Plusnet vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 23.34 Mbps
Average Upload 6.34 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 25.75 Mbps
Average Upload 8.37 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Plusnet LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result23.34 Mbps25.75 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps19%24%
Speed Range Rank65th best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank70th fastest5th fastest

Plusnet vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

Plusnet Broadband is the fourth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Sky Broadband is the UK's third most tested ISP with 5,221,674 tests performed this year, compared to Plusnet's 1,957,636 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, Plusnet tenth with 267.21 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 Plusnet, ranking 62nd nationally, compared to Plusnet coming in at 65th place. 19% of Plusnet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 24% of Sky Broadband's.

Plusnet 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, 66% of Plusnet'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 1.1 times lower than the 33% of Plusnet's speed test results in the same range.

Plusnet Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

Plusnet vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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Plusnet vs Sky Broadband: Consumer Review Comparison

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2.82

146 Reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
2.47

285 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021