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Test broadband speed direct at BT, Sky, BBC and Virgin

We have spoken about broadband speed checker apps in the past and while these are great options for mobile users, it is also true that you can go direct to test your broadband speed with the likes of BT, Sky, BBC and Virgin. For some people, they only trust going direct to their supplier rather than using third party services.

BT’s broadband speed test is a little different to some of the other websites, which is due to the fact that you need to enter a phone number to ensure you get accurate results. The support page that is the starting point for this test can be found here, although you need to check a few things before getting your results.

Sky has a link to their broadband speed checker on this page, but you will need to who that your an existing customer first. You do this by signing into your account and then running your Sky broadband speed test once inside.

It’s good to remember these services are aimed at customers, so if you want a more genetic option then you should try this broadband speed test app on Android and iPad.


BBC allows people to check their connect thanks to an iPlayer diagnostic app, which is similar to that used by services such as You can find a button to start your test on BBC’s website here, and this will allow you to check your broadband connection speed and is obviously designed to optimize your BBC iPlayer.

Virgin Media has setup a page giving its customers a number of ways to test their broadband speed, found here, and it recommends users look at manual speed testing, the use of third party speed testers, and finally a bandwidth monitoring tool.

If you love following news on the best speeds of broadband and the latest advancements in technology, then you might be interested in reading about a new BT test that delivered 44 high definition movies in a second and Virgin Media’s expansion of Supercharge broadband ( that’s pumping up the performance of its customers already fast service.

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