Pure Fibre vs Virgin Media:
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 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 
Pure Fibre
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result93 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps75%61%
Speed Range Rank17th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank9th fastest2nd 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 8,874,346 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 — Virgin Media is second with 5,284.34 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 15th nationally, compared to Pure Fibre coming in at 17th place. 75% of Pure Fibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% 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
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 Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.44 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
314.88 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Pure Fibre vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

Pure Fibre
5.00

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2.66

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021