What broadband can I get in Coventry?
The small West Midlands city of Coventry has a lot to offer: a cathedral, a transport museum, Coombe Abbey, and two universities. It’s also jam packed full of business and industry - which needs some pretty speedy broadband.
Like all UK cities, Coventry is covered by BT (www.bt.com), including decent fibre optic coverage from BT Infinity too. And thanks to the Openreach network, you may also be able to get a package from Sky (www.sky.com), Plusnet (www.plus.net), TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk), or Fuel (www.fuelbroadband.co.uk).
There’s a fair bit of coverage from Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) too, though you won’t find it absolutely everywhere. Its network is mostly in the north of the city, extending from the city centre up as far as Longford. Still, it’s pretty wide-reaching, covering most of the area between Allesley and Coombe Country Park. South of the centre, however, there’s very little.
Download speeds across Coventry are mostly fine, but there are quite a few not-spots. Speeds on ADSL lines are 8Mb and above for the most part, though you’ll find some dodgy areas in Binley, Edgewick, Allesley, and the area around the University of Warwick, where speeds struggle to reach 8Mb. Thankfully, most of those areas are covered by fibre optic broadband as well, which sees consistent speeds of 24Mb and above, though some parts of Finham and Hearsall are still iffy.
The broadband speeds and packages you can get aren’t just affected by the area of Coventry you live in - things like your neighbourhood, local street cabinet, and distance from an exchange can all make a difference. Use the postcode checker above to see exactly what’s available to you.