Sky offers Ultrafast Broadband from £32 per month. Compare their Ultrafast and Ultrafast Plus plans.

In the UK, Sky now offers an ultrafast broadband service with average download speeds of up to 500Mbps.

You can choose Ultrafast Broadband which costs £32/month for an average download speed of 145Mbps.

For faster speeds, there’s also Ultrafast Plus Broadband which costs £42/month for an average download speed of 500Mbps.

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Sky’s Ultrafast broadband plans are currently available in around 29% of UK homes. In most cases, Sky is using full fibre (FTTP) technology to bring these speeds into your home. In some cases, G.fast technology can also be used if full fibre technology isn’t yet available where you live. You can check the availability of Ultrafast Broadband on Sky’s website.

In this article, we’ll review Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband service, including both the Ultrafast and Ultrafast Plus plans. We’ll compare the speeds available on each plan and the features you’ll get included. We’ll also look at the availability of Sky’s ultrafast service and how you can switch to Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband.

Prices From: £32 per month
Contract Length: 18 month contract
Download Speed: 145Mbps (Ultrafast)
500Mbps (Ultrafast Plus)
Upload Speed: 27Mbps (Ultrafast)
60Mbps (Ultrafast Plus)
Router: Sky Broadband Hub (Sky SR203)
Coverage: 29.6% of UK homes (check your postcode)

Sky Ultrafast Broadband Plans

In the UK, Sky now offers a choice of two Ultrafast broadband plans: Ultrafast Broadband (with an average download speed of 145Mbps) and Ultrafast Plus Broadband (with an average download speed of 500Mbps).

It’s currently possible to get Ultrafast Broadband from a discounted price of £32 per month, with free set-up when you order through this link. Alternatively, it’s also possible to get Ultrafast Broadband together with Sky TV.

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the two Ultrafast broadband plans on Sky:

Sky Ultrafast Sky Ultrafast Plus
Monthly Price (broadband): £32 per month £42 per month
Monthly Price (with Sky TV): £46 per month £56 per month
Download Speed (average): 145Mbps 500Mbps
Upload Speed (average): 27Mbps 60Mbps
Inclusive Features
Phone Line (Sky Talk): Yes (using Internet Calls) Yes (using Internet Calls)
Speed Guarantee: 100Mbps speed guarantee 400Mbps speed guarantee
WiFi Guarantee: With £5/month Broadband Boost With £5/month Broadband Boost
Technology
Connectivity: Full Fibre (FTTP)
(Also available on Gfast)
Full Fibre (FTTP)
Router: Sky Hub (SR203) Sky Hub (SR203)
Availability: 29.6% of UK homes
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21.1% of UK homes
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In addition, Sky also offers Superfast Broadband which has an average download speed of 59Mbps. This is available in more than 90% of UK homes. If you’re living in a home with an existing full fibre (FTTP) connection, this plan can also be delivered to you using FTTP technology.

Ultrafast Broadband

If you choose Sky’s Ultrafast plan, you’ll get a fibre broadband service with an average download speed of 145Mbps. This is backed by an Ultrafast Speed Guarantee of 100Mbps. You’ll also get an average upload speed of 27Mbps on this plan.

At present, you can get Ultrafast Broadband for £32 per month with free set-up when you order through this link. This includes a home phone service which is powered by Sky’s Internet Calls technology.

If you’d like Ultrafast Broadband together with Sky TV, this is currently available from £46 per month.

The following table shows Sky’s latest Ultrafast Broadband deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast

145Mbps
average download

No TV
£32/month
for 18 months
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Ultrafast Broadband

145Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£46/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix and Ultrafast Broadband

145Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£50/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront

See Sky Ultrafast Deals →

For an extra £5/month, you can add Sky’s Broadband Boost service. This gives you a guaranteed Wi-Fi signal in every room of your home. You’ll also get daily line checks included, along with flexible engineer visits and an extra 2GB of data in your Sky Mobile Piggybank if there’s an unexpected outage on your fibre broadband service.

