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
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 4196 customer ratings since 2021-01-26 (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.

2,006 Customer Reviews over 51 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    bellshill
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    very reliable.. can only get max speed of 5 mb on my line........bb average speed is 3.5mb. i download quite a bit & never had a problem
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bentford
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst company ever, they sold me a broadband service that didn't work, I cancelled the service and the sent me a letter that I owed the company 83 pounds. I didn't pay them and the bpo collection called me saying that I had to pay 50.45 pounds, less than sky was asking me. So today I paid an amount for a sky service that i never had, it's crazy, plus 25 pounds that I paid for the installation. I tried to call sky , but always I were speaking with a robot, or waiting more than 30 minutes to speak with an assistant. I don't recommend anybody sky, well unless you want to trough up your money and waste time.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Berkshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    avoid at all costs!
    speed much slower than promised (4 times!)
    connection drops all the time
    never able to contact customer services (always busy).
    When I finally contacted - all I heard was "you did not let us know when there was a fault".
    Is there a some kind of regulator body that can launch an inspection of how they deliver what they promise (and revoke their licence if there is enough grounds)? I am sure it won't come to that, but they clearly do not care for customers, so might care about a regulator.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Berkshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Terrible. Paid extra for top broadband package, paid for delivery of boosters, paid extra for sky broadband boost and still poor WiFi and dropping signal...and this is in a modern house which is not a particularly large house. Stuck now in an 18 month contract and Sky technical say there is nothing they can do.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bermondsey
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    it is most likely the worst internet provider you can choose. The speed is good if its working but we have the broadband constantly dropping out.
    The customer service is incompetent, very unfriendly and is lying into the customers face.
    once our contract runs out we are gone and would never ever go back to any Sky company....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Berwick-Upon-Tweed
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely horrid company, had sky in my previous home and the speed would drop during the day or totally cut out. Move to my new home and get sky again for the cheapest deal, pay for a new router and internet deal. Only AFTER payment and being told that everything was ready to go ahead and connect, was I told that it could take between 1-2 weeks for sky to reach my home and have the line set up. Disgusting company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bethnal Green, London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I was holding high regards for this company but until I noted that I was being ripped off with £10.00 evry month for 2 years on a service that I don’t use ( sky+ subscription) I’ve only sign in for broad band and phone line services when I reniewed my contract again. I was hoping to claim back but they said it’s my fault as I don’t check my bill details.... scum company... grrr and worst is very unrealiable broadband with a lot of time no internet!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Beynon
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really poor customer service blaming BT Open Reach for broadband and tel faults. Been unable to connect the line with no sense of urgency for connection. No offer to escalate the issue. Had to ask for financial adjustment to direct debit as a result of not delivering service as promised in sales advert. Very very disappointed
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Biggin hill
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    So was with talk talk but went over to sky, absolutely rubbish...slow,drops out constantly....cant even watch Netfliz.... absolutely rubbish internet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Billingshurst
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky messed up our activation, so we've been without broadband for the last few days. Had to wait in queue for 30 mins yesterday, 10 minutes into it they cut me off and I had redial and start again. The guy I spoke to (Stephen) admitted it was Sky's fault and promised to call me back today, but he never did. So I called them back and got through to someone in India who was quite irritating but eventually transferred me to the UK. I ended up speaking to 3 different departments, having to repeat my security details and the problem each time. Eventually Helen said there was some kind of mis-match between systems which might be the cause, but she wasn't totally sure. I was told to wait another 24 hours. I asked for a refund of my activation fee (£20) and first month's line rental (~£16). She agreed to refund the activation fee, but not the line rental! I would not recommend Sky unless you want to be stuck without broadband, and spend hours one the phone being passed from person to person in their call centre. Avoid Sky at all costs!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bingley West Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When I had a sky broadband contract I was getting a download speed of approx 13mbps and an upload speed of .75...then when my contract was up it dropped to 2/5mbps and upload of .2/.35 ???? strange that! I have noticed in previous years exactly the same would happen. I contacted Sky who said there was a problem on the line and they would send an OpenReach engineer out, I stated clearly that I would not be put automatically into a new contract if they sent someone out. The engineer arrived two days later and proceeded to check the router, phone system and line....guess what? nothing wrong at all, when I told him of my suspicions about Sky dropping the broadband speed to get me into another contract he didn't confirm it but said "you need to be having a word with Sky again"... so all infall the ******** are dropping peoples download speed to get them into another contract!!! I live about half a mile from the exchange so they cannot use that excuse; I am now swapping provider who tested my line and said I would get 76mbps and 28mbps upload...guaranteed 65mbps and 20mbps upload respectively !! I would have given sky 0 in all areas but one star was the minimum, I will never ever use Sky again..too big to fall Eh?.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    birchgrove
