Virgin Media to introduce 152Mbps download speeds in 2014

12 Nov 2013

UK cableco Virgin Media has unveiled plans to introduce downlink speeds over its hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) infrastructure of up to 152Mbps next year, while it also plans to ‘significantly boost speeds for existing customers’. With the new top-end speeds to be made available from February 2014, Virgin Media has said it will embark on a programme to increase customers’ speeds by at least 20Mbps, depending on their current service.

Commenting on the plans, Virgin Media’s chief executive officer Tom Mockridge noted: ‘We are boosting speeds again and ensuring our customers can get even more value from their Virgin Media subscription. Our top speed will be twice as fast as BT and all the others reliant on their old copper telephony infrastructure as we extend our lead as Britain’s ultrafast broadband provider.’

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