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Sky Broadband Review

If your current internet plan has you dragging your feet, you might want to consider flying high with Sky Broadband.

Sky Broadband offers three super-fast fibre plans, which can be bundled with Sky TV for extra value. In fact, Sky Broadband is Canstar Blue’s 2023 award winner for Most Satisfied Customers, thanks to its great broadband deals. Sky Broadband’s plans all come with unlimited fibre:

Starter Fibre (50/10Mbps)

  • $60 per month
  • Free use of Sky WiFi 6 router

Everyday Fibre (303/108Mbps)

  • $85 per month
  • $100 credit
  • Free use of Sky WiFi 6 router

Fibre Pro (828/498Mbps)

  • $105 per month
  • $250 credit
  • Free use of Sky WiFi 6 router

Extras across all plans:

  • Sky Home Phone Plan for $10/month
  • Wifi set-up technician for $150
  • Static IP address for a monthly fee of $10

Sky TV Bundles

All Sky Broadband plans come with the option of adding Sky TV plan. Creating a Sky Broadband + Sky TV bundle means you can get more content for less money.

Sky Starter (the base Sky TV package) is $25.99 per month on its own. The minimum price of Sky Broadband and Sky TV bundles are:

  • Fibre Pro ($85) with Sky Starter ($25.99) = $110.99/month
  • Fibre Everyday ($75) with Sky Starter ($25.99) = $100.99/month
  • Fibre Starter ($60) with Sky Starter ($25.99) = $85.99/month

How does Sky Broadband compare?

All plans are for 300/100Mbps with no home phone line. Unless indicated as an extra, all include a router, although a delivery fee can apply. It’s worth noting that most deals also include early termination fees, should you break your contract early. And many allow you to bring your own compatible router.

Broadband Provider Unlimited Broadband Deal
$ Per Month
Modem shipping: $10
$68.75 (Includes current deal: 1 month free on 12-month contract)
($59.58 with $27 or above 4-weekly Skinny mobile plan)
Save further $5/m for 12 months for BYO modem.
Standard price: $75/m
Only offers broadband + power/gas bundles
Bundle deals only, no fixed term:
$70: broadband + power + gas
$75: broadband + power
Slingshot* $77 (Includes deal: $20/m discount on 12-month contract)
(Current deal also includes extra $100 bonus credit, bringing total cost to $68.66/m for first 12 months)
BYO modem or rent one for $5/m
Standard price: $97/m
2degrees* $79 (Includes deal: $18/m discount on 12-month contract)
($69 with 2degrees monthly mobile plan)
BYO modem or rent one for $5/m
Bigpipe $79
Electric Kiwi
Only offers broadband + power bundles
$2.65/day (equivalent to $80.60/m)
BYO modem or buy/rent-to-buy one for $150.
Sky Broadband Non-Sky TV subscriber: $90 | Subscriber: $80
(Sky Starter Package, $25.99/m)
(Current deal: 50% off for first three months,
equal to $78.75/m | $70/m for first 12 months.)
One NZ* $91/m
($81/m with One NZ pay monthly mobile plan)
BYO modem or rent one for $4/m on 12-month plan
Nova Energy* $95 broadband only (no fixed term)
$75: broadband + power
Modem costs extra + shipping
(10% power bundle discount + $5 per added mobile plan)
Orcon* $97
Spark Modem extra $150,
or BYO on fibre plans*
(Includes Standard Netflix worth $18.49/m,
equivalent to $78.51/m.
Plus McAfee Security Standard,
worth $4.95/m)

*$15 one-off modem delivery fee (Prices correct as of 11/12/23)

What’s the deal with Sky Broadband?

Sky Broadband offers a few unique features that helps their internet plans stand out:

  • Sky Broadband offers a Boost Plan with every fibre pack for $10/month. Boost plans come with an extra booster to ensure you have internet access in every part of your home.
  • You can use your own router. Sky Broadband will work with most routers (compatibility information is available via the Sky website).

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