Spectrum Internet vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 92.18 Mbps
Average Upload 53.49 Mbps
Average Latency 8ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Spectrum Internet LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result92.18 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps78%35%
Speed Range Rank8th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank24th fastest1st 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 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to Spectrum Internet's 5,884 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 49th place. 78% 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 50% 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
 
224.61 Mbps
Castle
Cardiff
91.45 Mbps
Caldicot
Monmouthshire
71.75 Mbps
Stow Hill
Newport
60.94 Mbps
Cefn Fforest
Caerphilly County Borough
48.87 Mbps
Bishopston
City and County of Swansea
32.92 Mbps
Long Ashton
North Somerset
22.42 Mbps
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
14.22 Mbps
Three Crosses
City and County of Swansea
11.51 Mbps
Bedlinog
Merthyr Tydfil
10.79 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Poynings
West Sussex
816.62 Mbps
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
808.48 Mbps
Bircham
Norfolk
455.54 Mbps
Portglenone
Mid and East Antrim
432.43 Mbps
Chorley
Lancashire
317.22 Mbps
Froxfield and Privett
Hampshire
298.01 Mbps
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
287.53 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
284.4 Mbps
Wistow
Cambridgeshire
269.85 Mbps
Arthuret
Cumbria
264.65 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021