Virgin Media has announced that it’s completed the nation’s biggest every gigabit switch-on, with nearly 3 million more homes now able to to benefit from superfast broadband.
The service has been rolled out in London and Northern Ireland this week, although it’s already available in several other UK towns and cities (scroll down for full list).
Lutz Schüler, Chief Executive Officer at Virgin Media, said: “It has never been clearer that our services play a vital role in supporting people’s everyday lives and powering the economy. The nation needs next-generation connectivity and we’re delivering.
“Our ambitious target will see us roll-out gigabit speeds across our entire network of more than 15 million homes by the end of next year. We’re on track to deliver that promise with homes in London and Northern Ireland the latest to gain access to blisteringly-fast Gig1 services.
“As our rollout continues at a speed and scale unmatched by anyone else, whatever the future holds, we’re keeping our customers and the country connected to what’s next.”
According to Virgin Media, the Gig1 broadband is more than 17 times faster than the national average, with speeds of 1,104Mbps.
This means that 4K films and TV programmes can be downloaded almost instantaneously, even across multiple devices.
The rollout in London and Northern Ireland takes Virgin Media’s total gigabit footprint to 6.8 million homes, and means more than 16 million people now have access to the service.
Virgin Media plans to roll out the gigabit network across its entire network by the end of 2021.
Is the gigabit network available in your area?
Virgin Media’s gigabit network is now available in: