Broadband Providers available in Solihull include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. Solihull's fastest provider is CIX, with a median speed of 82 Mbps. The most popular provider in Solihull is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Solihull in 2022 is 89 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 54 Mbps.
Solihull has the 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 available to 95% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Solihull's households.
Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Solihull postcodes like B90, B91, B92, and B93. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 54 Mbps median internet speed in Solihull, which is 45% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.
Solihull increased access to Gigabit speeds by 75 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Sandwell (gained 72 percentate points), Walsall (gained 70 percentate points), and Birmingham (gained 66 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Solihull is dramatically faster than Hockley Heath (875% slower) and Cheswick Green (67% slower).
The median broadband speed in Solihull has increased by 84% over the last five years.
As of 2022, the median broadband speed in Solihull is 31% higher than the West Midlands and 31% higher than the UK overall.
|West Midlands||37 Mbps|
|United Kingdom||37 Mbps|
▲ First place fibre access
Major Cities, West Midlands
▲ 31% above regional broadband speed
▲ 31% above national broadband speed
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 Solihull 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 Solihull 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 Solihull 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 Solihull can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds
of Solihull residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service
Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband
availability in Solihull
Poor Broadband Speeds
of Solihull is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps
|Year||Solihull Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||35.02 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||33.31% Faster|
|2019||43.73 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||42.77% Faster|
|2020||91.89 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||14.42% Faster|
|2021||87.86 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||33.02% Faster|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Solihull||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||17.91%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||18.75%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||20.16%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||10.13%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||28.82%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||4.24%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Solihull||934.37 Mbps||38.27—140.49 Mbps||53.52 Mbps||-|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||32.96—95.6 Mbps||45.49 Mbps||Slower|
|Birmingham||941.32 Mbps||29.26—106.92 Mbps||38.41 Mbps||Slower|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.5—89.41 Mbps||34.55 Mbps||Slower|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.34—40.87 Mbps||19.3 Mbps||Slower|
|Sheffield||932.42 Mbps||23.67—68.69 Mbps||32.02 Mbps||Slower|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.28—109.85 Mbps||42.19 Mbps||Slower|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.52—71.3 Mbps||31.97 Mbps||Slower|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.38—98.99 Mbps||36.93 Mbps||Slower|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.95—107.42 Mbps||38 Mbps||Slower|
|Position||City||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median||# Providers|
|1||Solihull||934.37 Mbps||38.27—140.49 Mbps||53.52 Mbps||13|
|2||Bickenhill and Marston Green||927.2 Mbps||38.72—117.28 Mbps||53.16 Mbps||9|
|3||Castle Bromwich||937.94 Mbps||25.14—86.72 Mbps||34.63 Mbps||9|
|4||Barston||911.12 Mbps||11.56—50.18 Mbps||17.59 Mbps||8|
|5||Tidbury Green||257.81 Mbps||5.82—25.04 Mbps||9.18 Mbps||6|
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||Fordbridge||366.34 Mbps||156.33—253.61 Mbps||172.41 Mbps||Faster|
|2||Meriden||256.46 Mbps||93.25—175.9 Mbps||93.42 Mbps||Faster|
|3||Solihull||934.37 Mbps||38.27—140.49 Mbps||53.52 Mbps||-|
|4||Bickenhill and Marston Green||927.2 Mbps||38.72—117.28 Mbps||53.16 Mbps||Slower|
|5||Castle Bromwich||937.94 Mbps||25.14—86.72 Mbps||34.63 Mbps||Slower|
We analysed the results of people in Solihull testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Solihull ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Solihull 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 Solihull's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.77% were fast, 24.91% slow, and 31.31% broadly the same.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 22:21:58||2||34 secs||37.9 Mbps||106.32 Mbps||Improved|
|BT||14 Jan 2022 22:16:13||2||32 secs||134.12 Mbps||136.72 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 21:52:08||2||23 secs||542.14 Mbps||537.82 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 21:21:59||2||97 secs||53.53 Mbps||32.43 Mbps||Needs help|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 20:39:16||2||26 secs||85.3 Mbps||126.04 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 20:10:51||2||5 mins||29.14 Mbps||172.36 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 19:55:47||3||4 mins||37.03 Mbps||359.48 Mbps||Improved|
|TalkTalk||14 Jan 2022 19:48:31||2||42 secs||52.88 Mbps||52.7 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 19:16:34||2||4 mins||15.22 Mbps||18.43 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 18:58:31||3||7 mins||129.79 Mbps||221.27 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 18:25:16||2||31 secs||1.47 Mbps||8.04 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 18:15:45||5||6 mins||9.25 Mbps||8.85 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 17:37:50||2||101 secs||449.19 Mbps||456.42 Mbps|
|Sky Broadband||14 Jan 2022 17:07:07||2||98 secs||2.23 Mbps||0.12 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||14 Jan 2022 16:29:39||3||25 secs||0.24 Mbps||0.25 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||14 Jan 2022 16:27:09||2||34 secs||7.81 Mbps||7.85 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 15:56:00||2||32 secs||18.47 Mbps||197.79 Mbps||Improved|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 15:18:33||3||24 mins||3.59 Mbps||13.86 Mbps||Improved|
|TalkTalk||14 Jan 2022 15:35:46||2||79 secs||57.67 Mbps||56.52 Mbps|
|Virgin Media||14 Jan 2022 14:46:47||2||17 secs||217.83 Mbps||165.55 Mbps||Needs help|
|#||Provider Name||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range|
|1||Virgin Media||934.37 Mbps||50.78—181.89 Mbps|
|2||CIX||121.37 Mbps||82.25—97.72 Mbps|
|3||BT||921.6 Mbps||29.13—137.72 Mbps|
|4||Glide||98.95 Mbps||51.81—79.43 Mbps|
|5||Zen Internet||155.64 Mbps||47.81—75.38 Mbps|
|6||EE||799.12 Mbps||27.8—65.72 Mbps|
|7||Sky Broadband||412.78 Mbps||25.63—64.21 Mbps|
|8||TalkTalk||524.5 Mbps||29.16—55.92 Mbps|
|9||Vodafone||526.53 Mbps||23.18—55.77 Mbps|
|10||Plusnet||74.37 Mbps||18.2—47.22 Mbps|
|11||Shell Energy||73.93 Mbps||1.89—6.89 Mbps|
|12||iDNET||32.41 Mbps||1.97—11.06 Mbps|
|13||Origin Broadband||14.37 Mbps||3.66—7.6 Mbps|
Solihull has 13 ISPs tested by its 214,909 residents.
CIX is the fastest broadband provider in Solihull with 121.37 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 82.25—97.72 Mbps.
The best internet provider in Solihull is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 50.78 to 181.89 Mbps.
Users in Solihull see an average internet speed of 38.27 up to 238 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 934.37 Mbps.
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Solihull, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.37 Mbps.
Broadband service from BT is available in Solihull, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.6 Mbps.
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Solihull, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 412.78 Mbps.
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1436 of Solihull's postcodes.
The broadband provider with the most users in Solihull is Virgin Media.
Author: Thomas Buck
Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper
Published: 10 Nov 2019
Last Updated: 14 Jan 2022