Broadband speed comparison – Be vs Virgin

I have just moved house, and changed internet provider to Virgin (simply because they could have the internet connected in about 2 days, which is faster than getting even a BT line installed). I did some quick speed tests to show how my old provider (Be) compares to Virgin. (Note that on Be I had their 10mbit connection as I could not get any faster because I was just too far from the exchange to get any better speeds)

Virgin speedtest

Be speedtest

Be speedtest

And in case you were wondering what a truly fast internet connection looks like, this is what I get from work (IBM Hursley – I would expect to see a seriously fast connection here)

Work internet speedtest

Work internet speedtest

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2 Responses to Broadband speed comparison – Be vs Virgin

  1. Andy says:

    I question your data – I can prove anything with a sampling of one =)

  2. Anton says:

    And a good point – Know any good tools for measuring net speed that can be scripted to run every hour for a week?

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