Broadband in Birmingham
Broadband in Birmingham is in great shape, and it is certain to keep getting better and better in the coming years. As the UK’s second city it benefits from a number of initiatives to make sure that its residents are able to harness the full power of the digital age.
Birmingham broadband availability is incredibly high. In fact, few regions of the UK enjoy such excellent coverage in terms of fixed line broadband, fibre optic broadband and mobile broadband. Again, this is down in no small part to the million+ people that call the Second City home, plus the hundreds of thousands who regularly work in Birmingham, or visit it recreationally.
Fibre optic broadband rollout continues to increase the already excellent availability for the very fastest Internet access system, while mobile broadband availability too is mostly excellent due to the sheer number of transmitters within the Birmingham area. Traditional fixed line broadband is also very widely available thanks to an extensive phone network and the unbundled status of many of the Birmingham's local telephone exchanges.
With regard to broadband providers in Birmingham you may well find yourself spoilt for choice. As with most major urban areas of the UK there’s a very wide selection of Birmingham broadband providers for you to choose from. These providers include, but are not limited to, BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Plusnet. These providers and several others are each able to offer their broadband services to thousands upon thousands of Birmingham residents.
Perhaps the most successful of all Birmingham broadband providers is BT. Thanks to owning and operating the principal telephone network in the Birmingham, BT is able to provide many of its most popular broadband packages across huge swathes of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands. These packages include standard home broadband which is carried across the telephone network and BT Infinity, the up to 76Mb fibre optic broadband service which is reaching new areas of Birmingham all the time.
Another provider with excellent broadband availability in Birmingham is Sky. The satellite broadcaster is able to offer standard broadband averaging 10Mbps across much of the city and surrounding area. You can choose to bundle Sky TV with Sky broadband and a call plan, including Sky fibre, which averages up to 58Mbps where available.
Virgin Media Broadband
Virgin Media’s fibre optic network is quite extensive in Birmingham and the surrounding area. This means that many thousands of Birmingham residents have their choice of the cable operator’s full range of services including cable TV, home phone and broadband. In many areas of Birmingham, Virgin can provide up to 50, 100, 200 and 350Mbps fibre optic broadband. All Virgin Media fibre optic broadband packages include an unlimited monthly download allowance.
Fibre broadband rollout
Fibre broadband in Birmingham is very widespread due to a number of reasons, including the high population density and the high number of national and international businesses that operate out of Birmingham. As such Birmingham has long been at the forefront of new communications technologies, including fibre optic broadband. As mentioned above, Virgin Media has an excellent presence in the area and BT fibre rollout in Birmingham is also continuing apace.
As there is so much choice in regards to broadband in Birmingham it’s impossible to single out any one provider or package as offering the best broadband in Birmingham. Different internet users have different needs in terms of download speed and usage allowance. In short, whatever you do online, however much data you download, and whatever you need from your Birmingham broadband package you can be sure that you’ll have a range of providers and packages to choose from.
Areas with high availability
The areas of Birmingham listed below have high or very high broadband availability. You can check exactly which providers and packages are available in your area of Birmingham, and find out your estimated broadband line speed, by using our postcode checker a the top of this page.
B1, B2, B3 & B4 Ladywood, B5 Digbeth & Lee Bank, B15 Edgbaston, B11 Sparkbrook, B9 Bordesely Green, B7 Saltley, B34 & B36 Hodge Hill, B8 Washwood Heath, B13 Moseley, B14 Kings Heath & Druids Heath, B6 Aston, B18 Hockley, B18 Winson Green.
B74 Four Oaks/Mere Green, B75 Sutton Coldfield, B72 Tudor Hill, B76 New Hall Manor, B75 Falcon Lodge, B73 Boldmere, B73 New Oscott, B72 Wylde Green, B76 Walmley & Minworth, B44 Kingstanding, B23 & B24 Erdington, B24 & B35 Tyburn, B24 Stockland Green.
B43 & B44 Great Barr, B42 Perry Beeches, B43 Queslett, B20 Handsworth Wood, B21 Handsworth, B70 & B71 West Bromwich, B20 Handsworth Park, B21 Soho, B17 Harborne, B32 & B15 Quinton, B65 Rowley Regis, B66 & B67 Smethwick.
B32 Bartley Green, B29 Weoley & Weoley Castle, B30 Bournville, B14 Brandwood, B13 Billesley, B38 Kings Norton, B31 Northfield, B31 Longbridge, B29 & B32 California, B90 Shirley, B80 Studley, B96, B97 & B98 Redditch.
B34, B35 & B36 Hodge Hill, B34 Shard End, B27 South Yardley, B27 Acocks green, B26 Yardley, B13 Springfield, B28 Hall Green, B33 Stechford, B33 Kitts Green, B26 Sheldon.