Independent Fibre Networks vs Plusnet 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 22.58 Mbps
Average Upload 6.43 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (smaller is better)
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NameSpeedPrice 
Unlimited BroadbandUp to 20 Mbps£18.99/moCheck Availability
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Unlimited FibreUp to 50 Mbps£22.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre ExtraUp to 80 Mbps£24.00/moCheck Availability
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Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result54.62 Mbps22.58 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps53%18%
Speed Range Rank29th best speed range69th best speed range
Speed Test Rank41st fastest72nd fastest

Independent Fibre Networks vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband is the fifth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Plusnet is the UK's fourth most tested ISP with 2,343,417 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 — Plusnet is tenth with 281.94 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 Plusnet, ranking 29th nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 69th place. 53% of Independent Fibre Networks's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 18% of Plusnet's.

Independent Fibre Networks vs Plusnet: 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 Plusnet, who had 66% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 34% of Plusnet's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.0 times higher than the 33% of Independent Fibre Networks's speed test results in the same range.

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband Performance Ranges

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Independent Fibre Networks vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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Independent Fibre Networks vs Plusnet: Consumer Review Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks
3.75

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2.85

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021