Structured Communications vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 70.86 Mbps
Average Upload 18.3 Mbps
Average Latency 6ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result70.86 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps60%58%
Speed Range Rank38th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank39th fastest1st 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 11,780,411 tests performed this year, compared to Structured Communications's 5,075 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 6,329.36 Mbps, Structured Communications 22nd with 912.7 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 19th nationally, compared to Structured Communications coming in at 38th place. 60% of Structured Communications's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% 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
Beckley and Stowood
Oxfordshire
94.57 Mbps
Ansty and Staplefield
West Sussex
89.72 Mbps
Forest Gate
Greater London
81 Mbps
Wandsworth
Greater London
73.52 Mbps
Forest Row
East Sussex
73.04 Mbps
Walsall
 
68.37 Mbps
Witley
Surrey
64.98 Mbps
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
62.23 Mbps
Birmingham
 
56.6 Mbps
Coventry
 
48.11 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Structured Communications vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

2 Reviews
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2.59

1174 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021