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Virgin Media UK Build FTTP to 6500 Premises in Gainsborough

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 (3:42 pm) - Score 1,180
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Cable ISP Virgin Media has today announced that their on-going “Project Lightning” expansion has just completed deployment of a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 6,500 extra premises in Gainsborough (Lincolnshire), which will give locals access to broadband speeds of 516Mbps.

Hugh Woolford, Virgin Media’s Regional Director for the Midlands, said: “We are delighted to have completed our expansion works in Gainsborough. The local residents and businesses can now benefit from the boost in connectivity that our ultrafast broadband provides, and better connectivity means better streaming, downloading, playing, working and browsing.

The Project Lightning build ultimately aims to add an additional 3-4 million premises to their UK coverage (so far they’ve completed around 2 million) using a mix of FTTP via Radio Frequency Over Glass (RFoG) and Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) technology. Both methods make use of the DOCSIS standard so as to harness the same consumer hardware.

On top of that VM recently started to rollout their new DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade (here), which by the end of 2021 aims to have boosted their top broadband download speeds to 1Gbps+ across the United Kingdom (currently live around Southampton, Greater Manchester and Reading).

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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6 Responses
  1. anonymous says:

    any chance of moving south of lincoln not north?

  2. Dan Spurr says:

    Or finally connecting the appartment complex in lincoln centre that has coxial to all 90 of it’s flats.

  3. The Facts says:

    Is this using microduct for fibre?

    1. CarlT says:

      Naturally.

  4. Peter Sharp says:

    Or cabling my street in Derbyshire as promised 3 years ago?

  5. John Tooley says:

    They only focused on the town centre and up the hills area. Shame they didn’t decide to venture to the edges of Gainsborough where we suffer from an extremely poor broadband performance. They would probably have a greater take up from people in these areas.

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