Virgin Media has announced that it has begun boosting the speed of its 100Mbps broadband customers to 120Mbps.
This is part of the speed doubling project which was announced some time ago, whereby customers on all packages will see their line speed double at no charge – and 20Mbps folks are being tripled to 60Mbps – but those on 100Mbps aren’t doubling, of course.
That’s because there’s no chance of 200Mbps yet, but Virgin is boosting these packages up to its maximum current speed of 120Mbps – which will certainly be a welcome little extra.
BT has also been busy and has doubled up the speed of its FTTC service (fibre-to-the-cabinet), which previously ran at 40Mbps but can now reach theoretical speeds of up to 80Mbps.
Virgin’s cable is more likely to hit closer to the maximum possible speed, of course, seeing as FTTC isn’t a full fibre service, as the last bit of the line still runs over copper to the cabinet.