Dan Howdle | May 2nd, 2023
Sky Broadband Superfast 35 is an upper entry-level package that delivers an average speed of 36Mbps, which is sufficient smaller households, and for streaming your favourite TV shows and most other online activities. It is available to over 96% of UK households.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you get with Sky Broadband Superfast 35.
|£33.50 per month
|Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC)
|Line rental included
|Broadband Shield, Broadband Buddy
|Sky Broadband Hub
|Broadband & phone, Broadband & phone & TV
Sky Broadband Superfast is one of the cheapest and most widely available Sky Broadband packages. It offers adequate speeds for everything from browsing the internet to streaming your favourite TV shows, from checking your e-mails to videoconferencing, though it should be considered a package aimed at smaller households. Those households with many users and many devices should consider faster speeds.
Sky Broadband Superfast is one of the lower speed packages offered by Sky Fibre. It's faster than only the Sky Superfast 35, which has an average speed of 35Mbps. The Sky Superfast 35 is available through FTTC. FTTC uses fast fibre cable up to the cabinet on the street, followed by a slower copper cable up to your property. With FTTC, the speed may vary slightly depending on the distance to the cabinet, and those who live far away from the cabinet may receive slower speeds.
Sky offers a range of package speeds all the way up to 900Mbps, but the fastest speeds are exclusive to FTTP connections. Even though many packages are in the same price ballpark, the fastest packages are only available to UK households where FTTC is available. That means that availability, rather than speed, is the main factor in deciding which package to choose the faster you wish to go.
Let’s take a quick look at how Superfast 35 compares to the other Sky broadband packages:
|£33.50 per month
|£27 per month
|£28 per month
|£33 per month
|£43 per month
Not unlike its competitors, Sky offers unlimited downloads and uploads with no caps or data restrictions.
Sky broadband packages come with the Sky Broadband Hub router as standard. With its eight wifi antennae (more than most competitors), the Hub provides rich wireless coverage throughout your home and low latency.
Sky Broadband Superfast 35 includes several additional features to enhance your internet experience. As with all Sky packages, you'll get access to Sky Broadband Shield, a tool that provides protection against harmful websites and enables parental controls, including Safe Search.
The package also includes free line rental, so you won't have to pay any extra fees to use your phone line for calls. However, if you need to make calls regularly, you can opt for one of Sky's phone packages, which include Evenings & Weekends, Anytime, and International options for a monthly fee.
For an additional £5 per month, you can add Sky's Broadband Boost to your package. This includes the WiFi Guarantee, which ensures you have wifi coverage in every room of your home with at least 3Mbps. If the guarantee is not met, Sky will either send an engineer to help you set up the hub in the ideal location or provide you with a Sky WiFi booster to extend the wifi signal.
Along with the WiFi Guarantee, the Boost package also offers daily checks of your broadband line, engineer visits at no extra cost, and an additional 2GB of mobile data if you're a Sky Mobile customer and experience a significant unplanned broadband outage. Lastly, you'll receive the Sky Broadband Buddy app, which enables you to limit the time family members spend on various mobile apps and provides parental controls even when they're away from home.
Sky is widely regarded as a top-tier provider with a reputation for excellent customer service and a range of impressive TV packages. The Superfast 35 package provides a strong and reliable service that should be more than sufficient for most small households.
In terms of pricing, Superfast 35 is similarly priced to Virgin Media's 132Mbps M125 package, and only slightly cheaper than Sky's own 150Mbps 'Ultrafast' package. However, it's important to note that Sky Broadband is generally considered to be a premium provider, with higher costs that are reflected in the quality of their equipment and services. With a great router, excellent customer and technical support, and competitively priced TV packages, we would highly recommend Sky Broadband Superfast 35 to anyone looking for a reliable and high-quality broadband service, albeit for small households.
We're open from 9am-6:30pm Monday to Friday