Sky has launched a new nine month student broadband tariff which means that you only have to pay for line rental. It’s aimed at students who rent homes privately, usually in their second and third year. The service promises speeds of 17Mbps and is completely unlimited, meaning that there are no restrictions. Line rental is currently charged at £16.40 per month, which you can split between housemates.
This tariff is significantly cheaper than BT’s student deals which were launched recently. However, the offer is only limited to ADSL broadband, so if you live in a house where you can get FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) broadband, you won’t be able to take advantage of the 9 month deals.
The student deals are nine months long in order to account for the summer break, where students leave their student house and return to their parent’s house. The deal also includes a free Sky Hub and pay as you talk calls.
Currently, the cheapest broadband deal provided by BT costs £29.49 a month.