Sky launches its fastest fibre optic package to date at 76Mbps

Sky has launched its fastest package for UK customers, offering up to 76Mbps and unlimited usage. Sky Fibre Max is a Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) connection, meaning this package isn't as fast as some others which use Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connections. It will cost buyers £25 per month plus the £17.40 per month line rental. Customers buying this package will be locked into a 12-month contract, which is quite moderate when compared to the competition. Buyers can also add Sky's TV options at extra cost for additional TV channels.

Strangely Sky Fibre Max is not available to order online yet; to buy the service it must be ordered over the phone. Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communication Products at Sky, said:

“We've introduced Sky Fibre Max to give new and existing customers more choice to access our fastest broadband product at a competitive price. The new product represents Sky's continued commitment to develop our broadband and fibre offering with fantastic customer service.”

Sky Fibre Max has now replaced the Sky Fibre Pro package, but it's lacking some features such as static IP address, different profiles, and a dedicated support line. Nevertheless, most users won't notice these things missing but will get a fiver knocked off the price compared to the Pro package. Last month, Sky announced that it would switch on its porn-blocking Broadband Shield by default. Those switching to Sky Fibre Max will be impacted by this, but it is possible to disable it.

Source: Broadband Choices

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