmingham
    9.26—35.13
    244.01
    13.77
  • TalkTalk in Birmingham
    9.72—33.79
    149.32
    13.89
  • CIX in Birmingham
    9.02—31.42
    393.22
    12.18
  • Zone Broadband
    6.22—35.01
    45.34
    31.26
  • Plusnet in Birmingham
    7.64—29
    74.14
    10.69
  • Sky Broadband in Birmingham
    6.81—29.66
    147.46
    9.75
  • Post Office Broadband in Birmingham
    4.56—18.62
    73.28
    6.15
  • SAQ in Birmingham
    8.34—9.71
    10.12
    9.07

Internet in Birmingham

27th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Birmingham

931.57 Mbps

Birmingham's fastest speed

14.83—65.67 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Birmingham residents

Birmingham Competitive Speed Map

How Birmingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps18.65—71.9 Mbps29.72 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.83—65.67 Mbps23.08 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.51—47.83 Mbps16.51 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps13.89—59.74 Mbps20.9 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.24—43.13 Mbps17.79 MbpsSlower
Bristol898.98 Mbps14.36—64.59 Mbps21.42 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.38—34.79 Mbps10.3 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.59—61.04 Mbps21.11 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps12.88—68.01 Mbps20.06 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Birmingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sutton Coldfield828.85 Mbps17.73—55.42 Mbps24.6 Mbps9
2Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.83—65.67 Mbps23.08 Mbps18

Birmingham Over Time



How Birmingham Compares for Internet Speed in Birmingham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sutton Coldfield828.85 Mbps17.73—55.42 Mbps24.6 MbpsFaster
2Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.83—65.67 Mbps23.08 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, 44.98% were fast, 27.8% slow, and 27.22% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 23:05:0139 mins24.51 Mbps38.39 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:58:5623 mins213.72 Mbps194.39 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:58:51227 secs57.75 Mbps61.49 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:51:0626 mins103.96 Mbps7.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 22:56:22230 secs0.74 Mbps0.8 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:26:54325 mins19.17 Mbps20.35 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:07:38540 mins0.38 Mbps100.29 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 21:51:02456 mins5.07 Mbps62.51 MbpsImproved
BT03 Jun 2020 22:45:22234 secs45.15 Mbps46.41 Mbps
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 22:41:4842 mins21.93 Mbps25 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 22:17:26315 mins40.93 Mbps40.53 Mbps
Post Office Broadband03 Jun 2020 22:29:10216 secs3.66 Mbps4.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:24:5522 mins105.82 Mbps63.58 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet03 Jun 2020 21:59:47222 mins70.58 Mbps30.05 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 22:14:4142 mins10.43 Mbps78.65 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 21:42:37229 mins62.49 Mbps53.53 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 21:29:30630 mins1.81 Mbps1.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 21:51:3123 mins0.24 Mbps0.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jun 2020 21:19:41424 mins46.18 Mbps51.73 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Jun 2020 21:35:5834 mins3.78 Mbps3.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Birmingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic856.36 Mbps35.58—149.46 Mbps
2Virgin Media931.57 Mbps28.76—107.39 Mbps
3Spitfire94.03 Mbps57.5—93.39 Mbps
4Contingency Networks90.17 Mbps52.86—58.61 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks363.23 Mbps21.04—57.76 Mbps
6Glide545.7 Mbps15.94—73.07 Mbps
7KCOM282.54 Mbps13.15—85.93 Mbps
8BT898.2 Mbps19.99—60.91 Mbps
9Zone Broadband45.34 Mbps6.22—35.01 Mbps
10Vodafone206.52 Mbps17.69—40.15 Mbps
11Zen Internet92.82 Mbps11.71—40.82 Mbps
12EE244.01 Mbps9.26—35.13 Mbps
13TalkTalk149.32 Mbps9.72—33.79 Mbps
14CIX393.22 Mbps9.02—31.42 Mbps
15Sky Broadband147.46 Mbps6.81—29.66 Mbps
16Plusnet74.14 Mbps7.64—29 Mbps
17Post Office Broadband73.28 Mbps4.56—18.62 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 28.76—107.39 Mbps.
The best provider in Birmingham in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 35.58 to 149.46 Mbps.
Users in Birmingham see an average internet speed of 14.83 up to 478 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 147.46 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: 03 Jun 2020