Pure Broadband vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

Pure Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 14 Mbps
Average Upload 13.06 Mbps
Average Latency 17ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Pure Broadband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result14 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps30%35%
Speed Range Rank52nd best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank21st fastest1st fastest

Pure Broadband vs BT: Speed Comparison

Pure Broadband is the 28th 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 Pure Broadband's 2,692 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, Pure Broadband 25th with 939.63 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 Pure Broadband, ranking 49th nationally, compared to Pure Broadband coming in at 52nd place. 30% of Pure Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Pure Broadband 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, 97% of Pure Broadband'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 16.1 times higher than the 3% of Pure Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Pure Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Pure Broadband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Pure Broadband

LocationMedian Speed
Stoke-on-Trent
 
97.57 Mbps
Warmsworth
Doncaster
82.19 Mbps
Barton-upon-Humber
North Lincolnshire
10.61 Mbps
Hull
 
8.11 Mbps
Manchester
 
6.34 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Poynings
West Sussex
816.62 Mbps
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
808.48 Mbps
Bircham
Norfolk
455.54 Mbps
Portglenone
Mid and East Antrim
432.43 Mbps
Chorley
Lancashire
317.22 Mbps
Froxfield and Privett
Hampshire
298.01 Mbps
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
287.53 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
284.4 Mbps
Wistow
Cambridgeshire
269.85 Mbps
Arthuret
Cumbria
264.65 Mbps

Pure Broadband vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

Pure Broadband Logo
3.33

3 Reviews
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4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
BT Logo
2.85

188 Reviews
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4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021