iDNET vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 50.33 Mbps
Average Upload 18.25 Mbps
Average Latency 10ms (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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 iDNET LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result50.33 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps50%58%
Speed Range Rank44th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank21st fastest1st 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 11,780,411 tests performed this year, compared to iDNET's 25,836 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, iDNET ninth with 943.62 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 19th nationally, compared to iDNET coming in at 44th place. 50% of iDNET's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% 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
 
830.44 Mbps
Northwich
Cheshire
420.16 Mbps
Spalding
Lincolnshire
414.92 Mbps
Camberley
Surrey
196.1 Mbps
Bath
Bath and North East Somerset
148.35 Mbps
Greater London
 
86.68 Mbps
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
78.9 Mbps
Billericay
Essex
76.87 Mbps
Ampthill
Central Bedfordshire
73.83 Mbps
Sandwell
 
72.9 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

iDNET vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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2.00

2 Reviews
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1 star
Virgin Media Logo
2.59

1174 Reviews
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4 star
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021