Whichever side of the Irish Sea you might be living on, though, Sky’s slow and aging Sky Hub router has been a blight on its service as a whole.
By comparison the new Sky Q Hub has everything you’d expect from a modern router, dual-band 802.11ac and MIMO connections on both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. Well you can be sure that you’re not missing out when it comes to range or bandwidth, on paper at least.
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With so many of us taking up triple-play packages - combining TV, telephone and broadband, - it’s not surprising that Sky has become the second largest ISP in the UK with some six million subscribers, including those over in Ireland.
There’s both ADSL and VDSL support on the built-in modem, so it’ll work with both typical copper-wire broadband and with faster optic connections - or fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) as it's commonly known.
So if you upgrade from the former to the latter you’ll be able to keep the same router.