Virgin Media’s 100Mbps broadband now covers 4 million homes

Darren Allan

June 12, 2011

Virgin Media has announced that its super-fast 100Mbps cable service has now reached the milestone of connecting with some 4 million homes in the UK.

Virgin says that the service is now up and running in over a hundred towns across the country, with the roll-out on schedule to reach 13 million target homes by the middle of next year.

The 100Mbps service boasts an upload speed of 10Mbps, and with cable you’re much more likely to get close to that headline speed than with ADSL, as the latter is very much affected by phone line quality and length.

It costs £45 per month to subscribe, or £35 per month if you take on a bundle deal with your phone provided by Virgin as well.

Jon James, Executive Director of Broadband at Virgin Media, commented: “With four million homes now able to ‘get in the fast lane’ with our 100Mb service, the UK is racing up the broadband league tables and we’re delighted to be playing the leading role in boosting the UK’s digital infrastructure.”

Virgin notes that it’s currently trialling the next step on with 200Mbps tests and a 1.5Gbps cable trial in east London.


Comments in chronological order (1 comment)

  1. Shadow says:

    But their systems are not being upgraded alongside. You may have an area which is currently working fine then one guy gets 100Mb and suddenly the area is over subscribed.

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