Sky Broadband’s new UK 900Mbps Gigafast plan goes live

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (11:08 a.m.) – Score 96

As first predicted on Monday (here), UK ISP Sky Broadband today officially confirmed the launch of its new Gigarfast plan for individuals, which offers average download speeds of 900 Mbps (90 Mbps uploads) via Openreach’s nationwide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

The details of this are exactly as we described on Monday. Customers will pay £55 per month over an 18-month term for the service, rising to £60 thereafter. The package also includes free setup, a Sky Broadband Hub router (SR203/Hub 4.2), support for Sky’s VoIP home phone service, parental controls and unlimited usage.

REMARK: Openreach’s comprehensive fiber network is currently available to 6.4 million premises in the UK and is expected to reach 25 million (80%+ of the country) by December 2026.

The new package is also attached to Sky’s usual Speed ​​Guarantee, which allows customers to claim a refund if connection performance drops below 600 Mbps (for 3 or more consecutive days). The only real annoyance here is that Sky’s SR203 (Hub 4.2) router is starting to feel a little underpowered for its new top tier. Hopefully a Wi-Fi 6 enabled device is on the way.

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