Sky Broadband
& Fibre speeds

Sky Broadband
& Fibre speeds

Whether you're streaming a movie or downloading a photo album, broadband speed determines how fast this can happen.

How fast can I download?

Take a look at how long it might take to download music or movies, based on different broadband speeds. With on demand you’ll be able to start watching shortly after the download has started, no need to wait for the full download.

5Mbps
10Mbps
15Mbps
54Mbps
100Mbps
1 album
Based on MP3 song size of 5MB per file

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5Mbps

6 mins

10Mbps

3 mins

15Mbps

2.25 mins

54Mbps

0.43 mins

100Mbps

0.21 mins
1 TV Show via on demand
Based on TV show size of 300MB per episode

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5Mbps

12 mins

10Mbps

6 mins

15Mbps

4.5 mins

54Mbps

1 min

100Mbps

0.5 mins
1 Movie via on demand
Based on TV show size of 1000MB per movie

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5Mbps

40 mins

10Mbps

20 mins

15Mbps

15 mins

54Mbps

3.3 mins

100Mbps

1.7 mins

Times shown above are estimates and are not a prediction of actual speed.

Broadband speed in detail

  • The term 'Broadband Speed' is used in different ways:

  • 1. Access Line Speed

    This is the maximum speed of the data connection between your broadband router and the telephone exchange. This speed is shown when you use the broadband checker to test your line for Sky Broadband availability. The throughput speed that you get when using your broadband connection will be lower than your access line speed.

  • 2. Throughput Speed

    This is the actual download speed that you experience, and can be affected by factors like the layout of your home and the number of your devices using your wireless connection. It can also be affected by external factors like the number of broadband subscribers sharing the network.

Sky Talk

Love to chat? Don't forget to choose one of our talk packages - whether you're a chatterbox or just like to check-in with mum at the end of the week, we have you covered with inclusive calls to Republic of Ireland local and national landline# numbers.

Sky Broadband, Fibre & Talk

Ireland’s Best Broadband Provider at the Switcher Broadband Awards 2016

Switching to Sky is simple

Our dedicated Sky Switch Squad makes moving to Sky Broadband even easier.

When the switch is made you'll only be without broadband for a matter of minutes, plus, you can keep your existing phone number and bring your emails with you.

With another provider?

You'll need your 8-digit UAN (Universal Account Number) or Eircom Account Number to get started, which you'll find at the top of your bill.

Switch to Sky Broadband

Here's the legal bit

  • Offers

    Free Sky HD box offer: Sky HD box free for new customers joining Sky TV online. One free box per household. This is a new customer offer. Minimum 12 month term applies. Set-up: standard set-up from €30, non-standard set-up may cost extra.

    €45 Sky Fibre Unlimited offer: Sky Fibre Unlimited €45pm for 12 months, €55pm thereafter. New customers in selected fibre areas only. Download speeds of up to 100Mb. External factors can affect speed. Prices based on customers taking Sky Fibre Unlimited with Sky Talk Freetime.

    €10 a month Box Sets: HD package for €10 per month for 12 months. The then current price applies after the offer period. See sky.ie/talkboxsets for comparison details.

    Reward offer: One Prepaid MasterCard® per household sent within 60 days of viewing card being enabled when you join Sky TV online. Prepaid Mastercard®: Prepaid MasterCard® can be used wherever MasterCard® is accepted, except for gambling, cash withdrawals, currency, cashback or at petrol stations. Unused card values will expire after 12 months. Further terms apply.

    Half price Sky Sports - new customers: New customers joining with the Sky Sports Bundle. After 6 months you'll continue to pay standard price for the Sky Sports Bundle (€67 per month) unless you cancel Sky Sports giving at least 31 days' notice. Further terms, box and set up fees may apply.

    Sky Go Extra 2 months free trial: Offer only for existing Sky TV customers who have not previously taken up the same offer. Excludes existing Sky Go Extra and Multiscreen customers. Content depends on your Sky TV package. Sky Cinema Pack required for movies. Download selected content in Ireland and the UK via Wi-Fi. After 2 months you will continue to receive Sky Go Extra at €6pm extra unless you call us to cancel at least 31 days before the end of the 2 month period.

