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Virgin Media completes 34,000 homes network expansion in Barnet

Virgin Media has connected 34,000 homes in Barnet to its ultrafast broadband network, which will bring the UK’s fastest widely available speeds to the area.


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  • Full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology with average top speeds of 516Mbps
  • Virgin Media’s broadband speeds are nearly 13 times faster than the local average
  • 4K movies and computer games downloaded in minutes
  • Virgin Media’s engineers have continued to connect new customers to vital connectivity during Covid-19 pandemic

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.

The company is also bringing next generation gigabit broadband to its entire network of 15 million homes by the end of 2021 as part of its new hyperfast Gig1 service.

Virgin Media has continued to expand its network during the global COVID 19 pandemic to help bring ultrafast connectivity to more homes and businesses across the UK.

It has also been able to connect new customers after implementing a range of measures to keep customers and staff safe, including supporting customers to install their own services and practicing social distancing.

Ultrafast broadband boost for Barnet residents – now 13 times faster

Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband speeds are nearly 13 times faster than the local average*. Barnet 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 very 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 18 minutes on the average local connection;
  • Download a 25GB console game in seven minutes, compared to an hour and a half on the average local connection**

Richard Vivian, Regional Director for London at Virgin Media, said: “It is fantastic news for residents in Barnet that we have finished our expansion and they can now access ultrafast broadband services.  This significant digital boost for more than 34,000 premises will make it easier for Barnet residents to work, stream, shop, learn and much more, all online.”

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, Sky Cinema 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 http://www.virginmedia.com/

Notes to Editors

More information about how Virgin Media people are helping the country stay connected can be found HERE.

*The average (median) broadband speed in Barnet is 40Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2019, published 18 December 2019.

** Download speeds calculated using www.download-time.com


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