Origin Broadband vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 19.6 Mbps
Average Upload 6.32 Mbps
Average Latency 18ms (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)
Sky Broadband Plans & Prices
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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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 Origin Broadband LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesVDSLVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result19.6 Mbps28.28 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps10%26%
Speed Range Rank76th best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank32nd fastest5th fastest

Origin Broadband vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

Origin Broadband is the fourth 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 Origin Broadband's 63,057 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, Origin Broadband 15th with 932.6 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Sky Broadband has a better broadband speed range than Origin Broadband, ranking 62nd nationally, compared to Origin Broadband coming in at 76th place. 10% of Origin Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 26% of Sky Broadband's.

Origin Broadband 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, 85% of Origin Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Sky Broadband, who had only 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 2.1 times higher than the 15% of Origin Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Origin Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

Origin Broadband vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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Origin Broadband vs Sky Broadband: Consumer Review Comparison

Origin Broadband Logo
2.48

27 Reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
2.54

717 Reviews
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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021