Sky is today connecting its first customer to its new ultrafast fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband network in York.
In partnership with TalkTalk and CityFibre, Sky is building the FTTH network to test the potential for the technology and the response from customers.
“Sky is the first broadband service provider in the UK to offer guaranteed broadband speeds,” comments Lyssa McGowan, Director of Sky Broadband. “We are proud that these products will be available to our customers in York on our ultrafast and ultra-reliable gigabit network. 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.”
Roy Grant (Head of ICT at City of York Council) will be part of an interactive discussion at this year’s Broadband World Forum (20-22 October, Excel, London), ‘What does it take to Deliver Gigabit Cities?’