Virgin Media boosts downlink speeds for ‘XL’ option to 30Mbps

1 Feb 2011

UK cableco Virgin Media has revealed that from today it will replace its internet package offering download speeds of 20Mbps with an option offering a higher rate of 30Mbps, TechRadar reports. While both new and existing customers will be offered the upgraded speeds as the same price that the 20Mbps package had previously carried, it has been confirmed that existing customers wishing to take advantage of the higher available speeds must pay a one-off upgrade fee of GBP30 (USD47.7) to cover ‘activation and exchange of their old modem and router for Virgin Media’s state-of-the-art SuperHub.’ Those current customers that do not wish to pay the upgrade charge are able to continue with their 20Mbps package at the same cost. Commenting on the development, Virgin Media’s executive director of broadband, Jon James, said: ‘As consumers continually demand more and more from their broadband, the unique power of our next-generation network means that we’re able to turn up the dial to meet their needs.’

United Kingdom, Virgin Media