Every quarter Epitiro publishes the results of its monitoring of broadband providers and the company has now released its latest data.
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The Epitiro table is produced by monitoring ten of the large broadband providers, which is why many smaller names do not ever show up. The overall ranking is arrived at by averaging the results from a number of metrics, which include HTTP download speed, ping times, FTP download/upload speeds, DNS lookup times, packet loss and connection times. The exact figures for each provider are not published so it is not possible to know how close the providers are, but for example on ping times the top 5 providers all gave identical performance.
The testing takes place from nine locations around the UK, which are Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Hook, London, Manchester, Swansea, and Teesside. A total of 722,623 data points are collected to produce the results over the course of the three month monitoring period.