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18th June, 2016 - 1:12 am (8 Comments)

The first half of 2016 has seen average broadband speeds rise as consumers increasingly switch to faster services, with Virgin Media delivering the fastest average broadband download speeds and Zen Internet coming top for uploads. Meanwhile EE remains the king for Mobile Broadband.

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17th June, 2016 - 1:45 pm (13 Comments)

One of our readers, Mike, has today informed ISPreview.co.uk that cable operator Virgin Media appears to have quietly introduced a new range of 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 200Mbps broadband packages, all of which feature a 50GB (GigaByte) monthly data usage allowance.

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17th June, 2016 - 8:37 am (12 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Cityfibre have complained that a change to the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) business rates (charges) for their network assets (e.g. any fibre optic cables that they put into the ground) is hitting them with a massive Fibre Tax hike.

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15th June, 2016 - 12:50 pm (4 Comments)

Earlier this month reports claimed (here) that cable operator Virgin Media were on the verge of announcing a major expansion of their 300Mbps broadband and TV network into parts of North Swindon (Wiltshire), where a state aid supported wireless network is deploying, and it’s now been confirmed that 7,000 premises will benefit.

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14th June, 2016 - 12:29 pm (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has mirrored BT’s move from earlier this year (here) by signing a new partnership deal with the Home Builder’s Federation (HBF), which should make it easier to ensure that new build homes in England and Wales are prepared for the operator’s 300Mbps coax and fibre optic broadband network.

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8th June, 2016 - 5:40 pm (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has revealed that some 45,000 homes and businesses in Chester (Cheshire, England) and 24,000 in Wrexham (North Wales) will be among the next to gain access to their ‘up to’ 300Mbps broadband and TV bundles, which is part of their on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion.

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7th June, 2016 - 4:40 pm (3 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s mobile tariffs have been told to expect a price rise of 1.6% from 1st July 2016, which they say is in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation announced in April when the figure was at its highest (it’s back to 1.3% now) and there are a few other increases too.

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7th June, 2016 - 1:36 am (0 Comments)

The Cambridge-based John Henry Group (JHG), which helps to build new telecoms and fibre optic broadband infrastructure for operators like Virgin Media and BT, has won a £23.3 million investment from independent private equity company Growth Capital Partners (GCP).

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3rd June, 2016 - 1:17 pm (5 Comments)

The already complicated situation in North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) just became even more interesting after Virgin Media appeared to indicate that its ultrafast (up to 300Mbps) cable and fibre optic broadband network would also be expanding into additional parts of the area.

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23rd May, 2016 - 11:07 am (12 Comments)

Earlier this year Virgin Media launched the “Supercharging Local Communities” initiative to help promote their on-going Project Lighting network expansion by finding and deploying to the top 10 communities where demand for their ultrafast broadband service was strongest. Today we can reveal the winners.

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19th May, 2016 - 9:35 am (29 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re currently trialling faster upload speeds amongst a few existing broadband customers on their network.

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17th May, 2016 - 8:12 am (14 Comments)

Nokia Bell Labs claims to have delivered a “world first” by demonstrating a prototype of their new XG-CABLE technology, which can achieve full duplex speeds of 10Gbps upstream and downstream simultaneously on Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) cable operators like Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

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13th May, 2016 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has announced that nearly 1,500 businesses in 125 buildings located inside the Leeds City Centre area will gain access to their symmetric 100Mbps or faster broadband service, thanks to the operator’s on-going network expansion.

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11th May, 2016 - 8:00 am (2 Comments)

The CEO of Liberty Global, which owns cable operator Virgin Media in the United Kingdom, has joined French telecoms firm Illiad SA (here) by indicating that they too would have an interest in O2 (Telefonica UK) if the operator suddenly came up for sale again.

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