Virgin Media boosts upload rates at no extra charge

1 Oct 2010

British cableco Virgin Media has revealed that it is increasing the upload speeds on all of its cable-based broadband services, with the maximum rate rising to up to 5Mbps on its top end packages. According to ISPreview, the operator will not be charging its existing customers for the upgrades, with all connections benefiting from the upgrades; for its lower two packages (‘M’ and ‘L’) which currently have maximum upload rates of 512kbps it will increase this to 1Mbps, while its XL package (currently 786kbps upload) will rise to 2Mbps. Jon James, Virgin Media’s executive director of broadband, said of the move: ‘We’re once again pushing the boundaries of UK broadband with a true next generation broadband service that vastly outperforms struggling DSL-based services.’

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