Sky customers can upgrade to fibre broadband without calling in an engineer.
The new Sky Hub comes with a black finish, but features many of the same internals as the standard white model, with 802.11n WiFi on 2.4GHz for up to 144Mbps via 2×2 MIMO antennas, and four 100Mbps Ethernet ports.
All new Sky subscribers will receive the fibre-ready hub as standard.
Self install for FTTC fibre broadband coming New Year’s Eve 2013
The launch date for the long-awaited self install service has been announced by Openreach, BT’s network division, following extensive trials with ISPs including Sky. Self-install means that customers don’t have to wait around and can set up hardware in the home themselves. Openreach has announced that the prices for self-install, which will still require an engineer to visit the nearby street cabinet, but not a customer’s home, will cost ISPs £49 a time. It’s up to ISPs how they choose to pass this cost on to customers, if at all.