Sky Broadband
& Fibre speeds

Sky Broadband
& Fibre speeds

Sky Broadband offers a range of products and speeds, so whether you’re downloading music or watching a movie marathon, your broadband speed determines how fast this can happen.

How fast can I download with Sky Broadband?

Whether downloading music or streaming your favourite TV shows, see how long this will take based on your broadband speed.

10Mbps
54Mbps
100Mbps
150Mbps
350Mbps
1Gb
1 album
Based on MP3 song size of 5MB per file

10Mbps

4 secs

54Mbps

Less than 1 sec

100Mbps

Less than 1 sec

150Mbps

Less than 1 sec

350Mbps

Less than 1 sec

1Gb

Less than 1 sec
1 TV Show via on demand
Based on TV show size of 300MB per episode

10Mbps

4 mins 11 secs

54Mbps

46 secs

100Mbps

25 secs

150Mbps

16 secs

350Mbps

7 secs

1Gb

2 secs
1 Movie via on demand
Based on size of 1000MB per movie

10Mbps

13 mins 58 secs

54Mbps

2 mins 35 secs

100Mbps

1 min 23 secs

150Mbps

55 secs

350Mbps

23 secs

1Gb

8 secs

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

Your broadband speed explained

If you want to know more about your broadband speed, read on…

Your line speed
For our Sky Broadband Essential (average download speeds of 10Mb) and Sky Broadband Superfast (average download speeds of 75Mb) products, the line speed is the maximum speed between your broadband hub and the telephone exchange or cabinet (usually on your street).

For Sky Broadband Ultrafast products (download speeds of up to 1Gb), the fibre broadband comes directly into your home. Meaning the speed is super reliable and is the top speed you will get. So, if you buy our 1Gb product, you will get lightning fast 1Gb speeds delivered to your home.

 

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Your download speed
This is the actual download speed that you get in your home. Your WiFi can be affected by things like the layout of your home or how many people are streaming or downloading at the same time. Speeds can also be affected by external things like the number people sharing the network.

Here's the legal bit

  • Offers

    3 month free Spotify Premium offer: Available for new and existing Sky TV customers. Not available to existing Spotify Premium subscribers, Premium for Family subscribers, or if you have previously enrolled in a Spotify Offer. Spotify access through Sky Q box and other devices, Spotify app not available on Sky boxes. New customers: add Spotify Premium after you've completed your Sky TV order. Spotify Premium usually €9.99 a month. Offer entitles you access to the Spotify Premium Service (as defined in the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use) for a period of 3 months or depending on your eligibility. If you decide that you do not want to pay for the Spotify Premium Service after the Offer Period, you must terminate your Spotify Premium Service by the end of the Offer Period. You may only use this Offer once.

    6 months half price Sports and Cinema offer: Sky Cinema and Sky Sports €24.50 extra p/m extra for 6 months, then €49 p/m, unless you cancel giving at least 31 days’ notice. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. Excludes box office and Sky Store purchases. Allow 24 hours for activation. Requires Sky TV on 12 month minimum term from €35 a month.

    6 months half price Sports offer: New Sky Sports customers only. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. Sky Sports €20pm for 6 months, then €40pm unless cancelled on 31 days' notice. Allow 24 hours for activation. Requires Sky TV from €36pm on 12 month minimum term. Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription. Further terms apply.

    Sky Broadband €40 a month for 12 months: New customers and existing Sky TV customers recontracting for 12 months. Standard pricing applies when outside minimum term (from €75pm). Set-up fees, minimum term and further terms apply. For more info on our broadband products see sky.ie/speeds.

    Sky Ultimate TV €30 for 12 months: New Sky customers only. Sky Q kit is loaned at no extra cost and must be returned at the end of relevant subscription. Bundle includes Sky Signature Netflix. €30pm for 12 months. Standard pricing applies after 12 months: €47pm or €42pm if signing up to a new minimum term. Broadband required for Netflix and Box Sets. Set up fees, minimum term and further terms apply. Offer ends 25 June 2020.

