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Sky begins ultrafast broadband deployment

Sky logoSky is today connecting its first customer to its new ultrafast fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband network in York in the UK.

Ultrafast broadband customers will be able to receive broadband speeds of up to 940 Mbps, with Sky building the FTTH network in partnership with TalkTalk and CityFibre.

The ultrafast network is designed to test the potential for the technology and the response from customers and is based on the latest fibre technology – which does not rely on copper lines between the street cabinet and the home.

“As Ofcom continues its review of the broadband market, we believe that trials like this are a valuable demonstration of the alternative technologies now available. With the right conditions for investment and innovation, consumers and businesses could benefit from more ultrafast connections across the UK,” said director of Sky Broadband, Lyssa McGowan.

Sky claims its Ultrafast broadband will allow customers to download an HD movie in less than 30 seconds and that its pure fibre network will bring greater stability and reliability than standard fibre broadband.