Virgin media broadband
Customers of Virgin Media are about to get a huge speed boost to their broadband.
The company has just revealed that it is to become the first widely-available UK broadband provider to offer ultrafast speeds of 100Mbps and above as standard.
The current standard speed for Virgin Media customers is 50Mbps but this will double from March 30th.
Along with the standard 100Mbps speeds, Virgin Media will also be offering a new top speed of 300Mbps to its customers.
Virgin is boasting that its 300Mbps broadband is four times faster than any of its main competitors’ top speeds and will allow users to download an HD movie in under two minutes.
Speaking about the new speeds Tom Mockridge, CEO of Virgin Media, said: “By beefing up our bundles we’re leaving our competitors in the rear view mirror, starting where they finish. Eye-watering speeds, a better box and top-notch TV is a winning combination.
“More and more switchers tell us they are joining Virgin Media for our faster speeds and we understand why – whether it’s 4K Netflix, box sets in multiple rooms or online gaming, the best entertainment requires the best broadband and we’re making sure our customers are covered with these bundles at incredible value.”
So how do customers get the boost?
Any new customer will instantly be treated to the new speeds but existing users will need to call Virgin to take out a new contract to get the download bump to 100Mbps.
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Virgin has launched a new set-top box with support for 4K Ultra HD – as well as a bumper 1TB hard drive, the ability to record up to six shows simultaneously
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Virgin Media has launched a brand-new box with 4K Netflix support, Series Link+, 1TB hard drive
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Along with the new speeds Virgin Media recentlly unveiled its new updated V6 box.
The Virgin TV V6 box allows people to record six shows while watching a seventh, supports 4K Ultra-High Definition and comes with 1TB of storage allowing 500 hours of SD recordings or 100 hours of HD recordings.
Recordings can also be watched and set on any other TiVo-powered boxes around the home which means existing Virgin TV customers can keep recordings and transfer settings while updating their home entertainment. Selected recordings, a range of box sets – including numerous Virgin TV exclusives – and up to 110 live TV channels, including BT Sport, can also be watched over WiFi with the Virgin TV Anywhere app.
Express.co.uk recently had a hands-on with the V6 box and you can read our initial impressions here.