    Sky TV & Broadband €65 a month for 12 months: New Sky customers only, Sky Q kit is loaned at no extra cost and must be returned at the end of relevant subscription. Bundle includes Sky TV and Broadband. Prices from €65 a month for 12 months (depending on product selection). Standard pricing applies after 12 months (from €95). Set-up fees, minimum term and further terms apply. External factors can affect speed. For more info on our broadband product see sky.ie/speeds.

    6 months half price Cinema offer: New Sky Cinema customers only. Sky Cinema €14.50 extra p/m extra for 6 months, then €29 p/m, unless you cancel giving at least 31 days’ notice. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. Excludes box office and Sky Store purchases. Allow 24 hours for activation. Sky Q kit is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of the relevant subscription. Standard set-up from €30 for new customers. Requires Sky TV on 12 month minimum term from €36 a month.

    Sky Signature €25 for 12 months: New Sky customers only. Sky Q kit is loaned at no extra cost and must be returned at the end of relevant subscription. Bundle includes Sky TV Sky Box Sets. €25pm for 12 months. Standard pricing applies after 12 months: €41pm or €36pm if signing up to a new minimum term. Broadband required for Box Sets. Set up fees, minimum term and further terms apply. Offer ends 25 June 2020.

    Sky Sports & Sports Extra €30 a month offer: New Sky Sports and Sports Extra customers only. Bundle price after 6 months: €60 pm. Standard pricing applies after 12 months or if cancelling one element of the bundle: Sky Sports: €40; Sports Extra €34. Requires Sky TV on 12 month contract. HD compatible box required. Set up fees (from €30) for new customers joining Sky TV. Further terms apply.

    Sports Extra €10 a month with Sky Sports: New Sky customers taking Sky Sports and Sports Extra only. Sports Extra price after 6 months: €20 pm. €34 pm price applies if cancelling Sky Sports. Requires Sky TV on 12 month contract. HD compatible box required. Further terms apply.

    Sports Extra €10 a month for Sky Sports customers: Existing Sky TV customers and new Sports Extra customers only. Sports Extra price after 6 months: €20 pm. €34 pm price applies if cancelling Sky Sports. Requires Sky TV on 12 month contract. HD compatible box required. Further terms apply.

    Sky Broadband Ultrafast: Availability subject to location. Up to 1Gb/s download speed (varies by product selection). Installation and set-up fees apply (varies by installation). Minimum contract and further terms apply.

    - Ultrafast Standard Pricing after 12 Months - €75

    - Ultrafast Plus Standard Pricing after 12 Months - €85

    - Ultrafast Max Standard Pricing after 12 Months - €95

  • Sky TV

    Sky Signature: Includes Sky TV and Sky Box Sets. €36 per month. 12 month minimum term. Standard price applies (€41 pm) when not signing up to a new minimum term or outside of minimum term. Prices may change during this period. Requires compatible Sky box connected to broadband – minimum speed: SD: 3 Mbps; HD: 8Mbps; UHD: 24Mbps. Connect to TV using HDMI cable. Selection of shows/series available varies each month. Set up fees apply for new customers and existing Sky customers upgrading to Sky Q (from €30). Non-standard set up may cost extra. Sky Q kit is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of the relevant subscription. You own the Sky dish. You must get any consents required (e.g. landlord’s).

    Sky Ultimate TV: Includes Sky Signature and Netflix. €42 per month (includes €2 Netflix discount). 12 month minimum term on Sky Signature. Standard price applies (€47pm) when not signing up to a new minimum term or outside of minimum term. Prices may change during this period. Requires Sky Q box connected to broadband – min. speed: SD: 3Mbps; HD: 8Mbps; UHD: 24Mbps. Connect to TV using HDMI cable. Selection of shows/series available varies each month. Set up fees apply for new customers and existing Sky customers upgrading to Sky Q (from €30). Non-standard set up may cost extra. Sky Q kit is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of the relevant subscription. You own the Sky dish. You must get any consents required (e.g. landlord’s). Download to watch on the go: Netflix content: Download using Netflix app. Offline viewing of Netflix content is subject to the Netflix Terms of Use.

