About Sky Broadband Deals
As well as being infamous for its satellite TV offerings, Sky is also a leading provider of fibre broadband in the UK.
If you’re a telly addict, looking for a few ways to cut down your monthly costs, Sky has plenty of bundle deals available that join TV and broadband together in one bill. But it’s also worth considering if you just want a reliable 'broadband only' connection without the extra bells and whistles.
As Sky delivers its services using the Openreach network, most homes across the UK should have access to a Sky Broadband package in some shape or form. However, not everyone will be able to sign up to its Ultrafast or Gigafast, full fibre packages. This is because the rollout of full fibre networks across the UK is still ongoing.
What is Openreach?
Openreach is the company that maintains the former British Telecom Network used for the majority of broadband and phone services. If a repair or installation is required, it’s Openreach who will send an engineer, not your provider.
More than 650 service providers using the Openreach network. That’s the majority of the UK’s broadband providers. This includes Sky, TalkTalk and BT. The exception to this is Virgin Media - it uses its own, separate cable network.
What packages and speeds are available with Sky Broadband?
All the Sky broadband offers you'll find on this page are for new customers only. If you’re already signed up to Sky and looking into whether it’s worth sticking or switching providers, head over to our ‘Sky Broadband deals for existing customers: upgrades and renewals page’.
Here's a round-up of the current Sky broadband only packages, with average download speeds and any extras included. All of these deals are available on an 18-month contract:
Sky Broadband Superfast 35
- 36Mb average speed.
Sky Broadband Superfast
- 61Mb average speed.
Sky Broadband Superfast + Sky TV
- 61Mb average speed.
- Sky TV with 300+ channels.
- Free Sky TV box.
- Line rental only and pay-as-you-talk calls.
Sky Broadband Full Fibre 100
- 100Mb average speed.
Sky Broadband Ultrafast
- 145Mb average speed.
Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus
- 500Mb average speed.
Sky Broadband Gigafast
- 900Mb average speed.
But this isn’t an exhaustive list. There are lots of other options for bundling in TV (including Netflix) or home phone services:
Can I get Sky Broadband deals in my area?
Sky uses the BT Openreach network, so it’s available to almost everyone. However, as we’ve already mentioned, you might not be able to sign up to its full fibre broadband packages just yet.
If fibre optic broadband is available in your area, you’ll be able to see these in our comparison tables, once you’ve entered your full address and postcode. Try it now!
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About the Sky Broadband Hub Wi-Fi router
New customers signing up to Sky will receive a Sky Broadband Hub as standard. It’s also possible to pay extra to upgrade your router to a Wi-Fi 6-enabled, Sky WiFi Max Hub.
We take more in-depth look at what router you get with Sky, in our 'Sky Broadband Router Round-up 2024'.
For an additional cost per month (currently £6.50), Superfast Broadband, Ultrafast Broadband, Ultrafast Plus Broadband or Sky Gigafast Broadband customers can add on 'WiFi Max'. As well as receiving an upgrading Wi-Fi 6-enabled Max Hub router, this service comes with a Wi-Fi guarantee of 25Mb (10Mb for Sky Broadband Superfast). Sky will check the setup in your home, and you may be sent additional Sky Max Pods, or have an engineer visit.
If these speeds can’t be received, a refund is available.
Sky Broadband bundles
Sky broadband and phone deals
If you’re interested in including landline calls onto your broadband service, you’ll easily be able to do this with an add-on. You have a choice of options:
- Sky Pay As You Talk - included as standard with all Sky Broadband packages - you only pay for what you use.
- Sky Talk Evening & Weekend Calls (+£5.75 per month) - unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landline and mobiles.
- Sky Talk Anytime Calls (+£13.50 per month) - unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines and mobiles.
- Sky Talk International (+£15.50 per month) - unlimited calls to UK mobiles and landlines, plus 50 extra international destinations
Sky broadband and TV deals
Sky’s famous satellite TV service offers hundreds of channels and loads more content on demand.
You can get broadband deals with Sky Glass, Sky Q or Sky Stream.
Sky TV deals include Sky Sports and Sky Cinema, which other broadband and providers struggle to beat. However, if you're interested in researching what the competition has to offer, head to our guide, 'Alternatives to Sky TV and broadband'.
Sky broadband, phone, and TV deals
Sky can offer the whole package, with bundles combining home broadband, home phone with inclusive calling, and a premium TV package.
