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The best Sky broadband deals in August 2022

Sky broadband deals stand out as one of the most popular options for internet these days, and for good reason! With fast speeds, a huge array of add-ons and a long history in the tech industry, there is a lot going for Sky.

And while it is by no means the cheapest supplier of broadband deals, Sky's huge list of customisations you can make means Sky broadband deals can be fitted perfectly to your needs.

Arguably the leading supplier for broadband and TV deals (sorry Virgin), those looking for their fix of sports, movies or general TV will find comfort in a Sky TV and broadband package.

And if you have no interest in a TV add-on or any boosts to your plan, Sky also has an array of fibre broadband deals to get your teeth into, as well as some ADSL speeds for those on a tighter budget.

However, as we mentioned above, Sky's position as one of the more premium internet providers means it will come at a slightly higher cost, especially as you stack up on added features.

For all of the best Sky broadband deals, read on and find the cheapest and best prices. Plus, we go into detail about the features you can get and what makes Sky stand out.

Sky broadband deals comparison


How to choose the right Sky broadband package

What broadband speeds can I get?

Even before you start thinking about whether you want to add Sky TV or mobile to your internet package, you'll need to decide what speed and data usage best suits your household. Consider whether you want to crank up the speed - and price - with a fibre broadband package.

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Sky Broadband Essential
If you simply want basic broadband for checking your emails and using the web, then Sky's entry-level Broadband Essential deal is one of the cheapest on the market. With download speeds averaging 11Mb (that's around 1MB per second) it may struggle a little with streaming, especially if there are lots of devices trying to use it at once. Sky Broadband Unlimited includes:

  • Average 11Mb speed
  • Sky Q Hub router
  • Unlimited data usage
  • Sky Broadband Shield
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Sky Broadband Superfast
This is the daddy of the Sky broadband family. The provider cranks up the speed to up to 63Mb, which equates to download speeds of roughly 8MB per second. Rapid. Keep in mind that Sky has recently ditched its mid-range fibre package so if you want Sky Fibre this is your only choice. 

Sky Broadband Superfast includes:

  • Avg 59Mb speeds
  • Sky Q Hub router
  • Unlimited data usage
  • Sky Broadband Shield

Can I add any Sky TV packages deals?

One of the best parts of Sky is the wide range of add-ons and packages available to you:

Sky Ultimate TV: It's the big one! With Sky's Ultimate TV package, you're getting every episode of the biggest Sky shows and Netflix for £29 a month. That obviously means this will be those with the cash to splash and a desire to go big on binge-watching. 

Sky Cinema Whatever your film tastes, the eleven Sky Cinema channels are likely to have you covered. From Disney and Family to Thriller and Comedy. This comes in at £10 a month.

Sky Sports Unless it's on special offer, you'll have to pay about an extra £22 a month to add Sky's suite of sport channels. There are dedicated channels for football, cricket, golf and F1, while the main event station carries the headline events of the day.

Kids If there are children in the household, an extra fiver or so a month bags 10+ kids channels and thousands of on-demand episodes of children's TV. And then there's the Sky Kids app which features even more shows and games.  

Box Sets If you spend your evenings binging on box sets, a fiver a month gives you immediate access to more than 350.

What contracts does Sky offer?

If you go for Sky's most affordable Broadband Unlimited plan, you'll get a one year contract. With all of the Fibre packages, you'll be tied into an 18 month commitment to Sky. You may not wish to be tied into a contract that long, but at least you'll know what you'll be paying for longer.

Sky Broadband deals - add-ons and features:

Do I get a phone line with Sky?

The price you pay for Sky Broadband also includes Sky Line Rental, which lets you retain your existing home phone number.

You can pay an extra premium for a Sky Talk allowance - for example, Sky Talk Evenings and Weekends allows unlimited  calls during those windows (evenings are defined as 7pm-7am), Sky Talk Anytime Extra for as many calls as you wish to UK landlines at any time and Sky Talk International Extra if you have friends or family living overseas.

Sky Talk customers also get the benefit of the Sky Talk Shield. It gives you greater control over blocking unwanted calls and numbers.

What is Sky WiFi?

As a Sky broadband customer, you'll get access to unlimited usage of Sky's Wi-Fi hotspots that are dotted around the UK. You can connect up to six devices to the thousands of hotspot locations, which include popular coffee and restaurant chains.

What is Sky Broadband Shield?

Access to Sky Broadband Shield is included with every internet plan and adds a layer of security to your online life at home. As well as seeking out malware and phishing scam attempts, the Shield includes parental controls so you can make sure your children aren't landing on websites they shouldn't.

Do I need Sky Broadband Boost?

One of Sky's many add-ons, Sky Broadband Boost allows you to upgrade your Sky broadband deals in a few key ways, mostly offering a more concrete system if anything goes wrong.

With the Boost feature, you can get Sky engineer visits at times that suit you, daily checks of your internet line, control of your families screen time and if you're a Sky Mobile customer, you'll get 2GB of data added to your plan.

There is also a speed guarantee built in which means if your speeds drop below 3Mb in any room of your house, Sky will give you some money back on your Boost subscription.

While these features won't be worthwhile to everyone, those looking to have the best experience of their Sky broadband will find some good value here.

Alex Hughes
Alex Hughes

Alex is a journalist who has written extensively about all things broadband, SIMs and phone contracts, as well as scouring the internet to land you the best prices on the very latest in gadgets and tech. Whether that be with the latest iPhones and Android handsets, breaking down how broadband works or revealing the cheapest SIM plans, he's in the know, and will help you land a bargain.