At present, Sky’s Ultrafast plan is available in around 29.6% of UK homes. You can enter your postcode on Sky’s website to see whether Ultrafast Broadband is available where you live. It’ll be provided using either full fibre (FTTP) technology or Gfast technology, depending on what is available in your home.

Ultrafast Plus Broadband

If you’re looking for Sky’s fastest fibre broadband service, you can choose their Ultrafast Plus plan which has an average download speed of 500Mbps. This is backed by a minimum guaranteed download speed to your hub of 400Mbps. You’ll also get an average upload speed of 60Mbps.

At present, Sky’s Ultrafast Plus broadband plan is available for £42 per month (with free set-up) when you order through this link.

You can also get Ultrafast Plus broadband together with Sky TV from £56 per month.

The following table shows Sky’s latest Ultrafast Plus deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast Plus

500Mbps
average download

No TV
£42/month
for 18 months
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 £20 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix and Ultrafast Plus Broadband

500Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£60/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront

See Sky Ultrafast Plus Deals →

The Ultrafast Plus service includes Sky’s Broadband Hub router. If you want a WiFi Guarantee, you can add the £5/month Broadband Boost add-on.

Sky’s Ultrafast Plus broadband is delivered using a full fibre (FTTP) connection from Openreach. At present, this is available in around 21% of UK homes. You can enter your postcode on Sky’s website to check the availability where you live.

Superfast vs Ultrafast Broadband

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Ultrafast Broadband, you can get Sky’s Superfast Broadband from £26 per month. This gives you an average download speed of 59Mbps and an average upload speed of 18Mbps.

If you’re currently unable to get Ultrafast Broadband in your home, it’s likely you’ll still be offered the option of getting Superfast Broadband. That’s because Superfast Broadband is available in more than 90% of UK homes (compared to only 29% of UK homes on Ultrafast Broadband).

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Superfast

59Mbps
average download

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

59Mbps
average download
Sky TV Essentials

200+ channels included
£30/month
for 18 months
plus £25 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 £20 upfront

See Sky Superfast Deals →

Sky Broadband Boost

You can add the Broadband Boost add-on to your Sky Broadband service for an extra £5/month. This gives you four additional features:

  • Guaranteed wi-fi in every room of your home: Guaranteed speeds of at least 3Mbps in every room of your home, or money back on your Sky Broadband Boost subscription. You’ll be sent a Sky Wi-Fi Booster to help with the Wi-Fi in your home if required.
  • Daily line checks: An automated check on your connection each day to ensure that your Ultrafast Broadband service is working correctly.
  • Flexible engineer visits: You’ll get free evening and weekend appointments with the Sky Broadband Tech Team (normally £15).
  • 2GB mobile data for unplanned outages: An extra 2GB of data will be added to your Sky Mobile Piggybank if there’s an unplanned outage on your Sky Broadband service.

The following table shows Sky’s Ultrafast broadband plans with Boost:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast

145Mbps
average download

No TV
£37/month
for 18 months
with Broadband Boost
Sky Broadband
Sky Ultrafast Plus

500Mbps
average download

No TV
£47/month
for 18 months
with Broadband Boost
Sky Broadband
Sky Gigafast

900Mbps
average download

No TV
£57/month
for 18 months
with Broadband Boost

For more information, see our Sky Broadband Boost review.

Sky Ultrafast Speeds

If you’re using Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband, you can expect an average download speed between 145Mbps and 500Mbps. This will depend on your plan and location.

You’ll also benefit from Sky’s speed guarantee. This gives you a minimum guaranteed download speed of either 100Mbps (on the Ultrafast plan) or 400Mbps (on the Ultrafast Plus plan).

