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
    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
    Aylesbury
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst customer service ever after one and abhalf werk we still don't have connection whenever we manage to chat to someone they are going for a lunch break and never coming back!!!! I am furious!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bracknell
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    keeps dropping out then coming back only to go again for no apparent reason sometimes its fine for a few hours others only a minute or so. SO Frustrating!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barkingside
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I applied for Sky when I moved into my new place. With the excitement of having a big company as a Broadband provider.

    When transferring the line over they found a fault and told me an engineer would have to come the next day when I was working the next day. I called up Plusnet to see if there was a fault on the line and was told there was no fault (This was lie 1).

    So I cancelled my contract before I could be mugged off by this company they said I would have a FULL refund in 3-5 working days. After this time I recieved no money back from them and told them I would get the money back my October and there is no chance of doing this earlier. I did tell them I was promised I would get it back within a couple of days. (This was lie 2), in the embarrassment they said they would try and do it within two weeks.

    Two weeks came. I called them up and they said it will come by the 17th September but apparently as I owe them a bill payment in advanced and bearing in mind I have not used their Broadband service one bit I would be only entitled to the £6 which is an insult (lie 3).

    To add insult to injury I have spent a lot of money using my 4G network on my phone. I have to check my emails from work on my phone. I told Sky this and the agent said I was only entitled to use Sky for personal use when its up to me what I do with my broadband. I told this agent that I would take them to court if I do not get the money back and he did not seem to care or take the matter further. In fact I asked to speak to a manager and he told me I would have to wait 24 hours before I could speak to one when I have spoke to managers from Sky straight away previously (lie 4).

