Airband vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 23.61 Mbps
Average Upload 8.89 Mbps
Average Latency 21ms (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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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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 Airband LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesFibre, Fixed WirelessVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result23.61 Mbps28.28 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps16%26%
Speed Range Rank71st best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank46th fastest5th fastest

Airband vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

Airband Broadband is the 12th 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 Airband's 29,551 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, Airband 26th with 895.11 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 Airband, ranking 62nd nationally, compared to Airband coming in at 71st place. 16% of Airband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 26% of Sky Broadband's.

Airband 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, 80% of Airband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Sky Broadband, who had only 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 1.8 times higher than the 17% of Airband's speed test results in the same range.

Airband Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

Airband vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2021