Sky launches free fi­bre-op­tic broad­band

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Sky has made a big move in the broad­band mar­ket by mak­ing its Sky Fi­bre pack­age free for a year

Sky has shaken up the broad­band mar­ket with the launch of its free Sky Fi­bre Broad­band of­fer. As the bat­tle hots up be­tween the broad­caster and BT on the sports side of things, Sky has made a new move to win over broad­band cus­tomers which will po­ten­tially worry other ri­vals such as Vir­gin Media and Talk­Talk.

The Sky Fi­bre pack­age nor­mally costs £10 per month, but the firm is waiv­ing that fee. The con­tract is for 12 months and there’s no obli­ga­tion to con­tinue af­ter the year is up. Sky says this will mean that those who sign up will save £186.13 com­pared to BT.

Be­fore you sign up, it’s worth not­ing the fol­low­ing. First, Sky Fi­bre of­fers down­load speeds of up to 38Mb/s. You’ll also need to pay £16.40 per month for line rental, £6.95 for router de­liv­ery and ad­here to the 25GB monthly data limit. You’ll also get free on-de­mand ac­cess to the large Sky Box Sets li­brary. Cus­tomers who want un­lim­ited broad­band can get slower 17Mb/s broad­band for free or get Fi­bre Un­lim­ited for £10 per month which is nor­mally £20 per month.

Lyssa McGowan, di­rec­tor of Sky Broad­band, said: “We know there are lots of peo­ple who would like to try su­per­fast speeds but are put off by the high prices charged by some providers. With this ground­break­ing of­fer, we’re mak­ing Sky Fi­bre even more ac­ces­si­ble. Now su­per­fast broad­band is gen­uinely for ev­ery­one.”

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