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Sky Wireless Booster launched to extend broadband reach

Sky has launched a new Sky Wireless Booster to extend customers’ home broadband coverage.

The Sky Wireless Booster is capable of increasing the reach of your home broadband by up to 100 per cent, according to Sky’s testing in comparison to the three major ISP routers alone.

Recent research carried out by Sky suggests that 37 per cent of households experience Wi-Fi blackspots, especially as a Sky household owns an average of seven internet-connected devices.

The Wireless Booster is a small white box that connects directly to the Sky Hub via WPS or manual setup.

It features an LED to help position the Booster in the right location to get the best signal enhancement.

“Designed with Sky customers in mind, this state-of-the-art Wi-Fi Booster takes broadband to parts of your home that your router alone may not typically reach,” said Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communications Products at Sky. “Further building on Sky’s wireless leadership, customers with Sky Broadband and our new boosters can benefit from greater connectivity, whether they’re enjoying TV in the kitchen, checking Twitter in the bedroom or Skyping on the sofa.”

From December 26 and until January 30 2014, existing and new Sky broadband customers will be able to get the Wireless Booster free of charge.

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