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Broadband Providers in Walsall

Broadband Providers available in Walsall include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and TalkTalk. Walsall's fastest provider is Virgin Media, with a median speed of 82 Mbps. The most popular provider in Walsall is also Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Walsall in 2022 is 73 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 39 Mbps.

 

Walsall Broadband Statistics

Walsall is among the 5 worst-off for fibre access out of all major cities in the West Midlands, and is among the top 100 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 80% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 82% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Walsall's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in high speed test averages in Walsall postcodes like WS3, WS2, WS9, WS1, and WV12. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 38.82 Mbps median internet speed in Walsall, which is 5.32% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Walsall increased access to Gigabit speeds by 70 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Birmingham (gained 66 percentate points), Coventry (gained 40 percentate points), and Stoke-on-Trent (gained 8.31 percentate points).

 
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Broadband Providers

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Overall Performance
Customer Ratings
Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
Average
 
59,310 Speed Tests
1520 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
37,830 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
23,546 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
13,839 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
9,078 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
5,173 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,865 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
1,411 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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No Logo
87 /100
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CCS Leeds
Above average
 
687 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Structured Communications Logo
90 /100
7.60 /10
Structured Communications
Above average
Above Average
 
197 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
143 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Walsall

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Walsall 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
202180.45%82.11%99.02%
202010.75%75.79%99.28%
20198.84%75.89%99.38%
20186.14%81.88%98.54%
20170.15%15.09%97.22%
20160.00%0.00%94.94%

Map of Walsall's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

80.45%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

82.11%

of Walsall residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

99.02%

availability in Walsall

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Walsall is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Walsall Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Walsall

YearWalsall AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201824.96 Mbps26.27 Mbps4.99% Slower
201930.38 Mbps30.63 Mbps0.82% Slower
202091.56 Mbps80.31 Mbps14.01% Faster
202172.53 Mbps66.05 Mbps9.81% Faster

Walsall Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWalsallUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps18.98%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.62%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.93%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps10.68%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps16.38%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.42%3.60%

How Walsall Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Walsall942.86 Mbps30.33—96.45 Mbps38.82 Mbps-
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsSlower

Walsall 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 Walsall Compares for Internet Speed in Walsall

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Walsall942.86 Mbps30.33—96.45 Mbps38.82 Mbps-

Walsall Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Walsall testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Walsall ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Walsall 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 Walsall's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.38% were fast, 24.53% slow, and 35.09% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 23:39:0233 mins11.28 Mbps34.6 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:36:1942 mins20.86 Mbps19.75 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:12:35241 secs3.68 Mbps0.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 22:40:12262 secs10.22 Mbps42.44 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:29:20244 secs216.51 Mbps215.18 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:21:24388 secs19.47 Mbps264.5 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:04:2943 mins204.76 Mbps119.67 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:47:3233 mins22.94 Mbps37.71 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:35:36512 mins54.3 Mbps100.57 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 21:42:0033 mins15.98 Mbps17.79 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:43:14234 secs396.2 Mbps925.43 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:44:561052 mins24.9 Mbps19.79 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:33:50248 secs15.49 Mbps26.38 MbpsImproved
EE20 Jan 2022 20:38:321048 mins34.15 Mbps49.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:38:12545 mins508.17 Mbps473.61 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:15:2725 mins26.06 Mbps30.61 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 21:01:07365 secs12.03 Mbps12.63 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:37:1022 mins308.21 Mbps311.71 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:34:40254 secs4.34 Mbps164.14 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:33:24226 secs109.1 Mbps110.33 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Walsall

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media935.11 Mbps53.5—209.32 Mbps
2Structured Communications802.45 Mbps45.31—127.87 Mbps
3Zen Internet773.3 Mbps22.86—92.74 Mbps
4CCS Leeds92.07 Mbps55.38—63.39 Mbps
5Internet Central85.84 Mbps41.21—41.66 Mbps
6BT942.86 Mbps25.95—66.68 Mbps
7Glide93.99 Mbps30.12—92.2 Mbps
8Hyperoptic167.4 Mbps5.51—52.75 Mbps
9Vodafone934.21 Mbps28.92—60.56 Mbps
10Sky Broadband508.87 Mbps25.65—61.8 Mbps
11TalkTalk918.56 Mbps23.58—57.21 Mbps
12CIX148.45 Mbps5.86—45.37 Mbps
13EE814.34 Mbps20.57—55.99 Mbps
14Plusnet75.5 Mbps16.68—43.59 Mbps
15KCOM70.28 Mbps3.86—14.71 Mbps
16Shell Energy74.59 Mbps9.84—31.76 Mbps
17Cerberus Networks16.49 Mbps2.96—4.42 Mbps
18The Phone Coop11.77 Mbps2.59—5.62 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Walsall

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Aldridge45.07.43%6.22%34.92%8.03%4.94%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Walsall

How many broadband providers in Walsall are there?

Walsall has 18 ISPs tested by its 283,378 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Walsall?

Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Walsall with 935.11 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 53.5—209.32 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Walsall?

The best internet provider in Walsall is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 53.5 to 209.32 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Walsall?

Users in Walsall see an average internet speed of 30.33 up to 559 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 942.86 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Walsall?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Walsall, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 935.11 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Walsall?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Walsall, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 508.87 Mbps.

Is TalkTalk available in Walsall?

Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Walsall, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 918.56 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Walsall?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 701 of Walsall's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Walsall?

The broadband provider with the most users in Walsall is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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