Community Fibre vs Virgin Media Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 95.96 Mbps
Average Upload 77.49 Mbps
Average Latency 3ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result95.96 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps69%58%
Speed Range Rank10th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank3rd fastest1st 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 11,780,411 tests performed this year, compared to Community Fibre's 158,237 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 6,329.36 Mbps, Community Fibre second with 3,453.27 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 tenth nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 19th place. 69% of Community Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% 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, 21% 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

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4.60

15 Reviews
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2.59

1174 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021