Wessex Internet vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 72.73 Mbps
Average Upload 21.88 Mbps
Average Latency 5ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Wessex Internet LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result72.73 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps56%35%
Speed Range Rank31st best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank39th fastest1st fastest

Wessex Internet vs BT: Speed Comparison

Wessex Internet Broadband is the 17th 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 Wessex Internet's 11,077 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, Wessex Internet 23rd with 905.51 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Wessex Internet has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 31st nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 56% of Wessex Internet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Wessex Internet 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, 42% of Wessex Internet'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 2.5 times higher than the 17% of Wessex Internet's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 41% of Wessex Internet's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Wessex Internet Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Wessex Internet vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Wessex Internet

LocationMedian Speed
Alton
Hampshire
93.25 Mbps
London
 
91.72 Mbps
Wincanton
Somerset
86.72 Mbps
Leatherhead
Surrey
81.31 Mbps
Abbas and Templecombe
Somerset
69.83 Mbps
Bruton
Somerset
64.92 Mbps
Lytchett Minster and Upton
Dorset
59.49 Mbps
Bourton
Dorset
51.24 Mbps
Iwerne Courtney or Shroton
Dorset
48.76 Mbps
Blandford Forum
Dorset
35.21 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

Wessex Internet vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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4.50

2 Reviews
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2.85

188 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021