WightFibre vs Virgin Media:
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 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 WightFibre LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result37.1 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps41%61%
Speed Range Rank42nd best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank6th fastest2nd 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 8,874,346 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 — Virgin Media is second with 5,284.34 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than WightFibre, ranking 15th nationally, compared to WightFibre coming in at 42nd place. 41% of WightFibre's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% 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
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 Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.44 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
314.88 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

WightFibre vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

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5.00

2 Reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
2.66

444 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021