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Sky Broadband speeds since February 12th 2020

We have extended the period from 90 days to 120 days this week as we look at Sky, the reason being that as each week passes the start of the graphs we show was getting into the period where people had started to work from home in large numbers just ahead of the start of the formal lockdown.

Sky download speeds Feb March April May June 2020
Chart of the daily download speeds seen from Sky Broadband speed tests
Sky upload speeds Feb March April May June 2020
Chart of the daily upload speeds seen from Sky Broadband speed tests
Sky latency in Feb March April May June 2020
Chart of the daily median and mean latency seen from Sky Broadband speed tests
Sky quality score in March April May June 2020
Chart of the quality score seen from Sky Broadband speed tests, reflecting how consistent download speeds are during a test. The closer to zero the better.

The download and upload charts at a quick glance look good, but you may spot we've added a trend line to the download chart as over the 4 month period there has been drop of 2 to 3 Mbps in the median download speeds. There is no obvious cliff edge for when this happened but on the latency chart the mean average shows two distinct points, a jump up around 12th to 14th March i.e. when most people who could work from home had started to do so and then for much of April and into the start of May latency has been higher. There are indications in later May/June that things have improved but not to the same levels as pre working from home and lockdown yet.

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