Sky Broadband vs BT Broadband

Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 28.28 Mbps
Average Upload 8.81 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.64 Mbps
Average Upload 10.83 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
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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BT Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband Only
Fibre
TV
Business
NameSpeedPrice 
Fibre EssentialUp to 36 Mbps£27.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 1Up to 50 Mbps£28.99/moCheck Availability
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Fibre 2Up to 80 Mbps£32.99/moCheck Availability
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 Sky Broadband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result28.28 Mbps35.64 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps26%35%
Speed Range Rank62nd best speed range52nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank5th fastest2nd 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 8,316,218 tests performed this year, compared to Sky Broadband's 6,382,020 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 52nd nationally, compared to Sky Broadband coming in at 62nd place. 26% 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 49% 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
2.54

717 Reviews
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1 star
BT Logo
2.79

632 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021