Virgin Media extends gigabit connectivity to three more cities

5 Aug 2020

British broadband provider Virgin Media has announced the launch of gigabit broadband services to almost one million homes in the cities of Bradford, Glasgow and Leeds. In a press release regarding the matter, the operator claimed that a quarter of premises (3.6 million) passed by its fixed broadband infrastructure now have access to ‘next-generation connectivity’, while it said it was on track to roll out gigabit speeds across its entire network by the end of 2021.

This is the latest announcement regarding the expansion of coverage for Virgin Media’s gigabit services; as previously reported by CommsUpdate, in October 2019 the operator began offering a 1Gbps-capable plan – ‘Gig1’ – in Southampton via the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 technology. Today, Virgin Media claims to offer gigabit connectivity in ‘numerous areas’ across the UK, including Birmingham, Coventry, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and Reading.

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