KCOM vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 41.04 Mbps
Average Upload 16.27 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (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)
KCOM Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
NameSpeedPrice 
Full Fibre 175175 Mbps£24.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Full Fibre 300300 Mbps£29.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Full Fibre 500500 Mbps£39.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Full Fibre 900900 Mbps£49.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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BT Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband Only
Fibre
TV
Business
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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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result41.04 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps45%35%
Speed Range Rank24th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank25th fastest2nd fastest

KCOM vs BT: Speed Comparison

KCOM Broadband is the third 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 KCOM's 225,979 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, KCOM 19th with 941.68 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, KCOM has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 24th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 45% of KCOM's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

KCOM 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, 49% of KCOM'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 32% of KCOM's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 20% of KCOM's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

KCOM Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

KCOM vs BT: Performance by Location

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KCOM vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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4.00

1 Review
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2.79

632 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021