Virgin Media switches on UK’s fastest gigabit home broadband in Manchester

posted on Thursday, 31st October 2019 by Steve May

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Virgin Media has switched on the UK’s fastest gigabit home broadband services across Greater Manchester offering connectivity 26 times faster than the current local average. It is the second city to benefit from the company’s plan to bring gigabit speeds to nearly 15 million homes by the end of 2021.

As broadband data use increases tenfold every 7 years, this service provides the connectivity needed for future applications like 8K streaming, cloud gaming and virtual reality telepresence without the need to excavate roads and streets to install new cables. 

"Hyperfast Gig1 service offers an average peak-time download speed of 1,104Mbps..."


Jeff Dodds, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Media, said: “Manchester is a major centre for Virgin Media and the place our Project Lightning network expansion first started, so switching on our hyperfast gigabit services will help to once again transform connectivity across the city and surrounding areas. “This service is more than 26 times faster than Manchester’s average broadband speed, meaning that households can do everything they want to do online, at the same time, without delay and are well set for whatever comes next." The hyperfast Gig1 service offers an average peak-time download speed of 1,104Mbps.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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