Sky Broadband deals

Why choose Sky Broadband?

  • Sky's "best ever router" included
  • Sky Switch Squad to assist with your switch
  • Stay safe online with Sky Broadband Shield
  • FREE Wi-Fi from thousands of UK hotspots
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Online Exclusive:Sky Broadband Unlimited

Freefor 12 months*then £10.00 a month thereafter + £17.40 a month line rental

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  • Free for 12 months
  • Totally unlimited usage

About Sky broadband

Sky (www.sky.com) has been the UK’s most popular TV subscription service for some time, and now it’s the second most popular broadband provider in the country too.

From the cheap Sky Broadband Unlimited to the superfast speeds of Fibre Unlimited Pro - perfect for Sky TV On Demand - there are loads of Sky broadband options to choose from. But is the sky really the limit? Let’s look at what you can expect from their broadband.

What can I get from Sky Broadband?

You have quite a few Sky Broadband packages to pick from, though they’ll all depend on what other services you want (or already have) and what’s available in your area. Your main options are:

  • Sky Broadband Unlimited - Up to 17Mb download speed, with no download limit.
  • Sky Fibre - Sky’s cheapest fibre optic broadband option, with up to 38Mb download speed and a 25GB monthly download limit. Not a bad choice if you browse a lot but don’t want to share big files or stream loads of video.
  • Sky Fibre Unlimited - Another fibre optic package, with up to 38Mb download speed - except with this one there’s no download limit. That makes it perfect for streaming video and music, gaming, and large households with lots of people connected at the same time.
  • Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro - The fastest fibre optic broadband you can get with Sky, with download speeds of up to 76Mb and no download limit. However, this package isn’t as widely available as its 38Mb sibling.

You need a Sky phone line to get broadband, so Sky Talk is required with every package as well. Still, the basic package comes with evening and weekend calls, and you’ve got the option to upgrade to Anytime Extra or International Extra. Plus, this is Sky we’re talking about - you can get your internet as part of a bundle with TV as well.

With Sky, ‘unlimited’ means truly unlimited - there are no secret download limits, and unlike other providers, Sky won’t artificially slow down the network, even at peak times.

However, beware of the download limits with the other packages. If you go over your limit twice within six months, you’ll be automatically upgraded to the next package up… and charged for it. Keep a beady eye on your email when you have a usage cap - Sky will drop you a message if you get near it.

But let’s get back to the good - Sky broadband comes with a decent wireless router, the Sky Hub. It has a good range, helps your energy bills by switching to low energy consumption mode when it isn’t in use, and it has ‘smart’ technology, meaning it’ll scan for interference in your home and select the best Wi-Fi channel. And don’t forget you can connect it to a Sky+ box for access to on demand TV.

It also comes with Sky Broadband Shield. This will block websites at a network level, such as ones known to contain malware or phishing, and has very customisable parental controls to block sites you don’t want the kids to see. You can set it to PG, 12, 18, or tailor your own category, and even activate the ‘Watershed’ feature so it only works at the time of day when the kids are online.

And if network-level protection from malware isn’t enough, Sky Broadband gives you a free trial of McAfee Security Centre too. It lasts 12 months - but remember to cancel it when the trial is up, or you’ll be charged £3 per month from then on.

Any broadband subscription gives you access to free Wi-Fi through The Cloud at public hotspots too, on up to six devices. Usage is totally unlimited, won’t cost you anything extra, and there are thousands of hotspots scattered all over the UK. And if you’ve got the Sky Go app, you can hook up to The Cloud and watch TV when you’re out and about.

To find out if Sky is available where you are, use our postcode checker and take a look at your options.

What’s good about Sky Broadband?

  • Lovely fast download speeds of 38Mb and 76Mb with fibre packages - perfect for watching TV and movies online, or heavy users like gamers.
  • Sky Fibre Unlimited packages are ideal for families, or large households with lots of people trying to use the internet at the same time.
  • Widely available throughout the UK
  • Truly unlimited packages are available - no download caps, and no slowing down even at peak times
  • Good customer service record, according to Ofcom
  • Can get broadband as part of a bundle with phone and TV
  • Free access to public Wi-Fi hotspots all around the country
  • Includes Sky Broadband Shield and a McAfee free trial to keep your devices safe
  • Sky Hub smart router automatically detects and adjusts for interference to keep Wi-Fi connection stable
  • Deals, offers, and free trials are often available

What’s bad about Sky Broadband?

  • Download limits apply to some packages, and you’re upgraded automatically and charged for the new package if you go over it twice in six month period
  • Not the fastest broadband around - can get faster speeds with providers like Virgin Media or Hyperoptic
  • No broadband-only packages
  • Fibre not available everywhere, and even fewer areas can get Sky Unlimited Pro - use our postcode checker to find out if you can

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I switch broadband provider?
    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you. The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.
  2. How long does it take to switch broadband?
    When you sign up to a new provider, they’ll contact your existing one and request a transfer of your service. While switching times vary depending on the type of package, it shouldn’t usually take more than 10 working days. It can take longer if you don’t currently have a phone line, as an engineer will need to come out and install one for you.
  3. Can I keep my email address if I change provider?
    This depends entirely on who your current provider is. If your email address is from BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, or Plusnet, you'll still have access to your emails at least temporarily - but we'd suggest changing over to a free service like Gmail or Outlook so you don't need to worry about losing all your emails just for switching broadband. See our guide for more info.
  4. How long does it take to switch to fibre?
    It varies between providers, but usually within a couple of weeks from when you place the order. It can be much quicker, or it can be slightly longer, depending on whether you need an engineer to visit you. Your new provider will give you a more accurate idea of how long the switching process will take.
  5. Will I lose my connection if I switch?

    No. You can continue using your current service to the day your new provider activates your connection.

    With some providers, the only downtime you may experience is a couple of hours on the day the switch actually happens. However, you should be able to plan ahead if you provider has an order-tracking system.

  6. Why can’t I get fibre optic broadband?
    Superfast fibre optic broadband is slowly making its way across the UK as part of a nationwide roll-out part sponsored by the government. Currently, around 80% of the country has access. You can use our postcode checker to see whether fibre optic broadband’s reached your area yet. That's the most likely reason why it's not available to you, but it could also be due to living in a rural area, in an awkwardly-placed property, or just too far away from a street cabinet.
  7. Why do I have to pay line rental to get Sky Broadband?
    Because it uses your phone line to connect you to the internet. However, Sky Line Rental is cheaper than standard BT line rental, and includes evening and weekend calls to UK landlines at no extra cost.