WightFibre vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 52.04 Mbps
Average Upload 41.25 Mbps
Average Latency 9ms (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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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result52.04 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps53%35%
Speed Range Rank25th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank26th fastest2nd 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 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to WightFibre's 7,751 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 940.8 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 25th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 53% 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 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 1.8 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
Abbotts Ann
Hampshire
92.31 Mbps
Croydon
Greater London
78.67 Mbps
Greater London
 
77.43 Mbps
West Cowes
Isle of Wight
68.36 Mbps
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
56.04 Mbps
Horsham
West Sussex
38.97 Mbps
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
26.56 Mbps
Ryde
Isle of Wight
22.8 Mbps
Newport and Carisbrooke
Isle of Wight
20.93 Mbps
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
2.89 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

WightFibre vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

WightFibre Logo
5.00

2 Reviews
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2.79

632 Reviews
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4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021