CIX vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 26.7 Mbps
Average Upload 8.23 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (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)
 CIX LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result26.7 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps29%35%
Speed Range Rank56th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank19th fastest1st fastest

CIX vs BT: Speed Comparison

CIX Broadband is the seventh 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 CIX's 54,018 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, CIX eighth with 942.04 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 CIX, ranking 49th nationally, compared to CIX coming in at 56th place. 29% of CIX's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

CIX 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, 63% of CIX's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 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 1.3 times higher than the 32% of CIX's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 5% of CIX's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 8% of BT's.

CIX Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

CIX vs BT: Performance by Location

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CIX vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

1 Review
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2.86

189 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021