What broadband can I get in Birmingham?
Thanks to the city’s big size, high number of businesses, and dense urban population, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to broadband in Birmingham and the Black Country.
Pretty much the entirety of the city is covered by BT’s (www.BT.com) network - which means there’s also a great chance you can get a package from Sky (www.Sky.com), TalkTalk (www.TalkTalk.co.uk), or Plusnet (www.Plus.net), and more. Most areas can get BT Infinity too, so superfast speeds are likely. And that means a good chance of getting a BT TV or BT Sport package too.
Most of Birmingham is covered by Virgin Media’s cable network as well, with the exception of the city centre, a lot of Edgbaston (though Selly Oak is covered), and other scattered areas. The network extends upwards to cover most of Walsall, Wolverhampton, and Sutton Coldfield; and it’s available in large areas of Solihull, Dudley, and Stourbridge too. That includes broadband, home phone, and TV.
In terms of download speeds, the vast majority of the city and its surrounding areas get good readings of 8Mb and above. There are a few not-spots around Great Barr and some more rural areas that struggle to get above 4Mb, but other than that, a huge amount of Birmingham and Black Country homes have access to superfast fibre optic connections. Generally speaking, in most places it’s not unusual for broadband to reach download speeds well above 24Mb.
Bear in mind, however, that exactly what packages are available to you - and what speeds you can reach - vary a lot depending on where you are. They can differ according to what exchanges are nearby, your exact area in Birmingham, and the local cabinet on your street. That’s why it’s always important to use the postcode checker above to see what the options are for your address.