Internet in Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham residents have run speed tests on 18 providers. This number is 202.52% above the United Kingdom average of 5.95 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 34.27—110.52 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 26.72 Mbps, which is 0.56% below the The United Kingdom national average of 26.87 Mbps, and 1.76% below the average of 27.2 Mbps in Birmingham. Internet speeds in Birmingham are typically slower than Sutton Coldfield. Nearby cities include Sutton Coldfield with speeds 23.1—70.97 Mbps.

Providers

  • Spitfire in Birmingham
    82.72—92.83
    94.03
    89.76
  • Hyperoptic in Birmingham
    42.43—160.48
    856.36
    59.13
  • Virgin Media in Birmingham
    34.27—110.52
    931.57
    49.72
  • Contingency Networks
    52.86—58.61
    90.17
    52.86
  • BT in Birmingham
    24.64—64.61
    912.04
    35.83
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    26—58.29
    363.23
    36.11
  • KCOM in Birmingham
    12.23—84.72
    282.54
    18.93
  • Glide in Birmingham
    16.7—69.17
    545.7
    23.83
  • Vodafone in Birmingham
    18.05—39.92
    262.4
    23.98
  • Zen Internet in Birmingham
    8.82—41.66
    92.82
    16.09
  • EE in Birmingham
    10.3—36.86
    249.48
    15.66
  • TalkTalk in Birmingham
    10.22—36.15
    149.32
    15.17
  • Sky Broadband in Birmingham
    8—33.25
    148.84
    11.41
  • Zone Broadband
    6.22—35.01
    45.34
    31.26
  • Plusnet in Birmingham
    8.37—30.03
    74.23
    11.16
  • CIX in Birmingham
    8.87—27.75
    143.75
    11.94
  • Post Office Broadband in Birmingham
    4.72—19.43
    73.49
    6.5
  • SAQ in Birmingham
    8.34—9.71
    10.12
    9.07

Internet in Birmingham

38th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

2nd

Best speed range city in Birmingham

931.57 Mbps

Birmingham's fastest speed

17.09—71.69 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Birmingham residents

Birmingham Competitive Speed Map

How Birmingham Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.35—73.92 Mbps34.58 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.17—90.92 Mbps26.87 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.09—71.69 Mbps26.72 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.56—57.84 Mbps19.88 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.49—63.49 Mbps23.32 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.13—49.14 Mbps20.16 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.36—77.3 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.54—42.75 Mbps12.25 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.93—71.89 Mbps25.32 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Birmingham

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Sutton Coldfield878.67 Mbps23.1—70.97 Mbps30.79 Mbps9
2Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.09—71.69 Mbps26.72 Mbps18

Birmingham Over Time



How Birmingham Compares for Internet Speed in Birmingham

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Sutton Coldfield878.67 Mbps23.1—70.97 Mbps30.79 MbpsFaster
2Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.09—71.69 Mbps26.72 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, 42.04% were fast, 28.27% slow, and 29.69% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT19 Oct 2020 22:09:0032 mins0.32 Mbps16.07 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2020 21:52:31355 secs2.57 Mbps3.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk19 Oct 2020 21:21:2727 mins5.53 Mbps4.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 21:10:13226 secs25.85 Mbps16.69 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 20:49:46313 mins27.8 Mbps28.66 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 20:28:1123 mins109.96 Mbps110 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 19:50:1329 mins16.62 Mbps20.17 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 18:38:39338 mins1.91 Mbps0.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk19 Oct 2020 19:13:45228 secs4.68 Mbps4.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT19 Oct 2020 18:52:5627 mins40.83 Mbps15.09 MbpsNeeds help
CIX19 Oct 2020 18:28:2828 mins6.15 Mbps15.42 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2020 18:19:5832 mins9.45 Mbps4.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 16:56:5829 mins169.53 Mbps208.9 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk19 Oct 2020 16:05:23530 mins5.59 Mbps5.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 15:43:10227 mins34.29 Mbps184.62 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2020 16:00:4322 mins9.44 Mbps9.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk19 Oct 2020 15:45:442112 secs4.48 Mbps4.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media19 Oct 2020 15:24:202102 secs91.65 Mbps91.5 Mbps
TalkTalk19 Oct 2020 14:48:2032 mins5.57 Mbps5.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband19 Oct 2020 14:31:55269 secs11.02 Mbps12.93 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Birmingham

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic856.36 Mbps42.43—160.48 Mbps
2Virgin Media931.57 Mbps34.27—110.52 Mbps
3Spitfire94.03 Mbps82.72—92.83 Mbps
4Contingency Networks90.17 Mbps52.86—58.61 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks363.23 Mbps26—58.29 Mbps
6Glide545.7 Mbps16.7—69.17 Mbps
7BT912.04 Mbps24.64—64.61 Mbps
8KCOM282.54 Mbps12.23—84.72 Mbps
9Zone Broadband45.34 Mbps6.22—35.01 Mbps
10Vodafone262.4 Mbps18.05—39.92 Mbps
11Zen Internet92.82 Mbps8.82—41.66 Mbps
12EE249.48 Mbps10.3—36.86 Mbps
13TalkTalk149.32 Mbps10.22—36.15 Mbps
14Sky Broadband148.84 Mbps8—33.25 Mbps
15CIX143.75 Mbps8.87—27.75 Mbps
16Plusnet74.23 Mbps8.37—30.03 Mbps
17Post Office Broadband73.49 Mbps4.72—19.43 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 34.27—110.52 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 17.09 up to 493 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 912.04 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Birmingham is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2020