Beacon Broadband vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

Performance Score
Average Download 10.31 Mbps
Average Upload 2.96 Mbps
Average Latency 28ms (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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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 TypesFixed WirelessVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result10.31 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps0%35%
Speed Range Rank90th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank84th fastest2nd fastest

Beacon Broadband vs BT: Speed Comparison

Beacon Broadband is the 16th 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 Beacon Broadband's 5,473 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, Beacon Broadband 49th with 96.45 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, BT has a better broadband speed range than Beacon Broadband, ranking 52nd nationally, compared to Beacon Broadband coming in at 90th place. 0% of Beacon Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Beacon Broadband 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, 92% of Beacon Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 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 5.5 times higher than the 8% of Beacon Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Beacon Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Beacon Broadband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Beacon Broadband

LocationMedian Speed
Causeway Coast and Glens
15.86 Mbps
Derry City and Strabane
15.28 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
797.17 Mbps
Great Finborough
641.16 Mbps
Little Eaton
629.36 Mbps
Kinmel Bay and Towyn
534.89 Mbps
Bishop Wilton
East Yorkshire
519.91 Mbps
City and County of Swansea
485.12 Mbps
409.84 Mbps
Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet
370.47 Mbps
311.75 Mbps
308.66 Mbps

Beacon Broadband vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021