Virgin Media extends 100Mbps service to five more towns

26 Jan 2011

British cableco Virgin Media has announced that it has extended the footprint of its 100Mbps service to another 150,000 homes, TechRadar reports. Having brought the new top speeds online last month in four sites across the UK – Colchester, Barry, Farnborough and Heckmondwike – it has now revealed that the next five places to benefit from the upgrade are Pentwyn, Southport, Cheshunt, Treforest and Hatfield. According to the operator the number of premises now able to access the top-level speeds stands at around 350,000, and commenting on the latest network development, Jon James, Virgin media’s executive director of broadband, said: ‘From establishing the UK’s first ever broadband service to the launch of 100Mbps just ten years later, Virgin Media has led the greatest developments in digital Britain … We’ve invested many billions of private money in order to build a growing network that already passes approximately 13 million homes across the UK. We’re racing to get these ultrafast speeds across this entire area as fast as we can to meet demand.’

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