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Broadband Providers in Wolverhampton

Broadband Providers available in Wolverhampton include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and TalkTalk. Wolverhampton's fastest provider is Independent Fibre Networks, with a median speed of 316 Mbps. The most popular provider in Wolverhampton is Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Wolverhampton in 2022 is 70 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 39 Mbps.

 

Wolverhampton Broadband Statistics

Wolverhampton has the lowest fibre access out of all major cities in the West Midlands, and is among the 10 worst-off 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 6.85% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 94% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Wolverhampton's households.

Despite poor broadband infrastructure, we see high speed test averages in Wolverhampton postcodes like WV10, WV6, WV14, WV4, and WV3. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 39.3 Mbps median internet speed in Wolverhampton, which is 6.68% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Wolverhampton increased access to Gigabit speeds by 6.53 percentage points in the past year. However, the buildout rate is slower than neighbouring major cities like Dudley (gained 87 percentate points), Solihull (gained 75 percentate points), and Sandwell (gained 72 percentate points).

 
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Overall Performance
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
76,904 Speed Tests
1516 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
28,437 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
27,516 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
6.0 /10
BT
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Average
 
23,231 Speed Tests
778 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
59 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
About average
Average
 
10,074 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
5,408 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,939 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
1,651 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
874 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.70 /10
CIX
About average
Above Average
 
115 Speed Tests
2 reviews
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The Phone Coop Logo
49 /100
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The Phone Coop
About average
 
106 Speed Tests
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Broadband Network Infrastructure in Wolverhampton

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Wolverhampton

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Wolverhampton 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
20216.85%94.14%99.30%
20200.32%93.74%99.30%
20190.26%91.61%99.47%
20180.25%94.41%99.45%
20170.00%88.53%98.94%
20160.00%0.00%98.20%

Map of Wolverhampton's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

6.85%

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

Ultrafast Speeds

94.14%

of Wolverhampton residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

99.30%

availability in Wolverhampton

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Wolverhampton is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Wolverhampton Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Wolverhampton

YearWolverhampton AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201824.35 Mbps26.27 Mbps7.31% Slower
201931.04 Mbps30.63 Mbps1.34% Faster
202057.16 Mbps80.31 Mbps28.83% Slower
202168.82 Mbps66.05 Mbps4.19% Faster

Wolverhampton Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWolverhamptonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps19.48%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps22.26%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps24.05%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps11.91%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps18.74%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.57%3.60%

How Wolverhampton Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.02—95.86 Mbps45.54 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.35—109.9 Mbps42.28 MbpsFaster
Wolverhampton935.56 Mbps30.04—97.52 Mbps39.3 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—107 Mbps38.47 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.6 Mbps34.58 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.73—68.81 Mbps32.06 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.58—71.34 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.45—99.24 Mbps37 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.47 Mbps38.02 MbpsSlower

Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton Compares for Internet Speed in Wolverhampton

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Wolverhampton935.56 Mbps30.04—97.52 Mbps39.3 Mbps-

Wolverhampton Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wolverhampton testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wolverhampton ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.33% were fast, 23.82% slow, and 34.86% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:18:3030159 mins0.15 Mbps44.85 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2022 23:48:482107 secs316.95 Mbps373.64 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 23:46:2333 mins54.11 Mbps193.66 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2022 22:32:06823 mins47.06 Mbps85.56 MbpsImproved
Vodafone18 Jan 2022 22:21:36630 mins73.96 Mbps16.73 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 22:40:0622 mins38.5 Mbps37.65 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 22:28:03273 secs209.14 Mbps208.37 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 22:16:33230 secs64.02 Mbps64.1 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 21:34:35212 mins19.36 Mbps18.27 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 21:46:30218 secs184.74 Mbps184.82 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 21:02:3825 mins13.17 Mbps13.4 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 21:01:20234 secs24.08 Mbps26.26 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 19:17:33781 mins0.37 Mbps0.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 20:36:0722 mins66.03 Mbps68.5 Mbps
Plusnet18 Jan 2022 20:27:2853 mins0.27 Mbps14.82 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 20:02:48311 mins0.08 Mbps85.44 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 19:46:02226 mins905.38 Mbps871.85 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Jan 2022 19:50:19354 secs33.56 Mbps56.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 19:14:34410 mins52.29 Mbps323.37 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2022 19:24:45239 secs113.74 Mbps143.72 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wolverhampton

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Independent Fibre Networks371.64 Mbps0—316.36 Mbps
2Glide482.59 Mbps47.55—122.48 Mbps
3Virgin Media935.56 Mbps47.39—192.92 Mbps
4CIX930.84 Mbps27.11—138.01 Mbps
5Zen Internet563.62 Mbps44.45—216.16 Mbps
6The Phone Coop150.43 Mbps58.37—129.87 Mbps
7BT929.71 Mbps33.03—67.97 Mbps
8Internet Central158.15 Mbps26.19—51.73 Mbps
9Vodafone543.46 Mbps25.66—56.16 Mbps
10Sky Broadband487.1 Mbps20.32—57.73 Mbps
11TalkTalk522.51 Mbps21.92—55.33 Mbps
12EE532.38 Mbps18.38—47.07 Mbps
13Plusnet74.75 Mbps15.02—71.41 Mbps
14Airband39.88 Mbps1.79—37.04 Mbps
15Origin Broadband28.33 Mbps0—14.71 Mbps
16Shell Energy74.64 Mbps7.57—27.94 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wolverhampton

How many broadband providers in Wolverhampton are there?

Wolverhampton has 16 ISPs tested by its 262,008 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Wolverhampton?

Independent Fibre Networks is the fastest broadband provider in Wolverhampton with 371.64 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 0—316.36 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Wolverhampton?

The best internet provider in Wolverhampton is Independent Fibre Networks, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 0 to 316.36 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Wolverhampton?

Users in Wolverhampton see an average internet speed of 30.04 up to 546 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 935.56 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Wolverhampton?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wolverhampton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 935.56 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Wolverhampton?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Wolverhampton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 487.1 Mbps.

Is TalkTalk available in Wolverhampton?

Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Wolverhampton, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 522.51 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Wolverhampton?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 207 of Wolverhampton's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Wolverhampton?

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

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022

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