CIX vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 27.92 Mbps
Average Upload 9.18 Mbps
Average Latency 17ms (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
TV
Business
NameSpeedPrice 
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 TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result27.92 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps33%35%
Speed Range Rank59th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank8th fastest2nd 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 8,295,866 tests performed this year, compared to CIX's 68,213 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 1,052.14 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 52nd nationally, compared to CIX coming in at 59th place. 33% 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 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 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

2 Reviews
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2.80

623 Reviews
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Last updated: 04 Dec 2021