County Broadband vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

County Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 24.43 Mbps
Average Upload 24.01 Mbps
Average Latency 15ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.57 Mbps
Average Upload 17.51 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 County Broadband LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFixed WirelessCable
Average Speed Test Result24.43 Mbps79.57 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps34%61%
Speed Range Rank50th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank11th fastest2nd 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 8,842,047 tests performed this year, compared to County Broadband's 10,677 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, 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 15th 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 61% 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

Click to use map

Fastest locations for County Broadband

LocationMedian Speed
Witham
Essex
93.46 Mbps
Nayland-with-Wissington
Suffolk
78.24 Mbps
Alderton
Suffolk
72.86 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
16.13 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
505.11 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.41 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
315.17 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Last updated: 24 Jul 2021