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 8383 customer ratings since 2020-05-13 (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
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    It is the most rubbish internet out there why would people buy I don’t know it’s takes them 40min to answer the phone the internet speed is as slow as there calling overall don’t buy sky
    “Super fast broadband”
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    TV signal is intermittent & has been for weeks. They are recommending an Engineers visit at £65. Surely this is their issue & shouldn’t be a charge?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I pay for Sky because it is cheap, and I get very little money, so I only spend under 30 a month. But it lies, I am only meant to get 15mbs, and whenever I check it on their website it says that it is constantly at 19mbs.What BS. I have spent the lazt 2 hours, trying to watch a video that's not even in HD, and is only 23 minutes long. It buffers every 2 seconds. I am not convinced it is ever at 19mbs, and believe Sky is a scam. I like in a two people household, and the only other person who is on the wifi, is my partner who is just on his phone. Regret my choices but I am on a contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LEEDS
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky is terrible at providing a reliable internet connection. If you play games online AVOID Sky at all cost.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    If i could give the 0 stars I would. I am paying for 30mb/s and getting under 1 even with a ethernet cable from the router they said they will fix it but nothing has happened and we cant upgrade companies till the contract runs out which my mum has upgraded. Overall they are awful and a displeasure to have
  • 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
    Dagenham
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish broadband. First few months it was excellent but now we can’t watch our favourite programmes without interruptions. Engineer came out but had no answers. I’m planning to change once my contract ends.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Littledean
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I don't even know what to write without getting unreasonably angry.

    We've had "fibre" (FTTC) for nearly 2 years now. For the first 2 months, didnt work and our phoneline was dead. Kept reporting it, kept getting told either "nothing was wrong" or "it'll be working soon". just as we threatened to take things further, it started to all work again. Since then, spotty internet with speeds anywhere between 5mb and 15mb and a noisy line.

