Zen Internet vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 47.97 Mbps
Average Upload 14.74 Mbps
Average Latency 15ms (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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TV
Business
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 TypesVDSLVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result47.97 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps48%35%
Speed Range Rank47th best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank7th fastest2nd fastest

Zen Internet vs BT: Speed Comparison

Zen Internet Broadband is the eighth 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 Zen Internet's 594,878 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, Zen Internet third with 1,562.03 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Zen Internet has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 47th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 52nd place. 48% of Zen Internet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Zen Internet 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, 42% of Zen Internet's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than BT, who had 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 1.1 times lower than the 46% of Zen Internet's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 12% of Zen Internet's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

Zen Internet Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Zen Internet vs BT: Performance by Location

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Zen Internet vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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4.36

53 Reviews
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2.79

632 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021