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Sky’s free unlimited broadband deal slashes prices for students

Sky has launched a new nine month student broadband deal that sees you only having to pay for line rental. 

Aimed at students who typically rent private homes in their second and third years, this ADSL-based service promises download speeds of up to 17Mbps and is totally unlimited, meaning there’s no traffic management or speed restrictions. 

The only thing you’ll need to pay for is line rental which is currently charged at £16.40/month. Divided between four of you, that’s (probably) less than a pint of snakebite from the union bar every month. 

This significantly undercuts BT’s recently-launched student broadband deals, which charges for line rental and broadband. 

That said, Sky’s student broadband offer is only limited to ADSL broadband. If you can get FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) broadband in the house you’re moving into, then you won’t be able to take advantage of any nine month deals. Check the table below for a full breakdown. 

Student broadband deals are typically nine months long to account for the summer breaks, when students tend to move back to their parents house. 

If you’re certain that you’re going to stay in your house for your third year, then you might want to consider shopping around for other deals if you don’t require the flexibility that a nine month contract allows. 

How does Sky’s student broadband deal compare to BT’s offers?

  Sky Student Broadband BT Unlimited Broadband BT Unlimited Infinity 2 BT Unlimited Infinity 2 and BT TV Entertainment Plus
Top download speed 17Mbps 17Mbps 76Mbps 76Mbps
Unlimited usage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Broadband  n/a £12.50/month £22.50/month £33/month
Standard Line Rental £16.40/month £16.99/month £16.99/month £16.99/month
Total Monthly Cost £16.40/month £29.49/month £39.49/month £49.99/month



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