    Sky Broadband Unlimited: Sky Broadband Unlimited €40 per month for 12 months, €45pm thereafter. New customers only. Broadband product availability is subject to location. Speeds vary with location and line quality. External factors can affect speed. Prices based on customers taking Sky Broadband Unlimited with Sky Talk Freetime.

    Sky Multiscreen setup offer: Free standard set-up when taking a new Sky Multiscreen subscription. First Multiscreen HD box is free with your first Multiscreen subscription, otherwise €49. Excludes existing Multiscreen/Multiroom box households. Limited to one free box and set up per household.

    Sky Sports and Sky Cinema offer: Sky Cinema and Sky Sports €23.25 extra per month for 6 months when upgrade to the Sky Cinema & Sky Sports package from a basic Sky TV subscription. Excludes pay per view services, which cost extra. Standard pricing applies after the offer, currently €46.50 pm. 31 days’ notice required to cancel.

    Sky Cinema half price for 3 months: Sky Cinema €14 extra per month for 3 months when you upgrade to Sky Cinema package from a basic Sky TV subscription. Excludes pay per view services, which cost extra. Standard pricing applies after the offer, currently €28 pm. 31 days’ notice required to cancel.

    Half price Sky Sports- -existing customers: Sky TV required. €37.50 per month after 6 months unless you cancel Sky Sports giving at least 31 days' notice. Further terms may apply.

  • ‡Sky TV

    ‡ HD channels received depend on your Sky TV subscription. UTV is available without subscription.

    Sky TV Subscription: Packages €29.50-€85.50 per month. Sky Cinema Box Office costs extra. Sky box and set-up required.

    Sky 3D: 3DTV subscription required. Pay per view content may cost extra.

    Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.

    Sky Multiscreen: €15 pm per box. Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive HD Pack channels on your Multiscreen box you need a Sky HD box an HD Pack subscription (only one HD Pack subscription required per household). If you have home broadband, your Internet-enabled Sky boxes must be connected to your router if we’ve provided the equipment you need to connect (E.g. an On Demand connector). Multiscreen includes Sky Go Extra at no extra cost. Sky Go terms apply.

    Sky Box Office: Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply. SBO 3D requires a 3DTV and Sky World HD subscription. Cable service may vary.

    Remote Record: Use sky.com or a compatible device. Requests require up to 30 minutes notice before start of programme.

    On Demand: Available to Sky TV customers with compatible Sky box. Downloading content requires compatible black Sky box, broadband connection (minimum recommended speed 2 Mbps), On Demand self set-up using built in Wi-Fi or own cable. Downloads count towards any usage caps and may expire from your Planner. Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription. Sky Store costs extra. Sky Cinema 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 required for Sky Cinema or Sky Sports. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.

    Sky Go:
    UK / Ireland only. Streamed via broadband/3G/4G/WiFi (charges may apply). Available on two registered compatible devices (content may vary). Some live TV programmes will be unavailable (go to - go.sky.com). For compatible device and software requirements click here. Sky Go is not currently compatible on PCs with Windows 8 or Macs with OS X Mountain Lion. Sky TV Customers: Live TV and on demand content available in line with your Sky TV subscription at no extra cost. You’ll need Sky Cinema 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 Packs for on demand Sky Cinema or Sky Sports. Non-Sky TV Customers: Subscriptions €29.50-85.50 per month. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.

    Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiscreen, otherwise €6 extra a month. 31 days’ notice to cancel. Register up to 4 Sky Go devices, concurrent viewing on two devices. Download selected Sky Go content via WiFi (Unavailable on Xbox 360). Content depends on your Sky TV package. Cinema/Sports Pack(s) required to download movies/sports. Max 2 downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 7 or 30 days after download depending on content.

     

  • Sky boxes and set-up

    Sky box: Existing Sky box households are not eligible for a discounted box. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. Sky Box is €49 when you join Sky TV on a 12 month contract. One discounted box per household. Sky box up to €149 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). You will receive a Sky HD box which has all the features of Sky and can store an average of 185 hours of standard definition programmes. To view free-to-air HD content you need an HD ready TV. To view Sky HD content you will also need the HD Pack (€15 a month).

