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      Sky offers 'free' broadband

      Sky has announced moves to take on the broadband market - offering free broadband to Sky TV subscribers.

      The company plans to offer customers free up to 2Mbps broadband with any TV package, provided they are in part of the country it has already unbundled.

      To date, Sky has unbundled exchanges covering 28 per cent of households in the UK, but says it will have unbundled 50 per cent by Christmas 2006 and 70 per cent by 2007.

      The free package, Base, will offer up to 2Mbps broadband, a 2GB usage allowance, a free Netgear wireless router, and McAfee security software for 12 months.

      Subscribers can upgrade to 8Mbps 'Mid' package with a 40GB download cap for £5 a month and 16Mbps 'Max' service with no cap for £10 a month.

      Connection charges cost £40 for the Base package, £20 for Mid, and nothing for Max.

      Advance registration for the service starts at noon today and can be accessed from Sky's website. A minimum subscription of 12 months applies.

      Sky said one in three UK houses now has Sky TV and half of these have broadband.

      The broadcaster also plans to introduce an unlimited UK calls package for £5 a month.

      For people in areas not yet unbundled, customers can subscribe to a service called Sky Connect for £17 a month that offers speeds of up to 8Mbps, 40GB usage allowance and unlimited UK calls. Connection will cost £40.

      Sky is also offering professional home broadband installation for £50, or free on the Max package.

      Brian Sullivan, director of product strategy and marketing, said: “This is about moving away from a world dominated by a few suppliers charging too much.”

      Michael Philpott, principal analyst at technology consultancy Ovum, said:

      "This will be of interest to existing Sky customers, who will see both the good value of the broadband service, and the tie-up with multimedia services to both TV and PC.

      "At the end of the day, success in the UK broadband market is going to come down to four things: scale, correct multimedia strategy, good customer service and of course, brand - Sky are in a good position on all four fronts."


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      Re: Sky offers 'free' broadband

      has my email account been activated

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      Re: Sky offers 'free' broadband

      merrick,

      do you think we are sky? We aren't, we have no affiliation to sky at all.

      also why did you choose to post to a thread created over a year ago?

      Please start a new thread and provide a bit more info so we can help out, but remember we are not sky.

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      Re: Sky offers 'free' broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by merrick View Post
      has my email account been activated

      Welcome merrick.

      I sense the frustration in your question.
      Some of the most common complaints on this site is
      the inability to contact Sky, high phone costs and
      confusing communications from Sky.
      While SkyUser sounds, and looks, like it is part of Sky, it is not.
      It is however, full of useful information and easy to use.

      I suggest you forget about Sky email.
      Click on the link below.

      Email alternatives

      Although it is an old thread and now slightly out of date,
      it is still one of the best threads on this site.

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      Last edited by murdock; 27-09-07 at 10:53 AM. Reason: typo/revision

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      Re: Sky offers 'free' broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
      Welcome merrick.

      I sense the frustration in your question.
      Some of the most common complaints on this site is
      the inability to contact Sky, high phone costs and
      confusing communications from Sky.
      While SkyUser sounds, and looks, like it is part of Sky, it is not.
      It is however, full of useful information and easy to use.

      I suggest you forget about Sky email.
      Click on the link below.

      Email alternatives

      Although it is an old thread and now slightly out of date,
      it is still one of the best threads on this site.

      .
      My Max. Faster, Cheaper, Better.

      What a smashing reply - this sort of thing is the reason I hang around here!

     

     

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