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Sky is aiming to achieve 90 per cent broadband coverage in the UK, it has been claimed.

The broadband provider - whose unbundled network now includes 2,000 telephone exchanges - is currently able to offer broadband deals to 82 per cent of UK consumers.

But the service provider has signalled an intention to continue extending its footprint, by setting a more ambitious coverage target.

Previously, Sky has promised to achieve 88 per cent coverage in the UK by 2013, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

However, Lyssa McGowan from Sky Broadband said the firm is aiming to achieve 90 per cent by 2015.

This will match the government's own target for the rollout of high-speed broadband by the end of the current parliamentary term.

Ms McGowan explained that Sky has invested more than £1 billion in its network over the past six years.

This has enabled the firm to provide customers with "the best possible broadband service" and offer "value that is second to none", she added.

"Since launching broadband in 2006, we’ve grown significantly around the UK with a view to reaching coverage of 90 per cent of the country by 2015," Ms McGowan stated.

"Unbundling our 2,000th exchange takes us one step nearer to achieving that."

Earlier this month, the Berkshire village of Wraysbury became Sky’s 2,000th enabled exchange in the UK.

Ms McGowan said Sky was "delighted" to offer its broadband services to homes and businesses in the area.

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