Sky offers Superfast Broadband from £26 per month with an average download speed of 59Mbps.

In the UK, Sky currently offers a Superfast Broadband service with plans available from £26 per month without Sky TV. You can also get a combined TV and Superfast Broadband plan from £33 per month.

On Sky’s Superfast Broadband, you’ll be able to get an average download speed of 59Mbps and an average upload speed of 16Mbps. This should be fast enough to stream HD-quality video on up to 10 devices at the same time. You can get Superfast Broadband in over 90% of UK homes including those with a regular fibre broadband connection and those with a full fibre (FTTP) connection.

In this article, we’ll review Sky’s Superfast Broadband. We’ll start by looking at the plans available, both for Superfast Broadband on its own and for broadband with Sky TV. We’ll then look at the download speeds available, at the router you’ll get provided with it and at the coverage available on the service. Finally, we’ll look at how you can switch your broadband provider to Sky.

Prices From: £26 per month (broadband only)
£33 per month (with Sky TV)
Contract Length: 18 month contract
Download Speed: 59Mbps
Upload Speed: 16Mbps
Router: Sky Broadband Hub (Sky SR203)
Coverage: 91% of UK homes
(check your postcode)

Sky Superfast Plans

Sky Superfast Broadband

The easiest way to get Sky’s Superfast Broadband is getting it on a standalone basis without Sky TV. At present, you’ll pay £26 per month for Superfast Broadband on its own, giving you an average download speed of 59Mbps and an average upload speed of 16Mbps.

The following table shows Sky’s Superfast Broadband deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Superfast

59Mbps
average download

No TV
£26/month
for 18 months

See Sky Superfast Broadband Deals →

By default, you’ll get a Sky Talk phone line included with Pay As You Go calls. If you like, you can pay an extra £5 per month for unlimited evening & weekend calls, or an extra £12 per month for unlimited anytime calls. In some cases, the Sky Talk service will be provided to you using Internet Calls (voice-over-IP technology).

You can add Sky’s Wi-Fi Guarantee for an extra £5 per month (sometimes also known as Sky Broadband Boost).

Sky TV with Superfast Broadband

You can often save significant amounts of money when you take Sky TV together with Superfast Broadband. For instance, you’ll pay £42 per month for Sky TV with Superfast Broadband. This compares to £26 per month for Sky TV on its own and £26 per month for Superfast Broadband on its own.

If you take Sky TV together with Superfast Broadband, you’ll get a Sky Q set-top box for your television. This gives you access to both live and on-demand entertainment. The Sky Q box will also boost your home’s wi-fi signal as it has mesh wi-fi technology built in. On top of that, you can add a range of extras such as a discounted subscription to Netflix or access to the Sky Sports channels.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV Essentials

59Mbps
average download
Sky TV Essentials

200+ channels included
£33/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Superfast Broadband

59Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£42/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
£43/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Sky Sports & Superfast Broadband

59Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky Sports
Sky TV with Sky Sports

300+ channels included
£62/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront

See Sky Superfast Broadband & TV Deals →

You can customise your Sky TV and Superfast Broadband package on Sky’s website.

Superfast vs Ultrafast Broadband

In around 25% of UK homes, Sky offers Ultrafast Broadband as an alternative to Superfast Broadband.

Ultrafast Broadband gives you an average download speed of 145Mbps, making it around two and a half times times faster than Superfast Broadband. You’ll also get a minimum guaranteed download speed of 100Mbps and an average upload speed of 27Mbps.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast

145Mbps
average download

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

145Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£49/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront

See Sky Ultrafast Broadband Deals →

The Ultrafast Broadband plan is available in homes with access to a Gfast or full fibre (FTTP) connection. You can enter your postcode on Sky’s website to see whether Ultrafast Broadband is available where you live.

Ultrafast Plus Broadband

In around 15.7% of UK homes, you can also choose the Ultrafast Plus broadband plan. This gives you an average download speed of 500Mbps which is about eight times faster than Superfast Broadband. You’ll also get a minimum guaranteed download speed of 400Mbps. The average upload speed on Ultrafast Plus broadband is 60Mbps.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast Plus

500Mbps
average download

No TV
£43/month
for 18 months
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Ultrafast Plus Broadband

500Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£59/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront

See Sky Ultrafast Plus Deals →

For more information, see our Sky Ultrafast Broadband review.

Sky Superfast Broadband Speeds

On Sky’s Superfast Broadband service, you’ll get an average download speed of 59Mbps and an average upload speed of 16Mbps. This should allow you to stream HD-quality video on up to 10 devices at the same time. Alternatively, you can stream 4K ultra-HD video on 2 devices at the same time.

