Velocity1 vs Virgin Media:
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 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result56.78 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps58%61%
Speed Range Rank41st best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank17th fastest2nd fastest

Velocity1 vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Velocity1 Broadband is the 14th 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 Velocity1's 2,581 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, 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Velocity1, ranking 15th nationally, compared to Velocity1 coming in at 41st place. 58% of Velocity1's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Velocity1 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, 30% of Velocity1's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Virgin Media, who had 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 1.2 times lower than the 27% of Velocity1's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 43% of Velocity1's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Velocity1 Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Velocity1 vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Velocity1

LocationMedian Speed
57.17 Mbps
12.65 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
486.85 Mbps
365.38 Mbps
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
342.44 Mbps
327.55 Mbps
320.44 Mbps
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