Cambridge Fibre vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 198.67 Mbps
Average Upload 119.64 Mbps
Average Latency 4ms (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)
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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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 Cambridge Fibre LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result198.67 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps89%35%
Speed Range Rank1st best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank28th fastest2nd fastest

Cambridge Fibre vs BT: Speed Comparison

Cambridge Fibre Broadband is the 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 Cambridge Fibre's 5,814 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, Cambridge Fibre 11th with 939.51 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Cambridge Fibre has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking first nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 89% of Cambridge Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Cambridge Fibre 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, 5% of Cambridge Fibre'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 2.1 times higher than the 20% of Cambridge Fibre's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 75% of Cambridge Fibre's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Cambridge Fibre Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Cambridge Fibre vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Cambridge Fibre

LocationMedian Speed
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
198.82 Mbps
Fulbourn
Cambridgeshire
152.55 Mbps
Soham
Cambridgeshire
124.13 Mbps
Ashley
Cambridgeshire
107.01 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
797.17 Mbps
Great Finborough
Suffolk
641.16 Mbps
Little Eaton
Derbyshire
629.36 Mbps
Kinmel Bay and Towyn
Conwy
534.89 Mbps
Bishop Wilton
East Yorkshire
519.91 Mbps
Bishopston
City and County of Swansea
485.12 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
409.84 Mbps
Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet
Essex
370.47 Mbps
Stalmine-with-Staynall
Lancashire
311.75 Mbps
Hinxton
Cambridgeshire
308.66 Mbps

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021