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Check out how our fibre broadband speeds compare to our competitors.

The UK’s fastest widely available broadband

Based on comparison of fastest widely available Virgin Media services versus widely available services from other internet providers. Availability determined by household penetration.

Legal: UK's fastest widely available broadband: Virgin Media Gig1 (average download speed 1,130Mbps) vs fastest widely available average download speeds of UK internet service providers.

Last Updated: 23.12.2021

Provider / Package Speed Availability (premises)  
Virgin Media Gig1 1,130Mbps 15.5 million Source - Page 4
BT Full Fibre 900 910Mbps 5.165 million Source - Page 9
BT Full Fibre 900 900Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
BT Full Fibre 500 500Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
BT Ultrafast Fibre 250 300Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
BT Ultrafast Fibre 100 145Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
BT Fibre 2 67Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
Sky Broadband Ultrafast 145Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus 500Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
Sky Broadband Superfast 59Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
TalkTalk Fibre 1GB 900Mbps 6.78 million Source - Page 9 Source
TalkTalk Fibre 500 – Data only 500Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
TalkTalk Fibre 150 - Data only 147Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
TalkTalk Fibre 150 145Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
TalkTalk Faster Fibre Speed Boost 67Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
EE Fibre Max 900 900Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
EE Fibre Max 300 300Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
EE Fibre Max 100 145Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
EE Fibre Plus Broadband 67Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
Vodafone Gigafast Broadband 900 910Mbps 6.78 million Source - Page 9 Source
Vodafone Gigafast Broadband 500 500Mbps 6.78 million Source - Page 9 Source
Vodafone Gigafast Broadband 200 200Mbps 6.78 million Source - Page 9 Source
Vodafone Gigafast Broadband 100 100Mbps 6.78 million Source - Page 9 Source
Vodafone Superfast 2 63Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra 66Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
Shell Energy 290Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
Shell Energy 140Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
Shell Energy 290Mbps 7.996 million Source - Page 9
Shell Energy 140Mbps 7.996 million Source - Page 9
Shell Energy 67Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
Zen Internet 900Mbps 5.78million Source - Page 9
Zen Internet 500Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
Zen Internet 67Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9

Our fastest widely available average speeds are over 16x faster than BT and Sky’s

Based on fastest widely available advertised average download speeds (Virgin Media Gig 1 average speed 1,130Mbps vs average speed 67Mbps for BT Fibre 2 Unlimited and 59Mbps for Sky Broadband Superfast)

Provider / Package Speed Availability (premises)  
Virgin Media Gig1 1,130Mbps 15.5 million Source
BT Fibre 2 67Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
BT Full Fibre 900 910Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
BT Full Fibre 500 500Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9
BT Ultrafast Fibre 250 300Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
BT Ultrafast Fibre 100 145Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
Sky Broadband Superfast 59Mbps 28.873 million Source - Page 9
Sky Ultrafast 145Mbps 8.611 million Source - Page 9
Sky Ultrafast Plus 500Mbps 5.78 million Source - Page 9