Sky has owned The Cloud network of Wi-Fi hot-spots for a while, and access to this network for Sky broadband customers was an expected development, today at a launch event in the Barbican Centre free access to The Cloud for Sky broadband customers was announced.
The service will be free for those Sky broadband customers who take a paid for product, those with the Lite service which is free and has a 2GB monthly usage allowance will have to upgrade to the Unlimited service at £7.50 a month. Customers who use the Sky Connect service which is provided via BT Wholesale in areas where Sky does not have its own LLU presence will have access to the hotspots.
The access comes with no data or time limits, and to make access easier apps will be available for iOS and Android devices from their App Stores in the near future. There is a limit to the number of devices that can be registered to a households account, the limit is six devices. This limit may prove challenging in a household where both parents and children have smartphones and tablets, but you can alter the registrations online.