KCOM vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 41.04 Mbps
Average Upload 16.27 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 28.28 Mbps
Average Upload 8.81 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
KCOM Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
NameSpeedPrice 
Full Fibre 175175 Mbps£24.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Full Fibre 300300 Mbps£29.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Full Fibre 500500 Mbps£39.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Full Fibre 900900 Mbps£49.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Sky Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
Fibre
TV
NameSpeedPrice 
SuperfastUp to 80 Mbps£25.00/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Ultrafast145 Mbps£35.00/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Ultrafast Plus500 Mbps£45.00/mo Sale!Check Availability
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 KCOM LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result41.04 Mbps28.28 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps45%26%
Speed Range Rank24th best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank25th fastest5th fastest

KCOM vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

KCOM Broadband is the third 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 KCOM's 225,979 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, KCOM 19th with 941.68 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, KCOM has a better broadband speed range than Sky Broadband, ranking 24th nationally, compared to Sky Broadband coming in at 62nd place. 45% of KCOM's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 26% of Sky Broadband's.

KCOM 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, 49% of KCOM'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 higher than the 32% of KCOM's speed test results in the same range.

KCOM Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

KCOM vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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KCOM vs Sky Broadband: Consumer Review Comparison

KCOM Logo
4.00

1 Review
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4 star
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2 star
1 star
Sky Broadband Logo
2.54

717 Reviews
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4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021