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Sky unveils new superfast Fibre Max Broadband


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Sky has launched a new Sky Fibre Max package, its fastest broadband offering yet, with claimed speeds of up to 76Mbps.

The new package offers unlimited broadband usage and will cost £25 per month, plus Sky Line Rental, which will currently run you £17.40 a month.

Sky's next fastest package, Sky Fibre Unlimited offers speeds of up to 38Mbps, which makes Fibre Max capable of delivering double the download speeds.

However, as with all broadband packages, the speed you actually get depends on a number of factors such as location and your distance from the local phone exchange.

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Still, the new Fibre Max package should ensure remarkably speedy downloading of films and music, and looks like a great option for homes where multiple people are likely to be online and downloading at the same time.

Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communication Products at Sky said: “We’ve introduced Sky Fibre Max to give new and existing customers more choice to access our fastest broadband product at a competitive price.

"The new product represents Sky’s continued commitment to develop our broadband and fibre offering with fantastic customer service.”

The company currently offers the aforementioned Sky Fibre Unlimited, which gets you download speeds of 38Mbps and unlimited usage, and Sky Fibre, which has the same download speeds but comes with a 25GB monthly usage cap.

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There's also the standard Sky Broadband unlimited which will get you up to 17Mbps download speeds with unlimited usage.

Sky Fibre Max is available to new and existing customers, with or without Sky TV and on a 12 month contract, with Sky Line Rental (£17.40 a month). Set-up costs may apply and you have to pay an extra £9.95 for the router delivery.

With the launch of the new package, the company will stop offering its Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro tier to new customers from today, but existing customers can still take advantage of that particular package.

Sign up for Sky Fibre Max and you'll also get the company's online protection tool: Sky Broadband Shield.

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Will you be signing up? Let us know in the comments.


August 16, 2016, 11:47 am

I really wish these guys would start competing with Virgin Media. I'm getting 200Mbps!

Well, apart from peak-time throttling and over-contention which was killing my speeds until the contention recently improved.

I really don't like VM but right now there's just no viable competition at the top speeds.


August 16, 2016, 12:12 pm

Also dependent on where you live, I'm in central London and there are no services offering superfast but EE 4G is brilliant for me at half these sort of prices and the big, big, bonus. No 'landline' money going to BT!

Prem Desai

August 17, 2016, 2:46 am

Don't get carried away by Virgin's numbers - they are just that.

I had both Virgin (when it was 120Mb) and BT Infinity (at 52Mb) for a period of 4 months. This gave me the opportunity to run these in parallel.

Yes, when you do a speed test, the Virgin comes out on tops - that's because they have unblocked those ports. With everything else, they have traffic shaping and don't allow several services. The BT solution was noticeably faster for everyday browsing and downloading. It is truly unlimited as there is no traffic shaping and nothing (that I use anyway) is blocked.

The Virgin supplied router is pants too. The BT one is slightly better - not that this mattered as I was always going to use my own.

Never doing Virgin again.

No, I don't have shares in BT. Just want people to learn from my experience.

This Sky solution sounds too much like BT Infinity ......


August 17, 2016, 10:39 am

SKY and the rest can offer speeds of infinity if they want but its irrelevant with BT refusing to update 20 year old telephone wires or removing local green boxes so the nearest box now cover twice as many houses and is about a mile away.
My mobile speeds are faster than my SKY fibre.


August 17, 2016, 1:31 pm

I do get a little over 200Mbps with VM, usually after 1am, for downloading from newsgroups (a.k.a. Usenet).

I often get similar in Steam when it's downloading or updating a game.

At peak times it's lower of course. For a long time it was pathetic, less than 8Mbps, but they seem to have done some work and now it's more like 80Mbps plus, which I'm ok with.

Obviously there's still the throttling, which has become more and more draconian over the years (I didn't mind it when it first started).

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