Velocity1 vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

Performance Score
Average Download 57.73 Mbps
Average Upload 57.57 Mbps
Average Latency 3ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.64 Mbps
Average Upload 10.83 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
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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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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result57.73 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps63%35%
Speed Range Rank43rd best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank22nd fastest2nd fastest

Velocity1 vs BT: Speed Comparison

Velocity1 Broadband is the 14th 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 Velocity1's 3,826 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, Velocity1 third with 943.35 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Velocity1 has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 43rd nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 63% of Velocity1's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Velocity1 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, 30% of Velocity1'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 1.6 times higher than the 27% of Velocity1's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 43% of Velocity1's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Velocity1 Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Velocity1 vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Velocity1

LocationMedian Speed
Greater London
57.98 Mbps
14.55 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
797.17 Mbps
Great Finborough
641.16 Mbps
Little Eaton
629.36 Mbps
Kinmel Bay and Towyn
534.89 Mbps
Bishop Wilton
East Yorkshire
519.91 Mbps
City and County of Swansea
485.12 Mbps
409.84 Mbps
Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet
370.47 Mbps
311.75 Mbps
308.66 Mbps

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021