Virgin’s 100Mbps coverage expands, one million able to access superfast service

17 Mar 2011

UK cableco Virgin Media has announced that its 100Mbps superfast broadband service is now available to more than one million households across the country. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in December 2010 Virgin inaugurated the faster speeds at four sites across the country, and the following month revealed that coverage had expanded to some 150,000 households. The operator meanwhile has also said that it remains on track to achieve its aim of having the higher speeds accessible to all 13 million premises that are able to access its services by mid-2012.

Commenting on the development Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: ‘Reaching the one million home milestone is a hugely important step in ensuring consumers are able to keep up with the latest developments in this digitally connected world. We had more than 10,000 registrations on the first day we unveiled 100Mbps so there is real desire for better broadband and all the wonderful things you can do with a fast connection.’

United Kingdom, Virgin Media