Sky reveals a massive upgrade and it’s what many customers have been waiting for

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  • August 20, 2019
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is now offering some customers the chance to get much better broadband.

The TV firm has just announced a massive boost to its internet speeds with the arrival of something called Ultrafast.

This premium service will bring 12 times faster broadband meaning customers could see speeds of over 280Mbps blasted into their homes.

Sky’s fastest average speeds are currently just 59Mbps so this is a significant upgrade.

As a comparison, it would take around 10 minutes to download a movie on 59Mbps but just 2 minutes if your speeds were increased to 280Mbps

Speaking about the update, Kathryn Imrie, Director of Broadband at Sky, said: “Fast and reliable broadband is an essential part of the family household today, and it’s only going to get more important in future” 

“We want our customers to be able to do even more online, on more devices, without seeing their connection lag or drop.

“As a Sky Broadband Ultrafast customer, you will be able to seamlessly watch an HD movie, while your partner surfs the web and your kids are gaming in their bedroom.”

Sky says that over two million UK homes will have access to Sky Broadband Ultrafast with prices starting from £39 per month.

Here are Sky’s new bundles and what they will cost

Sky Broadband Ultrafast 1, with average download speeds of 145Mbps – £39 a month for 18 months.

Sky Broadband Ultrafast 2, offering average download speeds of 285Mbps – £49 a month.

YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN ULTRAFAST BROADBAND HERE

The news of this boost comes as Three Mobile has also launched a new broadband offering.

The Mobile network says that, from this week, the first stage of its new superfast technology will be available to some customers in parts of London.

Unlike its rivals, Three is beginning by offering high-speed broadband into homes using 5G rather than giving its smartphone users the chance to try these quicker downloads.

Three is boasting that its single 5G plan will shake up the broadband market with customers able to cancel their landline and instantly access fibre-like, ultrafast speeds compared to what the average UK customer currently obtains using traditional, fixed broadband services.

The monthly option will cost £35 per month and the ‘plug and play’ hub also means there’s no expensive installation costs or long waits for an engineer to visit.

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