Virgin Media rolls out “fastest ever broadband”

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Virgin Media is now offering broadband services of up to 350Mbps. The company says the ultrafast connection is the UK’s fastest widely available broadband.

Customers already taking VIVID 300 will be automatically transferred onto VIVID 350 at no extra cost.

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 its customers access to a premium connected entertainment experience alongside the UK’s fastest widely available broadband.  Already this year it has offered its millions of TV customers a free upgrade to its latest 4K-ready V6 TV box.

Anthony Vollmer, Executive Director for Connectivity at Virgin Media, said: “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.”

Backed by parent company Liberty Global, Virgin Media is extending its ultrafast fibre broadband network through Project Lightning. Every day more than 500 crews across the UK are actively laying fibre to expand Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband network. Virgin Media’s gigabit-ready lines run direct to customers’ homes to reduce the loss of broadband speed and performance over distance unlike other networks.


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