Origin Broadband vs Plusnet Broadband

Origin Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 16.68 Mbps
Average Upload 6.01 Mbps
Average Latency 20ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 23.34 Mbps
Average Upload 6.34 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
 Origin Broadband LogoPlusnet Logo
Service TypesVDSLVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result16.68 Mbps23.34 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps8%19%
Speed Range Rank75th best speed range65th best speed range
Speed Test Rank33rd fastest70th fastest

Origin Broadband vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

Origin Broadband is the fourth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Plusnet is the UK's fourth most tested ISP with 1,957,636 tests performed this year, compared to Origin Broadband's 63,115 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Plusnet is tenth with 267.21 Mbps, Origin Broadband 15th with 920.42 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Plusnet has a better broadband speed range than Origin Broadband, ranking 65th nationally, compared to Origin Broadband coming in at 75th place. 8% of Origin Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 19% of Plusnet's.

Origin Broadband 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, 85% of Origin Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Plusnet, who had only 66% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 33% of Plusnet's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 2.2 times higher than the 15% of Origin Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Origin Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

Origin Broadband vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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Origin Broadband vs Plusnet: Consumer Review Comparison

Origin Broadband Logo
2.78

9 Reviews
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Plusnet Logo
2.82

146 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021