iDNET vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 47.37 Mbps
Average Upload 18.15 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 iDNET LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result47.37 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps46%61%
Speed Range Rank46th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank26th fastest2nd fastest

iDNET vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

iDNET Broadband is the tenth 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 iDNET's 26,414 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, iDNET ninth with 935.33 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 iDNET, ranking 15th nationally, compared to iDNET coming in at 46th place. 46% of iDNET's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

iDNET 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, 39% of iDNET'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 2.2 times lower than the 49% of iDNET's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 12% of iDNET's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

iDNET Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

iDNET vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for iDNET

LocationMedian Speed
Bradford
 
587.69 Mbps
Spalding
Lincolnshire
178.83 Mbps
Bath
Bath and North East Somerset
147.85 Mbps
Aspley Guise
Central Bedfordshire
135.33 Mbps
Solihull
 
132.98 Mbps
Newport Pagnell
Milton Keynes
103.31 Mbps
Billericay
Essex
76.5 Mbps
Sandwell
 
72.62 Mbps
Ampthill
Central Bedfordshire
72.49 Mbps
Wootton
Oxfordshire
70.51 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.44 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
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

iDNET vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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2.00

1 Review
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Virgin Media Logo
2.66

444 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021