Many consumers will be happy with their broadband speeds and the service that they receive. But some will always want a faster and a slicker service from their provider. Today we have some good news for some as Virgin Media broadband speeds are to get supercharged.
The company has announced that they are to invest over £100 million on a program that will see most of its four million customers get more than double broadband speeds. A report on The Guardian states that Virgin Media has tested speeds of up to 1.5 GB a second in a trial of tech businesses.
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This took place at the Silicon Roundabout in London, and the company will spend £110 million during an eighteen month upgrade plan. Customers who subscribe to its 10Mb service, which is 74 percent of its subscribers will get speeds of 20Mb.
Others that are on the 20Mb plan will get their broadband speed tripled to 60Mb, while customers on the 30Mb will also receive 60Mb. Customers who are on plans between 50Mb to 100Mb will see their speeds rise to between 100Mb and 120Mb.
Customers on Virgins top tier speed of 120Mb will be on the quickest service offered in the UK, and will allow them to download a HD movie in around five minutes. Neil Berkett of Virgin Media said that “having a fast, reliable broadband service should not be a luxury”.
The company is planning on funding the upgrades from the sale of its stake in UKTV, which was sold to US TV company Scripps. Are you a customer of Virgin Media?