Community Fibre vs Plusnet Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 94.05 Mbps
Average Upload 71.21 Mbps
Average Latency 3ms (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)
 Community Fibre LogoPlusnet Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result94.05 Mbps23.34 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps70%19%
Speed Range Rank12th best speed range65th best speed range
Speed Test Rank4th fastest70th fastest

Community Fibre vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

Community Fibre Broadband is the sixth 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 Community Fibre's 95,168 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, Community Fibre second with 2,808.21 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Community Fibre has a better broadband speed range than Plusnet, ranking 12th nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 65th place. 70% of Community Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 19% of Plusnet's.

Community Fibre 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, 22% of Community Fibre'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 1.6 times higher than the 21% of Community Fibre's speed test results in the same range.

Community Fibre Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

Community Fibre vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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Community Fibre vs Plusnet: Consumer Review Comparison

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4.86

7 Reviews
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2.82

146 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021