To get a personalised estimate of the speeds available where you live, enter your postcode on Sky’s website. You’ll also be given your personalised speed guarantee on this page, with money back available from Sky if the speed drops below this guaranteed minimum.

Check Sky Superfast Broadband Speed →

Behind the scenes, the maximum possible download speed on Superfast Broadband is 80Mbps. The maximum possible upload speed is 20Mbps. In reality, however, the top speed will only be obtainable if you’re using a FTTP (full fibre) broadband connection from Sky. Alternatively, you can get pretty close if you’re living very near to the cabinet on FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) broadband.

Download Speeds & Other Providers

If you’re comparing Sky’s Superfast Broadband to alternatives like BT’s Fibre 2 broadband or TalkTalk’s Fibre 65 broadband, it may appear at first glance that you’re getting slower download speeds on Sky Superfast Broadband. Whereas rival packages normally advertise an average download of 63Mbps to 67Mbps, Sky only advertises an average download speed of 59Mbps.

In reality, there shouldn’t actually be much of a difference in the download speed on Sky and on other broadband providers.

With most other providers, there are multiple different broadband plans offered with a range of speeds. For instance, BT offers Fibre Essential broadband (36Mbps), Fibre 1 broadband (50Mbps) and Fibre 2 broadband (67Mbps). Similarly, TalkTalk offers Fibre 35 broadband (38Mbps) and Fibre 65 broadband (67Mbps). However, depending on the distance between your home and the nearest street cabinet, the faster plans may not always be offered to you. This helps rival providers to have a higher average download speed as they’ll be offering the faster plans to a smaller number of homes.

In contrast, Sky only offers a single Superfast Broadband plan. This covers a wider range of homes (including those that are unable to get the fastest speeds). For this reason, it brings their average download speed down to 59Mbps across the UK. However, this shouldn’t actually make any difference if you’re looking at the download speeds available at any given address.

Sky Superfast Broadband Router

If you sign up for Sky’s Superfast Broadband, you’ll receive the Sky Broadband Hub router (Sky SR203). This produces a Wi-Fi network in your home for other devices to connect to.

Sky’s Broadband Hub router supports dual-band Wi-Fi 5 technology and allows you to have up to 64 devices connected to your network at the same time. It uses 8 built-in Wi-Fi antenna to optimise the performance of your network. It also includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet sockets for connecting wired devices to your home network.

For more information and in-depth technical specifications, see the Sky Broadband website.

Coverage & Availability

Sky’s Superfast Broadband service is delivered using the Openreach network. They’ll either use fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) or fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology depending on which one is available at your address.

At present, this means Superfast Broadband is available to around 91% of UK homes. To check whether it’s available in your area, enter your postcode on Sky’s broadband availability checker:

Check Sky Superfast Broadband Coverage (sky.com) →

If you’re not able to get Superfast Broadband at your address, you might be able to get Sky’s Essential Plus broadband service instead. This is delivered using copper broadband (ADSL) technology, with the price including a mandatory subscription to Sky’s Broadband Boost service.

Switching to Sky Broadband

If you’re currently using a different broadband provider, it’s easy switching your home broadband service to Sky.

Start by ordering your Superfast broadband plan online. You’ll be given a personalised estimate of the download speeds available at your address, along with a Speed Guarantee that’s specific to your address.

In most cases, Sky will then contact your old provider for you automatically to cancel the old broadband service. The main exception to this is if you’re a Virgin Media customer, in which case you’ll also need to contact them directly to cancel.

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:

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 Superfast Broadband?
In the UK, Sky’s Superfast Broadband offers an average download speed of 59Mbps and an average upload speed of 16Mbps. It’s available from £26 per month without Sky TV, or £33 per month with Sky TV.
Can I get Superfast Broadband without Sky TV?
Yes. You can get Sky’s Superfast Broadband without taking a Sky TV service at the same time. Superfast Broadband is available without Sky TV for £26 per month.
Is Superfast Broadband available on a FTTP connection?
Yes. If your home has access to a full fibre (FTTP) broadband connection, you’ll still be able to choose the Superfast Broadband plan. This is offered as a cheaper alternative to Ultrafast Broadband and Ultrafast Plus Broadband for customers not needing the faster speeds available on Ultrafast.
How can I check the availability of Superfast Broadband where I live?
To check the availability of Sky’s Superfast Broadband where you live, enter your postcode on Sky’s website.

More Information

For more information about Superfast Broadband, please see Sky’s official website. You can also read our Sky Broadband review.

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