FibreNest vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

FibreNest Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 75.24 Mbps
Average Upload 7.76 Mbps
Average Latency 10ms (smaller is better)
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 FibreNest LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result75.24 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps69%61%
Speed Range Rank14th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank59th fastest2nd fastest

FibreNest vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

FibreNest Broadband is the second most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 8,874,346 tests performed this year, compared to FibreNest's 5,031 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, FibreNest 14th with 529.1 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, FibreNest has a better broadband speed range than Virgin Media, ranking 14th nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 15th place. 69% of FibreNest's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

FibreNest 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, 30% of FibreNest's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Virgin Media, who had 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 lower than the 23% of FibreNest's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 46% of FibreNest's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

FibreNest Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

FibreNest vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

Click to use map

Fastest locations for FibreNest

LocationMedian Speed
124.15 Mbps
90.79 Mbps
81.65 Mbps
80.09 Mbps
Bath and North East Somerset
74.97 Mbps
Argyll and Bute
60.11 Mbps
26 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
486.85 Mbps
365.38 Mbps
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
342.44 Mbps
327.55 Mbps
320.44 Mbps
Mid and East Antrim
314.88 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021