B4RN vs Virgin Media:
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 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result54.84 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps53%58%
Speed Range Rank18th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank6th fastest1st fastest

B4RN vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

B4RN Broadband is the 19th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 11,780,411 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 — Virgin Media is second with 6,329.36 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 Virgin Media, ranking 18th nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 19th place. 53% of B4RN's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

B4RN vs Virgin Media: 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 worse than Virgin Media, who had only 31% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 22% of Virgin Media's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.1 times higher than the 20% of B4RN's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 44% of B4RN's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

B4RN Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

B4RN vs Virgin Media: 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 Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

B4RN vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

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2.59

1174 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021