If you’re sick of slow downloads, or buffering during a binge-watch, Sky’s broadband services might just be the answer to your prayers. The award-winning services will help ensure your favourite boxset isn’t plagued by buffering problems.
Available in three types, Sky’s broadband packages offer download speeds of up to 76Mbps, which will more than cover your favourite box-set marathon. All three tiers include Sky Talk, which is its landline.
Broadband Unlimited is the base-level package, offering unlimited usage. This package would best suit small households with only a few devices, and is great for watching one or two episodes on catch-up TV sites.
Sky Fibre Unlimited offers similarly unlimited usage, and an average download speed of up to 38Mbps. However, because it runs off Sky’s fibre optic cable, it's only available in some areas of the UK. So check whether your area has access to Sky Fibre before committing to a broadband package.
Sky Fibre Max is similar, offering up to 76Mbps, with a minimum guarantee of 55Mbps. This would suit a big house with many devices, and is especially recommended for those who enjoy streaming and gaming.
All speeds were correct in March 2018.
When buy your Sky broadband package, you can choose to take out a bundle instead. This'll not only include the various different Sky Talk offers, but also Sky TV.
Sky Talk comes in four different tiers. You can pay only for the calls you make with Sky Pay As You Talk.
Sky Talk Evenings & Weekends Extra offer inclusive calls to UK mobiles and landlines during evenings and on the weekends, meaning you can catch up with the family for free.
Sky Talk Anytime Extra allows you to chat to anyone, anywhere in the UK, any time of the day or night.
And Sky Talk International Extra expands this option to 50 worldwide destinations.
Communications regulator Ofcom had lots of praise for Sky’s broadband service in 2017. In its first annual service quality report, published in April 2017, Sky was given glowing reviews. Per 100,000 customers surveyed, there were only 26 complaints from Sky customers, and 88% of those surveyed were satisfied with the overall Sky service.
Despite being a reputable and ubiquitous firm, it's always a good idea to shop around to make sure you're getting the right package for your broadband.
- Sky offers up to 76Mbps for its fastest broadband service
- Customers can bundle their home and mobile phone coverage, broadband, and TV services together into one award-winning package