Virgin completes DOCSIS 3.0 upgrades

16 Jul 2009

UK-based cableco Virgin Media has announced the completion of what it claims is Britain’s first next generation broadband network. Virgin has finished a network-wide upgrade project which has seen it deploy DOCSIS 3.0 technology across its entire infrastructure, increasing the speeds available to customers to up to 50Mbps. The triple-play provider says that more than twelve million homes now have access to the new speeds. To celebrate the completion of the upgrade project Virgin has also announced that it is lowering the cost of its top-level 50Mbps broadband tariff to GBP28 (USD45.9) per month if taken with a fixed line voice service, or GBP38 if taken as a standalone product. Virgin also announced that as part of ongoing efforts to improve its service it will begin trials of increased upload speeds up to 10Mbps.

United Kingdom, Virgin Media