United Kingdom Solihull

Broadband Providers in Solihull

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 Broadband Statistics

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).

Local broadband speeds over time

The median broadband speed in Solihull has increased by 84% over the last five years.

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Local broadband speeds in context

As of 2022, the median broadband speed in Solihull is 31% higher than the West Midlands and 31% higher than the UK overall.

Solihull54 Mbps
West Midlands37 Mbps
United Kingdom37 Mbps

Solihull 2022 Broadband Scorecard

First place fibre access

Major Cities, West Midlands

31% above regional broadband speed

West Midlands

31% above national broadband speed

UK Overall

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Virgin Media Logo
69 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
Average
 
42,330 Speed Tests
1502 reviews
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BT Logo
70 /100
6.0 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
17,570 Speed Tests
776 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
3,160 Speed Tests
878 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
2,138 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
54 /100
6.20 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
1,551 Speed Tests
442 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
901 Speed Tests
395 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
60 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
About average
Average
 
509 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
67 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
52 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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iDNET Logo
79 /100
6.10 /10
iDNET
Above average
Average
 
21 Speed Tests
3 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
17 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Origin Broadband Logo
48 /100
5.30 /10
Origin Broadband
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Average
 
10 Speed Tests
28 reviews
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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Solihull

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Solihull

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+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202194.37%95.25%99.48%
202018.91%90.74%99.02%
20193.95%91.54%99.24%
20180.21%94.17%99.12%
20170.06%6.61%98.66%
20160.00%0.00%98.53%

Map of Solihull's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

94.37%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

95.25%

of Solihull residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

99.48%

availability in Solihull

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Solihull is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Solihull Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Solihull

YearSolihull AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201835.02 Mbps26.27 Mbps33.31% Faster
201943.73 Mbps30.63 Mbps42.77% Faster
202091.89 Mbps80.31 Mbps14.42% Faster
202187.86 Mbps66.05 Mbps33.02% Faster

Solihull Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSolihullUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps17.91%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps18.75%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps20.16%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.13%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps28.82%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.24%3.60%

How Solihull Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Solihull934.37 Mbps38.27—140.49 Mbps53.52 Mbps-
Greater London5794.21 Mbps32.96—95.6 Mbps45.49 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.26—106.92 Mbps38.41 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.5—89.41 Mbps34.55 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.34—40.87 Mbps19.3 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.67—68.69 Mbps32.02 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.28—109.85 Mbps42.19 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.52—71.3 Mbps31.97 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.38—98.99 Mbps36.93 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.95—107.42 Mbps38 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Solihull

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Solihull934.37 Mbps38.27—140.49 Mbps53.52 Mbps13
2Bickenhill and Marston Green927.2 Mbps38.72—117.28 Mbps53.16 Mbps9
3Castle Bromwich937.94 Mbps25.14—86.72 Mbps34.63 Mbps9
4Barston911.12 Mbps11.56—50.18 Mbps17.59 Mbps8
5Tidbury Green257.81 Mbps5.82—25.04 Mbps9.18 Mbps6

Solihull 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 Solihull Compares for Internet Speed in Solihull

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Fordbridge366.34 Mbps156.33—253.61 Mbps172.41 MbpsFaster
2Meriden256.46 Mbps93.25—175.9 Mbps93.42 MbpsFaster
3Solihull934.37 Mbps38.27—140.49 Mbps53.52 Mbps-
4Bickenhill and Marston Green927.2 Mbps38.72—117.28 Mbps53.16 MbpsSlower
5Castle Bromwich937.94 Mbps25.14—86.72 Mbps34.63 MbpsSlower

Solihull Internet Speed Test Results

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.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 22:21:58234 secs37.9 Mbps106.32 MbpsImproved
BT14 Jan 2022 22:16:13232 secs134.12 Mbps136.72 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 21:52:08223 secs542.14 Mbps537.82 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 21:21:59297 secs53.53 Mbps32.43 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 20:39:16226 secs85.3 Mbps126.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 20:10:5125 mins29.14 Mbps172.36 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 19:55:4734 mins37.03 Mbps359.48 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk14 Jan 2022 19:48:31242 secs52.88 Mbps52.7 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 19:16:3424 mins15.22 Mbps18.43 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 18:58:3137 mins129.79 Mbps221.27 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 18:25:16231 secs1.47 Mbps8.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 18:15:4556 mins9.25 Mbps8.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 17:37:502101 secs449.19 Mbps456.42 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 17:07:07298 secs2.23 Mbps0.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Jan 2022 16:29:39325 secs0.24 Mbps0.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Jan 2022 16:27:09234 secs7.81 Mbps7.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 15:56:00232 secs18.47 Mbps197.79 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 15:18:33324 mins3.59 Mbps13.86 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk14 Jan 2022 15:35:46279 secs57.67 Mbps56.52 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 14:46:47217 secs217.83 Mbps165.55 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Solihull

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media934.37 Mbps50.78—181.89 Mbps
2CIX121.37 Mbps82.25—97.72 Mbps
3BT921.6 Mbps29.13—137.72 Mbps
4Glide98.95 Mbps51.81—79.43 Mbps
5Zen Internet155.64 Mbps47.81—75.38 Mbps
6EE799.12 Mbps27.8—65.72 Mbps
7Sky Broadband412.78 Mbps25.63—64.21 Mbps
8TalkTalk524.5 Mbps29.16—55.92 Mbps
9Vodafone526.53 Mbps23.18—55.77 Mbps
10Plusnet74.37 Mbps18.2—47.22 Mbps
11Shell Energy73.93 Mbps1.89—6.89 Mbps
12iDNET32.41 Mbps1.97—11.06 Mbps
13Origin Broadband14.37 Mbps3.66—7.6 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Solihull

How many broadband providers in Solihull are there?

Solihull has 13 ISPs tested by its 214,909 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Solihull?

CIX is the fastest broadband provider in Solihull with 121.37 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 82.25—97.72 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Solihull?

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.

What is the average internet speed in Solihull?

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.

Is Virgin Media available in Solihull?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Solihull, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 934.37 Mbps.

Is BT available in Solihull?

Broadband service from BT is available in Solihull, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 921.6 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Solihull?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Solihull, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 412.78 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Solihull?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1436 of Solihull's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Solihull?

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

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