Sky launches new business offering broadband to small firms as it steps up battle with BT
Sky’s new subsidiary Sky Connect will offer broadband to small businesses
Telecoms giant Sky has launched a business offering broadband to small businesses as it steps up its battle with BT.
Sky Connect will seek to offer ‘best-in-class’ service, including a guarantee not to hike prices during a contract.
It will build on the company’s home broadband arm, which has grown to have more than 6m UK customers.
Sky said small businesses were the ‘growth engine of the economy’ and that its service will help firms that have shifted online during the coronavirus crisis to build on this.
The division has already led to the creation of 200 jobs, including more than 100 in its Leeds call centre.
Stephen van Rooyen, the firm’s UK and Europe boss, said: ‘We’re launching Sky Connect now, and plan to create up to 1,000 jobs across the UK, because we know British businesses will come out fighting and we want to be there to help.’