Box Broadband vs Virgin Media:
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 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 Box Broadband LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result214.68 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps83%61%
Speed Range Rank4th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank32nd fastest2nd fastest

Box Broadband vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Box Broadband is the ninth 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 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 — Virgin Media is second with 5,284.34 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 Virgin Media, ranking fourth nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 15th place. 83% of Box Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Box Broadband 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, 17% of Box Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Virgin Media, who had 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 1.9 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 47% of Virgin Media's.

Box Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Box Broadband vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Box Broadband

LocationMedian Speed
452.89 Mbps
222.49 Mbps
214.84 Mbps
178.52 Mbps
West Sussex
144.59 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
486.85 Mbps
365.38 Mbps
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
342.44 Mbps
327.55 Mbps
320.44 Mbps
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

Box Broadband vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021