Wessex Internet vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 69.98 Mbps
Average Upload 30.38 Mbps
Average Latency 6ms (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)
BT Broadband Plans & Prices
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NameSpeedPrice 
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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 Wessex Internet LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result69.98 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps57%35%
Speed Range Rank28th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank38th fastest2nd 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 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to Wessex Internet's 12,096 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 923.94 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 28th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 57% 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 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 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
Wincanton
Somerset
94.34 Mbps
Alton
Hampshire
93.19 Mbps
Greater London
 
92.09 Mbps
Abbas and Templecombe
Somerset
76.44 Mbps
Lytchett Minster and Upton
Dorset
73.18 Mbps
Iwerne Courtney or Shroton
Dorset
56.37 Mbps
Blandford Forum
Dorset
45.06 Mbps
Bourton
Dorset
43.92 Mbps
Okeford Fitzpaine
Dorset
41.94 Mbps
Sturminster Marshall
Dorset
39.01 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
797.17 Mbps
Great Finborough
Suffolk
641.16 Mbps
Little Eaton
Derbyshire
629.36 Mbps
Kinmel Bay and Towyn
Conwy
534.89 Mbps
Bishop Wilton
East Yorkshire
519.91 Mbps
Bishopston
City and County of Swansea
485.12 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
409.84 Mbps
Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet
Essex
370.47 Mbps
Stalmine-with-Staynall
Lancashire
311.75 Mbps
Hinxton
Cambridgeshire
308.66 Mbps

Wessex Internet vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

Wessex Internet Logo
4.50

2 Reviews
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1 star
BT Logo
2.79

632 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021