Pure Fibre vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 93 Mbps
Average Upload 92.1 Mbps
Average Latency 6ms (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)
 
Pure Fibre
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result93 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps75%35%
Speed Range Rank17th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank9th fastest1st 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 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to Pure Fibre's 5,499 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 17th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 75% 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 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 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
112.4 Mbps
Tadley
Hampshire
99.93 Mbps
Hackney
London
96.28 Mbps
Bicester
Oxfordshire
93.47 Mbps
Greenwich
London
81.51 Mbps
York
 
74.85 Mbps
Kingsclere
Hampshire
73.06 Mbps
London
 
72.78 Mbps
Abbey Dore
Herefordshire
51.52 Mbps
Headley
Hampshire
47.37 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 Fibre vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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2.85

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021