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Virgin Media have taken the crown for the UK's fastest broadband supplier from O2 broadband according to broadband analysts at

"Virgin Broadband have finally overtaken O2 broadband as the UK's fastest average download speed supplier. Data shows that the average download speed for a Virgin user is now 6.13Mbps as compared to 5.32Mbps for O2" Says Edd Dawson from

The results were calculated from thousands of broadband speed tests taken on the during September 2008 by ordinary broadband users UK wide.

"The results show the fruits of Virgin's work to improve download speeds in recent months and we expect the results to improve further for Virgin as their 50Mbps service becomes more widely available over the coming months" adds Dawson.

With a number of new technologies being deployed by a number of suppliers in the UK broadband market we expect to see further increases in average speeds in the broadband market over the coming months.

For full details including speed test results for individual suppliers please see the full results pdf.


About the speedtest results:

* Our results are taken from our website users performing speedtests using our speedchecker at

* We record tens of thousands of speedtests every month.

* Unlike other speedtest services we record the Internet Service Provider (ISP)
by IP address making our ISP recording very accurate rather than relying on self selection


* We are one of the original broadband information and comparison sites having been running since 2004

* With well over 1 million visitors per year we are the UK's leading source of broadband information and advice

* We provide beginners guides, discussion forums, speedtester and broadband postcode search

* We provide a unique free “Ask the expert” service where our broadband expert answers any broadband related questions.

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