Community Fibre vs Virgin Media Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 94.05 Mbps
Average Upload 70.54 Mbps
Average Latency 3ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 79.65 Mbps
Average Upload 17.45 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Community Fibre LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result94.05 Mbps79.65 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps70%61%
Speed Range Rank12th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank4th fastest2nd fastest

Community Fibre vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Community Fibre Broadband is the sixth 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 Community Fibre's 94,350 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, 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 Virgin Media, ranking 12th nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 15th place. 70% of Community Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Community 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, 22% of Community 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 21% of Community Fibre's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 58% of Community Fibre's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 47% of Virgin Media's.

Community Fibre Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Community Fibre vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Community Fibre vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

Community Fibre Logo
4.83

6 Reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
2.66

436 Reviews
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Last updated: 23 Jul 2021