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    The broadband in my area is terribly slow, can't have more than 1 device working at any one time. Can't download to my sky box and watch things on you tube at same time . Really disappointed
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birchington
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Brilliant for 2 years but then removed Sky TV from package, now half the speed, frequent disconnections. Not the way to attract me back to sky tv again when they use these sort of tactics
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birkenhead
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible broadband as well as terrible customer service. They rather blame you than solve the problem.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birkenshaw
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Speed is always below 1Meg, customer service do not want to know, they say something has changed in the house, this is total rubbish, the speed has dropped over the last couple of years by nearly 1Meg to the point where is is becoming unusable, to download a movie it takes nearly 18 hrs, in this day and age it is total rubbish and i would not recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely shocking, shocking service. Never had anything like that. First of all, they say that they give good speeds for my area yet my neighbours are only hitting 5 Mbps? If I were to only be so lucky. I have been checking my internet speeds consistently over the past few days. 1 Mbps. I started downloading a game last night at 7pm. 25 hours later and im 19% in. TERRIBLE. Also, it's worse value for money than professional football matches. Avoid Sky at all costs, people. Don't even bother giving yourself such a bad time. Never, ever again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The service that I have had from sky has been absolutely horrendous. The broadband is extreamly slow! Virgin is much better. When the router breaks, which it will as I have had 3, the call waiting time is minimum 40 mins each time and then someone on the other end hangs up! Would never in a million years recomemd Sky to my worst enemy! Horrific expirinace! Never again!
  • 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
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Quite possibly the worst broadband provider in the uk. Slow speeds, unreliable connection and the cancellation process is a joke. Everyone knows that any cancellation must be in writing; with Sky you have to write to them and then PHONE them afterwards to cancel.
    Stay well away!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We are on sky fibre and it is up and down. Phoned several times and cannot get out of the contract.
    Will definitely be cancelling when contract ens.
    About time ofcom did something about these companies charging for a service which they cannot provide.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    DON’T BE REELED IN BY SKY’s DEALS WITH BROADBAND AND TV. Their customer service is long and when they send out an engineer the likely hood of them not coming is very high. Disconnects are extremely common and the router is appauling. Do not recommend. Go for a smaller ISP who will look after you And does not assume that your wallet is a pit of endless money. Worst ISP ever...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Been sky customer for 9 years moved houses to install services on my new addres booked the appointment twice and taken two day off from work enginier cancelled twice saying it's two dark to carry out services. No compensation nothing .would love to give them 0 star
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very poor quality.. always disconnecting. You just cannot watch any videos smoothly even on YouTube. You can only expect a normal speed of network in the afternoon for around 2 hours during weekdays. If you want to use internet at night or weekends you need to be very patient and wait wait wait. The worst broadband experience I have ever had.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    For the pst 18 months myself and my partner have complained about broadband connectivity, We loose the ability to record programmes,loose recordings thyat we thought were recording ok and unable to download movies and the whole package is awful. We are fobbed off each time and although engineers come out the problem reoccurs. For £75 pcm the service is awful and not worth the money. I am going to look at alternative packages as the service is lousy. Totally p ssed off with Sky!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    ive just come off holiday and had a better internet connection! very poor download speeds and even worse when using sky tv because you have to download shows to watch them unlike virgin! the range on the wifi is the worst ive ever experienced! it dont reach my bedroom or my garden! in summery i wish i stayed with virgin, but the price was good so i thought it was worth a try.. i was wrong
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Horrible servirce. Waiting since mid of September and say problem with address. Then SKY cancel my order, then order the sky, they cancel my account after again as the engnering send back company the mistake signal say the order been miss connect then my order been cancel again, then I call back say to set my new order which need more two week for engineer to come for set up, lead me
    Two month of connecting SKY for nothing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Moved house almost a month ago to a family members house who also had Sky. My mother called up to inform them, told to call back a week later in order to get our services switched on. My family member in the mean time had hers switched over 3 days into the move. Mother called up and spoke to a customer service advisor who's level of English was worse than a 1 yeat old told us he'll get it switched on in a week. The week passes no internet on, I call them up and get told that we had apparently signed up for Fibre which will take 4 weeks to be turned on. I get a confirmed switch date for 5th October. Call up and promised it will be on for 6. 7pm no internet call back and spend 2 hours on the phone to be told Open Reach missed the appointment and no one contact me to inform me. Now they say they cannot do anything until next week. I would seriously consider staying away. Calling up Virgin Media first thing tomorrow.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    We have sky TVs and broadband. Never had problems with either. Broadband speed could be better but from what I have read of the others we are doing quite well. Download speed of 6mbs, no dropped line, no complaints
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BIRMINGHAM
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Many calls to them!