    Sky Multiscreen: €19 per month. Requires Sky Q box, Sky Signature and Multiscreen subscriptions and Sky Q Mini(s) connected to home broadband. For optimal network performance we recommend connecting no more than four Sky Q Mini boxes. Watch on 2 Sky Q Mini boxes simultaneously with a Sky Q 2TB box and on one Sky Q Mini with a Sky Q 1TB box.

    Sky HD: €8 per month. Requires Sky Signature. Ultimate TV Add-on required to watch Netflix in HD. 31 days’ notice to cancel. HD channels received depend on your Sky TV/HD subscription. RTÉ HD Channels, BBC HD Channels and NHK World HD are available without subscription.

    Sky UHD: €12 per month (includes HD and UHD). Requires Sky Signature. Ultimate TV Add On required to watch Netflix in UHD. 31 days’ notice to cancel. Content depends on Sky TV subscription. Selected content available in UHD. Sky Sports and/or Sky Cinema subscription(s) required for sports and movies in Ultra HD. Ultra HD unavailable via Sky Q Mini(s).

    Sky Kids: €8 per month. Requires Sky Signature. Sky Kids app:  Available at no extra cost with the Kids pack. UK, Ireland & the EU where eligible - see sky.com/streamintheEU. Selected content available to stream and download on demand at no extra cost via 3G/4G/WiFi (charges may apply). To download content you also need Sky Go Extra (no extra cost with Sky Multiscreen or Sky Q Multiscreen, otherwise €6 extra a month). Available on registered compatible devices. Downloaded content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 30 days after download. Compatible device and software requirements at www.sky.com/help,and the App Store or Google Play Store. App features vary by device.

    Sky Go:  UK, Ireland & the EU where eligible - see sky.com/streamintheEU. Streamed via broadband/3G/4G/WiFi (charges may apply). Available on 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 from €35 per month. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.

    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 Store: On your Sky box: For Sky TV customers with black Sky or Sky Q box connected to broadband. Buy & Keep unavailable on some older boxes - see sky.com/boxcompatibility. Requires On Demand self set-up using built-in Wi-Fi or own cable or On Demand connector. Downloads take several minutes or longer to start viewing if speed less than 8Mbps (HD) or 3Mbps (SD). Sky subscription needed for ongoing access to downloaded copy. On skystore.com: Requires connected compatible device and software (see skystore.com/help). Register up to 4 devices; a title can be streamed to 1 (rent) or 2 (Buy & Keep) at a time. Min required speed for streaming 3Mbps (SD) or 8Mbps (HD). HD option not available when renting and is not supported for Buy & Keep on some devices/set-ups. Rentals can’t be downloaded. Buy & Keep downloads unavailable on NOW TV, Roku and YouView boxes. General: Downloading and streaming count towards any usage caps. Buy & Keep DVD delivery usually within 5 working days from official DVD release date.

    Sky Go Extra:  Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiscreen, otherwise €6 extra a month. 31 days’ notice to cancel. 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.

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

    Sky Box Office:  Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply.

    All Sky Q kit is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of your subscription. Sky Q 1TB box: 700GB personal storage. Sky Q 2TB box: 1.7TB personal storage. 300GB storage reserved by Sky.

    Installation: Engineer set-up required. Standard installation: New Sky TV customers: Sky Q 1TB box: €30 with or without a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription; Sky Q 2TB box: €120 or €60 if you also take a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription. Existing customers when taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: Sky Q 1TB box: up to €30; Sky Q 2TB box: up to €60. Prices discounted to €30 for Sky Q 1TB box or €60 for Sky Q 2TB for existing customers with a current Sky Multiscreen subscription. Existing customers not taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription pay €149 for Sky Q 1TB and €179 for Sky Q 2TB for installation.

