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4,000 homes in Ossett can now benefit from ultrafast broadband


4,000 homes in Ossett can now benefit from ultrafast broadband

Full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology with average top speeds of 516Mbps

Virgin Media’s broadband speeds are nearly 16 times faster than the local average

4K movies and computer games downloaded in minutes

Virgin Media’s Oomph bundles offer the complete entertainment experience

Virgin Media has completed the rollout of its ultrafast broadband network in Ossett, Wakefield, which will provide more than 4,000 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 average top speeds of 516Mbps to residents and small businesses.

This will help transform the quality of broadband in the area where the average (median) download speed is 31.7Mbps*.

Ossett will benefit from fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home. With a 516Mbps connection, files, films and games become unbelievably quick to stream, download and upload:

  • Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in less than a minute and a half, compared to more than 22 minutes on the average local connection;
  • Download a 25GB console game in seven minutes, compared to nearly two hours on the average local connection**

Hugh Woolford, Regional Director for North East and Yorkshire, England at Virgin Media, said: “It’s great news for the residents and businesses in Ossett that we’ve completed our expansion in the area. More than 4,000 homes and business now have access to the UK’s fastest widely available network, adding to a large footprint of homes and businesses that we’ve passed in Yorkshire. Our ultrafast broadband speeds mean people can stream, shop, work, play, and do all the things they love more easily and more quickly.”

Virgin Media’s Oomph bundles

By combining broadband, TV, home phone and mobile into one bundle, Virgin Media’s Oomph packages offer outstanding value for customers. This includes broadband that’s faster than standard packages and a data-rich 4G mobile SIM  on a network that’s faster on average than Vodafone, 02, Three and Sky.

It’s better value for customers to take cable and mobile services together in an Oomph package from Virgin Media rather than taking them separately.

With the Ultimate Oomph bundle, customers can enjoy the ultimate entertainment and connectivity experience at home or on the move.

This includes the UK’s fastest widely available broadband with average top speeds of 516Mbps – seven times faster than BT and Sky – as well as a mobile SIM with truly unlimited data, texts and calls.

Plus, there’s brilliant TV with two of Virgin TV’s latest V6 set-top boxes complete with more than 280 channels including Sky Sports HD, Sky Cinema HD and BT Sport in 4K Ultra HD, as well as inclusive anytime landline calls.

For those interested in Virgin Media’s fantastic services, they can go online now to check out our latest deals


*The average (median) broadband speed in Wakefield is 31.7Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2018, published 18 December 2018.

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