WightFibre vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 37.1 Mbps
Average Upload 31.99 Mbps
Average Latency 17ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result37.1 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps41%35%
Speed Range Rank42nd best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank6th fastest1st fastest

WightFibre vs BT: Speed Comparison

WightFibre Broadband is the 18th 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 WightFibre's 7,323 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, WightFibre first with 1,657.93 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, WightFibre has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 42nd nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 41% of WightFibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

WightFibre 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, 61% of WightFibre's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 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 1.7 times higher than the 24% of WightFibre's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 16% of WightFibre's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

WightFibre Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

WightFibre vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for WightFibre

LocationMedian Speed
London
 
63.58 Mbps
West Cowes
Isle of Wight
50.76 Mbps
Horsham
West Sussex
42.71 Mbps
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
40.11 Mbps
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
25.23 Mbps
Ryde
Isle of Wight
22.21 Mbps
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
21.86 Mbps
Newport and Carisbrooke
Isle of Wight
17.98 Mbps
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
3.54 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

WightFibre vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

2 Reviews
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2.86

189 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021