Slow speed test averages for Virgin Media broadband users again
Virgin Media threw alerts in our speed test system back on 19th January and got very close on the 26th January and today we see another low point.
The median download speed at 1pm was 80.7 Mbps (mean 119.2 Mbps). If the pattern continues from other similar slow days we will see the median and mean recover after around 5pm. That speeds recover as the day progresses could be that we simply do not see the people with the fastest services testing during the day or the strain of home working, home schooling, online gaming and video streaming during the lockdowns is stress testing the Virgin Media network.
We monitor BT, Sky, TalkTalk, EE, Plusnet and Vodafone using the same alert system and while there are variations in the averages each day they so far during 2021 have remained within the two standard deviation window we use to alert ourselves.
We will update this article over the course of 2nd February so that an idea of when things returned to the normal pattern.