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Sky Fibre brings 38Mbps broadband at £10 a month

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Sky Fibre brings 38Mbps broadband at £10 a month

Sky has just launched its cheapest price plan yet for its fibre broadband service.

The Sky Fibre set-up will offer download speeds up to 38Mbps for a monthly fee of £10.

Sky already has two fibre broadband plans in extisence – Sky Fibre Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro.

There is a caveat with the new service however, namely a 25GB monthly usage cap.

Lyssa McGowan, Director of Sky Broadband, said: “We’re always looking to give customers even more reasons to choose Sky.”

“Sky Fibre means we can now offer superfast speeds for just £10 a month – the lowest standard price in the UK,” she continued, adding: “It’s perfect for those who want to try fibre for the first time.

The nippy speeds should mean customers will be able to download albums in mere seconds, and reliably stream HD footage.

Signing up to Sky Fibre also means you’ll get access to Sky Broadband Shield free of charge.

The Shield is an online safeguard that lets you block dodgy sites and avoid becoming the victim of malware and phishing.

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MattMe

December 9, 2014, 11:36 am

Although this advert is lovely, the thing is, if you plan on using the 'super fast' broadband (a term I do not really agree with when you're selling a cut-back service) to stream HD movies, or other services that you may actually benefit from having FTTC, then the 25GB cap makes it almost pointless. Netflix can use up to 3GB per hour of HD feed.
So lets say 5GB per movie. That's 5 films and not a single thing else.

Even if you don't watch 5 films a month, if you use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Skype anything more than infrequently you'll be downloading a fair heft of data.
25GB data caps should be a reason not to purchase a deal like this if you plan on taking advantage of actually having the speeds of a fibre connection.

Zubeir

December 9, 2014, 11:51 am

That's poor. The capping is such a let down. 'We will give you a porsche, but you can only drive it at 30mph'. This is my second year with Sky, being an ex O2 broadband customer, the offer to stay was good. No issues with their BB service, but if I can find a competitive price with Virgin Media, then I'm gone. Sky offers are all over the place, they don't provide great loyalty to existing customers.

TheHulksMothersCousin

December 9, 2014, 12:32 pm

Is that including the sky line rental of Sky Line Rental (£16.40 a month). I dont think so.

MattMe

December 9, 2014, 2:10 pm

If Virgin aren't in your area yet there's a "cable my street" email address where you can request that they do a survey to install it.
It's definitely the best value fibre deal out there at the minute, in my opinion.

My experience of Sky BB has not been good, where uploading appears to directly affect download speeds.

MattMe

December 9, 2014, 2:11 pm

No it's not.
However, even including that line rental the total is still some cheaper than most rivals. It's just a shame about the data cap.

TheHulksMothersCousin

December 9, 2014, 4:05 pm

so thats £26.40 whilst virgin do unlimited download at up to 50MBs, no phone line for £28.

MattMe

December 10, 2014, 9:56 am

Exactly. If Virgin is available to you, and you don't require a phone line then, in my opinion, they're the best deal out there currently.

Zubeir

December 10, 2014, 3:29 pm

Luckily there are plenty of options for Fibre/cable in my area. A friend who does utility referral stuff, had a cracking deal for 50mb BB and Virgin Media land line for £20.50. Typically after I signed up to $ky.

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