  • Sky boxes and set-up

    All Sky Q kit is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of your subscription. Sky Q 1TB box: 700GB personal storage. Sky Q 2TB box: 1.7TB personal storage. 300GB storage reserved by Sky.

    Installation: Engineer set-up required. Standard installation: New Sky TV customers: Sky Q 1TB box: €30 with or without a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription; Sky Q 2TB box: €120 or €60 if you also take a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription. Existing customers when taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: Sky Q 1TB box: up to €30; Sky Q 2TB box: up to €60. Prices discounted to €30 for Sky Q 1TB box or €60 for Sky Q 2TB for existing customers without a current Sky multiscreen subscription. Existing customers not taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription pay €149 for Sky Q 1TB and €179 for Sky Q 2TB.

    Store more: Compared with standard 500GB Sky HD box.

    Sky Broadband: All Sky equipment is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of the relevant subscription. Standard broadband activation fee of €5-€10 depending upon product choice. Installation and set-up fees from €60 for Sky Broadband Ultrafast (varies by installation).

    Sky Q Multiscreen subscription required to: 1) Watch TV around the home on tablets or more than one TV. A fee of €120 is payable per additional TV and we’ll lend you one Sky Q Mini per extra TV, at no cost. For new Sky TV customers there is no charge for the first additional TV. For existing Sky TV customers without Sky Multiscreen, the first additional TV fee is discounted to €50. For optimal network performance we recommended connecting no more than four Sky Q Mini boxes. Content from up to two Sky Q Mini boxes can be watched concurrently. In home: watch recordings included in your Sky Q channel pack and most free to air channels. See sky.com/skyqchannelsfor more information. Red Button and BBC on demand content unavailable via Sky Q App; 2) Pause on one screen and continue on another; 3) Take recordings with you to watch offline. Save selected recordings from last 90 days from the main Sky Q box or download on demand programmes to compatible tablet connected to home broadband. Finished recordings may be unavailable to sync for up to a few hours. Two syncs/downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 30 days after sync/download.; 4) Watch Ultra HD content. Box Sets Bundle required to watch box sets in Ultra HD. Sky Sports and Sky Cinema required to watch sports and movies in Ultra HD. Listed features require Sky Q box, Sky TV and Sky Q Multiscreen subscriptions, Sky Q app and compatible tablet (sky.com/skyqdevices)or Sky Q Mini(s) connected to home broadband.

  • 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 Broadband Superfast: Selected Fibre areas only. Speeds vary by location. 75Mb average download speed. No usage caps. External factors can affect speed.

    Sky Broadband Ultrafast: Availability subject to location. 1Gb/s download speed (varies by product selection). Installation and set-up fees from €60 (varies by installation). Minimum contract and further terms apply.

    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 for Broadband Essential and Broadband Superfast.

    Sky Broadband: All Sky equipment is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of the relevant subscription. Standard broadband activation fee of €5-€10 depending upon product choice. Installation and set-up fees from €60 for Sky Broadband Ultrafast (varies by installation).

    Sky Broadband Buddy: Requires Sky Broadband on 12-month minimum term and Buddy App on each compatible device (see sky.com/buddy). Sky recommends that all devices connected to internet are protected with anti-virus software at all times. Sky Buddy is only available with Sky Broadband on a compatible hub, therefore if you end your Sky Broadband service Sky Buddy will automatically end. If you are an existing Sky Broadband customer and you take Sky Buddy, you will be entering your. Sky Broadband into a new 12-month minimum term. All Sky equipment is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of the relevant subscription. Standard broadband activation fee of €5-€10 depending upon product choice. For more information on our Broadband products see sky.ie/speeds

  • #**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. Republic of Ireland residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Correct at 27 September 2018. Read the full text of our customer contracts.