Box Broadband vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 206.68 Mbps
Average Upload 77.3 Mbps
Average Latency 3ms (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 TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result206.68 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps83%35%
Speed Range Rank4th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank36th fastest2nd 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 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to Box Broadband's 5,869 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 924.11 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 52nd 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 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 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
Greater London
280.71 Mbps
257.75 Mbps
198.98 Mbps
West Sussex
196.13 Mbps
92.49 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

Box Broadband vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021