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14th August, 2017 - 11:27 am (5 Comments)

A new report from techUK, which represents 950 companies in the United Kingdom’s technology sector, has called for “near universal” coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 and 90% coverage of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) to become a reality by 2025.

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11th August, 2017 - 7:34 am (10 Comments)

A number of major broadband and phone providers (e.g. Sky Broadband and TalkTalk) have been affected in central South London after several core fibre optic cables were “damaged” by hungry rodents, which has kept thousands of customers offline since last night.

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8th August, 2017 - 7:48 am (5 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their Q2 2017 (calendar) results and reported a total UK broadband customer base of 5,028,300 (up by +30,900 in Q2 vs +80,700 in Q1), although their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion is still rebooting itself after recent troubles.

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3rd August, 2017 - 7:53 am (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media has announced that their ultrafast broadband and TV network is being expanded to reach a further 50,000 homes and businesses in Northern Ireland, with the roll-out already started in Ballykelly, Bangor, Limavady, Newtownards, Strabane and Artigarvan.

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3rd August, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The annual 2017 Communications Market Report (CMR) has today been published, which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

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1st August, 2017 - 12:02 pm (2 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s national cable operator, Virgin Media (Liberty Global), has today followed other ISPs by announcing a series of annual price hikes for their broadband, phone and / or TV bundles, which will see the price existing customers pay rising by around +4.7% per month.

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31st July, 2017 - 9:40 am (0 Comments)

Subscribers to Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband bundles have told ISPreview.co.uk that the provider’s retentions / support department is warning of an incoming price change next month, with some customers being expected to pay around +£3 more for their current package.

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25th July, 2017 - 4:42 pm (0 Comments)

The on-off possibility of an asset swap between cable operator Virgin Media and Vodafone in the United Kingdom has once again been reignited after the Moody’s Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and risk analysis to the market, predicted that the two “could eventually agree” on a deal.

virgin media project lightning rollout wrexham

24th July, 2017 - 12:15 pm (11 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has had to roll back on part of last year’s pledge to roll-out their ultrafast broadband and TV network across the large Berkshire village of Wargrave. Apparently the work would cause too much disruption and there hasn’t been enough demand in related streets.

sky broadband super reliable

19th July, 2017 - 7:42 am (10 Comments)

A complaint by Virgin Media has prompted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a major TV and national press advert for Sky Broadband’s service after they were found to have misleading claimed that the ISP offered a “Super Reliable” broadband service.


19th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network can now download a new Tablet and Smartphone app for Android and iOS (iPhone) devices, which will give them access to the latest account details, package choice, billing, local service status (faults etc.) and general help.

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17th July, 2017 - 1:13 pm (0 Comments)

Some 5,000 extra homes and businesses in the Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth are next on the list for Virgin Media’s £3bn network expansion (Project Lightning), which aims to roll-out cable TV and broadband speeds of up to 350Mbps (300Mbps for residential customers) to the area.

confused uk consumer

14th July, 2017 - 10:50 am (0 Comments)

Ofcom has started a new consultation that aims to find ways of improving consumer engagement and encouraging more switching in the Broadband, TV, Mobile and Phone market. But they’ve also given up on making it easier to switch between separate network platforms (e.g. Openreach, Virgin Media and KCOM).

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12th July, 2017 - 8:41 am (14 Comments)

Fears that customers of BT TV’s Sport content might lose access to the Sky Sports channels have proven to be unfounded after a new agreement was reached with Sky, which will give BT access to two of the broadcasters new sports TV channels (‘Sky Sports Main Event‘ and ‘Sky Sports Extra‘).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

10th July, 2017 - 1:12 pm (5 Comments)

Last week we saw mobile operator Three UK introduce free video streaming (i.e. it won’t eat into your Mobile Broadband data allowance) on their 4G Mobile plans (here) and this week Virgin Media have joined the fun by adding data-free use of Twitter to their own plans. But what of Net Neutrality?


7th July, 2017 - 8:46 am (5 Comments)

Contractors working for Virgin Media in Carlisle (Cumbria) have faced criticism over the quality of their work after 400 defects were logged in one year, with the local authority now having to inspect 90% (instead of the “usual” 10%) of their street works and instruct a lot of repairs.


6th July, 2017 - 3:26 pm (3 Comments)

Finally, there’s a bit of good news for Virgin Media this week. The UK cable broadband and TV operator has today announced that their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion is set to cover an additional 53,000 premises in the county of Lancashire (England).

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