Vision Fibre Media vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

Vision Fibre Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 99.43 Mbps
Average Upload 98.24 Mbps
Average Latency 1ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.57 Mbps
Average Upload 17.51 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Vision Fibre Media LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesCable
Average Speed Test Result99.43 Mbps79.57 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps73%61%
Speed Range Rank10th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank48th fastest2nd fastest

Vision Fibre Media vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Vision Fibre Media Broadband is the sixth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 8,842,047 tests performed this year, compared to Vision Fibre Media's 5,472 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, Vision Fibre Media 13th with 808.45 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Vision Fibre Media has a better broadband speed range than Virgin Media, ranking tenth nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 15th place. 73% of Vision Fibre Media's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Vision Fibre Media 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, 4% of Vision Fibre Media'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 1.3 times higher than the 17% of Vision Fibre Media's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 79% of Vision Fibre Media's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 47% of Virgin Media's.

Vision Fibre Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Vision Fibre Media vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Vision Fibre Media

LocationMedian Speed
City of London
London
99.43 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

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

Last updated: 24 Jul 2021