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July 8, 2008

Sky secretly tests broadband speeds


by David Allen

Sky has been secretly carrying out tests on how they can increase the speed of their broadband network, although clearly this is no longer a secret!

The tests have been carried out in East London. The general idea is to get their broadband speeds up so that they are able to compete with the likes of BT, O2 and Virgin Media.

What these tests have involved is, instead of using the existing phone exchanges, attempting to bypass them with fibre optic cables which go straight into the kerbside boxes which are normally green in colour.

Sky has been hoping that this would give them an exchange on virtually every street and will not involve having to go to the lengths and costs required to the upgrade the entire cable system.

Initial results are not being made public, but they are expecting to increase the connection speed up to 50 Mbps, which is what Virgin Media are aiming for in their network.

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