Sky Broadband is one of the UK’s biggest internet service providers, offering a range of packages with various speeds and TV options. They also offer superfast broadband through Sky Fibre.
- Sky Broadband speeds vary greatly depending on the package
- Sky uses the BT Openreach network to provide its service
- Customers can bundle their broadband and line rental with Sky TV and Sky Talk Extras
Sky Broadband packages
Available in three tiers, Sky broadband packages come in a variety of speeds, depending on how much you’re willing to pay. All packages include unlimited downloads, line rental, and Sky Talk - their home telephone service.
All speeds mentioned below were correct as of May 2020.
Sky Essential is the most basic package, which offers download speeds averaging 11Mbps. This should be all you need if you only use the internet for essential browsing, light social media use, and the odd bit of streaming.
Sky Superfast Fibre
Sky Superfast Fibre gives users an average download speed of up to 57Mbps and is backed by Sky’s Speed Guarantee. This would be ideal for larger households, who like to stream a lot of videos and TV. Because this service runs via Sky’s fibre optic cables, it's only available in some areas of the UK. To avoid disappointment, check whether your area is covered.
Sky Ultrafast Fibre
Sky Ultrafast Fibre is its top-of-the-line service, giving users an average download speed of 145Mbps, and an average upload speed of 27Mbps.
This would suit a large household with many devices, and is especially recommended for those who download HD movies and play a lot of online games. This service is still being rolled out across the UK, so it might not have reached your area yet.
Sky package extras
When purchasing your broadband package, you can add optional extras and combine your broadband with other Sky products. This includes various SkyTalk offers, SkyTV and Sky Broadband Boosts.
Sky Talk comes in four different tiers. The first comes standard with all broadband line rentals, which is Sky Pay As You Talk.
Sky Talk Evenings & Weekends Extra offers inclusive calls to UK mobiles and landlines during evenings and on the weekends, meaning you can catch up with the family for free during those times.
Sky Talk Anytime Extra allows you to chat to anyone, anywhere in the UK, any time of the day or night.
Sky Talk International Extra expands this option to include 50 worldwide destinations.
You can bundle your broadband with Sky’s huge catalogue of TV and entertainment channels.
Their standard entertainment pack gives you 70 channels to enjoy, including Sky One and Sky Atlantic. You can also add Sky Cinema, featuring 11 channels of non-stop cinema action.
All of these deals come with a Sky Q box as standard, letting you watch your Sky channels, YouTube, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other services, through your TV. The Sky Q box also acts as an additional Wi-Fi hotspot, giving you even better coverage around your house.
Sky Broadband Boosts
For a little extra a month, you can add a boost to your Sky Broadband deal. This gives you a bunch of extra bonuses, including guaranteed Wi-Fi in every room, access to Sky Broadband Buddy (their parental control app), the latest Sky Broadband Hub, flexible engineer visits, and daily line checks.
How much is Sky broadband and line rental?
The cost of Sky broadband varies depending on the type of broadband you want and what extras you want to bundle with it. Compare prices with us to find the right deal for you.