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
    2.7 stars

Based on 8352 customer ratings since 2020-05-14 (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.

1,889 Customer Reviews over 48 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utter Sh**. Sorry for my language but I'm very frustrated!. I had no idea I wash't the only one who had dropped internet. To make things even worse there customer service is just as bad. My internet has been going off short periods of times. Sometimes 10 times in 5 minutes.for 8-9 months straight. Now I have chosen to cancel. Customer service of sky just use " we will send an engineer to fix it" for all problems. Sky have a record of how many times a day my internet has dropped. Sky don't even bother calling back or checking up on us to see how were dealing with there problem!. It's shocking how they loop calls and waste your time. nothing has been done about my internet and every time i call its the exact same words over and over again. I suggest to anyone don't go near sky broadband!!!!. If you want to stress yourself out go ahead!. Its been another 2 weeks and I can believe we will have to call again, tho this will be our last call as I will definentely cancel and go for virgin media broadband .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    sky has to be the worst broadband iv ever come across, im supposed to be on !8mb broadband, for the last 6 months iv have been getting speeds of between 0.2mbps to 5.0mbps. absolutely terrible service,. i have just ordered virgin vivid 200mbps so in 2 weeks time i will be cancelling this so called broadband with sky and good riddance.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    I think Sky is the worst provider ever.They have not fixed my broadband problem. They send engineers who do not know how to fix things. They dont communicate to the engineers beforehand what kind of problem the client has. You have to wait ages to talk to an agent on the phone. What a horrible service!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    broadband speed is pathetically poor and can't be rated
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    Been a Sky customer for over 12yrs and always found the service to be pretty good, well that was until I started getting problems with my broadband. The connection has been dropping for 2 months and I've been on the phone so many times to their "Technical Team" to try and get the problem resolved but I'd just be as well banging my head off a wall as I'm getting no where with them. They keep telling me the drops are due to my wifi connection even though I get the same drops running a ping tests from their router which rules out the wifi. One of their team who's name is Simon suggested I upgrade to fibre to fix the problem. I told him how about fixing the service I'm already paying for!!!! Anyway long story short, after 2 months of getting no where and 3 routers later I've finally given up and moved to plusnet as I can't stand dealing with idiots who haven't got a clue how to fix a service they offer. Looks like I'm not the only one frustrated with Sky broadband as it seems to be a common theme throught out these types of forums.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hovers around less then 1 meg. 90ms ping cuts out at least once a day. Got a cheek calling it broadband. It's not the 90s anymore sky get with it. You have a lot of catching up to do to even lag behind virgin. Just made my last payment and it's back to virgin for good
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kingston
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    On Sky Fibre using the black SR102 hub on a 40MB subsription. Using a wired connection I get 39mb, but the wireless part of the hub is worse than useless I often get 1 - 2MB if I'm luck I might get 5mb down on a good day. Having researched the issue lots of people are having the same issue. From what I can make out there is interferance issue with the power supply and the wireless antenna. Long with sky using old technology in the hub adds to the problem. I would not recommend sky fibre until they sort out their routers
  • Reviewer
    Location
    liverpool
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    total rubbish i am on the unlimited downloads and 20mb speed, i am getting lest them half a mb .42mb
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After a few years satisfactory service and an excellent connection and download speed I am now faced with a pathetic 2-3 megs. A male service chap insisted that I check all my home phones despite my telling him that they were all disconnected and that I had been running my router via a filter direct to my master BT box; that I had changed cables and filter. the surly response from him "listen to me....". He expected me to repeat my test, using a mobile for him to call back. I had no mobile at hand so I gave up,told him I would seek another server.
    Clearly Sky or BT had a restriction on download speed and I'm faced with a hesitant connection and a slow service for the princely sum of £15 per month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Keighley
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My broadband speed is measured at under 2.0 mb and cannot handle more than 1 item in use at the same time
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Holyhead Wales
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Have been with sky a number of years with no problem.but their broadband now is awful slow and constantly dropping not sure what they have done to it.
