Pine Media vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 41.73 Mbps
Average Upload 18.96 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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 Pine Media LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result41.73 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps46%58%
Speed Range Rank34th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank55th fastest1st fastest

Pine Media vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Pine Media Broadband is the third most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 11,780,411 tests performed this year, compared to Pine Media's 10,106 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Virgin Media is second with 6,329.36 Mbps, Pine Media 19th with 784.4 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Pine Media, ranking 19th nationally, compared to Pine Media coming in at 34th place. 46% of Pine Media's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

Pine Media vs Virgin Media: 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, 64% of Pine Media's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Virgin Media, who had only 31% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 22% of Virgin Media's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.2 times lower than the 27% of Pine Media's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 9% of Pine Media's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Pine Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Pine Media vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Pine Media

LocationMedian Speed
Ecclesfield
Sheffield
145.78 Mbps
Hope
Derbyshire
58.39 Mbps
Sheffield
 
58.3 Mbps
Sutton in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
43.87 Mbps
Grindleford
Derbyshire
40.49 Mbps
Bradfield
Sheffield
14.43 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021