Spitfire vs Plusnet Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 61 Mbps
Average Upload 37.06 Mbps
Average Latency 6ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 22.58 Mbps
Average Upload 6.43 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (smaller is better)
Plusnet Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
Unlimited BroadbandUp to 20 Mbps£18.99/moCheck Availability
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Unlimited FibreUp to 50 Mbps£22.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre ExtraUp to 80 Mbps£24.00/moCheck Availability
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Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result61 Mbps22.58 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps60%18%
Speed Range Rank31st best speed range69th best speed range
Speed Test Rank18th fastest72nd 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 2,343,417 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 — Plusnet is tenth with 281.94 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 Plusnet, ranking 31st nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 69th place. 60% of Spitfire's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 18% 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, 34% 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: 05 Dec 2021