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Top 9 Fastest UK Broadband ISPs Ranked by Speed for August 2010

Posted: 01st Sep, 2010 By: MarkJ
download arrowComparison site Broadband.co.uk has released its latest anecdotal monthly broadband speed testing results for the past month of August 2010, which saw the average UK internet download speed drop slightly from 5.106Mbps in July to 4.980Mbps now.

It is no surprise to find that the cable giant, Virgin Media UK, continues to have the fastest average internet download rate of any ISP at 9.626Mbps. However this is slower than the 10.041Mbps they recorded in July. O2 ( Be Broadband ) remains in 2nd place on 5.806Mbps, which is up slightly over July's 5.748Mbps.
Top ISPs for Download Speed
1. Virgin Media – 9.626Mbps
2. O2 ( Be Broadband ) – 5.806Mbps
3. Sky Broadband – 3.964Mbps
4. BT – 3.838Mbps
5. TalkTalk ( Tiscali ) – 3.759Mbps
6. Eclipse Internet – 3.597Mbps
7. Orange – 3.026Mbps
8. PlusNet – 2.997Mbps
9. AOL – 2.738Mbps


Top ISPs for Upload Speed
1. O2 ( Be Broadband ) - 0.769Mbps
2. Virgin Media - 0.682Mbps
3. Sky Broadband - 0.518Mbps
4. BT - 0.499Mbps
5. TalkTalk ( Tiscali ) - 0.464Mbps
6. Eclipse Internet - 0.392Mbps
7. Orange - 0.387Mbps
8. PlusNet - 0.386Mbps
9. AOL - 0.371Mbps
The overall average UK upload speed saw yet another slight rise, going from 0.521Mbps in July to 0.533Mbps now. Virgin Media continued to gain on O2 ( Be Broadband ), which normally lead for uploads, and at some point in the future we expect Virgin to be top of both lists.

It is worth remembering that Virgin Media also plan to launch a 100Mbps download service towards the end of this year and have plans for faster 10-20Mbps upload speeds too. Virgin's ability to deploy into a significant swathe of the country (roughly half of the UK) in a short space of time makes them quite formidable.
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