    Have tried to contact them on twitter,live chat,phone 7 times the numbers I get from the website ring twice then cut off all I want to know is when does my contract end for broadband and sky talk
    Its unbelievable the way you cannot contact I have contacted Resolver now for advice
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Elgin
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would reliability no star but the settings done allow for it
  • Reviewer
    Location
    CLACTON-ON-SEA
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    MY BROADBAND IS UNRELIABLE KEEPS GOING OFF ?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Having subscribed to sky boost,I had to threaten to leave Sky after seven open reach engineers, seven Sky engineers could not resolve the constant dropping out of my internet connection , disappointed that I was left to resolve the problem on my own without Sky resolving it for me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southend on sea
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Beware of sky. The first 6 months of my 18 month contract they kept getting my bill wrong. Always overcharging never under charged. I phoned to cancel last month as my contract was finishing. They never disconnected services and I now have to pay an extra month which is when it was due to increase. If they don't disconnect next month they can sue me.each time I talk to sky agent I get different answer. Incident ly when they first installed they put my landline and broadband in the wrong address so had to wait another month with no telephone and broadband which they charged for. Please people avoid this company like the plague
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Notts.
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Cannot believe any review that is in any way positive regards any of sky services, can't wait for the contract to end, when I will cancel all sky services TV/Internet/phone and breathe a big sigh of relief! Never to return again!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Crook
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely abysmal. I've had problems with this broadband connection constantly. At first, I figured it was where my home was, but after moving house the connection was still absolutely disgraceful. The speed of the broadband was good, but that's only when it wasn't acting up. Every few days my sky would come up with the message "192.168.0.1" and suggested only one option to fix the broadband, to disconnect the router for 5 seconds and reconnect. Every time, this didn't solve the problem. Even after contacting sky themselves, the problem still wasn't solved. Sometimes it reconnected for 5 minutes before disconnection with the same message. By far the WORST broadband I have EVER received and if they don't fix this soon they will lose a valued customer! I am someone who depends on the internet connection to complete work and my work is suffering for this pathetic connection for which I expect to receive a higher standard given that I am paying for it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Sky are a never answer the phone provider steer clear
  • Reviewer
    Location
    east london
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This Sky broadband is terrible. I would NOT recomend this to my worst enemy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Awful service. Had to terminate contact early because it was unbearable, then charged early termination fee. Never going with them again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky is the worst internet provider i ever had. The internet drops all the time, the speed is horrendous. Can't wait to be over with them soon.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorking
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Was with O2 for several years without any problems, good service and connection. Think I only had to phone customer service once during 4 years and problem sorted. We got switched over to Sky a few months ago and problems started shortly after. For 6 weeks now we've had just dialup speeds and connection keeps dropping. Have phoned customer service so many times and get taken through same tests every time. Have lost count of the amount of times I've taken the face plate off and moved wires around. Seems to be no record of the problem and have to run through same stuff every time. Finally sent out an engineer last Saturday after 6 weeks of chasing. He was here for 5 minutes and problem now passed back onto Open reach so expecting a BT engineer out again (2nd time). Unless I keep chasing nothing gets done and the fault just disappears off their system, then we have to start all over again. Having read some of the reviews on here I think I will try and change to another provider asap. Have been asking about a refund seeing as our connection speeds are so slow but told no refunds can be given until the problem is fixed. Absolutely useless so far - wouldn't recomment to anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you can get Virgin, do it! I need to wait 3 weeks for my broadband to go active when it should of taken less than 1!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst experience I've ever had with any provider in my entire life the broadband speed makes me unable to download any games it taking 7 hours just to download 1 game! Also when I try and play online I get banned because the Internet turns its self off and I get disconnected never ever would I reccomend this to my worst of enemies 0.01/10 the worst provider out there.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    axminster
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    wifi is the worst thing ive seen, ddownlaods are max 2-3mb/s it disconnects most days several times and if you are planning on playing games good luck, constamt ping spikes,the laggiest things ever and they deny its them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Reliable connection and grap* speed that's pretty much the deal, internet speed is slow in general in UK but the problem is this companies are greedy, they overload the broadband by having to many customers, you may ask yourself why internet speed is 10 times slower in weekends.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky Broadband is total crap!! After being with them almost 2 years and having NOTHING but problems.. Constant phone calls to sky customer service.. To do the same ridiculous tests over and over again.. And yet still NOTHING we had our router changed.. Still had problems yet sky didn't want to take responsibility for the super poor connection.. When I'm meant to have speeds of 15mb and was finding that I was only receiving 3mb.. Streaming and online gaming is non existent and we constantly need to restart the router as we lost all connections!!

