Virgin Media Rolls Out 100Mb Broadband to Over 12.7 Million Homes in the United Kingdom

Virgin Media announced its highly anticipated ultrafast 100Mb broadband service, with pre-registration starting today. Giving customers nearly twenty times1 the average broadband speed in the UK, the 100Mb service will go on sale from December and will propel the UK up the global broadband league table, demonstrating Virgin Media's clear network advantage over rival broadband […]

Virgin Media announced its highly anticipated ultrafast 100Mb broadband service, with pre-registration starting today. Giving customers nearly twenty times1 the average broadband speed in the UK, the 100Mb service will go on sale from December and will propel the UK up the global broadband league table, demonstrating Virgin Media's clear network advantage over rival broadband providers.

The new 100Mb package comes with a new custom built energy efficient combined modem and wireless "N" router4, with the potential to deliver speeds of up to 400Mb as new services roll-out in the future. A typical family will be able to get new ultrafast service for as little as £35 a month when bought in a bundle, or just £45 per month when bought as a sole product.

The 100Mb service will be rolled out across Virgin Media's cable network, which reaches nearly 13 million homes, and will be made available in new areas as Virgin Media expands its network.

The first areas to get the ultrafast service will include parts of London, the South East and Yorkshire, with the roll-out expected to be complete by mid 2012.

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