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Littleborough homes and businesses can now benefit from ultrafast broadband

Full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology with speeds of 362Mbps

Offering speeds more than 10 times faster than the local average


Virgin Media has completed the rollout of its ultrafast broadband network in Littleborough which will provide 7,500 local residents and businesses with the fastest widely available speeds in the UK.

As part of its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme, Virgin Media is expanding its ultrafast broadband network across the UK bringing speeds of up to 362Mbps for residents and small businesses.

The entire rollout by Virgin Media of its network is fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home.

This will help transform the quality of broadband in the area where the average download speed is 35.4Mbps*. With a 362Mbps connection, files, films and games become unbelievably quick to stream, download and upload:

·        Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in two minutes, compared to more than 35 minutes on the average local connection;

·        Download a 25GB console game in 10 minutes, compared to three hours on the average local connection.**

Paul Hutchinson, Regional Director at Virgin Media, said: “It’s great news for local residents and businesses in Littleborough as we open our ultrafast broadband network. They can now start to benefit from the boost our lightning fast internet speeds will bring as well as our fantastic entertainment packages.”

Virgin Media’s gigabit-ready lines will mean residents can also sign up to Virgin TV and benefit from the latest entertainment on its 4k-ready V6 set-top box.  This is on top of great programming with up to 260 TV channels (including up to 50 HD channels) and all the football from Sky Sports and BT Sports.

Virgin Media also offers Sky Movies and Netflix, as well as an extensive on demand library of TV box sets and movies; giving customers seamless access to the TV they want, all in one place.

Residents can also benefit from Virgin Mobile’s fast 4G connectivity, which for pay monthly customers includes data free Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter, as well as the ability to rollover unused data each month and have truly unlimited data packages.

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Notes to Editors

*The average (median) broadband speed Rochdale District is 35.4Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2017, published 15 December 2017.

** Download speeds calculated using

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises.

Our interactive Virgin TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones.

Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. Liberty Global connects 21 million customers through operations in 10 countries across Europe subscribing to 45 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves 6 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service through 12 million access points across its footprint.

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