Post Office Broadband vs Virgin Media Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 9.87 Mbps
Average Upload 0.84 Mbps
Average Latency 26ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Post Office Broadband LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesCable
Average Speed Test Result9.87 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps5%61%
Speed Range Rank83rd best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank89th fastest2nd fastest

Post Office Broadband vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Post Office Broadband is the tenth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 8,874,346 tests performed this year, compared to Post Office Broadband's 122,108 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 5,284.34 Mbps, Post Office Broadband 11th with 74.77 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 Post Office Broadband, ranking 15th nationally, compared to Post Office Broadband coming in at 83rd place. 5% of Post Office Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Post Office Broadband 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, 83% of Post Office Broadband'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 1.3 times higher than the 17% of Post Office Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Post Office Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Post Office Broadband vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Post Office Broadband vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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2.40

20 Reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
2.66

444 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021