Sky is offering broadband at a price that BT and Virgin Media can’t match

Sky is offering broadband at a price that BT and Virgin Media can't match


Sky has just cut the price of one of its most popular broadband plans, which now makes it cheaper than both BT and Virgin Media. The saving comes to anyone signing up to Sky's Superfast internet access and home phone bundle.

For a limited time, you can subscribe to this service for £25 per month – that's significantly cheaper than any of its closest rivals.

Sky's Superfast broadband bundle clocks-up an average download speed of 59Mbps, which should be fast enough for most homes who want to stream music and movies.

So, how much cheaper is this service?

For example, Virgin Media has its M50 service (average speeds 50Mbps) for £28 per month and BT is offering its Fibre Essentials service (average speeds 36Mbps) for £26.99. Sky also says it will guarantee customers will get the speed promised, or get money back.

It's worth noting that to get this discount you will need to sign up to an 18-month contract and there is a £19.95 set-up fee to pay.

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News of this deal comes as Sky is slowly rolling out much faster speeds to some customers across the UK. There's not been a big song and dance made about this upgrade with Sky quietly extending the availability of its speedy 145Mbps full-fibre broadband package.

Originally this was only available as a small pilot scheme for a handful of customers. Now is seem Sky is ready to roll it out to more people and has even slightly refined this full-fibre offering.

In the pilot scheme, Sky was offering its full-fibre internet for £39 a month.

However, that has now dropped to a more competitive £35 a month.

If you can access Sky's full fibre it will help boost your speeds and make downloads much faster. It is worth remembering that Sky isn't the only firm bringing faster downloads to homes.

Shell is best known for powering our cars, but the fuel firm also provides broadband and their internet service has just got a whole lot quicker. Known as Shell Energy, it just launched its fastest-ever broadband option, which is capable of beaming content to your living room at 290Mbps – that's over four times quicker than the UK average. Not bad for a petrol company, right?

Not only is Shell offering speedy internet access to boost your boxset binges, video conferences when working from home, and more, but it's also reduced the price making it a very attractive option.

There's two plans currently available with Ultrafast Fibre (140Mbps speeds) costing £29.99 per month which is a saving of £10 off the standard cost. If you want the best download times then Ultrafast Fibre Plus (290Mbps speeds) is currently reduced to £39.99 – a saving of £5.

Shell says that both options are based on an 18-month contract and offer unlimited usage. This Ultrafast Fibre has been made possible via G.Fast, an upgrade that supercharges your existing telephone line to provide lightning-fast speeds.



Written by David Minister

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