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Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

18th January, 2017 - 9:55 am (1 Comment)

Cable provider Virgin Media has today decided to significantly slash the cost of their superfast and ultrafast solus (standalone) broadband packages for the first 12 months of service, but the new prices will only be available to order until 30th January 2017.

Middleton (Leeds) virgin media broadband and tv rollout

17th January, 2017 - 1:13 am (4 Comments)

Hundreds of homes around the residential suburb of Middleton (Leeds), which last April celebrated after Virgin Media deployed their 300Mbps cable (DOCSIS) broadband network into the area, have faced a long and uncertain wait after the project appeared to stall. But progress is finally being made.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

10th January, 2017 - 8:29 am (16 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk can today confirm that the first Internet piracy warning letters (aka – “subscriber alerts” or “educational emails“) will this month begin to be sent by all of the biggest broadband ISPs. The “alerts” will be issued to those users who are suspected of engaging in online copyright infringement.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th January, 2017 - 10:44 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today confirmed that their Virgin Mobile network in the United Kingdom will, as part of a new 5-year agreement, continue to harness EE’s (BT) Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform in order to deliver 3G and 4G based mobile services.

Editors Choice of the UK Best Broadband ISPs

9th January, 2017 - 1:56 am (9 Comments)

Choosing a new broadband ISP is harder than picking a supplier for Gas or Electricity, not least because the quality of service and performance can vary hugely depending upon where you live and which provider you pick. But with any luck our annual editors pick might help to simplify the options.

router_broadband_kit

3rd January, 2017 - 1:03 am (7 Comments)

One of the unseen costs of running a modern Home Broadband connection stems from its impact on your electricity bill, not least the price of keeping your Internet router or modem device switched-on around the clock. We take a closer look at the costs of running such hardware.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

29th December, 2016 - 2:24 am (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has informed ISPreview.co.uk that 25.76 million devices (e.g. Internet-connected TVs, Tablets and Smartphones) were used across 4,952,236 active broadband connections via their network during Christmas Day (up 8% on 2015), which occurred between 5pm and 10pm.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

29th December, 2016 - 1:18 am (0 Comments)

Netflix UK’s most recent ISP Speed Index update, which measures the popular Internet Movie and TV service’s video streaming performance on different broadband providers, has one again named Virgin Media as the fastest provider for their service in 2016; but it’s not that important to be top.

customer service and support UK complaints

20th December, 2016 - 10:11 am (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published their Q3 2016 consumer complaints study, which reports that the total volume of fixed line Broadband, Phone and Pay TV complaints in the UK has increased, while Mobile gripes declined. Sadly BT came out as the biggest magnet for broadband gripes.

Coaxial Copper Cables

19th December, 2016 - 1:19 pm (2 Comments)

A new IHS Markit report from the EU cable (DOCSIS) trade association, Cable Europe, has praised Virgin Media’s (Liberty Global) £3bn network expansion for helping the United Kingdom to come second from top in terms of being the largest EU cable market by revenue (generating £3.4bn (€4bn)).

united kingdom map

16th December, 2016 - 10:52 am (12 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual Connected Nations 2016 report, which confirms that 89% of UK premises are now within reach of a fixed line superfast broadband service (up from 83% in 2015), with take-up hitting 31% (up from 27%). But only 1.7% (498K premises) can get “full fibre” (FTTP/H).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

12th December, 2016 - 4:59 pm (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has tended to pride themselves on offering premium unlimited broadband packages with speeds of between 50Mbps and 300Mbps, but a new report suggest that they may be planning to launch a cheaper budget option (aka – “Project Prosecco“).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th December, 2016 - 6:56 am (39 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has sharply cut the price of their standalone (solus) 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 200Mbps ultrafast broadband packages for the first 12 months of service, which returns them to the same attractively low level that they briefly held during the Black Friday event.

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

6th December, 2016 - 8:46 am (5 Comments)

The Chief Strategy Officer for CableLabs, Ike Elliott, has revealed that the first trials of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could eventually be deployed by Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based cable networks like Virgin Media, will begin next year.

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