Broadband Statistics for Sandwell, Sandwell
Broadband Providers18
Fastest Speed934.67 Mbps
Median Speed36.58 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Sandwell

Sandwell is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 61.76 Mbps in 2021. This is 6.50% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Sandwell have run speed tests on 18 broadband providers. This number is 193.64% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in Sandwell include Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Sandwell is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 502.62 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 23.19—58.67 Mbps.

Sandwell's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 934.67 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Sandwell is 36.58 Mbps, which is 1.14% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 36.58 Mbps in Sandwell.

Our research into internet speeds in Sandwell includes analysing postcove-level coverage data of broadband in DY4, B70, B71, B69, and B68.

Broadband Providers

  • CIX in Sandwell
    1 Review
    376.38 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 302.65 to 467.48 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 527.02 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 45 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Independent Fibre Networks
    4 Reviews
    78.51 Mbps

    Independent Fibre Networks's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 56.92 to 82.35 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 330.95 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 6 speed tests on Independent Fibre Networks Broadband.

  • iDNET in Sandwell
    1 Review
    72.62 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 37.93 to 284.72 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 404.07 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 27 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Sandwell
    809 Reviews
    70.08 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 48 to 202.67 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934.67 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 42,599 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Sandwell
    Not enough reviews
    60.82 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 60.82 to 72.81 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.98 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 3 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Sandwell
    Not enough reviews
    50.02 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 48.82 to 51.13 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 51.94 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 7 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • Internet Central
    Not enough reviews
    47.23 Mbps

    Internet Central's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 39.5 to 69.5 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 845.76 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 40 speed tests on Internet Central Broadband.

  • BT in Sandwell
    408 Reviews
    45 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 34.1 to 72.27 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 921.23 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 14,573 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Sandwell
    220 Reviews
    33.57 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 27.89 to 55.16 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 482.73 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 11,396 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Sandwell
    133 Reviews
    32.14 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 25.43 to 53.86 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 931.88 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 5,224 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • EE in Sandwell
    215 Reviews
    30.7 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 24.39 to 56.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 902.42 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 2,842 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Sandwell
    492 Reviews
    30.27 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 23.19 to 58.67 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 502.62 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 50,249 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Sandwell
    37 Reviews
    23.85 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 17.16 to 51.42 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 595.54 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 60 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Sandwell
    262 Reviews
    19.03 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 12.67 to 45.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.77 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 3,837 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    45 Reviews
    15.04 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 9.65 to 34.17 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 51.08 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 33 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Sandwell
    32 Reviews
    12.75 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 8.28 to 32.55 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.68 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 574 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • The Phone Coop in Sandwell
    Not enough reviews
    9.13 Mbps

    The Phone Coop's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 4.15 to 55.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 70.73 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 82 speed tests on The Phone Coop Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Sandwell
    7 Reviews
    0.74 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Sandwell is 0 to 0.74 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 32.41 Mbps. Sandwell residents have performed 2 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

Broadband in Sandwell

1st

Best speed range city in Sandwell

934.67 Mbps

Sandwell's fastest speed

28.96—79.34 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sandwell residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Sandwell

YearSandwell AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201812.84 Mbps26.27 Mbps51.12% Slower
201916.89 Mbps30.63 Mbps44.86% Slower
202058.48 Mbps80.31 Mbps27.18% Slower
202161.76 Mbps66.05 Mbps6.50% Slower

Sandwell Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSandwellUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps27.59%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps28.33%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps21.23%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.51%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps13.64%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.71%2.33%

How Sandwell Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Sandwell934.67 Mbps28.96—79.34 Mbps36.58 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower

Sandwell 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 Sandwell Compares for Internet Speed in Sandwell

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Sandwell934.67 Mbps28.96—79.34 Mbps36.58 Mbps-

Sandwell Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Sandwell testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Sandwell ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Sandwell 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 Sandwell's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.92% were fast, 24.25% slow, and 34.83% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 22:00:492182 mins13.32 Mbps44.95 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:47:32515 mins83.15 Mbps59.12 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 21:28:07314 mins21.09 Mbps20.39 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:46:20213 secs190.8 Mbps234.94 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 20:39:19245 secs107.23 Mbps109.92 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 20:24:59251 secs45.21 Mbps44.69 Mbps
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 20:04:4925 mins0.64 Mbps1.27 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 20:01:1132 mins3.83 Mbps3.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:51:33249 secs0.51 Mbps59.49 MbpsImproved
EE17 Oct 2021 19:48:01261 secs33.86 Mbps30.77 Mbps
BT17 Oct 2021 19:47:45234 secs474.1 Mbps368.15 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 19:31:14260 secs0.62 Mbps9.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 19:09:38351 secs3.72 Mbps25.05 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 18:57:34226 secs25.15 Mbps24.29 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:38:30251 secs185.76 Mbps175.01 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:24:422100 secs52.98 Mbps50.91 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 18:10:46264 secs21.06 Mbps24.86 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 17:33:10532 mins2.86 Mbps20.44 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 17:36:30231 secs9.27 Mbps6.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 17:24:2384 mins26.94 Mbps27.05 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sandwell

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1CIX527.02 Mbps302.65—467.48 Mbps
2iDNET404.07 Mbps37.93—284.72 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks330.95 Mbps56.92—82.35 Mbps
4Virgin Media934.67 Mbps48—202.67 Mbps
5Internet Central845.76 Mbps39.5—69.5 Mbps
6Spitfire73.98 Mbps60.82—72.81 Mbps
7BT921.23 Mbps34.1—72.27 Mbps
8Cerberus Networks51.94 Mbps48.82—51.13 Mbps
9TalkTalk482.73 Mbps27.89—55.16 Mbps
10Zen Internet595.54 Mbps17.16—51.42 Mbps
11EE902.42 Mbps24.39—56.49 Mbps
12Sky Broadband502.62 Mbps23.19—58.67 Mbps
13Vodafone931.88 Mbps25.43—53.86 Mbps
14Plusnet74.77 Mbps12.67—45.36 Mbps
15The Phone Coop70.73 Mbps4.15—55.36 Mbps
16O2 Broadband51.08 Mbps9.65—34.17 Mbps
17Shell Energy74.68 Mbps8.28—32.55 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold32.41 Mbps0—0.74 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Sandwell

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Cradley Heath38.012.54%24.82%29.73%14.26%2.81%
Great Barr38.09.66%12.89%38.00%16.99%2.81%
Smethwick29.019.63%25.44%20.73%31.22%1.91%
Tipton35.011.91%25.24%31.16%14.99%2.05%
Wednesbury39.08.38%23.42%29.08%16.06%1.94%
West Bromwich36.014.66%22.42%20.72%23.34%2.27%

Sandwell Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Sandwell

How many broadband providers in Sandwell are there?
Sandwell has 18 ISPs tested by its 327,378 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Sandwell?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Sandwell with 934.67 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 48—202.67 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Sandwell?
The best internet provider in Sandwell is CIX, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 302.65 to 467.48 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sandwell?
Users in Sandwell see an average internet speed of 28.96 up to 706 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 934.67 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Sandwell?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Sandwell, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 502.62 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Sandwell?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Sandwell, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.67 Mbps.
Is BT available in Sandwell?
Broadband service from BT is available in Sandwell, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.23 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Sandwell?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1015 of Sandwell's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Sandwell?
The broadband provider with the most users in Sandwell is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021