Plusnet vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 22.58 Mbps
Average Upload 6.43 Mbps
Average Latency 13ms (smaller is better)
Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 28.28 Mbps
Average Upload 8.81 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
Plusnet Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
Business
NameSpeedPrice 
Unlimited BroadbandUp to 20 Mbps£18.99/moCheck Availability
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Unlimited FibreUp to 50 Mbps£22.00/moCheck Availability
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Fibre ExtraUp to 80 Mbps£24.00/moCheck 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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 Plusnet LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result22.58 Mbps28.28 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps18%26%
Speed Range Rank69th best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank72nd 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 6,382,020 tests performed this year, compared to Plusnet's 2,343,417 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 281.94 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 69th place. 18% of Plusnet's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 26% 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 34% 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

Plusnet Logo
2.85

362 Reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
2.54

717 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021