Spitfire vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 61 Mbps
Average Upload 37.06 Mbps
Average Latency 6ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

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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Fibre
TV
Business
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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 Spitfire LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result61 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps60%35%
Speed Range Rank31st best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank18th fastest2nd fastest

Spitfire vs BT: Speed Comparison

Spitfire 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 Spitfire's 39,647 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, Spitfire 14th with 945.28 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Spitfire has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 31st nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 60% of Spitfire's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Spitfire 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, 22% of Spitfire'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 1.1 times lower than the 46% of Spitfire's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 32% of Spitfire's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Spitfire Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Spitfire vs BT: Performance by Location

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021