Nick Baker, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, says: “Almost one million Sky subscribers could see their annual bill go up by as much as £72 at a time when many household budgets are already stretched to the limit.
“Sky Broadband Essential customers will see the biggest hike, with prices going up more than 13% from £22 a month to £25.
“Price rises have become an unwelcome spring tradition, and this hike lands before the ink is barely dry on both Virgin Media and BT’s recent increases.
“Sky’s broadband and TV price rise doesn’t kick in until April 1, so there’s plenty of time to avoid these changes if you’re not happy.
“Broadband customers who are still in the minimum term of their contract can leave penalty-free if they act within 30 days of receiving their notification.
“If you decide you want to change your broadband provider, run a quick online comparison to see what other deals are available. It’s also worth considering NOW TV packages if you want to continue enjoying Sky TV without the commitment of a long contract.
“For those currently out of contract, it is even more important to consider your options as you will likely be able to save £90 a year by switching to a new deal - on top of avoiding this price rise.
“Alternatively, if you don’t want to switch providers, get in touch with Sky as you may be able to change your services and reduce your monthly bill.”
Uswitch is the UK’s top comparison website for home services switching. We’ve saved consumers £2.5 billion off their energy bills since we launched in September 2000, and also help people find a better deal on their broadband, mobile and TV.
Uswitch is part of RVU, a global group of online brands with a mission to empower consumers to make more confident home services, insurance and financial decisions.
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