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What’s better? Sky Broadband or BT Broadband?

I’m moving back to the UK and, therefore, I need to get my internet connectivity sorted out. Here in Denmark I have 500mb broadband at home. I had to work really hard to avoid ordering the 1GB ‘hyperfast’ connectivity as I didn’t think we needed it.

Back in the UK, I have consulted the always helpful Samknows broadband availability website and found that in my postcode there are the following services available:

Now then… previously at this property, three years ago, I used BT Broadband in the past. It was fine.

I’m wondering, since I have the choice, should I be choosing Sky Broadband or BT Broadband? Or maybe even TalkTalk?

I would obviously like the fastest and most reliable.

Or… practically speaking, is it simply a reality that nowadays it’s basically the same pipe and the same equipment (effectively) in the exchange?

BT SuperFast Fibre 2 is available offering up to 73mb download… although we’re only 600 metres from the exchange. Alas it doesn’t appear to have been upgraded to handle the hyper speeds I’d reaaaaally like.

And there’s no 5G availability at the moment.

So… what would you do? Is there a right or wrong answer here?

By Ewan

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2 replies on “What’s better? Sky Broadband or BT Broadband?”

Welcome back Ewan. Ultimately, as you say, it’s the same pipe, but I was in a similar position – close to the exchange. I have Infinity 1 which is good enough for WFH, video calls etc… speeds of 70+ down and 18/19 up. The BT routers are ok, but I also have Orbi Mesh system to support it.
It probably comes down to what else you can get as part of the package. I switched from Sky to BT to get a deal on the BT TV, but don’t see any reason why I couldn’t get similar broadband performance on Sky or TalkTalk.

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