CIX vs Plusnet 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 23.34 Mbps
Average Upload 6.34 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result26.7 Mbps23.34 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps29%19%
Speed Range Rank56th best speed range65th best speed range
Speed Test Rank19th fastest70th fastest

CIX vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

CIX Broadband is the seventh most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Plusnet is the UK's fourth most tested ISP with 1,957,636 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 — Plusnet is tenth with 267.21 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, CIX has a better broadband speed range than Plusnet, ranking 56th nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 65th place. 29% of CIX's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 19% of Plusnet's.

CIX vs Plusnet: 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 better than Plusnet, who had 66% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 33% of Plusnet's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.0 times higher than the 32% of CIX's speed test results in the same range.

CIX Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

CIX vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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CIX vs Plusnet: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

1 Review
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2.82

146 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021