Pure Fibre vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 91.86 Mbps
Average Upload 92.09 Mbps
Average Latency 6ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.64 Mbps
Average Upload 10.83 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
BT Broadband Plans & Prices
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NameSpeedPrice 
Fibre EssentialUp to 36 Mbps£27.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 1Up to 50 Mbps£28.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 2Up to 80 Mbps£32.99/moCheck Availability
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Pure Fibre
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result91.86 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps68%35%
Speed Range Rank20th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank12th fastest2nd fastest

Pure Fibre vs BT: Speed Comparison

Pure Fibre Broadband is the fifth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to Pure Fibre's 5,582 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 Fibre second with 948.39 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Pure Fibre has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 20th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 68% of Pure Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Pure Fibre 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, 29% of Pure Fibre's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than BT, who had 49% 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 2.3 times higher than the 18% of Pure Fibre's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 52% of Pure Fibre's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Pure Fibre Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Pure Fibre vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Pure Fibre

LocationMedian Speed
Colchester
Essex
110.95 Mbps
Hackney
Greater London
97.16 Mbps
Bicester
Oxfordshire
93.43 Mbps
Abbey Dore
Herefordshire
92.41 Mbps
Greenwich
Greater London
87.7 Mbps
Greater London
 
80.43 Mbps
Kingsclere
Hampshire
52.05 Mbps
Cranleigh
Surrey
51.21 Mbps
York
 
47.94 Mbps
Headley
Hampshire
44.97 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
797.17 Mbps
Great Finborough
Suffolk
641.16 Mbps
Little Eaton
Derbyshire
629.36 Mbps
Kinmel Bay and Towyn
Conwy
534.89 Mbps
Bishop Wilton
East Yorkshire
519.91 Mbps
Bishopston
City and County of Swansea
485.12 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
409.84 Mbps
Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet
Essex
370.47 Mbps
Stalmine-with-Staynall
Lancashire
311.75 Mbps
Hinxton
Cambridgeshire
308.66 Mbps

Pure Fibre vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

Pure Fibre
5.00

3 Reviews
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2.79

632 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021