Origin Broadband vs Plusnet Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 19.6 Mbps
Average Upload 6.32 Mbps
Average Latency 18ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 22.58 Mbps
Average Upload 6.43 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (smaller is better)
Plusnet Broadband Plans & Prices
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NameSpeedPrice 
Unlimited BroadbandUp to 20 Mbps£18.99/moCheck Availability
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Unlimited FibreUp to 50 Mbps£22.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre ExtraUp to 80 Mbps£24.00/moCheck Availability
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 Origin Broadband LogoPlusnet Logo
Service TypesVDSLVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result19.6 Mbps22.58 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps10%18%
Speed Range Rank76th best speed range69th best speed range
Speed Test Rank32nd fastest72nd 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 2,343,417 tests performed this year, compared to Origin Broadband's 63,057 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, 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, Plusnet has a better broadband speed range than Origin Broadband, ranking 69th nationally, compared to Origin Broadband coming in at 76th place. 10% of Origin Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 18% 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, 34% 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
2.48

27 Reviews
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2.85

362 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021