October 16, 2012 10:45 ET

Sky's New Broadband Router to Deliver the Best Wireless Range of Any Major Provider

New Sky Hub gives unbeatable WiFi range in and around the home

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2012) - Sky Broadband, the UK's fastest growing broadband service, has unveiled its brand new router, "Sky Hub", further extending its leadership in in-home connectivity. With a stylish new look and cutting-edge technology, it offers customers a significantly improved range and greater WiFi range around the home and garden.

The new Sky Hub, which was designed and built by Sky's in-house engineering team, offers a range of unbeatable features:

Best wireless range of any major provider

The Sky Hub provides the best wireless range of all major ISPs' routers and lets users get online even further away in the home. This means that customers need no longer worry where the router is located in the home.

Best signal available

The Hub's Sky Smart Signal automatically scans for potential interference in the home and then automatically selects the best wireless channel to give the strongest and most reliable connection available. Combined with Sky's truly unlimited broadband, this means customers will enjoy a totally limitless service, no matter where they are in the home.

More environmentally friendly

At the same time as delivering a better wireless experience, the new hub is also our greenest yet. Its new smart power consumption technology means it uses less energy that our previous routers.

Easier to use

The Sky Hub lets customers get online faster than ever before. Straightforward instructions replace installation CDs and complex instruction manuals, and WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) lets customers add all their family's compatible laptops, smartphones and tablets securely at the touch of a button, without long codes or passwords. Intuitive, in-built troubleshooting software also lets users resolve most problems themselves.

Part of the complete Sky Broadband experience

The new Sky Hub is just one of the many benefits available to Sky Broadband customers. Sky remains the UK's fastest growing broadband service and forms part of the UK's favourite 'triple play' of TV, broadband and home phone. As part of the complete Sky experience, Sky is the only ISP to offer a totally unlimited service by promising not to slow down speeds on its network at busy times, with no fair usage policies or data caps.

Sky also leads the way on customer service. Ofcom research has confirmed Sky Broadband offers unbeatable customer satisfaction of any major broadband provider*

And Sky's Broadband Unlimited, Fibre and Connect customers also benefit from unlimited WiFi in more than 11,000 public WiFi hotspots, through The Cloud. So whether in the home, in the garden, or out and about, Sky customers can enjoy the benefits of unlimited internet access.

Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communications Products at Sky, comments: "Designed and built exclusively for Sky customers, this state-of-the-art router delivers unbeatable wireless range throughout the home meaning customers can get online in parts of their home they couldn't before. Further enhancing the complete Sky experience, customers will benefit from greater connectivity, whether they're enjoying Sky Go in the garden, checking Facebook in the bedroom or interacting with zeebox on the sofa.

"Alongside the UK's only totally unlimited broadband service, free public WiFi and unbeatable customer satisfaction, Sky Broadband goes from strength to strength."

The new Sky Hub, will come as standard for those customers joining or switching their broadband to Sky from the 18th October. The Sky Hub is worth £69 and is available on an exclusive offer to all existing Sky Broadband customers for £39 for a limited period.

Full specifications:

  • Wireless: WiFi N 144mbps on a single channel (4 MIMO aerials inside)
  • WiFi Alliance Certification
  • Ethernet: 4 x 100mb Ports with activity LEDs
  • ADSL2+ Socket
  • Built in PSU
  • Sky Smart Range- Automatically selects the optimum wireless channel
  • 4 Simple LED icon indicators (Power, Wireless, Internet, Sky+ HD)
  • Energy efficient - complies with the "Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment" within Europe
  • Router will be used for both ADSL & Sky Fibre (FTTC)
  • WiFi Chipset: Broadcom 6362

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