Sky broadband said that their unlimited broadband service is now
available to 82 per cent of households as it announced that its
unbundled (LLU) network of UK telephone exchanges has hit the 2,000
mark but the roll-out will continue.
The village of Wraysbury in Berkshire officially became Sky's
2,000th exchange last week and it wants to continue this
expansion of its LLU platform to reach 88 per cent of the UK by
Unbundling allows ISPs to offer more flexible broadband and
phone services to customers compared to those delivered over BT's
Sky have now said they wish to go beyond their original target
and raise it to 90 per cent by 2015 which would bring it almost on
a par with the government's aims for superfast broadband
Although Sky's superfast fibre (FTTC) package, which follows
BT's footprint, currently reaches about 40 per cent of the UK and
it aims for 66 per cent coverage by 2015 whilst BT wants to try and
achieve 90 per cent FTTC coverage by 2017.
Lyssa McGowan from Sky broadband said that:
"We've invested more than £1
billion in our network over the past six years to enable us to
provide our customers with the best possible broadband service and
offer value that's second to none."