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How would you like to get free broadband forever? That's the promise from Sky, which is offering free Sky Fibre broadband for life as part of a bundle.

It sounds almost too good to be true. So what are the exact conditions attached to the deal? Let's have a look at everything you need to know.

1 The monthly cost

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In order to claim your free broadband, you'll need to either be an existing Sky TV customer and add Sky Sports to your package or sign up to Sky Sports as a new customer.

The service, which includes seven dedicated sports channels and three times as many live Premier League games as BT, is priced £47.50 a month if you're new to Sky or £27.50 per month for existing Sky TV customers.

There's no obligation to take a paid-for Sky Talk calls package on top of that. You can opt for the pay as you talk option, which, of course, means you only pay for the calls you make. Line rental is payable at £17.40 per month.

It's also worth noting that a one-off fee is applicable for the router to be delivered (£6.95 until August 16th, £9.95 thereafter) and there's a charge to cover installation for new subscribers (this comes in at £39 for most customers).

We calculate that to qualify for the offer as a new or existing customer, your monthly spend comes in at £64.90.

Sky Fibre usually costs £10 a month (or £20 for unlimited downloads), which is a saving of £120 per year for as long as you stay subscribed to Sky Sports.

2 You get a free TV or £100 of rewards

Everyone likes free stuff. And, winningly, with Sky's offer you get a free 32-inch LG TV for gratis.

Don't need a new TV? Alternatively, you can opt for a £100 voucher to spend at Amazon.co.uk, or a £100 Prepaid MasterCard.

3 It gives you up to 38Mbps

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So what do you get for your money? Sky Fibre offers speeds of up to 38Mbps. That's not the fastest on the market, but it's pretty good.

At the peak speed of 38Mbps, you can download a music album in around 11 seconds, or a standard definition film in about five minutes.

Your broadband usage is capped at 25GB month – that means it won't let you download anything or browse the web once you've exceeded this limit.

25GB is more than enough for web browsing, video streaming and emailing. But if you're downloading a lot of films in high definition or even 4K, you might want to think about the unlimited usage option priced £10 per month.

4 It really is free forever

As long as you maintain your subscription to Sky Sports, you'll continue to get free fibre broadband.

However, we should mention that the offer is conditional on signing up for 12 months. So if you join up then decide it's not for you, you'll be locked in for a year.

Conversely, given that most providers only offer fibre on an 18-month contract, that seems like a pretty reasonable commitment to be asked to make.

5 It's only available in some areas

According to Sky, the deal applies in "selected Fibre areas only", so it might not be available where you are.

Use our broadband checker to see what's available where you live, or call Sky on 0800 151 2747 for more information.

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