Virgin Media has flicked the switch to officially turn on its next-gen broadband.
The 100Mbps fibre service (10Mbps upstream) is now available in four places across the UK: Colchester, Barry, Farnborough and Heckmondwike.
So if you live in one of these four locations, you can surf like Speedy Gonzales (the star of Virgin’s super-fast broadband advertising campaign). Although it will, of course, cost you, to the tune of £45 per month, or £35 per month if you have a Virgin phone line.
The next batch of cities and towns to receive the service includes Barrhead, Bedford, Camberley, Canniesburn, Cardiff, Cheshunt, Clydebank, Cwmbran, Doncaster, Dudley, Dunstable, Ely, Enfield, Epsom, Gorseinon, Grantham, Greenock, Hatfield, Hinckley, Leatherhead, Nailsea, Pentwyn, Renfrew, Rotherham, Sketty, Southport, St Mellons, Stockport, Stevenage, Telford, Treforrest, Trowbridge and Wardley.
According to Virgin’s roll out schedule, this lot can expect 100Mbps lines come March 2011. Further locations will be rolled out to as 2011 progresses.