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 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).
We rank each provider relative to all providers in The United Kingdom based on their median download and upload speeds, measured round trip time latencies, and the percentage of speeds tests that exceed 50 Mbps.
Customer ratings are based on local reviews matched to Coventry IP addresses. Providers can be scored on a range of 1 to 10, and ranked relative to all providers in The United Kingdom.
Median Speed Test Result
The median is the middle result in the range of tests we measured for each provider in Coventry in the past year. Median speeds provide a better comparison than raw averages because they control for the longtail of tests related to Wi-Fi issues. The charts below represent the distribution of tests associated with each provider from low to high.
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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+ Mbps||300+ Mbps||30+ Mbps|
of people living in Coventry can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds
of Coventry residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service
Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband
availability in Coventry
Poor Broadband Speeds
of Coventry is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps
|Year||Coventry Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||22.72 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||13.51% Slower|
|2019||28.11 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||8.23% Slower|
|2020||48.67 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||39.40% Slower|
|2021||66.68 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||0.95% Faster|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Coventry||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||19.23%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||22.66%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||24.26%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||12.08%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||18.41%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||3.36%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||33.02—95.86 Mbps||45.54 Mbps||Faster|
|Birmingham||941.32 Mbps||29.29—107 Mbps||38.47 Mbps||Faster|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.35—109.9 Mbps||42.28 Mbps||Faster|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.96—107.47 Mbps||38.02 Mbps||Faster|
|Coventry||944.95 Mbps||29.03—91.86 Mbps||37.74 Mbps||-|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.52—89.6 Mbps||34.58 Mbps||Slower|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.2—40.46 Mbps||19.1 Mbps||Slower|
|Sheffield||932.42 Mbps||23.73—68.81 Mbps||32.06 Mbps||Slower|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.58—71.34 Mbps||32 Mbps||Slower|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.45—99.24 Mbps||37 Mbps||Slower|
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.
|Position||City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|1||Coventry||944.95 Mbps||29.03—91.86 Mbps||37.74 Mbps||-|
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.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 23:05:53||17||39 mins||0.95 Mbps||1.69 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 23:12:53||2||19 secs||401.68 Mbps||411.58 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 22:55:44||5||7 mins||177.38 Mbps||244.68 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||18 Jan 2022 21:34:27||5||14 mins||13.58 Mbps||14.36 Mbps|
|TalkTalk||18 Jan 2022 21:46:18||2||19 secs||8.14 Mbps||7.35 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 21:38:04||2||20 secs||8.9 Mbps||8.72 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 21:23:35||2||31 secs||145.04 Mbps||121.73 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 21:16:35||2||3 mins||222.24 Mbps||243.9 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 21:15:51||2||98 secs||9.14 Mbps||13.62 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 21:12:36||2||4 mins||1.98 Mbps||2.55 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Glide||18 Jan 2022 21:15:33||2||38 secs||2.63 Mbps||8.39 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 21:15:38||2||25 secs||64.15 Mbps||64.15 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 21:12:58||3||84 secs||8.37 Mbps||7.24 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 20:54:30||2||48 secs||0.24 Mbps||2.61 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 20:48:36||3||5 mins||45.67 Mbps||44.24 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||18 Jan 2022 20:42:58||2||47 secs||61.52 Mbps||60.86 Mbps|
|BT||18 Jan 2022 20:33:30||2||8 mins||0.42 Mbps||0.91 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||18 Jan 2022 20:40:56||2||26 secs||16.75 Mbps||28.82 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||18 Jan 2022 20:39:39||2||95 secs||49.83 Mbps||77.72 Mbps||Improved|
|Vodafone||18 Jan 2022 20:03:11||3||17 mins||0.39 Mbps||65.66 Mbps||Improved|
|#||Provider Name||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range|
|1||Hyperoptic||167.54 Mbps||62.96—164.48 Mbps|
|2||CIX||714.98 Mbps||28.02—93.44 Mbps|
|3||Virgin Media||935.24 Mbps||48.88—176.15 Mbps|
|4||CCS Leeds||89.24 Mbps||82.18—87.6 Mbps|
|5||Glide||916.66 Mbps||32.63—96.99 Mbps|
|6||BT||944.95 Mbps||27.17—88 Mbps|
|7||Vodafone||936.5 Mbps||33.87—72.31 Mbps|
|8||Structured Communications||203.26 Mbps||35.2—73.42 Mbps|
|9||Contingency Networks||687.7 Mbps||4.85—33.21 Mbps|
|10||TalkTalk||531.03 Mbps||27.23—60.89 Mbps|
|11||O2 Broadband||44.79 Mbps||41.06—44.43 Mbps|
|12||Sky Broadband||517.87 Mbps||22.45—63.9 Mbps|
|13||iDNET||69.65 Mbps||13.26—68.82 Mbps|
|14||Origin Broadband||74.51 Mbps||19.85—48.98 Mbps|
|15||Zen Internet||207.15 Mbps||22.95—29.86 Mbps|
|16||EE||907.02 Mbps||15.68—48.6 Mbps|
|17||Plusnet||74.82 Mbps||11.82—37.02 Mbps|
|18||Cerberus Networks||71.88 Mbps||6.75—36.95 Mbps|
|19||Shell Energy||74.59 Mbps||8.04—28.23 Mbps|
|20||KCOM||36.86 Mbps||0.52—5.42 Mbps|
|Ward||Median Age||Rent Privately||Rent Council||Mortage||Commute via Public Transport||Work From Home|
Coventry has 20 ISPs tested by its 366,785 residents.
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.
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.
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.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Coventry, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 517.87 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Coventry, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 935.24 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Coventry, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 944.95 Mbps.
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 3674 of Coventry's postcodes.
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