Sky offers Gigafast Broadband from £52/month with an average download speed of 900Mbps. Read our review.

In the UK, Sky now offers Gigafast Broadband from £52/month: it’s their fastest ever home broadband service with an average download speed of 900Mbps. Currently available in 24% of UK homes, it’s delivered using full fibre (FTTP) technology.

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In this article, we’ll review Sky’s Gigafast Broadband, comparing it to cheaper alternatives such as Superfast Broadband and Ultrafast Broadband. We’ll also compare it to plans from other providers before looking at the availability of the service and how you can switch to Sky’s Gigafast Broadband.

Prices From: £52 per month (broadband only)
£70 per month (with Sky TV with Netflix)
Contract Length: 18 month contract
Download Speed: 900Mbps average
Upload Speed: 90Mbps average
Router: Sky Broadband Hub (Sky SR203)
Coverage: 24% of UK homes
(check your postcode)

What is Sky Gigafast Broadband?

In the UK, Gigafast Broadband is Sky’s fastest home broadband plan. With an average download speed of 900Mbps, it’s 25 times faster than standard fibre broadband. It allows you to download files much faster and also to use a lot more devices at the same time without your connection slowing down.

Gigafast Broadband is delivered using full fibre (FTTP) technology. This is currently available in 24% of UK homes with access to an Openreach full fibre connection.

At present, you can get Gigafast Broadband from £52 per month on a standalone basis without Sky TV. Alternatively, it’s available from £70 per month including Sky TV with Netflix.

Sky Gigafast
Monthly Price (broadband): £52 per month
Monthly Price (with Sky TV): £70 per month
Download Speed (average): 900Mbps
Upload Speed (average): 90Mbps
Inclusive Features
Phone Line (Sky Talk): Yes (using Internet Calls)
Speed Guarantee: 600Mbps speed guarantee
WiFi Guarantee: With £5/month Broadband Boost
Technology
Connectivity: Full Fibre (FTTP)
Router: Sky Hub (SR203)
Availability: 24% of UK homes
Check availability →

The following table shows Sky’s Gigafast Broadband deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Gigafast

900Mbps
average download

No TV
£52/month
for 18 months
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 £20 upfront

See Sky Gigafast Broadband Deals →

You can enter your postcode on Sky’s website to check the availability of these plans where you live. If you’re currently unable to get Gigafast Broadband, you may still be offered Sky’s Superfast and Ultrafast plans.

Comparison to Alternatives

In our opinion, most households are probably unlikely to need the full 900Mbps speeds available on Sky’s Gigafast Broadband. In fact, Sky is upfront about this, saying it’s “future proof broadband for the busiest homes”.

To give an example, a ultra-HD video stream (in 4K quality) requires 25Mbps of bandwidth. On Ultrafast Broadband, you’re already able to stream ultra-HD video on six devices at the same time. This increases to 36 devices at the same time on Gigafast Broadband, which is evidently more than the average home requires.

With Gigafast Broadband, there are some advantages if you’re downloading large files. For instance, a new PC/console game might download in only 7 minutes. This compares to 3 hours on standard fibre broadband and 40 minutes on Ultrafast Broadband.

Other Sky Broadband Plans

If you don’t need the full 900Mbps speed available on the Gigafast broadband, Sky also offers a range of cheaper fibre broadband plans from only £26 per month. These plans can also be delivered using full fibre (FTTP) technology if it’s available at your address.

For instance, Ultrafast Broadband (with an average download speed of 145Mbps) is available from only £32 per month:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Superfast
59Mbps download18 month contract£0£26/month
Sky Broadband
Sky Superfast 35
36Mbps download18 month contract£0£30.50/month
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast
145Mbps download18 month contract£0£32/month
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast Plus
500Mbps download18 month contract£0£42/month
Sky Broadband
Sky Gigafast
900Mbps download18 month contract£0£52/month

See all Sky Broadband deals →

Gigabit Broadband Plans

If you’re definitely in the market for gigabit broadband, it’s also worth considering the following alternatives from £45 per month:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£0£45/month
TalkTalk
Full Fibre 900
944Mbps download18 month contract£0£49/month
Shell Energy Broadband
Full Fibre 900
900Mbps download18 month contract£0£49.99/month
with £100 reward card
EE
EE Full Fibre Max 900
900Mbps download24 month contract£0£50/month
Sky Broadband
Sky Gigafast
900Mbps download18 month contract£0£52/month
Virgin Media
Gig1 Fibre Broadband + home phone Volt
1130Mbps download18 month contract£0£53.99/month
BT
Full Fibre 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£29.99£55.99/month
with £50 reward card

In general, you’ll normally be able to find cheaper plans elsewhere. However, Sky Broadband customers will get a discounted rate when they take Sky TV (e.g. it’s £70 per month for Gigafast Broadband and Sky TV with Netflix). If you were to combine a full-price Sky TV subscription with one of the above plans, it may work out to be a more expensive solution overall.

For more information, see our guide to full fibre broadband plans in the UK.

Coverage & Availability

At present, Sky’s Gigafast Broadband is available in around 24% of UK homes. You’ll need access to an Openreach full fibre (FTTP) connection to get Gigafast Broadband.

To see whether Gigafast Broadband is available where you live, enter your postcode on Sky’s online availability checker:

Check Sky Gigafast Broadband Coverage (sky.com) →

Over the next few years, full fibre technology should be rolled out rapidly across the UK. The current ambition is for full fibre technology to reach 25 million homes by December 2026. If you’re currently unable to get Gigafast broadband, you might still be able to get Sky’s Superfast or Ultrafast plans.

Switching to Sky Broadband

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

Start by ordering your new Gigafast broadband plan online. You’ll be given the activation date for your service when you sign up on Sky’s website. Normally, an engineer visit will also be scheduled for that date to set up the service.

Normally, Sky will automatically contact your old broadband provider to cancel your old service. However, if you’re using Virgin Media (or any other provider that doesn’t use the Openreach network), you’ll need to contact them separately to cancel your old service.

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

Switch to Sky Broadband
Your step-by-step guide to switching

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sky Gigafast Broadband?
Gigafast Broadband is Sky’s fastest home broadband service. It uses full fibre (FTTP) technology to deliver an average download speed of 900Mbps. This is 25 times faster than standard fibre broadband.
What speeds are available on Gigafast Broadband?
On Gigafast Broadband, you’ll get an average download speed of 900Mbps and an average upload speed of 90Mbps. There’s also a minimum guaranteed download speed of 600Mbps.
Is Gigafast Broadband available where I live?
To check the availability of Sky’s Gigafast Broadband, enter your postcode on Sky’s website.
Can I get Gigafast Broadband without Sky TV?
Yes. Sky’s Gigafast Broadband is available without Sky TV for £52 per month. If you choose to take Sky TV together with it, you’ll pay £70 per month for the combination of Gigafast Broadband and TV.
Does Gigafast Broadband require a full fibre (FTTP) connection?
Yes. Gigafast Broadband is only available on a full fibre (FTTP) broadband connection. This is currently available in around 24% of UK homes. It isn’t possible to get Gigafast Broadband on a fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) connection as the older FTTC technology isn’t able to support these speeds.

More Information

For more information about Gigafast Broadband, please see Sky’s official website.

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