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Broadband Types Available

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Standard20 Mbps1 Mbps
Superfast80 Mbps20 Mbps
Ultrafast1000 Mbps900 Mbps
MobileN/AN/A

Broadband Providers Available

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Sky80 Mbps20 Mbps
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BT80 Mbps20 Mbps
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Plusnet80 Mbps20 Mbps
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TalkTalk80 Mbps20 Mbps
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NOW Broadband80 Mbps20 Mbps
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EE80 Mbps20 Mbps
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Vodafone80 Mbps20 Mbps
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Rebel Internet80 Mbps20 Mbps
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Mobile Broadband Providers Available

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Birch is a Hamlet in Essex, Eastern, England.

The results above are for the postcode CO2 0LY in Birch, broadband availability can vary by postcode so for more exact results search for your exact postcode.

What these results mean

The table above shows what types of broadband are available in your postcode area, and gives estimated download and upload speeds for each type.

If you have a green tick for a type of broadband then it should be available to all properties in your area, an orange circle means that some of the properties in can get this service. A red cross means this type of broadband is not available in your area (though you can sign up to be notified when your area is enabled for faster broadband by filling in the form above).

Standard Broadband

Offering download speeds of up to 24Mbps, standard broadband is considered the slow by today’s standards. This type of broadband is usually delivered over a standard BT copper telephone line. The actual speed of this broadband in a postcode area is determined by how far it is from the nearest telephone exchange. The further away, the slower the maximum download speed. Upload speeds for standard broadband max out at 1Mbps, very slow indeed. The most common types of standard broadband are ADSL, ADSLMax and ADSL2+.

Superfast Broadband

The term Superfast Broadband covers a few different technologies, but what they have in common is that it covers max speeds over 24Mbps and up to 200Mbps.

The most common superfast broadband is Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) broadband which your local street cabinet that your BT copper phone line connects to is connected to a fibre optic cable which gets over the distance problems of ADSL.

Other types include some Fibre To The Property (FTTP) connections with speeds up to 200Mbps and Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds up to 200Mbps.

Ultrafast Broadband

The very fastest broadband available is ultrafast broadband, this covers any service that is 200Mbps or faster. The very fastest services over 1Gbps speeds for both downloads and uploads (that’s over 40 times faster than the very fastest standard broadband download speeds).

Almost all Ultrafast services rely on Fibre Optic technology. Most over Fibre To The Property (FTTP). Also included are Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds over 200Mbps

Mobile Broadband

As mobile technology has advanced you can now in many areas use mobile broadband as an alternative to fixed-line broadband. The very fastest 5G connections in theory could provide speeds of 1000Mbps. However, in practice at the moment we are seeing speeds of around 100 to 150Mbps from 5G mobile broadband connections.

Most mobile broadband suppliers will supply you with a special wi-fi router that acts just like the routers you get with fixed-line suppliers but which connects via the mobile network rather than a wired connection. This means that setup is very simple and quick, no need for engineers or cables to be installed. The additional bonus is that the router will be easy to move around your property should you need to, as well as be able to go with you if you move house or go on holiday (as long as coverage is good at your new location).

When you sign up with a broadband provider for a new connection they will provide you with an estimated download speed that you should expect from them.

What these results mean

The table above shows what types of broadband are available in your postcode area, and gives estimated download and upload speeds for each type.

If you have a green tick for a type of broadband then it should be available to all properties in your area, an orange circle means that some of the properties in can get this service. A red cross means this type of broadband is not available in your area (though you can sign up to be notified when your area is enabled for faster broadband by filling in the form above).

Standard Broadband

Offering download speeds of up to 24Mbps, standard broadband is considered the slow by today’s standards. This type of broadband is usually delivered over a standard BT copper telephone line. The actual speed of this broadband in a postcode area is determined by how far it is from the nearest telephone exchange. The further away, the slower the maximum download speed. Upload speeds for standard broadband max out at 1Mbps, very slow indeed. The most common types of standard broadband are ADSL, ADSLMax and ADSL2+.

Superfast Broadband

The term Superfast Broadband covers a few different technologies, but what they have in common is that it covers max speeds over 24Mbps and up to 200Mbps.

