Sky customers to enjoy higher broadband speeds
Sky has started selling Sky Fiber Unlimited Pro service from the last Wednesday. This is in consequence to the introduction of its fiber package of 40 Mb speeds, in the middle of April.
The launch is applicable only to the new subscribers. The option has not yet arrived in the website of Sky.
According to a company spokesperson, Sky Fiber Unlimited Pro, which provides speeds up to 76 Mbps, is available only for Sky calling customers. It means that Sky Broadband or Sky Fiber customers cannot avail it now. However, arrangements are on for its provision for the current Sky Broadband customers, who want faster speeds. .
The monthly charge for Fiber Unlimited Pro is ₤30. There is no cap on bandwidth usage. However, the customers must subscribe to calling and line rental services of Sky. Line rental costs an additional ₤12.25 a month. The call package may be either free or ₤5 as per the bundle requirement.
ZDNet is of the opinion that service is not available for the current customers, because the company is yet to work out the cost difference due to switching from old speeds to new speeds.
On 12th April, Sky introduced its other fiber packages utilizing BT’s fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) technology which offers speeds up to 40 Mbps. Currently BT has no plans of starting any new service though the other service providers including BT are set to double the download speeds for their customers.
Even Virgin Media which has nothing to do with BT’s fiber network is set to increase the download speed to 120 Mbps.
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