    I got an engineer appointment to fix my problem, no one came and then the customer service told me that the speed is maximum which not reached 6.

    I have cancelled the contract with them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT GET SKY BROADBAND!!! Absolutely terrible, took 3 days for my son to download a game. I am supposed to get a download speed of 5. I have been told my HD Boxes use 2 each. So that leaves barely nothing. Go to virgin!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham UK
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    When first signed up for 16Mb I actually received 7.1 for almost a year with occasional drops to 6 Mb. After that the speed has been greatly variable in range 3 - 6 Mb
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birtley
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely atrocious service from the beginning, sky promised a instillation date with in the first week of signing up. True to there word I got one however no enginer showed up due to lack ofengineers in the area! I know have to wait 3 weeks to use the services I asked for! Joke!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackburn
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful service! Contacted sky in November regarding crackling on the phone line and unable to use the line. Was informed an engineer would contact me. Rang back myself on January 2nd as not heard nothing and now had no dialing tone at All!! I had to unscrew the phone box on the wall.i don't see that is my job!!!! Can't wait for my contract to be over so I can leave this company!!!
    WORST COMPANY EVER DO NOT USE!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackburn Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just been on the phone with sky customer service and was told to buy a new router because it's not working well as what it should, it goes off from 12 midnight till around 5 in the morning and they said it was my responsibility to take care of the router..... are you joking me right now! Also to get a new router I have to pay £69. Even though paying £30 a month for the last two years means absolutely nothing to them...!! Disgusting
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Seriously 2016 and its rubbish! Not really the speed although it's not great but it's doesn't always work. Regularly it's not picking up. I feel unless you pay over the top fees for fibre optic (although ppl have said that's rubbish too) you get the broadband speed and reliability as the 1990s dial up connection. Disappointed with Sky as a whole and I'm leaving soon as my contract is up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been with sky for nearly 6years never had a problem the past few mths my internet been goin on and off more then 5 times a day sky has sent people out 2 look the openreach worker 2day said I need the main phone line put in the front room as it's in hallway no where near plugs so I rang sky 2 get 1 and I got told I will have to pay (if I went with talk talk I would get it free) I told him I can't afford it as our wages goes on all bills/rent/food so I ask what is goin to happen if I can't afford it I get told pay it so I give up I will be telling every1 I know not 2 go on sky and I will be looking for something what works I have still paid my bills with my internet playing up thanks sky for nothing you will be losing a good customer
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Avoid this company like the plague.

    They pretty much charged me for a service I didn't receive and when I questioned them for a refund they told me that it was "tough luck".

    It's come to light that Sky reel you in with good offers then try to rob you in any way they can once they have you.

    I am fighting a loosing battle with stubborn employees refusing to help me.

    I hope when Murdoch buys his pies with my money he doesn't choke. - Don't trust Sky.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackwater
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Well what can I say. I'm on day two. I've been told by the BT engineer that the line is good and should get speeds around 60 meg download and it's nice and clear. We plug in the sky router and NO device, wireless or wired, can get anything about 4.5Mb, with pings that reach anything up to 450ms. Clearly not fit for purpose I waste time on calls to customer services on day 1 to be told "Don't worry - it'll be activated overnight and should be good tomorrow". That brings us to today. No improvement on download speeds at all, cut off by customer service after numerous transfers and switched to a text system without even asking me. At present, it's looking like it's going to be headed straight to the ombudsman as missold for a full refund and very public (I'll make sure) embarassment for Sky.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackwater
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I moved from Virgin to sky but I wish I just stayed with Virgin. First the agent told me yes it would definitely be activated a week from that day and that worked perfect for me. This was around the 7th November. 2.5 months later still no service. I started to call in and all I was getting was 24- 72 hours it would be activated. I was very angry and I wanted some honesty as to what was going on. I ended up speaking to a patronising manager who said I had to pretty much wait The agent assured me it would definitely be on for New Year’s Eve. They are sub contracting to BT so they have to rely on them. It’s disgraceful honestly
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackwood caerphilly wales
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wifi totally waste of time. Should get 40mbs getting 0.08 to 22.4. No signal if i move 10ft away from router. Had sky out several times Sky engineer says there's a problem with broadband signal phone sky they say its working fine no help at all. Went to Argos bought wifi adapter for £19.99 plugged in set up in 60sec can now get signal no prob. Sky just want your money not interested what happens after total waste of time.

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