Velocity1 vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 56.78 Mbps
Average Upload 55.35 Mbps
Average Latency 3ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 
Velocity1
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result56.78 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps58%35%
Speed Range Rank41st best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank17th fastest1st 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 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to Velocity1's 2,581 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 41st nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 58% 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 50% 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
Brent
London
57.17 Mbps
Staveley
Derbyshire
12.65 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Poynings
West Sussex
816.62 Mbps
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
808.48 Mbps
Bircham
Norfolk
455.54 Mbps
Portglenone
Mid and East Antrim
432.43 Mbps
Chorley
Lancashire
317.22 Mbps
Froxfield and Privett
Hampshire
298.01 Mbps
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
287.53 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
284.4 Mbps
Wistow
Cambridgeshire
269.85 Mbps
Arthuret
Cumbria
264.65 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021