Spectrum Internet vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 91.03 Mbps
Average Upload 44.4 Mbps
Average Latency 12ms (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)
BT Broadband Plans & Prices
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NameSpeedPrice 
Fibre EssentialUp to 36 Mbps£27.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 1Up to 50 Mbps£28.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 2Up to 80 Mbps£32.99/moCheck Availability
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 Spectrum Internet LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result91.03 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps71%35%
Speed Range Rank8th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank30th fastest2nd fastest

Spectrum Internet vs BT: Speed Comparison

Spectrum Internet Broadband is the 26th 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 Spectrum Internet's 7,258 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, Spectrum Internet seventh with 938.84 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Spectrum Internet has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking eighth nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 71% of Spectrum Internet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Spectrum Internet 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, 15% of Spectrum Internet's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than BT, who had 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 3.5 times higher than the 12% of Spectrum Internet's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 73% of Spectrum Internet's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Spectrum Internet Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Spectrum Internet vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Spectrum Internet

LocationMedian Speed
Bristol
 
218.91 Mbps
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
144.16 Mbps
Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
121.9 Mbps
Llanfoist Fawr
Monmouthshire
98.13 Mbps
Castle
Cardiff
90.64 Mbps
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan
65.55 Mbps
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
54.04 Mbps
Stow Hill
Newport
50.53 Mbps
Bishopston
City and County of Swansea
36.95 Mbps
Long Ashton
North Somerset
31.74 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