Sky Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Sky.

Recent Customer Ratings for Sky

  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.2 stars
  • Speed
    2.7 stars
  • Reliability
    2.9 stars

Based on 2872 customer ratings since 2021-05-17 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

2,048 Customer Reviews over 52 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Just make sure not to disconnect your sky broadband
    before signing up with other providers it will take 2 weeks
    before new provider sets up and will leave you with no
    Broadband at all
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nr Guildford
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've been with Sky for several years and their customer service used to be superb. Unfortunately it's gone downhill and now sits within the rest of its competitors (i.e. mediocre). They are scared witless of BT and could therefore offer me a competitive deal when I was renewing my contract. The trouble is the performance of the router is so bad I can only use the wifi downstairs and within a 3-4m range. Its truly woeful. They cleverly (some may say sneakily) only guarantee the speed into your router (which is what was promised), but anything beyond that is down to me. Reading reviews on the internet, the router is the worst on the market and therefore I'm not getting my fibreoptic service in 80% of my house. Ironically I can pick up all of the neighbours' BT wifi.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Attleborough Norfolk
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Advertised a minimum of 13mb/s, it’s averaged 3mb/s over the 2 years

    £40 a month to be mugged off, be better stealing WiFi from a library
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bath
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Less than 2mbps - need I say any more and my area in Bath is officially not getting fibre and there an zero alternatives. Shocking service in a modern city!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Bromwich
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Starting out, sky broadband and connection was excellent. This was 1 year ago. Im a heavy user of broadband relying on it for work as well as domestic use. Working in the IT industry I know my stuff technically and the last month or so has been unbearable. Intermittent loss of network, severe speed fluctuation and general slowness for their unlimited dsl connection. Called tech support, ran through the usual, very helpful at this stage to help and thats where it ended. They sent out a sky "engineer". Didn't have a clue what he was on about and was constantly on the phone to someone else asking advice. He left the phone on speaker at one point to which the other "engineer" said "Well the connection hasn't dropped for a few days just plug it all back together and leave it to see how it goes". At this point he had tried his test router with same issues as I was getting and tried the phone line. Speed still dropping below 1mbps but this was normal apparently as he was submitting a survey I had filled out while connected to my Wi-Fi. It was at this point I knew I was never going to get anywhere with them and needed to leave. Virgin media - better deals,speed and support by miles (at this point in time) don't waste your time or money on this as it honestly isn't worth it. Virgin are voted the best for a reason. Only wish they had provided fibre in my location earlier so I wouldn't of had to put up with this for so long
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I wouldn’t blame the customer service agents because they try to do their best to help. It’s the company itself that is rubbish. They increase their prices in the middle of the year and instead of reducing their issues, they stop their services completely (like today). Just check the “Down” website to see the reports!! Been paying for 40Mb/s and getting 2Mp/s. Such a joke! Can’t wait for to get out of this contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After being 15 months a sky customer paying for my landline and broadband connection, after having changed 6 filters and having complained a dozen times for a slow or no internet connection, sky asked me to pay £65 for an engineer visit or free engineer visit but with a new 12 month contract! The worse blackmail I have had during my 57 years of life. What is next?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    We have been without internet since 5 days now
    And yet 2 more days to fix problem if any of the engineers showed up
    When we first called they said 2 days and then 3 days and now we have to wait 2 more days
    Very very bad service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Downpatrick
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    You will have no end to problems with sky. First, they tell us we can't have super fast in our new home so they give us essentials. That's between 0.014mbps to 1.2mbps for a week. We ring and complain and they say they can actually give us super fast so we upgrade. Queue to upgrade day. Whatever the engineer did, he didn't upgrade. Now we have no internet at all. This is a complete mockery. I have presentations and projects to research and deliver and can't because sky are just bad.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eastbourne
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Rubbish company, they promised 71 mb , I'm getting 12mb, I called many time they offer to pay more money to get more speed, although I'm paying now more than any other company.be aware of this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    In Sep 2015 I changed from BT to SKy Broadband. after 2 months I started experiencing loss of service and every 3 days my connection was lost and I had to contact them to fix the problem. After all these months the problem kept going and the only thing they did was to give 2 vouchers of 5 pounds. Last week (4/5/16) they decided to send a technician to see what is actually going on and the guy changed the router, the wall socket and did some wiring. My broadband so far is more stable but when I called to request for compensation for all these months experiencing the problem they said that they do not give credit on the account and they will send me again a voucher which, according to them, costs actually more than the cost of my loss of service. this company sounds like a joke
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sussex
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When you have it, the speed is ok, but it frequently goes off. Very unreliable! Customer Service have been no help at all, leaving! Don't recommend Sky broadband at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sunderland
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very slow broadband. Was promised 3-6 mb, got 1.5.
    Upgraded to fibre. Promised 36-40 mb, currently getting 21. Speed drops and disconnects at least twice a day and WiFi range is poor.
    Customer service isn't much better, as they keep telling me that there is nothing wrong with the service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcester
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Good customer service, worst broadband ever! Keeps lagging every time, and I have even the most expensive fibre unlimited broadband. Bad experience for an 18 month contract -_-
  • Reviewer
    Location
    7 Shannon Square
