Glide vs Virgin Media Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 54.98 Mbps
Average Upload 48.01 Mbps
Average Latency 15ms (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)
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Service TypesCable
Average Speed Test Result54.98 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps52%58%
Speed Range Rank22nd best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank24th fastest1st fastest

Glide vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Glide Broadband is the ninth 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 Glide's 60,835 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, 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Glide, ranking 19th nationally, compared to Glide coming in at 22nd place. 52% of Glide's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

Glide 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, 38% of Glide'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 1.2 times lower than the 26% of Glide's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 35% of Glide's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Glide Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Glide vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Glide vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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3.44

9 Reviews
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2.59

1174 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021