Sky Broadband will bring a significant change in to their lineup as it prepares to introduce the new Ultrafast broadband packages. Expected to launch in the second half of 2019, this will give Sky customers the option to upgrade their plans and experience broadband in its blazing speed.
BT and Virgin Media are two ISPs in the UK that offer 100Mbps+ speed plans. This year, Sky Broadband will follow suit with the impending launch of its Ultrafast internet packages, which will be a rebrand of the company’s existing range of ADSL+2 and FTTC-based broadband services. The telco will also introduce fresh add-ons and recent information implies that they’re planning to add three new packages featuring top-speed options from 150Mbps.
Sky Broadband Packages
Currently, Sky provides two main internet plans: Essential (ADSL+2) with up to 11Mbps download speed and Superfast (FTTC / VDSL2+) delivering up to 59Mbps download speed. The Essential plan is available on an 18-month contract and includes unlimited broadband ideal for your basic internet needs. The Superfast plan, meanwhile, offers high-speed connection that’s perfect for streaming. Both broadband packages include line rental, Sky Pay as you Talk, Sky Hub, and Sky Boost at half price for 18 months.
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What’s a Sky Boost?
Sky Boost guarantees that the connection you receive is faultless. For a little extra per month, you’re made sure that your internet experience is one without interruptions and hassles. Sky will run daily checks on your line and get it fixed fast and efficiently in case there are issues.
You’ll be entitled for free engineer visits whenever you need it at a time that’s convenient for you, including evenings and weekends.
Sky Boost also allows you to manage your family’s screen time with Sky Broadband Buddy. And if you’re a mobile customer, you’ll get 2GB in your account if your broadband drops out. Sky Boost is also now available for a small additional cost for 18 months and then goes back to its regular price afterward.
When is Ultrafast Happening?
Sky’s Ultrafast (100Mbps+) speed packages will make use of FTTP and even G.fast technology via Openreach’s (BT) national network, which is why Sky recently rebranded their existing broadband packages. Sky Broadband Unlimited became Sky Broadband Essential (11Mbps) while Sky Fibre Max is now offered as Sky Broadband Superfast (59Mbps).
Finally, Sky customers will have the option to upgrade to the all-new Sky Broadband Ultrafast as soon as it becomes available. Reportedly, there’ll be three FTTP/G. Fast speed-tiers under the Ultrafast category including 160Mbps, 330Mbps, and 1Gbps. No formal announcements have been made yet, but the new Ultrafast plans are anticipated to launch in the second half of 2019.