County Broadband vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 28.64 Mbps
Average Upload 17.95 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (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)
BT Broadband Plans & Prices
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Fibre
TV
Business
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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 County Broadband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFixed WirelessVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result28.64 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps39%35%
Speed Range Rank50th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank14th fastest2nd fastest

County Broadband vs BT: Speed Comparison

County Broadband is the 20th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 8,295,866 tests performed this year, compared to County Broadband's 12,921 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, County Broadband 20th with 947.36 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, County Broadband has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 50th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 39% of County Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

County Broadband 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, 70% of County Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 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 2.0 times higher than the 21% of County Broadband's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 9% of County Broadband's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

County Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

County Broadband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for County Broadband

LocationMedian Speed
Bradfield
Essex
249.66 Mbps
Nayland-with-Wissington
Suffolk
111.83 Mbps
Little Clacton
Essex
93.11 Mbps
Heybridge
Essex
79.99 Mbps
Witham
Essex
72.55 Mbps
Alderton
Suffolk
70.81 Mbps
Braintree
Essex
62.65 Mbps
Wickham Bishops
Essex
61.88 Mbps
Alphamstone
Essex
47.74 Mbps
Barnardiston
Suffolk
45.33 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
485.82 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: 04 Dec 2021