Glide vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 52.93 Mbps
Average Upload 45.71 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Glide LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result52.93 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps51%35%
Speed Range Rank22nd best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank20th fastest1st fastest

Glide vs BT: Speed Comparison

Glide Broadband is the ninth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to Glide's 30,336 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, Glide 13th with 941.78 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Glide has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 22nd nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 51% of Glide's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Glide 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, 38% of Glide's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than BT, who had 50% 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 1.6 times higher than the 26% of Glide's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 35% of Glide's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Glide Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Glide vs BT: Performance by Location

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Glide vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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3.00

2 Reviews
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1 star
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2.86

189 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021