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Sky has begun a project to improve its fibre broadband network, which will see customers on its Fibre Unlimited plans offered a speed upgrade at no extra cost.

Currently, users on these deals can expect to see average download speeds of 36Mbps. However, the company has begun writing to existing customers in a number of areas around the country to inform them their network is being upgraded, which could see their average speeds improve to 63Mbps without incurring any additional charges.

Users won't need to do anything in order to receive the upgrade, as they will be automatically moved to the new deal and their existing Sky Hub router will continue to work as normal. The move will also not affect the length of their contract.

In its letter, Sky explained that the process of upgrading the network will begin in December and the work will continue through to next spring.

As it is taking place on an area-by-area basis, there are no details about exactly when any particular customer can expect to see an increase, but users can expect Sky to contact them when the work is done on their line.

As part of the move, Sky has also stopped offering its Fibre Unlimited packages to new customers, who will instead now only have the option of standard ADSL broadband or Sky Fibre Max.

However, the broadband provider has reduced the cost of Fibre Max 63Mbps deals, with this now priced at £27 a month for an 18-month contract, compared with £25 a month for the previous 36Mbps offering.

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