Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today informed ISPreview.co.uk that its hidden superfast 76Mbps capable Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro broadband (FTTC) service, which still isn’t shown on their website, is now available to “all customers – new and existing“.
The somewhat secret £30 per month service, which was first discovered (here) during late April 2012 and followed shortly after the launch of their new 40Mbps capable £20 per month Sky Fibre Unlimited package (here), was initially only made available over the phone to new customers “who do not already have Sky Broadband or Sky Fibre“.
A Sky Spokesperson told ISPreview.co.uk in April:
“It is currently only available to customers who do not already have Sky Broadband or Sky Fibre, although we are working on making it available to existing Sky Broadband customers who would like to experience these faster speeds.”
Naturally we were keen to find out why, more than two months later, Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro still wasn’t being made available via the providers website. According to Sky, the Fibre Pro service has been officially “available since early June” and the operator added that they were still “working on enabling online sign up” but wouldn’t be drawn on why this was taking so long.
As a result interested customers still need to call Sky’s contact centres to order, although it is now available to both new and existing customers instead of just new ones.
Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro (£30 Per Month)
* Download speeds of up to 76Mbps
* Upload speeds of up to 19Mbps
* Truly Unlimited Usage
* Included Evening and Weekend calls to UK landlines (Add £5 for Anytime calls)
* Unlimited/FREE Access to UK Wi-Fi Hotspots from The Cloud
* Included Connection Hardware
* Sky Line Rental (£12.25 Per Month)
* 12 Month Contract
It should be noted that both of Sky’s Fibre packages are based off BT’s FTTC technology, although customers need to be covered by both FTTC and Sky’s unbundled (LLU) network in order to take the service. At present FTTC is currently available to around 40% of the UK population and goes pretty much everywhere that Sky’s LLU does, with only a few tiny exceptions.