    For the last month, our internet has been down to less than 1mb (when it works). Again, complaints to Sky do nothing as they keep saying "nothing is wrong, thats the speed you've always had". Ridiculous. Contract is now up, so we're changing to literally ANYONE else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The most awful, liar of a company you're paying an odd amount for the price right? well haha guess what! we're supposed to be getting 36 mb/s are we? Nope. Sky couldn't careless! we were getting a solid 9 we called sky. Sky did not care if you dont think this review shows sky's bad how about you see everyone elses.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Horrible customer care with no ethics they charged me for 3 months after I left my previous property. they only refunded me for final month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shepton Mallet
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Having had a conversation with sky about a black Friday update to sky Q,we were told that our internet would change to super fast on the 5th of December and the sky Q on 24th December.
    5th came and went with no notification,we rang sky and then told the 12th.The 12th came and went(again no notification)
    On the 13th we noticed we had no internet or landline.
    Subsequent conversations with sky means now we are expected to be connected on the 6th/7th of January,all this meant over 5 hours on the phone.
    I find this totally unacceptable and very frustrating,I have a house full this Christmas,plus I subscribe to Amozon prime and Netflix which now cannot be viewed
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I've been with Sky for some years now but call every year to argue for a reduction on the bill for the next 12 months as they are not competitive (too expensive) and the service isn't great. I've had 2 modems from them now and the ranges are poor. The service is definitely intermittent - both by PC and my TV drop out reasonably regularly which is very frustrating if you're watching a film and have to take a break while the broadband reconnects which can take ages. I wouldn't recommend it but I stick with it as I can't be bothered to set up a new supplier. Virgin cable, which I had before, was much better but it was hideously expensive.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Been with sky for a long time, had no real bad issues (2 routers 1 power cord replaced) bt recently have had connection drops and reduced speed issues that are terrible. Phone, TV and internet all in 1 company. Was a good idea at the time but I am starting to shop around. When they work it is grrat but when they mess up they are an epic fail.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading Tilehurst
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    I am very disappointed with sky in all their services especially with my broadband it's been few months now my broadband is not working well I tried everything they told me to do through Facebook messenger but still is not picking up. The customer service guys are not helpful at all and are very impatient and I have been paying my bill without a faith. I have decided to leave sky and look for a better provider which I was recommended by my family. Its frustrating especially when they think you are just annoying though their broadband is not free and you pay your bill. I won't recommend sky to anyone especially their broadband provider and customer services it's appalling.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Erskine
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    We have been a SKY TV and Broadband customers, for >15 years. The SKY TV is in my wife's name, and the SKY Broadband and telephone is in my name, because I needed to claim it as a business expense. Since I retired, SKY say that they cannot combine the two accounts. And that is all I ever get from SKY; what they can't do.
    I'm currently researching an alternative provider, but it would appears that there aren't any good ones, especially subsequently providing an acceptable Customer Service.
    Every pound that we pay SKY, has to be perfect, and worth 100p. But they don't seem to be prepared to provide anywhere near a 100% service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Have used sky for about 1-2 years now, and I can say this has not lived up to its expectations. The insanely slow speeds are driving me crazy and we have called many sky employees to fix our internet and nothing has worked. I highly consider changing to virgin media as i will too soon.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Samuel
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It's ****. That's all. Never buy Sky, BT or Virgin Media are much better and they still get you sky cinema and basically all tv channels. I was promised more than 50 mb/s everywhere around the house with multiple devices connected wireless, but just for the 3 of us at home we all get below 10. Ping is good however, the packet loss is insane and as a gamer is very hard. When we used to have Virgin we would get more than 50 constantly all around the house, however, Sky doesn't even reach some rooms and our house isn't even big, it isn't even 2 floors. I will admit that in my village not much can be done, but if Virgin can do it, then so should Sky, but they don't. I think my best Christmas present this year would be going back to Virgin Media.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gravesham, Kent
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky is the worst service provider ever. It is impossible to contact Sky to speak to or email and contact is often required as the service is dire. Broadband speed is the lowest and watching a program in it's entirety is impossible as the signal drops constantly. If you think of joining Sky, do yourself a favour and think again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Banbury
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolute rubbish and over priced. Once your offer period is over the price rises to almost £36 a month but the download rates are almost zero and all they do is press you to buy Sky TV endlessly. DO NOT GET SKY BROADBAND there are so many better providers out there who aren't just using poor service and poor broadband to upsell TV
  • Reviewer
    Location
    aberystwtyh
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    at the same address have been with talk talk which is rubbish with bt it was ok with sky it is great.
    constant connection on a very very little amount of drop off and the speed as promised.
    never had an issue in more than 2 years
    so I can not comment about customer service as since two gentlemen came an connected my sky tv and broadband and that's it since then never have had an problem
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Their customer service is a joke. I ordered my broadband to be set up on a specific day, but the engineer didn't turn up. I contacted them immediately and was told that the employee I talked to mistyped my address (which I wrote down to them correctly, they could have just copypasted it). I explained to them that I am disabled and cannot make phone calls, so broadband connection is essential for my job and also for my everyday life, and I asked them to fix the error as soon as possible. They promised me to fix the address in their system in 72 hours, but it took them a whole week to do it, and then they expected me to wait two more weeks to get my broadband set up. I was left without internet and all my job related and moving home related stuff needed to be reorganised. I was not even compensated in any way for their mistake. Avoid them at all cost if you're looking for reliable internet and professional customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful broadband customer service. Tried to join sky but they failed to get an engineer round on day of installation. Repeatedly called over 3 weeks but they wouldn't get another one out. Eventually they said only way to get me broadband was to cancel the service. Obviously I went with another provider.

    However they still debited me for the broadband, and it took weeks to get them to refund it.

    Not only that, they are now trying to charge me £122 for early exit fee! Joke.

    Terrible company and terible customer service, AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    Can’t even watch Netflix in HD faces are all blurred! Struggles to download on apps onto your phone! Easier to use 4g for everything much better speeds and signal
    Poor WiFi and crappy service rang to complain was told they can’t do anything yet as soon as we rang to cancel as we where at the end of contract all of a sudden they could do something! Too late now
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ayr
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We were promised and quoted no less than 30MB/s internet speed when entering this contract and it has not once gotten higher than 10Mb/s. This doesn't sound that awful until you then realize that the average speed we have actually received is 10-50Kb/s which is just ******* absurd.so naturally we have tried to cahnge provider early out of the contract and due to the contract having failed on all sides we were promised a refund for the last 3 months and no cancellation fee, excellent i thought. Turns out what they didnt tell us was that isnt something they do and are now trying to charge us £700 for leaving a 12 month contract 3 months in. we are still only getting 50Kb/s at peak times for a family of 4.

