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Sky launches free fibre broadband: One year contract with few catches

Chris Martin | July 14, 2015
Sky has made a big move in the broadband market by making its Sky Fibre package free for a year. Find out about the deal here.


Sky has shaken up the broadband market somewhat with the launch of its free Sky Fibre Broadband offer. Find out how to get Sky fibre optic broadband for free. Read our broadband buying advice.

As the battle hots up between Sky and BT on the sports side of things, it's made a new move to win over broadband customers which will potentially worry other rivals such as Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Plusnet.

The Sky Fibre package is normally £10 a month but the firm is waiving that free and the contract is only 12 months with no obligation when it comes to an end. Sky says this means a saving of £186.13 compared to BT.

Sky Fibre offers download speeds of up to 38Mbps and there are really only three small catches. You'll need to pay line rental of £16.40 a month, pay £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 17Mbps 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 ground-breaking offer, we're making Sky Fibre even more accessible. Now superfast broadband is genuinely for everyone."

Sky has joined forces with Disneymedia+ and Pixar Animation Studios to create a new TV ad featuring characters from Disney Pixar's latest feature "Inside Out".

There is good Sky Fibre availability in the UK with the service available to 80 percent of the nation's homes.


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