Sky Broadband launches new FTTP service

Friday 30 October 2020

Available with Sky Broadband Superfast and Sky Broadband Ultrafast

Sky Broadband Ultrafast offers average speeds of up to 145Mbps, 12x faster than standard (DSL) broadband

    Sky Broadband is launching a new Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) service; using the latest fibre optic technology to deliver Sky Broadband Superfast and Ultrafast customers our fastest and most reliable broadband service yet.

    Over 3 million UK homes now have access to this new technology, and this will increase rapidly as 31,000 new homes continue to be added each week, meaning Sky Broadband Ultrafast with our fastest speeds will be available in 7.3 million households by March 2021.

    New and existing customers in FTTP areas can benefit from our fastest speeds and most reliable connection with Sky Broadband Ultrafast:

    • Get an average download speed of 145Mbps, with no usage caps
    • Say goodbye to buffering and stream the latest entertainment, movies and TV seamlessly
    • Have an edge while gaming online with an incredible average upload speed of 27Mbps
    • Do all this at the same time, on more devices, without the fear of your connection slowing down, great for working from home

    Pricing and availability

    Stream, game, work and download as much as you want with totally unlimited broadband and get our Speed Guarantee as standard with Sky Broadband Superfast or Ultrafast. If your speed falls below your minimum guaranteed speed, you can claim a month’s subscription fee back.

    Sky Broadband Superfast is available for £27 per month on an 18-month contract, with an average download speed of 59Mbps. Sky Broadband Ultrafast is currently available for £35 per month on an 18-month contract with an average download speed of 145Mbps.

    “Launching FTTP, the UK’s most advanced broadband technology, reflects Sky’s commitment to innovation and providing customers with the fastest and most reliable broadband possible”, commented Aman Bhatti, Director of Propositions, Sky Broadband. “This means, with Sky Broadband Ultrafast, we can offer our customers average speeds that are 12x faster than standard enabling customers to download, stream, browse, work from home and game freely.”

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    Notes to editors:

    • Where FTTP is not available, SO GEA and FTTC connections are used to achieve Superfast speeds - connecting 28.9million households. G.Fast connections are used to achieve Ultrafast speeds where FTTP is not available - connecting 2.8m households.
    • A small number of households in FTTP areas aren’t currently able to upgrade to FTTP but will be added as soon as possible.

    About Sky

    Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 24 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own award-winning original content.

    Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love - TV, music, games, online video, fitness and educational content, all in one place, easy. Our streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

    Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, I Hate Suzie and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free, while Sky Arts, the UK’s only dedicated free-to-air arts channel, makes the arts accessible for everyone. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years alone.

    We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we’ve put in place a new programme to invest £30million across our markets over the next three years to tackle racial injustice.

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