Virgin Media gigabit broadband rolls out in Doncaster
October 31, 2023
The first phase of work to bring full fibre broadband to Doncaster has been completed, meaning residents can now access Virgin Media services for the first time, offering speeds up to 20 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.
The project to upgrade local broadband network is continuing so more homes and businesses in Doncaster will benefit from faster internet speeds in the future.
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 to deliver high speed FTTH connections to 5 million homes across the UK by 2026. Virgin Media is using this next-generation network to deliver its broadband and TV Stream services to homes and businesses in the area.
Dame Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central, said: “I welcome the latest investment in Doncaster that will ensure my constituents have access to some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK. It was great to meet with representatives from Virgin Media O2 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.”
Julie Agnew, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2, commented: “More than 5,000 homes and businesses in Doncaster 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 ultra reliable full fibre to the home broadband connections come with speeds up to 20 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.”
Rajiv Datta, CEO at nexfibre added: “We’re proud to be able to facilitate access to full fibre broadband to more than 5,000 premises in Doncaster, thanks to our multi-million pound investment. We continue on our mission to build and expand our network in suburban and semi-rural areas, play our part in helping to close the digital divide and boost the UK economy.”