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Sky launches new UK FTTP service

Sky has announced the launch of a new FTTP service in the UK which promises to offer average speeds of up to 145Mbps.

Available with its Sky Broadband Superfast and Ultrafast packages, the Comcast-owned operator said that the new fibre tech is currently available to more than 3 million homes in the UK, with 31,000 added each week. The company aims to have ultrafast FTTP broadband reaching 7.3 million households by March 2021.

The 59Mbps Superfast offer is available for £27 per month, while the faster Ultrafast is currently available for £35 per month.

The company said that it is its “fastest and most reliable broadband service yet.”

Sky Broadband’s director of propositions Aman Bhatti said: “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. 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.”

Sky turned in a solid quarter for parent company Comcast, with Sky’s UK business adding 51,000 net customers across TV, broadband and mobile. Sky is increasingly investing in its broadband business, and launched Sky WiFi in Italy in June.