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Virgin Media gigabit broadband now in Stirling

September 14, 2023

The first phase of nexfibre’s work to bring full fibre broadband connectivity to the City of Stirling in Scotland has been completed, meaning residents can now access Virgin Media’s services which are up to 25 times faster than the local average. Virgin Media says these hyperfast connections, offering top speeds of 1,130Mbps, are perfect for busy households working remotely, streaming Ultra HD TV shows and films, video calling friends and family, and playing games online. 

Virgin Media’s services are now available locally following a multimillion-pound investment from nexfibre to build new full fibre connections in the area. The ultrafast network has been built as part of a £4.5 billion investment by nexfibre to deliver high speed FTTH connections to 5 million homes across the UK by 2026, with the option of expanding to an additional 2 million homes. Virgin Media is using this next-generation network to deliver its broadband and TV Stream services to homes and businesses in the area.

The project to upgrade local broadband network is continuing so more homes and businesses in Stirling will benefit from faster internet speeds in the future.

The investment has been welcomed by local MP, Alyn Smith, on a recent site visit where he met representatives from both nexfibre and Virgin Media O2. Smith said: “I welcome the latest investment in Stirling that will ensure my constituents have access to some of the UK’s fastest broadband speeds. It was great to meet with representatives from both Virgin Media O2 and nexfibre to discuss the progress they have made so far, as well as the plans they have to make gigabit broadband available to even more residents in the area.”

Fernando Molina, Chief Technology & Information Officer at nexfibre said: “By investing in the City of Stirling, nexfibre will enable thousands of households and businesses to access the benefits of ultrafast broadband, including being able to participate in the local economy and connect with their communities. We are on a mission to build and expand our network in suburban and semi-rural areas and look forward to continuing to do so in the areas surrounding Stirling, helping to close the digital divide and boost opportunities for thousands of people.”

Julie Agnew, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2, added: “Nearly 7,000 homes and businesses in Stirling can now feel the benefit of Virgin Media’s services – with packages that include everything from next generation gigabit broadband to easy-to-use TV streaming and entertainment services. These ultrareliable full fibre to the home broadband connections come with speeds up to 25 times faster than local average – providing local people with total peace of mind that whatever they’re doing online, their connection won’t slow them down.”

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