    DO NOT GET THIS INTERNET IT IS THE WORST PROVIDER OUT THERE.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Products arrived on time but broadband didn't work. Diagnosis indicated I needed an engineer which took three days, then the engineer cancelled 30 mins before the scheduled 5 hour window, after i'd taken the day off work. Next appointment is 4 days later requiring another day off work. 1 hour wait time to speak to an agent
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chelmsford,
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Bad bad scam company. Charging way more than was told and their fees are worked out by some monkey. Always getting told a different price to what I actually pay. Speeds are inconsistent. Really avoid these jokers at all costs!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just cancelled a 10+ year sky subscription been a fully paid customer, they've switched off all my recordings and purchased films.... judging by the reviews on here there are more dissatisfied clients than happy ones. Let's hope this profiteering, zero customer service company is finally heading to its demise.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Luton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Ever thought of switching your interest broadband provider? Don't. ANYTHING is better than sky. I cannot emphasize the pain I feel using this internet, I'd rather be on Plusnet. I'm not entirely sure what they have done to this internet because if you use a speed tester on your phone you will get decent results, on or above average the promised speeds. But as soon you get off the speed tester and actually USE the internet it takes 4-5x longer than mobile data and it regularly detoriates to even slower speeds. When watching a video the quality will change in accordance to the poor level of internet and will buffer often. Loading simple games, websites and apps takes minutes and at times the WiFi will just loose connection to the internet temporarily for a few minutes which is very frustrating when doing online based tasks. Since taking the contract I have majoratively used mobile data on home and even my hotspot is faster. The overprotective security setting that it comes with means that almost everything is blocked till 9 and even if you call to get it removed it will take 10 years because the customer service moves as slow as their wifi. It'S like a mortgage bond, high rates but full of ****. Never buy
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Purley
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sky was great when we had an expensive package but we wanted to remove the TV package from our deal (when it expired) and 2 weeks later they turned off our WiFi! They said it got turned off when removing the TV package and this is rubbish as it has been 2 weeks since the TV package worked. Been told I had to wait 1 week til Internet could be reinstated for me (I have sky Q) because they had to set me up again and I had to wait til then with no Internet and no effort to retain me as a customer. Not good enough considering it's apparently their error and they aren't fixing it. Cancelled and moving!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I find the internet is unstable and inconsistent. When I ring sky they say it is due to how the internet is set up... which they were responsible for, I put up with it now because we are due to move house and once we do Sky will never be an option for us as the internet is absolutely horrendous. They over charge and under deliver.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      2 stars
    Comments
    The least reliable broadband service I’ve used before. Goes down a lot more frequently than any other I’ve used in the past. Once down takes a long time to come back up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Awful customer service. Whenever there is a problem, you can never get through to an actual person to help you. Instead they put you on hold for ages while playing recorded messages trying to get you to solve the problem online. Which you can't because either you can't get online, or the issue you're having is not in the pre-canned list. Then you get disconnected. What a complete waste of time. I am switching to another provider as this service is totally unacceptable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    They take more money than they said they would and their internet is slow even though we pay for the fastest internet. I couldn't even get onto the website to make a complaint with the internet, I had to use my mobile data and I cant even sign into my ps4 because the internet is so slow. Sort yourselves out its ******* woeful
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochdale
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Horrible network company.. they told us they will takr £27 each month and for sim £10, they are taking £64 for sim and £41 for net.. i don't even want to give half start. Now for cancellation sim they want £60 for each sim.
    My advice is never contract with sky,
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Paignton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful! Signed up for sky broadband. Had a letter saying thankyou and had agreed for a technician to turn up and install it. After two weeks no such thing happened. Called up customer service spoke to two rude people who just didn’t have any idea of customer service and sounded like they wanted to go home and didn’t care in the slightest. Found out I was reported for fraud!!! How is that even possible I just want internet!! Yet sky couldn’t be bothered to tell me and alert me and wouldn’t tell me any more information..........yet they’re happy to take your money! Absouloutely horrendous!!! Avoid like the plague!!!
  • 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
    South east
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    Don’t even bother with sky broadband you will be very disappointed and they don’t seem to care to resolve issue. Certainly wouldn’t recommend to anyone! Take your money elsewhere.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please don't buy Sky. It has the worst customer service. For home change request, it has been 2 weeks and I have not got an update. I tried calling their customer service and waited for 1 hr in queue but they didn't answer. Any ways I can disconnect this stupid connection? The post office broadband provides much faster service than this service. They even increased my connection amount from 18 to 20 £ without informing and on asking told they no longer have the service. They even disconnected my contract and put a new contract for 18 months once again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    northampton
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Comments
    so ive had this for a couple years now and over the time ive had it its never changed. download speeds peak at about 5 mbps which is lower than the promised 20 mbps, upload speed is atrocious consistently below 1 mbps. it has frequently dropped to about 60 kbps and its disgusting that they give you this and tell you you cant leave without paying the rest of the contract at once. they refuse to fix this and its equally as bad for the rest of the area i live in and anytime you complain about it theyll just send you another hub saying that that should fix it. that changes absolutely nothing. the internet speeds are absolute garbage. never get sky broadband
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Reviewing
    Sky
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    half my normal speed and 5-6 dropouts a day. ENGINEER BOOKED IN 17!!!!!!! days time....useless crowd with 0 customer support. Take your money happy enough but fix the problem...nah

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