Sky broadband extras and free gifts
All Sky broadband customers receive the following free extras:
- Sky Hub Wi-Fi broadband
The Sky Hub Wi-Fi router is used to connect to the internet and share the broadband around your home using either wireless networking or wired network cables.
- The Cloud Wi-Fi
The Cloud is Sky’s public Wi-Fi hotspot network. All Sky users get free access to The Cloud nationwide, so you can stay connected outside the home without using up your mobile data allowance.
- Sky Broadband Shield
Sky offers internet filtering tools for parents who are concerned about their kids getting access to unsuitable content. It can be set up using age ratings or to block specific sites, and a watershed feature allows you to automatically disable the filter at certain times. See also: ‘How to use parental controls to keep your child safe’
Sky broadband deals: pros and cons
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To find out more, read our full Sky Broadband review.
How to get Sky Broadband
The first step to finding out your broadband options, and Sky packages available to you, is to use our deals checker at the top of this page. Start by entering your address and postcode. The results will depend on whether you have access to a full fibre network yet. If not, for Sky, you’ll be limited to a maximum broadband speed of 61Mb.
Only around 40% of homes in the UK currently have access to Sky’s faster packages. Don’t worry though, 61Mb is still plenty fast enough for the average user, including those who enjoy online gaming.
You can get more advice on this in our guide: ‘what broadband speed do I need? Do I need fast broadband?’
Once you’ve completed the registration process, it takes around 14 working days to activate a new Sky Broadband service.
If you currently have broadband with another Openreach broadband provider (this includes the likes of BT, TalkTalk, Vodafone and Plusnet) then Sky will handle the cancellation of your old service. If you’re on another network, such as Virgin Media, you may need to get in contact to cancel. We have more about this in our guide: 'Switching from Virgin Media to Sky Broadband'.
If you're looking to get out of your current contract early, Sky Broadband offers a switching credit. It will refund back any early termination fees you have to pay up to a total of £200.
Frequently asked questions about Sky Broadband
How long are Sky contracts?
Sky broadband has a minimum contract term of 18 months.
If you cancel early, you’ll have to pay a fee and early termination fee. In most cases, this will be your monthly price multiplied by the remaining months left on your contract.
Are there upfront costs with Sky?
You can usually sign up to a new Sky Broadband contract without having to pay any upfront fee. However, you may have to pay for a small installation charge if a new line is required to your property. You sometimes also have to pay for the delivery of a TV set-top box.
Can you get mobile with broadband packages?
While Sky does have its own mobile network which offers some great value deals, it doesn’t currently provide these in a bundle. However, Sky customers can benefit from some bonus features when using Sky Mobile phone services. For example, Sky TV VIP subscribers can get 5G mobile connectivity at no extra cost.
How long will it take to install Sky Broadband?
Typically, it takes around 14 working days to install a new broadband service. You may need to wait on an engineer visit if your property doesn’t have a line or requires repairs.
Can I get Sky Broadband without a contract?
It’s not possible to get Sky without a contract.
If you want no-contract broadband, head to our short-term broadband deals guide.
How do I contact Sky?
Call Sky customer service on 0333 7591 018. You can find other ways to get in touch in our Sky customer service guide.
How do I cancel Sky Broadband?
To cancel Sky Broadband, first, check your contract to see if you’re still within the minimum term. If you leave early, you’ll have to pay an extra fee.
If you still need broadband, and you are moving to another Openreach network provider, then all you need to do is sign up for a new deal. The new provider will notify Sky that you are leaving.
If you no longer need broadband, or you’re moving to a different network (this includes Virgin Media), you’ll need to contact Sky to cancel.
Visit our guide to cancelling Sky Broadband for more help.
Sky broadband has some great offerings, especially if you’re looking for bundle deals. You can get Sky broadband and a TV package together, or a simple broadband only deal with optional landline calls add-ons.
Most homes across the UK will have access to Sky Broadband Superfast (with speeds up to 61Mb). However, only around 40% will currently be able to sign up to faster, full fibre speeds. Be sure to use the deals checker at the top of this page. This way, you’ll see an accurate result of the Sky options available at your exact address.
We think Sky offers fair value for money with all of its packages. However, you’ll need to be prepared to commit to an 18-month contract.
If you’re interested in signing up to Sky, be sure to bookmark this Sky Rewards and Gifts page.