WightFibre vs Virgin Media:
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 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result52.04 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps53%58%
Speed Range Rank25th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank26th fastest1st fastest

WightFibre vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

WightFibre Broadband is the 18th 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 WightFibre's 7,751 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, 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than WightFibre, ranking 19th nationally, compared to WightFibre coming in at 25th place. 53% of WightFibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

WightFibre 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, 61% of WightFibre'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 1.1 times lower than the 24% of WightFibre's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 16% of WightFibre's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

WightFibre Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

WightFibre vs Virgin Media: 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 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

WightFibre vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

2 Reviews
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2.59

1174 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021