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Virgin Media’s ultrafast 100Mb broadband reaches 25% of the UK

20th July 2011 Print

Virgin Media continues to lead the way in the UK’s broadband revolution, announcing that its ultrafast 100Mb service is now available to over a quarter of UK homes. On target to complete the remainder of its unique fibre optic network covering nearly 13 million homes by mid-2012, the cutting edge broadband service is catalysing the adoption of ultrafast broadband services across the UK, whilst contributing significantly to the Government’s objective to deliver the best broadband in Europe by 2015.

The blisteringly fast 100Mb service delivers over sixteen times the average national broadband speed and is now available to over 6.5 million homes in more than 160 locations across the UK. With a nation increasingly reliant on online services, the ultrafast connection will enable households to enjoy surfing, tweeting, paying bills or shopping online, as well as enjoy a wide range of entertainment services with several people online at the same time. Busy professionals will also benefit from a seamless experience when working from home, whether sharing large documents or video conferencing with colleagues.

As well as upgrading its network to enable its 100Mb service, Virgin Media has also been upgrading customers’ upload speeds across the country for free. The ‘faster uploads’ roll-out has already reached ninety percent of Virgin Media’s network, giving customers up to 10Mb upload with the 100Mb service. Faster uploads enable households to share information in ultra-quick time whether uploading photos to Facebook, sharing videos on You Tube, or hosting a multiplayer game – with up to 10Mb upload families now have ample bandwidth to game, surf, share, poke and tweet all at the same time.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: “Virgin Media has consistently led the greatest developments in broadband in the UK and we’re proud to continue this tradition with the roll-out of our 100Mb service. But we’re not stopping there - we continue to develop broadband technology with trials for 200Mb taking place across the country and we have deployed a cutting-edge 1.5Gb cable broadband trial in East London. Only Virgin Media has the network to drive forward the UK’s digital economy, giving Brits a true world-class digital entertainment service at their fingertips.”

The new ultrafast service costs as little as £35 a month when taken with a phone line, or just £45 per month when bought as a sole product. For further information, visit