B4RN vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

B4RN Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 64.37 Mbps
Average Upload 57.05 Mbps
Average Latency 15ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 B4RN LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result64.37 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps55%35%
Speed Range Rank18th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank10th fastest1st fastest

B4RN vs BT: Speed Comparison

B4RN Broadband is the 19th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to B4RN's 11,709 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — BT is first with 6,068.11 Mbps, B4RN tenth with 948.05 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, B4RN has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 18th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 55% of B4RN's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

B4RN vs BT: Performance Ranges Overview

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.


Looking at broadband performance, 37% of B4RN's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than BT, who had 50% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 42% of BT's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 2.1 times higher than the 20% of B4RN's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 44% of B4RN's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

B4RN Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

B4RN vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for B4RN

LocationMedian Speed
Levens
Cumbria
151.81 Mbps
Sealand
Flintshire
94.12 Mbps
Burton-in-Kendal
Cumbria
93.35 Mbps
Caton-with-Littledale
Lancashire
92.88 Mbps
Nether Staveley
Cumbria
92.81 Mbps
Beetham
Cumbria
92.27 Mbps
Sedbergh
Cumbria
74.04 Mbps
Syleham
Suffolk
67.81 Mbps
Haydon
Northumberland
59.94 Mbps
Kirkby Lonsdale
Cumbria
57.12 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Poynings
West Sussex
816.62 Mbps
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
808.48 Mbps
Bircham
Norfolk
455.54 Mbps
Portglenone
Mid and East Antrim
432.43 Mbps
Chorley
Lancashire
317.22 Mbps
Froxfield and Privett
Hampshire
298.01 Mbps
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
287.53 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
284.4 Mbps
Wistow
Cambridgeshire
269.85 Mbps
Arthuret
Cumbria
264.65 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021