EE vs Virgin Media Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 27.37 Mbps
Average Upload 7.34 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (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)
EE Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
NameSpeedPrice 
Broadband 10MUp to 10 Mbps£22.50/moCheck Availability
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FibreUp to 50 Mbps£24.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre PlusUp to 80 Mbps£27.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre Max 100145 Mbps Average£31.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre Max 500500 Mbps Average£40.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre Max 900900 Mbps Average£49.00/moCheck Availability
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Virgin Media Broadband Plans & Prices
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Service TypesVDSL, FibreCable
Average Speed Test Result27.37 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps24%58%
Speed Range Rank64th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank4th fastest1st fastest

EE vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

EE Broadband is the seventh 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 EE's 1,098,754 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, EE eighth with 3,135.43 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 EE, ranking 19th nationally, compared to EE coming in at 64th place. 24% of EE's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

EE 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, 63% of EE'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 1.6 times lower than the 35% of EE's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 2% of EE's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

EE Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

EE vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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EE vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

EE Logo
2.99

325 Reviews
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2.59

1174 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021