United Kingdom Coventry

Broadband Providers in Coventry

Broadband Providers available in Coventry include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. Coventry's fastest provider is CCS Leeds, with a median speed of 84 Mbps. The most popular provider in Coventry is Sky Broadband. The average broadband speed in Coventry in 2022 is 67 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 38 Mbps.

 

Coventry Broadband Statistics

Coventry has the second-best fibre access out of all major cities in the West Midlands, and is among the top 5 best major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 94% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is also available to 94% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Coventry's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in high speed test averages in Coventry postcodes like CV6, CV2, CV3, CV5, and CV1. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 37.74 Mbps median internet speed in Coventry, which is 2.44% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Coventry increased access to Gigabit speeds by 40 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Stoke-on-Trent (gained 8.31 percentate points) and Wolverhampton (gained 6.53 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Coventry is dramatically faster than Keresley (80% slower).

 
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Overall Performance
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
100,274 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
Average
 
81,717 Speed Tests
1516 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
6.0 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
35,604 Speed Tests
778 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
59 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
About average
Average
 
24,641 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
14,874 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
6,570 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
4,335 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Glide Logo
68 /100
7.50 /10
Glide
Above average
Above Average
 
1,448 Speed Tests
10 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
843 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
492 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.70 /10
CIX
About average
Above Average
 
185 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Coventry

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Coventry area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202193.99%93.92%97.98%
202053.82%86.45%97.74%
201923.73%82.20%97.60%
201812.24%78.58%95.79%
20170.08%61.22%92.79%
20160.00%0.00%91.95%

Map of Coventry's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

93.99%

of people living in Coventry can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds

93.92%

of Coventry residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

97.98%

availability in Coventry

Poor Broadband Speeds

1.82%

of Coventry is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Coventry Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Coventry

YearCoventry AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201822.72 Mbps26.27 Mbps13.51% Slower
201928.11 Mbps30.63 Mbps8.23% Slower
202048.67 Mbps80.31 Mbps39.40% Slower
202166.68 Mbps66.05 Mbps0.95% Faster

Coventry Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeCoventryUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps19.23%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps22.66%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.26%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps12.08%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps18.41%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.36%3.60%

How Coventry Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.02—95.86 Mbps45.54 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—107 Mbps38.47 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.35—109.9 Mbps42.28 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.47 Mbps38.02 MbpsFaster
Coventry944.95 Mbps29.03—91.86 Mbps37.74 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.6 Mbps34.58 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.73—68.81 Mbps32.06 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.58—71.34 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.45—99.24 Mbps37 MbpsSlower

Coventry Broadband Speeds 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 Coventry Compares for Internet Speed in Coventry

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Coventry944.95 Mbps29.03—91.86 Mbps37.74 Mbps-

Coventry Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Coventry testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Coventry ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Coventry 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 Coventry's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 39.37% were fast, 23.36% slow, and 37.27% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 23:05:531739 mins0.95 Mbps1.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 23:12:53219 secs401.68 Mbps411.58 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 22:55:4457 mins177.38 Mbps244.68 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2022 21:34:27514 mins13.58 Mbps14.36 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 21:46:18219 secs8.14 Mbps7.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:38:04220 secs8.9 Mbps8.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 21:23:35231 secs145.04 Mbps121.73 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:16:3523 mins222.24 Mbps243.9 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 21:15:51298 secs9.14 Mbps13.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:12:3624 mins1.98 Mbps2.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Glide18 Jan 2022 21:15:33238 secs2.63 Mbps8.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 21:15:38225 secs64.15 Mbps64.15 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 21:12:58384 secs8.37 Mbps7.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 20:54:30248 secs0.24 Mbps2.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 20:48:3635 mins45.67 Mbps44.24 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2022 20:42:58247 secs61.52 Mbps60.86 Mbps
BT18 Jan 2022 20:33:3028 mins0.42 Mbps0.91 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT18 Jan 2022 20:40:56226 secs16.75 Mbps28.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:39:39295 secs49.83 Mbps77.72 MbpsImproved
Vodafone18 Jan 2022 20:03:11317 mins0.39 Mbps65.66 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Coventry

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic167.54 Mbps62.96—164.48 Mbps
2CIX714.98 Mbps28.02—93.44 Mbps
3Virgin Media935.24 Mbps48.88—176.15 Mbps
4CCS Leeds89.24 Mbps82.18—87.6 Mbps
5Glide916.66 Mbps32.63—96.99 Mbps
6BT944.95 Mbps27.17—88 Mbps
7Vodafone936.5 Mbps33.87—72.31 Mbps
8Structured Communications203.26 Mbps35.2—73.42 Mbps
9Contingency Networks687.7 Mbps4.85—33.21 Mbps
10TalkTalk531.03 Mbps27.23—60.89 Mbps
11O2 Broadband44.79 Mbps41.06—44.43 Mbps
12Sky Broadband517.87 Mbps22.45—63.9 Mbps
13iDNET69.65 Mbps13.26—68.82 Mbps
14Origin Broadband74.51 Mbps19.85—48.98 Mbps
15Zen Internet207.15 Mbps22.95—29.86 Mbps
16EE907.02 Mbps15.68—48.6 Mbps
17Plusnet74.82 Mbps11.82—37.02 Mbps
18Cerberus Networks71.88 Mbps6.75—36.95 Mbps
19Shell Energy74.59 Mbps8.04—28.23 Mbps
20KCOM36.86 Mbps0.52—5.42 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Coventry

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Allesley43.09.89%2.68%37.77%9.11%4.28%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Coventry

How many broadband providers in Coventry are there?

Coventry has 20 ISPs tested by its 366,785 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Coventry?

CCS Leeds is the fastest broadband provider in Coventry with 89.24 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 82.18—87.6 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Coventry?

The best internet provider in Coventry is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 62.96 to 164.48 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Coventry?

Users in Coventry see an average internet speed of 29.03 up to 638 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 944.95 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Coventry?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Coventry, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 517.87 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Coventry?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Coventry, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 935.24 Mbps.

Is BT available in Coventry?

Broadband service from BT is available in Coventry, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 944.95 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Coventry?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 3674 of Coventry's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Coventry?

The broadband provider with the most users in Coventry is Sky Broadband.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022

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