Solway Communications vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 31.48 Mbps
Average Upload 9.21 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (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)
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Solway Communications
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result31.48 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps43%35%
Speed Range Rank26th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank51st fastest2nd fastest

Solway Communications vs BT: Speed Comparison

Solway Communications Broadband is the eighth 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 Solway Communications's 7,206 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, Solway Communications 18th with 849.94 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Solway Communications has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 26th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 43% of Solway Communications's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Solway Communications 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, 80% of Solway Communications's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 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 3.8 times higher than the 11% of Solway Communications's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 9% of Solway Communications's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Solway Communications Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Solway Communications vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Solway Communications

LocationMedian Speed
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
211.95 Mbps
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
150.89 Mbps
Preston
Lancashire
112.62 Mbps
Carlisle
Cumbria
94.01 Mbps
Burgh by Sands
Cumbria
92.95 Mbps
Neilston
East Renfrewshire
70.63 Mbps
Cummersdale
Cumbria
66.78 Mbps
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
47.57 Mbps
Aspatria
Cumbria
9.7 Mbps
Bewcastle
Cumbria
9.62 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

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021