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Unleashing our fastest ever broadband

Virgin Media Staff

Introducing 350Mbps

Our fastest ever broadband

Today we're offering a real speed boost by launching broadband services of up to 350Mbps. The ultrafast connection, the UK’s fastest widely available broadband, will give data-hungry families added oomph and help you live at lightning speed.

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Customers already taking VIVID 300 will be automatically transferred onto VIVID 350 at no extra cost. New customers will be able to sign-up online, with packages available from £48.

With a 350Mbps connection, files, films and games are unbelievably quick to stream and download:

  • Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in around two minutes, compared to more than 16 minutes on the UK’s average local connection*
  • Download a 25GB console game in around 10 minutes, compared to nearly an hour and a half on the UK’s average local connection**

Launching an ultrafast 350Mbps service is the latest in Virgin Media’s programme of giving our customers access to the very best connected entertainment experience alongside the UK’s fastest widely available broadband. Already this year we have offered our millions of TV customers a free upgrade to its latest 4K-ready V6 TV box.

We’ve always been proud of our network’s speed and for good reason. Our lines bring blazingly fast download speeds which are leagues ahead of those our customers could find elsewhere. We have been the speed leader since 2007: We intend to remain at the front of the pack.
Anthony Vollmer, Executive Director for Connectivity at Virgin Media

Ever since we launched in 2007, we have been delivering the UK’s fastest widely-available broadband to customers across the UK. Speeds have increased over 15x since the company was founded, with the latest 350Mbps service up to four times as fast as Sky and BT’s fastest widely available speeds.

Backed by our parent company Liberty Global, we are extending our ultrafast fibre broadband network to an additional 4 million premises, to reach a total of 17 million homes and businesses. This private investment programme makes Virgin Media the largest new broadband builder in the UK over the past two years, more than all of our competitors combined.

Every day more than 500 crews across the UK are actively laying fibre to expand Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband network.

Residents can register interest for Virgin Media services at www.virginmedia.com/postcode-checker.

 

 

*The average (median) UK national broadband speed is 44Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2017, published 15 December 2017.

** Download speeds calculated using www.download-time.com

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