    AVOID THIS COMPANY LIKE THE PLAGUE. LIE, AFTER LIE, AFTER LIE JUST TO MAKE MONEY.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Livingston
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Everytime there is a little bit of wind or rain the entire broadband gose down its so disappointing when I have to use my 4g more then the WiFi, I would not recommend getting this broadband because it is terrible and unreliable
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Pontefract
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Had the same problem for at least 3 years. The speed is terrible and constantly cuts off connection.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bradford
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Useless service I would give it ZERO star rating if I could
    Don’t see why we should pay for such rubbish Broadband
    Even My friends pet Snail movers Faster than my Internet connection.....Makes me wonder are we paying for someone else’s Wifi service.
  • 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
    gorebridge
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    had fast broadband for 8 months then it went down hill from there. slow and speeds are up and down all the time sick of it i should of stayed with EE never had a problem with them.sky did send out there own engineer out a thew times then bt a thew times did make it much better but only lasted a thew days back to square one again!..my line is perfect i was told so it con only be bt or sky crap router! will look else were next time!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dundee
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    From day one, had nothing but problems and slow speed. Line quality is perfect, only 1km from exchange. Sky connect is available only to people who live in an area where sky have to piggy back on bt equiptment. After 4pm, they cut the speed of the line down to 100k, not even enough to stream iplayer or connect reliably to xbox live. waste of £17 a month!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sampford Peverell
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been with Sky now for around 15 years, that is sky TV, I signed up to broadband with Sky about 8 months ago I got myself in to an 18 month contract. Since then I have had nothing but trouble with it, I must have contacted their help desk about 8 or 9 times about my connection problems. They have sent me a new hub, but still have problems, my Windows 10 desk top that I use is more a less sat their not being used, the only thing I can use with any reliability is my tablet. My smart TV does not connected properly, I have asked for a Sky engineer to come out and have a look but all they do is ask the same question over the phone and run through the same supposedly fixes. They will not accept any responsibility for hardware/software they are running, it’s total rubbish, I would not recommend their broadband to anyone.
    As for the new Sky Q box I don't think it is has good as the old system, I will probably go back to the old system after my contract runs out.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Livingston
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is by far the worst Internet provider i have ever had. It's download speeds are pathetic. I can't even play online games anymore due to the issues this WiFi causes. I am extremely unhappy and i would not recommend!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Huntington
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Whenever I check my speed i am between 70 to 80% below the average speed for my area I get between 10 to 12 mbps and I am on sky fibre I am not satisfied at all
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Not tried any other but surely can't be any worse than this highest speed 12mbp paying for upto 38
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dumfriesshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I live in the country so don't have fibre. Our broadband drops regularly, slows down in the evening and weekend so much do we can't stream
    Because I'm not in a main network area I pay much more but receive a poor unreliable service
    Shouldn't that be the other way around ?
    Not happy at all
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eastbourne
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very intermittent speeds. Most days my broadband drops to less than 1mbps usually about mid afternoon and mid evening. Over the Christmas period broadband was dropping out completely at times.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Auchtertool/Kirkcaldy
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    shockingly slow speeds from this supplier paying a lot of money for 0.7 speed think ill be changing
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky is utterly abysmal. DO NOT pay for their shocking broadband, it will result in a total lack of a reasonable Internet connection and annoying sky service bothering you all the time. Don't make the same mistake I did.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    52 Chester's Avenue
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Slow or non existant
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shrewsbury Shropshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you enjoy playing games and wasting your time and money SKY is the company for you! I don't, so for me they are a nightmare .... I had no service for FOUR MONTHS and trying to deal with them about this was the most unbelievable experience in itself Now they are still trying to CHARGE ME for the period when I had NO SERVICE whatsoever... they say they'll credit me the odd random day or so! Sky is beyond belief and I rue the day I ever changed to them. They know exactly what they're doing - nobody but nobody is as 'stupid' as they make out - deliberate policy to exasperate customers so we give up and they keep money for nothing. Life is too short to be a SKY 'customer'
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utter rubbish, download speeds they quote are nowhere near to what i am getting. The connection drops out atleast 6 times a day for just a couple of seconds and when i contact sky thay give me the usual check list rubbish. Thay have replaced modem 4 filters still rubbish. They have no idea why it keeps dropping out, very very poor service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    New Milton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We’ve been with Sky for a couple of years now, since we moved house as Virgin wasn’t available in our current house. The whole 2 or so years it’s been mediocre at best, we’ve told them several times and we eventually got upgraded to fibre at no extra cost. We’re now allegedly on their bestest fastest shiniest broadband they provide and it’s still terrible. I’m trying to watch a video on my phone at the moment (this is the reason I’ve decided to leave this review), I’m about 15 feet from the router and I can see it so there’s no obstructions blocking the signal, and it keeps freezing so it can buffer. My girlfriend has a computer based job and she quite often works from home, her laptop and computer are probably 5 or 6 feet away from the router and she doesn’t bother with the WiFi as she can’t rely on it, she just tethers off of her work phone instead, to me that speaks volumes about the quality of Sky’s service! We're moving house in the New Year and we will absolutely definitely 100% not ever be going back to Sky, Virgin was better in every way, the TV included! If we can’t get Virgin at our new place then we’ll just be having freeview and using another broadband provider. Avoid sky fibre in my opinion, it’s nowhere near as good as they make it out to be, in the advert they show getting signal in the garage, on the roof, in the garden etc, to get this coverage they must have at least 2 routers in each location! Sky TV is a rip off too! If I could leave zero stars or a negative number I would.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bridgefoot workington cumbria
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    broadband running d/l 864kbps u/l 339 kbps should be running 1.4 megs i am paying for rubbish broadbandmy next move is back to B/T
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    We have been a sky customer for over 27yrs. I phoned those 2weeks ago to see if they could help me about a tree that got so bushy it was stopping my signal. The man on the phone said to me it is best moving over to having fit sky Q. The Engineer was book for the day I was of work and time. I sat in all day to have a phone call saying, sorry can’t get to you today as over worked. I was thinking he make it the next day or so but no was told the earliest it be will be the week after as he got so much on putting new customer on sky. They could not have been more unhelpful. I had to pay the £149 for this to be fitted to. When I phone up to asked as why this could not have been done sooner i was told i could cancel which i did, but my payment will be sent back to me in 3 to 4 days which after a week got an e-mail saying it be paid in 3 to4 days’ time again but they take next month’s payment out as well. I have now cancelled the phone broadband and sky altogether now, as the customer service is that bad and I was not getting a full service any way now. I definitely would not recommend sky to anyone. Totally useless, unhelpful and ungrateful towards loyal customers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SE
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    UTTELRY AWFUL. Sold us package on line that they then wouldn't honour. Never delivered router - lied about sending it on a courier etc etc. Overcharged us. Never ever got connected in 6 weeks. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    uxbridge
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    the offer was suppose to be £40 a month for sky tv and broadband.i decided to cancel the sky tv and keep the internet all of a sudden my bill is £60.my advise for sky is to close down there service completely bcos its not good for mankind.its a fake company.doing fake business!!!!! all these people giving bad review bcos of the stress and sufferation that we have been through with sky!! we must stand together and do a strike to get sky shut down for good!!!we can do it let do it!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Finchley
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Irresponsible behaviour, Nosense at all, do not buy that broadband.

