Cambridge Fibre vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

Cambridge Fibre Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 209.48 Mbps
Average Upload 186.13 Mbps
Average Latency 4ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.65 Mbps
Average Upload 17.45 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Cambridge Fibre LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result209.48 Mbps79.65 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps91%61%
Speed Range Rank1st best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank22nd fastest2nd fastest

Cambridge Fibre vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Cambridge Fibre Broadband is the most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 8,809,337 tests performed this year, compared to Cambridge Fibre's 4,535 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, 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 Virgin Media, ranking first nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 15th place. 91% of Cambridge Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Cambridge Fibre 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, 5% of Cambridge Fibre'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 1.1 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 47% of Virgin Media's.

Cambridge Fibre Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Cambridge Fibre vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Cambridge Fibre

LocationMedian Speed
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
209.52 Mbps
Ashley
Cambridgeshire
107.01 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
505.59 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.27 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
315.76 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.12 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Last updated: 23 Jul 2021