Virgin Media pass 4 million homes with 100meg broadband
Four million homes now have access to 100meg broadband through Virgin Media's cable network, which can deliver over sixteen times the average national broadband speed. Over 100 towns across the UK now have access and they expect to complete roll out to cover 13 million homes by mid-2012. Virgin use a mixed network with fibre deployed to street cabinets and coaxial cable from there to the end user's home.
"As data consumption rises and consumers grow increasingly reliant on their broadband service, only Virgin Media's unique network is primed to cater for the UK's impending data explosion. 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."Jon James, (Executive Director of Broadband) Virgin Media
For those who upload lots of data such as videos and photos, the 100meg product features a 10meg upload speed. 100meg broadband can be had for £35 per month when taken alongside a phone line, or £45 per month as a standalone product. Full product details are available on the Virgin Media website. Virgin have also targeted faster speeds with trials of 200meg broadband taking place, and a limited trial of 1.5Gbps to businesses in Old Street, East London.