    Buying/selling is not important, important is customer service!!

    Set up at 14 of the month, today is 22 of the month, but no internet at all
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I wish I could give zero stars. Wifi connection and speed is so poor you cant even watch a youtube video never mind any streaming service like netflix. Tried connecting with an ethernet -no better. Phoned sky "speeds are fine on our end" "try changing channel" "make sure theres nothing in the way of the box" . Never again using sky for internet. Its entirely possible dial up was faster.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    mk109au
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    broadband is shocking, so slow, not what you would expect in the "new city" of milton keynes, I had better speeds 15 years ago in another area of Milton Keynes.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Pennard
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    Broadband is slowing down and is currently appreciably slower (27Mbs) than the minimum offered (39Mbs)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shropshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broad band I have ever had. I currently use Virgin and have used EE plusnet and can honestly say Sky is the worst. It comes to something when you cant even stream a standard low def video on YouTube without it having to buffer everything couple of minutes. I used sky a few years ago and it was absolutely horrendous. My parents have had sky installed recently (even after telling them how bad they are!) and after spending the weekend visiting them my opinion is still the same. Avoid at all costs
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bolton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    no problem with staff. had wifi 9mnths goes off will nilly use our own phne data,programs wnt record sky said wifi reboots between 2am 7am. moved all living room round as cnt have rooter on glass near glass.paying for a service which is not being provided
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ewell
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    highest speed 2.5 should get 4.5 in our area. Slows drastically busy times every day.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been on Sky for around 5 years and 3 of which were ok at best. The last two years the broadband was attrocious. It got that bad I was unable to connect upstairs on wireless and the on demand didnt work (which I was paying £80 a month for).
    Sky customer service is genuienly the worst ever, they simply keep you on the phone for ages (at your own cost) run a line test then put a boost on for a few days untill you have to ring back with the same problem. After years of this occurance i finally wised up and switched to plusnet. The week of the switch the internet (I was made to pay a month for before I left, even though I paid a month in advanced when i signed up) was non existnent. It literally worked for 10 minutes once in 2 weeks. Sky when i contacted them told me because I am leaving i should wait for plusnet and they will not send me out an engineer nor refund the money i am paying for this broadband. I am now on plusnet which is excellent so far and after numerous calls of mivering for me to go back Sky are just a sad memory and i wouldnt reccomend them to my worst enemy!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Ardsley , Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't buy it ! It's crap ! . Unfortunatly it's no better than BT or the other Shylocks out there . They promise a lot deliver little and help not at all . To be absolutely fair they are helped a lot by BT who provide a land line that is only PHYSICALLY capable of 512kbps and cable who are not laying any lines any more . For a new building developement where I live this is criminal . BUT ! Check the speed out for your area because if you haven't got cable then you are limited in speed by the distance from the exchange FACT . NON FACT ( Lies ) able to provide a service up to XYZ kbps when physically they can't .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This has to be by far the most internet issues I've had with any company,I'm currently gettimg 3.8MBPS/282.9 KBPS, go to another broadbrand povider this aint the one, for the money and problems you get it's not worth the hassle, save yourself time and money.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northfleet
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    i love sky it is reliable, never cuts out. sky+HD and sky TV is amazing. but the only thing letting it down is the internet speed, [200 KB/s] it lets me down a lot even on youtube watching videos at 360p. apart from that it is good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute garbage. I have had broadband issues for 6 months and Sky cannot find or fix the problem, but they can if I buy their guaranteed 56mb speed or whatever! Now they don't even answer the phone, they sms you a link to their website where you are basically expected to somehow fix the issue yourself!!!! DO NOT BUY BROADBAND FROM SKY!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    cambuslang
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    we are in an unfortunate location - but we are avereaging 0.43mgb which is way below what we were advised we should get - really slow and on/off need to find a faster supplier up here
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Literally the most inconsistent and unreliable broadband available. It goes off without warning basically every week and despite multiple calls has never been improved. Don't waste your time.

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