The prospect of super-fast broad band is so tantalizing but if, like me, you are stuck with a slow broadband connection you may want to look away now.
SKY have just announced that they are to make broadband speeds up to 76Mbps available to new and existing Sky customers. However, to utilize this luxury you must be situated in an area covered by their fiber-optic network.
The satellite broadcaster launched this amazing product in April, but it was initially available only to new subscribers who did not already have Sky FibreOptic or Sky Broadband.
However, the company has now revealed that everyone can sign up for its fastest connection. “All our broadband products are open to all customers covered by Sky’s network,” a Sky spokeswoman told ZDNet UK.
The “up to 76Mbps” proposition hit the market at the same time as Sky’s “up to 38Mbps product”, with both of these packages supported by BT’s fibre-to-the-cabinet infrastructure.
More than ten million homes and businesses across the UK are currently served by BT’s fibre broadband networks.
The British telecoms giant is aiming to increase this coverage to two-thirds of properties by the end of 2014 under its £2.5 billion national rollout.