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Choose Sky for broadband and you'll get a service that mixes speed and reliability with excellent customer service. You can get 63Mbps on average with Sky Fibre Max, and all the broadband packages provide unlimited monthly usage with an inclusive calls package. Take Sky TV as well and enjoy premium, exclusive content for a great price.
Sky is renowned for its hugely popular TV service, but it also provides fast, reliable home broadband and fibre. Customers can take advantage of some impressive deals which represent excellent value for money, along with an inclusive calls package for your home landline.
Sky Broadband is the provider’s ADSL option, so it’s not as fast as fibre, but you get a low price and totally unlimited usage. The average download speed for Sky Broadband is 11Mbps.
The price you see online will include the cost of the landline, and the contract is 12 months. This kind of broadband is ideal for users who don’t demand high-speed downloading, and just want a decent price on their connection. It would take a while to download something like an on-demand HD movie, but it’s fine for emails, social media, music and short video streaming.
You have a couple of options with Sky Fibre, with the top tier offering 63Mbps average download speeds. This package is absolutely ideal for those who stream and download a lot throughout the month.
The package is unlimited, so there are no usage caps, and if you’d like to trim a little off the cost then there’s the lower tier fibre package. This is also unlimited, with a 36Mbps average download speed. Both fibre packages are offered on an 18-month contract.
Availability of both Sky Broadband and Sky Fibre will depend on location.
Choosing Sky TV with broadband and calls gets you three excellent services under one provider. Aside from being convenient, you’re also getting a very competitive price and premium content thanks to Sky’s exclusive shows, movies and sport.
You can pick and choose the parts of Sky TV that you want, with a base entertainment pack available alongside options like HD, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and Sky Multiroom. You’ll also have Sky Talk for inclusive home calls, and your broadband or fibre package for unlimited usage at home.
Sky Fibre delivers superfast fibre-optic broadband in your home. It uses the fibre network to give you much quicker, more reliable connectivity, and is ideal for homes which make heavy use of the internet. With Sky Fibre Unlimited, customers are offered consistently fast speeds with no cap on usage, so you can download as much as you like without worrying about a monthly limit. There are some other impressive benefits included, such as the Sky Hub, and you can take it as a bundle with other services like Sky TV.
If you take Sky Broadband Lite or Unlimited then it is provided using copper wire, and this is much slower than the fibre-optic network. However, it is still quick enough for those who do not demand too much from their internet, and with Sky you could expect 10Mbps on average. It may be slower than this in practice, because the amount of other users in the area, the time of day and your distance from the exchange can, and will, affect the pace of your connection.
With Sky Fibre you can enjoy much faster connectivity, and the advanced technology used allows for a more consistent download speed as well. You’ll still see varying speeds advertised from different providers offering fibre, but with Sky’s service you could get 36Mbps on average. This is extremely fast and would let you download an album in less than 30 seconds, whilst a whole movie could take just 5 minutes.
Unlimited broadband means uncapped usage throughout the month. If there is a cap, such as 2GB, then you can download that amount in total, and that includes loading web pages and streaming video. It all contributes to your usage, so if you choose unlimited then you don’t have to worry about watching how much you browse and download from the web. With Sky you can get the standard broadband or fibre-optic with unlimited usage, and you can bundle this with other Sky services.
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