Sky launches free fibre-optic broadband
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.”