County Broadband vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

County Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 24.43 Mbps
Average Upload 23.36 Mbps
Average Latency 15ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 County Broadband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFixed WirelessVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result24.43 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps34%35%
Speed Range Rank50th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank11th fastest1st 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 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to County Broadband's 10,706 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, BT has a better broadband speed range than County Broadband, ranking 49th nationally, compared to County Broadband coming in at 50th place. 34% 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 50% 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
Witham
Essex
93.46 Mbps
Nayland-with-Wissington
Suffolk
78.24 Mbps
Alderton
Suffolk
72.84 Mbps
Braintree
Essex
62.68 Mbps
Wickham Bishops
Essex
60.68 Mbps
Barnardiston
Suffolk
43.97 Mbps
Colchester
Essex
32.03 Mbps
Mayland
Essex
30.09 Mbps
Aldham
Essex
24.43 Mbps
Castle Hedingham
Essex
16.15 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Poynings
West Sussex
816.62 Mbps
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
808.48 Mbps
Bircham
Norfolk
455.54 Mbps
Portglenone
Mid and East Antrim
432.43 Mbps
Chorley
Lancashire
317.22 Mbps
Froxfield and Privett
Hampshire
298.01 Mbps
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
287.53 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
284.4 Mbps
Wistow
Cambridgeshire
269.85 Mbps
Arthuret
Cumbria
264.65 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021