Independent Fibre Networks vs BT Broadband


Performance Score
Average Download 54.62 Mbps
Average Upload 18.74 Mbps
Average Latency 8ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.64 Mbps
Average Upload 10.83 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
BT Broadband Plans & Prices
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NameSpeedPrice 
Fibre EssentialUp to 36 Mbps£27.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 1Up to 50 Mbps£28.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 2Up to 80 Mbps£32.99/moCheck Availability
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Independent Fibre Networks
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Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result54.62 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps53%35%
Speed Range Rank29th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank41st fastest2nd fastest

Independent Fibre Networks vs BT: Speed Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband is the fifth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to Independent Fibre Networks's 92,973 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, Independent Fibre Networks 21st with 909.27 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Independent Fibre Networks has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 29th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 53% of Independent Fibre Networks's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Independent Fibre Networks 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, 41% of Independent Fibre Networks's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than BT, who had 49% 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 1.3 times higher than the 33% of Independent Fibre Networks's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 26% of Independent Fibre Networks's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband Performance Ranges

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Independent Fibre Networks vs BT: Performance by Location

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Independent Fibre Networks vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks
3.75

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2.79

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021