    I would never recommend Sky broadband or sky atall.. Only when I said I was leaving they rolled out the red carpet.. Sorry sky 2 years to late!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky broadband is always slow, anywhere I have lived. Sky has the worst customer services of any provider of any service I have used. Do not expect them to help you fix your problems and you can expect them to keep you trapped in contract even when they do not fulfil their own end. I am paying extra for supposedly faster internet and still have constant internet problems, the whole package was a scam.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Islington, London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    There are so many negative reviews about Sky here that it is easy to jump to conclusion that their service is total crap is not worth trying. But then you should bear in mind that most people care to leave a review only when their experience is negative. Luckily I had a friend who had Sky broadband and she was quite happy with them. Since I had a very negative experience with Virgin Media and Sky at the moment was willing to give a generous discount I decided to give it a try and I don't regret it. My average download speed is 12 Mbps and is quite reliable. The only minus I can think of is that it takes a long time to get through their support if you need something but I can live with that. All in all I guess it's a lottery and depends on your location: you might get unreliable connection and poor speed or things might be quite good as they are in my case.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Walton-on-Thames
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst internet I ever had.... constantly dropdowns, ping scales like crazy from 100 to 500+ ALL the time! Have to reboot the router almost everyday.. sometimes a few times a day... I'll move to another provider as soon as possible!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Not with sky
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    NEVER GET SKY INTERNET!! The broadband service is horrifying and drops constantly to which the self heal prompt doesn’t do sh1t! Call customer service 7 times through which they wouldn’t even book me an appointment with an engineer and after that just didn’t respond to my calls. Never ever get sky, biggest ripoff and lies in my life!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Cant wait to leave sky after so many years, sole cause is the internet, is it possible to have worse intenet then sky? Dont think so. Slow, No range, completely pointless in paying to use such an awful service and phone reps are so unhelpful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    Absolute joke is the only way to describe it, DO NOT under any circumstances USE SKY AS A BROADBAND SERVER. I'm a university student who needs wifi connection for research and assignments, the Sky broadband is so unreliable its pathetic. My laptop continually disconnects from the wifi during internet use and despite the fact that Sky have visited the house countless times to try and resolve this ongoing issue (which gives us the usage we expect for around a week after the broadband has been 'fixed') then the problem continues to occur on a regular basis. we are switching from Sky and would advise anyone else to do the same!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely Gobsmacked that you have to pay a £20 fee when you are a returning customer, I certainly won't be returning after my contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst internet and service I ever experienced. When we moved in we applied for internet and tv. Noone came to set up tv and after 3 months when tv already was canceled even not tried, they suddenly say that we owe them for tv. Now internet is not working few days even if it's paid. We tried to reconnect and reach for their help. But their chat is unbelievable. They disappear in the middle of the conversation. Better to chose something else, because even when internet was working, it was unstable, very slow. We are only two users. Very disappointing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Patterson
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst internet provider, for a whole week the internet keeps getting disconnected . the ONLINE service is ALWAYS busy and same for their phone lines.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wembley
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst service ever.
    Don't have internet for a week. They cant resolve problem for whole week. Company can not provide service what they advertise. This company should be closed by trading standards
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Winnersh
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Acquired ex-O2 customer, currently with Sky.
    Joining Sky was not a choice obviously but I negotiated the condition to join only if what I had with O2 was matched. It didn't go thru smoothly. Took me months (Oct to Jan/Fen next year) to push it to go thru (They first denied what their sails person promised then said OK but failed to get it into the bill. So called them every now and then to make them follow the terms agreed before start).
    They promise anything to get you into net.
    This wasn't the last bad experience w Sky. Weeks before moving my home I arranged for the move. Did it go thru as smooth as advertised? NO. No landline or BB for a month after moving in! In return just apologies and no compensation.
    Was it the worst? NO! After the move I realised the bill gone up with no notice. Phoned to find out why and the guy said they cannot continue to supply the deal as their system does not allow them. So the contract was breached with no hint or else! So I ended up paying £23.0 ish for something I used to pay half with O2. Max speed 3 MB at best and that even goes down during high traffic hours. Customer service awful.
    Only trying to sell you their TV packages. Not really a phone/BB company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switching from BT - activation date given as 21st
    Jan - nothing done yet till 25th. I have no broadband
    and sky simply blame openreach. Have now been
    told to wait for next update on 29th. Totally unacceptable
    Don’t know what to do now. Have called them daily
    But apparently it’s not in their hands.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If there was a zero rating I would gladly give it. Very happy to take the money and suddenly and with no warning impose ridiculous and unasked blocks. Slow internet speeds. Poor service.

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