One million join Sky broadbandSky claims to be the fastest-growing provider

30 October 2007

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Sky has announced it’s signed up 1 million customers to its broadband service.

The satellite giant says it’s now the UK's fastest-growing broadband provider – reaching the million customer milestone less than 14 months after it entered the market.

In the three months to the end of June, Sky added 259,000 new broadband users, way ahead of BT with 146,000 new users.

Over the same period Carphone Warehouse added 126,000 while Virgin Media and Tiscali added 50,000 each.

TV subscribers

Sky’s broadband offering is also helping attract new subscribers to its satellite TV service, with 30% of broadband customers being new customers to Sky.

And while Sky TV customers get basic broadband for free, the company says that 70% of its broadband customers are choosing to pay extra for a more advanced service.

But despite Sky's success in signing up customers, the company got poor ratings in our broadband satisfaction survey in April this year.

Just 21% of Sky Broadband customers said they were very satisfied with the service they received. Our three Best Buys - Global, Waitrose and Zen Internet - all scored over 70%.