Origin Broadband vs BT Broadband

Origin Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 19.59 Mbps
Average Upload 6.31 Mbps
Average Latency 18ms (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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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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 Origin Broadband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSLVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result19.59 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps10%35%
Speed Range Rank77th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank32nd fastest2nd fastest

Origin Broadband vs BT: Speed Comparison

Origin Broadband is the fourth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 8,295,866 tests performed this year, compared to Origin Broadband's 62,940 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, Origin Broadband 15th with 932.6 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, BT has a better broadband speed range than Origin Broadband, ranking 52nd nationally, compared to Origin Broadband coming in at 77th place. 10% of Origin Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Origin Broadband 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, 85% of Origin Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 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 2.8 times higher than the 15% of Origin Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Origin Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Origin Broadband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Origin Broadband vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

Origin Broadband Logo
2.48

27 Reviews
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BT Logo
2.80

623 Reviews
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Last updated: 04 Dec 2021