B4RN vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 54.84 Mbps
Average Upload 51.22 Mbps
Average Latency 15ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.64 Mbps
Average Upload 10.83 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
BT Broadband Plans & Prices
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NameSpeedPrice 
Fibre EssentialUp to 36 Mbps£27.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 1Up to 50 Mbps£28.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 2Up to 80 Mbps£32.99/moCheck Availability
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result54.84 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps53%35%
Speed Range Rank18th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank6th fastest2nd 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 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to B4RN's 13,560 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 1,785.55 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 52nd place. 53% 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 49% 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 2.2 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
Cranleigh
Surrey
93.99 Mbps
Levens
Cumbria
93.71 Mbps
Kirkby Lonsdale
Cumbria
93.22 Mbps
Sealand
Flintshire
93.14 Mbps
Nether Staveley
Cumbria
92.81 Mbps
Beetham
Cumbria
85.87 Mbps
Burton-in-Kendal
Cumbria
84.29 Mbps
Caton-with-Littledale
Lancashire
82.99 Mbps
Out Rawcliffe
Lancashire
78.81 Mbps
Sedbergh
Cumbria
65.28 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
797.17 Mbps
Great Finborough
Suffolk
641.16 Mbps
Little Eaton
Derbyshire
629.36 Mbps
Kinmel Bay and Towyn
Conwy
534.89 Mbps
Bishop Wilton
East Yorkshire
519.91 Mbps
Bishopston
City and County of Swansea
485.12 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
409.84 Mbps
Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet
Essex
370.47 Mbps
Stalmine-with-Staynall
Lancashire
311.75 Mbps
Hinxton
Cambridgeshire
308.66 Mbps

B4RN vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

1 Review
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2.79

632 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021