FastNet vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 29.78 Mbps
Average Upload 6.6 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (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)
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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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 FastNet LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result29.78 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps22%35%
Speed Range Rank60th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank23rd fastest2nd fastest

FastNet vs BT: Speed Comparison

FastNet Broadband is the 25th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to FastNet's 8,142 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, FastNet 17th with 942.13 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 FastNet, ranking 52nd nationally, compared to FastNet coming in at 60th place. 22% of FastNet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

FastNet 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, 81% of FastNet'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 3.0 times higher than the 14% of FastNet's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 5% of FastNet's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 8% of BT's.

FastNet Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

FastNet vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for FastNet

LocationMedian Speed
Kensington
Greater London
93.47 Mbps
Greater London
 
79.81 Mbps
Redbridge
Greater London
71.47 Mbps
Waltham Forest
Greater London
68.53 Mbps
Chorleywood
Hertfordshire
64.61 Mbps
Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex
61.04 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
55.55 Mbps
Newhaven
East Sussex
51.26 Mbps
Chandler's Ford
Hampshire
44.46 Mbps
Rotherfield
East Sussex
39.31 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
485.12 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: 05 Dec 2021