Virgin Media 100Meg service arriving in more places
Virgin Media has announced that its flagship 100Mbps cable broadband product is available to another 150,000 homes in the UK, bringing the coverage to 350,000 homes. The new areas are:
- Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
- Hatfield, Hertfordshire
- Pentwyn, Cardiff, Wales
- Southport, Merseyside
- Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
At £35 a month as part of a bundle, or £45 a month on its own, then the 100Mbps service is not the cheapest, but it is cheaper than broadband was in 2000 and is 200 times faster. The 10Mbps upstream also means that people who have embraced vlogging (video blogging) can upload material at a decent speed.
The roll-out will of course continue until the all homes passed by the Virgin Media cable network have this service option. Virgin Media emphasised in its press release that they are looking at using telegraph poles or electricity infrastructure to deploy high speed networks and is evaluating opportunities that may see more towns and villages connected to its next generation network.
The previously announced areas were Heckmondwike, Farnborough, Colchester and Barry in South Wales.