Independent Fibre Networks vs Virgin Media Broadband


Performance Score
Average Download 51.85 Mbps
Average Upload 18.9 Mbps
Average Latency 9ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 
Independent Fibre Networks
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Service TypesCable
Average Speed Test Result51.85 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps51%61%
Speed Range Rank27th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank36th fastest2nd fastest

Independent Fibre Networks vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband is the fifth 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 Independent Fibre Networks's 69,442 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, 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Independent Fibre Networks, ranking 15th nationally, compared to Independent Fibre Networks coming in at 27th place. 51% of Independent Fibre Networks's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Independent Fibre Networks 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, 41% of Independent Fibre Networks'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 1.5 times lower than the 33% of Independent Fibre Networks's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 26% of Independent Fibre Networks's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Independent Fibre Networks vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Independent Fibre Networks vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks
4.50

2 Reviews
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2.66

444 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021