The new package, which is delivered only through FTTP, is said by Sky to be 25 times faster than the average speed of its Superfast 35 package and offers a guaranteed 600Mbps, allowing users to claim a month’s subscription back if their speed falls below this threshold
The service comes without usage caps and provides average upload speeds of 90Mbps.
New and existing customers taking Sky Broadband Gigafast will receive the latest Sky Broadband Hub.
The launch marks a step change for Sky, whose other broadband packages comprise Superfast 35, with average download speeds of 36 Mbps, Superfast, offering average speeds of 59 Mbps, Ultrafast, offering 145Mbps, and Ultrafast Plus , offering 500 Mbps
Subscribers can also sign up for a Sky Broadband Boost, for £5 a month, giving them guaranteed minimum speeds and WiFi coverage across their homes, along with free engineer visits and daily line checks.
Gigafast is available for £55 per month on an 18-month contract.
“With game changing speeds that are 25x faster than our standard fibre (36Mbps), Sky Broadband Gigafast offers WiFi hungry homes the ability to connect lots of devices at any one time, delivered through our reliable network with award-winning customer service,” said Aman Bhatti, director of propositions, Sky Broadband.