The following table shows the average speeds you can expect on Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband:

Sky Broadband Plan Download Speed
(average)
Upload Speed
(average)
Ultrafast 150Mbps
(100Mbps guaranteed)
27Mbps
Ultrafast Plus 500Mbps
(400Mbps guaranteed)
60Mbps

You can get a personalised estimate of the speeds available where you live by entering your postcode on Sky’s website.

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Sky Ultrafast Broadband Router

When you sign up to Sky’s Ultrafast broadband service, you’ll receive a Sky Broadband Hub router (Sky SR203).

The Sky Broadband Hub router supports dual-band Wi-Fi 5 technology and has 8 built-in antenna to optimise the performance of your home Wi-Fi network. It supports up to 64 devices on Wi-Fi at the same time. There are also 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports available for connecting wired devices to your home network.

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

As an Ultrafast Broadband customer, you’ll be using Sky’s Internet Calls for your Sky Talk home phone service. This means your landline telephone will need to be plugged in to the Sky Broadband Hub router instead of being plugged in directly at the wall socket.

If you don’t currently have an Openreach modem (ONT) inside your home, you’ll get one installed as part of the set-up process for Ultrafast Broadband. This is required for you to be able to access a full fibre (FTTP) connection.

Coverage & Availability

At the time of writing, Sky’s Ultrafast broadband is available in around 29.6% of UK homes:

  • The Ultrafast plan has slightly wider availability, with coverage in homes with either full fibre (FTTP) or Gfast technology. As a result, 29.6% of UK homes are able to get Ultrafast broadband.
  • The Ultrafast Plus plan is only available in homes with access to a full fibre (FTTP) connection. This means 21.1% of UK homes are currently able to get Ultrafast Plus broadband.

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

Check Sky Ultrafast Broadband Coverage (sky.com) →

Over the next few years, full fibre technology is due to be rolled out very quickly 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 Ultrafast broadband where you live, you may still be able to get Superfast Broadband from Sky.

Switching to Sky Broadband

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

Start by ordering your new Ultrafast broadband plan online. During the online order process, you’ll be given an activation date for your Sky Ultrafast broadband service. An engineer visit will also be scheduled if one is required to set it up.

Normally, Sky will automatically contact your old broadband provider for you 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.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sky Ultrafast Broadband?
Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband plan offers an average download speed of 145Mbps and an average upload speed of 27Mbps. It’s currently available from £32 per month in around 29.6% of UK homes.
What is Sky Ultrafast Plus Broadband?
Ultrafast Plus Broadband is Sky’s fastest fibre broadband plan. It uses full fibre (FTTP) technology to deliver average download speeds of 500Mbps and average upload speeds of 60Mbps. You can get it from £42 per month. The plan is currently available in 21.1% of UK homes.
Does Sky offer full fibre (FTTP) broadband?
Yes. Sky currently offers full fibre (FTTP) broadband in around 6 million UK homes. They’re using the Openreach network for this. Full fibre broadband coverage is due to increase to 25 million homes by December 2025.
How do I check the availability of Ultrafast Broadband where I live?
To check the availability of Sky’s Ultrafast Broadband plans where you live, enter your postcode on Sky’s website.

More Information

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

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  • I like the fact that Sky did start off by giving a higher speed guarantee than BT for their respective Ultrafast Full Fibre packages. It would be great if Sky would also offer the “Gigabit” 900Mbps product as BT and TalkTalk are now doing.

    One good thing about Sky is the 18 months contract length. BT is 24 months. And they do seem to give a better price if you sign up for, or have Sky Q TV.

    Cuckoo Broadband also seem to be worth checking out as well.

  • seems strange that sky are throttling gfast. Depending on distance from cabinet you can get up to 330 MB on Gfast. I am with another supplier and getting 250/35 on Gfast.

  • Moving from Ultra to Ultra Plus was 2 minutes. I assume it will take some time to settle down, but within minutes I was getting 500MB/70MB. Not sure how I can be faster on upload than advertised, but I’ll take it. Very happy!

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