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Virgin Media Extends November 2008 Broadband Speed Lead

Posted: 01st Dec, 2008 By: MarkJ
Comparison site Broadband.co.uk has released its latest anecdotal monthly broadband speed testing results for November, which show that Virgin Media has extended its top position with an average download of 6.311Mbps (5.77Mbps in October). However O2 (Be Broadband) still holds a commanding lead for upstream performance with speeds of 0.729Mbps (0.773Mbps in October).

Interestingly Orange UK has seen its average speeds collapse to a paltry 1.152Mbps, which is significantly down from 2.761Mbps in October; upload performance has also fallen! We've reorganised the results into a Top 10 below:

Top 10 ISPs for Download Speed

Virgin Media - 6.311Mbps
O2 (Be Broadband) - 5.216Mbps
Sky Broadband - 3.059Mbps
TalkTalk - 2.609Mbps
Eclipse Internet - 2.589Mbps
BT - 2.238Mbps
Tiscali - 2.221Mbps
PlusNet - 2.134Mbps
AOL - 1.961Mbps
Orange - 1.152Mbps

Top 10 ISPs for Upload Speed

O2 (Be Broadband) - 0.729Mbps
Virgin Media - 0.475Mbps
TalkTalk - 0.393Mbps
Eclipse Internet - 0.391Mbps
Sky Broadband - 0.385Mbps
BT - 0.327Mbps
PlusNet - 0.330Mbps
Tiscali - 0.340Mbps
AOL - 0.286Mbps
Orange - 0.284Mbps

TalkTalk appears to have recovered from its September slump, no doubt helped in part by recent network upgrades, which may help it rise further in future months. The average over all tests was a download speed of 3.216Mbps, which is now the fourth monthly drop in a row since July 2008's average of 3.609Mbps.
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