Spitfire vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 61 Mbps
Average Upload 37.06 Mbps
Average Latency 6ms (smaller is better)
 
Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 28.28 Mbps
Average Upload 8.81 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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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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 Spitfire LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result61 Mbps28.28 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps60%26%
Speed Range Rank31st best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank18th fastest5th fastest

Spitfire vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

Spitfire Broadband is the eighth 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 Spitfire's 39,647 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, Spitfire 14th with 945.28 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Spitfire has a better broadband speed range than Sky Broadband, ranking 31st nationally, compared to Sky Broadband coming in at 62nd place. 60% of Spitfire's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 26% of Sky Broadband's.

Spitfire 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, 22% of Spitfire'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 1.4 times lower than the 46% of Spitfire's speed test results in the same range.

Spitfire Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

Spitfire vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021