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have called many people like you guys,they're not satisfied about the service they got but of course there are others who liked it. and If you willing to change your provider we can help you and provide you with different speeds (depends on your usage and needs) with the lowest prices in the market right now and unlimited everything, and if you running the service now with another provider you won't be offline for one day in case of switching to us.also we won't charge you a penny till you fully up and running.the process of installation will be within 4 days(depends on your availability on your home).If you would like to receive a call within the next 48 hours from sending an email including (your name,post code,full adress,phone number) to this email jimmyscottuk@gmail.com.of course your information is fully secured. and also you can determine the best time to receive a call from us. don't judge until you try.I can guarantee that for you, you will be very impressed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Constant battle to keep any 'working' broadband speed. It magically improves after complaining, only to revert to the pitiful 0.3Mbps download after a short while. Plenty of rhetoric from Sky with no substance.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have no satellite signal for about a month and have spoken to customer services on a number of occasions. They are the most unhelpful people ever. They won’t send an engineer. And they say I should sort it out myself with my managing agents. I am so so frustrated with them. I want to cancel my subscription. They are a total waste of time. Taking your money but I get nothing for it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Grimscott, Bude
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Best download speed over our copper wires this week: 4.79 mbps - at 06:30hrs with just my laptop online.
    Switch on a mobile and the TV and things go tragic. No information from Sky available on when we can migrate to superfast BBand which apparently is available in our area. Sky aren't interested in us having it.
    Takes 80 mins to download a 9 mins programme in SD and for this we pay Sky a premium. It's insulting.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Customer service was amazing everything was easy to understand and set up even during covid pandemic.
    However, the Wi-Fi goes down every night without fail, for at least 5 - 10 minutes, sometimes can be down for up to 45 minuets.
    On top of that the download speed is dreadful, we receive a speed of less than 1 mbps all day long! this makes using any steaming services almost pointless. We've currently been with sky for 2 weeks and already have BT booked to come and install some actual Wi-Fi.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ayr, Scotland
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My internet was dropping a couple of times a day. The tech support guys tried to help, but eventually said there was nothing they could do and that a couple of dropouts a day was normal and caused by "active line management". Luckily I'm out of contract so I'm moving to another provider, and am actually going to save money.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Not going to choose this broadband again. After 6 months of contract they decided to change the price, even though the contract was for a year. Is it even legal? The speed is not so good if everyone in the household use their computers - 3 of us overall. Not convenient if working from home. Choose something else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Probably the worst company I have dealt with. Sucked in at Carphone Warehouse on a deal that looked too good to be true. It was, and when I went back to CW to look at the offer we had discussed they said they could not find that particular leaflet and probably Sky had picked them all up.
    Then called Sky and suffered a sales person for about an hour trying to get me to upgrade.
    Prices progressively go up. They have just decided to change my plan again at additional cost.
    TV recording is restricte - record two at the same time and you cannot watch any other programme.
    Broadband is a tad quicker than what I used about 20 years ago.
    Cannot cancel contract without early termination and fees and you also have to call someone who may lock you down for 90 minutes. (google Daily Telegraph.
    And as for the landline costs - well what can I say apart from we no longer use it.
    Upsides? Broadband has only crashed a couple of times.
    If I could give a zero rating I would.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    forfar
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Used to get 6Mbs now am down to 2,7mbs have spoke to sky and basically I am getting what is in my deal with them .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edenderry
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Terrible inconsistent speed. Also when I switched to Vodafone and I let sky know in advance they still took my money for the next month and refused to refund it
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Sky say up to 17Mb for their Unlimited broadband.
    The broadband speed we've been getting for quite a while now is only 1.7Mb.
    It's pathetically slow.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ilford
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Can't believe how much they are going to put up the price of sky up it will work out about £5 a month soon as my contracts finished I'm our cant afford it
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northolt
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband is an absolute joke. We have been having issues with it for 4 months now. They have sent out engineers 3 times but still can't figure out what the problem is. We have replaced the hub with the new one thinking the old one had a problem. Every time we are having to phone them to reset it over there and it works for few days and it's completely off again. Worst broadband ever!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greatstone/ Lade on Sea Kent
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Your website tells me that I can get on Phoneline BB up to 17Mb and on the Standard Plan 7.5Mb. The best I have this am is 1.3Mb and it is frequently worse than this and occasionally nothing. I am about 3 miles from the telephone exchange and there are houses all the way along the main road and nearer the town the housing is much more dense. There is a BT cabinet within 100m of my house and one company has got a cable into this but BT/Sky have no plans for FTTC in the near (or distant?) future. I expect the new arrangements with Open Reach will make no difference at all to the situation and the only solution to make them move would be to allow them to charge the stated BB fee for the maximum speed quoted and those in the same fee bracket pay according to the speed they actually receive.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    So slow
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blyth
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Someone clearly isn't doing their job right with Sky Broadband, our family have been Sky Broadband customers since they started providing it, they used to be one of the top broadband providers out there, but in the recent years, it's really been lacking in reliability... It cuts off every 10-15 minutes consistently, every day. And they will straight up tell you there is nothing wrong with their service, although there's clear evidence stating otherwise within the customer reviews, almost all stating the same issue... You'd expect Sky to have a great stability in their broadband with all of the money they rake in from their customer subscriptions, they're sat on £18.75 Billion as of last year. If you ask me, at this moment in time, do not pay for Sky Broadband for any circumstance as it is too unreliable, especially if you spend a lot of your time competitive gaming, because we all know bad internet really ticks off a gamer. If you ask me, their service has become beyond a joke. But with that much money sitting in their pockets, you would honestly expect a much more reliable service. The internet speed is not my main complaint or concern, but the ability to maintain the connection just isn't there. They either need to fix their crap, or some people need to be laid off and replaced, because I've tried every single piece of advice that they've provided and yet there is still no positive result, as a matter of fact, it cut out whilst typing this review. Like... What are we customers actually paying for? All we want is for Sky to fix their damn broadband.

