Sky unveils ultra-high speed FTTC service; plans to offer free Wi-Fi coverage

12 Apr 2012

UK broadband provider BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has launched a new ultra-high speed ‘Unlimited Fibre’ broadband package, costing GBP20 (USD31.8) per month, plus a one-time setup fee of GBP50, enabling users to benefit from download speeds of up to 40Mbps around the country. The new service will use BT’s fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTCC) technology, it said. BSkyB says that new and existing customers will need to bundle its Sky Talk (costing either GBP0 or GBP5 per month) and Sky Line Rental (GBP12.25) with the new fibre broadband package.

In a separate announcement BSkyB has revealed that it is allowing all its internet broadband subscribers to have free access to the Wi-Fi hotspots currently operated by its subsidiary company, The Cloud. The company says that an estimated four million people pass through The Cloud every day, adding that over 4,000 hotspots have been added to the network since the start of this year. All Sky Broadband Unlimited, Sky Fibre Unlimited and Sky Connect customers are eligible to use Wi-Fi Hotspots from The Cloud, and they do not have to be a Sky TV customer to benefit from it.

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