Can I get Sky fibre broadband?
There’s no doubt that Sky are one of the biggest names in the communications industry, with a fibre broadband network that can reach more than 16 million homes across the UK. But is yours one of them? Find out with our handy guide to checking Sky Fibre Unlimited availability in your area.
Sky have quickly positioned themselves as one of the country’s leading suppliers of fibre broadband. Not only is their reach extensive across the UK, but both packages are truly unlimited, with no caps, traffic management or fair usage policy. Add to this a loyal customer base and all of the optional extras that Sky can offer, and you can see why so many people have already chosen Sky Fibre Unlimited.
Is Sky fibre broadband available in my area?
With over 16 million homes (and counting) already able to connect to the Sky fibre network, there’s a good chance that you may already be able to consider them as a supplier.
We can tell you instantly if Sky Fibre Unlimited has reached your area with our postcode checker. Just 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.
How fast is Sky fibre broadband?
The basic Sky Fibre Unlimited package has an advertised download speed of up to 38Mbps, while in upgraded areas the faster Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro service has a speed of up to 76Mbps.
As with all types of fixed-line broadband the actual speed you’ll get will depend upon a number of factors, with your location having the greatest influence – that’s why we recommend using our postcode checker to get a realistic estimate of your download speed before you go any further.
Broadband speeds can suffer during peak periods of increased demand, such as weekday evenings and weekend afternoons, but this is unavoidable. Sky claims that they will always deliver the fastest speed possible at any given time.
Are Sky Fibre Unlimited packages truly unlimited?
Yes, both Sky Fibre Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro are truly unlimited, with no download restrictions, no traffic management and no fair usage policy.
Does it include public Wi-Fi use?
Yes, when you sign up for either Sky fibre optic broadband package you’ll qualify for unlimited access to the Sky Wi-Fi network of public hotspots, which can be found in restaurants, shopping centres and pubs across the UK.
Do bear in mind however that you can only register up to 6 devices at a time for the Sky Wi-Fi network, and a fair usage policy does apply - so while it is unlimited, it’s not ‘truly’ unlimited in the same way that your home connection will be.
What equipment do I need?
Everything you need to connect to the fibre optic network will be supplied free of charge by Sky. This includes a cable modem, which will be professionally installed, and a Sky Hub wireless router (subject to a £2.18 delivery charge). If you leave your contract early Sky may ask you to return this equipment in a ‘reusable’ state.
Do I need a landline?
You’ll need an active landline, and to pay Sky line rental at £15.40 a month. If you don’t have a phone line you can order one from Sky, while if you have an old deactivated line Sky can arrange to have it reconnected – but you will be charged in either case.
What if I can’t get it?
Sky is constantly adding new areas to their fibre network. If you’ve used our postcode checker and are currently unable to connect to Sky Fibre broadband, then there may be a chance that you’ll be able to get it in the future.
If you’d like us to email you when Sky fibre broadband comes to your area, you should sign up for our free broadband availability alerts. This is a completely free service, and we won’t share your information with anyone else.
Why do we need your postcode?
Once you enter your postcode, Cable.co.uk will perform a live lookup and check all the available providers in your area.
This ensures you receive accurate information on the availability of providers and packages in your area.
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