Be Broadband Triumphs, BT Named & Shamed
A survey of broadband speeds throughout the UK has led to an interesting conclusion: most of us simply aren't receiving the speeds we deserve. And more importantly, the speeds that most ISPs advertise. The study, conducted by Pando Networks, has polled over 400,000 subjects and listed the nation's service providers in order of their average speeds. We've got the full details after the break.
According to nearly half a million UK citizens, the average broadband speed in Britain is a middling 481KBps - with Brighton boasting the fastest average speed of 1,010KBps. At the other end of the scale, Stanford on Avon clocks in at a sluggish 130KBps. Their findings have been posted as an interactive map, which is well worth checking out.
What's more interesting, however, is that the main UK ISPs were ranked by the speeds they provide. Be Broadband tops the list with a 594KBps average download speed... but British Telecom has been outed as offering a pathetic average of 399KBps. Not only that, but only an estimated 70% of downloads actually complete for BT subscribers; a damning figure compared to BT Customers, it might be time to shop around.
- Be Broadband: 594KBps
- Virgin: 552KBps
- Sky: 534KBps
- Entanet: 465KBp
- TalkTalk: 450KBps
- BT: 399KBps
So, now you've got raw figures to back you up (or shut you up) when you claim that your laggy internet is to blame for shocking FPS fails. You can read the full report here, in case you're interested.