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Can I get Sky fibre broadband?

Monday, February 24th 2014

Thinking of signing up for Sky’s fibre broadband service? Use our availability checker to see if you can get it in your area.

Sky is one of the leading suppliers of fibre broadband in the UK, and reaches over 16 million homes and businesses. Its fibre service is carried on the BT Openreach network and can reach speeds of up to 76Mbps, so let’s see if you can get it where you live.

Postcode checker

We can tell you instantly if Sky’s fibre service has reached your area with our availability checker. Type your postcode into the box below and click ‘Go’. We’ll tell you if you can get Sky fibre optic broadband, which packages and deals you have to choose from and the download speed you’ll be able to get.

Sky fibre availability

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Not available everywhere

The BT Openreach network used by Sky for its fibre optic broadband service is the most widespread in the country, but that doesn’t mean it gets to everyone.

By early 2014 the network reached an estimated 62% of the UK population, and that is increasing. However, there are still many people beyond the reach of that network.

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What if I can’t get Sky broadband?

You have two options if you want fibre optic broadband and can’t get Sky broadband.

Sky does not have access to the entire BT Openreach network, so it’s worth checking to see if you can receive BT Infinity, which is BT’s own fibre optic service.

The only widespread fibre optic provider in the UK which does not use the BT Openreach network is Virgin Media, which is busy laying out its own network. It reaches some parts of the country as yet untouched by BT.

If you’d like us to email you when Sky fibre broadband comes to your area, you can sign up for our free broadband availability alerts. This is a completely free service, and we won’t share your information with anyone else.

And don't forget, Cable.co.uk now produces in-depth broadband reviews of every major UK broadband package, so check them out if you need more information.

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Comments (4)

25th January 2014

Yes usually BT own the fibre network

Roy Anderson
8th October 2013

Does Sky utilise the BT fibre optic network for their system?

12th September 2013

Sky do not charge for phone lines to be activated. The Standard Fibre Unlimited gives speeds of up to 38 Mbps

Jan Sobczak
25th June 2013

Looking at your package and unfortunately you don't compete with BT my current provider who have lousy customer service but I get 38 mbps constantly download and 6-8 mbps upload if I could get a a guaranteed 35 mbps I would switch today as BT just don't give a monkey's uncle about Customer service

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