Structured Communications vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 69.81 Mbps
Average Upload 17.98 Mbps
Average Latency 7ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Structured Communications LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result69.81 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps61%61%
Speed Range Rank35th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank41st fastest2nd fastest

Structured Communications vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Structured Communications Broadband is the 24th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 8,874,346 tests performed this year, compared to Structured Communications's 5,507 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Virgin Media is second with 5,284.34 Mbps, Structured Communications 22nd with 893.19 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Structured Communications, ranking 15th nationally, compared to Structured Communications coming in at 35th place. 61% of Structured Communications's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Structured Communications vs Virgin Media: 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, 37% of Structured Communications's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Virgin Media, who had only 31% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 22% of Virgin Media's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 2.8 times lower than the 62% of Structured Communications's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 2% of Structured Communications's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Structured Communications Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Structured Communications vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Structured Communications

LocationMedian Speed
Ansty and Staplefield
West Sussex
86.86 Mbps
Forest Gate
London
77.39 Mbps
Wandsworth
London
73.41 Mbps
Forest Row
East Sussex
72.19 Mbps
Witley
Surrey
56.98 Mbps
Kensington
London
49.25 Mbps
Walsall
 
48.79 Mbps
Coventry
 
48.11 Mbps
Remenham
Wokingham
29.88 Mbps
Crawley
West Sussex
26.42 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.44 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
314.88 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021