Sky Broadband vs BT Broadband

Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 25.75 Mbps
Average Upload 8.37 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Sky Broadband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result25.75 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps24%35%
Speed Range Rank62nd best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank5th fastest1st fastest

Sky Broadband vs BT: Speed Comparison

Sky Broadband is the third most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to Sky Broadband's 5,221,674 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — BT is first with 6,068.11 Mbps, Sky Broadband fourth with 1,887.37 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, BT has a better broadband speed range than Sky Broadband, ranking 49th nationally, compared to Sky Broadband coming in at 62nd place. 24% of Sky Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Sky Broadband vs BT: 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, 68% of Sky Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 50% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 42% of BT's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.3 times higher than the 32% of Sky Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Sky Broadband vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

Sky Broadband Logo
2.47

285 Reviews
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BT Logo
2.85

188 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021