We have collected the following links to resources hosted on third-party websites which we believe you may find useful. Solihull and Warwickshire councils are not responsible for the content of these links or the content of any third-party websites. Users visit these links at their own risk.

Benefits of Superfast Broadband

Broadband speed and availability checkers

For impartial information:

You can also use various comparison websites to check this – we’ve listed a few below. Please remember that comparison sites work by receiving a commission from the ISPs and may not list all of the available options. Therefore you may want to try several such sites before making a decision:

  • – service that provides members of the public with information about the telecommunication services that can be accessed in their area.
  • BT Broadband Availability Checker – a BT broadband availability checker which provides a provisional check of your ability to receive reliable broadband services.
  • – Ofcom accredited broadband, phone and TV comparison website that uses a postcode checker tool to help users find the best deals in their local areas.
  • – compare UK broadband supplier prices and deals.
  • – Ofcom accredited broadband, phone and TV comparison service offering lots of information on broadband including  a selection of useful guides.
  • – A next generation comparison service focussed on address-level accuracy.  Address level look-ups are essential because they are the only way to accurately predict actual availability and speeds.
  • – Comparison service for UK broadband supplier prices and deals. Also provides a number of useful guides and broadband tools.
  • – provides free impartial, expert advice on broadband, TV and phone deals to UK consumers.





  • The Final Third First Campaign – a campaign and blog to bring broadband to rural areas.
  • – the industry-government forum for tackling strategic issues across the converging broadband value chain.
  • – the UK online centres network was set up by government in 1999 to provide public access to computers.
  • Broadband Delivery UK – BDUK was created as a delivery vehicle for the government’s policies on broadband.
  • – the main UK governmental website giving access to a wide range of online services.

Troubleshooting Broadband

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