Boundless Networks vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 21.97 Mbps
Average Upload 6.49 Mbps
Average Latency 30ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 
Boundless Networks
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Service TypesFixed WirelessCable
Average Speed Test Result21.97 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps11%61%
Speed Range Rank71st best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank68th fastest2nd fastest

Boundless Networks vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Boundless Networks Broadband is the 15th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 8,874,346 tests performed this year, compared to Boundless Networks's 10,063 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 5,284.34 Mbps, Boundless Networks 27th with 269.47 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Boundless Networks, ranking 15th nationally, compared to Boundless Networks coming in at 71st place. 11% of Boundless Networks's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Boundless Networks 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, 76% of Boundless Networks'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 1.0 times lower than the 22% of Boundless Networks's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 1% of Boundless Networks's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Boundless Networks Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Boundless Networks vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Boundless Networks

LocationMedian Speed
Annan
Dumfries and Galloway
67.78 Mbps
Leyland
Lancashire
40.79 Mbps
Maxwellheugh
Scottish Borders
34.42 Mbps
Out Rawcliffe
Lancashire
33.89 Mbps
Steeton with Eastburn
Bradford
33.19 Mbps
Freckleton
Lancashire
33.09 Mbps
Beckwithshaw
North Yorkshire
31.33 Mbps
Skelmersdale
Lancashire
29.75 Mbps
Rainford
St Helens
27.81 Mbps
Thornthwaite with Padside
North Yorkshire
26.35 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.44 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
314.88 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Boundless Networks vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

Boundless Networks
5.00

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2.66

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021