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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 (28 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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10th May, 2016 - 7:44 am (7 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has released its latest results (Q1 2016 calendar) and revealed that they added +70,400 broadband subscribers in the quarter to make for a total of 4,765,300 (up from the +69K added in Q4 2015) and the reach of their network is continuing to expand.

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4th May, 2016 - 8:12 am (0 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has landed itself in hot water again after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) was forced to ban three of their TV adverts for making “misleading” BTInfinity (FTTC) “fibre broadband” quality claims versus rival UK ISPs Sky Broadband and Virgin Media.

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2nd May, 2016 - 9:39 am (13 Comments)

Sometimes being a major builder of new fibre optic infrastructure means upsetting the locals with civil works and today it’s Virgin Media’s turn to take some flak, which has seen local York councillor Mark Warters criticise the operator for conducting “disruptive and shoddy” reinstatement work.

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27th April, 2016 - 11:45 am (25 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has announced that their on-going £3bn “Project Lightning” network expansion will work to ensure that “at least a quarter” of the additional 4 million UK premises being reached by 2020 2019 are to be connected using ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology.

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25th April, 2016 - 1:51 pm (6 Comments)

Approximately 900,000 of Virgin Media’s existing customers, specifically those who take a triple-play bundle of broadband, phone and TV that includes the Sky Sports or Sky Movies content, look set to face a monthly price increase of between £1 and £2.50 on their bills.

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15th April, 2016 - 12:01 am (14 Comments)

Internet provider BT has today replaced their old Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) based 38Mbps BTInfinity 1 broadband service with a new up to 52Mbps package speed, which they brag is “a faster standard fibre service” than you can get from Sky Broadband, TalkTalk or Virgin Media.

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13th April, 2016 - 1:48 pm (18 Comments)

Campaigners in the residential suburb of Middleton (Leeds) are celebrating a second victory after Virgin Media deployed their 300Mbps cable (DOCSIS) broadband network into part of the area, which follows several years after a separate campaign encouraged BT to upgrade a local street cabinet.

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7th April, 2016 - 7:42 am (0 Comments)

Reports indicate that Virgin Media and Sky (Sky Broadband) could both sign significant mobile network capacity deals with Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings), which is dependent upon whether or not the European Commission approves the proposed merger with O2 UK (Telefonica).

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6th April, 2016 - 1:56 pm (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business (Liberty Global) has for the first time allowed its 50Mbps to 300Mbps broadband and phone packages, which are aimed at small businesses, to be resold through third party providers via their indirect partner channel.

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