The most common superfast broadband is Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) broadband which your local street cabinet that your BT copper phone line connects to is connected to a fibre optic cable which gets over the distance problems of ADSL.

Other types include some Fibre To The Property (FTTP) connections with speeds up to 200Mbps and Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds up to 200Mbps.

Ultrafast Broadband

The very fastest broadband available is ultrafast broadband, this covers any service that is 200Mbps or faster. The very fastest services over 1Gbps speeds for both downloads and uploads (that’s over 40 times faster than the very fastest standard broadband download speeds).

Almost all Ultrafast services rely on Fibre Optic technology. Most over Fibre To The Property (FTTP). Also included are Virgin Media’s Fibre Optic services with speeds over 200Mbps

Mobile Broadband

As mobile technology has advanced you can now in many areas use mobile broadband as an alternative to fixed-line broadband. The very fastest 5G connections in theory could provide speeds of 1000Mbps. However, in practice at the moment we are seeing speeds of around 100 to 150Mbps from 5G mobile broadband connections.

Most mobile broadband suppliers will supply you with a special wi-fi router that acts just like the routers you get with fixed-line suppliers but which connects via the mobile network rather than a wired connection. This means that setup is very simple and quick, no need for engineers or cables to be installed. The additional bonus is that the router will be easy to move around your property should you need to, as well as be able to go with you if you move house or go on holiday (as long as coverage is good at your new location).

When you sign up with a broadband provider for a new connection they will provide you with an estimated download speed that you should expect from them.

Average Broadband Speeds Over Time in Birch

YearBirch AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201820.03 Mbps26.22 Mbps23.61% Slower
201933.71 Mbps31.42 Mbps7.29% Faster
202060.08 Mbps45.53 Mbps31.96% Faster
202171.14 Mbps60.62 Mbps17.35% Faster
2022103.47 Mbps84.65 Mbps22.23% Faster
2023101.84 Mbps95.77 Mbps6.34% Faster

Summary of Broadband Providers in Birch

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virtual1 Limited367.46 Mbps119.45-334.64 Mbps
2Virgin Media Limited1472.04 Mbps71.14-344.57 Mbps
3Hurricane Electric LLC109.14 Mbps102.09-106.79 Mbps
4Jisc Services Limited892.83 Mbps52.90-714.62 Mbps
5Evolving Networks Limited434.06 Mbps78.45-183.42 Mbps
6Ask4 Limited94.85 Mbps39.82-87.13 Mbps
7Tiscali UK Limited107.01 Mbps29.26-74.13 Mbps
8Cable & Wireless Access Limited71.16 Mbps52.63-68.29 Mbps
9County Broadband Ltd684.86 Mbps25.68-160.75 Mbps
10Wifinity Ltd97.82 Mbps17.42-49.03 Mbps
11British Telecommunications PLC915.45 Mbps16.24-64.26 Mbps
12TalkTalk Communications Limited893.57 Mbps4.78-37.11 Mbps
13Sky UK Limited831.12 Mbps27.14-36.55 Mbps
14EE Limited374.05 Mbps10.10-45.09 Mbps
15Gamma Network Solution Limited82.90 Mbps12.61-37.24 Mbps

Recent Speed Tests in Birch

Provider NameTimeSpeed
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 11:18:39 PM143.51 Mbps
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 11:00:15 PM685.18 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 10:56:17 PM26.93 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 10:55:51 PM21.49 Mbps
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 10:36:18 PM304.00 Mbps
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 10:17:39 PM503.13 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 9:50:13 PM46.08 Mbps
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 9:46:46 PM612.47 Mbps
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 9:45:09 PM621.51 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 9:18:19 PM33.71 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 9:16:37 PM91.31 Mbps
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 9:13:20 PM327.78 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 9:10:23 PM20.42 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 9:10:12 PM46.29 Mbps
Virgin Media Limited7/15/2024, 9:08:13 PM509.35 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 9:03:42 PM34.16 Mbps
Tiscali UK Limited7/15/2024, 9:01:41 PM17.07 Mbps
British Telecommunications PLC7/15/2024, 9:01:09 PM65.08 Mbps
Tiscali UK Limited7/15/2024, 9:00:34 PM15.60 Mbps
Tiscali UK Limited7/15/2024, 8:57:49 PM33.18 Mbps