KCOM vs Plusnet Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 41.02 Mbps
Average Upload 16.26 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 22.57 Mbps
Average Upload 6.43 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (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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Plusnet Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
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NameSpeedPrice 
Unlimited FibreUp to 50 Mbps£22.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Fibre ExtraUp to 80 Mbps£24.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result41.02 Mbps22.57 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps45%18%
Speed Range Rank24th best speed range69th best speed range
Speed Test Rank25th fastest72nd fastest

KCOM vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

KCOM Broadband is the third most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Plusnet is the UK's fourth most tested ISP with 2,338,042 tests performed this year, compared to KCOM's 225,406 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, 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 Plusnet, ranking 24th nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 69th place. 45% of KCOM's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 18% of Plusnet's.

KCOM 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, 49% of KCOM'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 1.1 times higher than the 32% of KCOM's speed test results in the same range.

KCOM Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

KCOM vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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KCOM vs Plusnet: Consumer Review Comparison

KCOM Logo
4.00

1 Review
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2.85

360 Reviews
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Last updated: 04 Dec 2021