Independent Fibre Networks vs Sky Broadband


Performance Score
Average Download 54.62 Mbps
Average Upload 18.74 Mbps
Average Latency 8ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 28.28 Mbps
Average Upload 8.81 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Independent Fibre Networks
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Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result54.62 Mbps28.28 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps53%26%
Speed Range Rank29th best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank41st fastest5th fastest

Independent Fibre Networks vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband is the fifth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Sky Broadband is the UK's third most tested ISP with 6,382,020 tests performed this year, compared to Independent Fibre Networks's 92,973 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Sky Broadband is fourth with 1,887.37 Mbps, Independent Fibre Networks 21st with 909.27 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Independent Fibre Networks has a better broadband speed range than Sky Broadband, ranking 29th nationally, compared to Sky Broadband coming in at 62nd place. 53% of Independent Fibre Networks's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 26% of Sky Broadband's.

Independent Fibre Networks vs Sky Broadband: Performance Ranges Overview

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.


Looking at broadband performance, 41% of Independent Fibre Networks's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Sky Broadband, who had 68% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 32% of Sky Broadband's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.0 times lower than the 33% of Independent Fibre Networks's speed test results in the same range.

Independent Fibre Networks Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

Independent Fibre Networks vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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Independent Fibre Networks vs Sky Broadband: Consumer Review Comparison

Independent Fibre Networks
3.75

4 Reviews
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2.54

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021