Virgin Media O2 expands gigabit broadband to 1.5 million more homes

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(Pocket-lint) - A further one-and-a-half cardinal much UK location tin present entree Virgin Media O2's gigabit broadband service.

It has enabled ultrafast connectivity to homes successful Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan, York, and galore different towns and cities.

The latest power connected means that 8 cardinal homes crossed Great Britain and Nothern Ireland tin present motion up for the provider's Gig1 service, which offers net speeds of up to 1,130Mbps.

Those inactive waiting for the accidental to motion up for the fastest speeds volition beryllium abe to bash truthful by the extremity of 2021, erstwhile Virgin Media O2 plans for its full web to beryllium gigabit-ready.

"We are upgrading the UK to next-generation connectivity and contiguous we’re hitting different important milestone with much than fractional of our web present capable to entree gigabit speeds," said Virgin Media O2's CEO, Lutz Schüler.

“As the UK’s largest gigabit broadband supplier today, with a wide program to link our full web to these speeds by the extremity of the year, we’ll beryllium delivering astir of the Government’s broadband people up of schedule."

A Gig1 fibre broadband bundle starts astatine £62 per period for broadband alone. It includes the Virgin Media Hub 4 router.

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Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published connected 10 August 2021.

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