Sky broadband users reach 2.5 million, ISP now sits 4th in UK

Sky Digital announced Thursday that it now provides broadband service to more than 2.5 million customers in the UK, Webuser.co.uk reports.

The company’s 2.5 million users makes it the fourth largest internet service provider in the country behind BT Retail, Virgin Media and TalkTalk, who have 5 million, 4.18 million and 4.15 million customers, respectively.

The ISP’s number of users has increased by 101,000 since the company’s last quarter.

The company currently has 1.9 subscribers to its triple-play package, which offers broadband, cable and telephone services. However, despite the rise in customers, the company’s broadband and telephone sectors didn’t break even for the last quarter. The television sector, though, added 428,000 new users, which led to a 10 percent increase in total revenue for the quarter, TechRadar.com reports.

“The number of customers taking all three of TV, broadband and telephony is up 39 percent year-on-year and, as customers reward us with more of their business, [the average revenue per user] has surpassed £500 for the first time,” said Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch, Tech Radar reports.

Recently, Sky promised its servers would offer broadband speed of up to 20 megabits-per-second by the end of June, another WebUser report said.

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