Pure Fibre vs Virgin Media:
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 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Pure Fibre
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result91.86 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps68%58%
Speed Range Rank20th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank12th fastest1st fastest

Pure Fibre vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Pure Fibre Broadband is the fifth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 11,780,411 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 — Virgin Media is second with 6,329.36 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Pure Fibre, ranking 19th nationally, compared to Pure Fibre coming in at 20th place. 68% of Pure Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

Pure Fibre 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, 29% of Pure Fibre's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Virgin Media, who had 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 1.2 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 47% of Virgin Media's.

Pure Fibre Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Pure Fibre vs Virgin Media: 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 Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Pure Fibre vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

Pure Fibre
5.00

3 Reviews
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2.59

1174 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021