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Virgin Media Holds December 2008 Broadband Speed Lead

Posted: 05th Jan, 2009 By: MarkJ
Comparison site Broadband.co.uk has released its latest anecdotal monthly broadband speed testing results for December 2008, which show that Virgin Media has continued to hold its top position with an average download of 6.073Mbps (6.311Mbps in November).

However O2 (Be Broadband) still holds a commanding lead for upstream performance with speeds of up to 0.749Mbps (0.729Mbps in November). O2 (Be Broadband) were also a close second behind Virgin Media for download performance with 5.905Mbps. We've reorganised the results into a Top 10 below:

Top 10 ISPs for Download Speed
Virgin Media - 6.073Mbps
O2 (Be Broadband) - 5.905Mbps
Sky Broadband - 3.504Mbps
TalkTalk - 2.747Mbps
Eclipse Internet - 2.621Mbps
Tiscali - 2.284Mbps
BT - 2.261Mbps
PlusNet - 2.118Mbps
AOL - 1.806Mbps
Orange - (not listed this month)

Top 10 ISPs for Upload Speed
O2 (Be Broadband) - 0.749Mbps
Virgin Media - 0.464Mbps
Sky Broadband - 0.401Mbps
TalkTalk - 0.398Mbps
Eclipse Internet - 0.370Mbps
Tiscali - 0.355Mbps
PlusNet - 0.346Mbps
BT - 0.314Mbps
AOL - 0.287Mbps
Orange - (not listed this month)

The average download speed of all UK tests combined increased for the first time since July 2008, up by 14.02% to 3.667Mbps and reversing a previous trend of monthly drops. It's not known why Orange is absent from December's list, no explanation has been given.
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