    Sky HD box: Existing Sky box households are not eligible for a discounted box unless taking the HD Pack. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household. Sky HD box up to €149 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). A Sky HD box can store an average of 60 hours of HD or 185 hours of standard definition programmes. HD ready TV required. To view Sky HD content you will also need the Family Bundle, or for HD Cinema, the Sky Cinema Bundle. For Sky Sports you will need the HD Pack (£6 a month on top of your sports subscription).

    Standard set-up: Standard set-up from €30, non-standard set-up may cost extra. Standard set-up for existing customers is €60. Standard set-up for customers is €30 for a Sky HD box taken with the HD Pack. 

    Sky HD 2TB box: From €49 for existing Sky TV customers who have never had a Sky HD box taking their first HD package (€15pm) or existing Sky HD customers adding Sky Multiscreen (€15pm per box). Existing Sky HD customers are entitled to one box from €149, additional 2TB boxes from €249. From €249 for any existing customer who received a discounted 1TB box. New customers joining Sky TV with the HD Pack are entitled to one box from €149. Any additional 2TB boxes thereafter or when taking without the HD Pack are from €249. Standard set-up €30 for new customers and €60 for existing Sky TV customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Sky HD 2TB box provides 1.5TB of personal storage and 0.5TB of storage for On Demand Showcase content.

    Sky HD Multiscreen Box: [Only available with Multiscreen  subscriptions]. Sky HD Multiscreen Box is the SkyHD standard Digibox (No PVR functionality) which along with a Sky TV and Sky Multiscreen subscription (€15 extra a month) gives your Sky TV subscription in another room. First box free for new and existing customers when taken with a new Sky Multiscreen subscription and paying for set-up. Limited to one free box per household (and not available to customers who have already received a free standard box) otherwise €69. Replacement boxes are €99. Set-up is included as part of the box installation for new Sky TV customers, and €100 for existing customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.

     

  • Sky Broadband

    Broadband product availability is subject to location. Sky Talk (including line rental) required. Speeds vary with location and line quality. External factors such as internet congestion can affect speed. 

    Sky Fibre: Selected Fibre areas only. Speeds vary by location. Up to 100 Mb download speed. No usage caps. External factors can affect speed.

    12 month minimum subscription. Set-up costs and router delivery charge may apply. See sky.ie for more details and our Usage Policies. Eircom compatible phone line required.

  • #**Sky Talk

    #Sky Talk Freetime: Inclusive evening and weekend calls of up to an hour to the Republic of Ireland local and national landline numbers only (excludes calls to Directory Enquiries, indirect access, dial-up Internet numbers, mobile, and 0700 numbers) and then calls are charged at rate of 6.90c per minute (evening) and 1.40c per minute (weekend) . Evening – Monday to Friday, after 7pm and before 7am. Weekend - between midnight on Friday and midnight on Sunday. Fair Use Policy applies (see contracts for details). Eircom compatible phone line required. 12 month minimum subscription. Set up costs may apply. Sky Talk Line Rental required.

    **Sky Talk Anytime: Anytime calls of up to an hour to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland local and national landline numbers only (excludes calls to Directory Enquiries, indirect access, dial-up Internet numbers and 0700 numbers) and then charged at 6.90c per minute (daytime & evening) and 1.40c per minute (weekend). Anytime international geographic landline calls of up to an hour to 20 countries (Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA (also includes calls to mobiles in Canada and USA). Fair Use Policy applies (see contracts for details). Eircom compatible phone line required. 12 month minimum subscription. Set up costs may apply. Sky Talk Line Rental required.

  • General and further terms

    Subject to status. Upfront payment may be required. 12 month minimum subscriptions. Prices may go up during your subscription. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Prices may vary if you live in a flat. Sky functionality requires two satellite feeds.

    You must get any consents required (e.g. landlord's). Prices for Direct Debit payments only. Continuous debit/credit card mandate costs €0.30 pm. Republic of Ireland residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Correct at 1 July 2016. Read the full text of our customer contracts.