Sky offers full fibre (FTTP) broadband with a choice of Ultrafast and Gigafast plans.

In the UK, Sky now offers full fibre (FTTP) broadband with availability in around 24% of UK homes.

With FTTP technology, you can benefit from faster download speeds (up to 900Mbps on average), along with a more reliable connection compared to standard fibre. You’ll also have a choice of Ultrafast and Gigafast plans, in addition to Superfast broadband.

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In this article, we’ll look at Sky’s full fibre broadband, including the benefits of upgrading and the plans that are currently available on full fibre. We’ll also look at the availability of Sky’s FTTP service and how you can switch your broadband service to Sky.

Prices From: £33 per month
Contract Length: 18 month contract
Download Speed: 145Mbps (Ultrafast)
500Mbps (Ultrafast Plus)
900Mbps (Gigafast)
Upload Speed: 27Mbps (Ultrafast)
60Mbps (Ultrafast Plus)
90Mbps (Gigafast)
Technology: Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
Router: Sky Broadband Hub (Sky SR203)
Coverage: 24% of UK homes
(check your postcode)

What is Sky FTTP Broadband?

In the UK, full fibre is the next generation of home broadband technology. Making use of a fibre optic connection all the way into your home, it’s also called fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband.

Compared to regular fibre broadband, there are four main benefits of upgrading to full fibre broadband:

  • You’ll have access to faster download speeds on full fibre. For instance, Sky’s Gigafast full fibre plan has an average download speed of 900Mbps. This is 25 times faster than standard fibre broadband. It means you’ll be able to download the latest games and movies much faster. For instance, a HD-quality film will download in less than 40 seconds if you’re using Gigafast broadband.
  • You’ll be able to use more devices at the same time. According to Sky, you can connect more than 120 devices at the same time to their full fibre broadband. This means you can stream, game, work and study on more devices at the same time.
  • You’ll benefit from a lower latency connection. Full fibre has a lower amount of latency (this is the amount of time it takes for data to travel from your device to the internet and back). This is beneficial for online gaming and for other fast-paced applications.
  • You’ll get a more reliable service. As FTTP uses a fibre optic cable all the way into your home, it isn’t susceptible to the same noise and interference problems that can sometimes affect regular broadband.

At present, Sky’s FTTP broadband service is available in around 24% of UK homes. You can check the availability where you live by entering your postcode on Sky’s website.

Sky FTTP Broadband Plans

If you’re living at an address with access to Sky’s full fibre broadband, you’ll be able to choose from the following plans:

Superfast Ultrafast Gigafast
Monthly Price
(broadband only):
£30.50 per month (Superfast 35)
£26 per month (Superfast)
£33 per month (Ultrafast)
£43 per month (Ultrafast Plus)
£53 per month
Monthly Price
(with Sky TV):
£26 per month (Superfast 35)
£26 per month (Superfast)
£46 per month (Superfast 35)
£56 per month (Ultrafast)
£70 per month
Download Speed
(average):
36Mbps (Superfast 35)
59Mbps (Superfast)
145Mbps (Ultrafast)
500Mbps (Ultrafast Plus)
900Mbps
Upload Speed
(average):
9Mbps (Superfast 35)
16Mbps (Superfast)
27Mbps (Ultrafast)
60Mbps (Ultrafast Plus)
90Mbps
Inclusive Features
Data: Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Phone Line: Yes Yes Yes
Speed Guarantee: Yes, check your address 100Mbps minimum (Ultrafast)
400Mbps minimum (Ultrafast Plus)
600Mbps minimum
Wi-Fi Guarantee: With Boost With Boost With Boost
Router: Sky Broadband Hub Sky Broadband Hub Sky Broadband Hub
Technology
Connectivity: Fibre or Full Fibre Full Fibre
(Ultrafast is also available on Gfast)
Full Fibre
Availability: 91% of UK homes
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32% of UK homes
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24% of UK homes
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The following table shows a list of Sky’s full fibre broadband plans:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Superfast

59Mbps
average download

No TV
£26/month
for 18 months
Sky Broadband
Sky Superfast 35

36Mbps
average download

No TV
£30.50/month
for 18 months
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast

145Mbps
average download

No TV
£33/month
for 18 months
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast Plus

500Mbps
average download

No TV
£43/month
for 18 months
Sky Broadband
Sky Gigafast

900Mbps
average download

No TV
£53/month
for 18 months

On top of this, you can add Sky’s Broadband Boost service for an extra £5/month. This gives you a guaranteed wi-fi signal in every room of your home, or money back on your Broadband Boost subscription. You’ll also benefit from daily line checks and flexible engineer visits.

In many cases, you can save money when you take a Sky TV subscription together with your Sky Broadband FTTP plan. For instance, it’s possible to get Sky TV and Sky Broadband in a combined package from £26 per month:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix and Superfast 35 Broadband

36Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£26/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix and Superfast Broadband

59Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£26/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Ultrafast Broadband

145Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£46/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Ultrafast Plus Broadband

500Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£56/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix and Gigafast Broadband

900Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£70/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront

Coverage & Availability

In the UK, Sky’s full fibre (FTTP) service makes use of connectivity from the Openreach network.

At present, around 24% of UK homes have access to Sky’s FTTP service. To see whether full fibre is available where you live, you can enter your postcode on Sky’s availability checker:

Check Sky Full Fibre Availability (sky.com) →

As part of the setup process for Sky’s full fibre broadband, you’ll need an engineer visit to connect you to their new full fibre network. This involves laying some new fibre optic cable from the street to your home and installing an Openreach modem (ONT) inside your property.

There’s more information on Sky’s website about how you can set up their full fibre service. For FTTP customers, the Sky Talk home phone service will be provided using Sky’s Internet Calls technology. This means your home telephone will need to plugged in to your Sky Hub router instead of being plugged in to a phone socket at the wall.

Switching to Sky Broadband

If you’re currently using another broadband provider, it’s easy to switch your home broadband service to Sky.

Start by ordering your broadband plan online from Sky. During the online order process, you’ll be given an activation date for your new Sky Broadband service. An engineer installation will also be scheduled if one is required to get a FTTP connection into your home.

Normally, Sky will automatically contact your old broadband provider for you to cancel your old service. However, if you’re a customer of Virgin Media or another altnet provider, you’ll need to contact them separately to cancel your old service.

For step-by-step instructions on how to change your broadband provider to Sky, please select your current broadband provider from the dropdown menu below:

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Your step-by-step guide to switching

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You can also read our full guide on switching broadband provider in the UK.

More Information

For more information about Sky’s FTTP broadband, please see Sky’s official website.

You can also read our in-depth Sky Broadband review and our guide to Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband and Gigafast Broadband.

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  • Hello I am currently with BT being supplied with FTTP for both broadband and telephone calls if I change over to you will these items continue i.e being able to use my landline phone.
    Many thanks

    John Hughe

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