Zen Internet vs Plusnet Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 48.42 Mbps
Average Upload 14.17 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 23.34 Mbps
Average Upload 6.34 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesVDSLVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result48.42 Mbps23.34 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps49%19%
Speed Range Rank45th best speed range65th best speed range
Speed Test Rank7th fastest70th fastest

Zen Internet vs Plusnet: Speed Comparison

Zen Internet Broadband is the eighth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Plusnet is the UK's fourth most tested ISP with 1,957,636 tests performed this year, compared to Zen Internet's 548,539 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Plusnet is tenth with 267.21 Mbps, Zen Internet third with 1,196.6 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 Plusnet, ranking 45th nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 65th place. 49% of Zen Internet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 19% of Plusnet's.

Zen Internet vs Plusnet: 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 Plusnet, who had 66% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 33% of Plusnet's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.4 times lower than the 46% of Zen Internet's speed test results in the same range.

Zen Internet Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

Zen Internet vs Plusnet: Performance by Location

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Zen Internet vs Plusnet: Consumer Review Comparison

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4.28

29 Reviews
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2.82

146 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021