Box Broadband vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 214.68 Mbps
Average Upload 59.32 Mbps
Average Latency 4ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Box Broadband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result214.68 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps83%35%
Speed Range Rank4th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank32nd fastest1st fastest

Box Broadband vs BT: Speed Comparison

Box Broadband is the ninth 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 Box Broadband's 4,486 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, Box Broadband fifth with 923.37 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Box Broadband has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking fourth nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 83% of Box Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Box 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, 17% of Box Broadband'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 3.6 times higher than the 12% of Box Broadband's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 71% of Box Broadband's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Box Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Box Broadband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Box Broadband

LocationMedian Speed
London
 
452.89 Mbps
Esher
Surrey
222.49 Mbps
Staines-upon-Thames
Surrey
214.84 Mbps
Cranleigh
Surrey
178.52 Mbps
Horsham
West Sussex
144.59 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

Box Broadband vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

Box Broadband Logo
5.00

1 Review
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2.86

189 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021