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[December 03, 2013]

Sky Broadband launches new Hub - the simplest way yet to get superfast Sky Fibre Unlimited

Dec 03, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sky has today unveiled its latest version of its Sky Hub. In stylish black, the new hub will offer customers the functionality and simplicity they need with the ability to self-install Sky Fibre Broadband, removing the need for an engineer visit to the home, whilst delivering impressive wireless range throughout the home.


The router, designed by Sky's own engineering team, builds on the success of the Sky Hub that launched a year ago, and combines simplicity with industry leading features all in one neat box.

Super simple set up The new Sky hub is easy to set up and gets customers online faster than ever. The hub is delivered straight to the customer's home with everything they need to get connected, and none of the inconvenience of waiting at home for an engineer.

The WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) is easy to operate and means that securing a connection to a WPS enabled device is hassle-free. Want to connect up your Sky+HD box, laptop, smartphone or tablet? It's all done at the press of the WPS button.

Sky Smart Signal Sky's new hub features the same Sky Smart Signal technology as its predecessor - which means it constantly scans for potential interference and automatically selects the wireless channel that will offer the most reliable connection possible.

Peace of mind The new hub is Sky's most environmentally-friendly router, automatically switching to low power mode when not in active use and combining two products into one and therefore saving money on energy bills.

Future-proof Should any Sky Broadband customer decide they want to upgrade to Sky Fibre in the future, the new hub is fibre-ready. It contains all the technology required to simply and easily switch across if broadband requirements increase.

Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communications Products at Sky, comments: "At Sky we are continually looking to improve the products we offer and the service we provide - and the new Sky Hub is testament to that. With our unlimited broadband packages: Sky Broadband Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited, market-leading customer service and state-of-the-art hub, there's never been a better time to switch to Sky." Sky is the UK's fastest growing ISP, offering totally unlimited DSL and fibre broadband. With no fair usage policies, Sky does not slow down speeds on its network and there are no data caps. Sky Broadband Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited customers also benefit from inclusive and unlimited Wi-Fi in over 20,000 hotspots via Sky WiFi. This means that customers are connected and uncapped not just in the home, but also on the go.

The hub, worth GBP69, will come as standard for all new Sky Broadband Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited customers switching their broadband to Sky.

Full specifications: Ports and sockets - 1 x ADSL2+ / VDSL port - 4 x 10/100 Ethernet ports with activity LEDs Wireless: - 2.4GHz 802.11n standard, backwards compatible with 802.11 b/g standards - 2x2 MIMO with internal antennas, 144Mbps maximum data transmission rate - Smart Signal Selection - automatically and dynamically selects optimum wireless channel - Wi-Fi Alliance certified LEDs: - 4 Simple LED icon indications Security: - WPS - wireless protected setup - WPA & WPA2 (default), WPA, WPA2 and WEP 64/40 Buttons: - WPS push button - Reset Other: - Mains powered with internal power supply - Energy efficient - Complies with the "Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment" within Europe - CD-Less installation and smart diagnostics for loss of connection For more information about Sky Broadband visit www.sky.com/broadband.

For further information please contact: Olivia Allen Sky Press Office 020 7861 3967 Sky@harvard.co.uk Notes to editors About Sky Sky is the UK and Ireland's leading home entertainment and communications company. Around 40% of all homes have a direct relationship with Sky through its range of TV, broadband and home telephony services.

Sky is the UK's biggest investor in television content, investing more than GBP2.5 billion a year in channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky News. Around two-thirds of Sky's content spend is invested in the UK and Sky is the fastest-growing source of investment in original British programmes. More than 30 million people watch Sky content each week.

Alongside its commitment to offering customers a greater choice of high-quality content, Sky is a leading innovator. Customers enjoy total control and flexibility over their favourite TV through Sky+, watch TV on the move through Sky Go, and enjoy the best quality TV experience at home through High Definition and 3D.

Sky distributes its content broadly over several platforms, including satellite, cable, IPTV, mobile and WiFi. NOW TV, Sky's second consumer brand, builds on the company's leadership in internet TV. Sky is also the UK's fastest-growing home communications company and favourite 'triple-play' provider of TV, broadband and home phone.

Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates by taking positive action on the environment, supporting grassroots sports and increasing access to, and participation in, the arts. Sky employs 23,000 people, has annual revenues of GBP7.2 billion and is estimated to support a GBP5.4 billion contribution to UK GDP. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (BSY). www.sky.com/corporate ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.com on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com.

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