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Sky reports broadband success

Customer numbers up by more than 50 per cent


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The number of people signing up for Sky broadband has grown by more than 50 per cent in the past three months.

The satellite giant now has 716,000 broadband customers – up more than 250,000 on the first quarter of 2007.

The number of households signing up for Sky+ personal video recorder has grown by more than 200,000 to 2.37 million – while the number of subscribers to its high definition TV service is also up by 48,000 to 292,000.

The company has also reported a significant uptake of its home phone deals, with the number of Sky Talk customers up 171,000 to 526,000.

Telephony services

Sky says the last year has seen it establish itself as one of the leading providers of residential broadband and telephony in the UK.

Sky Chief Executive James Murdoch said: ‘Our transformation continues to gather pace. Today we are adding new customers at the fastest rate since analogue switch-off.

‘We are adding more broadband customers than any other provider and we are the only major residential telephony provider growing its customer base.

‘Looking forward, we will continue to grow our share of an enlarged sector opportunity by delivering a superior customer experience, investing in the products and services customers want and by continuing to offer exceptional value to all our customers.’

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