    Thanks Sky Broadband, you're doing fantastic! <--- (At scamming the hell out of people)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Peterborough
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible customer service for an unerliable broadband at an expensive price. They choose ridiculous times to carry out their maintenance works and they provide no infomation whatsoever about when it'll be back online (and that's if you can even get through to them). Highly reccommend choosing any other broadband supplier.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    New Cumnock
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    were guaranteed by customer services that speed would be between 5 and 8mbps, it very rarely goes above 3mbps. contacted customer services about it and was kept waiting over 2 hours and their only solution was to send an engineer to replace wiring in the house, told them they were not doing that, then they said it was because the router was not connected to the main telephone connection when it actually was correctly connected. left it about a week, then contacted them again and they said they would try and step up the connection. to be fair it did rise and stayed above 5mbps for maybe 3 days before completely dropping again. would not recommend to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sawbridgeworth
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    They are quick to take your monthly payment but don't give you anything back when they can't supply the service, it's the only place where you have to pay for nothing! If you walk out of Tesco's with nothing you don't pay anything, get days with no internet with sky and they will rip off and still nick your money from you, do not get your internet from sky unless your happy to pay for nothing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Cancelled the broadband after 5 years all good the guy said to leave the direct debit in to have a refund. Instead of a refund been charged again for a service I've cancelled
    Call them again been waiting for 1 hour to put me to the billing team which has told me I was misinformed and in order to get my money back have to wait another month and call them back. Totally useless they take the money but they can't put them back. Overall I wouldn't recommend sky to no one Very disappointed
  • Reviewer
    Location
    nyc
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    -sky has good days and bad days, last night I had to do my homework and it goes off. I'm disappointed by the sky I am. three rooms away from where the sky is placed in my living room, so it is not my thick walls. if you are willing to not have wifi every month for a good week then don't buy sky
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sold on a promise. Delivered on an empty promise. The reliability of this new sky system is disgraceful. If I performed this bad for my clients I would expect to be sacked. Appalling reliability but I am sure it won’t be sky fault. Let’s face it it is always someone else’s responsibility these days....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Welling
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Not great value at all, paying £65 a month for very basic t.v package (most can be watched on free view) and broadband that can only be used in the same room as the router. Would have expected better value for money from sky to be honest, customer support is not bad at all it doesn’t change the rubbish value for money or ridiculously rubbish broadband/connectivity. Will be changing to virgin as soon as the contract ends!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Muswell Hill
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We became Sky customers in Jan-2014 when they took over our previous supplier, BeThere.
    For the first six months everything was fine.

    But for the last month or two the broadband connection goes down at least once a day (the phone remains fine).

    Customer service is virtually unobtainable; when you eventually get through the broadband is back and so their line check says the line is fine, and we are told that something must be wrong in our house (where nothing has changed).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barry
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Most unstable internet I've ever used. Having used Sky, Virgin and BT, Sky has been the worst. Connection always drops and the range doesn't leave one room. Customer service is great and the social media response is great. It's a shame they have to rely on bad tech.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky should be put on watchdog for the nightmare they put you through. Been with them for a year now, after switching from my partner's account to mine in order to get a 'new customer' discount. Little did we know this move would cost us 3 weeks of no broadband and no phone whilst waiting for a new phone line which by the way, was already in the flat. What makes this worse is that we were advised to go down this route by a sky salesman in Bury! Fast forward to January this year, a time until which our broadband was mediocre at best. Websites loading in over 10 seconds and just stodgy speed was the norm. So, mid-January everything turned for the worse. Broadband stopped working and the phone line kept cutting out. We are in March now and 3 engineer visits later, still no happier. Last time I phoned up and asked for an engineer for the umpteenth time, they said they couldn't send anybody out until a long-standing line test was done. I insisted I had had engineers in the past few weeks without that test so I couldn't see the obstacles in them dispatching somebody out again. No avail. Kept fobbing me off with their courses of action and other nonsense. My internet is cutting out every minute and i lose phone conversations mid-way because the line goes dead. As soon as my contract is up, I'm out of this disastrous contract, needless to say.

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