Shell Energy vs Plusnet Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 10.26 Mbps
Average Upload 0.85 Mbps
Average Latency 25ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 22.58 Mbps
Average Upload 6.43 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (smaller is better)
Shell Energy Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
NameSpeedPrice 
Fast Broadband11 Mbps Average£15.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Superfast FibreUp to 50 Mbps£21.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Superfast Fibre PlusUp to 80 Mbps£21.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Plusnet Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
Business
NameSpeedPrice 
Unlimited BroadbandUp to 20 Mbps£18.99/moCheck Availability
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Unlimited FibreUp to 50 Mbps£22.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre ExtraUp to 80 Mbps£24.00/moCheck Availability
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Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result10.26 Mbps22.58 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps5%18%
Speed Range Rank84th best speed range69th best speed range
Speed Test Rank89th fastest72nd fastest

Shell Energy vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

Shell Energy Broadband is the tenth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Plusnet is the UK's fourth most tested ISP with 2,343,417 tests performed this year, compared to Shell Energy's 135,686 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Plusnet is tenth with 281.94 Mbps, Shell Energy 11th with 74.85 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Plusnet has a better broadband speed range than Shell Energy, ranking 69th nationally, compared to Shell Energy coming in at 84th place. 5% of Shell Energy's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 18% of Plusnet's.

Shell Energy vs Plusnet: 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, 83% of Shell Energy's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Plusnet, who had only 66% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 34% of Plusnet's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 2.0 times higher than the 17% of Shell Energy's speed test results in the same range.

Shell Energy Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

Shell Energy vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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Shell Energy vs Plusnet: Consumer Review Comparison

Shell Energy Logo
2.49

45 Reviews
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2.85

362 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021