County Broadband vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 28.52 Mbps
Average Upload 17.92 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (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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 County Broadband LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFixed WirelessCable
Average Speed Test Result28.52 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps39%58%
Speed Range Rank50th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank14th fastest1st fastest

County Broadband vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

County Broadband is the 20th 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 County Broadband's 12,960 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, 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than County Broadband, ranking 19th nationally, compared to County Broadband coming in at 50th place. 39% of County Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

County Broadband 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, 70% of County Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Virgin Media, who had only 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 County Broadband's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 9% of County Broadband's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

County Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

County Broadband vs Virgin Media: 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
70.8 Mbps
Braintree
Essex
62.68 Mbps
Wickham Bishops
Essex
61.88 Mbps
Alphamstone
Essex
47.74 Mbps
Barnardiston
Suffolk
45.33 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021