Sky confirms UK Online closure
Sky has confirmed it will completely shut down UK Online, its second string ISP brand, in January.
The expected move follows the sale of Easynet, which originally bought UK Online to sell consumer access via its well-regarded network.
A Sky spokesman said: "Since 2005 Sky has operated two residential broadband services, Sky Broadband and UK Online. To better serve customers now and into the future we are going to focus all our efforts on Sky Broadband, which allows us to offer higher quality, better value services.
"To ensure that UK Online customers enjoy uninterrupted broadband access, we are contacting them in plenty of time to provide clear advice on their options for finding a new broadband provider."
UK Online's customers will be offered the chance to join Sky broadband, but will need to archive their UK Online email accounts, which will otherwise be deleted. Details are available here. ®
A bit of balance!
Whilst I hate evil megalomaniacal firms as much as the next person, I have to say that there are 3 reasons why I recommend Sky - at least for me.
1. I live in an area of piss-poor TV reception, but with my SKY box I get perfect pictures everytime and a built-in record facility to save faffing around with video etc (yes, I have still got a video).
2. SKY broadband has proven to be ultra-reliable and considtent with good customer support (actually I only used it once and the girl at the other end knew what she was talking about)
3. The SKY + Phone package costs peanuts compared to some
4. The unlimited broadband option IS truly unlimited (handy for those pesky Linux distros)
Yes I know that's 4 but who's counting?
So say what you will about Murdoch - his firm delivers and, without it, I'd be kaboozled!
Just my tuppen'orth.
you would have to be fucking insane to believe that Sky have done this to "best serve" their customers.
I can see only one gainer out of this.
I rather hang...
...my balls in molten lava than use Sky for my broadband provider!