Virgin Media expand cable network to 30,000 homes in Derry
Virgin Media have today announced an expansion of its cable network to cover Derry which will gain access to 100meg broadband and digital TV. Around 30,000 homes in the area will be passed and have the option to sign up to Virgin's services, including the latest and greatest products, such as TiVo.
"We're really excited to bring our latest digital services to Derry. Now families and professionals have a choice of the UK's leading digital entertainment services with the best in TV and ultrafast broadband all supplied by our unique fibre optic network. From the new Virgin Media TV service powered by TiVo box, to 100Mb broadband and even mobile phone services, our quadplay offering will give residents the greatest choice in options to suit their needs, with significant savings for families when taking services together."Peter Taddeo, (executive director of sales) Virgin Media
The Virgin Media network covers approximately half the country in terms of number of homes passed but only 4.82 million are connected. 16,000 homes have already been added to the network this year so another 30,000 should help them boost customer numbers, but it won't be enough to break through the elusive 5 million.
More details of the services coming to Derry are available at www.virginmedia.com/derry where interested residents can register for Virgin to get in touch once the network is installed.