Wessex Internet vs Virgin Media:
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 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result69.98 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps57%58%
Speed Range Rank28th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank38th fastest1st fastest

Wessex Internet vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Wessex Internet Broadband is the 17th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 11,780,411 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 — Virgin Media is second with 6,329.36 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Wessex Internet, ranking 19th nationally, compared to Wessex Internet coming in at 28th place. 57% of Wessex Internet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

Wessex Internet 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, 42% of Wessex Internet's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Virgin Media, who had only 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 Wessex Internet's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 41% of Wessex Internet's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Wessex Internet Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Wessex Internet vs Virgin Media: 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 Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Wessex Internet vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

Wessex Internet Logo
4.50

2 Reviews
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2.59

1174 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021