Spitfire vs Plusnet Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 61.68 Mbps
Average Upload 19.92 Mbps
Average Latency 7ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 23.34 Mbps
Average Upload 6.34 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result61.68 Mbps23.34 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps62%19%
Speed Range Rank26th best speed range65th best speed range
Speed Test Rank25th fastest70th fastest

Spitfire vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

Spitfire Broadband is the eighth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Plusnet is the UK's fourth most tested ISP with 1,957,636 tests performed this year, compared to Spitfire's 37,388 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Plusnet is tenth with 267.21 Mbps, Spitfire 14th with 937.1 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 Plusnet, ranking 26th nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 65th place. 62% of Spitfire's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 19% of Plusnet's.

Spitfire 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, 22% of Spitfire's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Plusnet, who had 66% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 33% of Plusnet's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.4 times lower than the 46% of Spitfire's speed test results in the same range.

Spitfire Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

Spitfire vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021