Broadband Statistics for Sandwell, Sandwell
Broadband Providers18
Fastest Speed934.67 Mbps
Average Speed34.63 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Sandwell Broadband Options

Sandwell residents have run speed tests on 18 broadband providers. This number is 199.00% above the United Kingdom average of 6.02 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 149.26 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 19.31—54.57 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 34.63 Mbps, which is 5.49% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.64 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 34.63 Mbps in Sandwell.

Broadband Providers

  • iDNET in Sandwell
    37.93 — 269.77 Mbps
    404.07 Mbps
    72.62 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    78.51 — 164.97 Mbps
    330.95 Mbps
    78.51 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Sandwell
    47.09 — 196.94 Mbps
    934.67 Mbps
    71.16 Mbps
  • CIX in Sandwell
    80.25 — 92.16 Mbps
    504 Mbps
    80.79 Mbps
  • BT in Sandwell
    34.6 — 70.15 Mbps
    912.13 Mbps
    45.38 Mbps
  • KCOM in Sandwell
    24.74 — 72.92 Mbps
    73.19 Mbps
    72.71 Mbps
  • Internet Central
    29.91 — 62.06 Mbps
    845.76 Mbps
    37.01 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Sandwell
    27.06 — 50.77 Mbps
    482.73 Mbps
    32.9 Mbps
  • EE in Sandwell
    22.88 — 54.27 Mbps
    902.42 Mbps
    29.04 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Sandwell
    19.31 — 54.57 Mbps
    149.26 Mbps
    26.9 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Sandwell
    22.18 — 48.48 Mbps
    931.88 Mbps
    28.31 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Sandwell
    15.86 — 51.42 Mbps
    595.54 Mbps
    22.32 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Sandwell
    11.64 — 41.49 Mbps
    74.77 Mbps
    17.04 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Sandwell
    7.42 — 30.99 Mbps
    74.68 Mbps
    10.74 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    6.04 — 16.4 Mbps
    51.08 Mbps
    14.29 Mbps
  • The Phone Coop in Sandwell
    4.6 — 18.06 Mbps
    71.92 Mbps
    8.46 Mbps
  • Cerberus Networks in Sandwell
    0 — 12.91 Mbps
    50.02 Mbps
    12.91 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Sandwell
    0 — 0.74 Mbps
    32.41 Mbps
    0.74 Mbps

Broadband in Sandwell


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Sandwell

934.67 Mbps

Sandwell's fastest speed

26.15—72.46 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Sandwell residents

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Sandwell Broadband Speed Map

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 
London5284.34 Mbps34.78—93.78 Mbps47.2 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.78—95.99 Mbps36.46 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.82—108.56 Mbps39.71 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.19—92.25 Mbps35.13 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.37—108.7 Mbps41.19 MbpsFaster
Sandwell934.67 Mbps26.15—72.46 Mbps34.63 Mbps-
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.27—86.49 Mbps31.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.5—53.33 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.84—64.45 Mbps29.77 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.24—69.56 Mbps26.22 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 Mbps26.15—72.46 Mbps34.63 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, 43.49% were fast, 27.1% slow, and 29.41% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 23:06:14225 secs64.3 Mbps109.19 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 22:53:51224 secs7.85 Mbps20.39 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 22:50:07232 secs150.37 Mbps142.96 Mbps
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 22:50:04226 secs217.88 Mbps258.59 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 22:14:51225 secs74.14 Mbps73.89 Mbps
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 21:03:57333 secs258.36 Mbps234.67 Mbps
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 20:44:35294 secs57.18 Mbps62.46 Mbps
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 19:52:48215 mins4.82 Mbps62.69 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 19:39:2425 mins30.67 Mbps144.71 MbpsImproved
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 19:16:5634 mins4.42 Mbps21.05 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 19:00:13235 secs29.8 Mbps28.43 Mbps
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 18:23:35435 mins61.82 Mbps10.64 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 18:52:22252 secs41.55 Mbps48.23 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 18:47:132115 secs0.57 Mbps34.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 18:36:25230 secs99.16 Mbps91.3 Mbps
BT29 Jul 2021 18:19:54265 secs18.06 Mbps20.77 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband29 Jul 2021 18:09:49377 secs4.92 Mbps2.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 18:03:35256 secs96.59 Mbps97.26 Mbps
Plusnet29 Jul 2021 17:12:03347 mins73.45 Mbps44.66 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media29 Jul 2021 17:26:22215 secs51.6 Mbps36.81 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Sandwell

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1CIX504 Mbps80.25—92.16 Mbps
2Independent Fibre Networks330.95 Mbps78.51—164.97 Mbps
3iDNET404.07 Mbps37.93—269.77 Mbps
4Virgin Media934.67 Mbps47.09—196.94 Mbps
5Internet Central845.76 Mbps29.91—62.06 Mbps
6BT912.13 Mbps34.6—70.15 Mbps
7KCOM73.19 Mbps24.74—72.92 Mbps
8Zen Internet595.54 Mbps15.86—51.42 Mbps
9TalkTalk482.73 Mbps27.06—50.77 Mbps
10EE902.42 Mbps22.88—54.27 Mbps
11Sky Broadband149.26 Mbps19.31—54.57 Mbps
12Cerberus Networks50.02 Mbps0—12.91 Mbps
13Vodafone931.88 Mbps22.18—48.48 Mbps
14Plusnet74.77 Mbps11.64—41.49 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband74.68 Mbps7.42—30.99 Mbps
16Andrews & Arnold32.41 Mbps0—0.74 Mbps
17O2 Broadband51.08 Mbps6.04—16.4 Mbps
18The Phone Coop71.92 Mbps4.6—18.06 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%
West Bromwich36.014.66%22.42%20.72%23.34%2.27%

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 47.09—196.94 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Sandwell?
The best internet provider in Sandwell is iDNET, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 37.93 to 269.77 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Sandwell?
Users in Sandwell see an average internet speed of 26.15 up to 785 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 149.26 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 912.13 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Sandwell?
The broadband provider with the most users in Sandwell is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021