Plusnet vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 23.34 Mbps
Average Upload 6.34 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Plusnet LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result23.34 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps19%35%
Speed Range Rank65th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank70th fastest1st fastest

Plusnet vs BT: Speed Comparison

Plusnet Broadband is the fourth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to Plusnet's 1,957,636 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, Plusnet tenth with 267.21 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 Plusnet, ranking 49th nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 65th place. 19% of Plusnet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Plusnet 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, 66% of Plusnet's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 50% 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 1.3 times higher than the 33% of Plusnet's speed test results in the same range.

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet vs BT: Performance by Location

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Plusnet vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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2.82

146 Reviews
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2.85

188 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021